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Not really a big deal; more like a minor quibble but I've been closely (perhaps too closely) scrutinizing my ACR. After all, who wouldn't given the price we've paid? Anyway, noticed that when the folding stock is extended, it's not perfectly straight in relation to the rest of the rifle. It's curved a bit towards the right, or the side that folds over. Again, not a huge deal but I expected perhaps more from a $2k weapon. Ironically, my wife (who can be pretty ignorant of a lot of things) noticed it when she picked up the rifle. She asked me why the stock wasn't on straight.

Truth be told, I'm a bit disappointed. My Oly AR has a tight fit between upper and lower receivers, while my ACR wobbles a bit. Everything is straight with the Oly, while my ACR has little quirks. Even the included MBUS sights are pretty bad but will get replaced with Troy's.

Maybe I'm just expecting too much from Bushmaster? :confused:
 

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I only have my folder to pin and make it legal for ny. Ill look when I get home but might not be able to tell without puttng it on the rifle. How crooked are you talking? Try posting a pic. Maybe bushmaster will replace it. But if it makes ya feel better you're allowed to have 30 round pmags and a folding and telescoping stock. I've got to pin mine before I use it. I got the lock pin for it yesterday just need a roll pin driver. All it is is just a short plastic dowel that replaces the spring. Its not hollow so I don't know if the roll pin goes back in or not. Supposed to be easy. The retaining allen bolt underneath will just get replaced with a thin bolt or roll pin at the legal length. It still telescopes easily? Its not a curve so so much as where the hinge is not straight?Try to enjoy the thing. My weapons I was issued had far worse problems but I had to make due. It was a form or protection which doesn't carry a price tag. Which the military actually only spends about 5-6 bills on.
 

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It's not so much a curve in the stock per se, but where the hinge meets the receiver; it doesn't mate completely flat thus giving the impression when looked from above that the stock isn't on straight. If my wife noticed it, I'm sure others will.

Again, not a huge deal from a functionality perspective... it is plastic after all. My gripe is with the cost and certain expectations of quality that come with it. If my ACR only cost 900-1200 dollars, then I really wouldn't care as long as the thing was reliable and shot good groups. However, once you reach that $2k or higher mark for a gun that's essentially nothing more than a hobby for me now, then I expect a certain level of quality that would reflect those costs.

The M16A2 I used in basic/ait, and the M4 that I had in the Abrams all had issues as well. The difference though is, the unit armorer would fix or replace our service weapons if required with no questions. I've already sent a couple of emails to Bushmaster asking them about my concerns, and to date, no one has replied. I'm going to call if I don't hear back in another day or so, but I already have a feeling I'm not going to be happy with their level of customer service.
 

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Yeah I hear you about their customer service. I called them about something and they had a sarcastic undertone. Oh well. At least call them maybe the person on the other end of the phone will not it so thy can track the issue. I looked at mine and it seems a bit off but I don't have the rifle to see exactly. You have a brand new platform that will have little quirks. I was a GM tech and I dealt with the customers who paid too much for their caddy and vette and couldn't understand why there would be any issues. New models and things always have bugs.
 

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How does it shoot?
 

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My folder is also straight. The only real complaint I have had with it so far is that I have to wiggle my hand guard something fierce ( Oh lordee ) to pin it into place.
 

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My folder is also straight. The only real complaint I have had with it so far is that I have to wiggle my hand guard something fierce ( Oh lordee ) to pin it into place.
is that the basic or enhanced handguard? Mines basic and I have to pry it apart a bit up front to get it on. Don't know if the enhanced are aluminum. I imagine so. But don't know of anyone having problems with them. My handguard definitely doesn't fit like a glove but seems like you have it worse.
 

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is that the basic or enhanced handguard? Mines basic and I have to pry it apart a bit up front to get it on. Don't know if the enhanced are aluminum. I imagine so. But don't know of anyone having problems with them. My handguard definitely doesn't fit like a glove but seems like you have it worse.
Basic hand guard. It is only an issue in the rear for connecting it once it is in it doesn't budge.
 

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I know it was a pain the first several times for me. Try just taking it on and off. Either to loosen it up/break it in. Or figure out a trick to it. If it doesn't help maybe bushmaster will replace it but who knows.
 

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No problems with my handguard, but the rear takedown pin on mine is a PITA compared to the others. I think it's the top one at the rear. Not a huge deal, but it's extra tight. Maybe it's for the best but disassembly requires a round to punch it through, and re-assembly sometimes requires a a forceful wiggle and a strike with the bottom of a mag.
 

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No problems with my handguard, but the rear takedown pin on mine is a PITA compared to the others. I think it's the top one at the rear. Not a huge deal, but it's extra tight. Maybe it's for the best but disassembly requires a round to punch it through, and re-assembly sometimes requires a a forceful wiggle and a strike with the bottom of a mag.
mine is as well. But I can usually get it with my thumb and moving the upper and stock. Nice thing about no buffer on these though is if here is some catastrophic double or tripple feed you can seperate the upper and lower. I've had my service rifles do it a few times and you can't take down the recievers with the bolt back. Another one up for the acr. Overall they did a good job. Its tight but being toolless removal it has pins.
 

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No problems with my handguard, but the rear takedown pin on mine is a PITA compared to the others. I think it's the top one at the rear. Not a huge deal, but it's extra tight. Maybe it's for the best but disassembly requires a round to punch it through, and re-assembly sometimes requires a a forceful wiggle and a strike with the bottom of a mag.
My top rear take down pin can be pushed through with regular thumb pressure. No need for a punch. Perhaps the top receiver holes don't line up perfectly with the lower receiver holes causing pressure on the pin?
 

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My top rear take down pin can be pushed through with regular thumb pressure. No need for a punch. Perhaps the top receiver holes don't line up perfectly with the lower receiver holes causing pressure on the pin?
Yeah, that's definitely it. Like I said, there's a bit of a wiggle involved to get it back together.
 

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Yeah, that's definitely it. Like I said, there's a bit of a wiggle involved to get it back together.
I assume then that your top and bottom receivers have very little wobble or play? Perhaps that's a good thing. While my rear take down pin is quite easy to push out, I also have some receiver play, ala AR-15 style.
 

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I assume then that your top and bottom receivers have very little wobble or play? Perhaps that's a good thing. While my rear take down pin is quite easy to push out, I also have some receiver play, ala AR-15 style.
Yeah, it's really solid. It's a small price to pay.
 
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