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Bushmaster CAR15 .223 – The Perfect Survival Rifle

Bushmaster CAR15 223You can ask 10 different people what the best survival rifle is and you will get 10 different answers. Well I am going to give you my answer. The Bushmaster CAR15 .223 in my opinion is a great survival rifle for so many reasons.

First lets start with the basics of the rifle. This is an AR platform that performs very well. It has a carbon 15 upper and lower, 16″ lightweight barrel, telescoping stock, Bushnell red dot sight, 30 round magazine and it weighs in around 5 pounds. The Bushmaster rifle is legal in most states but unfortunately is illegal in a few states because of certain features (you know what states you are, wake up and give your citizens their rights!.) We know we might hear a lot of negative feedback and disagreement because we are saying an AR with a .223 round is a great survival rifle. Do we care? Actually no we don’t. We think after are testing and the facts we are laying out we might actually change some minds. We are confident this rifle would perform in any situation and the reasons below are why.

So why do I think this is such a great survival rifle? There are so many different reasons why it is and I will do my best to lay out my argument here. One of the main reasons is because it is so versatile. If you need it to hunt for food it will do the job very well. It will easily take down small game and with a well placed shot you will have enough power to take down some big game as well (before you say it won’t let me say, YES it actually will.) Remember food is an important part of any survival situation and this rifle will give you the accuracy and power to put some food on your table.

The Bushmaster Car15 is also pretty lightweight. At only around 5 pounds it is not going to slow you down at all. You can easily carry it over your shoulder with a sling or just carry it in your hands for long distances and it will not be much of a burden. Remember in a survival situation it is important to conserve your energy, having this lightweight rifle will help you do that.

One of the most important reasons why it is such a great survival rifle is because of the ammo it uses and how it handles ammo. The .223 round can be found at pretty decent prices online and at just about any local gun store. 223 ammo can also be purchased in large bulk quantities so you are always prepared. Some people are wary about buying cheap bulk ammo because they think it will cause problems with their firearms. This could be true with some firearms but it is not the case with the Bushmaster Car15. This rifle literally eats up anything you put in it. We have shot thousands of rounds of the dirtiest and cheapest Russian ammo and this thing just keeps on shooting. This is what you want in a survival rifle. You want a rifle that is not going to bankrupt you when it comes to purchasing ammo and you want a rifle that is going to fire when you want it to. This is what the Bushmaster does, it allows you to stock up on ammo for cheap without having to worry if the gun is going to fire.

So we have went over how the rifle is good for hunting in a survival situation and how it will eat up any ammo you feed it. So how would it handle itself in a fire fight. Are you going to feel confident that you will come out on top with this rifle? The chances of you walking away instead of the bad guy are very good with this rifle. With 30 round magazines and the option to purchase aftermarket magazines that will hold even more rounds, this rifle has the capability to put a lot of rounds down range very quickly. When we took the Bushmaster to the range recently we did some quick fire drills where we emptied multiple magazines very rapidly. We wanted to see how the rifle performed in a rapid fire situation so we emptied six 30 round magazines within about two minutes time. Once again the rifle performed beautifully. 180 rounds in about two minutes and this thing wanted to keep going. First and foremost this is a sporting rifle but it will excel on the field of battle and will excel in any survival situation you encounter.

Have we convinced you yet on why this Bushmaster CAR15 is such a good survival rifle? Do you want a very good priced rifle (under $700 on certain sites) that will do everything you need in a survival rifle? If you do than go pick up a Bushmaster CAR 15, you really will NOT be disappointed. We recommend this rifle to anyone that wants a versatile survival rifle that will perform well in any situation and will not break the bank on the way.

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27 Responses to "Bushmaster CAR15 .223 – The Perfect Survival Rifle"

  1. John Brenly says:

    This is a great rifle! I have owned this for over a year now and have put thousands of rounds through it without any real problems. Great write up and spot on.

  2. Julie says:

    This sure let the bad guy come out on top in NewTown. This country doesn’t need this type of “survival” weapon. Shame on you for supporting what killed those innocent 6 and 7 yr olds! Kill an animal with a shot gun if you were a good shot you wouldn’t need such a deadly weapon.

