And a batch of which was picked up by Bushmaster for a super discount and ‘assembled’ much as you would your own kit gun. Thanks for the review. 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 … I was skeptical. This went on for 400 rounds, the better part of a cold afternoon. 210 Who’s the nerd, or who just stood for their first promotion board? Bushmaster XM-15 M4-A3 Carbine Rifle -Features are a six-position telestock and a 16", barrel with a threaded A2 birdcage flash suppressor (for a total length of 17.25",). It ran 520 round without any trouble firing any round. 2), Raizo_Sekai Bushmaster XM-15 QRC (image JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter to receive firearm news, product discounts from your favorite Industry Partners, and more. 111), chenault color parkerized. The standard XM-15 has a forged 7075T6 aircraft-grade aluminum upper and lower receiver. Stock: 6-position collapsible stock I thought it was Windham first, then bought by bushmaster then the workers went and started up Windham again later. But a bone stock A2 as I was issued, or an old school Commando? People and their m-lock obsession makes me laugh. • Barrels on XM15 and Carbon 15 Models are either chrome lined Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel or 416 … Complete Palmetto Lower + Complete Palmetto Upper (both in the same style as this rifle) = $330. The melt happened where the hand guard meets the retaining ring, not in the body. The XM-15’s A2 birdcage-type flash hider (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). 1409 3 We offer the best AR-15 handguards for both rifles and carbines. 110 I remember Bushmaster was held in high regard back when there was only a few AR manufacturers. When it comes to reliably sending lead down range, the Bushmaster performed flawlessly. There are big companies/factories that specialize in having the advanced heavy industrial equipment to make barrels and bolt-carriers. 70 Or can you really ever be done. This rifle will be heavily discounted in a few months. Both the upper and lower receivers … Cheers. 2 Tactical weapon historians had to re-write the book on this type of combat after Nam and we had to adjust accordingly for a lot of ‘specialty’ combat situations and missions. It’s possible to download the document as PDF or print. 2 Bushmaster XM-15 right side (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). 2 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. The handguard got pretty hot, but never too hot to hold. I bought one in 2013 and it was made of plastic. » You can change everything on this gun, but because of the traditional handguard set up it’s not nearly as easy as a full length rail and free-floating hand guard. Armalight, Bushmaster, and Colt. …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. I have a pre-Remington Bushmaster. 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. Not all 55gr FMJ surplus shot quite that well, but surplus M855 and Winchester’s 64gr Super X shot not even ¼” larger groups. 2 Optics Scope!!! Those days are gone. The barrel is the familiar Melonite-coated 4150 Chrome-Moly steel, with a 1:8” twist and topped with an A2 birdcage flash hider. 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. • Most Bushmaster models feature fully adjustable rear sights / elevation adjustable front sights. No manufacturer should be in the business of producing/selling non-free floating, poorly ventilated, no M-LOK handguards at this point in the development of the AR platform…NOBODY. 83 And now this. 74 (Page: I don’t have a problem with a FF rail, but most will add at least a pound of weight. In Bushmaster's 2016 sales brochure, all new-production XM … 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. ... like the picture suggests... you may have an interesting time if you want to put a front sight … Bushmaster XM-15 QRC 223/5.56mm Semi-Auto Rifle with Mini Red Dot is it alluding to the ar’s swappable chamberings? 852 (Page: (Page: 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! I have premium AR’s and yeah there’s a difference, but I really like this rifle. (Page: I keep telling myself that I should build one with a light weight BCM rail so I can use the Costa ‘C Clamp’ grip like all the cool kids, but I like the look of a fixed A2 front sight and know that a 11.5” free floated barrel is kinda dumb. The standard XM-15 has a forged 7075T6 aircraft-grade aluminum upper and lower receiver. 126). 196), Lancelot The Bushmaster XM-15 Standard is a family of AR-15 style semi-automatic rifles chambered in 5.56x45mm. That’s great for moving to your target, or transitioning between targets. What is maximum sustained rate of semi-automatic fire for your M16 or M4? 