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Bushmaster M17S

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by el Godfather, Jul 31, 2012.

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  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Member

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    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
     
  2. Maverick223

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    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 is a thread that I put together a while back detailing some of the work that I performed.

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

    :)
     
  3. TexasPatriot.308

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    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 ?
     
  4. Maverick223

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    Mine is marked as follows:

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

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  5. TexasPatriot.308

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    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.
     
  6. Maverick223

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    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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