Rare Breed Triggers FRT - Convince me to not buy one? Bushmaster XM-15 factory 7075 forged lower and A3 flat-top upper receiver with forward assist and dust cover door; Carbine-Length Gas on 16" 5.56 Bushmaster Chrome-Lined 4150 chrome moly steel M4 barrel with 1:9" Twist; A2 Flash Hider; A2 Front Sight with Sling Swivel and Bayonet Lug; Bushmaster … I shot surplus M193 and M855 from multiple vendors. I have a pre-Remington Bushmaster. You can use key lock for m-lock parts. I find a thin barrel heats up fast, whips too much for precise shooting, and I’ll sacrifice a few ounces of weight to keep the muzzle down in fast fire any day. MSRP: $769 (found online easily for $509-$579). As it is, a competent shooter with the XM-15 is capable of striking a 19” silhouette reliably up to 600 yards, the same distance the maximum effective range our drill sergeant at Ft. Benning told us our M16A2 service rifle was capable of. Then I saw the Remington 700 5R, a new Marlin 1984 and the new Remington Model Sevens. 3 I heard from a fairly reliable source that the chamber in this gun was a hybrid, and was capable of handling the 5.56 round, mabey a WYLDE chamber?. It’s also one of the better budget ARs I’ve shot. » condition 98%+ like new. Seems like you would want handguards with double heat shields. It’s a solid buy at that price range. Cheers. 2 Never had a problem. The red dot is quite large, I’d guess close to 4 MOA, That’s suitable for CQB work, but not ideal at 100 yards or farther. 3 I won’t buy another one for the price I paid. I simply shot the entire magazine at the fastest pace that would allow me to consistently strike the 12” circular plate. Accuracy * * * Free floating rails are just unnecessary weight on most people’s rifles. 5), pezboytate The melt happened where the hand guard meets the retaining ring, not in the body. 205 This is the first time I’ve wanted a Bushmaster AR-15 since I was a kid. (you won’t hit anything trying that with an M-14 on full auto if you could even hold it steady in the right direction) Remington Outdoor Group is getting better and making good guns. 69 Conversely you could see it as an opportunity to justify the replacement of the plastic hand guards and six-position stock with some new wood furniture for a very classy look. 1408 2 68), DocBach They melted because a thin barrel and a carbine-length gas system heat up quickly, even at that rate of fire. One can choose to see this as a failure to account for the heat from a carbine-length gas tube and a thin barrel and remind yourself to let up when the hand guard gets warm. I bought the same gun for $350 after rebate last year. What is maximum sustained rate of semi-automatic fire for your M16 or M4? Unusual for me, I spent most of my time shooting this gun in one drill. Folks, he was being generous to us Privates and those worn-out guns, both. 2 I have a BM XM-15 E2S. I put a CMMG flat top upper key lock on it with an eotech 512, and Diamond Head flip up sights. I popped the pins on the Bushmaster and pulled out the BCG and compared it to ones I pulled from my Colt ARs. My favorite, and still today–only with the modern superior CQB optics was the Shorty carbine which i preferred to carry when we got them, especially with the 30 round mags. Your suggestion to replace plastic hand guards that have ventilation holes top and bottom with wooden hand guards without any ventilation holes seems misguided. I hope you folks can get to the bottom of this for me as I would like to return the gun if it is in fact .223 only. Bushmaster XM-15 at rest (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com), Bushmaster XM-15 QRC (Quick Response Carbine), SPECIFICATIONS: Bushmaster XM-15 Quick Reaction Carbine, Type: Rifle: Semi-Auto E2S Series: The basic E2S is fitted with a 16-inch carbine-style barrel. serial number bfi643914. The barrel is the familiar Melonite-coated 4150 Chrome-Moly steel, with a 1:8” twist and topped with an A2 birdcage flash hider. comparitive quality ones can still be built for less They are almost identical. I didn’t fully test the battery life, but I left it on overnight without issue. I remember 20 years ago when they said if buying an AR stick with the A, B, C’S. The XM-15 QRC model is a flat top with a receiver-length Picatinny rail on the upper receiver and no front sight. This rifle will be heavily discounted in a few months. ... like the picture suggests... you may have an interesting time if you want to put a front sight … 2 85), stretch415 Using the supplied quick-detach mount, I found it shot center for elevation and 2 inches right at 25 yards with the first round fired. 