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Posted: 11/2/2001 8:06:03 PM EST
My new gun tests magazine has good marks for the carbon-15. I thought these things were POS? Did they do something to improve these POS?
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 8:26:10 PM EST
The gun it's self is ok,not the best but it's a good shooter.

It's the damn bolt that WILL! crack every time.
I know a guy that got a and got him self a Bushmaster bolt for it and it runs fine.
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 8:37:39 PM EST
Gun Tests provides lots of good info, but just because they happen to get a good example of a particular gun doesn't mean you will. Be smart and give a wide berth to the dreaded Carbon-15, the chances you'd be sorry if you bought one is pretty damn high.
Link Posted: 11/3/2001 6:33:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By a2carbine:
I know a guy that got a and got him self a Bushmaster bolt for it and it runs fine.

I was under the impression that Carbon-15 parts are not interchangeable with an AR-15. Is this incorrect? What parts are interchangeable, if any?

Link Posted: 11/3/2001 12:40:12 PM EST
Any ads for Carbon15s in Gun Test?

Commercial magazines, to include American Rifleman rarely ever test a firearm they don't like.
Link Posted: 11/3/2001 1:27:30 PM EST
No ads for guns in GunTests.

Personally I read the same review, and I think I would have still picked the cheaper Bushmaster. I don't think the lighter gun is worth the increased price.

Gun Tests is a great source for gun review info, I think it is well worth the subscription price.
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 12:33:29 AM EST
My Carbon 15 type 97 has been a great gun thus far and reliable. I get about 2" grps @ 100yds with red dot optics. Guess I am just lucky. But I like my Bushmaster Xm15 W/20" barrel and AK muzzle brake the best because it is more accurate out to 300yds and feels more like it has some durability built into the Mil spec design. My wife perfers the Carbon 15, so I consider it to be Her gun.
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 12:48:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2001 12:45:45 PM EST by ARowner]
I don't trust what I read in Gun Tests magazine. They shoot one gun and try to do an honest review of it. If they just happened to get a factory lemon, the whole review is flawed. If they start testing a larger sample size than 1, I might read it.

I think this is a case of the writer's hearts being in the right place (honest reviews without the BS), but they are not doing it accurately (not that any other gun mag does). The best subscription I've ever had is Shotgun News.
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