Gun Report

Bushmaster Stainless Varmint Special 223 Rem.

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The Bushmaster Stainless Varmint Special did everything we asked it to do, just not quite as well as some of its competitors. It was the least accurate of the guns tested, but the second most expensive.

Bushmaster Stainless Varmint Special 223 Rem.

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Home Defense
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Weight Unloaded
Length of Pull
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Bushmaster furnishes the Varmint Special with riser mounts and a palm swell tactical type pistol grip with an adjustable base to change trigger pull angle. We used the pre-mounted risers with Leupold QD lever mounts.
The free-floated aluminum forend featured vents that served to dissipate heat and lighten the Varmint Special’s weight.
Bushmaster’s directions require barrel cleaning after every 20 rounds for the first 60 rounds, to ensure proper break-in. The other gun barrels came lapped from the factory and do not require this break-in procedure.

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