3 You can also build one like that yourself. It only took a few seconds total time after getting the hang of peeling a mag out of the bandolier to reload and fire it in one blast on full auto and repeat. That’s the rate of fire your rifle should be able to sustain indefinitely. If you are offered buy one, simply laugh at the seller, tell them them good luck, and move on. I’m not sure that is 100% a criticism – there are worse things than a bland-looking but functional rifle. 194 110 You could definitely make it catch fire if you weren’t paying attention. 1410), pezboytate 173 I've had an XM-15 for maybe 8 years now. What we finally figured out was the interface between the upper aluminum receiver and the Steel barrel would actually reach a temperature so high with continuous full auto blast as to soften the aluminum enough to cause it to bend just aft of the chamber (especially from rough treatment just after firing like using it like a cane to help to help get up fast to move out) later causing feeding jams during its highest temperature phase during firing, and when it cools, it’s not readily noticeable. Not a lot, but definitely melted. (Page: 7075, good bolt, good price. I find it hard to believe that a AR-15 rifle was built to shoot the civilian .223 round only, and not the 5.56. Decent night time flash suppression for night ambush missions and pretty well balanced when using it as a pistol. … I’m not interested in another modern evolution AR right now. » Using the supplied red dot optic, my groups at 100 yards never got below 4 inches. ADCO still chop/thread and crown barrels? Mini Red Dot Optic, Forward Assist, Bayonet Lug Bushmaster XM-15 chamber (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). Placing the rifle in a Caldwell Stinger shooting rest and shooting five-round groups at 100 yards, the best shooting round was IWI’s M193 55gr FMJ printing an average of 2” groups for four-shot strings. It’s a light weight rifle at 5 lbs, easy to shoot, and next to nothing to carry. But a bone stock A2 as I was issued, or an old school Commando? I’ve lost count of how many I already have. Don’t be that guy with a Barska laser, a crap light and a bunch of cords and tape switches velcroed to their rifle. If so, too bad you didn’t save it, it would be one of a kind. But just ok. Customization * * * * In Bushmaster's 2016 sales brochure, all new-production XM-15s are stated to be supplied with a 4150 steel barrel.The standard barrel has rifling of 1 turn in 9". [2] [4] In Bushmaster's 2016 sales brochure, all new-production XM … A gun shop near downtown Austin notorious for high prices sells the XM-15 QRC for $672. Bushmaster XM-15 (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). I recently bought a Bushmaster Ar 15 model # xm15-e2s with the fixed handle. I contacted Bushmaster and asked them what a customer should do if this happens. Bushmaster XM-15 left side (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). This worked well enough until one time my gun jammed and i couldn’t unjam it, and when i got it back to the base camp and tried to fix it, it still wouldn’t chamber a round. meh… Smart business is a lot like smart politics! Del-Ton, Inc AR-15 AR15 front sight post for use with AR-15 AR15 front sight base. I wasn’t wearing gloves, and if my support hand inched forward, the heat from the barrel and bayonet lug let me know it. I hope you said 45 rounds per minute. 203 (Page: The Bushmaster XM-15 [4] series (formerly styled as XM15 [2]) is a line of AR-15-pattern semi-automatic rifles, carbines, and pistols manufactured by Bushmaster Firearms International. Then again, the one and only interesting thing about it seems to be that it melted… so… not sure where that leaves me, I guess, other than annoyed that even the blandest of bland AR-15s is legally unavailable to me in NY. Cheap rails can also come loose and cause more problems than they solve. After all, one of the main assets of the 16 was to be light, and handy enough to ‘abuse–like we did– or with one handed full auto cover firing while dragging a wounded brother back to cover. 76), Alaska511 3 99% condition; test … Muzzle Device: A-2 Birdcage Flash Hider Not all 55gr FMJ surplus shot quite that well, but surplus M855 and Winchester’s 64gr Super X shot not even ¼” larger groups. If you wanted to pound targets right out of the box, you’d be pretty close just picking up the gun, loading it, and having fun at the range. what’s that, if not wylde? It is in the A3 configuration. This shouldn’t be a problem with a semi-auto if the recommended firing rate is adhered to. On the competition’s way down — in both price and quality — Bushmaster didn’t lower their price. Both the Bushmaster and Rock River rifles had the two-aperture setup. I’ve has a Bushmaster QRC for about 5 years. As far as melting these things, I’ve seen it happen a couple of times when conserving ammo for a sustained ROF was simply NOT in the fire-fight plan of the day during a particularly ‘exciting’ engagement. When it comes to reliably sending lead down range, the Bushmaster performed flawlessly. 