Black Hills 77gr OTM actually produced the worst groups, which was a first for me, at 2 ½”. What are the cons of using a lightweight bolt carrier group. They are fine quality for an A2/A3 rifle. Variants. There are big companies/factories that specialize in having the advanced heavy industrial equipment to make barrels and bolt-carriers. That’s the rate of fire your rifle should be able to sustain indefinitely. 4 I purchased a new Bushmaster AR- 15 XM15 E2S, it has a 22″ barrel which is marked 1/9 .223. I thought it was Windham first, then bought by bushmaster then the workers went and started up Windham again later. color parkerized. All lowers I’ve seen in the last few years are marked ‘multi’ because you can mount uppers of essentially arbitrary caliber on them. Remember this TTAGers. Little pricier but would knock off a few more ozs from it too keep it about where it is if that’s a concern. Optics Scope!!! better quality ones can still be built for the same 4 I could give a shit about M vs K. Their [email protected]#$ng holes! When it comes to reliably sending lead down range, the Bushmaster performed flawlessly. 154 (Page: I have Windham in my safe I’m holding for a kid, never really dug deep into the histroy of them thou. Baby A’s. (Page: And they upped the quality. The get OEM manufacturers to subcontract these kinds of parts or use generic ones. I know a lot of folks are, and it’s appropriate on this “Mil-Spec” themed rifle. Free floating rails are just unnecessary weight on most people’s rifles. 147), molsen (Page: 145 That’s great for moving to your target, or transitioning between targets. I’m not interested in another modern evolution AR right now. (Page: 2 (No, in ’68 we didn’t have a base ‘gun shop’ with a full supply of parts. Even my SBR’s have handguards all the way out to the muzzle, so getting out of the habit of reaching forward took some getting used to. Barebones. You can change everything on this gun, but because of the traditional handguard set up it’s not nearly as easy as a full length rail and free-floating hand guard. Both the Bushmaster and Rock River rifles had the two-aperture setup. » So I shot standing, kneeling, and off a bipod at a 100-yard target. 2 What we finally figured out was the interface between the upper aluminum receiver and the Steel barrel would actually reach a temperature so high with continuous full auto blast as to soften the aluminum enough to cause it to bend just aft of the chamber (especially from rough treatment just after firing like using it like a cane to help to help get up fast to move out) later causing feeding jams during its highest temperature phase during firing, and when it cools, it’s not readily noticeable. You can use key lock for m-lock parts. Restaurant all over Austin known for strong drinks. I had a Bushmaster XM-15 … what’s that, if not wylde? Capacity: 30+1 The shorter version with a heavy barrel. which always seemed to focus on the AR jamming on extraction compared to the AK, which supposedly virtually never jammed. Had they made one little improvement in the AR platform, it would have ended the long time AK v. AR historic debate once and for all. I’m not sure that is 100% a criticism – there are worse things than a bland-looking but functional rifle. (Page: With a bargain priced barrel this is about the best you are going to do. A2 front sight post. Very light. 205), hellbound 4 on this rifle concerns the .223 chamber. Those days are gone. 4), Bonsai1214 meh… Glad I got mine 16 years ago. I have a longer range match coming up where targets will be engaged using almost entirely alternate positions. Put a decent red dot on and shoot away. 1. I tried cerakote, and was not impressed. 83 If you are offered buy one, simply laugh at the seller, tell them them good luck, and move on. We offer the best AR-15 handguards for both rifles and carbines. 4 Both the upper and lower receivers … Placing the rifle in a Caldwell Stinger shooting rest and shooting five-round groups at 100 yards, the best shooting round was IWI’s M193 55gr FMJ printing an average of 2” groups for four-shot strings. But a bone stock A2 as I was issued, or an old school Commando? Your email address will not be published. Barrels of XM-15 firearms have a heavy profile and are hard chrome-lined 4150 alloy steel or 416 stainless steel. The XM-15 line packs an impressive magazine system. In Bushmaster's 2016 sales brochure, all new-production XM … 146 109 (so anybody figure it out by now yet?) Now, the only way to get the hand guards off is to break them. [ARFCOM NEWS] Is The NRA Taking Its Ball And Going Home? All Rights Reserved. 