In 1973, a company was founded in Madison, North Carolina with an aim to provide a line of high quality AR-15-patterned rifles and carbines. 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-patterned firearms known 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 remaining in service with the United States Army.
The Bushmaster ORC carbine, which as noted is their new "optics-ready carbine", is quickly becoming one of the company's most popular civilian versions of the M4. Based on the M4-type carbines that the company is famous for, each ORC carbine is built with a 16-inch M4 profile barrel that includes an A2 birdcage-type flash hider. Carrying the tagline "Any optics, any purpose, anywhere", the Bushmaster ORC carbine is a versatile carbine that is sure to please whether you are hunting small game or partaking in a bit of precision target practice.
As noted, the Bushmaster ORC carbine 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 7075 T6 aircraft-grade aluminum upper & lower receivers, you get a carbine that weighs in at just six pounds. Additionally, each carbine boasts 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 for the immediate attachment of your preferred optics. As noted, the ORC carbine is chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO/.223 Remington and includes a single 30-round magazine.
Move over ACR, the new Bushmaster ORC carbine is primed to bring a whole new meaning to the words value and versatility. The Bushmaster ORC carbine is a great choice for any of the following:
- Military and law enforcement
- Sport shooting
- Target shooting
- Small-game hunting
- Much more…
Grab yours today for only $1795.95.