My buddy and I are wanting to convert the Bushmaster AR from its' current military style into a long range, tack driving varmint destroyer.
I need to preface this with a short synopsis. My buddy is a good ole boy and doesnt really get into the Assault rifle aspect of the sport as I do.
I convinved him to buy the Full size Bushmaster(with some peer pressure from friends) almost 2 years ago. and he has only fired about 700 rounds through it. Long story short-he doesnt like the rifle!!!!????( a feed problem has plagued it since buying new-we will try brass loads instead of steel if not, I will personally contact Bushmaster)
Anyhow, we were plinking with his .243 rifle up to 500 yards at turkey size targets and he was hooked. He immediately realized the potential of his AR rifle and has asked me to look into converting this with him ASAP!
Money isnt really an option with this guy-he always buys top notch stuff.
Here are a few parts that he would like the conversion to have:
-remove plastic foregaurd and replace with a varmint housing.
-remove peep sight/carry handle and replace with high power otpics/rail
-improved butt stock
any other suggestions? What am I missing? I've never turned a military rifle into a range queen before?