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Posted: 8/10/2005 8:58:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 8:59:11 AM EDT by Niner]
I have been wanting an AR-15 style rifle and decided I want a varminter version to keep the prairie dogs at bay. However, I have always heard good things about the RRA trigger and I want 6 position stock. Unfortunately, neither Bushmaster or RRA has a varminter with the adjustable stock. I have been thinking of getting the

RRA Complete Lower Half / National Match Trigger / 6-Position Tactical CAR Stock

I was also wanting a fluted barrel, and so I am looking at Bushmaster Varminter Upper Receiver

This will be my first AR. I am not sure if this should be in the general or build it your self section. But if I get a complete upper and lower, what else would I need. I assume the two would be compatible.


should I just pick a factory model (Bushmaster or RRA) if I should do this? Which in y'all's OPINIONs is better? I realize this is a subjective question but I would like to know opinions and reasons for these opinions. Thank you
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 9:14:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 9:14:53 AM EDT
My first AR was the Bushmaster Varminter. It is absolutely AWESOME ! Extremely accurate. Two stage trigger, fluted barrel, hogue grip. You will not be dissapointed with the Bushmaster Varminter. All you will need is a harris bipod and scope. You can always change out the stock if you don't like the standard.

Good Luck.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 9:16:01 AM EDT
how difficult is it to change the stock?
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 9:17:53 AM EDT
I changed the stock on my m4a3 with a Magpul M93b. It's not too bad at all. Just be carefull removing the stock because it has a couple springs that can possibly go flying : )
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 10:12:40 AM EDT
any special tools required? I know this is probably somewhere in the forum, I am just too lazy to look it up, actually don't have the time right now since I am at work, I also wanted to bump it BTT :D
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:42:38 AM EDT
to remove the original stock you need a screwdriver. and to to put the new one on .. well that depends what you get.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:48:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By avengeusa:
just buy the bushy and change the stock...

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:02:47 PM EDT
screwdriver? where can I get one of those?

j/k I may be a noob to Ar15s but I got plenty screwdrivers. thanks for the info guys.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 1:00:28 PM EDT
no problem. any time.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 8:35:43 AM EDT
another question, why isn't the varminter barrel chrome-lined like other barrels? and does it really matter?
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 8:59:22 AM EDT
ARFCOM lore states that chrome lining will decrease accuracy slightly.

Originally Posted By Niner:
another question, why isn't the varminter barrel chrome-lined like other barrels? and does it really matter?

Link Posted: 8/11/2005 9:37:53 AM EDT
A Bushmaster complete upper costs 725.00 . You can get the whole rifle for a little over 1,000.00 if you buy online. So I think you would be better off getting the complete rifle. You will get a match trigger and a bolt that is matched to the barrel for precise headspace. The barrel is not chrome lined but it is 4150 steel. I have one, very accurate well made rifle.
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