    1. Kristy says:

      Well said Julie. It is about time that the average person like you and me speak up and are clear that we do NOT need automatic, survival weapons in the United State of America. I support the elimination and removal of automatic weapons from everyday life!

      1. Spotter says:

        Kristy, I hope you never be attacked by any thug with ILLEGAL WEAPONS. You would be the first to run to your legally armed neighbor for protection. As a LAW-ABIDING citizen, this is our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT!

      2. Mark McDonald says:

        Great another moron.

    2. Julie what you have said just helps show what is wrong with people in this country. You know nothing about this weapon except for what the media and liberal politicians want you to know. Also it is disgusting that you would say I support what killed 6 and 7 year olds. This article is over a year old and it is about a firearm, it is not about a psychotic killer that is actually responsible for the killings.

      Please continue to live in your lala land where you government takes care of you and the police are always there to protect you. Maybe someday you will wake up and see the real world that we live in.

    3. Dusty says:

      How Dare you, Say somthing like that, it is a very sad thing that happend in NewTown, but it was due to a very disturbed individual not the Tool if not the AR he would have used another including handguns or shotguns or explosives the guy was as evil and insane as they come. There are maney Law Abiding Citizens including myself that own these types of gun i own this same gun and I also have served in the military fighting for your freedom to say idiotic comments like some of the liberal garbage i’m hearing on this sight, there are alot more dangerous things on the streets of our country than rifles like these including people like you texting and driving, drugs drinking and driving and countless other things that make up more deaths in a year than a rifle such as this. and Btw I have a 5 and 10 round magazine that me and my wife use to shoot this firearm and only take 1 shot kills for pests around our ranch and ranges, which does not make me or any other honest person monsters for choosing to use this type of Sporting Rifle to me these are not monsters but just a tool for lightweight saddle carrying for when i go into the badlands to check on livestock. God Bless the USA, Damb some of the Idiots that live in it.

    4. Spotter says:

      Julie, get a life. We are talking about a survival rifle LEGALLY purchased by LAW-ABIDING citizens, as it is our legal constitutional right. If more law-abiding citizens were legally armed, there would be less thugs attempting to assault people…..

    5. Mark McDonald says:

      Julie,
      You’re the typical anti gun moron. He could have killed twice as many people with a shotgun with buckshot and you don’t have to be a good shot with one. Its not the guns its the morons that misuse them.

    6. Dennis Burgeson says:

      Julie, A rifle did not kill those children or anyone else. A person did. How about making it illegal to break the law? I would support that law and it would be just as effective as outlawing automatic weapons.

    7. MarkOwen says:

      It was not a rifle that was used in Newtown, If you would have followed the news more closely. NBC even admitted a long gun was not used, It was 4 handguns. The rifle was found in the perps car trunk. The AR 15 type rifles the public can buy are Semi-Auto not full auto. It’s people like you who are uninformed and draw the wrong conclusions EVERY TIME and it’s wrong!

  3. John says:

    Julie & Kristy

    I’m going to buy one of these guns this week, The fact of the matter is there are over 10 million guns in the United States today and if you want to be left at the mercy of thug who breaks into your home feel free, but I choose to protect my family.

    1. deborah says:

      this rifle is fine if you are planning on your home being invaded by al-Qaeda or a small country of Syrian rebels? Otherwise, how bad of a shot do you have to be if you can’t kill him in the first 179 rounds? i would rather be at the mercy of a thug who breaks into my home then put this rifle into the hands of someone that has the potential to massacre a school and unload a magazine of ammo into the body of a 40 pound child. This gun was actually termed “assault rifle” by Adolf Hitler. It killed 20 innocent children, 6 brave teachers and a Mother,It is also responsible for the Colorado Movie theater massacre which took down 12 lives and injuring 58, as well as the 10 people murdered throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia and striking fear into Americans hearts over the course of 3 weeks. Yes your rifle is quite powerful. Im not sure it is required in the defense against the defense-less

      1. Deborah, like a few other people commenting here you have no idea what you are talking about. “This gun was termed an assault rifle by Adolf Hitler,” you are joking right? You do realize that this kind of rifle wasn’t even invented until about 20 years after World War Two? Also you do realize that guns aren’t the only way mass amounts of people are killed? Maybe you choose to forget certain bombings in this country that have killed way more people than any mass shooting.

