Though the doors may be closing at Bushmaster’s Windham, Maine facility, the anxiety that usually comes hand-in-hand with a big move doesn’t seem to be affecting the gunmaker’s output.
Last year they introduced the Bushmaster .308 ORC to an adoring public of high capacity carbine shooters, a fortified AR-10 style cousin to their original .223 model only chambered in game-slaying .308. The trend continues in 2011 as the line of guns makes room for Bushmaster .223 MOE’s new rival, the MOE .308, a 16” carbine and none-to-subtle adaptation of the M4.
MOE stands for Magpul Original Equipment and translates into a lot of Magpul custom parts: MOE collapsible stock, polymer hand guard, pistol grip, MBUS rear flip sight and a 30-round magazine. Magpul does ergonomics so expect a comfortable ride.
We are under the impression that Bushmaster’s MOE .308 will set you back around $1450. And if they follow suit with the necked down model, the gun will be available in black, flat dark earth or foliage green.
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