Bushmaster Carbon 15 ORC

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- SKU: 90689

Say what you will about Bushmaster Firearms International LLC and their quality control – personally, I have never encountered a problem – but think twice before insulting the intelligence of the company. They know firearms and they know marketing.

Jump on any firearm-focused forum, and you are bound to be bombarded with "experts" who are bolted to their computer chair, ready to critique and criticize every arm and image posted at a moment's notice. Apparently, the only way to get your AR-15 in their good graces is to equip it with nice optics and other top-of-the-line tactical equipment. So what does Bushmaster do? They introduce a mash-up between their Carbon 15 line and the ORC line to offer the new Bushmaster Carbon 15 ORC.

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.

The Bushmaster Carbon 15 ORC is now available from Keepshooting.com. Pick one up today for just $725.20.


Bushmaster Carbon 15 ORC – Bushmaster-Brand M4-Type Carbine with Red Dot Sight

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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

- Collections

- Much more…

Grab yours today for only $725.20.

Action Type Double
Caliber .223 / 5.56
Barrel Length 16 Inches
Capacity 30+1
Safety Left
Grips Polymer
Trigger Type Standard
Stock Type Collapsible
Sights None - Integrated Rail
Ban Status Post-Ban
Condition Factory New
Construction Polymer
Finish Black
Accessory Rail Yes - Weaver Style
Overall Length 32.5 Inches
Height No
Weight 5.5 Pounds
Manufacturers Part Number 90689
Restrictions Age - 21+
Returns Accepted Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used