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Posted: 11/8/2001 6:00:33 PM EDT
Wich one is better? Armalite Colt or Bushmaster?
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:01:33 PM EDT
Armalite.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:02:09 PM EDT
No, no, Bushmaster.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:03:11 PM EDT
No, no. Colt.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:05:51 PM EDT
LotBoy loves Colt.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:11:00 PM EDT
JUST BUY ONE!!!
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:26:26 PM EDT
It does'nt make much difference. Buy what you like and can afford. They all work and look good. True conniseurs tend to prefer Armalite, some of them even shoot them. The collecting types buy Colt, always looking at the $$ invested versus the possible future return. The shooting types on a budget end up with Bushmaster. I think most of them shoot them and if they get rid of them their returns are not bad! I'm joking, kind of! Just buy one.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:29:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:40:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By seb127:
It does'nt make much difference. Buy what you like and can afford. They all work and look good. True conniseurs tend to prefer Armalite, some of them even shoot them. The collecting types buy Colt, always looking at the $$ invested versus the possible future return. The shooting types on a budget end up with Bushmaster. I think most of them shoot them and if they get rid of them their returns are not bad! I'm joking, kind of! Just buy one.




I want an accurate one that has a carrying handle permantly attached and one that is reliable even after like 5,000 shots and one that will take cold weather for along time? Wich one fits my needs?
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:48:20 PM EDT
They all will do. I think the Bushmaster would be best. 5000 rounds is not a problem with any of them. In extreme cold weather all will require the same types of care and lubrication. I like the fact that the Bushies are pretty much mil-spec. Don't know about Armalite. Colts are not. As far as accuracy Armalite probably has the edge, but not by much.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:51:53 PM EDT

Which one is better? Armalite Colt or Bushmaster?

I'm going to give the best possible answer and say, "YES."
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 7:38:47 PM EDT
I like the Bushmaster XM15 E2S 20in Barrel Rifle but how much $$$ is it?

www.bushmaster.com/shopping/weapons/pcwa2s20.asp
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 7:40:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jim_Dandy:

Which one is better? Armalite Colt or Bushmaster?

I'm going to give the best possible answer and say, "YES."



Wich one?


Link Posted: 11/8/2001 7:42:01 PM EDT
Get at least one of each. I have an Armalite AR10T, Two bushmasters one shorty AK and one vmatch 24", and one Colt AR15A2 match Target hbar.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 7:44:42 PM EDT

Which one?

Whichever one you find most comfortable and can get the best deal. Is that specific enough?

COKE!
PEPSI!
FORD!
CH­EVY!
THE BEATLES!
ELVIS!
YES!
NO!
MAYBE?
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 7:47:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jim_Dandy:

Which one?

Whichever one you find most comfortable and can get the best deal. Is that specific enough?

COKE!
PEPSI!
FORD!
CH­EVY!
THE BEATLES!
ELVIS!
YES!
NO!
MAYBE?



I find:
Coke
Ford
and Elvis more comfortable
(and Bushmaster)
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 7:49:54 PM EDT
Well that about sums it up. Thanks everybody. Bushmaster it is.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 7:50:21 PM EDT

I find:
Coke
Ford
and Elvis more comfortable
(and Bushmaster)


Ahhhh, a man after my own heart. As for the rifle, you've made the right decision for yourself.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 7:50:42 PM EDT
Oh cool - a new topic that's never been covered before!

In a nutshell, all three have outstanding quality and realiability.


Bushmaster is the best overall value, and has great customer service.

Amalite is more expensive for the same rifle - you'll pay for the "lifetime warranty" (and for some the deluded notion that Eagle Arms has anything to do with the original Armalite company).

Colt - some people like 'em, some hate 'em, but generally the post-bans are not worth the slight premium you have to pay over a Bushmaster.


I've bought several Bushmasters from Greg Monte at Jersey City Armory (is that still the name), and at least one friend of mine has bought one from him as well. He has great prices and is a stand-up guy!
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 8:00:18 PM EDT
Don't listen to that fool, damn it!! Don't listen to this one either!!! Hells bells, just buy an AR and don't sweat the load about the small stuff.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 8:02:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 9:51:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jim_Dandy:
Don't listen to that fool, damn it!! Don't listen to this one either!!! Hells bells, just buy an AR and don't sweat the load about the small stuff.



