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Thread: AR15 Brands Bushmaster vs others

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    AR15 Brands Bushmaster vs others

    Hello,

    I have an option to purchase a Bushmaster AR15 at a decent price but don't have much experience with the brand. How do they stack up against other brands?

    Thanks,

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    I would stay away from the newer models. Quality from everything I have read went down after they sold the name in about 06 or 07. I have a 07 model I bought before O took office. That I believe was not long after the sale. They had already started using a commercial buffer tube to save money back then. To be honest my S&W AR shoots as well as my Bushy at half the cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sempifi99 View Post
    Hello,

    I have an option to purchase a Bushmaster AR15 at a decent price but don't have much experience with the brand. How do they stack up against other brands?

    Thanks,

    ...depends on your definition of "decent price"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricnzak View Post
    I would stay away from the newer models. Quality from everything I have read went down after they sold the name in about 06 or 07. I have a 07 model I bought before O took office. That I believe was not long after the sale. They had already started using a commercial buffer tube to save money back then. To be honest my S&W AR shoots as well as my Bushy at half the cost.


    Anything before 2006 because of what he said above. Was bought by the group that owns Remington and quality took a bit of a dive. But the "old" Bushmaster became Wyndam Weaponry and they're decent. Just depends on "decent price". There are a lot of good options these days that don't cost a ton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler-The-Piker View Post
    ...depends on your definition of "decent price"
    I agree with this. Id prefer an older Windham Bushmaster but Id buy a newer one at a good price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jd4320t View Post
    I agree with this. Id prefer an older Windham Bushmaster but Id buy a newer one at a good price.
    This right here. Was the B of the ABCs. Not the one made by Remington. If it doesn't say made in Windham, I wouldn't buy it.
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    I have a couple of the older Windham Bushmaster's and they have never given me any problems. I also have one made in Lyons NY that has also been flawless. I like the 1:9 twist and chrome lined barrels. I have ran a couple of courses with one of the carbines and it has never stopped running. YMMV
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    Plinker

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    If you're really set on a Bushmaster look for used models made in Windam, Maine, those are the good ones. Otherwise I personally have liked everything I've gotten from Aero Precision, and an Aero Precision is probably 6-800 for a complete rifle. You could always just go the route of putting together a parts list and building the lower and having a gunsmith assemble the upper if you're not comfortable with that part.

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    Nothing wrong with Bushingtons. Opinions on equipment are revealing of experience.

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