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DO NOT PUBLISH Bushmaster 90289 XM-15 AR-15 Carbine A3 Patrolman's SA .223/5.56 16" 30+1

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DO NOT PUBLISH Bushmaster 90289 XM-15 AR-15 Carbine A3 Patrolman's SA .223/5.56 16" 30+1

The M4-Type Patrolman's Carbine is one of Bushmaster's most popular carbines and it's great for 3-gun match shooting, home defense and law enforcement use. It features a six-position telestock and a 16-inch barrel with a threaded A2 birdcage flash suppressor (for a total length of 17.25 inches). The bore and chamber of the barrel are chrome-lined for ease of cleaning and longevity and the carbine has a Mil-Spec manganese phosphate outer coating that protects the barrel and critical steel components from corrosion and rust. The upper receiver is offered in A2 and A3 configurations.
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Questions & Answers for Bushmaster DO NOT PUBLISH Bushmaster 90289 XM-15 AR-15 Carbine A3 Patrolman's SA .223/5.56 16" 30+1

Question

How old do you have to be to buy this rifle?

hello, i was just wondering how old you have to be to buy this rifle. im 18 turning 19 in april, and im looking for a rifle for sport shooting.
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
usmcM320
 - BG,kentucky
on DO NOT PUBLISH Bushmaster 90289 XM-15 AR-15 Carbine A3 Patrolman's SA .223/5.56 16" 30+1
8 answers
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answer 1
Federal Law states 18 for long guns (rifles and shotguns) and 21 for Pistols and NFAs. But make sure to check your State and local laws before.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
RangeTime
 - Alvin, Tx
answer 2
Federal law is 18 for long guns (shot guns and rifles) 21 for handguns. State laws may very.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Thunder427
 - Houston Mo
answer 3
I believe if you are 18 and can pass a background check you are allowed. you must be 21 in KY to get a concealed weapons license if you wish to carry a concealed pistol though. Obviously this is a rifle.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
ChrisM101
 - P, AR
answer 4
You need to be at least 18 yrs old to purchase this rifle. Looks like your in the clear to go and buy it. They will have you answer some questions to make sure that you have no felonies on your record or any domestic violence cases against you. They will do a on the spot back round reck to verify this, takes only a few moments, then BAM! You can get your AR!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
DeltaFox
answer 5
I'm pretty sure that you have to be 21, as it is a semi auto rifle.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
memphisbikerboy
 - Memphis, TN
answer 6
Geeze ...21 man....18 for bullets.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
thegunmaster
answer 7
18
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
awesomesauce270
answer 8
18 for rifles and shotguns, 21 for handguns
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
PUNISHER666
 - Phoenix, AZ
Question

Is the carry handle removable?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
dougar
on DO NOT PUBLISH Bushmaster 90289 XM-15 AR-15 Carbine A3 Patrolman's SA .223/5.56 16" 30+1
7 answers
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answer 1
YES... The M4A3 has a removeable carry handle.. M4A2 is a fixed carry handle..
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
ozhillbilly
answer 2
No.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Daddybear54
answer 3
As long as you don't mind paying for an entire upper receiver group. Yes.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
David4444
answer 4
I would refer you to the 1800 number found inside the user manual, or email the firearm manufacturer directly.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Jacktr24
answer 5
Yes the carry Handle is removable. An AR labled as a M4A3 has a removable carry handle.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
RangeTime
 - Alvin, Tx
answer 6
A2 birdcage type flash hider, A3 removable handle
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
ktcale
answer 7
Yes - and the rail is a standard 1913
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
BUTX
 - Burleson, TX
Question

