The BushMaster 2000 comes standard with the most capabilities at the flick of a switch. There are four separate
modes to choose from. Go from semi-auto (single shot), 3 shot burst, 6 shot burst, or full auto by flipping a switch
inside the grip. Each of the 3, 6, or full-auto modes stops when the trigger is released, allowing single shot firing in any
The Indian Creek Designs Bushmaster 2000 is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Defiant, basically a Bob Long rip off. MSRP on the BushMaster is about $450-550 stock. The Defiant is $750-950; which is a BushMaster with very minor upgrades--cheesy ones at that.
BushMater 2k1 with a extended Sonic ASA adapter, the Mac Dev "Gladiator" reg, Ripper trigger frame, Dye sticky grips, KAPP Drop Zone 2 Cradle (chrome) with accompanying ON/OFF cap, Ripper vertical feed, and 14" Dye titanium barrel. Powered by Nitroduck 3000 PSI carbon fiber wrapped tank and a 12 volt Xboard revy.
Get the gun re-threaded for cocker barrels. Ripper frame is a must. It takes away all the slack from sloppy triggers. It is definitely the best one out there.
Indian Creek is a small company in Idaho. They go WAAAY out to satisfy your gun needs. Price wise you can't beat it. Performance wise it is actually comparable to any Angel. No where near as heavy as a cocker, an Impulse, a Tribal or an Angel. Completely mod'd out costs only about 3/4 of the aforementioned markers.
Looks take awhile to get used to. Can't get the darn thing to shoot above 325 FPS even if you wanted to. LCD protective lens very easy to crack. Stock trigger frame feels "cheap". Does not like extremely cold weather or wet weather.
armageddon 68 3000
13" armson stealth
soon to be vaporized
probably just a barrel, and maybe some custom work, such as what i put above (strongly reccomended, pretty cheap for a cutsom job)
very sweet gun. the stock barrel is ok, but get a new one. works good as a backup barrel (since we all know how hard it is to clean the stealth...) the electronics are pretty easy to work with, and it can shoot like nobody's business. i fell in love with the ajustable trigger, coming from a 98. regulators are ok, but once again adding your fav regs arent a problem. plus, if you go to the vapor site, you can get a low pressure autococker regulator put on for like 20 for the adapter thingie. pretty compact, nice balance, comes with a good bolt. their customer service is EXELLENT. it was very easy to get a hold of them, and since they are in idaho, time shouldnt be much of a problem as far as calling them. pretty cheap for how good they are. smart parts brags the impulse is below 500, well so is the bushmaster. i got mine for 475, and theyve gone down to 425-450 i think.
well, it is kinda complicated to get the settings right. if you try to feed it too much air (definatly not co2) it will just shut down on you. it does have quite a few small problems (not mechanical, just little annoyances) if you arent used to setting things before hand. does need an ajustable tank or a new reg, either way you have to spend some $$. lining up the bolt is just irritating and very annoying. also can be a pain to take apart (nothin in the manual about this). and the grips are DISCUSTING! i have a dye sticky, and these things are just like cardboard taped onto the grip. definatly buy a new grip. the LCD screen is worthless, dont bother. you should get a 12v, but i guess if you controlled yourself, you could shoot slow enough for a regular hopper.
overall, its a sweet gun. i would take this over an autococker (2000 that is) any day, maybe even an automag. i cant tell you how it compares to an impulse or shocer (live in a small town, cant go to any big events), but i would definatly look into this. it does require a bit of $ put into it besides the gun (tank, 12v, etc) but most high end guns do. for 450, they are a very good deal. check em out.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 29th, 2005 at 6:30 am PST
Impulse, Shocker, Angel. Impulse and Angel are better but the Shocker is like the worst electro you can buy.
Vigilante Reg. 88 3k tank, Kapp D/F
Definitly new barrel, DYE titanium or Freak
Very light weight
Really Nice trigger, with high ROF
Very compact and easy to use
If yuo dont have everything set right the gun will not work corectly
I would definitly get an adjustable tank or prepare for paint breaks
I would reconmend aftermarket reg but stock is good.
Stock barrel sucks
Its an alright gun moving up from a tippman or spyder but if your not willing to put some money into it I wouldnt recommed buying
Brand new B2k, latest gen, never shot at the field
Immediately remove and discard both regulators
The new milling looks great. When it works, it seems to shoot great.
I bought it new from the factory. After some dry firing in my house to try it out, it stopped shooting the first night I had it. I thought it was a bad solenoid and sent the lower half of the gun back to the factory. They told me the solenoid is fine and sent it back. I gassed up and the same thing happened. So I put an LPR gauge on the thing to see what was happening, and found that after a few shots the LPR goes nuts. It stops recharging and then fails, letting all of the input pressure into the solenoid. Great quality control.
I don't trust their quality control anymore, so I'm going to change out both regulators and go aftermarket. I'm sure by the time I'm done, I'll have spent enough to have bought an Angel. I've shot another bushy that works great so I know the gun can be terrific. I'm giving it a 5, but if I can't get my brand new gun working, you bet I'm going to rerate it.
