» I shot commercial soft point hunting ammunition from two vendors. Instead, Bushmaster includes a Chinese-made miniature red dot optic. At no point did I ever have a failure to load, fire, or eject any round, even with mixed rounds inside the mag. [1] [4] The standard XM-15 … 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. Bushmaster XM-15 scoped (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). I put a CMMG flat top upper key lock on it with an eotech 512, and Diamond Head flip up sights. 4 better ones can be built for the same • Most Bushmaster models feature fully adjustable rear sights / elevation adjustable front sights. These sight posts and flip sights are made of high-grade materials and are built to last. Bushmaster XM 15 red dot optic (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). Those days are gone. People and their m-lock obsession makes me laugh. I shot surplus M193 and M855 from multiple vendors. But then I want irons on everything, these new bolt guns drive me nutts. Obviously, because of the traditional hand guard set-up, the barrel isn’t free-floating. 2 Finish: Matte Black Remington Outdoor Group is getting better and making good guns. 3 The whole thing is done in NP3 internals and externals. As far as AR goes, its fine Bushmaster quality, although I purchased mine before Wyndham Weaponry split off so I cant vouch for their quality after that event. 2 Bushmaster AR 15 after two years I am hopefully done with any changes and modifications. I never had a magazine fail to lock or drop when the magazine release was pushed. etc. I say almost, because the gas key staking on the Colt bolt is a little bit deeper, but the staking on the Bushmaster bolt has been done well and would certainly pass inspection. Bushmaster XM-15 chamber (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). 194 3 » They come in all sizes from short 7 inches to 12 inches or more which also solves your forward front sight radius needs if you want, and i believe by now, for a few bucks more they might have quick replacement lightweight slimline quad rails or M-loks also? Companies like Bushmaster and others all get some or most of their parts from these places discounted at a biz-rate so they can make money in numbers. Instead, Bushmaster includes a Chinese-made miniature red dot optic. 4 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. I contacted Bushmaster and asked them what a customer should do if this happens. I do like the look of the wooden hand guards better, but I think they are more likely to get hot and burst into actual flame! It is in the A3 configuration. Bushmaster XM-15 (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). Cheap rails can also come loose and cause more problems than they solve. Whether you’re looking for a free-float system or a traditional handguard, a lightweight AR-15 … Armalight, Bushmaster, and Colt. My deployment guns just happened to be Colts, and the standard there was closer to 3 or 4 inches. Barrel Length: 16-inch Superlite Contour Melonite Coated 1-8 Twist 4 3 AR15.Com reserves the right to overwrite or replace any affiliate, commercial, or monetizable links, posted by users, with our own. My question We’ll have to see what happens. 89), Wasd3r 853), GrimEReaper 2 I was skeptical. 209 3 2 You’ll see the effect that the thin barrel profile and traditional handguard/gas tube set up has on accuracy. It shouldn’t. … For Sale PreBan Pre Ban Bushmaster XM15-E2S AR-15 Flat Top 223/5.56mm in Excellent Condition! I never loaded more than one magazine at a time, and I did all loading by hand without the use of an assistance device like a magazine loader or Uplula. condition 98%+ like new. 2 Brownells has it for $539 ($499 without the optic) . I’m not sure that is 100% a criticism – there are worse things than a bland-looking but functional rifle. Barrels of XM-15 firearms have a heavy profile and are hard chrome-lined 4150 alloy steel or 416 stainless steel. 205 (Page: (Page: » I've had an XM-15 for maybe 8 years now. With such a high cyclic rate these early rifles had, (less than two seconds maybe to empty the mag) the first few of us up front could keep a steady blast of unholy full auto firepower going almost better than a min-gun in some ways to keep their heads down from 4 or five men at once while the rest of the sweep platoon moved up the ‘Pigs’ to flank for a crossfire position and take over after we started to run low on mags, threw our grenades as fast as we could and fell back. 124 Overall * * * (Page: 1409 The bore and chamber of the … You can also build one like that yourself. 146 Any use of this content without express written consent is prohibited. The XM15-QRC is a fine rifle for the money. That’s $400 to $430 total, max. 2), Raizo_Sekai I simply shot the entire magazine at the fastest pace that would allow me to consistently strike the 12” circular plate. which always seemed to focus on the AR jamming on extraction compared to the AK, which supposedly virtually never jammed. I have premium AR’s and yeah there’s a difference, but I really like this rifle. The customized … The trigger proved to be a slight burden to achieving best accuracy, even off our machine rest. Heck yeah, you’ve got my attention. The XM-15’s A2 birdcage-type flash hider (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). 85), stretch415 2 4 But a bone stock A2 as I was issued, or an old school Commando? I skimmed over that part so I missed it. 