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Bushmaster Magpul Masada "ACR" ???

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by LexusNexus, Feb 8, 2008.

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  1. LexusNexus

    LexusNexus Member

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    I haven't heard much about it. It seems to be a good rifle in the making. Is there more info? When is it coming out?
     
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    my head hurts after reading that.

    Bobby
     
  4. PercyShelley

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    There is a lot more info, but alas, most of it is spread out in a lot of threads at arfcom. Finding it all would take a while.

    Fortunately, many THRers went nuts when they saw it a year ago, so they now know enough to talk your ear off.

    Basically, it's a modular, multi-caliber capable ar-180 made largely from polymer, but with steel and aluminum inserts where appropriate.
     
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  6. MaterDei

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    Will it be available on the civilian market right away? Estimated cost?
     
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    $1400 is the MSRP, though I imagine they'll run more than that during the initial feeding frenzy.
     
  8. Wes Janson

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    I recall Bushmaster telling me June for LE, fall for civilian...not quite sure how/why that's translated to Q2...
     
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    I called BM on Wednesday, the representative was very cagey, but said "summer."
     
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    does anyone know where they are made??
     
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    Made by Bushmaster. Civy and LEO during Q2 and military Q3. The $1,400 price was pre Bushmaster so who knows on that.
     
  12. Bartholomew Roberts

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    Based on the SHOT press release, Bushmaster has been talking $1500 as the price point for the 16" fixed stock model.

    In other news... How about the .308 Massoud (Magpul Masada in .308)?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNncD9q7u5E
     
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    The Massoud looks like it could be a tremendous rifle. With the furniture and trigger groups looking like they'll be backwards-compatible with the Masada (ACR), Magpul could really place themselves in a good position with developing a first rate assault rifle AND a full-length rifle system. IF bushmaster keeps up their end of the deal with quality machining.

    I guess we'll see this summer how things start to fold out.
     
  14. Bartholomew Roberts

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    Yes, a folding semi-auto .308 with a quick change barrel that gives you both an 18" precision rig or a 12" SBR would be awful handy. You get your choice of a Krinkov sized weapon with full-size 7.62x39 ballistics or the traditional .308.
     
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    I'm so stoked about this one I'm starting a new thread...
     
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    If Bushmaster keeps that price they can count me in for at least 6 in various cals and configueations!!!
    16" folding 5.56x45 in DE with 7.62x39 conv kit and Target/SPR .308 DE or Black...others to follow as they come out but those are at the top of my purchase list.:D

    Regards
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    ACR

    YouTube.com

    An episode of future weapons about it. Looks like a GREAT gun.

    Just type in "futureweapons ACR" and it should bring it up!!
     
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    its a race against time on this one,im ready to buy,but it better appear before some bad legislation kills it....
     
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    I wouldn't hold my breath right now.
    This one is on the back burner.
    Bushmaster and their current owners bought the rights to the gun to keep it off the market.
     
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    I'd imagine that they've stalled it recently to see how the situation in Washington plays out, and then make a call on it down the road....
     
  21. MAKster

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    The ACR will go nowhere unless Bushmaster gets a U.S. military contract. If not, it will join the long list of rifles designed to replace the AR that faded away.
     
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    NOt completly sure, but i don't think that the ACR was ever submitted to the goverment.
     
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    Wanta B:
    "Target/SPR .308 DE"

    ACR won't be offered in .308. Round's too big. That's why they're making the Massoud.
     
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    so all that research,developement,testing,& time spent by magpul is all for nothing?just so it could be bought out & shelved? what a waste.:cuss:......
     
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    There's speculation that it's going to be one of the weapons submitted for testing and evaluation once the Colt contract expires on the M4 soon (which does not guarantee that we'll see any M4 replacement, much less any additional juice for the ACR, though).
     
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