It’s a tough thing to love what a company makes to only have them sell the company and then the quality goes out the window.
Unfortunately Bushmaster is one of those companies. Bushmaster got its hold on the market by way of Colt. Colt decided to neuter their rifles sold to the civilian market. All the while the civilian market just wanted a more accurate representation of the military’s rifle. Enter Bushmaster, they would give the customers what they wanted (along with a few other companies). During this Colt still didn’t care for the civilian market until the losses of not offering what people wanted overwhelmingly showed them the losses of “playing to the government contracts”. Think of it like the domestic H&K.
Well I have heard that after the company Bushmaster was bought out that the quality of the products went bad fast. How bad? Split barrels after being fired bad, and telling customers that it was their problem… Yeah that bad. That was back in 2006-2007 now I have heard that the quality is back to what it was originally.
Well a few weeks ago I seen that CDNN has a interesting parts kit. All Bushmaster parts and the total complete rifle including shipping and transfer cost was $455.95! On Bushmasters website the same rifle costs $895.00! Big difference if you install 3/4 of a lower parts kit, a BCG, and a charging handle.
All the parts are mil-spec and look good.
And here is a video of going over all the parts.
So what do you think?