Bushmaster XM15-E2S


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MP Sniper
June 26, 2006, 08:23 PM
whats every ones thoughts on the Bushmaster XM15-E2S?

i know bushmaster is a great manufacturer but iam asking about that specific make?

this is the one i want to get its slightly used (used 95% condition) for 700.00 (2 20 round magazines, sling and hardcase)

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b179/mpsniper/1.jpg

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geekWithA.45
June 26, 2006, 08:34 PM
Howdy!

Be aware that that designation is shared by several variants of the Bushmaster.

It's a solid rifle. Mine's a Dissipator, with umpteen thousands of rounds through it, runs like a champ.

PATH
June 26, 2006, 09:11 PM
Ditto!

MatthewVanitas
June 26, 2006, 09:52 PM
Couple suggestions that can be fun:

a) If you order directly from Bushmaster, you can skip out on the excise tax on complete firearms (around $100) by ordering just the upper receiver. You can then order a BM lower separately and have it sent to your local FFL, or just buy a Stag lower (similar quality, way less price)

b) Bushmaster can combine all kinds of details for your upper receiver: different barrel lengths and profiles, etc. In particular, if you don't want a detachable carry handle, I'd go for the A1 sights (Vietnam-style) instead of the A2 sights: way fewer moving parts.

For what it's worth, here's what I did:

--Bushmaster M4 Dissipator barrel on an A1-sights upper-receiver, threaded but no FS (screwed on a 3-prong Vietnam-era flash suppressor) = $515
--CMMG lower receiver, complete w/ A1 stock: $240

Total was still less than a Bushmaster will cost you most places. Would have been even cheaper if I'd used a Stag lower. For slightly more cash you can get your upper from CMMG too, and they have some really cool options.

-MV

nitesite
June 26, 2006, 10:01 PM
I just finished breaking in the stainless steel barrel on my E2S (actually my stainless version is Model PCWA2S 20SS but the lower states it is an XM15 E2S).

I bought it because I feel I'm too old :rolleyes: for a tactical rifle with picatinny rails everywhere and a short barrel. I want a longer sight radius and more velocity/accuracy. And less muzzle blast. So as long as my eyes hold up I wanted one with A2 sights and no optics. IOW, I wanted a rifle that could take me back to my days 13-years ago (when I left active duty) when I always shot Expert in the regular Army without any modern aids.

Yesterday I fired three final rounds to verify my zero at 100-meters. Granted it was sheer luck, but I had two shots actually touching 1/2" from the target center and the third holed 1.85" below the first two and 1" right. :what:

I was stunned. I have scoped bolt rifles that I am pleased to shoot 1" groups with factory permium ammo. Here I was able to do almost as well with my 47-year old eyes and iron sights. And of course one very good rifle.

Does my 20" SS Bushmaster weigh more? Yep, 8.3-lbs empty. But I've long ago given up any fantasy that I am going to be doing breach and entry missions with a shorty AR-15. Nor will I be humping one for hours at a time over uneven terrain. I want to pop some coyotes when in range and have fun at the range and have one more pretty damn good HD long gun in my home.

Mine is not perfect for everybody. Fact is, many of you want to add gadgets and make yours a modular rifle so this doesn't fit the bill. But for me I think I have a very repeatable platform and with my Harris bipod I am ready for some fun!

Until my eyes give up. Then I can just sell the upper and get an A3 upper with an Aimpoint... ;)

Demiurge
June 26, 2006, 10:18 PM
Hmmm...

Couple suggestions that can be fun:

a) If you order directly from Bushmaster, you can skip out on the excise tax on complete firearms (around $100) by ordering just the upper receiver. You can then order a BM lower separately and have it sent to your local FFL, or just buy a Stag lower (similar quality, way less price)

b) Bushmaster can combine all kinds of details for your upper receiver: different barrel lengths and profiles, etc. In particular, if you don't want a detachable carry handle, I'd go for the A1 sights (Vietnam-style) instead of the A2 sights: way fewer moving parts.

