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    Bushmaster or DPMS

    I am looking to buy an M4. My job uses Bushmaster. I shoot it well. They had some extraction problems, but the "o" rings were replaced and it seems to have corrected the problem.

    I have heard that DMPS is more reliable. Before I make any purchases I wanted to see what the members of the forum thought.

    It would be to add to the home defense weapons already in place, Remington 870 and various handguns.

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    Both make fine rifles, and I don't think you'd be far wrong going with either. RRA is in a similar price range, IIRC, and they also make a nice rifle.

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    I'd probably opt for an rra if I found a good deal on one. Mine is a Bushmaster and runs just fine, no problems yet.

    Any of them should be ok, I'd go with whatever the best deal in your area is.
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    As others have said, they all are good weapons, I own a DPMS and I would buy another. If need be that along with a HP should take care ofmost anything that comes up. So find the best deal and don't look back. Good luck.
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    Out of those two, I'd go with the Bushmaster.
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    I'd second that Sixto, Bushmaster is the one for me.If I was to pick out of all
    manufactures it would be not necessarily in this order.Aramlite,Bushmaster,Colt.The other two would be of good value and worth looking at if bushmaster wasn't avalible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Out of those two, I'd go with the Bushmaster.
    Me too. Although DPMS seems to be o.k. for the most part.
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    Older DPMS AR's are OK, slowly over the last few of years they have been having quality control issues, to the point that the owner of the gun store I use will have nothing to do with them anymore and will not recommend them. He is a store that he runs by him self, and is very knowledgeable of what is going on in the gun market. in other words, He knows his stuff. He does sell Bushmasters and likes them.
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    I've never had anything but Bushmasters. Customer service is excellent. I'm on my third one from them. I basically start out with two things on my AR-15's anyway.
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    I have both in 5.56/2.23 and they both run fine with zero problems. I also have a DPMS in .308 with zero problems.

    Buy used, when you can, save money. Many folks buy ARs, shoot them very little, and trade them off (at least around here).

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    Get a Rock River....great firearm less expensive than either of your options

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    I've had three Bushmasters and had zero problems. I'd heard mixed reviews on DPMS...we'll have to see what the "New Owners" do for the company. I got my first RRA a year ago. I can't say enough for how well the rifle is put together....and especially how accurate the thing is. My RRA is not an M4 version..it's the Predator Pursuit...but it's the most accurate factory AR I have ever seen or shot.

    Good Luck....Buy sooner rather than later.

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    I've had my DPMS for a couple years now. It's worked flawlessly for me. When I can carry it in -30 degree weather fox hunting and it performs without a hiccup, that says something...

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    Between those two I would also choose Bushmaster. For a similar price you may consider the S&W, Charles Daly, and ADS guns.

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