Gun Report

Bushmaster XM15-E2S .223 Rem.

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We found the Bushmaster Shorty to be a good value. Pick only the options you need and the price will be under a grand. Tricked out with lots of goodies and the Trijicon ACOG scope, the sky's the limit on the price.

Bushmaster XM15-E2S .223 Rem.

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
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The Bushmaster Shorty had lots of accessories that pushed its base price up drastically. It was a good gun, but only you can decide if you need a folding front sight, special trigger group, custom hand grip, etc. We liked the base gun, but didn't like its noisy brake, or its extra 2-inch length over the other two rifles.
Now you see it and now you don't. Arrow points to the button that locks the sight up or down.
Here's the $595 ACOG scope, a useful sight that gave us more speed, and a sighting eye in the dark. We liked its simple one-screw mount.
The Bushmaster had an optional detachable handle with adjustable-aperture rear sight included.

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