For what it's worth, here's what I did:

--Bushmaster M4 Dissipator barrel on an A1-sights upper-receiver, threaded but no FS (screwed on a 3-prong Vietnam-era flash suppressor) = $515
--CMMG lower receiver, complete w/ A1 stock: $240

Total was still less than a Bushmaster will cost you most places. Would have been even cheaper if I'd used a Stag lower. For slightly more cash you can get your upper from CMMG too, and they have some really cool options.

-MV

Could you post a picture of this? I am seriously interested in going the route you suggested for my first rifle purchase.

Thanks!

:neener:

lamazza
June 26, 2006, 10:34 PM
I bought the one with the hbar barrel from AIM-love it love love it

Demiurge
June 26, 2006, 10:41 PM
Whoa, a fellow Wisconsinite! :neener:

TheFrontRange
June 26, 2006, 10:46 PM
That's the model Bushmaster I purchased this past December...basically an "M-4 style" carbine. I opted for the A2 fixed carrying handle just because I've had a "thing" for the whole CAR-15 / XM177 / etc./etc. family of collapsible stock AR-15 weapons since I was a teen. I've only logged about 500 rounds through it thus far...I still have things to learn toward being truly proficient with this arm, but I'm loving it so far!

MatthewVanitas
June 27, 2006, 12:08 AM
@Demiurge

I don't have access to my pic files now, but it's a rough copy of the Colt 605 variant. I looked around on AR15.com. Give a look to this link, and there should be several of that type on the Retro Pic thread: http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=123&t=282937

-MV

Will Learn
June 27, 2006, 12:44 AM
I hav an xm15 with about 3000 rounds through it, very pleased. The few problems I have had were cleared up by Bushmaster at no charge(great CS).

mc223
June 27, 2006, 05:43 AM
From yet another wisconsinite.

I have a V- Match 20 in on it's second barrel. Only got 24000 rounds through the first one, and 1200 through the second. Just go out and buy yourself a new one. Skip the bargain piece parts. you will be much more satisfied in the end. Oh I forgot to mention, ZERO-NONE-NO jams misfires slam fires or problems of any kind in those 25200 rounds and counting.

wayne in boca
June 27, 2006, 06:47 AM
I have one exactly like the one in the picture (24" bbl.).Never jams,so accurate it's not even fun to shoot at 100 yards.Great rifle.

MAUSER88
June 27, 2006, 12:27 PM
I have one too. I did have my barrel threaded and had a Wilson Combat brake pinned and welded on. It looks just like the birdcage flashider.

HankB
June 27, 2006, 12:49 PM
Looks just like my rifle, naked Clinton muzzle and all. I've found it to be reliable and reasonably accurate - when 'scoped, ball ammo was giving me 10 round groups of around 2" or so at 100 yards.

Initially the barrel wasn't indexed right - it was taking almost 20 clicks of windage to get centered on target - but Bushmaster had the upper picked up, they fixed it properly, and returned it, all within about 2 weeks. Good customer service, no cost to me.

I added a Jewell trigger, and now with the demise of the AWB I'm planning to have the barrel threaded & a flash hider added.

As far as the recommendations on building your own rifle . . . in principle, it should work, assuming you get quality component parts. But if you're not set up to handle things yourself (like my initial barrel indexing problem) you're SOL.

If you know what you're doing, fine . . . more power to you. But I've seen a number of home-made frankenrifles that were unreliable . . . but the guy DID save some money. Some tradeoff . . .

Thin Black Line
June 27, 2006, 02:06 PM
I had the same thing with AK brake. Put 6K rds thru it. Loved it. Have
rebuilt it once already.

kasTX
June 27, 2006, 05:17 PM
I have that exact item, except with detachable handle.

I initially had feeding problems with it, so it went back to the factory. Since then it has performed flawlessly. It does not like Winchester white box, which groups 2-3" at 100 yds. Handloads are much better. My best load so far has been with the Barnes 50gr hollow point, which grouped five rounds into 5/8" at 100 yds. I tried some Speer TNT (52gr?) last weekend and put 15 rounds into 1.5" at 100 yds in a slight shifting crosswind.

