"The Bushmaster is known as a cheap gun"

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    Quote Originally Posted by acparmed
    I don't understand how Eric Haney could come up with such tripe.

    Haney is THE REAL DEAL when it comes to a Special Forces resume'. This guy is one of the founding members of Delta Force.

    I guess that after the Army he doesn't have a way to make enough money except to go on CNN and state what he knows is a lie, to be the truth. What in the hell happened to his integrity? I don't get it.
    Take it from someone who has given a few media interviews - you often don't read anything remotely like what you actually said when the journalist is done with your words.

    What Haney said and what CNN reported are likely quite different.

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    The big 4, before the new crowd, (Oly, DPMS, Bushy & Colt) all had various pains. Bushy had a period where they couldn't tap the front sight tripod straight- canted blades. If you can look over a particular piece, you should not have any problems.

    I despise Colt for their non-Mil-spec adaptations. If I wanted to be forced into buying proprietary parts, I'd buy an AUG.

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    I will give the sergeant major the respect that an "operator" is due.....BUT..... his theory's are (IMHO) flawed. Hopefully he was misquoted. ----

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    In my experience I've shot and seen several non-Colt AR's that have had various issues.

    I've never owned a Bushmaster but I've seen ones owned by associates have troubles.

    I've also owned a total of 3, two currently owned, Colt AR's that have zero peoblems. Not that I'm saying all Colts are 100% perfect nothing man made is.

    BTW- Not one semi-auto AR has all true mil-spec parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enigmaone
    I have a 16in Bushmaster have had excellent results with it.
    and i didn't have to spend a fortune for NAMED ar-15.
    +1. I don't have mine anymore, but it was extremely reliable and held 1moa on store bought ammo. But accessorizing the little booger was not cheap! OUCHIMAMA........
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Why I don't like the Bushy?
    The parts are made sturdy enough, but its the fit and finish that I find lacking.
    It's not really that I think Bushmaster makes a poor product... but I just think other makers make better ones.

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    Bushmaster is arguably the most Pro 2A ,large scale firearms manufacturer in America today! Even if Colts rifles are a little nicer (which I doubt),I still would not buy one!
    Last edited by roadrash; March 24th, 2006 at 07:42 PM.

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    Here's what I don't like: Extractors not working period, multiple shots per one pull of the trigger, collapsable stocks that collapse when they're not supposed to, barrels not torqued down tightly enough, broken bolt, bolt carriers that are slightly bent/curved and improperly staked, read loose, bolt carrier keys.
    All of the above experienced by me or close friends with non-Colt AR's that were bought new. The brands featured in these escapades are: EagleArms(Now Armalite), Bushmaster, Prof. Ord. Carbon-15(Now produced by Bushmaster) and Patriot Arms/Patriot Pistol(AR type).

    That's why I buy Colt. Again not saying Colt is 100% perfect but 3 for 3 Colt's that worked fine and being 3 for 3 in owning non-Colt guns that had trouble and seing troubles of friends rifles well.........

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    Never had an issue with my BM M4gery. Never had an issue with my RRA Varmint mated with Superior Arms lower.
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    If I'm not mistaken hasn't bushmaster won the colt ar15 challange a few times in the recent past??? Anyway I love mine, accurate and reliable.

    "That one was rubber, The next one is live"

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    Never had a bit of trouble with any BM that I've ever owned nor have any of the guys I know. Where I'm from, BM is the standard. ALL of the SWAT guys use them, all of the competition shooters...

    Other than on internet firearms boards, I've never even HEARD of a problem with a Bushmaster AR.

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    darn when i saw that article i was so happy. Thought that bushies were on sale and was immediatly ready to buy one. Oh well, going to buy one anyway, just have to wait a bit longer.
    "In those days, there was a lot more respect for other people and it showed in peoples values.... Today the word value means nothing more than something you get on the $1 menu at McDonald's." -BARK'N

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    I loveeeee My M-4. Bushmaster all the way!!!

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