3 1049 My favorite, and still today–only with the modern superior CQB optics was the Shorty carbine which i preferred to carry when we got them, especially with the 30 round mags. (Page: bushmaster xm15-e2s in .223 cal., with 16" barrel. The XM-15 QRC model is a flat top with a receiver-length Picatinny rail on the upper receiver and no front sight. Above, A Bushmaster V Match “Flat-Top” Style Upper Receiver And A3 Type Removeable Carry Handle. I've had an XM-15 for maybe 8 years now. Of course, that also means it’s easy to move that muzzle during shot strings, making precise controlled pairs and follow-up shots more difficult. The bore and chamber of the … If you want fancy, lighter, super reliable, super tricked, etc. I keep telling myself that I should build one with a light weight BCM rail so I can use the Costa ‘C Clamp’ grip like all the cool kids, but I like the look of a fixed A2 front sight and know that a 11.5” free floated barrel is kinda dumb. The melt happened where the hand guard meets the retaining ring, not in the body. » (Page: 196), Lancelot At no point did I ever have a failure to load, fire, or eject any round, even with mixed rounds inside the mag. (Page: They are and Bushmaster was based in Windham, Maine- that’s probably the confusion. The whole thing is done in NP3 internals and externals. I do like the look of the wooden hand guards better, but I think they are more likely to get hot and burst into actual flame! Staying with the MIL-STD theme, the budget Bushmaster XM-15 rifle’s upper and lower receiver are forged 7075 aluminum alloy. Bushmaster XM-15 right side (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). The XM-15 QRC model is a flat top with a receiver-length Picatinny rail on the upper receiver and no front sight. 1408 It is in the A3 configuration. The handguard got pretty hot, but never too hot to hold. factory guns just dont interest me, Bushmaster guns are pieces of junk and the company does not honor their warranty if you are the 2nd owner. Bushmaster has been synonymous with the AR-15 for decades.Tens of thousands of them, if not more, are in use by law enforcement entities throughout the US, including the Texas Department of Public Safety. Nice starter rifle for someone just getting into it and build off of, definitely need some irons on it. Muzzle Device: A-2 Birdcage Flash Hider Clearly faster than I was expecting. This rifle will be heavily discounted in a few months. Conversely you could see it as an opportunity to justify the replacement of the plastic hand guards and six-position stock with some new wood furniture for a very classy look. I was skeptical. The standard XM-15 has a forged 7075T6 aircraft-grade aluminum upper and lower receiver. » » 74 (Page: ... like the picture suggests... you may have an interesting time if you want to put a front sight … 4 • Barrels on XM15 and Carbon 15 Models are either chrome lined Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel or 416 … 3 Bushmaster xm-15. 4 Mags: 1 PMAG Fancy paint IMO. Folks, he was being generous to us Privates and those worn-out guns, both. 3 Not a lot, but definitely melted. comparitive quality ones can still be built for less Who’s the nerd, or who just stood for their first promotion board? I didn’t fully test the battery life, but I left it on overnight without issue. Which is what i did. Barrel Length: 16-inch Superlite Contour Melonite Coated 1-8 Twist » If this new carbine is half as good it will be a good base for upgrading or maybe just leave it as it is. 75 2 4), rbhoover Their rifles are definitely seeing the quality control improvements I was promised. At no point did I lube the gun or disassemble it in any way again until the shooting portion of the review was over. Using the supplied quick-detach mount, I found it shot center for elevation and 2 inches right at 25 yards with the first round fired. 2 They melted because a thin barrel and a carbine-length gas system heat up quickly, even at that rate of fire. 852 (Page: For Sale PreBan Pre Ban Bushmaster XM15-E2S AR-15 Flat Top 223/5.56mm in Excellent Condition! Bushmasters Solid and Steady XM15 Patrolman AR15 rifle, Chambered in.556 /.223.This model is Bushmasters most poplar model designed to fill the need of Law Enforcement and Home Defense. In Bushmaster's 2016 sales brochure, all new-production XM-15s are stated to be supplied with a 4150 steel barrel.The standard barrel has rifling of 1 turn in 9". Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 2 87 So does the lack of sights. As far as melting these things, I’ve seen it happen a couple of times when conserving ammo for a sustained ROF was simply NOT in the fire-fight plan of the day during a particularly ‘exciting’ engagement. I have this strange compulsion to get a 11.5” Colt Commando upper too. PS That vid never gets old. As far as AR goes, its fine Bushmaster quality, although I purchased mine before Wyndham Weaponry split off so I cant vouch for their quality after that event. 2 Since this gun was bought new in New Jersey it has a … In the old days, for shooters who really wanted to do a lot of shooting, there may have been some truth in that. For a complete rifle from a reputable company, with mil-spec guts and an optic, complete and ready to shoot out of the box, that’s not bad at all. I find a thin barrel heats up fast, whips too much for precise shooting, and I’ll sacrifice a few ounces of weight to keep the muzzle down in fast fire any day. 205 better ones can be built for the same 204 Caliber: 5.56 NATO|223 Remington [1] Variants include the Bushmaster M4-type Carbine, Patrolman series, QRC series, Bushmaster XM15-E2S and the Carbon 15 line. 175), TinyCrumb 3 Sight: None Furthermore, their limited warranty is only good for 2 years after the date of mfg.. 69 I remember Bushmaster was held in high regard back when there was only a few AR manufacturers. 4 Bushmaster XM-15 at rest (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com), Bushmaster XM-15 QRC (Quick Response Carbine), SPECIFICATIONS: Bushmaster XM-15 Quick Reaction Carbine, Type: Rifle: Semi-Auto 153 The fact that it comes with a workable red dot optic is just gravy. Well, i could never figure out why they just didn’t change the case ‘shape’ of the 5.56 cartridge to imitate the 7.62 x 39 round? (Page: The Lower made by Bushmaster B.F.I early 1990's. And you aren’t building any AR for those prices either. The barrel is the familiar Melonite-coated 4150 Chrome-Moly steel, with a 1:8” twist and topped with an A2 birdcage flash hider. » Hell, I’ll be fair. The military had to realize that this was the whole problem to begin with, not mainly the ammo. 3 The customized … 5), pezboytate So when the fireworks began, I’d instantly duck and flatten out off the trail, and let off the whole mag in my rifle on full auto by raising only my arm up from my prone position to point the rifle in the direction of the enemy, then methodically, drop the mag, still holding the rifle up and inserting another mag. Other than the fact that it melted, this AR puts me to sleep like a lullaby. » “is it alluding to the ar’s swappable chamberings?”. Then again, the one and only interesting thing about it seems to be that it melted… so… not sure where that leaves me, I guess, other than annoyed that even the blandest of bland AR-15s is legally unavailable to me in NY. Click them together and off you go. E2S Series: The basic E2S is fitted with a 16-inch carbine-style barrel. We’ll have to see what happens. You can easily remove the carry handle and rear sights via a rail mount, but the front sight is fixed. The Bushmaster XM-15 [4] series (formerly styled as XM15 [2]) is a line of AR-15-pattern semi-automatic rifles, carbines, and pistols manufactured by Bushmaster Firearms International. 125 Never had a problem. Right, an early A1 Upper Receiver (note the rear sight differences). It shouldn’t. Reliability * * * * (Page: So we kept as many spare working weapons as we could, including working enemy weapons and ammo, and broken ones for parts in case it was just a bullet or shrapnel hit through the gun and you could take the good part from another broken one and fix it). But accessories and costs can go up exponentially when you start doing that. 195 [1] [4] The standard XM-15 … This went on for 400 rounds, the better part of a cold afternoon. You could always tell the well seasoned muli-toured vets by the amount of ammo they carried and how it was used. Your email address will not be published. Magpul fanboys. 70 1050), The_Muffin_Man That made adjustments quick and easy, which was much appreciated. Just another AR. Having a durable flip sight, … I popped the pins on the Bushmaster and pulled out the BCG and compared it to ones I pulled from my Colt ARs. Replacing the red dot optic with a custom US Optics 10X scope, the rifle was capable of much more precise shooting. 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