It is completely stock except for a 3-9x scope.

I would highly recommend it.

MP Sniper
June 27, 2006, 05:36 PM
is there any good (good as in accurate and reliable) ammo that i can buy in bulk anywhere?

And is there any thing wrong with shooting tracers out of the gun?

Thin Black Line
June 27, 2006, 05:42 PM
Mine digests everything. Tracers are dirty and expensive. Some ranges
ban them and they can start fires in dry conditions. I once saw a bullet hole
in the particle board catch fire after some target practice with 5.56 tracers
in Iraq. Afterwards we were told "no tracers" --oops.

JeepGeek
June 3, 2008, 09:59 PM
just bought one of these myself. Damn good rifle, I just need to find some time to get her zeroed out to distance.

tbtrout
June 3, 2008, 10:20 PM
I bought one when they first became legal in NJ. It has been very accurate and reliable. It is a good price. Just make sure the mags are blocked to only hold 15 rds or they illegal in NJ. If I am correct it is $10,000 fine /mag and $1000 / rd over 15. You and your friend could get in hot water.

Rubber_Duck
June 3, 2008, 10:36 PM
I bought a Bushmaster XM15-E2S a couple months ago from a local gun shop, brand-new.

While it is an XM15-E2S, it looks different from the one in the pic at the top of this thread. Mine has the 6-position collapsible M4 stock, M4 profile barrel, bayo lug, and A2 flash suppressor. Mine does share the improved A1 upper (A1 sights, shell deflector, and forward assist) of the rifle pictured above however.

I've fired about 1500 rounds of ammo through mine (all Federal XM193) and not a single problem, using Lancer L5 mags and USGI mags made by Okay Ind. The only thing I've done to mine is install a MagPul enhanced trigger guard and replace the A1 rear sight aperture with an A2 aperture.

I like the gun a lot, very utilitarian, handy little rifle, and has proven reliable and accurate.

JeepGeek
June 3, 2008, 10:46 PM
Don't give a crap about NJ limitations. There's a reason I don't live there.

jwalt01
June 3, 2008, 10:55 PM
Its a great rifle I have that same rifle but with a collapsible stock
:)

tbtrout
June 4, 2008, 08:01 AM
The Op is from NJ, I just did not read it is a 2yr old thread until now, or i would not have repied to him. At ease the hostility JeepGeek.

gunmaker2872
December 30, 2008, 08:22 PM
I picked up this XM15 E2S its a 16inch chrome lined patrolmans carbine with free float quad rail illuminated recticle scope threaded barrel with a bird cage muzzel brake,, i paid 800$ and couldnt be happier



http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo241/jbmovingservice/ar15.jpg

possum
December 30, 2008, 08:27 PM
i own one but it is an a4 with a flash hider. and the one that i owned before that was a a2, with a birdcage. they were/have both been 100% reliable and a joy to shoot and train with. no issues no complaints.

doc540
December 30, 2008, 08:47 PM
I snagged one a little over a month ago, and I'm using it as an "AR tutor" since it's my first AR.

So far, so good.

I've already learned a lot...like it shoots much better than I do.:p

switch777
January 23, 2009, 12:54 PM
I've had mine for about 5 years. Thousands of rounds through it, no major problems. Great rifle, and I'd buy another if I needed to. I had an Olympic prior, and I prefer the Bushy. The chromed barrel stays so much cleaner...I had no idea when I bought it that it would be that much of a difference. I run a snake through it after a day of shooting and can wait indefinitely before cleaning it (though I never go more than 7-10 days), and it comes nice and clean.

I've made a few mods:

Meprolight front site pin
Surefire front end
YHM bipod adapter
Ergo fore grip
Millett DMS
Armalite mount
ARMS 5 riser
ARMS rear flip up
Ambi mag catch
Ambi safety
Wide charging handle latch
Ergo grip
spectergear MOUT sling (great simple sling, I use it on my shotgun and HK clone as well)
Ace stock

http://www.trya.us/images/g/XM15-1.jpg

http://www.trya.us/images/g/XM15-2.jpg

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