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Offline dodge16vrt

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Bushmaster Carbon
« on: May 27, 2012, 12:00:02 pm »
What do you guys tink of the Carbon Fiber AR? I was looking at this one and not so sure on the carbon. I was told by an enigneer at FN the other day that all of the ARs are heading that direction. Supposed to be 40% stronger and lighter.

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    Re: Bushmaster Carbon
    « Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 04:04:27 pm »
    Wow! I checked it out and it was light as heck! It feels like an airsoft gun and kinda cheapy. I dunno, For $699 I can spend a little more and get a nice AR. I am not big on ARs but I am getting my daughter into 3 gun and assisting on the range. I thought maybe it would be an easier AR for her to handle but I dunno about a plastic AR.

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    Re: Bushmaster Carbon
    « Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 07:54:56 am »
    I saw one at Academy.  This thing is a piece of shit.

    I am shocked that Bushmaster even put their name on it.

    And no, the industry is not heading this way.

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    Re: Bushmaster Carbon
    « Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 10:40:02 am »
    This came from an FN engineer. He said they have been working with the plastics idea for a while. They knew the polymers worked great on the pistols and were widely accepted. They knew it would be a bigger deal with the rifles to get them accepted. He said they are stronger and lighter for the infantrymen.
    I dont know. Tihs is just what he told me. I can see the lower being plastic but can the upper stand the abuse? Which would fare better in dirty sandy conditions? I cant see plastic taking it too well in the desert. I'm hoping this guy was just talking out his butt.

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    Re: Bushmaster Carbon
    « Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012, 08:46:49 pm »
    I bought a DTI AR here locally. Full mil spec A3 upper and ar lower that is forged for $769.

    For the extra $70 to have forged upper and lowers, it makes the price they are asking for the carbon 15 a joke.

    In addition to that, Wal-Mart carries a DPMS panther flat top with no sights for $567. It is called the Sportical.

    Good luck finding one, they are flying off the shelves.

    My DTI  is  a quality weapon. The Carbon 15 is just crap. The one I looked at still had casting flashes from the molds.  Yes it is lite, that is a fact.

    But a polymer upper for a rifle is just not going to be reliable.

    I hope this guy is kidding. 

    No serious shooter would buy that carbon 15.
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    Re: Bushmaster Carbon
    « Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012, 10:06:54 pm »
    I kinda agree with you. I heard about the DPMS. I have been looking for one but cant find one in stock. How is it compared to the S&W M&P sport? DOes it have forward assist?

    Check these out with carbon fiber barrels:
    http://www.christensenarms.com/carbon-vs-steel

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    Re: Bushmaster Carbon
    « Reply #6 on: May 28, 2012, 10:20:35 pm »
    I think I am leaning toward the SIG or the Palmetto State Armory with FN barrel. I love SIGs but Palmetto is right here 3 miles from me and FN is 6 miles from me. Any issues I can drop by and see them.

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    Re: Bushmaster Carbon
    « Reply #7 on: June 1, 2012, 02:31:13 am »
    actually, the carbon polymer is stronger than the aluminum. that's why the AR gets away with so much aluminum, becasue the stresses are contained in the steel barrel and bolt. the receivers just hold everything together. the flashing is easy to clean up.

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    Re: Bushmaster Carbon
    « Reply #8 on: June 1, 2012, 07:46:22 am »
    Thats what I was told. Then there was the fact that you cant mod the gun, What you see is what you get. You cant change anything on it. And the fact the upper got soft under fire didnt make me too comfortable.

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    Re: Bushmaster Carbon
    « Reply #9 on: November 19, 2012, 10:26:09 pm »
    Just found these posts....

     I recently picked up one of these.... I have heard bad things about the earlier versions, but the one I picked up is second hand, about 3 months old.  Around here no pawn shop, walmart, or any gun stores have any ar in stock.  Every store is back ordered...  The one I got has Magpul forgrip, buttstock, & grip.  Also has a hard case, tactical bag, 4 clips & a bushnell red dot scope.  This shoots great & eats any brand ammo.. Very pleased with it.
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