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Posted: 1/9/2006 7:02:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 7:04:51 AM EST by mtn_cowboy]
I've been shooting for several years, and I have had my share of battle rifles, mostly in .308, but I've never actually owned an AR15. I decided to pick one up for fun shooting, possilbe 3 gun competition. I came across this one on Gunbroker just before it ended, and I picked it up for $825.00 shipped. I called the seller about the components before I bid and he gave me the rundown.


The base rifle is a Bushmaster XM15 E2S. It has a Bushmaster flip up front sight, an ARMS #40 rear flip up, a Bushmaster A3 detachable carry handle, a first Samco grip, Bushamaster front vertical grip, Bushmaster 4 rail split handguard, Steamlight Scorpion, and a laser that the seller said was made by either Steamlight or Laser Devices Inc. There's also about 10 mags and 300 rounds of ammo with it. I'm also getting all of the original equipment (I guess that's just the handguards and pistol grip).

The thing is; I know nothing about AR's or components. The only component I knew about was the Streamlight Scorpion, which I know is a decent light. Was this a good deal, or did I get ripped off? I'm thinking about removing some of the accessories and selling them. I don't need a laser or railed handguards, and I probably don't need a vertical grip. I just wanted something I could play with and learn the basics of the AR system with.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:17:22 AM EST
I think you did pretty good for a Bushmaster with all the extras. When you get it you need to get the muzzle threaded for a flash hider.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:23:39 AM EST
Sounds like a good deal to me
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:35:04 AM EST
Good deal...
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:54:06 AM EST
If the base rifle wasa Bushmaster XM15 E2S Modular Carbine, then it might have came with the YHM 4 Rail Forearm, Ergo grip and a different rear folding sight. I was under the impression they all came with a fluted barrel, and the ACE Skeleton stock as standard.

For the price, I think you did pretty good, it is a fine rifle.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:40:24 AM EST
Good deal.

Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:45:04 AM EST
What kind of flash hider would you recommend, and where's the cheapest place to get one?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:47:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By mtn_cowboy:
What kind of flash hider would you recommend, and where's the cheapest place to get one?

send the upper to adcofirearms to have the muzzle threaded and either phantom or vortex do a great job as a flash hider.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 9:13:56 AM EST
I paid $800 for my 20" SS Bushmaster A3 over 2 years ago. Sounds like a good deal to me.
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