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Bushmaster Carbon 15 Pistol, what do you think of them?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by theminutemenrideagain, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. theminutemenrideagain

    theminutemenrideagain Tigard Member

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    Im have the chance to pick one up at a good price and was trying to see what people think of them
     
  2. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Probably a good gun, Bushmaster makes nice stuff, although I don't like looks of AR pistols. And I'd go with an aluminum lower myself, but I bet the carbon composite is plenty strong.
     
  3. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    Used to be manufactured by Para Ord (been a while, maybe diff name) but they had issues then Bushy bought them.
     
  4. theminutemenrideagain

    theminutemenrideagain Tigard Member

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    So are the lowers the same as any AR? because I know that the bolt system is different, lets say that somebody wanted to put a stock on it and maybe a quad rail will they have a problem doing that? I havnt ever built an AR so I really dont know much about the damn things, I know it comes with 1000 rounds so thats a really big selling point to me
     
  5. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    never was Para ordinance, Originally was made by: Professional Ordiance..bought by bushy... now gone too
     
  6. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    That's right, I knew it was something like that. :thumbup:
     
  7. robbijer

    robbijer Salem Oregon Member

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    I had one for a while. It functioned good but was loud and had a lot of muzzle blast with the short barrel. They are fun but I prefer something with a stock. It was pretty accurate, but somewhat difficult to shoot without a stock. I used a cheap red dot on mine.

    As far as the lower being standard I do not remember. I know the upper did not have a forward assist.

    Good luck if you go for it.
     
  8. chowser2

    chowser2 seaside Member

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    I have a carbon rifle and I think it is a really fun gun. It is so light. However how the rail attaches on the top is a very weak point. It is held on by one screw I ended up using epoxy to make sure mine will never move.

    With a scope on the rail you can wobble it side to side.
     
  9. theminutemenrideagain

    theminutemenrideagain Tigard Member

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    Does the gun have to have the top rail on it like that or can you remove it? did the carbon fiber ever seem to have a problem with heat?
     
  10. chowser2

    chowser2 seaside Member

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    The carbon fiber holds up fine. The top piece has a bar the rail slide over.
     
  11. chowser2

    chowser2 seaside Member

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    You can remove it but then you couldn't mount any sights
     
  12. theminutemenrideagain

    theminutemenrideagain Tigard Member

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    alright guys thanks for the help
     
  13. chowser2

    chowser2 seaside Member

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    It has never had a heat problem. The rail can be slid off. It is held on by one screw.
     
  14. DirectDrive

    DirectDrive Vancouver, WA Member

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    Me no likey....

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  15. mattdomes

    mattdomes Newberg Active Member

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    what the :devil: happened there? Did you drop it from a helicopter or throw it from a moving vehicle?