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Posted: 8/27/2004 5:27:39 AM EDT
I am about to purchase a new Bushmaster upper to mate to a Colt Match Target Competition.

Should I buy a complete upper (w/ bolt and charging handle) or may I use my Colt bolt? What kind of headspacing issues are we looking at?
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:37:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 5:37:58 AM EDT by markm]
If the colt is relatively new (not a lot of wear on it, like 15 thousand rounds), you're good to go.

I do the same thing to keep the wear off of my COLT barrels.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:38:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 7:14:23 AM EDT by Bklyn_Irish]
That barrel has well below 15000 rounds through it. I am wondering if $135 is a good enough reason to just go with a new bolt. I like the Bushmaster upper and will likely have them hang a Phantom flash suppressor on it.

How about pin sizes? Why would I want M4 handguards?

Will a 14.5" Bushmaster M4 upper with a Phantom suppressor accept the M7 or M9 bayonet?
Do I need one? No. Do I want one because I was told I couldn't have one before? You bet your sweet ass.

One thing is for sure...Bushmaster's accountants must be salivating right now.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:22:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 4:28:07 PM EDT by Bklyn_Irish]
Took the plunge...

1 YHM-29 Phantom Flash Suppressor Installation: Installed $34.95 $34.95
1 1005-087-8988-PK Fiberite Six Position Telescoping Stock Assembly $99.95 $99.95
1 BURA3B 14.5M4 14.5in Pre Ban M4 Upper Receiver Model: A3 No Carry Handle $555.00 $555.00 M4 Type Handguard: Yes

Now I need to find a use for my 20" HBAR flat top...
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