can it also shoot the 556 round

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on DO NOT PUBLISH Bushmaster 90289 XM-15 AR-15 Carbine A3 Patrolman's SA .223/5.56 16" 30+1
7 answers
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answer 1
yes its 5.56 and 223
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
saigaowner
 - Knoxville,TN
answer 2
It is chambered in 5.56x45. you can also shoot 223
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Hilbillybob
answer 3
if the upper is stamped with .223 only then you can should not shoot 5.56 becuase the 5.56 has a higher head pressure then the .223 round but if the upper is stamped 5.56 then you can shoot .223 or 5.56 rounds
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Catman223
answer 4
Yes, the rifle can handle 5.56 NATO rounds, the barrel is marked B MP 5.56 NATO 1/9. Yes there is a difference between .223 and 5.56 as 5.56 IS loaded to higher pressures (think of as .223 +p). The Bushmaster 5.56 NATO chamber will have no problem with .223 loads.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
M4gery
 - Louisiana
answer 5
.223 Remington and 5.56 mm are the same thing. The caliber .223 is in inches while 5.56 mm is the European or NATO designation and is one in the same
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
FloridaHoosier
answer 6
yes it will shoot both !
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
bigtummy
 - butler mo.
answer 7
I am confident that it would. I have never seen a Bushmaster that wouldn't. Of course, you can always check with the manufacturer.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
devargo
 - WV
Question

Rail removal ??

On this gun can you remove the hand rail and front sight to install a red dot or scope.
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
jr977
on DO NOT PUBLISH Bushmaster 90289 XM-15 AR-15 Carbine A3 Patrolman's SA .223/5.56 16" 30+1
7 answers
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answer 1
Why do you need to remove the HANDLE not rail. Buy a scope setup for the handld. You CAN NOT Take off the front sight...it is part of the gas system...that is what makes the gun go bang! Now, if the handle comes off I'm not sure, Bushmaster would seem to be saying so by saying A3...An A3 is a removable handle but an A1 or A2 is not. One way to tell is look for the screws that hold it to the picitinny rail. Also, you can put a scope on a flat top with a front sight....if the sight gets in the way get a riser for your rail.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
thegunmaster
answer 2
yes.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
saigaowner
 - Knoxville,TN
answer 3
Yes to both questions.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
fluidpower
answer 4
You can remove the hand rail but the front sight you will need some help and maybe some mods.You should really check out Windham Weaponry's Flatop AR-15 it is allready set up for what you need and you could later add a handle and front sight if you wish.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
GNDLR
answer 5
Yes
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Hilbillybob
answer 6
You can remove the hand guards and replace them with a 2 piece rail system. The carry handle is removable and teh upper receiver has a picatinny rail. The front sight is not removable unless you have the tools and knowledge to do so, or bring the rifle to a gun smith. A scope will have no trouble with the front sight, in fact you won't see it. A red dot, if used properly can co-witness with the front sight and should be blurred out if shooting with both eyes open.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
M4gery
 - Louisiana
answer 7
you can put other rails on it . i just purchased a 6x24 scope and didnt have to take off anything !!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
bigtummy
 - butler mo.
Question

How old do you have to be to purchase the M4, and what paperwork is there?

Im pretty sure its 18, they its classified as a rifle and they dont sell weapons like handguns in walmart. Basically if I had the money in hand and went to buy it what would I need to have with me?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Kannapolis
on DO NOT PUBLISH Bushmaster 90289 XM-15 AR-15 Carbine A3 Patrolman's SA .223/5.56 16" 30+1
6 answers
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answer 1
18 and older.valid I.D or drivers license. and a background check that's it.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
saigaowner
 - Knoxville,TN
answer 2
Depends on your location. If you have a state issued ID and no felonies and pass the background check then there shouldnt be any problem>
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
fluidpower
answer 3
Just a valid state ID that shows your state of residence.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
GNDLR
answer 4
it is classified as a rifle so you only have to be 18 and all you should need is a driver license but depending on what state you are in you can be resticted on magazine size.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Catman223
answer 5
Federal law says you must be 18 to purchase a long gun from a FFL. Some states may have additional laws that may up the age to 21. Wal-mart will follow the laws in the state the store is located; that includes minium age, background checks and waiting periods (if any).
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
M4gery
 - Louisiana
answer 6
its just like buying any other gun . they do a background check , look at your drivers license !!!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
bigtummy
 - butler mo.
Question

WHAT IS THE BEST PRICE FOR QUALITY 30 RD MAGS FOR THIS GUN, WHERE?