        You go ahead and be at the mercy of the thug breaking into your house. I will keep my guns and I will call 911 to come and clean up the mess. To bad for you your 911 call will be made by the person that finds you after the thug has his way.

      2. Spotter says:

        Deborah, you’re an idiot……

  4. Anna says:

    I agree with both Julie and Kristy. I curious about the gun used to kill so many innocent lives and found this article. No wonder there are so many mass shootings in this country! For starters, how many people in this country are going to be in an outdoor “survival situaton?” You should all be dropped off on the moon with your bushmasters! And what situation in the “wild” would you ever need to shoot off 180 rounds in 2 minutes? Any innocent animal would only need one shot. This gun is not worth the risk of being placed in the hands of the mentally deranged and should be illegal for civilain use.

    1. deborah says:

      Anna Perhaps these people are planning on a home invasion by al-Qaeda?
      Or a small cou

    2. Mark McDonald says:

      Why are you on this site. This is for reviews not your Obama opinion. If you want to do something productive go volunteer at a homeless shelter or your local church if you really want to help someone.

  5. Please take your liberal gun hating garbage to another website as this is not the place for it.

  6. cj says:

    I’m just curious how realistic the rate of fire on this gun is. Two minutes is 120 seconds. So to pull the trigger 180 times plus change the clip six times in that amount of time seems a reach. Can anyone verify that?

  7. CJ I’m not sure what isn’t realistic about this. The gun will fire as fast as you can pull the trigger. Changing a magazine takes about 1 or 2 seconds. If you want to test it for yourself then curl up your trigger figure and pretend you are pulling a trigger, now do that 180 times as fast as possible so you can see how realistic it is. Also the article said in about 2 minutes, I didn’t say 120 seconds on the dot. We didn’t have a stop watch keeping time.

  8. Micah says:

    I’m thinking about picking one up right now- just found it online for $729, an incredible price in today’s market. . .I’m neither overly concerned about home invasion (have other guns that will defend against that) or a true survival situation. . .the fact is, I want an AR, I respect Bushmaster, and as an American I have the right to own one.

    If I do find myself under siege in my own home (or anywhere else) I’ll be glad I have this around. And if I’m stuck in the woods and find myself hungry, I’m sure this will come in handy. . .otherwise you can find me at the range (on public lands provided to me by the federal government via tax dollars- even from those of you who don’t like this gun, so Thank You) plinking away at water jugs, paper targets, and clay pigeons…

    1. Locke says:

      $729 is not a bad deal at all for that rifle. Stores are starting to get more and more in stock but there is still pretty low inventory out there. Decent rifle at a decent price for right now I would jump on it.

  9. Elpidio says:

    Frankly, I think everyone in this thread is an idiot. Just on opposite sides of the same idiotic arguments. Find a happy balance as nothing in life is simply black or white, not just good or bad.

  10. Mr. Marcus says:

    It is amazing the ignorance of the Anti-Gunners…

    Julie, Kristy, Anna and Deborah (assuming this isn’t multiple posts by the same clueless fool), let’s start at the top, shall we.

    First of all, this is not an assault weapon. This a SEMI-AUTOMATIC rifle. If you want/need an assault weapon, I suggest you join the military and pick up M4 or M16 assault rifle.

    Second, a semi-automatic rifle, like the one discussed in the review, is one shot per squeeze of the trigger. It is no different than any other hunting rifle used during deer season.

    Thirdly, it is pretty crass of you to somehow tie this firearm to a human tragedy. Especially one perpetrated by a wacked out, drugged up, liberal, who should have never been allowed to touch a gun. We can blame his mother for that.

    As for the review (and the firearm), it was first rate and pretty well makes the case. This review, along with a few others I’ve read, have convinced me to order one. That way I’ll have it for deer season, the zombie apocalypse and when this administration begins to put people in the FEMA concentration camps (yeah, they exist).

    1. Spotter says:

      Great comments, Mr. Marcus!! Those IDIOTS made go out an purchase a BUSHMASTER….

  11. shaggy says:

    I think most mass killers used back packs too, not only in the middle east but also in Boston, and to this day Walmart is still selling them unregistered, I’d rather see a guy with a rifle walk in the room than a guy with a back pack, especially if he is a member of Black Water;)

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