The Bushmaster Carbon 15 ORC is a semi-automatic carbine that utilizes a rotating bolt alongside the proven direct impingement gas operation system. Like traditional M4 carbines, the Carbon 15 ORC is chambered for the 5.56x45mm NATO/.223 Remington cartridges. But in addition to the typical six-position telescoping stock and two-piece plastic handguard, the Carbon 15 ORC features a receiver-length Picatinny rail with two 1 1/4 inch optic riser mounts and a Bushnell red dot sight installed. Each Carbon 15 ORC also includes a single 30-round magazine.
In 1973, a company was founded in Madison, North Carolina with an aim to provide a line of high quality rifles and carbines that were patterned after the popular AR-15 platform. That company was Bushmaster Firearms International LLC. Now, nearly 40 years later, Bushmaster is known for its line of firearms that provide the military, law enforcement agencies and civilians with AR-15 rifles and carbines that are renowned for their quality, reliability, accuracy, durability and value. Today, Bushmaster still makes its home in Madison, North Carolina, though its production facility has been moved to Ilion, New York.
The M4 carbine is a part of a family of firearms that can be traced back to the M16 rifle, which was originally based on Eugene Stoner's AR-15. Though very similar to the M16, the M4 is both shorter and lighter than the M16 and is equipped with a six-position telescoping stock. Though the M4 and the M16 have 80 percent parts commonality, some key differences do exist. The major difference is the shortened barrel characteristic of the M4, which typically measures 14 1/2 inches. Today, the M4 is swiftly replacing most M16s that remain in service with the United States Army.
Always ready to revolutionize the arms industry, Bushmaster returns with their new Carbon 15 line. The Carbon 15 line of rifles and carbines each feature a lightweight receiver constructed from carbon composite, which provides for a product that is 40 percent lighter than comparable firearms with aluminum receivers. This particular model joins the ORC line, which is their new "optics-ready carbine," a line of carbines that ship with optic riser mounts ready for your preferred optic. In some cases, ORC carbines even ship with included optics. Such is the case with the Bushmaster Carbon 15 ORC, which ships with a Bushnell red dot sight that will offer precision targeting during all styles of shooting.
As noted, the Bushmaster Carbon 15 ORC features a 16-inch barrel alongside an overall length of 32 1/2 inches, which can be reduced by four inches via the telescoping stock. Both the 4150 chrome-moly steel barrel (1:9 inch twist rate) and the chamber feature a hard chrome lining, which serves to protect both components from rust and corrosion as well as give them higher resistance to wear and an extended service life. Also included is the aforementioned synthetic six-position telescoping stock. When combined with the light weight of the carbon composite upper & lower receivers, you get a carbine that weighs in at just 5 1/2 pounds. Additionally, each carbine boasts a heavy oval M4-type handguard. And though the ORC carbine does not include iron sights, it does include a receiver-length Picatinny rail with two 1 1/4 inch optic riser blocks as well as a Bushnell red dot sight. As noted, the Carbon 15 ORC is chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO/.223 Remington and includes a single 30-round magazine.
The Bushmaster Carbon 15 ORC is a great choice for:
- Sport shooting
- Target shooting
- Small-game hunting
- Much more…
|Caliber||.223 / 5.56|
|Barrel Length||16 Inches|
|Sights||None - Integrated Rail|
|Accessory Rail||Yes - Weaver Style|
|Overall Length||32.5 Inches|
|Manufacturers Part Number||90689|
|Restrictions||Age - 21+|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|