New from Bushmaster: 3-Gun Enhanced Carbine

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Ravin Perry (not pictured) is a great guy, and an amazing shooter. His teammates ain’t no slouches either. So when Ravin started hinting that Bushmaster was coming out with a custom built 3-gun rifle, I knew something good was coming. And I wasn’t disappointed. New for 2014, Bushmaster has released their 3-Gun Enhanced Rifle, and it might literally be the perfect 3-gun rifle.

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The gun comes with a 16″ barrel, a Rolling Thunder muzzle brake, Timney trigger, extended magazine release, nickel boron coated bolt carrier, free floating carbon fiber handguard… the spec sheet reads like a list of my favorite things. And according to the Bushy shooting team guys, thanks to the adjustable gas system the gun shoots softer than almost anything else.

The best part: the gun will retail for somewhere between $1,400 and $1,600. It’s slightly more than FNH USA’s new FN-15 offering, but you get all of the competition upgrades straight out of the box. All you need is an optic and you’re good to go.

This all assumes that the gun actually works and is somewhat accurate, though. Ravin is a monster at short range, but long range isn’t exactly his strong suit. We’ve asked to test one out, and we’ll let you know how it works when we finish the testing ourselves.

comments

  1. avatar William Burke says:

    That looks like a toy.

  2. avatar mrvco says:

    At least they’re describing it as what it is… a gun for playing games.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      which means, one would assume, that it is also reliable. If and when I build an AR, I want it to look like this.

      1. avatar mrvco says:

        Reliable like a race car would be my guess. It better get you across the finish line, but don’t expect it to be a reliable daily-driver.

  3. avatar Rambeast says:

    If Optimus Prime was a rifle…

  4. avatar Moonshine says:

    It works. Trust me. But it is ugly as hell.

  5. avatar RandallOfLegend says:

    The barrel in the photo looks a bit longer than 16″

    1. avatar LongBeach says:

      Its the brake, that thing is at least 4 inches long.

  6. avatar JL says:

    Seems like a really good price, and should be reliable with the full mass bcg (if that is, what it is)
    I would be interested to see it compared to an 18″ rifle length gas system.

  7. avatar ropingdown says:

    To handle distance an 18 inch barrel and rifle-length gas system seems like a better choice. Perhaps they’ve kept the front end heavy enough by using a fairly heavy barrel form? I haven’t shot the Timney trigger, but it would have to be extremely good to better the Geiselle SD3G or S3G. I agree with the NiB BCG, regardless of the other components. There isn’t anything “race horsey” about a 3 gun AR, and reliability may be higher than normal rather than lower, with the exception of the adjustable gas system which seems a questionable addition.

  8. avatar HKfan says:

    Except it’s a Bushmaster…

  9. avatar LongBeach says:

    That rifle, sans obnoxious brake and (more obnoxiouser) red receiver, looks totally awesome.

  10. avatar Ralph says:

    Is that the Fire Department model?

    1. avatar Kevin A. says:

      It’s what the “Firemen” from Fahrenheit 451 carry.

  11. avatar C says:

    what? No super tactical anti rotation pins?!

    1. avatar hkfan says:

      useless

  12. avatar Twinkie says:

    “New for 2014, Bushmaster has released their 3-Gun Enhanced Rifle, and it might literally be the perfect 3-gun rifle.”

    Bushmaster sponsorship to follow?

    1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      Hah. Not very likely.

  13. avatar benny says:

    Meh. I refuse to buy any post freedom group Bushmaster. It just gives me the willys.
    I’m loving that standard nickel boron carrier though.

  14. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    The first time there’s some abrasion or nick on that carbon fiber forearm and you slide your bare hand over it… you’re going to learn the hard way why carbon fiber sounds like the cat’s buttocks, but really isn’t in the real world.

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