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(3/12/02 1:51:49 pm)
Reply | Edit | Del All Bushmaster M17S Bullpup Q's
I am interested in whatever feedback I can get on the Bushmaster M17S Bullpup (post-ban/current model).

I have been assured by Bushmaster tech's that whatever problems they have had in the past have been corrected, and I am leaning toward a purchase. They are in production now, and will be shipping in a couple weeks.

What should I be paying for one of these new? The least expensive I have found in my area is $630. Can I do better?

Also, I cannot find any ballistics data on these, with the 21.5" hard chrome lined barrel and chamber, what kind of distance/accuracy can I expect?

I was thinking about a very durable sight for this as well, but can't pay megabucks. I would like to keep it under $300, but want a lighted 1.5-5X scope. I really like the Tasco 1.5-5X oval scope, but acquisition is difficult without lighted reticle. Someone also recommended the HoloSight, but there is no magnification, and I think this rifle could really reach out. I'd like a Trijicon, but at $600 is a little steep for me. I am open to any feedback I can get? Thanks! -Marc

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(3/12/02 2:13:56 pm)
Reply | Edit | Del Re: Bushmaster M17S Bullpup Q's
These are nice little compact rifles. Do not expect much using the factory sights beyond 50 meters....this is not due to the rifle, but sighting system. This rifle is a good canidate for a "Dot" scope, but once again....not going to be a sub or even MOA rifle. It was not designed to be, from a rest (bench) maybe. They are much better than the old ones and prebans.....the trigger sucked on those....because of the trigger transfer bar system. It has been improved, but don`t expect crisp. This is a fun gun. If you had your druthers, get the AR15 by Bushy. fps from a 21 1/2" barrel is going to be standard, about 3250....223 round (?) Regards LTS
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