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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
OK, I'm down to a RRA Elite CAR A4 for $899 shipped or a Bushy A3 Carbine for $869 shipped.

Thing is the RRA has a lifetime warranty and the Bushy as I understand it is only 1 year?

Is that right?

Is there any reason to go with the Bushmaster rather than the RRA??

I'm new to AR's but DO NOT want to build. Any other suggestions befoer I take the plunge?? I have the wife's approval so this WILL happen 8)
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
RRAs have a limited lifetime warranty and Bushmasters are 1 year.

IMO - it's pretty much a wash. Lifetime is great; but it doesn't cover normal wear & tear. I would think any major malfunctions would surface in the first year. But maybe not. For $30, I'd just bite the bullet and get the RRA. With respect to quality, I feel they're both excellent and both recognized as being excellent (i.e., better resale value).
 
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Back when I bought my RRA A3 M-Faux, it was before the word got out about the true quality. I bought mine as separate halves for a grand sum of ~ $700! Now word, has gotten out, and you couldn't buy a separate upper and lower and be at the same cost. Truth be told, Bushy has fixed a lot of the complaints of the past; purple receivers and overtorqued barrels. If it were me, I'd probably pocket the extra change and get the Bushy. After all, the barrel steel is a little better in the Bushy, even though semi-auto applications would never be able to reveal the differences.
 
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Hmmmmmm. You guys are making me want the Bushy. That's what I really wanted anyway. I was trying to be practible with the lifetime warranty.

No one here thinks the warranty should make me get the RRA??
 
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Warranty don't mean crap to me. If your gun is broke and the manufacturer has it, warranty or not, it ain't doin you any good. Not saying that RRA is going to break, hell they are great. I amjust saying, do not base your opinion on warranty. $30 ain't crap when you are talking $800+.

Both are excellent quality and both should be just fine. I would examine bith rifles side by side, and make my decision on which one of those two are put together better. Go over each one and see which one has the least play in the upper and lower, which one has the smoother trigger etc etc. It could be either of them.

I have owned a few Bushies, an RRA, DPMS, and JP Enterprise. All are great.

Don't make your decision on what is said here, some people like to drink the kool aid others give them. The only way to pick the one you want, is to play with both. If unable to do so, get what you feel is better, or flip a coin! :D
 
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You're paying too much for the RRA. Check out www.ar15sales.com or www.eaglefirearms.com or www.rbprecision.com

These 3 dealers have the best prices on line. I ordered mine from rbprecision because they had the best delivery time. I got it in 3 weeks and probably could have gotten it faster, but Thanksgiving got in the way.

If I could do it again, I would have bought my Entry Tactical without the removeable tactical handle (save money) because I ended up buying an ARMS #40 flip up BUIS. The Dominator mount is nice, but I prefer the flip up rear. It feels more streamlined. I didn't get the chromelined barrel, no big deal. There's a lot of opinions on that subject. No one is right nor wrong.

You won't regret getting a RRA. Good luck shooting.

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That is the price quote from AR15 Sales. Eagle was about $5 cheaper but none in stock. I'll check the other.
 
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For all out quality, just between the Bushy and the RRA, the RRA is just nicer all the way around.

That said, I'd buy a lower and an upper seperately, as it almost always turns out cheaper, and you can get more exactly what you want.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
RB precision had the cheapest price on the Surefire rails. You're not going to find that there's much difference in price from those 3 dealers. It's going to be all about who can get you the rifle the quickest. :D
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
mr0w1 said:
For all out quality, just between the Bushy and the RRA, the RRA is just nicer all the way around.

That said, I'd buy a lower and an upper seperately, as it almost always turns out cheaper, and you can get more exactly what you want.
True, you can easily save some money.

However the thing that makes RRA lowers so expensive is the simple fact they come with 2 stage national match triggers.
 
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Speaking of triggers, the RRA I am quoting come with the 2 stage Match trigger. How does the Bushmaster trigger compare to that??
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
RRA all the way

I went through this before I bought my RRA entry tactical

Tight fit between the up and low

chrome lined two stage

900 through my local dealer

hind sight I agree skip the tac carry handle



ps surefire fore end bought after at gun show! $80.00, also have a Knights vert grip
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
brian40 said:
Speaking of triggers, the RRA I am quoting come with the 2 stage Match trigger. How does the Bushmaster trigger compare to that??
In that case, grab the RRA. The stock Bushy trigger is nothing to write home about. :eek:
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
If you get the RRA, make sure you pay a few bucks extra and get the chrome-lined chamber and barrel option. RRA will have the better trigger of the two.
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
poortrader said:
You're paying too much for the RRA. Check out www.ar15sales.com or www.eaglefirearms.com or www.rbprecision.com

These 3 dealers have the best prices on line. I ordered mine from rbprecision because they had the best delivery time. I got it in 3 weeks and probably could have gotten it faster, but Thanksgiving got in the way.

If I could do it again, I would have bought my Entry Tactical without the removeable tactical handle (save money) because I ended up buying an ARMS #40 flip up BUIS. The Dominator mount is nice, but I prefer the flip up rear. It feels more streamlined. I didn't get the chromelined barrel, no big deal. There's a lot of opinions on that subject. No one is right nor wrong.

You won't regret getting a RRA. Good luck shooting.

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Hey poortrader, is that a holo sight on your AR? Just wondering how they are compared to the reflex red dot type sights. I'm also in the AR planning stages, just trying to figure out what I like. Your setup looks nice, slick looking AR :wink:
 
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