Remington's new AR platform !!

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Sendero_Man, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

    Messages:
    1,705
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2007
  2. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,970
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Hell, why not? Just another gimmick if you ask me, sounds like they are relying on people to buy it off name recognition. Seriously, what could make theirs any more special then the hundreds of other AR makers? Just like the shooting mags hyping up the Smith & Wesson version....come out with something new damn it!!!!
     

  3. devildoc

    devildoc Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    285
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    I'm with Bravo, just a bushy with a different paint job and stamp. If they would have done something innovative or managed to hit a low price point with a high quality rifle, I might be interested. But if you want to spend a grand on an AR there are tons of proven excellent quality rifles out there in that price range.
     
  4. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,854
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    you can build a much better rifle (AR) for alot less money , the last couple Bushmasters I fired had problems with them that caused malfunctions. The last 3 I put together I used Double Star lowers and have preformed perfectly and they are actualy better built and cost less.

    With a huge company like Rem buying them maybe they will com down to a reasonable level in price. Or start converting all of them to the new gas piston desgine.
     
  5. kidcoltoutlaw

    kidcoltoutlaw Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    339
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2001
    I think it is good

    It could help the image of the AR-15 the public could come to think of it as a hunting rifle. It is a way to show them there is no difference in a bad black gun and a good hunting gun,

    Thanks,Keith
     
  6. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,075
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Not a big surprise, since Rem & Bushmaster are owned by the same people. Companies like to offer a complete line of a given product to increase market share. I sell forklifts & industrial products & I see the same trends in the material handling industry.
    Keep in mind, a manufacturer/company that offers a complete line can more easily get large gun retailers to become their dealers.
    Bushmaster will be offering some semi-custom tactical bolt guns, made by guess who.
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2007