Bushmaster Tactical-Config .308 (7.62x51mm) Rifle/Carbine

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by David Crane

Bushmaster Firearms, Inc. has a pretty neat tactical-config AR-15/M16-based rifle/carbine in .308 (7.62x51mm) caliber that deserves mention, called (appropriately enough) the Bushmaster .308 Rifle. Charles Cutshaw’s written an excellent article on it for the January 2005 issue of "Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement" (GWLE).

The Bushmaster .308 Rifle/Carbine was designed to take metric FAL magazines, which are high-quality, plentiful, and inexpensive. From Cutshaw’s article, the Bushmaster .308 Rifle/Carbine looks like a pretty sweet package, especially now that the Clinton Gun Ban, a.k.a. the "Assault Weapons Ban" has gone the way of the proverbial doe-doe. So, you can now outfit your Bushmaster .308 Rifle/Carbine with all the goodies/accoutrements that were previously (and inanely) disallowed, i.e. flash hiders/suppressors and telescoping/retractable buttstocks.
Here are just a few items that DefenseReview recommends for your Bushmaster .308 Rifle/Carbine:…

Flash Hiders/Suppressors:

Smith Enterprise Vortex Flash Hider

Bushmaster Phantom 5 Port Flash Suppressor

Bushmaster Phantom Closed Bottom Flash Suppressor

Bushmaster A2 Bird Cage Flash Suppressor

Telescoping/Retractable Buttstocks:

Vltor Weapon Systems Modular Firearm Buttstock (Modstock)

Magpul Industries Corp. Modular Stock System (MSS)

Lewis Machine and Tool (LMT) Crane NSWC/SOPMOD Buttstock.

DefenseReview also highly recommends outfitting your Bushmaster .308 Rifle/Carbine with either one of the following optical gunsights:

EOTech 552 Holographic Weapons Sight (HWS)/Holographic Diffraction Sight


Aimpoint CompM2 Red Dot Sight.

Both sights are terrific, and will help you get on target, fast. Trust us. They’re both top notch.

You can contact Bushmaster Firearms, Inc.by phone at 800-998-7928 (Sales) or 800-883-6229 (Customer Service).

Click here to read a review of the Bushmaster .308/7.62x51mm Rifle by Jeff Quinn of Gunblast.com.

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