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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jojo200517, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. jojo200517

    jojo200517 Active Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Anyone got a M17S bushmaster?

    I seen one for sale locally for $700 bucks that seems to be in good condition. Is this a good deal.

    No clue what year of manufacture is but I believe it to be a preban one as it has a muzzle break/flash hider.

    These take standard AR mags right? How is reliability of the platforms?
  2. Ian

    Ian Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    I had one for a while, but I'm a lefty so I didn't shoot it much. Mechanically it's more or less an AR18, which is a good thing.

    The brake doesn't necessarily mean preban. All of the M17 rifles had threaded muzzles for a keeper nut, including post-ban ones.

    My only complaint (other than it not being ambidextrous) was a pretty lousy long trigger pull. They do use standard AR mags, and are good guns.
  3. Limey46

    Limey46 New Member

    Feb 21, 2005
    I've had a couple and liked them. Very reliable, accurate, well built, easy to clean/maintain...negatives are the difficult trigger and the way the forend heats up in rapid fire. Past the first mag it gets a little toasty on your fingers.

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