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Posted: 3/31/2001 7:29:07 PM EDT
I have a Ar15-SP1 but I'm getting to purchase a second AR and I've narrowed the choices to the Armalite Flat top carbine or the Bushmaster V Match carbine. I don't have any experience with either one of these rifles. My main concerns are a good trigger and ability to shoot good tight groups out of the box. Guns main use will be for coyotes and a backup for close shots on prarie dogs. Plan to put a Burris 4 x 12 compact on it. Any thoughts or oppinions from those of you who have used these would be greatly appreiciated.
Link Posted: 3/31/2001 7:40:54 PM EDT
Two of the best , you cant go wrong with either one. However the Bushmaster might be a hair cheaper in price.
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 6:32:30 AM EDT
I would definitly go with the Armalite. I have a M15A2c and love it. I don't think you can beat Aramalite's quality. Mike
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 6:33:40 AM EDT
Bushies are nice but tend to be a bit purple. You don't see it much in normal light. ArmaLites are more expensive but built better and in more really neat versions. maLiteI've got both but prefer the ArmaLite. And ArmaLite makes my favorite rifle, the AR-10!
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 7:36:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 8:19:56 AM EDT
...Bushmaster.
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 8:48:19 AM EDT
Flip a coin! Bushmaster and Armalite are two of the best! [:D] Milldude
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 9:16:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 9:27:34 AM EDT
I have both an Armalite 16" carbine and an Bushy 16" carbine. Both are things of beauty. I paid about $100 dollars more for my Armalite. The bushy although cheaper, came with a hard plastic case. You will not be dissapointed with either.
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 9:58:04 AM EDT
Uh, doesnt the Armalite have a bazaar-length handgaurd and non-spec proprietary upper/lower mating surfaces? Am I confused?
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 12:33:22 PM EDT
Yep, you're confused. It's colt that uses non-standard parts. The Colt trigger mech uses odd-sized pins. The ArmaLite carbine handguards are longer than the short ones everybody else uses. It makes the guns with 16 inch long carbine barrels loof the ok better. ArmaLite says it provides better gas powering than the short handguards (the gas port is too close to the chamber). They aren't bazaar. They look nice and you can grip them easier. I prefer them to the shorter handguards. The long barrel sticking out in front of the front sight looks bad.
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 12:35:36 PM EDT
I say Armalite. I've had a Colt. I own two Armalites. Other family members have Bushmasters. I say Armalite.
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 1:57:13 PM EDT
Don't have an Armalite, so have nothing good or bad to say about them. Have two Bushys, and love them. Can't go wrong with Bushmaster, IMHO.
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 2:06:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Milldude: Flip a coin! Bushmaster and Armalite are two of the best! [:D] Milldude
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Yeh what he said or buy both. [sniper]
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 2:31:39 PM EDT
Had Both, My .02: BUSHMASTER. Slightly less expensive and Quality is just as good or better. Plus that snake on the side is just Kewl! Hehe You can't go wrong with either.
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 3:02:40 PM EDT
I have 1 of each, and both are good. If you get the ARmalite, you can have cool green furniture. If you have the cash, go Armalite, or get the Bushy and add some cool accessories.
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 6:11:20 PM EDT
Thanks everyone for the help, this is my first time to use this site but it is definitely for the favorite list. Thanks again
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 6:43:29 PM EDT
I own an armalite and have shot the bushmaster Both are greatguns i did like the trigger on the bushmaster but think that the finish is better on the armalite either way you cant go erong either.
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 7:58:15 PM EDT
lockmaster, if you get the Bushy, and don't get the DCM, get their competition trigger kit. The standard Bushy trigger is Ok, but the two stage competition trigger takes 10 minutes to install and kicks ass. Now if Armalite offers match quality triggers on their standard rifles for the same price as a Bushy, I'd think seriously about buying one if it was my first AR. Have been more into CMP Garands lately, so not up to date on AR prices. Do your homework. Have fun.
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 8:06:38 PM EDT
when I got my bushmaster the wating list for a armalite was 6 to 9 weeks and bushmaster was only 2 to 4
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 8:17:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 8:33:26 PM EDT
BM CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST IN THE GUN INDUSTRY. I HAVE CALLED THEM WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT BM'S, COLTS AND ARMA'S AND THEY ALWAYS TAKE THE TIME TO HELP. I HAD TO WAIT 3 DAYS TO HERE BACK FROM ARMALITE ON THE LENGTH OF THE SITE RADIUS ON THEIR CARBINE. BTW IT IS 17.5"
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 9:01:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2001 9:01:51 PM EDT by oldeschool]
when I got my bushmaster the wating list for a armalite was 6 to 9 weeks and bushmaster was only 2 to 4
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Waiting list? WTF? Only time I had to wait for a Bushmaster was when I ordered a customized DCM. Only had to wait a week.
Link Posted: 4/2/2001 10:25:06 AM EDT
Have a Bushie and love it.[:)] Man that Arma-lite must be some rifle if it is superior in any way to a Bushie. Never shot one, but have fired the Colts. Still prefer my Bushie! [^]
Link Posted: 4/2/2001 11:04:37 AM EDT
Hey man, just be thankful that you even still can get "assault weapons". I would say that either weapon would be appropriate for the defense of the Constitution and Bill of Rights in a militia capacity.
Link Posted: 4/2/2001 5:05:45 PM EDT
I have a standard Armalite HBAR (M15A2) with a NM 2 stage trigger. Cost me another 130 bucks.
Link Posted: 4/2/2001 7:34:21 PM EDT
Hey man, just be thankful that you even still can get "assault weapons". I would say that either weapon would be appropriate for the defense of the Constitution and Bill of Rights in a militia capacity.
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All true. But, besides being appropriate for defending the Constitution, they are just plain shiteatin'grin FUN to shoot! What other reason should you really need? [;)]
Link Posted: 4/2/2001 8:12:51 PM EDT
should you get a bushmaster or an armalite? yes most definitely
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