Arm The Horde! The New ORC II From Bushmaster Firearms

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by Luke C.

The original Bushmaster ORC (Optics Ready Carbine) was a simple, hard-use, flat-top AR that offered no real frills and could be had at a very low asking price leaving more room in your budget for optics and other accessories. Fast forward to today and the tastes and requirements that most people have these days when it comes to hard-use rifles have changed a bit, and that’s why Bushmaster has revamped the ORC with new features including modern handguards, as well as several different configurations that still keep the cost low, but improve key areas of the rifle that are often upgraded first.

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Arm The Horde! The New ORC II From Bushmaster Firearms

The Bushmaster® ORC® II is a reliable and high-quality rifle that offers exceptional performance at an affordable price. Equipped with a 16” 4150 CMV Salt Bath Nitride Heavy Barrel and carbine-length gas system, this rifle delivers superior power and longevity.

Featuring a 7075 Forged A4 Flattop Upper Receiver, a 7075 Forged XM15-E2S™ Lower Receiver, and a 14” Free Float Rail, the ORC® II is perfect for customization. The rifle is chambered in 5.56 NATO (.223REM) with a carbine-length gas system and has a 1:7 Twist Rate and 1/2×28 Thread Pitch, ensuring excellent accuracy and power. Its Salt Bath Nitride MPI Bolt Carrier Group guarantees consistent and reliable firing.

The Bushmaster® ORC® II also comes with an A2 Pistol Grip, an A2 Birdcage Flash Hider, and a mil-spec trigger, providing users with exceptional control and accuracy. The Mil-Spec 6-position buffer tube gives the ORC® II an overall length of 33-36.5’’.

Whether you’re a novice or experienced firearm owner, the Bushmaster® ORC® II is an ideal choice for anyone looking for a dependable, hard-use rifle. With its exceptional performance and superior craftsmanship, the ORC® II is PROVEN® to be a top-performing firearm. Order yours today and experience the Bushmaster® difference.

The Orc II series of rifles will start pricing at about $850 MSRP with the Pro versions as well as Binary Trigger equipped versions costing an extra premium. Longevity is really important for some people who train a lot and while you could probably spend thousands of dollars on a rifle that could withstand that amount of abuse with premium components, the Bushmaster ORC II seems like it’s trying to do all that for you while keeping itself priced at a point where optics, grips, and muzzle devices can be added too without blowing through your budget. For more information on the new Bushmaster ORC II, visit

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  • B Snappy B Snappy on Feb 26, 2024

    I’ve owned several Bushy’s with nary a problem. Still own one or two and love them. They give me the same feeling as my Armalite’s. But their Carbon15 model was one I was glad to let go. It was my first and only foray into polymer AR’s. I never had any issues out of it, but man, the quality was less than good. Your fighting rifle should never have a polymer receiver.

  • MediumSizeTex MediumSizeTex on Feb 27, 2024

    Carbine-gassed M4gery barrel? Eww.

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    • Beju Beju on Feb 27, 2024

      @rugerno1fan And the 1:8 5R rifling that was previously restricted to their more expensive M&P15T line!