Bushmaster .308 ORC (Optical Ready Carbine)

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

I think Bushmaster is on to a real winner with their new AR-10 style carbine. Priced at just $1395 it is a fantastic entry-level rifle.

It features a A3-style receiver and premium 16″ heavy profile chrome lined barrel, mid length gas system, A2-style flashhider, heavy oval hand guards

Like its 5.56mm ORC cousin, it does not ship with iron sights, and is designed for use with optics (scope, hologram, etc.) although iron sights can easily be added to the rear A3-style picatinny rail and Bushmaster’s BMAS Front Flip-up Sight for V Match Rifles can be mounted on the milled gas block. It ships with two 1/2″ risers which can be used to raise up a scope if needed.

Caliber.308 Win
Magazine Capacity20 Rounds
Overall Length33.25″ – 37.25″
Barrel Length16″
Weight w/o magazine7.75 lbs.
Weight of empty magazine0.5 lbs.
Weight of loaded magazine1.5 lbs.
MSRP (Price)$1395

I really want one of these!

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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