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Posted: 1/5/2005 5:59:37 PM EDT
I am attempting to buy a new Bushmaster carbine. None to be had in the local area and my gun dealer stated that when he contacted Bushmaster directly they stated that its taking approximately six weeks to fill orders.
Link Posted: 1/5/2005 6:03:53 PM EDT
I ordered a M4A3 from bushmaster and It took 7 weeks to the day. It was worth the wait for sure.



-Matt
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 7:18:21 PM EDT
Had my HBAR replaced with 20" gov profile, 1 in 7. Took them about 3 weeks (they set expectation of 6-8wks).
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 7:21:04 PM EDT
8 weeks for 11.5" SBR upper... Worth the wait.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:00:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2005 8:24:41 AM EDT by Spectre1]
I've had two complete weapons on order since 10/06/04.

Still waiting...
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:01:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:10:21 AM EDT
Build it.

Much more fun.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:33:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:36:10 AM EDT
My M4 upper took just under 5 weeks.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 4:26:54 AM EDT
Hey Verk, my brother purchased a no-ban Bushy M4A2 from Academy about three weeks ago for $799 ($863 out the door). I don't know where in Texas you live, but give Academy a try. I've seen no-ban Bushys at Academys in Humble, the Woodlands, and Lufkin. While your there you can also pick up some Butler Creek Hot Lips 25rd mags for your 10-22 for $19.95. These are truely heady days we live in.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:02:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mattdawg:
I ordered a M4A3 from bushmaster and It took 7 weeks to the day. It was worth the wait for sure.



-Matt



I know it will be worth the wait. Since I ordered my 16 inch carbine with a A2 upper and a bird cage flash suppressor I was told this week that its going to take 8-10 weeks as opposed to 6 weeks I was quoted. I thought the hot ticket item was the carbines with the A3 uppers and that maybe I could get a A2 a little quicker. Turns out to be just the opposite. Go figure.

Anyway, I will prepare for a 10 week wait and hope that it comes in earlier. Thanks to everyone who provided inputs and encouragement.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:05:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Good thing you ordered complete rifles.


Ive been promised my three lowers next NEVER.



I've been in search of Bushy lowers as well. No luck.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:06:45 AM EDT
I ordered a Bushmaster M4A3 from AIM on November 3rd. The last time I called, they said the wait was about 14-16 weeks.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:13:41 AM EDT
I have been wondering about the quality controls as of late. I ordered one but all the ones that have come in as of late are piss poor when it comes to match up. The upppers are almost jet black and the lowers have been gray. Sure it may work, but Bushie can or at least used to do better.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 10:24:52 AM EDT
I'm sitting on 8 weeks for a gov't profile 20" barrel.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 11:29:14 AM EDT
ordered a lower oct-2004 still waiting
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:25:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2005 12:26:42 PM EDT by gvidon212]
I would work with local dealers for complete rifles. I was on the market for an M4A3 and put the word in with a reliable FFL around my town. I had the rifle in less then two weeks. Granted there was some luck involved, however it seems to be the local guys that have a trickle of rilfles coming in.

eddited to add:

It is well worth the wait. My rifle shoots like a champ and is well put together and looks good. Bushmaster is doing its best in a market where demand surpasses supply by a long shot:)
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:41:38 PM EDT
Buy a complete upper and lower, less wait, save lotsa $$'s. See the build it yourself forum here
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 1:08:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 1:46:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By bigkracka:
Buy a complete upper and lower, less wait, save lotsa $$'s. See the build it yourself forum here




Have you TRIED ordering a lower lately?

Got a Mega recently, no problems.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 2:31:32 PM EDT
Damn. I just ordered a Bushmaster 20" govt barrel.

I don't need it right away. In fact I was thinking about holding off until next month. But I guess I am in for a wait now.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 2:45:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigkracka:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By bigkracka:
Buy a complete upper and lower, less wait, save lotsa $$'s. See the build it yourself forum here




Have you TRIED ordering a lower lately?

Got a Mega recently, no problems.


He was referring to a Bushmaster lower.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 11:13:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rat-ta-tat-tat:
I'm sitting on 8 weeks for a gov't profile 20" barrel.



+1

Ordered same on Oct 6th. Still waiting...
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 12:43:29 AM EDT
OR....instead of waiting go to a big gunshow and pick from the displays. Thats what I'm doing next time.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 3:56:30 PM EDT
Well...I guess I got really lucky. I purchased an M4A3 Bushmaster from a local dealer at a gun show yesterday. Paid around 875 tax and all. It had the removable carry handle and a 14.5 barrell with lug and flash hider. He also threw in an extra 30 rd mag. This is my first AR and I am learning a lot from this sight.

AR Newbie
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:34:55 PM EDT
Sounds like you got a very good deal there john, congrats.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:35:50 PM EDT
You should have bought some Lottery tickets while you were out.

Congratulations on your excellent purchase!
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:38:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 7:01:47 PM EDT by AFSilverado]
I happened to run across a complete lower at the local gun store so needless to say I snagged it. They also had just gotten in a used Bushmaster lower with a Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf upper. But I could only afford the lower oh well one of these days I'll pick me up a .50 Beowulf upper.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:44:33 PM EDT
Two Lowers on order since November....will not ship till 1/31.....MAYBE?!?!?!
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 7:20:23 PM EDT
Sounds like some real horror stories with the wait. That wasn't my experience at at (3 wks)
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 7:41:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rdblan2:
I ordered a Bushmaster M4A3 from AIM on November 3rd. The last time I called, they said the wait was about 14-16 weeks.



I ordered a 16" Bushmaster A3 from AIM in early December. I was told that it would shop late January
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 7:48:05 AM EDT
I have two barrels on order right now also. I ask the same question about two week ago on this board and was told to stop whinning. I not saying that to you, I just thought it was rude of the person to say that. Probably because I don't have 2000 post like that loser. Not trying to take your thread over so it looks like we all have to wait for are stuff.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:04:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 603p:

Originally Posted By rdblan2:
I ordered a Bushmaster M4A3 from AIM on November 3rd. The last time I called, they said the wait was about 14-16 weeks.



I ordered a 16" Bushmaster A3 from AIM in early December. I was told that it would shop late January



Yeah, when I ordered mine, they told me about 8 or 10 weeks. Oh well, it will be here when it gets here. I have other toys till then. At least they're not rushing them out the door. Quality controls and all that I hope. It will be worth the wait.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:48:52 AM EDT
I was waiting 8 months for a AR10 lower from Bushmaster, than I bought an M4gery and the project got downgraded to my 3rd AR. Going to be wating a while more for that one.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:12:18 AM EDT
I ordered 2 Bushie lowers one week before the election. One came in within a few weeks, I'm still waiting on the 2nd. I had also ordered a B/C/G in Oct an I am still waiting on that. I will play with my other toys as I patiently wait.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 10:42:13 AM EDT
what about their parts ? I need to order a LPK....anybody ordered smal lpart from them recently..thanks

Link Posted: 1/10/2005 12:18:57 PM EDT
yup got a 37mm launcher today from them in about 1 wk
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 7:59:37 PM EDT
Update:

I called AIM today (like I do every Monday) to ask where I was in the wait for the Bushmaster M4A3. I was told they got about 15 rifles in late last week, and those were being used to fill orders they had received in September. WOW.
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