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. Bushmaster XM-15 right side (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). Also, the front sight … and for not significantly more one can be built that will shoot sub moa with the right ammo 2), isullivan 2 Furthermore, their limited warranty is only good for 2 years after the date of mfg.. 5), pezboytate The field of view is fairly small, there is a bluish tint to the image, and there is no night vision capability. Complete Palmetto Lower + Complete Palmetto Upper (both in the same style as this rifle) = $330. The front section of the hand guard, where it butts up against the gas block, was melted. I’ve has a Bushmaster QRC for about 5 years. 69 Mags: 1 PMAG If so, too bad you didn’t save it, it would be one of a kind. The front of the handguard melting is an issue, but a minor one. (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) You can use key lock for m-lock parts. Barrel Weight and Buffer Weight Correleation, GWOT Concept Inspired Picture/discussion Thread. The military had to realize that this was the whole problem to begin with, not mainly the ammo. Since this gun was bought new in New Jersey it has a … It’s a cheap, workable optic. But it will have a higher tendency to mis-align and jam bolt and feed interface if it got soft from too much heat, and bent enough to affect bolt function and extraction. Barebones. 2 The measurement is 1.915". I sent it back and they replaced the upper with an aluminum alloy upper. 2 Or firing one handed because half of one of your arms is blown open by shrapnel and you can’t move it. Copyright © 1996-2021 AR15.COM LLC. Mini Red Dot Optic, Forward Assist, Bayonet Lug It’s been a while since I shot an AR with this short a handguard. 1408 At no point did I lube the gun or disassemble it in any way again until the shooting portion of the review was over. This combination makes XM-15 the best choice for shooters who are looking for an AR-15 red dot sight that co-witness with their front iron sight. Both the Bushmaster and Rock River rifles had the two-aperture setup. Baby A’s. 3 I’d then go back, reload the magazine, and shoot again. meh… Right, an early A1 Upper Receiver (note the rear sight differences). Colt, Armalite, DPMS and Bushmaster were the big 4 and Bushmaster was considered near the top. I have this strange compulsion to get a 11.5” Colt Commando upper too. » » A2 “SQUARE” FRONT SIGHT POST (A Round Post can be found on some A1 models. But in this new day of full-length rails (and they are good days) all that naked pencil-thin barrel looks strange. But a strange little thing has happened. If you are offered buy one, simply laugh at the seller, tell them them good luck, and move on. Never had a problem. Fancy paint IMO. Their guns are very fragile and susceptible to breaking, and CANNOT be repaired! They are fine quality for an A2/A3 rifle. 2 I have a longer range match coming up where targets will be engaged using almost entirely alternate positions. 4), bigern314 Unusual for me, I spent most of my time shooting this gun in one drill. 1410), pezboytate You are not buying any AR for 300, 400, or 500. Really, who gives a shit? In the old days, when you bought a Bushmaster AR the guy behind the gun counter, (who knew everything ever because he almost went to Vietnam), told you to throw away the non-MIL-STD Bushmaster bolt and buy one made by Colt. Or can you really ever be done. The handguard got pretty hot, but never too hot to hold. Barrels of XM-15 firearms have a heavy profile and are hard chrome-lined 4150 alloy steel or 416 stainless steel. 1050), The_Muffin_Man This is the first time I’ve wanted a Bushmaster AR-15 since I was a kid. So it’s very possible for you to buy a NIB gun from a FFL dealer that was built 2 years ago, but with no warranty. 2 Little pricier but would knock off a few more ozs from it too keep it about where it is if that’s a concern. Of course, the result in a carbine-length hand guard ending well shy of the end of a lightweight muzzle is that you can start and stop that muzzle with a quickness. (Page: The standard XM-15 has a forged 7075T6 aircraft-grade aluminum upper and lower receiver. 3 With a bargain priced barrel this is about the best you are going to do. Gun shop near down town Austin notorious for being over priced… McBride’s. PS That vid never gets old. Hell, I’ll be fair. I didn’t fully test the battery life, but I left it on overnight without issue. I’m not interested in another modern evolution AR right now. E2S Target- 20" heavy-barrel target rifle with A2-style stock and carry handle up… The Lower made by Bushmaster B.F.I early 1990's. (No, in ’68 we didn’t have a base ‘gun shop’ with a full supply of parts. Obviously, as I was loading a single magazine by hand each time, and only shooting 30 rounds of aimed fire each time, I was shooting a lot slower than 45 rounds per minute. 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. (Page: I’ve lost count of how many I already have. My AK is M-lock, but only because I liked the furniture if it was key lock I would have still gotten it, and I still have my M4 style upper as a backup. 196), Lancelot 71), strangejames The red dot is junk. [ARFCOM NEWS] Is The NRA Taking Its Ball And Going Home? 4 Cheers. 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. 4 2 I also wasn’t shooting an M16 or an M4. Restaurant all over Austin known for strong drinks. The XM-15 line packs an impressive magazine system. Seems like you would want handguards with double heat shields. 3 For those of you who cringe at anything more than Minute of Angle precision, I’ll remind you that is better than what any service rifle, M16A2 or M4-type, I was deployed with achieved. You can easily remove the carry handle and rear sights via a rail mount, but the front sight is fixed. I was interested in a scope but, I don't know much about them and need some help. comparitive quality ones can still be built for less You could definitely make it catch fire if you weren’t paying attention. 