ANYTHING TO AVOID OR MAKE SURE OF WHILE OWNING THIS GUN.
HOW MANY SHOTS BEFORE IT MUST BE CLEANED PER OUTING BEFORE IT AFFECTS AIM.
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
U
on DO NOT PUBLISH Bushmaster 90289 XM-15 AR-15 Carbine A3 Patrolman's SA .223/5.56 16" 30+1
6 answers
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answer 1
I bought my mags from SportsmansGuide.com. I got 3 Brownells 30 round mags for $35.99. SG have a number of options for different capacities as well as steel, aluminum, and plastic models.

As far as cleaning goes, I'd never put my rifle away without cleaning it, but I'd never stop shooting just to clean it either.

As far as things to avoid, I've heard some folks recommend against using steel-cased ammo in ARs, but I have no personal experience on that subject.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
IgoPogo
answer 2
SportsmanGuide.com carries a vast selection of 30rd mags. for it. They also carry mags for many other guns, like the Ruger 10'22--3mags. for about $24.00
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Nukethem
 - SC
answer 3
Magpul magazines have worked great for me. 30 round capacity at about 18 dollars per mag. You can find them on amazon. I purchased 4 and have put hundreds of rounds through them and they have been flawless. I get my ammo at bulkammo online, use quality rounds with this carbine. I have fired 700 rounds of PMC .223 FMJ brass thru mine with zero issues.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Wolfsfire
 - Colorado
answer 4
I got mine at Midway.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
FirstinLastout
 - Davie, FL
answer 5
Q1: Many websites like Cheaperthandirt and MidwayUsa are good sources for mags.
Q2:Make sure to read your owners manual and give this gun a good clean to remove and factory dirt and grime.
Q3:You should always keep you firearms in a clean state after every shoot. But to the question, depending on quality of ammo i have seen some of these rifles go a year with out cleaning and still acheive good accuracy.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
RangeTime
 - Alvin, Tx
answer 6
Just avoid shooting yourself - Other than that just have fun with it.
How many shots before cleaning - this depends on the ammo you use. The Army always had us clean them after every use.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
BUTX
 - Burleson, TX
Question

does this model have a chrome lined barrel?

I've seen the same model on another site for $300 more and asked them why and they said it had a chrome lined barrel and WM's prob didn't. Anyone know? Thanks
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on DO NOT PUBLISH Bushmaster 90289 XM-15 AR-15 Carbine A3 Patrolman's SA .223/5.56 16" 30+1
6 answers
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answer 1
The Bushmaster Patrolman AR-15 that Walmart sells comes with a chrome lined barrel. It's only a $50 up grade to buy a chrome lined barrel any place else. Walmart can just get it for $300 cheaper that the place that you went to.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
DeltaFox
 - Missouri
answer 2
What's the big deal about a chrome lined barell. Plan on not cleaning your barrel after...oh say 100 trips to the range...cause that's all they are good for. Chrome bore, chrome lined bolt is nice but lined barrel...WHY I ask..anywhay the answer is most definately NO CHROME IN THIS BARREL!!!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
thegunmaster
answer 3
Yes it does, other sites just simply charge more for the same thing, Bushmaster M4's have chrome lined barrels.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Wolfsfire
 - Colorado
answer 4
The Bushmaster 90289 (which is this rifle) has a hard chrome lined bore and chamber. The barrel has a 1:9 twist no matter who sell it.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Chief6309
 - Leland NC
answer 5
Yes it does have a chrome lined barrel and bore.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
saigaowner
 - Knoxville,TN
answer 6
Indeed it does. Going for about 850.00 at my Walmart.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
fluidpower
Question