Non first electro gun othet than trying a bunch of my friends
Bushmaster 2000 generation 2 with gladiator reg d sonic asa adapter freak barrrel and AGD flatline 68 ci 3000psi tank and a 12v revo Dye sticky grips and a Boom stick (dosent get much use)
1.Gladiator regulator and asa adapter
2.dye sticky grips
3.FREAK with SS back or Boom stick
4.Wet Worx bolt (if you can find one) I dont recomend the eclipse bolt set cause it expands and you have an open face bolt already. and only get the vapor bolt if yyou have a blow back promblem.
5.New high rise if yours came with a low rise
6.new LPR the sonic kit is awesome i want the new Vapor Rock auto cocker adapter
Finally........ Nice weight first off and very sleek not as wide as most electro guns.I also like the design of the spacing between hands. Easy field striping and cleaning. LOW maintnence. Gun stock dosent have range but with the freak this gun gets a good range usually dpends on the balls im using and thier quality also very accurate with the freak for an electro gun. The gun is a great gun and I recomend any one to get one but you have to understand that not all guns are the same my friend has a bushmaster and his works fine stock (with a boomstick) mine I put alot of performanc parts on it but more than anything its the player.
I had to put alot of money into it to be what I wanted it to be and how I wanted it too shoot but like I said lots of guns are diffrent its more than anything the player and how you like your gun the bushmaster was desined to be a frontmans gun who likes to lay out paint but can be made with some hop ups into a nice Mid players gun with range and acuracy.
I think this gun is a good gun but it all depends on what kinda gun your looking for and how much your whilling to put into the gun. I give the gun a nine cause it does have its flaws but ICD is working on them as we speak and the new generation 6 bushmasters should be sweet
-ICD Custom Service
-Stock Barrel needs to be replaced
-Stock Grips don't SUCK like everyone says, but they aren't as good as stickies.
-Doesn't like preset tanks as much as adjustable (still works)
I love my Bushaster 2000. I will always keep the gun, at least until they come out with some god gun, at least as my back up. I've shot angels, and they don't perform better to the point that they need another $600+ dollars to be worth it.
This gun is awesome! This gun is awesome looking, I don't know why people say it looks ugly ( they are probably the ones with angels :) I made the trigger pull about half of a millimeter long. It's VERY efficient. I have a 51ci 3000psi Crossfire Stinger tank and I can get over 1000 shots out of it! With my cocker I could barely get 500. I play with my cousin who has an angel, I think that the Angel and Bushmaster are about equally the same performance wise. I think that the only advantages the Angel has over the Bushy is that it has cool milling and the LCD screen, and that it's made to shoot very fast so that makes it less accurate. My cousin even commented how my shots landed right on eachother. I played outside last week when is was about 30 degrees and I chronoed 244,244,244,249,245.
Nothing at all... but I do have trouble putting the pin back into the bolt because you have to align the hole in the bolt with the hammer, and when it's dark it is kind of hard to do that.
They don't call this thing the poor man's Angel for nothing. If you are thinking about getting an angel, I would think about getting this or the Defiant(same as Bushy but better milling and colors), that way you will have $700 of left over money for upgrades. Oh yeah, one thing, this doesn't fire well in the cold, yea It was very consistent for me but the shots were curving all over the place because they contracted and didn't fit the barrel well, but I guess this goes with virtually all guns. BUY THIS!
THIS GUN IS GOD! I have had nothing but good results with this gun. I was throwing paint back at angels, and the trigger is so light you can't touch it w/o it going off. The rate of fire is easy to play with, just an easy equation to do and you can set it up to shoot abotu any rof you want (but we all know we want it on 13bps right?). cleaning it is so easy, like I chopped a ball one time, I didn't have my hopper turned on. well I was like dang,. if I had been playint with my tippmann 98 or raptor I would have had to go through the rest of the game shooting horribly, but instead with my bushy, all I had to do is pull out the bolt pin, clean teh bolt and run a squeegie down the barrel and frame and it was goos as new, only tok abotu 20 sec. Even teh air usage is great, I can get a ton of shots out of my 48ci 3000 psi crossfire tank. Eventhough it is not an adjustable tank, it still does great. THe stock barrel is awesome, very accurate. One of my friends has a pro-series and he can hit a target about aevery time, I was able to hit it 4 out of 5 which is kick ass. When there is paint in it is is fairly quiet for stock play.
ok, now the bad
for starters when you get it you want to clean out the bolt chamber, there is a little dust and maybe some left over metal shavings. Gettign the pressure set right is a pain, lets get that straight now. If you are kinda new at paintball, or you havn;t dealt with high pressure and low pressure regs, it will be hell to get it set right. I had to get mine smithed, when I was playing a game, I thought everything was ok, I had someone work on it earlier, and it seemed fixed, but the over pressure release on teh 4 way opened right on break and drained my whole tank....the LP reg was really weird and I had to have one of the feild playeres to help get it fixed, but he had gone through 2 that shows it is a great gun. new grips definately, the stock ones are a litle slick, but not to bad. There is a lot of side to side play in the trigger, but nothing that is so bad, you can still get abotu 8 or 9 bps with it on semi, but f you get a good trigger job, around 13, which is just a little too much. A new reg and barrel would be nice, btu everythign is good as is.
This gun, in mine and is everal other players is one of the best electro-pneumatic markers that you can get, and especially at that price, you don't have to spend a lot of money on the expencive marballizer, zap works just as good out of it. It uses pressure great when it is fixed, I can get about 800 shots ot of my tank. I would definately reccomend this marker to anyone who wants a good electro gun, btu doesn't have teh cash for an angel or an intimidator