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Old 04-18-2009, 06:54 PM   #21
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You're right guys.... I should have known better! Here is a pick from the day I picked her up:



It looks like a standard AR but as mentioned it's a Bushmaster "post ban" carbine. The assault weapons ban is still in effect here in NY state but with some minor changes to a standard AR we can get around the ban.

An "assault weapon" is defined as (a) a semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least two of the following evil features: (i) a folding or telescoping stock; (ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon; (iii) a bayonet mount; (iv) a flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor; (v) a grenade launcher.

This rifle has a pistol grip so there's my one evil feature. Then Bushmaster shaves off the bayonet lug, "pins" or "permanently fixes" the telescoping stock in the full open position (it is no longer adjustable), and welds on a muzzle break instead of screwing on a flash suppressor. At first glance a muzzle break looks like a flash suppressor but it's quite different. The muzzle break is intended to reduce recoil without impeding the flash. These changes make the rifle New York legal.

One other important note, magazine capacity in NY is restricted to 10rounds max. Hence the tiny mag that ships with this rifle. But there are ways around that also. If you can find 30rd mags that were produced before 1994 when the AWB was enacted then they are legal to possess.

Of course I managed to find some.
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:55 PM   #22
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Here how she stands at the moment:








That last one is some of the work I put in at 50yds with iron sights.

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Fuk that is sick I want one just like that.
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If you don't mind me asking... how much has your $etup (rifle, case, mods, shipping, cleaning kit, avg box of ammo qty and price, etc.) put you back?

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That's an awesome setup... Are you planning on getting a scope?

I was actually at the range yesterday... I have a Sig556, and an HK45. Let's just make this a range / weapon thread (Sorry to hijack... Love weapons).









This was my first time shooting a rifle (different day)... Shot with iron sights before I got my ACOG.


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Old 04-19-2009, 10:40 AM   #29
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^^Very nice, I'm trying to find myself a decently priced Sig 556 Classic. No hurry though, I've got my CMMG middy to fall back on!
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If you don't mind me asking... how much has your $etup (rifle, case, mods, shipping, cleaning kit, avg box of ammo qty and price, etc.) put you back?

Verrry interested,
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Price is worth discussing even if only to help you guys in free states appreciate how good you have it.

I'm sure someone in a non-BAN state could duplicate this setup for under 2k. I'm a few bucks over that thanks to the "pay-to-play premium" we have to deal with here. We pay pretty much 2-3x what you guys in free states might pay. And I still have to put together an optics package.

Some guys can build ARs dripping with evil features for $800-1k. MSRP on this rifle is $1300, if you're willing to sit on a waiting list for 3 months you can pick them up locally for $14-1600. The guy had this one on the shelf for $1800. Ridiculous. Alternately he was offering a used/repaired colt AR for $1770 (unthreaded barrel, A2 stock, fixed carry handle). Ridiculous. Long story short, we came to a mutually reasonable agreement somewhere between $1400 and $1770.

Factor in ammo, mods, shooting gear and it can get expensive. But I look at this as my new hobby. And like car modding, you're either going to do it, or you're not. And you do it for personal enjoyment, not to make anyone else happy. In that regard, it's money well spent, in my opinion.

The great thing about ARs though is that they have high and low end versions of pretty much everything from hardware, to optics, to ammo. In that way they are far more customizable than say....an e46.
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That's an awesome setup... Are you planning on getting a scope?

I was actually at the range yesterday... I have a Sig556, and an HK45. Let's just make this a range / weapon thread (Sorry to hijack... Love weapons).

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This was my first time shooting a rifle (different day)... Shot with iron sights before I got my ACOG.



I've wanted a SIG for like 10 years now, ever since the 550 which wasn't available in the US. The 556 classic swat is very near the top of my dream gun list.

How do you like that ACOG? What magnification did you go with?

My only issue with ACOG is the lack of variable magnification. For that reason I'm sort of leaning towards the Leupold CQ/T but I'm still on the fence.
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Oh damn, I just realized that bi-pod closes and the legs go up into, becoming a forward grip, correct?? That is so fukin sexy
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Price is worth discussing even if only to help you guys in free states appreciate how good you have it.

I'm sure someone in a non-BAN state could duplicate this setup for under 2k. I'm a few bucks over that thanks to the "pay-to-play premium" we have to deal with here. We pay pretty much 2-3x what you guys in free states might pay. And I still have to put together an optics package.

Some guys can build ARs dripping with evil features for $800-1k. MSRP on this rifle is $1300, if you're willing to sit on a waiting list for 3 months you can pick them up locally for $14-1600. The guy had this one on the shelf for $1800. Ridiculous. Alternately he was offering a used/repaired colt AR for $1770 (unthreaded barrel, A2 stock, fixed carry handle). Ridiculous. Long story short, we came to a mutually reasonable agreement somewhere between $1400 and $1770.

Factor in ammo, mods, shooting gear and it can get expensive. But I look at this as my new hobby. And like car modding, you're either going to do it, or you're not. And you do it for personal enjoyment, not to make anyone else happy. In that regard, it's money well spent, in my opinion.

The great thing about ARs though is that they have high and low end versions of pretty much everything from hardware, to optics, to ammo. In that way they are far more customizable than say....an e46.

Damn, a lot more affordable than I was thinking. Fuk im gonna start saving. I'll be 21 in August lol.
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Nice thread guys! AR's are awesome. Nice pic btw Steel 03
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I went with an ACOG to go with the type of weapon that it is... Magnification is only x3 which is totally fine... The longest range nearest me is a 200 yard range.

Leupold is a great scope, but for me a waste since I don't have enough land or nearby ranges to use it to its potential.


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I've wanted a SIG for like 10 years now, ever since the 550 which wasn't available in the US. The 556 classic swat is very near the top of my dream gun list.

How do you like that ACOG? What magnification did you go with?

My only issue with ACOG is the lack of variable magnification. For that reason I'm sort of leaning towards the Leupold CQ/T but I'm still on the fence.

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