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hornswaggled
02-12-2012, 9:07 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/klsandiego/IMG_2932.png

This rifle began life as a 20" HBAR Bushmaster XM-15 bought from Quality Parts in the mid 1990s. Since it made the naughty list, the rifle was killed, and later necromanced on a JD Machine stripped lower with the original Bushy LPK and stock. Then I added a Rock River Arms ergo grip. And last week, I decided I wanted to shoot instead of do isometric exercises with the heavy barrel, and bought a Bravo Company 16" M4 upper, a Mod 3 Gunfighter charging handle (I love those), and threw in the original XM-15 bolt carrier group (yes it has a properly staked gas key). Thanks to the good folks at Parallax Tactical who helped me put the handguards on, which were a b*tch trying to do alone.

Went out to Pauma area today and burned through a bunch of random 10-year old .223 ammo, 2 boxes of Winchester white box, and 2 boxes of Remington UMC which was also God-knows how old. The rifle performed flawlessly, and using the Magpul rear irons we dinged the steel silhouettes all afternoon from standing and seated.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/klsandiego/IMG_2935.png

No idea how far away those are, maybe 200 yards?

Oh, and one thing I learned is that if you buy steel targets marked for up to .44 Mag, that's not a suggestion.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/klsandiego/IMG_2934.png

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/klsandiego/IMG_2933.png

Oops. Oh well.

Javi
02-12-2012, 9:49 PM
Hahah, I think there's a group buy in the commercial sellers section for some replacement steel :)

Scott Connors
02-13-2012, 11:00 AM
Not to be snarky, but putting a Bushmaster BCG in a BCM (or DD, Noveske, LMT, Colt, etc.) upper receiver group seems to me to be like putting the engine of a VW Beetle in a Chevie pickup truck. It may well work for a while but sometime down the road you're probably going to be calling AAA. (I have had some bad experiences with Bushmaster products from this period, so I tend to have a somewhat jaundiced view of them. YMMV.) I'd recommend inspecting the locking lugs and cam pin slot as part of my pre-op.checklist. (Of course, this should be done with any BCG regardless of manufacturer. When I was wearing Army green I saw broken locking lugs on brand-new Colt M16A2s.)

hornswaggled
02-13-2012, 12:06 PM
Well I WAS staring at the BCM auto bcg on their site the other day. Maybe now that I know the rifle is otherwise good to go, I'll pick one up. Either that, or the nickle boron bcg from Parallax.

goodlookin1
02-13-2012, 12:23 PM
I see your frankengun, and raise you one franken-ak-hipower-pkm-m16-gun!!!

http://www.rcmill.com/ryan/guns/frankengun.jpg

EDIT: In case you're wondering, YES....this is a real gun. Found in Iraq.

MrPlink
02-13-2012, 12:52 PM
I see your frankengun, and raise you one franken-ak-hipower-pkm-m16-gun!!!



holy....

desert ninja??? :ninja:

hornswaggled
02-13-2012, 1:12 PM
Those Iraqi armorers must be a bunch of geniuses!

cabinetguy
02-13-2012, 2:50 PM
just one question, if you had the rifle in the 90's, why didnt you register it at the ban?

winnre
02-13-2012, 3:04 PM
Remember the A-Team TV show where they had a half mac-10 and half-uzi and other weird combos?

hornswaggled
02-13-2012, 4:12 PM
Cabinet guy, long story but to any LEOs, I am in full compliance with all CA laws regarding AR15s!