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Posted: 9/11/2004 12:07:47 PM EDT


I'm still looking for a replacement for my M1A that I broke a while ago.

I liked it but it didn't have stellar accuracy, and it is damn hard to scope out anyway.

I saw one of those Bushmaster .308s today at a gunshow and they are AWESOME!

It scopes out easily and looks very heavy duty, fit and finish are excellent, and it is kind of lightweight.

What I need to know is 3 things:

1) How reliable are they
2)What MOA can I get from them
3)Where can I get one for real cheap

Or can I buy the upper and lower seperately?

If you have any experience at all with these rifles, let me know what you think, I need to know about them.

Thank­s.

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 12:09:38 PM EDT
Saw one on a web site from one of the gun shops in the area. I damn near drove up there and bought one. I'd be interested in reviews as well
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 12:12:33 PM EDT
Wait until they put all the bells and whisltes on it! Check out armalite's too...they have a sweet tactical one with that ARMS upper on it.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 12:23:34 PM EDT
Also they are not very cheap right now! They cost a helluva lot more than a AR-10 with out a chromed lined barrel. Eagle Arms AR-10 can be for under 1K and I think the BM is going for $1600 or so.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 12:38:01 PM EDT
I've handled one for a bit. they seem well made. They take FAL mags, a VERY convenient design.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 12:49:11 PM EDT
I got my hands on onw at a local fun shop. It felt like an excellent weapon.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 1:17:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ghostface:
Also they are not very cheap right now! They cost a helluva lot more than a AR-10 with out a chromed lined barrel. Eagle Arms AR-10 can be for under 1K and I think the BM is going for $1600 or so.



$1395 at www.fsguns.com/fsg_new_lg.html
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:03:47 PM EDT
Not many people have good things to say about it.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:08:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By whodges13:
Wait until they put all the bells and whisltes on it! Check out armalite's too...they have a sweet tactical one with that ARMS upper on it.



+1 But it ain't cheap. You do get what you pay for...
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:08:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:12:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1776:
Not many people have good things to say about it.



Have a link or are you just talking out of your ass again??
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:17:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DOA:

Originally Posted By 1776:
Not many people have good things to say about it.



Have a link or are you just talking out of your ass again??



Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:18:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ar50troll:

Originally Posted By DOA:

Originally Posted By 1776:
Not many people have good things to say about it.



Have a link or are you just talking out of your ass again??



www.bloviatinginanities.com/home/wcimino/public_html/ass001.jpg




That picture is SOOOOOOOO wrong
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:20:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By ar50troll:

Originally Posted By DOA:

Originally Posted By 1776:
Not many people have good things to say about it.



Have a link or are you just talking out of your ass again??



www.bloviatinginanities.com/home/wcimino/public_html/ass001.jpg




That picture is SOOOOOOOO wrong



Yet Soooo funny. Thanx for posting that.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:20:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DOA:

Originally Posted By 1776:
Not many people have good things to say about it.



Have a link or are you just talking out of your ass again??




Yup, thats the way to get something you want.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:20:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1776:
Not many people have good things to say about it.



If Bushmaster put it's name on it, I'm sure it's a good product. I found the one I handled (20" A3) to be a bit on the heavy side. But then again it's a 308 and not a 223. The barrel itself is heavy, I wonder if it could be fluted or narrowed at all.

That....and a post AWB Phantom with a closed bottom.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:32:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2004 2:33:12 PM EDT by 1776]

Originally Posted By Hokie:

Originally Posted By 1776:
Not many people have good things to say about it.



If Bushmaster put it's name on it, I'm sure it's a good product. I found the one I handled (20" A3) to be a bit on the heavy side. But then again it's a 308 and not a 223. The barrel itself is heavy, I wonder if it could be fluted or narrowed at all.

That....and a post AWB Phantom with a closed bottom.



The concerns I have read relate to the locking lugs being a weak design. Much higher pressures than a 223 with fewer and weaker lugs.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 3:00:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2004 3:01:52 PM EDT by TWHaz]
I was scoring for a guy who had a 308. It was made by Armalite I think.

It had a muzzle brake and removeable iron sights, green furniture, stainless barrel.

It shot well out to 500 yards as well as the 223 AR's.

It was punishing to be anywhere around him due to the shock wave from the muzzle brake.

It gave me a headache and I was behind him.

Answers to your questions.

1. His shot an 88 shot High Power Match without any problems

2.His shot MOA when he did his part.

3. You must be joking.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 3:14:07 PM EDT
They're wonderful guns. . . .no problems reported at all!!
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