The texas department of public safety switched over to bushmaster at the first part of 2006. So dont think twice about carrying that rifle while on duty.I am about to purchase my first AR for carrying on duty. Out of these two guns which one will be a better pick.
I have both the Bushmater and DPMS. They are both mil-spec and parts interchange. I really don't see how anyone who has actually shot a DPMS can call it Sh*t. I really don't see much of a difference between the two.Easy one to answer, Go with the Bushmaster, Armilite or Rock River, I've used all of those. The ..well....we have a saying...it stands for D*** Pilipino made SH**
Hello all. ive been visiting the forums for quite some time now. Lot of very good info here and as everyone has an opinion, some are good, others ,well you know. Anyway the question has always raised my hackles.
It is something like which is better a new Cadilac or a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
As a matter of coincidence just tonite I inspected 2 bolt and carrier assemblies. one was a bushmaster with 10000 rounds thru it, the other was a DPMS with 2000 rounds.
The Bushmaster showed the obvious signs of use in some polishing on and around the lugs on the bolt, and the 4 pads where the carrier rides the upper. There was no rounding of these surfaces, just what most people would consider normal wear for the round count. Looked pretty good and the bolt moved smoothly in the carrier.
The DPMS was a whole other story. The four corners of the carrier slides were very worn to rounded. This comes from excessively sloppy fit of the carrier to the upper. The bolt had extensive polishing and rounding on and around the lugs. The bolt face was pitted all around the firing pin hole, with the beginnings or erosion of the tip of the firing pin. Most of the phosphate coating from the outside of the carrier was gone.
I do not believe that DPMS should even be a consideration.
Spend the money, buy a rifle you will be proud to take to the range and know that it will not let you down.
My Bushmaster is on its 2nd barrel. Total round count is just over 24000.
NEVER had a jam misfire or any other problem.
At the range today, was the rest of the above parts. I own the Bushmaster and one of my co-workers owns the DPMS.
My typical day at the range. no problems. Only shooting at 100 yds so nice little 5 shot 1 holers were just happening.
Over at The DPMS side life was not so good. Stovepipe first round, then a couple shots later a slam fire, the the magic of a double, twice. That guy was not a happy camper.
Spend the money, cry once.