I have a chance to buy/trade for a Bushmaster DCM.
Heres the deal:
I have an Oly receiver with a Model 1 kit, 20" bbl., standard A2 post ban gun. Shoots well, never any problems. About 1000 rounds thru the gun.
He has a Bushmaster DCM, standard model, about 500 rounds thru the gun. He says that it fails to feed from time to time. I knew of the problems long before we discussed the trade.
I give him my gun and $500.00, this seems like a good deal to me. What do you guys think.
Is the FTF problem something that Bushmaster will fix? He uses the Bushmaster mags that came with the gun. I will user my Colt 20 rounder's.
Unless you plan to competively shoot, I would not trade for the Bushmaster DCM. Heck for 200 dollars more buy a postban model you like.
DCM rifles are nice, but the added weight just doesn't make sense if you are not in competition shooting.
The Marine competition M16 rifles are heavy suckers. Do you really think you need a 15-20lb rifle?
Save your money and build what you want.
Just my .02
This has been a common problem in the last 2 years - tight chambers. They told a bunch of our guys who had the same problem to shoot 1K rounds and if there is still a problem they would look at it. It seems that after 1K rounds the chamber wears in and the problem goes away. Not the best way to fix the problem, but it will likely fix over time.