Bushmaster AR-15 ???

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    Bushmaster AR-15 ???

    What do you guys think of the Bushmaster AR-15 ?

    Does $1250 seems reasonable (no accessories, 2 mags) ?

    Thanks
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    Which Bushmaster AR-15? They have a pretty wide selection.

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    Have you checked out the CMMG bargin bin? $599.95

    http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/...08238&cat=161&



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    I paid around $1100 for my bushmaster m4 but that was 4 years ago
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    Have a bushmaster..... had to make some tweeks on it, but it's a fine weapon.... not sure $1200 is reasonable though......
    Check here as well....
    AR15Pro.com: Where the Pros go for AR-15 Rifles and more

    I like the price of the CMMG, but those are the thin barrel and I don't recommend those. Go with the heavy barrel at least........
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    Thanks for the info, guys !!!
    Turns out it was a BM receiver and a cocktail of different parts.

    I told my friend not to buy it a that price.

    Appreciate the quick answers. You guys rock !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibesarcasm View Post
    I like the price of the CMMG, but those are the thin barrel and I don't recommend those. Go with the heavy barrel at least........
    Could you expand on this, please?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BAC View Post
    Could you expand on this, please?


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    Most ARs are manufactured with a choice of three barrel diameters.... usually depends on the manufacturer as to the model of each one....
    I don't remember the three precise sizes.....
    There is a thin barrel, a heavy barrel and a bull barrel. (as refered to by most gunsmiths)

    The thin barrel is usually turned down in a cpl places and most always has a 203 mount cut in the barrel. It will taper up to the size of the flash supessor. I'm not sure of the diam.

    Heavy is .735?, with no 203 mounts cut in the barrel, you can usually tell a heavy barrel because it will be the same size as the diam. of the flash suppressor. No thin cut down areas the entire length of the barrel.

    Last is the bull barrel at a full .935 ?? diam. Also will have no cut down areas the lenght of the barrel.
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    I found the profiles of the barrels...... and while they list a feather weight, and a light weight barrel, they are not commenly used by manufactures. Only the "gov" spec'ed barrel with the 203 mounts, the heavy barrel, and the bull barrel are the most common platforms for the AR. I personally don't like the smaller barrels that have the 203 mounts because its where the barrel overheats first....in the thin areas......
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    I just checked the pics and they don't show up well......
    Here is a site for the profile information.....
    AR15BARRELS.COM - Barrel Profiles
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfl View Post
    What do you guys think of the Bushmaster AR-15 ?

    Does $1250 seems reasonable (no accessories, 2 mags) ?

    Thanks
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    I'm glad you found that last link. You are aware that the barrel profile you referenced is a government profile (or patterned after the same), right? Not unlike the one on the M4 and M16?

    Anyway, why do you recommend against lightweight barrels?


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    Love my Bushmaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAC View Post
    I'm glad you found that last link. You are aware that the barrel profile you referenced is a government profile (or patterned after the same), right? Not unlike the one on the M4 and M16?

    Anyway, why do you recommend against lightweight barrels?


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