Barrel Twist

Can someone tell what the barrel twist ratio is on this gun and is the entire barrel chrome lined?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
TLGS
 - Houston, Tx.
on DO NOT PUBLISH Bushmaster 90289 XM-15 AR-15 Carbine A3 Patrolman's SA .223/5.56 16" 30+1
6 answers
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answer 1
1x9
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
thegunmaster
answer 2
Barrel twist is 1 in 9, the barrel is chrome lined as well.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Wolfsfire
 - Colorado
answer 3
The ratio is 1 turn 9". It has a chrome lined bore and chamber.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
DKll
 - Idaho
answer 4
The barrel twist is 1:9. The chamber and the bore both are hard chrome lined.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Chief6309
 - Leland NC
answer 5
its 1 in 9 and its chrome lined in the barrel and bore.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
saigaowner
 - Knoxville,TN
answer 6
5.56 NATO 1/9 and according to Bushmaster this barrel is chrome lined
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
unwired0812
Question

General Info Needed

Hi, my Wal*Mart does not sell firearms, though I am a registered owner and would like to know what the proper channels are that I must go through in order to purchase this particular rifle, as well as any pricing information you may be able to provide, even if it's just a price from another store so I can have some sort of estimate.

Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.

Most appreciated,

EV
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Infiniti00
 - Middletown, NY
on DO NOT PUBLISH Bushmaster 90289 XM-15 AR-15 Carbine A3 Patrolman's SA .223/5.56 16" 30+1
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answer 1
I live in Arizona and the Walmart in my town didn't have it, so I went on line and it said a neighboring town had one. I called the Walmart and they said they had one, I drove 30 miles to get it but it was worth it at $897
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
sixftmoose
 - San Tan Valley, Arizona
answer 2
you will need to go to another walmart that has an FFL or go to a different dealer
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Hilbillybob
answer 3
mine cost me $897 after taxes was $ background check just like any other gun you might have purchased , drivers license etc ..
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
bigtummy
 - butler mo.
answer 4
You can go to any of the Stores that carry this item.

You should be able to purchase it after a wait time of usually 3-7 days.

You can also go to the courthouse and ask where you need to go to get a concealed Weapons License.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
rakdoc
 - Augusta, GA
answer 5
Walmart is selling them in Texas for just under $900. I would suggest moving here...
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Okimar
 - Texas
answer 6
I'll answer the best I can and hope it doesn't break the rules. 1st you're in NY so the rifle will not be available to you from anyone unless you are LE due to the "pre-ban" features. Ironic the gun is built there but you can't buy it. 2nd without a walmart there selling this firearm (or any at all) you will have to go to a competitor. I'm pretty sure I can't openly give out names on the website. Visit Ar15.com's forum for lots of information on these rifles. 3rd pricing really does vary by location, I can say my local store has an excellant price. I'd expect to find this rifle, in "ban" configuration in the high 800s to mid 900s.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
M4gery
 - Louisiana
Question

Bushmaster M4A3 .223 REM 16" Patrol Carbine whats the retail value of this weapon & can it shoot all ten rounds consecutive or do you load one by one

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
mazavala66
on DO NOT PUBLISH Bushmaster 90289 XM-15 AR-15 Carbine A3 Patrolman's SA .223/5.56 16" 30+1
6 answers
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answer 1
it comes with a 30 round mag. load it pull the charging handle and pull the trigger until the magazine is empty.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
saigaowner
 - Knoxville,TN
answer 2
it is semi-auto
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Hilbillybob
answer 3
Retail price varys by store but hovers in the 870ish-900 dollar range according my own local stores and forum post.

The rifle has a 30 round magazine and is semi-auto; so you load up anywhere between 1 and 30 rounds and the rifle will fire 1 shot per trigger pull until all rounds in the mag are gone.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
M4gery
 - Louisiana
answer 4
as fast as u can pull the trigger !!! 897.00
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
bigtummy
 - butler mo.
answer 5
There are different capacities of the magazine. 10, 20, 30

It is magazine fed so there for it does not need to be loaded one bullet at a time.

you do need to load the magazine.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
rakdoc
 - Augusta, GA
answer 6
The book value of this weapon is $1299.99. It can fire as many rounds as you have in your magazine without an problem.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Okimar
 - Texas
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