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Old November 20th, 2012, 07:48 PM   #41
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I really wish I could take the bolt assembly out of my two bushmaster AR's and post it up on this page.

I have a cheap BM, and the bolt assembly is clearly low class, any fool can see it.
I have a high dollar BM, and the bolt assembly is much better visually, this one I have thousands of rounds through with out a single jam or fail.

I have now owned three differant BM's all have run flawlessly.
There are low and high quality bushmasters just like any other.

My sig AR is my first choice, their is just something about it that makes my panties all wet, the others get jealous.
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My sig AR is my first choice, their is just something about it that makes my panties all wet, the others get jealous.
Walmart black friday deal, Sig M400 for $869...I'm super tempted to bring one home.
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Probably not, but there's a whole hell of a lot more to it than looks.

They have a bad reputation for a reason, much like Taurus. If you have one that runs, great.
What problems have you seen from Taurus in the last few years?

I have yet to come across anyone who has, first hand, had any problems with Taurus firearms since they were bought out years ago and all of their production was moved to Brazil.

Their 1911s are one of the best values on the market. You get the same performance and features out of one of their $650 1911s that you would get out of a comparable $1600 pistol because they do ALL of their design and production in house for every piece of their pistols now. That's why they're able to sell it for less.
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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.
Yessir, sure have. One guys buffer tube came loose during a class I took back in the spring.
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What problems have you seen from Taurus in the last few years?

I have yet to come across anyone who has, first hand, had any problems with Taurus firearms since they were bought out years ago and all of their production was moved to Brazil.

Their 1911s are one of the best values on the market. You get the same performance and features out of one of their $650 1911s that you would get out of a comparable $1600 pistol because they do ALL of their design and production in house for every piece of their pistols now. That's why they're able to sell it for less.
About a year ago, Taurus 738, the recoil spring was jumping off the barrel, gouging into the frame. Sent it to Taurus, they sent it back in a new box labeled "news gun". It was the same gun. It went back again, after some time it was finally replaced, and sold directly after.

Taurus J-frame copy, the internal lock activated while firing, created a locked, loaded firearm that was quite unsafe. It was replaced without issue.

Last one was a Taurus .22 revo that had chambers that were so marred with tool marks the casings had to be knocked out with a dowel. Taurus customer service was god awful in this instance.

These are all pistols that I've personally fired, and was there when the malfunction happened/was noticed.
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Walmart black friday deal, Sig M400 for $869...I'm super tempted to bring one home.
The reviews I've read on these are phenomenal. I'd like to get my hands on one.
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What problems have you seen from Taurus in the last few years?

I have yet to come across anyone who has, first hand, had any problems with Taurus firearms since they were bought out years ago and all of their production was moved to Brazil.

Their 1911s are one of the best values on the market. You get the same performance and features out of one of their $650 1911s that you would get out of a comparable $1600 pistol because they do ALL of their design and production in house for every piece of their pistols now. That's why they're able to sell it for less.
The only repeated issue we have had is the Millennium line of pistols . They are total shit the worse was the 45 acp's.
Other than that pistol everything they make is good and yes there 1911 is popular.
Every brand has their problems hell i just sent a own Gen 4 19 and 17 in for warranty. The worse one lately is Savage bolt shotguns .
This doesn't make their whole line shitty.
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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.

3. Non MPI/HP tested bolts.

4. Inferior steel used for bolts. Mil-spec is 158 Carpenter, Bushy and DPMS do not use this, and there are a lot of bolts that shear teeth at relatively low round counts because of this.

5. QC issues. BM is known for shipping rifles with non-staked, finger tight castle nuts.

6. Use of commercial buffer tubes limits buttstock options.

For the same amount of money, there are much better options on the market. I'd steer clear, but what do I know, I'm just an armchair commando.


If I find the asshole that changed my bolt out I'm going to kick his ass

Accuracy issues is a shooter problem not the rifle

commercial buffer tubes?? HAHAHhahahahha!!!

so far just a bunch of internet garbage and BS
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About a year ago, Taurus 738, the recoil spring was jumping off the barrel, gouging into the frame. Sent it to Taurus, they sent it back in a new box labeled "news gun". It was the same gun. It went back again, after some time it was finally replaced, and sold directly after.

Taurus J-frame copy, the internal lock activated while firing, created a locked, loaded firearm that was quite unsafe. It was replaced without issue.

Last one was a Taurus .22 revo that had chambers that were so marred with tool marks the casings had to be knocked out with a dowel. Taurus customer service was god awful in this instance.

These are all pistols that I've personally fired, and was there when the malfunction happened/was noticed.
That's exactly what I was looking for since I haven't had the chance to check out their whole line. Thank you sir!

Any experience with their 1911s yet? Thoughts?
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That's exactly what I was looking for since I haven't had the chance to check out their whole line. Thank you sir!

Any experience with their 1911s yet? Thoughts?
Not a 1911 guy, definitely not a Taurus guy.
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If I find the asshole that changed my bolt out I'm going to kick his ass

Accuracy issues is a shooter problem not the rifle

commercial buffer tubes?? HAHAHhahahahha!!!

so far just a bunch of internet garbage and BS
Lol, take it or leave it man, its no skin off my back if someone buys a shitty rifle.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #52
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Lol, take it or leave it man, its no skin off my back if someone buys a shitty rifle.
AR snob...post real info or go suck an egg!
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Typical pig.
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Pulled three carriers for inspection . Someone musta dumped a oil can on the Spikes ?

Bushmaster - Colt - Spikes tactical
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I've only shot/owned one bushmaster. Its a Varminter. First shot it broke. It was a minor thing, but it broke nonetheless. It was likely broken before the first shot, but not noticed until then.

The roll pin that retains the forward assist sheared clean off. It then dropped a piece of metal inside the action.

Take it home, swap in a new pin in approximately 14 seconds, and its been fine since. I don't exactly run it hard though.

The trigger still sucked for a "match grade" though. ;)
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I've only shot/owned one bushmaster. Its a Varminter. The trigger still sucked for a "match grade" though. ;)
Does that have the 2 stage trigger in it? I had a Predator that had a 2 stage trigger in it. I loved that gun but it was just a bit heavier and longer than I wanted. So I basically took 2 Bushmaster ORC's which have 16" barrels and turned them into mini Predator's with collapsable stocks. I love Bushmasters 2 stage trigger.
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Typical pig.
it sucks when you get to that point when people call out your bullshit with facts...happens to me all the time, so don't feel bad
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Pulled three carriers for inspection . Someone musta dumped a oil can on the Spikes ?

Bushmaster - Colt - Spikes tactical
What are you trying to show, the stake's? The colt looks to have the best if so. I've only stipped/cleaned a colt so, I appreicate the info.
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Pulled three carriers for inspection . Someone musta dumped a oil can on the Spikes ?

Bushmaster - Colt - Spikes tactical
Quality appearance of the Bushmaster looks the best. Colt has machining marks.
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Why are we posting pics/discussing AR-15s when the question was about AR-10/LR-308s?

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