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Need help purchasing an AR/Bushmaster

I am looking into buying an ar. I do not know a whole lot about these rifles as what brands are good and bad,etc. I don't want to spend a ton of money one one, I would like to stay around $800-$1000. I am looking to be schooled on the ar to help with my purchase. I don't want to run out and buy the first one I see. What are all your guys thoughts? Thank you for your time
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Most are relative in quality. Some good, better, best.Stick with milspec. Staked gas keys, m4 feed ramps, etc. Is this for fun like a plinker, home defense, shtf, long range, etc? Lots of questions to start asking yourself.
IMO stay away from carbon/polymer lowers.
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Re: Need help purchasing an AR/Bushmaster

What is your intended use? Home defense, plinking up to 50 yards, 300 yard target shooting, hunting? Will you ever strap it on your back and carry it for a few miles, or just tote back and forth from the range. How much shooting will you do? 5k rounds per year, or maybe a few hundred per year?

Any idea on optics so far? Could give a recommendation once we know what you intend to do with it.
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What is your intended use? Home defense, plinking up to 50 yards, 300 yard target shooting, hunting? Will you ever strap it on your back and carry it for a few miles, or just tote back and forth from the range. How much shooting will you do? 5k rounds per year, or maybe a few hundred per year?

Any idea on optics so far? Could give a recommendation once we know what you intend to do with it.
As you can see the options are endless. You'll need more than one.
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I bought this one last fall, you get 3 free mags and Bushmaster was offering a $50.00 mail in rebate. As a pinker I am very satisfied. My rifle also came with a canvas gun case.

http://www.cdnnsports.com/bushmaster...l#.VNjNNWMtCUk
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Re: Need help purchasing an AR/Bushmaster

like was said...you gotta decide what you want the gun for and how you want it setup....


you could have a basic type rifle...you could have a SBR...you could build a long range rig...the sky isnt even the limit anymore with ARs...

heck...you gotta decide caliber now...not too long ago that wasnt even something you had to think about...
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As you can see the options are endless. You'll need more than one.
I like many other have said the same thing, but Dogface has included a key piece of advice.

On a serious note. It wouldn't be a bad thing always having extra lowers and uppers in case you have the bug to start building.
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As stated, options everywhere. For a grand or less you can find a Colt or Sig 400. I can't recommend a new Colt ( I hear too many things about the Colts made in Canada) but can recommend a Sig. I have two. Purchase a M400 and you will be happy. I don't want to start a argument, but a Sig is better. I my opinion. Doc in Pa.
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I've had a Bushmaster M4 for about 10 years, have fired A LOT of rounds out of it and NEVER had a problem with it. I had an Olympic Arms M4 and it was junk, so with my personal experience and some others I've talked to, stay away from Olympic Arms.
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AR manufacturers A-Z.

http://www.deploymentessentials.com/...acturers-list/
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