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Posted: 3/25/2006 8:48:04 PM EST
How can I get a basic 20" A2 rifle in .308?

I prefer a standard A2 front sight and normal handguard (not a 4-sided weaver-everywhere robot handguard), and also a smooth-profile barrel with no "cutouts".

Does it have to be a flat-top with a detachable carry-handle?

If I really had my druthers, it'd be 18", not 20", but that seems unlikely in today's market?

16" is just too short for the cartridge isn't it?

Link Posted: 3/25/2006 8:50:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/25/2006 8:55:06 PM EST by TheTracker]
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 8:51:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By TheTracker:
Armalite, or Bushy

Link Posted: 3/25/2006 8:59:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By TheTracker:
Armalite, or Bushy

Quite true Bushmaster stopped making them but still there are a lot of them for sale.
I'm sure they made a "20 barrel one
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 9:04:38 PM EST
I thought they only made a flatop. I don't recall ever seeing any A2 versions.
Pic whore opportunity.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 9:09:15 PM EST

Link Posted: 3/25/2006 9:12:28 PM EST
Did that come shipped form bushmaster like that, minus scope and bipod of course?
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 9:15:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/25/2006 9:18:28 PM EST by twonami]

Originally Posted By TheTracker:
Did that come shipped form bushmaster like that, minus scope and bipod of course?

Yes, it had the plastic handguards.
I threw on the YHM but I had to modify them a tiny bit to make them fit properly, no big deal and they are very solid.
here's the before pic
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 9:25:38 PM EST
very sweet setup,

and to the original poster impactguns has on there site a Bushmaster 308 A2 with a "20 barrel
instock they have it listed !
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:41:25 AM EST
ArmaLite of course,

Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:26:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By demusn1979:
ArmaLite of course,



Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:20:40 AM EST
Thanks for the replies.

If I buy a flattop, and have both scope and iron sight systems, is accuracy and zero completely preseved when switching between the two systems, or must the rifle be re-zeroed every time I switch?


Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:44:22 AM EST
Yes go with the flat top,any good throw lever optic mount will repeat zero.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 12:24:34 PM EST
A2 bushmaster, 20" who needs a scope? at 100yds. Ican hit golf balls, vision corrected.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 12:48:38 PM EST
Woo Hoo for you,next time I go hunting golf balls I will contact you.
I like good optics!
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 12:56:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 12:58:53 PM EST by bootstrap]
I think they were golf balls. I was at the golf course.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:17:26 PM EST
Dustin,at Dpms,said they are coming out with one.
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