71), strangejames So we kept as many spare working weapons as we could, including working enemy weapons and ammo, and broken ones for parts in case it was just a bullet or shrapnel hit through the gun and you could take the good part from another broken one and fix it). 126). » The bore and chamber of the … 154 Barrel Length: 16-inch Superlite Contour Melonite Coated 1-8 Twist The XM-15 line packs an impressive magazine system. better quality ones can still be built for the same 4 Had they made one little improvement in the AR platform, it would have ended the long time AK v. AR historic debate once and for all. Also, the front sight … I know a lot of folks are, and it’s appropriate on this “Mil-Spec” themed rifle. Hell, I’ll be fair. The XM-15 QRC model is a flat top with a receiver-length Picatinny rail on the upper receiver and no front sight. 74 124 The standard XM-15 has a forged 7075T6 aircraft-grade aluminum upper and lower receiver. 3 4 The shorter version with a heavy barrel. I’d then go back, reload the magazine, and shoot again. Other shops within an hour’s drive sell it for $579 and I can quickly find it online for $509. I have premium AR’s and yeah there’s a difference, but I really like this rifle. (Page: I thought it was Windham first, then bought by bushmaster then the workers went and started up Windham again later. Required fields are marked *. 4), rbhoover Bushmaster left, Colt right (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). If the hand guard didn’t melt this would be a solid 4-star budget priced AR. At no point did I ever have a failure to load, fire, or eject any round, even with mixed rounds inside the mag. 2 I was skeptical. Bushmaster XM-15 right side (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). (Page: 205), hellbound (Page: Zhukov A Magpul Moe handguard is fine for mounting a light. The trigger proved to be a slight burden to achieving best accuracy, even off our machine rest. I was interested in a scope but, I don't know much about them and need some help. How many ARs go for around 5 bills these days? I know what I’d do. Bushmaster XM-15 QRC (image JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). 3 And now this. 3 [ARFCOM NEWS] Is The NRA Taking Its Ball And Going Home? [1] Variants include the Bushmaster M4-type Carbine, Patrolman series, QRC series, Bushmaster XM15-E2S and the Carbon 15 line. Either swap those guards out or ease up on the rate of fire and you’re left with a rifle that’s got a whole lot going for it at a great retail price. (Page: Bushmaster has been synonymous with the AR-15 for decades.Tens of thousands of them, if not more, are in use by law enforcement entities throughout the US, including the Texas Department of Public Safety. All Rights Reserved. Subscribe for FREE now to ensure you never missa single vital update... ©COPYRIGHT 2021, THETRUTHABOUTGUNS.COM ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 206), RTUtah I have Windham in my safe I’m holding for a kid, never really dug deep into the histroy of them thou. The military had to realize that this was the whole problem to begin with, not mainly the ammo. » The get OEM manufacturers to subcontract these kinds of parts or use generic ones. XM-15 Standard rifles all include an A2 flash hider. (Page: Still shoots .5 inch groups at 100 yards. Those days are gone. We put 20 round mags which was all we had because 30 rounders weren’t in the standard-issue flow of supply yet, but we could fit loaded 20 round mags in the cloth bandoliers that 20 round stripper clip ammo came packed in. But even more fun would be cut the barrel to SBR it, push an A2 front sight on it and an A3 rear, and turn it into a Commando model. (Page: 2 Or can you really ever be done. The XM-15 can be considered the best choice for shooters who use brass-cases rounds. Then instead of three or four of those old bulky ‘ammo pouches’ we rigged a pack belt to carry more grenades than standard carry load. I never had a magazine fail to lock or drop when the magazine release was pushed. (Page: 4 As … God can’t they see how unpopular those things are. 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