Bushmaster’s 308 ORC

Bushmaster 308 O.R.C.

Just finished a review of Bushmaster‘s new AR in .308 Winchester. It’s about time Bushmaster entered into the AR 10 market and it looks like they are off to a good start. This carbine was accurate, reliable and is optics ready; hence the O.R.C. label. Read a complete review in an upcoming issue of NRA’s Shooting Illustrated magazine.

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Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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10 Responses to Bushmaster’s 308 ORC

  1. I used the new Busmaster O.R.C. for my hunting trip last week. Hope you like the pics. Aaron S.

  2. gunwriter says:

    NICE BULL ! What bullet and how far?

  3. aaron R. Sandoval says:

    B.D.C. reticle.

  4. Aaron R. Sandoval says:

    cool, thanks for taking the time to look at the pics and the replies.

  5. gunwriter says:

    This from a friend with the Berlin, Maryland Police Department:

    Thought I would give you a short update on the Optics Ready Carbine in 308. After breaking in the barrel and mounting the scope, I tried Federal Gold Metal Match 168 BTHP. They shot consistent 1 to 1.25 MOA with one group measuring .8 MOA. Not bad, but it gets better.

    I tried Federal Powershok 150 and 180 grain soft points. Just the average Wal-Mart ammo. Wow was I surprised, I have shot these loads in my M1A and PTR 91 and they would group about two to three MOA. Anyway, both of these loads are consistent one MOA with the 150 grouping a little tighter which is surprising since this rifle has a 1/10 twist. I had one five shot .4 MOA group with this load and a .6 MOA with the 180 grain load. This is exceeding any expectations I had for this rifle. Needless to say I’m pleased. All groups were five shots!

    I got rid of the collapsible stock and replaced it with a new rifle length buffer, spring and solid A-2 stock from Midway.

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