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Posted: 11/7/2013 12:57:48 PM EST
looking at picking up a bushmaster 308 orc as a deer rifle/general purpose gun. I plan to free float it and a few other small changes. Those that own one, what kind of accuracy are you getting with what loads? Any problems you have had? How many rounds have been fired. I know its not a Larue or knights gun, but my paycheck is not on par with those either.
Link Posted: 11/7/2013 2:17:00 PM EST
Mine came with a DPMS 2 Stage trigger. I get 1.5-2 inch groups with FGGM, Barnes Vor-tx, and CMP match ammo. Federals Sierra Gameking loads are right at 2 inches at 100 Yards. It is stock. I intend to free float it if I can ever find a good deal on a tube or rail.
Link Posted: 11/15/2013 5:10:29 AM EST
Any others?
Link Posted: 11/15/2013 12:37:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/15/2013 12:42:55 PM EST by Its4]
I bought a Bushmaster MOE 308 mid-length with 16" barrel and modified it as follows:

Removed A2 front sight and rear MBUIS sight
Installed Sryac adj low profile gas block
Installed V-tac 12" free float hand guard
Installed drop-in Timney trigger
Installed Tubb precision flat-wire AR 10 buffer spring
Installed Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10 scope

My best 5-shot group @100yds was 5 holes touching each other. This was with Remington 168gr Matchking BTHP on a perfectly still day.

Results not as consistent with various commercial hunting cartriges of different weights. I would say groups are usually in the .5-2" range.

The rifle can shoot better than my capabilities.

EDIT: Here is a link to some pics: here

Link Posted: 12/12/2013 8:44:13 PM EST
My Bushmaster .308 ORC with Zeiss 3 X 9 Conquest scope and Hornady 155gr .308 TAP ammo off the bench will print three shot groups in the .688 of a inch range at 100 yards and slightly over a inch at 200 yards. Only mods I've done were the scope & Rock River one piece mount, MagPul furniture, a little trigger work on the stock trigger, and a Heavy CAR10 buffer and spring. This is a devastating Michigan Whitetail setup....
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 4:16:33 AM EST
I have a Bushy .308 ORC. Added Magpul mid-length handguard, Slash Heavy Buffer, SSA-E trigger and SWFA 1-6x24 scope. I am very pleased with the accuracy. Took a buck (DRT) this year with it. I did switch to the chrome bolt carrier.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 2:24:12 PM EST
Mine is really accurate too. Less than an inch at 100 yards. One nice feature of them is the 1-10" 4150 CMV barrel with chrome lined chamber and bore. It has a 16" heavy barrel which may contribute to the excellent accuracy.
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