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Posted: 6/11/2003 10:38:06 AM EDT
I was looking at Bushmaster's M17S Bullpup on their website. Does anybody have any experience with this rifle?
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 10:58:09 AM EDT
Fondle one first before buying. I can't get my cheekweld low enough to use the mediocre iron sights.

With the right optics on top it would be great (for me). I had to pass on it...
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 4:40:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 4:58:01 PM EDT
Nice rifle, Troy.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 5:04:31 PM EDT
Actually, the one on the bottom is mine.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 8:20:10 PM EDT
My M-17 is my favorite rifle, accurate, compact, and reliable. You can't go wrong with a Bushmaster, all their products are of the highest quality.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 8:48:39 PM EDT
Needs a foregrip with a tac-light.

Always wanted to make an "anime gun" out of one. Any of you watch Japanese stuff, the rifle I'm trying to re-create is the carbine from "Ghost in the Shell".

Link Posted: 6/11/2003 8:53:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 8:53:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 11:25:39 PM EDT
Troy....getting out of the PRK soon???? Come on over to Arizona. We are right next door and we really know how to PARTY!!!!!
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 11:41:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 12:04:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/12/2003 12:05:18 AM EDT by desertmoon]
COOL!!!!! Trust me, you will love it here...it is FREE. I reccommend that you get a supressor or something to celebrate your liberty. Hell...the M17....a nice new AR.....anything will do.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 5:57:11 AM EDT
Sounds like mostly positive responses. I thought the bullpup stock for the Mini 14 was pretty cool until I saw one. It didn't seem "solid" enough for me. I've heard that some bullpup designs have poor "feel" in the trigger due to the linkage that connects it all together. How does the M17 measure up?
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 7:02:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/12/2003 7:07:09 AM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 8:21:15 AM EDT

All dressed up.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 12:38:16 PM EDT
I'd love one, but for a lefty they are less than ideal.

I wonder if KKF can convert one?.....naaaah.
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 7:55:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/13/2003 7:58:21 PM EDT by Carbine_Man]
I bought one a couple of months ago and I love it. I have owned and sold one of nearly everything, and I only keep guns that I enjoy shooting. The M17S is a keeper.

The trigger on mine is a little heavy, but smooth and predicatable. I believe it gets better with use, since the trigger rod slides in a snug plastic channel in the lower/stock. I have fired AR-15's and AK's with much worse triggers than my M17S.

It is different from an AR. I think it compares very, very favorably to an AK, in that it's about the same weight as an AK loaded, but has truly superior ergonomics. And the weight is close to the chest, not in out your extended left hand. You can shoot it all day without getting tired.

Easy to clean, owing to the AR-180-type gas action. Much easier than an AK or AR-15. (I have owned an AK and have 2 AR-15's, so I speak from experience.)

Heads-up shooting, no tilting your head or scrunching your neck. I have an OKO on mine and it works great. Very comfortable. Low bore means no muzzle flip, and the 21.5" barrel gives the bystanders relatively little muzzle blast.

Not a target gun (although it seems quite accurate), but an outstanding close-quarters and plinking rifle.

- Carbine_Man
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