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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So my Stag finally came in. I went to look at it but didnt pick it up yet. I'm wondering though, both the Bushmaster M4A3 and the Stag model 1 look almost like toys. The handguard on the Stag had some play and look and felt like a hard plastic. The barrels on both look fakish. Anyone else think that? The rifle felt good though. A few qualms I have though is the aperture was a little smaller than the Bushy and it only comes with a 5 round mag due to being either a post-ban or NJ friendly model. I dont think its a bad buy at $850 though.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
I can't speak to the Stag however, I own several Bushmaster carbines and a couple of Colts. I have found the Bushmaster, at least the ones I have, to be excellent rifles. Fit and finish are good and reliability has been flawless and they are accurate.

Keep in mind, ARs are tools not collector pieces and the only thing that counts is how well they function and shoot. I have no complaints with my individual Bushmasters.
 
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But do you think, or is certain parts plastic or plastic looking? I mean as long as its accurate and reliable thats all I care about.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Hell once you start hanging things off the top and sides it gonna look like a Air soft anyway!!!:D

But yea some do look kinda fake
 
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Hell once you start hanging things off the top and sides it gonna look like a Air soft anyway!!!:D

But yea some do look kinda fake
Nah, not me. Actually the tactical Stag with the quad rails look a little nicer. The material was a little shinener almost.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
build your own. its cheaper and it saves you money in the long run if you build the way you want to start with.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
the hand guard thing is the same on my bushy
they have been mistaken for toys scene their conception
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
A few qualms I have though is the aperture was a little smaller than the Bushy
I would think the peep would all be standard sizes, but I guess anything is possible. You could change it out easily enough or just flip it to the larger opening. If you can live with it, the smaller aperture means tighter groups.

Have fun! shoot safe.
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
handguards aren't supposed to be metal...at least the AR's i've seen (and the one I own) are not.
the hand guard is also a heat shield for the barrel. if it was metal, you'd conduct a lot of heat into the handguards...not great for the shooter.

Stag is quality. Bushy is quality. RRA is quality. you can get premium quality if you wanna spend premium prices.
Think of stag/busy/RRA as good consumer quality. above that is the prosumer level (professional consumer level). below stag you have cheapy stuff...like Model1 sales. not to say cheapy = crappy...but you'll have a higher potential for out of spec parts.
 
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I would think the peep would all be standard sizes, but I guess anything is possible. You could change it out easily enough or just flip it to the larger opening. If you can live with it, the smaller aperture means tighter groups.

Have fun! shoot safe.
Well I'd have to double check the Bushmaster but it would seem that it was small to me. I did read in the Book of AR-15s mag that I got that the small apt is for increased accuracy and larger ones are for faster acquistion. Gee. Reading is fundamental.
 
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So Lazarus, did you pick up your Stag? I'm sure you can find info regarding the fitment issues over at AR15.com. And as far as the weapon appearing like a toy, I think the first time you pull the trigger and it goes bang you'll think otherwise.
 
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My Stag upper is riding on my Bushy lower. The fit is actually better than with the Bushy upper. Take that for what it's worth.
 
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So Lazarus, did you pick up your Stag? I'm sure you can find info regarding the fitment issues over at AR15.com. And as far as the weapon appearing like a toy, I think the first time you pull the trigger and it goes bang you'll think otherwise.
No I didnt. I'm going to see if they can get a Bersa in real quick so I can get the two guns at once.
 
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