I am gonna get a "Bushy" Thanks every one for the help. You guys RULE!
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 9:55:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/8/2001 9:51:48 PM EDT by a2carbine]
6 and 1/2 dozn

All great guns, just get the one you grab first.


PS: "5000 rounds" what dose 1/2 a days shoot have to do with anything?
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 1:29:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
JUST BUY ONE!!!



I you cannot decide buy them all...
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 1:31:01 AM EDT
I bought a Colt HBAR because it was the most Mil-Spec of the Colts, and because I wanted that NAME!!! Hell, I didn't even know Bushmaster existed back in 97.

If I could buy another (damn Kalifornia), I would probaly buy an Armalite because I like the historical value.

Colt may not have the same push-pins, and it does have that silly block in the lower receiver, but it does have a 1:7 barrel (mil-spec twist), and it has that beautiful prancing horse on top of the globe!

In the end, it really makes ZERO difference from an effectiveness standpoint, its just personality and subjective perference.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 6:34:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bushmaster_223:
I like the Bushmaster XM15 E2S 20in Barrel Rifle but how much $$$ is it?

www.bushmaster.com/shopping/weapons/pcwa2s20.asp



I bought this exact gun for $730.
It is a fine piece of weaponry. The WOW factor is also huge when you show off your new piece.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 8:22:09 AM EDT
I own three Colts, but my next AR15 will be an Armalite (National Match). As for Bushmaster, I would like to own one, but in Canada they are more expensive than Colt or Armalite - backwards from the U.S..
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 8:41:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/9/2001 8:34:41 AM EDT by estoner]
There is no cheap substitute for experience. Colt has been building the finest firearms for over a century.
Like they say "there are only two qualities, the best, then all the rest"
COLT
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 8:43:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ar15sniper:
Get at least one of each. I have an Armalite AR10T, Two bushmasters one shorty AK and one vmatch 24", and one Colt AR15A2 match Target hbar.


Aaahhh, a man after my own heart, got the shorty...now working on the 10,(can I borrow your just to make sure I like it?)
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 9:02:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Profet_Mohammed:

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
JUST BUY ONE!!!



I you cannot decide buy them all...



I might buy them all but i want one to learn on and to get the feal of it
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 9:49:41 AM EDT
I labored over this not too long ago. Her in TX I found
Armalite M15A2C and M15A4C for $740 + Tax.(funky muzzle brakes)
Sights for the M15A4C would add $150 +Tax.

Bushmaster XM15 E2S Shorty A3 W/Hdl for $765 +Tax.

Colt Mt 6530 $770 +Tax (chrome bore)
MT 6731 was $829 +tax. (no Chrome Bore)

Based on that I was planning to get the Bushmaster when I found a preban Colt R6601 for $900 + TAX. Just a little bit more for a preban. I sent the upper to Kurt(KKF) for his 16" Peban Lightweight Kurtzgewher conversion.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 10:08:52 AM EDT
one word.... COLT
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 10:12:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/9/2001 10:09:03 AM EDT by Bushmaster_223]

Originally Posted By glazer1972:
I labored over this not too long ago. Her in TX I found
Armalite M15A2C and M15A4C for $740 + Tax.(funky muzzle brakes)
Sights for the M15A4C would add $150 +Tax.

Bushmaster XM15 E2S Shorty A3 W/Hdl for $765 +Tax.

Colt Mt 6530 $770 +Tax (chrome bore)
MT 6731 was $829 +tax. (no Chrome Bore)

Based on that I was planning to get the Bushmaster when I found a preban Colt R6601 for $900 + TAX. Just a little bit more for a preban. I sent the upper to Kurt(KKF) for his 16" Peban Lightweight Kurtzgewher conversion.



I live in colorado and there is about 30 places that have AR's and i haven't seen one over $650 so i got it good
SMILEY GANG WAR!!




Link Posted: 11/10/2001 2:07:34 PM EDT
Three words: Rock River Arms. They may not be the big three, but they are just as good.
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 3:13:47 PM EDT
Ill check it out. Thanks
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 5:55:07 PM EDT
It would seem that you had already made up your mind before posting based on your user name.
Link Posted: 11/11/2001 9:34:03 AM EDT
I own a Bushy, You better buy one of any manufacture WHILE YOU CAN! !@#$%%^.
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