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Bushmaster Carbon 15
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Posted on 05/27/2013 6:13:14 PM PDT by digger48

Not one to post vanities, but was wondering about the Carbon 15.

Saw one today for $799.

Anyone with knowledge or experience with this one?

Fondled a couple of bushmasters in the past, but was unimpressed.

This one seems tighter and lighter


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KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 05/27/2013 6:13:14 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

Pistol or carbine?


2 posted on 05/27/2013 6:18:06 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: umgud

carbine


3 posted on 05/27/2013 6:19:53 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

I have never owned or fired a Bushmaster. I do know they have in general, a good reputation.

I have owned 5 or maybe 6 Cold H-Bars and a couple of sporters.The workmanship on all those Colts was about as good as it gets. In fact everything about them was about as good as it gets. Accuracy was superb. Handling easy, good triggers and good sights.


4 posted on 05/27/2013 6:25:51 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: digger48

You’ll find it lighter than the average AR, dependable and accurate. A year ago the Bushy was going for about $700 so with all the shortages, $800 is pretty good.


5 posted on 05/27/2013 6:29:18 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: digger48
I just sold my Bushmaster® Carbon 15 Type 21S Pistol, and have 2 Bushy Class III AR-15s, not the Carbon 15 types. They make a fine rifle.
6 posted on 05/27/2013 6:29:58 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: digger48

I thought carbon 15 was a way to date ancient relics?


7 posted on 05/27/2013 6:32:42 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

You’re off by 1

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geology/carbon-14.htm


8 posted on 05/27/2013 6:37:20 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: FRiends
As far as the left is concerned, Americans cannot
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9 posted on 05/27/2013 6:37:22 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: digger48
Here's one favorable review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1aD4tc1_lk
10 posted on 05/27/2013 6:40:08 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: digger48

A lightweight rifle like that will kick like a mule. (Not really.)

I think I saw them selling for $699 before 0bmama, so that price is probably about right.


11 posted on 05/27/2013 6:50:21 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

That's not an assault pencil.

THAT'S

an assault pencil.
12 posted on 05/27/2013 6:54:58 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: digger48

You get what you pay for. 800 is a good price. If you can afford it, score a Colt.


13 posted on 05/27/2013 7:01:22 PM PDT by Brasky
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To: Brasky

You get what you pay for. 800 is a good price. If you can afford it, score a Colt.

Being from Connecticut,I’d love to buy a Colt AR-15 but with this New Anti-Assault Rifle law that or Infamous Governor just signed into law I see NO Reason to waste the money just so our State Law Enforcement Officials can come and confiscate it at a later date.

This Registration plan they have here is just the first step from taking them all.

On the other hand If a Court decides to slap this governors plan down,I’ll be there in a heartbeat to buy one.


14 posted on 05/27/2013 7:18:44 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: carriage_hill

Doesn’t Wyndham own all the original Bushmaster tooling now?


15 posted on 05/27/2013 7:23:20 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: digger48

Well, it ain’t no Winchester 64 but that doesn’t seem like a bad price. :)


16 posted on 05/27/2013 7:26:13 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: mylife

Windham is the original Bushmaster company & people:

http://www.windhamweaponry.com/shopcontent.asp?type=Meet%20our%20Team

I don’t know where the original tooling went.


17 posted on 05/27/2013 7:41:39 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

I think it stayed with them, when they sold Bushmasters name to The Freedom Group.


18 posted on 05/27/2013 7:44:44 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Both mine are 5.56, which makes me think Windham made them in 2002-03.


19 posted on 05/27/2013 7:50:16 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

The original Bushmaster factory is in Windham Maine.
I think they kept all the tooling.


20 posted on 05/27/2013 7:50:32 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: nascarnation
You’re off by 1"

Hmmm...I think Carbon 15 is used for dating future artifacts.

21 posted on 05/27/2013 7:52:58 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: carriage_hill

If they are pre 2006 they were made in Windham Maine.


22 posted on 05/27/2013 7:53:53 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

I believe you’re right. Both mine say “Windham, ME”, on the lower receiver.


23 posted on 05/27/2013 7:56:09 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill
You got the good ones. ☺
24 posted on 05/27/2013 7:56:36 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: carriage_hill

The new ones are made in Madison NC.


25 posted on 05/27/2013 7:59:30 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Only “choices pieces” in my safe. 11 long guns & 4 handguns, but all very choice.


26 posted on 05/27/2013 8:07:02 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: mylife

I’ve heard (on AR15.com) that the quality is also good, too.


27 posted on 05/27/2013 8:08:24 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

I am sure it is, but “original” is Original.


28 posted on 05/27/2013 8:10:20 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Hard to be the “original”, for sure. Glad I got ‘em back when I did.


29 posted on 05/28/2013 3:40:58 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: puppypusher

I feel for you. Illinois is right behind Connecticut in the race for stupidity. Gun shows are an option. I read some rumblings that Colt may bolt from Ct anyway. More power to them.
FMCH.


30 posted on 05/28/2013 7:25:47 AM PDT by Brasky
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To: carriage_hill

Hard to be the “original”..

HAVE to be the original...


31 posted on 05/28/2013 8:25:17 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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