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Unread 03-22-2004, 11:20 PM
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The post said, "...approaching the class..." not IN the same class. On average they're better by far than almost all Colt, Bushmaster, & others from the many I've pulled.

The trigger on my Bushmaster is easily the worst AR trigger I've ever had the displeasure to pull. Rough, gritty, inconsistent, & unimproved after a couple thousand rounds. It's not an isolated case unfortunately.

You're right about John Holliger's abilities. He's taken alot of what Bill Wylde used to do & has improved upon it. His spring tweaks to A2 rear sight are groundbreaking - no slop or twist! I've shot with him many times and he's no slouch behind the trigger either: multi-time state champion and a civilian service rifle national champion if I recall!
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Unread 03-23-2004, 06:39 AM
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Thanks for your input guys, I had a typo there, the rifle that interested me was the 26" barreled version, but after doing some research, I find out that although these rifles have been on order for more than one year, none have actually come into the country yet.

The better news is that they have also listed the varmint special SS, so I may look into importing it. Just have to speak with Bushmaster in the US and see if they'll ship one to me(red tape) or if I have to go through someone else due to exclusive rights to the Italian distributer.

Anyone know where you can get Bushmasters cheap? [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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Unread 03-24-2004, 12:28 AM
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Well, if you are interested in 26" version, head on over to either or and check out their varmint/match rifles. The ones @ WOA are put together w/ basically the same components, other than a Wilson barrel instead of a Kreiger or Pac-Nor for a little bit economy. Top notch guns from a top notch 'smith.


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Unread 03-28-2004, 10:09 AM
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I vote to get one. I have mine (BM Varmint 26" fluted) set up as a match with Mo's bases and Redfield Palma sites, added a hand rail and trigger guard mag release and shoot across the course. It'll shoot 'cleans at 300' but have not shot the 600 yet. 26.5 ww748 and a 52 gr Sierra match in WW brass is a one holer!! [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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Unread 03-28-2004, 10:09 PM
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I've been working with an ISSI-- .223 AI for a couple years now. Lee Mosher put a 26" Hart 9 twist on it, and it'll shoot everything from 50-75 A-Max into .5 on the avg. The AR's have come to be known as the easiest guns to get to shoot accurately with little case prep work. I believe that's true. I've tried the Jewell trigger vs. an accurized factory (Bushmaster), and see little if any difference between the 2. It's supposed to be easy to rework the factory trigger-- go to for details. With the 70 JLK VLD @ 3117 mv, I can hit 600 yds. with more than 2000 fps and 630 lbs. energy. Take a look at some of the groups my friends are getting on that website.

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