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Bushmaster .308

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Packing4Peace, Oct 6, 2004.


    Oh yeah baby. It' an AR15 style rifle that spits big fat .308 Winchester (7.62) rounds! They are pretty pricey, but a .308 AR15 would be a mighty useful gun. It would pack better range and a lot more punch than .223s.

    If I only had 2 grand to blow on a gun... sigh.

    Has anyone owned or fired one of these? If so what did you think of it?
  2. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Enthusiast

    Mar 15, 2002
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    I've seen them in person. I myself prefer the A2 stock to the Ace for a 308 model, believing the ACE is best suited to AR-15 carbines. I also prefer the ergonomics, aesthetics, and proportions of the Armalite AR-10 to the Bush 308. The Armalite costs a bit less. I've seen the Bushies for $1500 at a gun show, and the Eagle Arms (by Armalite) for a grand. The Bushies use unmodified FAL mags, have an ambidextrous mag release, and I think have a forward assist. The AR-10 lacks the latter two features and uses converted M14 mags instead.

    It would be a hard decision for me, but I think I would choose the Eagle A2 myself for a battle rifle. If I wanted a target setup, I'd choose the DPMS 308.
  3. As a battle rifle, a .308 AR 15 would probably be better suited as a mid to long range rifle. I would prefer a .223 for mid to close range combat for several reasons: smaller, lighter ammo - more in a clip and easier to run around with; less recoil - means shooting quickly and accurately is easier; smaller frame - better mobility.

    But that's just my opinion, and I've never been in a gunfight, so what the heck do I know?

    I do think the .308 would be well suited for hunting though.
  4. SilverRun

    SilverRun G&G Enthusiast

    Jun 13, 2004
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    Havn't shoot one, but looked one over at a gun show. Had a nice feel. Whish I had the money as well. Don't remember the price, but seems it was alot less than 2K.
  5. Well, the bushies start at list price $1600, could probably find one for $1200-$1400, and I was figuring in the price of a decent scope, magazines, ammo, etcetera.
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