Bushmaster M17S


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el Godfather
July 31, 2012, 03:34 PM
Dear THR:
How many of you own M17S? I have had this rifle for a while. I thought about selling it a fews times then I didnt. I am glad I kept it. I find it to be very accurate with scope. I have shot some awesome targets out to 400 yards.

What are you views?
Thank you

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Maverick223
July 31, 2012, 11:31 PM
Hands down my favorite rifle, but I have done a great deal of customization to get it where I wanted it. It is surprisingly accurate, extremely reliable, superbly balanced, and just plain fun to shoot. Things will really be going downhill for me to even consider selling.

Here (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=459222) is a thread that I put together a while back detailing some of the work that I performed.

http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu141/Maverick223_album/IMG_4668.jpg

BTW, 20rnd magazines (particularly Lancer L-5s) are very well suited to the platform.

:)

TexasPatriot.308
July 31, 2012, 11:46 PM
just wondering (I have a thread on a Bushmaster question and getting no info) I recently got a new Bushmaster .308 OCR, it has BFI, Windham Maine on the lower assembly, along with LR-308, which is the DPMS designation. how is your rifle marked ?

Maverick223
August 1, 2012, 12:43 AM
Mine is marked as follows:

BFI
WINDHAM, ME
U.S.A.
CAL.223-5.56
MOD. M17S
serial number

:)

TexasPatriot.308
August 1, 2012, 12:51 AM
I know Bushmaster sold to Cerberus (sp) along with Remington and Marlin I think, and Rock River took the BAR10 design, now Mr. Dykes the Busmaster original owner came out of retirement and started again as Windham arms. I heard DPMS has something to do with it and the LR-308 just seems to confirm it, thanks for the info. neat looking rifle, guess an old timer like me (an old grunt) sticks to weapons like I used 40 years ago.

Maverick223
August 1, 2012, 10:50 AM
No problem. Interesting news regarding Windham Arms, that's the first I've heard about them, but I hope that they do well. As a side note, it would be nice to see someone bring back the M17S design, but I seriously doubt that will happen unless someone else buys the rights.

:)

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