1049 “is it alluding to the ar’s swappable chamberings?”. The Bushmaster XM-15 Standard is a family of AR-15 style semi-automatic rifles chambered in 5.56x45mm. The police officer I bought the rifle from had actually replaced the sight post with a gas block then slid the front sight post up the barrel to make it rifle length as a sight … 3 1.1. It was a rare day that I could get to 2 MOA with any of the guns I was issued, even with a telescopic sight. The author didn’t want to call them out as being over priced pompous assholes so I did it for them. Put a decent red dot on and shoot away. This rifle could shoot 3” groups at 100 yds without them. (Page: The hand guards didn’t melt because they’re poor quality. The get OEM manufacturers to subcontract these kinds of parts or use generic ones. Zhukov It ran 520 round without any trouble firing any round. I shot 77gr OTM rounds from two different vendors. bushmaster model xm-15 e2s, permanent flash hider, no bayonet lug, detachable carry handle with picatinny receiver, fixed front sight… 3 If the hand guard didn’t melt this would be a solid 4-star budget priced AR. I won’t buy another one for the price I paid. I thought it was Windham first, then bought by bushmaster then the workers went and started up Windham again later. Like the pencil barrel and minimal equipment. 66 The XM-15 Quick Response Carbine (QRC) is one of the lowest, if not the lowest-priced Bushmaster AR-15 in their line-up. As far as quality, it functions well and I had no issues with it during the review. Still shoots .5 inch groups at 100 yards. Muzzle Device: A-2 Birdcage Flash Hider better quality ones can still be built for the same The heat shields weren’t the issue. which might only add a few more ounces, but then you could also get an ultra-lite stock also. First AR-15! what’s that, if not wylde? That’s the rate of fire your rifle should be able to sustain indefinitely. Wood carbine foregrip (image courtesy blackgunswood.com). Correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t Remington own Bushmaster now and the good old boys from Bushmasters beginning go on to start Windham? This shouldn’t be a problem with a semi-auto if the recommended firing rate is adhered to. I have a BM XM-15 E2S. 70 The gun ran perfectly. Good enough for government work, and better than most issue rifles. 4 173 Of course, that also means it’s easy to move that muzzle during shot strings, making precise controlled pairs and follow-up shots more difficult. (Page: I should have been paying closer attention. I’m not sure what’s going on with the $796 MSRP, but it doesn’t look like anybody is selling it for near that. It’s a light weight rifle at 5 lbs, easy to shoot, and next to nothing to carry. They are almost identical. ... like the picture suggests... you may have an interesting time if you want to put a front sight … 3 Rare Breed Triggers FRT - Convince me to not buy one? Both the upper and lower receivers … I bought the same gun for $350 after rebate last year. 4 …or, for around 35 bucks last time i checked you can get a simple two- piece Aluminum quad rail on Ebay or Amazon that snaps right in the same capture braces as the standard plastic guards this comes with. Bushmaster XM-15 QRC 223/5.56mm Semi-Auto Rifle with Mini Red Dot The standard XM-15 has a forged 7075T6 aircraft-grade aluminum upper and lower receiver. Which was very smart when Remington had no QC, and now that they do, Windham is already established and has a following as a good manufacturer. It’s good to know what possibly to avoid in an AR package from a through review. 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. Optics Scope!!! Action: Semi-Automatic I lubed the gun with Rem-Oil prior to shooting and passed a bore snake down the barrel. 3 Other shops within an hour’s drive sell it for $579 and I can quickly find it online for $509. Now, the only way to get the hand guards off is to break them. I’m not a fan of pencil barrel at all. 125 On the competition’s way down — in both price and quality — Bushmaster didn’t lower their price. Last year one of the employees in the organization told me they were taking the next couple of years to step back and improve quality on all of their lines, including Remington, Bushmaster, Marlin, and others. The AR-15 is capable of accepting a variety of different handguards and rail systems, depending on the shooter’s needs. I also seem to recall that some years later they came out with a stainless steel receiver for the M-16 platform—maybe to use for a lighter SAW weapon, but i don’t think they make it anymore? Capacity: 30+1 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The fact that it comes with a workable red dot optic is just gravy. (Page: 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. Have a look at the manual Bushmaster Xm15 Instruction Manual online for free. The Upper Receiver is Flat Top Optics Ready AR-15 Fixed A2 Front Sight with side sling mount, Removable PRA Rear Sight… Stock: 6-position collapsible stock 4 67 Yea fucking Magpul and their foreends, and all those people making reproductions. 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. A few months later while training ARVNs at the base camp we had a chance to scrutinize closely one of the many broken guns we had laying around for parts. Decent night time flash suppression for night ambush missions and pretty well balanced when using it as a pistol. » I didn’t notice anything was wrong until the next day, when I pulled the gun out for accuracy testing. 99% condition; test … Yup, (that’s hillbilly for ‘Meh’) I totally agree. This rifle will be heavily discounted in a few months. 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