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Has anyone heard of this gun developing cracks in the receiver? I heard a rumor about this happening, and of course I have one of these puppies and am now wondering if I should even shoot the thing.

I do like the gun, but are we talking about any sort of catastrophic failure eventually?

Where should I look for these cracks if they develop?
 

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What the heck is it? I've never heard of one, which isn't unusual.
 

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Heck, I bought one several years ago. Gun made mostly of carbon fibre material. Super lightweight!

Carbon-15 link

Heard the original company went out of business and Bushmaster bought their inventory.

But also heard rumors of receivers getting cracks in them, so now it's got me wondering about the safety of it. Sure would hate to have a bolt carrier sticking out of my eye socket one day.
 

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I'd be sure to wear those safety glasses. Thanks for the link.
 
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bushie wouldn't put their name on it

if it was poor. Everyone should have a spare, practice gun, anyway, to keep nearly all the wear and fouling off of the actual carry gun.
 

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if it was poor. Everyone should have a spare, practice gun, anyway, to keep nearly all the wear and fouling off of the actual carry gun.
Bushmaster dropped in my opinion after they picked up that POS.

Mine never had a reciever crack yet but I guess it has jammed enough to prevent firing it to that point.

Bushmaster has not done ONE thing to correct the major flaws in that desgin: mainly the recoil buffer&bolt carrier assembly and the gas block assembly. All of which have given me trouble on my Pro. Ord. one.:mad:
I replaced all of the above with standard AR ones except the gas system which requires either major machining or barrel assembly replacement due to the fixed "boss" on the barrel which acts as the main part of the gas block.:alien:
 

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Well, I can't say I fired mine a lot, but I haven't had any failures with it at all. Feeds reliably and is rather accurate. SS109s seem a bit stout in the gun, I guess because of its light weight.

I have heard that most feeding problems were caused by people lubricating the bolt carrier. This is a no-no in this gun and you need to keep it dry.

BTW, does anyone have any idea where I should look for cracking if my gun starts exhibiting this problem?
 

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Had one and it is one of the reasons I dislike the whole AR line. Misfeed all the time and then after about 150 rounds through it it started a habit where after about 20 rounds it would lock up. Wouldn't feed, wouldn't eject, nothing. Got rid if it not too long back.
 

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Had one and it is one of the reasons I dislike the whole AR line. Misfeed all the time and then after about 150 rounds through it it started a habit where after about 20 rounds it would lock up. Wouldn't feed, wouldn't eject, nothing. Got rid if it not too long back.

I ditched mine also.
 

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This one's my wife's. She's holding it in my avatar. It runs like a top. Never a FTF. Bushmaster has an entire plant in Lake Havasu City, Arizona that produces nothing but the Carbon 15 Models. I would not hesitate to buy another. Bill T.
 

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That plant of their's in AZ is the old Professional Ord. plant that cranked out my lemon.

Bushmaster bought it after Pos Ord.

I do hope they made a few improvements to the design and have much better QC than the former owners had.
 

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Call me weird, but I couldn't detect any carbon fiber matting in this critter.A buddy has one, light as hell...but I've always read that carbon fibers benefits are VERY much related to direction/structure of the weave etc.This looks and feels like an injection molded lower....ANY ELIGHTENMENT ON MISCONCEPTIONS WOULD BE WELCOME!

...and Big Ed; your quotes are one holers!awesome;)
 
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