Bushmaster C-15 Rifle

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  1. cooperdh

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    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?

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  2. Otter

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    Wear good hearing protection. Those short barrels are very loud.
     
  3. Kruejl

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I think your grandson is probably mistaken, or something was lost in communication. Carbon fiber receivers are definitely not soldier-proof.
     
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    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

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    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

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    you guys all snowed in up there ?
     
  14. cooperdh

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    No snow. We just started thawing out after being below freezing for a number of days.
     
  15. Kruejl

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    Exactly. Modular design makes field repairs and upgrades easy.
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    Always nice to hear about a flawless test, hope its stays that way for ya
     
  19. misplacedtexan

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    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

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    Great story. Made me chuckle picturing that hog. Almost wish we had some up here to hunt. That would be fun.
     

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