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zukyota
02-01-2010, 19:50
I'm getting an AR tomorow & need advice tonite. I can get A RRA LAR-15 with 6 pos stock, 2 stage trigger or A bushmaster AR with 6 pos stock, profiled barrel, for the same price. which one should I get ?

vafish
02-01-2010, 20:18
Given only those 2 choices I'd go RRA, but that's just because I have one and a good friend and high power competitor prefers RRA's.

I'd say the Bushmaster and RRA are about equivalent.

HogGlocker
02-01-2010, 20:21
I am going to say RRA..........and that is based on owning Colt, Bushamster, RRA and S&W.

Bushamster used to be the shiz-nit back in the day....mid-late 90's or so.

After time it seems the consensus was that their quality fell off etc etc and they sort of lost that prestige if you will.

My Bushamster Dissipator was an excellent weapon but I did sell it when offered a nice profit once.

I have a RRA M4 still........[2001 limited edition rifle from AR15.com]. It is a top notch weapon that has been absolutely flawless. The RRA 2 stage triggers are nice [I have heard some complaints]....but who doesn't complain right?

All things being so....I would pick the RRA hands down.

But, you will find many satisfied Bushamster customers as well.

I think the RRA is a higher quality weapon these days though.

Hef
02-01-2010, 20:22
I own 2 Bushmasters and I'm very happy with them. One is new last year, the other is an '89 model.

thisaway
02-01-2010, 20:25
Rock River! :thumbsup:

zukyota
02-01-2010, 20:29
Thanks guy's. I like both, but Rock River seems really nice.

RMTactical
02-01-2010, 20:31
Why limit yourself? You can get a better rifle for the money. What do you want this rifle to do??

zukyota
02-01-2010, 20:41
Why limit yourself? You can get a better rifle for the money. What do you want this rifle to do??
Plinking, home defense, & just to have one :supergrin:.

RMTactical
02-01-2010, 20:45
Plinking, home defense, & just to have one :supergrin:.

Just buy a complete lower and have a BCM upper shipped to you. Can't beat that quality for the money.

zukyota
02-01-2010, 20:48
Just buy a complete lower and have a BCM upper shipped to you. Can't beat that quality for the money.
The price on the rifle's I'm looking at is $799.00 plus tax. What do you think ?

smullen
02-01-2010, 21:00
I own Bushys, RRAs and a YHM... I really like them all about the same....

Range Rat
02-01-2010, 21:57
I say go caress each of them side by side and you will know.

Alaskapopo
02-01-2010, 22:21
Just buy a complete lower and have a BCM upper shipped to you. Can't beat that quality for the money.

Best advice so far!:supergrin:

Alaskapopo
02-01-2010, 22:22
Between the two though I would say RRA at least they try to listen to their customers unlike Shrubmaster.
Pat

HAIL CAESAR
02-01-2010, 22:27
I am going to say RRA..........and that is based on owning Colt, Bushamster, RRA and S&W.

Bushamster used to be the shiz-nit back in the day....mid-late 90's or so.

After time it seems the consensus was that their quality fell off etc etc and they sort of lost that prestige if you will.

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That is pretty much spot on.

crazymoose
02-01-2010, 22:44
Just buy a complete lower and have a BCM upper shipped to you. Can't beat that quality for the money.

Couldn't have said it better. For $200 more you get Colt quality and a lifetime warranty. And get a mid-length upper, not an M4, unless you're going the short barrel route. The quality difference is absolutely worth the price, even if it means delaying your purchase and saving up.

steve1911
02-02-2010, 01:27
Just buy a complete lower and have a BCM upper shipped to you. Can't beat that quality for the money.

I would go with this. best buy, but if you want it know i go RRA, but i could wait for the BCM.

1911club#410

zukyota
02-02-2010, 14:29
Just buy a complete lower and have a BCM upper shipped to you. Can't beat that quality for the money.
What upper would you recommend ? I'd like to have a flat top, & quad rails. I want a chrome lined barrel, & no longer than a 16"barrel.

dosei
02-02-2010, 14:39
I'm saying RRA...simply because I'm that cheezed off at Bushy for what they did to/with the ACR.
:steamed:

thisaway
02-02-2010, 14:45
zukyota, look at this link:

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-16-Mid-Length-Upper-Receiver-Group-p/bcm-urg-mid-16.htm

RMTactical
02-02-2010, 16:31
zukyota, look at this link:

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-16-Mid-Length-Upper-Receiver-Group-p/bcm-urg-mid-16.htm

+1 Good choice.

K. Foster
02-03-2010, 15:12
Of the 2 originally mentioned, I would go with RRA. But as others have said why stop there?
I recommend BCM or LMT.

vettely
02-03-2010, 16:58
Of the 2 originally mentioned, I would go with RRA. But as others have said why stop there?
I recommend BCM or LMT.

I just replaced my RRA upper with a LMT upper. I like it and I lke the RRA trigger.

Resqu2
02-03-2010, 17:16
Couldn't have said it better. For $200 more you get Colt quality and a lifetime warranty. And get a mid-length upper, not an M4, unless you're going the short barrel route. The quality difference is absolutely worth the price, even if it means delaying your purchase and saving up.

I just got a RRA not to long ago, also got the life time warranty, love it so far.

jrs93accord
02-03-2010, 17:28
Of the two choices, RRA.

Cobra6
02-03-2010, 17:42
Just buy a complete lower and have a BCM upper shipped to you. Can't beat that quality for the money.

+1
That's about what I did - got a Sabre Defence lower, DD LPK, and then MOE Stock, grip, trigger, guard, buffer, etc.

I was looking for a BCM upper 16" barrel with a mid-length gas system - this may be it - I thought they were more $$$ - looks like a deal with the BCG!
Sorry - don't want to hijack the thread!

holesinpaper
02-04-2010, 00:02
RRA has a slight edge for value and quality, and BM deserves to lose a few sales because of their ACR debacle.

smokin762
02-04-2010, 00:33
I own a RRA and a Bushmaster AR15. I have never had an issue with either rifle. The Bushmaster has a Free Float 20 barrel and the RRA has a 16 barrel and there is only a slight difference in the groups at 100. I like both of them.

wingsprint
02-04-2010, 04:31
Based on my own experiences with both brands, overall RRA is a better choice. Model for model the price is about the same, but the RRA offers better quality and reliability.

Range Rat
02-04-2010, 15:44
I own a RRA and a Bushmaster AR15. I have never had an issue with either rifle. The Bushmaster has a Free Float 20 barrel and the RRA has a 16 barrel and there is only a slight difference in the groups at 100. I like both of them.

Smokin762, which gives you better groups?

h&kbama
02-04-2010, 18:17
Given the 2 choices you listed, I'd go with the RRA. Bushmasters are ok, but as already stated, their quality has slipped in the last few years. I have owned both rifles, and I like the RRA better. My 2 cents. Good luck with your choice.