Originally Posted by FlatFender
The reputation is based on many things:
1. Non staked gas keys. For years Bushmaster didn't bother to do this, leading to a lot of gas keys coming loose while firing, rendering the rifle useless.
2. Accuracy issues. Many are known to be 3-4 minute guns.
5. QC issues. BM is known for shipping rifles with non-staked, finger tight castle nuts.
Not being a dick or trying to bust your balls but have you seen any of this first hand? I certainly have not but I've only been into the AR thing for about 5 years.