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Posted: 3/22/2006 5:35:54 AM EDT
i may buy my first AR today and am chosing between two A3's; Bushmaster and Olympic arms. I know bushmaster is trusted but the olympic arms comes with quad rails already. is it worth going for the olympic arms?
bushmaster: $960
olympic: $990

-thanks in advance
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 5:43:39 AM EDT
Bushmaster.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 5:46:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By QUIB:
Bushmaster.



+87
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 5:53:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:06:21 AM EDT
Bushmaster.

You can add on the quadrail later ... PLUS, you can get to choose your own type / brand of rail.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:06:29 AM EDT
wow, there seems to be a pretty stable consensus on the bushmaster. hmmmm.

let me ask a better question:

i want 16" barrel, flattop receiver w/ removable carry handle, colapsable stock, and would like quad rails (but i can do that later). What manufacturer and model do you guys reccommend?
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:17:01 AM EDT
The guys here on the board usually use the ABC as their first choice - Armalite, Bushmaster & Colt. This is the top of the food chain.

Next on the list in terms of popularity come Rock River Arms, Stag, Olympic Arms (not necessarily in that order). These are considered the "best value for money" brands.

Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:22:36 AM EDT
thanks for the info, i appreciate it!
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:30:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:35:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 6:37:25 AM EDT by YELLOWV]
$990 for an Oly with a rail is a ripoff. You can get one from atlanticfirearms.com for over $100 less. Still I would strongly recommend the Bushy although the price you got on the Bushy is high too. Here is the Bushy for $100 cheaper.
aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Bushmaster_Rifles.html
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:18:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By QbnSuperman:
i want 16" barrel, flattop receiver w/ removable carry handle, colapsable stock, and would like quad rails (but i can do that later). What manufacturer and model do you guys reccommend?



Colt 6920
Bushmaster Super-Light-Weight
Bushmaster Patrolman/16" M4 type (it's called the Patrolman in the LEO line the 16" M4 in the civi line)
Stag M4 type

Then add whatever rails you prefer.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:39:20 AM EDT
I would go with the Bushmaster.

For rails I would get Midwest Industries 2 piece
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:45:42 AM EDT
wow, you guys have been a great help. Hopefully soon I can be a proud AR owner along with you.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:31:01 AM EDT
just so everyone knows..i'm the proud owner of a smith & wesson m4 M&P15!!!!
http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson/upload/images/firearms/811000_spec_sm.jpg
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:39:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By QbnSuperman:
just so everyone knows..i'm the proud owner of a smith & wesson m4 M&P15!!!!
www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson/upload/images/firearms/811000_spec_sm.jpg



Cool, you're one of the first. That makes you a pioneer.

Now go out and shoot the thing and tell us how you like it!

Then head to Lakeland and take a training class or two.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:54:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 11:56:01 AM EDT by die-tryin]
Cool. Glad ya got what ya wanted.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:34:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:56:14 AM EDT
very nice
get out an shoot that thing an give us a range report
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