Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Bushmaster C-15 Rifle

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by cooperdh, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. cooperdh

    cooperdh People's Republic of PDX Active Member

    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    39
    I just got this at Sportsmans Warehouse Black Friday Sale for $550. It has a carbon fiber frame. Reviews are mixed but so are most AR-15's. Anyone have experience with these? If so, good or bad?

    photo (1).jpg

    photo (1).jpg
     
  2. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

    Messages:
    505
    Likes Received:
    222
    Wear good hearing protection. Those short barrels are very loud.
     
  3. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    1,890
    Likes Received:
    2,360
    I have the metal ORC version. The poly version is ok from what I understand but doesn't inter-change parts at all. Your upper and lower are mated for life lol.
     
  4. cooperdh

    cooperdh People's Republic of PDX Active Member

    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    39
    Good to know. I didn't realize how it was built until I bought it. Will find out more once I actually shoot the thing. I do like how light it is.
     
  5. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,674
    Likes Received:
    4,849
    Let us know. My wife has a new custom built 16 inch (I assembled it) but I want her to have a lighter gun so she has options. That was a great price
     
  6. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    12,888
    Likes Received:
    19,458
    Never been a fan of synthetic AR uppers/lowers because there's just too much cross section that would require the walls be thicker for strength.... Which defeats the purpose of using the lighter materials in the first place. Then there's the heat issue and possibly melting/getting brittle.

    Be carful with it, especially at the rear where the buffer tube screws into the lower.
     
  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,674
    Likes Received:
    4,849
    For home defense and occasional plinking I don't think the poly is an issue.. for long term shooting or rapid fire use, yeah
     
  8. cooperdh

    cooperdh People's Republic of PDX Active Member

    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    39
    Thanks for all the info and advice. I can't wait to go out and shoot it to see how it performs. My plan for this rifle is mostly plinking. I was considering using it for 3 gun matches but will have to see how it performs. I have other rifles for the serious work.
     
  9. mikeb56

    mikeb56 South East New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just bought one of these C-15s. My grandson who is in the Army told me that the military uses these Carbon Fiber uppers. The weather has been bad around here but as soon as it warms up I will be shooting it.
     
  10. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    334
    I think your grandson is probably mistaken, or something was lost in communication. Carbon fiber receivers are definitely not soldier-proof.
     
    oli700 and (deleted member) like this.
  11. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,325
    Likes Received:
    1,232
    the only thing that bothers me about it as interchangeability and field repair using your fox hole buddies parts is one of the best things about an AR15
     
  12. cooperdh

    cooperdh People's Republic of PDX Active Member

    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    39
    Yeah weather has been too bad to go out and shoot it. I plan to go out next week so I will post afterwards.
     
  13. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,325
    Likes Received:
    1,232
    you guys all snowed in up there ?
     
  14. cooperdh

    cooperdh People's Republic of PDX Active Member

    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    39
    No snow. We just started thawing out after being below freezing for a number of days.
     
  15. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    1,890
    Likes Received:
    2,360
    Exactly. Modular design makes field repairs and upgrades easy.
     
  16. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,325
    Likes Received:
    1,232
    yeah, been that way hasn't it....buck up, Oregon is no place to live and try to be a fair weather shooter !
     
  17. cooperdh

    cooperdh People's Republic of PDX Active Member

    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    39
    My fair weather *** went to the indoor range and shot it today. It shot flawlessly with no malfunctions whatsoever. I observed little difference between this model and a metal one. My friend also shot it and came to the same conclusions. More tests will be conducted in the near future.
     
    Sgt Nambu and (deleted member) like this.
  18. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    126
    Always nice to hear about a flawless test, hope its stays that way for ya
     
  19. misplacedtexan

    misplacedtexan Beaverton, OR Active Member

    Messages:
    373
    Likes Received:
    124
    As far as I've seen them, they have been pretty infallible. Good AR, definitely at the price point.

    Someone already mentioned that the upper and lower are mated for life. No swapping calibers down the road. But that might not be a big issue.

    As far as the receivers cracking, I've only seen one first hand. Buddy of mine was out hog hunting with me in South Texas, and the hog got the jump on him. He dropped the rifle, and took to a tree to get away from the hog. The hog took exception and stomped on his rifle a few times and cracked the lower around the safety. Gun still works though.
     
  20. cooperdh

    cooperdh People's Republic of PDX Active Member

    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    39
    Great story. Made me chuckle picturing that hog. Almost wish we had some up here to hunt. That would be fun.