One good, one not so good. To be expected in a new rifle design...
Yeah, that guy's obviously a credible reviewer - I think not.
Let's see, what's on his list of guns he will never buy again:
Smith & Wesson
Then his very quotable quote, "Every new gun I've bought or just fired in the past two years has been crap."
Yup, I would certainly believe everything that guy has to say
I think he is credible. He has a rifle that has issues. A new, expensive rifle. I don't blame him for being pissed, and most of us have been there with a manufacturer. He is merely venting a bit, I suspect.
I would be amazed to NOT see any bad BAR-10 reviews. This is probably the first one I've seen with real issues.
Hell, at this point, I bet a "do you trust your BAR-10" poll would still beat the AR-10's dismal 40% "NO" votes
Have I ever thanked you for starting that thread?
Yep, I was going to keep my 3 good 100% functioning AR-10 factory mags with the idea of picking up another -10 down the road, but the 20 rd mags Aimless had previously bought off the board were total dogmeat, so I ended up selling them to him as well so he would have known good mags with the gun.
As much as I love the M1A, I readily admit the AR ergonomics are tops.
I still have my eye on a light barreled 20" A4, but the new Bushie threw a monkey wrench in the mix. I have not had the chance to handle a new AR10 so configured, but have looked at a Bushie 10, and like what I see.
I didn't consider Rich Lucibella's gas problem serious, as he quickly sorted it out. Kind of up there with guys having problems with their ArmaLite's adjustable gas block. Yes, it would have been more serious with a novice shooter with no idea how to fix it.
The poll may mean less than nothing to you, but it had an impact with other folks, especially those with AR10s still running less than 100%, or those considering an AR-10 purchase. Like it or not, the AR-10 has a reputation for less than perfect reliability.
Rich's problem was loose screws that held on his rail gas block. He tightened the screws and no more problem. He wound up buying that T&E gun he liked it so much!
When this happens to ArmaLite owners who can't figure out that their gas blocks are supposed to be adjustable, it is explained away as a simple fix. Why a "hard stoppage" when it's a Bushmaster?
I don't know how the guy at BattleRifles.com's front sight is attached. He didn't specify a rail gas block or full front sight - and if a full front sight, I don't know if those are pinned on like most AR-15's or held on with set screws like the rail gas blocks. If he has a Flat Top and is using BUIS, then yet another possible source of problems.
So, the TRUTH is, this may or may not be a "...similar front gas block issue."
I wish we knew more.
No, just the point.