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Posted: 4/25/2001 9:03:39 AM EDT
I think I have decided on my first AR.  A Bushmaster shorty with A2 stock, 16" plain HB, and A3 flat top upper.  Any words of advice or dealer recommendations for eastern VA.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 9:15:02 AM EDT
Just a thought---did ya check out the limited edition rifle? can be found in its own forum....
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 9:28:46 AM EDT
I bought that model bushy 2 weeks ago. I love it. Had absolutely no problems.  
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 10:28:07 AM EDT
Cant' go wrong the Bushmaster. I have the Shorty for many years now and have no problems.

But if money is tight and you are not brand particular the AR15 Limited Edition rifle is also a good buy.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 11:32:01 AM EDT
I thought hard about the Limited Edition Rifle but I want the A2 stock and just a plain heavy barrel.  I also like the chrome barrel and chamber of the Bushmaster.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 11:35:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 2001:
I think I have decided on my first AR.  A Bushmaster shorty with A2 stock, 16" plain HB, and A3 flat top upper.  Any words of advice or dealer recommendations for eastern VA.

Thanks!
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I too just got one of these about two weeks ago. I am not complaining as I am already consistantly hitting milk jugs at 200 - 300 yards with iron sights; however, you might want to look at the Bushmaster 'Disapator'. It has a 16" barrel with full sight length.

Just a thought.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 12:07:42 PM EDT
I think the Bushmaster shorty flattop is a good choice.  I purchased a shorty with an a2 upper recently and have been very pleased.  Overall I think the flattop is a more versatile Ar.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 12:13:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SIX:
I too just got one of these about two weeks ago. I am not complaining as I am already consistantly hitting milk jugs at 200 - 300 yards with iron sights; however, you might want to look at the Bushmaster 'Disapator'. It has a 16" barrel with full sight length.

Just a thought.
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I was originally thinking about the Dissipater but then changed my mind.  Oh no, indecision again! LOL
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 12:13:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 1:55:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy:
Originally Posted By 2001:
I thought hard about the Limited Edition Rifle but I want the A2 stock and just a plain heavy barrel.  I also like the chrome barrel and chamber of the Bushmaster.
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Any particular reason for wanting the boat anchor barrel?  You won't give up any measurable accuracy with a LW barrel (like the 16" M4).  And since I assume that your rifle won't be used in full auto, you won't get much benefit.  Of course, if you're trying to build up your biceps and lats, that's something else.

-Troy
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What exactly is a M4 barrel?  I'm ignorant, sorry.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 2:02:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/25/2001 2:06:45 PM EDT by Kevin]
M4 type

[url]http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/barrel-assemblies/pbbl16m4.htm[/url]

HBAR

[url]http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/barrel-assemblies/pbbl16a.htm[/url]

Bushmaster is also doing a lightweight barrel now but that variant in an assembled rifle will probably be more expensive at first I bet.

[url]http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/barrel-assemblies/abbl16sla.htm[/url]

Link Posted: 4/25/2001 2:50:10 PM EDT
You did well buying a Bushmaster.  Pretty soon your next post will probably say, "Next AR".  Good to have you here, 2001.  [:)]

-RoadDog
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