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Posted: 8/24/2004 6:30:24 AM EDT

One good, one not so good. To be expected in a new rifle design...
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Link Posted: 8/24/2004 7:35:23 AM EDT

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:

.223 Bushmaster
.308 Bushmaster
Eagle Arms
Smith & Wesson
Springfield Armory
"...and others..."

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
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:03:03 AM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:05:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SHIVAN:
Nope. I heard they were perfect!!!!

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?
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Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:45:22 AM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 9:44:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SHIVAN:

Originally Posted By SP10:
This is probably the first one I've seen with real issues.

Really? gaijin provided the link to Rich Lucibella's rifle that had a hard stoppage due to similar front gas block issues. Luckily, Rich knows his way around an AR and was able to fix it. Some folks are not so lucky....

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.
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Link Posted: 8/24/2004 10:00:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SHIVAN:
Did I miss a post?

No, just the point.

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 10:15:32 AM EDT
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