Upper Question

Discussion in 'The Pre-Ban Forum' started by Bubblehead, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead New Member

    Mar 7, 2008
    Pioneer, CA
    I have a pre-ban AR-15. It's a "hybrid" carbine with an M16 upper and Bushmaster lower receiver.

    I want to buy a new flat top upper with a 20-24" barrel for long range plinking/hunting. Since I already have the Bushmaster lower, I'm think that a Bushmaster upper would be the best match.

    Does anyone have an opinion on this?


  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Northeast Georgia
    My first AR-15 was a Bushmaster lower with the upper being parts liberated from the US Army. It was a fine weapon and I was extremely happy with it right up until I sold it. I think your hybrid should be fine. If it were me, I would investigate an upper in a different caliber so you can have two weapons in one. I particularly like the 5.7X28 round and I see that an upper in that caliber is offered.

    I now have a complete Bushmaster M4 with the gas piston system. If you decide on a Bushmaster, you might want to look into something like that.
  3. cakes

    cakes New Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Northern Maine
    As long as it is mil-spec, it does not matter who made it as far as fit goes.
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