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Old 12-09-2003, 19:01   #1
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Well Iíve been thinking about spending my some of my tax-exempt money on an AR 15 but what to buy? I like the M16 so I was thinking of the A2 version but if you ever want to think about putting a scope on you have to put a cheekpiece on too. I donít like the short barrel of the M4 copies when I ran into an A3 version bushmaster at the local gun store. A2 config with a removable carrying handle almost bought it on the spot. Then Saturday I went to the other gun store (we only have 2) and they had one with the stainless barrel for the same price. It went home with me. I havenít paid full gun store prices for a while so I wonít tell you what I paid. I went out and shot it on Sunday, sweeeeet. First group about ĺĒ at 50 yds. I continued to shoot between 5/8ths and 1Ē (the limitation is my 43 year old eyes) Not bad for Iron sights. I also tore up a pumpkin someone had left out at the 100 yard line from a standing position. The only malfunctions were two failures to lock open after the last round with the bushmaster magazine the one GI magazine I had laying around functioned flawlessly to bad I traded all my others for Mini 14 20 rounders a year back. Best shooting rifle I own. Of my 17 firearms this is destined to be my favorite. Trigger was a bit hard though but I can fix that.

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I'll second that. Whn I bought my new Bushy, I was as happy as a kid on Christmas morning. Mine's an A3 carbine with a 14.5" heavy barrel and the Kalishnikov muzzle brake. I took it out and tested it against my Marlin 39 .22LR with a 24" barrel and my Bushmaster carbine consistently and repeatedly outshot the 39 both in terms of accuracy and precision. For those of us that have shot the Marlin rifle, that is saying a lot for the Bushy!
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Congrats Jeff! You'll never be sorry. My Bushmaster is a much beloved member of the collection. You'll find pretty good deals on magazines on the net and at the gun shows. I've got GI 30's and 20's but I can also recommend the thermold 30 rounders. They have functioned flawlessly and are very durable.
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Congratulations on the purchase. I've always liked the A2 with the removable handle. One scope I've found comes from Rifletech. Have one on the "everyday shooter". It does what they say.

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I love my A3 w/ 20" barrel. I put a VX-1 Leopold with some bushy risers for the cheekweld and can punch holes 200 yard in a 2" square all day. I have been using AE 55 grain fmjbt for that. At three hundred they spread out to 4" from a rest. The win 45 grain varmits do well, I am going to try the blackhills 68 grainers this weekend. Beat rifle I have ever bought. Next will be a A2 w/ stainless cause they don't always allow the A3 in highpower comps.

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I'm curious about the bushy with an AK muzzle break. Does the break add much to the noise level that is created?
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The Kalishnikov muzzle break does make the weapon a little noisier, but not by much. The noise level increase can be likened to that of automatic pistols vs. revolvers. The Kalishnikov break is similar to other .223 weapons fitted with recoil suppressing muzzle breaks, but the recoil and muzzle rise control during rapid fire more than make up for this. I've fired it outdoors and the noise is really not a problem.
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I have a M4 setup with the mini-Y brake and that sucker is LOUD Congrats on the purchase. I have fired almost 1000rds through mine and have had zero problems with it, Bushmaster makes excellent rifles
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Muzzle break or not, I've never heard an AR-15 tactical weapon that can bark as loud as a pistol chambered for 10mm auto or .40 S&W. Yikes!
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If the 10mm is an "amplifier", then the 30 Carbine in a Ruger Blackhawk has to be the sound room. HIJO LA, that thing is LOUD with factory loads!

Being in CA, most of our deputies that carry AR's have "bare muzzles" on the barrels, in order to keep them upon retirement if the '94 Fed AW BS doesn't sunset. There is a noticeable elevation in report between the 16" and 20" barrels.

I have wrassled with the idea of getting an AR since the oppurtunity re-opened for us this year, but since AW's can't be fired on public land in the PRC that rules out most of my shooting activity. That's why the HK-91 got sold when these laws got started in the late 80's. The Mini-14 and M1A (so far) aren't classed as AW's, so desert trips for fun and varmint zapping with those war toys are still approved by the Fools in River City.

Gun control statutes stop crime like disc brakes stop aircraft carriers. The ONLY valid responses to armed violence are 1) effective return/suppressive fire, followed by 2) good faith prosecution of the assailant(s) that survive.
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