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?. He was trying to milspec a Carbon-15 and sunk too much money into it. (Page: meh… The XM-15 Quick Response Carbine (QRC) is one of the lowest, if not the lowest-priced Bushmaster AR-15 in their line-up. (Page: Barrel Weight and Buffer Weight Correleation, GWOT Concept Inspired Picture/discussion Thread. (Page: Ahhh. It’s as if Bushmaster tried to make the blandest AR-15 that they possibly could. Barrels of XM-15 firearms have a heavy profile and are hard chrome-lined 4150 alloy steel or 416 stainless steel. Remington Outdoor Group is getting better and making good guns. [ARFCOM NEWS] Is The NRA Taking Its Ball And Going Home? I’m not interested in another modern evolution AR right now. 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. If the hand guard didn’t melt this would be a solid 4-star budget priced AR. L3Harris Ground Panoramic Night Vision Goggle (GPNVG) Now Available EXCLUSIVELY at TNVC. 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 was interested in a scope but, I don't know much about them and need some help. Furthermore, their limited warranty is only good for 2 years after the date of mfg.. Your suggestion to replace plastic hand guards that have ventilation holes top and bottom with wooden hand guards without any ventilation holes seems misguided. condition 98%+ like new. I’ve lost count of how many I already have. I recently bought a Bushmaster Ar 15 model # xm15-e2s with the fixed handle. Rare Breed Triggers FRT - Convince me to not buy one? Finish: Matte Black I know what I’d do. 89), Wasd3r 3 4 3 You could always tell the well seasoned muli-toured vets by the amount of ammo they carried and how it was used. A double heat shield Colt hand guard is practically free as people throw them away and it should be more durable than the Fisher price hand guard that Remington uses on these. » Even my SBR’s have handguards all the way out to the muzzle, so getting out of the habit of reaching forward took some getting used to. 2 194 1048 And they upped the quality. The Bushmaster XM-15  series (formerly styled as XM15 ) is a line of AR-15-pattern semi-automatic rifles, carbines, and pistols manufactured by Bushmaster Firearms International. You can also build one like that yourself. We’ll have to see what happens. Copyright © 1996-2021 AR15.COM LLC. (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) The bore and chamber of the … Well, i could never figure out why they just didn’t change the case ‘shape’ of the 5.56 cartridge to imitate the 7.62 x 39 round? At no point did I lube the gun or disassemble it in any way again until the shooting portion of the review was over. Whether you’re looking for a free-float system or a traditional handguard, a lightweight AR-15 … I used both the supplied 30-round Magpul magazine as well as a standard metal USGI style mag. It is in the A3 configuration. 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 3 Seems like you would want handguards with double heat shields. You’ll see the effect that the thin barrel profile and traditional handguard/gas tube set up has on accuracy. A gun shop near downtown Austin notorious for high prices sells the XM-15 QRC for $672. 4 The heat shields weren’t the issue. 4 I’m sure there was some point to your post but it’s not exactly clear. Not a lot, but definitely melted. Bushmaster's mini scope riser blocks are perfectly-suited for mounting a high-powered scope sight. » 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. which always seemed to focus on the AR jamming on extraction compared to the AK, which supposedly virtually never jammed. Have a look at the manual Bushmaster Xm15 Instruction Manual online for free. Yea fucking Magpul and their foreends, and all those people making reproductions. The AR-15 is capable of accepting a variety of different handguards and rail systems, depending on the shooter’s needs. Subscribe for FREE now to ensure you never missa single vital update... ©COPYRIGHT 2021, THETRUTHABOUTGUNS.COM ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 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. MSRP: $769 (found online easily for $509-$579). etc. XM-15 Standard rifles all include an A2 flash hider. I remember 20 years ago when they said if buying an AR stick with the A, B, C’S. 1408 Bushmaster XM 15 red dot optic (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). Which is what i did. In this case, it’s the arrow, not the Indian. I shot surplus M193 and M855 from multiple vendors. Even more have been sold to non-law enforcement civilians throughout our country. ALG Defense 13" rail fit with 13.7" barrel, Better start stocking up on any and all parts, Drop-in quad rail handguard suggestions for M16A4-ish rifle, where to buy, international shipping, Official FBI/ HRT/ Reg. 3 I didn’t want break them, so they were left on. Don’t be that guy with a Barska laser, a crap light and a bunch of cords and tape switches velcroed to their rifle. “is it alluding to the ar’s swappable chamberings?”. Muzzle Device: A-2 Birdcage Flash Hider I tried cerakote, and was not impressed. 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