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ZombieJoe
08-27-2012, 12:19
I just accepted a new job. In a couple months I will be making double what I am now! :supergrin:

So as a reward I want to buy my first black rifle. I have $900 that I can spend now, this is what I was thinking. https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/69657
With the extra $200 I can buy some mags and ammo. What do you think? Should I get this, or wait till next month when I can afford to spend a little more?

I am really just looking for some thing to put some holes in paper, and learn the platform on. Maybe do a little small game hunting too.

All opinions appreciated. Thanks :wavey:

Apetrulis01
08-27-2012, 12:43
Do not get the Carbons 15 from Bushmaster!!!! I have seen too many uppers crack.

Anyways there are much better options with in that price range.

If you go to Walmart that have DPMS AR in the High $500 which is a ton better then the Bushmaster. They also have Colts for $1000 or Sigs for $995.

Smith and Wesson just came out with the sport which is only in the $600 range. Good with any of those, not that bushmaster.

Adam

Apetrulis01
08-27-2012, 12:48
Actually, for a few hundred more you get a GREAT rifle, aimpoint and rear flip up sight and you are ready for just about everything. If I did not have a rifle I would buy this one. Nothing but great reviews, bolt carriers are great and FN barrels, buy this one.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/firearms/rifles/psa-16-hammer-forged-m4a1-patrol-rifle-package.html

Adam

Spartacus100
08-27-2012, 12:56
Actually, for a few hundred more you get a GREAT rifle, aimpoint and rear flip up sight and you are ready for just about everything. If I did not have a rifle I would buy this one. Nothing but great reviews, bolt carriers are great and FN barrels, buy this one.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/firearms/rifles/psa-16-hammer-forged-m4a1-patrol-rifle-package.html

Adam


I second this. I had a DPMS that was a really good rifle but i sold it to get a PSA rifle. I paid $799.00 for mine and it had quad rails, a magpul BUIS, and a 30 round mag. The price of the one in the link looks good, especially with an Aimpoint included.

ronin.45
08-27-2012, 14:53
The Carbon 15 has always been garbage! I don't know why bushmaster bought the design or why they continue to make them. I've seen several crack from normal use.

ctfireman
08-27-2012, 17:05
Check out stag as well.

ZombieJoe
08-27-2012, 17:13
Thanks for the honest reviews. I am in no rush, so ill wait till i can spend more.

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collim1
08-27-2012, 17:16
Is it going to be a range only gun? If so for that price I'd get the M&P Sport. My sister bought one when they first came out and it has been a solid gun.

Mayhem like Me
08-27-2012, 17:19
Thanks for the honest reviews. I am in no rush, so ill wait till i can spend more.

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You would be well served that P S A is an amazing deal

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ZombieJoe
08-27-2012, 19:55
Is it going to be a range only gun? If so for that price I'd get the M&P Sport. My sister bought one when they first came out and it has been a solid gun.

Yes, mainly for plinking. Does the M&P take standard AR mags?

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The_Gun_Guru
08-27-2012, 21:19
Thanks for the honest reviews. I am in no rush, so ill wait till i can spend more.

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OP,

I bought my COLT LE6920 from Bud's for $1149 (http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/7000/Colt+LE6920+Carbine+Semi-Auto+223+Rem5.56+NATO+16%22+20%2B1) + all the extra fees....a total of $1283 for me.

PLEASE....I beg of you, save a little more and DO IT RIGHT! You will NOT be disappointed!

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/MISC%20Rifles/080212200502.jpg


C'mon.....IT'S A COLT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


TGG

ZombieJoe
08-27-2012, 23:04
Is BushMaster that bad in general, or more the cheaper ones that have problems?

TGG- your Colt looks BAD*****
That issues another one I will be looking in on!

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Conan1
08-27-2012, 23:10
[QUOTE=ZombieJoe;19356796]Is BushMaster that bad in general

That is the correct answer. Check out the CMMG's also.

12131
08-27-2012, 23:18
$700 for POS. Absolutely not!

Top_Shot_31
08-27-2012, 23:30
Colt 6920.

/thread.

NeverMore1701
08-27-2012, 23:32
Save! You can get a top quality rifle for just a couple hundred more, or a much better one for the same price.

Big Mad Dawg
08-28-2012, 00:05
Bushmaster is hit and miss in quality now, carbon 15 is manufactured out of materials that just don’t seem to hold up in this application. You have a lot of good advice here I would go with a stripped lower and rifle kit from PSA you can find lots of help putting it together and you will know your rifle.

fnfalman
08-28-2012, 00:12
SW MP15 Sport for $600. Better than Colt and a host of other "boutique" guns.

Cole125
08-28-2012, 00:45
Actually, for a few hundred more you get a GREAT rifle, aimpoint and rear flip up sight and you are ready for just about everything. If I did not have a rifle I would buy this one. Nothing but great reviews, bolt carriers are great and FN barrels, buy this one.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/firearms/rifles/psa-16-hammer-forged-m4a1-patrol-rifle-package.html

Adam

I third this. :supergrin: Palmetto State Armory is one of the best deals on quality ARs in the industry. I have been impressed with mine.

Another good option is a Smith & Wesson AR.

DO NOT buy a Bushmaster, they are junk.

NEOH212
08-28-2012, 00:47
If your going to go with a Bushmaster, don't get the carbon version.

Personally, I'd save up a few hundred more and get a Colt.

NEOH212
08-28-2012, 00:49
Get a good gun to start with or you will find yourself wanting.

Buy once and cry once.

:wavey:

skeeter7
08-28-2012, 00:51
I was in your same situation a few months ago and was going to buy a S&W M&P Sport. After doing the research, I decided to save a few more bucks and went with a Colt, specifically the 6720. As I look back, i'm glad I waited and saved a little more and have no regrets at all. I would recommend you do the same, just hang on and save a little more to get something better.

boomhower
08-28-2012, 01:13
For a $700 AR the Sport is the only answer unless your willing to do done work yourselft. If your willing to save a bit more Colt, BCM among others are options starting at around a grand. If all your doing is pinching holes in paper save your money and get the Sport. It's a reliable rifle that will plonk just as well as the Colt. Use the saved money for ammo and magazines.

WoodenPlank
08-28-2012, 04:07
Is BushMaster that bad in general, or more the cheaper ones that have problems?

TGG- your Colt looks BAD*****
That issues another one I will be looking in on!

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The pre-Remington/Freedom Group Bushmasters were pretty solid, but the newer ones have had issues. The Carbon series is crap.

[QUOTE=ZombieJoe;19356796]Is BushMaster that bad in general

That is the correct answer. Check out the CMMG's also.

Several posters in the BRF have had issues with CMMG mag wells not being cur correctly lately, causing magazine issues.

Save! You can get a top quality rifle for just a couple hundred more, or a much better one for the same price.

Exactly. PSA is a good budget AR, as the M&P Sport.

ZombieJoe
08-28-2012, 13:26
Thanks for all the input. Sounds like I have some more saving to do.

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The_Gun_Guru
08-28-2012, 14:51
SW MP15 Sport for $600. Better than Colt and a host of other "boutique" guns.

OH NO YOU DI-ENT!!!!!:rofl:


Thanks for all the input. Sounds like I have some more saving to do.

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Good man!:wavey:


TGG

pat701
08-28-2012, 17:19
Take a serious look at the SIG 516.

NeverMore1701
08-28-2012, 17:23
Take a serious look at the SIG 516.

And then run far away.