Bushmaster Carbine questions

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  1. armedcitizen

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    16" M4 Type Carbine:

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    As far as I can see, the only difference in these two rifles in the barrel profile on the M4. Does anyone know any other differences?
     
  2. NMshooter

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    Somewhere between half a pound to a pound weight.

    Other than that, not much.
     
  3. Tweak

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    IIRC, the one lacking the M4 cut is an HBAR.
     
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    armedcitizen,

    I have the Bushmaster 16" M4 Carbine, it's a great rifle. :D
     
  5. ABC4Me

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    I just bought my first AR15, a Bushmaster 16" A3 M4. Placed my request with my dealer on January 11 and brought it home February 26th. I also requested the 16" A3 as you get put on a waiting list, but the M4 showed up first and it was my first choice anyways. Still haven't had a chance to test it out as we have about 12" of snow on the ground. Thinking about buying an EOTech 512-A65 as my next purchase. :)
     
  6. dghboy315

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    do the bushmaster M4s have the M4 feed ramps? just curious
     
  7. ABC4Me

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    The Bushmasters do not have M4 feed ramps, but for about $300-400 more you can get a Colt that has them. I'll rather spend the money on ammo or optics.
     
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    i'm building one for my dad w/ the M4 feed ramps and it will be way cheaper than and colt or even a bushmaster. recon 16" mid-length, middle weight, chromed barrel w/ M4 feed ramps and a matching bolt for $300. CMT upper w/ M4 feed ramps for $100. www.globaltactical.com

    i figure i can build a civilian M4 for around $700.
     
  9. ABC4Me

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    I would like to build my own AR15 some day, but I thought it best to buy my first one already assembled. I have been checking out AR15.com and think it should be fun to build your own. From what I have been reading it seems that parts are sometimes in short supply or the wait is long for M4 barrels. Your price of $700 is very good, I bought mine for $859 plus tax with a lifetime warranty.
     
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    well, another way to save money and still get what you want is to buy a complete upper and a separate complete lower. denny over at globaltactical (the link is on my previous post) builds great uppers for a very resonable price and they will be much better than any mass produced gun.

    but, i'm only talking about for your next gun, b/c one is never enough... :evil:
     
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