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BUSHMASTER M4 vs S&W M&P 15

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I just want to know what are some advantages and/or disadvantages of each weapon. Please feel free to leave personal opinions.

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You would be well served with either one. I personally own a bushmaster, but would have no qualms carrying a s&w.


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Im a huge S&W fan, I have yet to have any sort of negative experiences with that company's products.

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either or... they are bout on par.. but I think the S&W wtih that rail and back up sights is a fair price.. but then again I never buy a AR out right.. i just build them from whatever parts from whatever company I want.


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Either.

Both are quality rifles.

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I like my Rock River.

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You can't go wrong with either one. They are both equally accurate out of the box and comparable in price. They should serve you very well with what every one you choose. I would think you would be able to find an M4 a little bit cheaper though.

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 I just got a Bushmaster after looking at both, I think Bushmaster might come out ahead just by a little because they have been making them longer. I also think the M&P had a couple of issues when they first came out

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I like the bushy's out of the box, due to the 14.5 barrel with the izzy hider.. Good quality product with a decent price.. RRA's are built like a rock, I'd call them the chevy of the AR world.


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Bushmaster M4.... kinda partial.

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Check out DPMS, 9 hours of fitting before each weapon leaves the factory........FREAKIN AWESOME!!!!


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Our agency in the last month issued out the S&W and we have had no complaints. As a FI it's a superior weapon fitted out just the way it should be. I have used the Bushmaster as well also a superior rifle. Don't think you'll go wrong with either.


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Any name brand AR is great, as long as you keep it lubed and as clean as possible. They will do good by you.


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Anybody try Remington's AR yet?  Just wondering how it is.

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I like my Rock River.

On this, if you like the technical stuff, take a look at the difference in the trigger groups between the M4 and the Rock River. Fascinating.


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Anybody try Remington's AR yet?  Just wondering how it is.



Nope. D'int know they had an AR formatted riffffle ...... Is is new ? I didn't see it at the Remington booth at the SHOT Show ...


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I saw one at a shop in Reno last week. It looked alright, I think Bushmaster is making them for Remington.

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C_Repine says ...


I like my Rock River.

On this, if you like the technical stuff, take a look at the difference in the trigger groups between the M4 and the Rock River. Fascinating.



I will have to sit down and take another closer look again. I only have 1 AR type rifle right now, but I'm planning on getting a couple of more recievers and build a few more real soon.

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TheSarge says ...



C_Repine says ...


I like my Rock River.

On this, if you like the technical stuff, take a look at the difference in the trigger groups between the M4 and the Rock River. Fascinating.



Indeed it is.

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TheSarge says ...



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Anybody try Remington's AR yet?  Just wondering how it is.



Nope. D'int know they had an AR formatted riffffle ...... Is is new ? I didn't see it at the Remington booth at the SHOT Show ...



They're new this year. Dubbed the R-15 and made by Bushmaster (which is now part of Remington Arms), it's set up as a 'hunting' variety AR and only available in that configuration. Sorry...no CQB types available.

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I saw the Remington in Outdoor Life.  It did not receive great reviews from the writers but that does not meant anything.  I am interested to see how this gun progresses. 

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 Bang for your buck it has to be the bushmaster you can get more for your more and now black water is using them as a base for their own rifle called the BW15 check them out

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I vote for the Bushmaster. At work we put thousands of rounds down range during training with minimal issue's and usualy they are a direct result of a weapon that had a couple thousand rounds through it with out a single cleaning. We work them hard and there reliabilaty is tried and true.

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Get a Piston operated instead of a traditional Gas operated. A lot of S.W.A.T teams in the area are switching to 6.8 for a little more put down. Just some things to consider.


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I know this is an old topic- but FYI I would go neither...you can save hundreds by getting similar quality rifles by just making them yourselves...


 


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I have an AR and LIKE it, my agency has no policy set in stone on rifles as long as we qualify and take a rifle course. What about a mini-14 instead of an AR? Same caliber, just as easy to use and a whole lot cheaper! what do you think?


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I love the look and handle of the mini 14 not to mention the price difference! To me they both handle great and are only as good as the shooter! anyone have one they want to get rid of???


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Either rifle would be a fine choice, but I would have to go with the Bushy.  Just make sure you get the A3 version with the detachable handle.

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In this months issue of Army Times, interestingly enough, is an article discussing and listing the competing replacements for the Colt M16/M4 weapon system, and the S&W M&P is one of the carbines undergoing testing.

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