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Posted: 10/5/2001 2:44:58 PM EDT
hi all, i am going to a gun show this weekend and i was wanting some advice on a couple of guns. this is my sittuation, i want a very good and accurate ar15 for target and competition at the same time i also want to get a shorty upper that will make a good entry rifle. I have heard that the DPMS rifles have tighter chambers than bushmaster. Overall, which is the better rifle? thanks lojack
Link Posted: 10/5/2001 3:06:57 PM EDT
For an overall, simple answer: the DPMS is probably a better target rifle for accuracy, and you simply can't beat the Bushy in a shorty. Get a Bushy shorty rifle and a DPMS upeer, best of both worlds.
Link Posted: 10/5/2001 3:08:49 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/5/2001 3:09:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/5/2001 3:18:33 PM EDT
I 2nd ph119. Get a good lower with a really good trigger. Then a bushy shorty upper for entry, and a dpms 20" or 24" panther for extreme accuracy.
Link Posted: 10/5/2001 3:25:33 PM EDT
Lojack: For about the cost of a factory "target" rifle you can have one made by a well-known smith. Buy one lower with a good trigger and buy the upper(s) of your choice. HTH....SRM BTW....between the two, I'll take the Bushmaster
Link Posted: 10/5/2001 3:35:32 PM EDT
I too would go with a complete Bushmaster shorty. Then build a new upper for accuracy (match) shooting. Good luck !!
Link Posted: 10/5/2001 6:08:46 PM EDT
thanks for all the help. so i guess that a dpms upper will fit on a bushmaster lower then. would a cpms upper fit on a colt lower?
Link Posted: 10/5/2001 6:31:46 PM EDT
For my money I prefer DPMS. I've built some really nice DPMS weapons for around $500 bucks. My personal favorite AR currently is my fluted barrel DPMS. It's been the most accurate and reliable AR I've ever owned. For the money I say DPMS.
Link Posted: 10/5/2001 6:49:43 PM EDT
I will second hatebreed's opinion. I have been very pleased with DPMS.
Link Posted: 10/5/2001 7:03:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SRM: Lojack: For about the cost of a factory "target" rifle you can have one made by a well-known smith. Buy one lower with a good trigger and buy the upper(s) of your choice. HTH....SRM BTW....between the two, I'll take the Bushmaster
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For guaranteed happiness do what he said.
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 7:44:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By El_Kabong: DPMS rocks. Bushamster don't. Simple.
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LOL...OK. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 7:46:21 AM EDT
Haven't had any dealings with DPMS, but I love my Bushmaster. Never missed a beat.
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You've done it now Mike...Look out !!! [pyro] [flame] [flame] [flame]
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 9:11:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By El_Kabong: DPMS rocks. Bushamster don't. Simple.
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Obviously not enough experience with Bushmaster yet. They make the best product available out there.
Link Posted: 10/6/2001 12:02:26 PM EDT
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