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Your thoughts on the new Bushmaster ACR

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Desert Scorpion, Feb 13, 2008.

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  1. Desert Scorpion

    Desert Scorpion Member

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    I will be buying at least 3 of these rifles when they come out. I already have the money for them given they dont go up in price. Getting two for me and one for the girlfriend. When they come out with the AK-47 adaption unit I will get two of those as well. This rifle is to good to pass up, and seems to be the perfect rifle to protect the home, family, hunt, and target shoot. Who is all buying one with me, and who knows more updates or has held one at shot show.:scrutiny:
     
  2. NC-Mike

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    Just like buying a new version of MS Windows, I will wait till the first service pack comes out before I dive in.

    Nice looking rifle though.
     
  3. Coronach

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    The real question is whether or not it will work as advertised. If it does, it will be amazing. If it doesn't, it will depend on how far short it falls on reliability/durability. There's absolutely no way to know this until the rifles hit the shelves.

    On paper, this rifle is the rifle to own. Reality is never quite as good as paper.

    Mike
     
  4. gunsnmoses

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    It definitely has better ergonomics than either the AR15 or AK and can be made to use the readily available magazines for either.
    sounds like a winner.
     
  5. RockyMtnTactical

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    Looks good. I won't be the guinea pig though, I will wait and see what happens with them.
     
  6. arthurcw

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    All I can find is the bushmaster news release on this one. Can someone with better Google-Fu and Ask-arate point me to so more info???

    thanks.
     
  7. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

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    Look up Magpul Masada.
     
  8. arthurcw

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    AH! Thanks
     
  9. HorseSoldier

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    Like previous posters, I'm quite interested in the Masada/ACR, but part of that interest is in seeing how close to the marketing hype the final product gets. If its even pretty close, I'll probably pick one up at some point, but I'm not rushing to call it the greatest gun ever, etc, until people really start putting it through its paces and such.
     
  10. Bartholomew Roberts

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    Extremely interested. I was already set to buy two right off the first production when it was a Magpul product. My interest in being a guinea pig dropped a lot with Bushmaster taking over though. I guess we will see.

    I am not interested in a fixed stock nor a black rifle and Bushmaster indicates that the first release of product will be limited to black rifles with only the 12.5" being available as a folder. So it looks like 3Q 2008 for me.
     
  11. possum

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    and me as we;ll brother, i am very excited to hear and read all about the,m when they do get in the hands of thr members
     
  12. arthurcw

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    Very interesting. I don't have enough spare cash to be one of their beta testers. If the gun gods hold back significant bans, this will be interesting to look at when it's fully cooked.
     
  13. Gary G23

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    I feel the exact same about this as Bartholomew Roberts.
     
  14. Wes Janson

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    I want the folding stock on a 16" barrel, preferably in Dark Earth. I'm quite willing to be a guinea pig...
     
  15. Desert Scorpion

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    I too am willing to feal like a guinea pig today.:rolleyes:
     
  16. dscottw88

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    Looks promising. Anything that takes good from other designs and imporves is just asking to be a winner. Hopefully it lives up to the expectations. I plan on getting the 18inch model with the standard folding/collapsing stock hopefully in black.
     
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    I was very interested in a 18' with folding stock. Three of them. Was....
    Now that Bushmaster will be making the gun I have canceled that verbal pre-order. I will wait for the first round to be Beta-tested by the buyers. I still believe the gun has huge potential, but I am not sure if I have the faith in Bushmaster to buy one of the first ones off the line.
     
  18. stubbicatt

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    I'll own one some day, but it will be a dark earth color.

    I spoke to Bushmaster yesterday, and they are really cagey about when it will be released, saying "summer." I'll wait a little longer for the folding stock on the earth color. I may have to get some Pmags in anticipation. It is a neat idea, and I'm glad they are selling it to us.

    "Get some". LOL.
     
  19. xsquidgator

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    Just curious, what would this new ACR do better than some other of the newer 556 rifles out there, say like the SigArms 556? IIRC the SigArms556 runs around $1300 and the MSRP on the ACR is expected to be in the same range. They both look cool and neat, just wondering if there is a clear advantage of the ACR over some other things.
     
  20. Bartholomew Roberts

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    The ACR is lighter (more polymer). It has a barrel that can be removed and swapped without tools. It has a folding and collapsing stock with adjustable cheek rest. Ths piston system is AR18-based vice AK-based. The ACR has greater modularity (I can swap handguards, stock and barrel (all without using any tools) to go from a 10.5" entry rifle with folder to a 18" precision rifle with precision stock and bipod). There may be a few more as well regarding gas piston adjustability, monolithic top rail, etc.

    In addition, future plans allow for a polymer lower for the ACR that will let you use AK mags. Combined with the quick change barrel and a new bolt, this gives you an impressive array of caliber conversions as well as the ability to have AK function with better than AR ergonomics.

    Of course, all of this assumes it works as advertised. However, the system really is fairly simple and Bushmaster has an actual TDP to work from now, so I do not see why it shouldn't work.
     
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    I've been entertaining picking up a Rob Arms XCR... Maybe I'll hold off until some reviews of the ACR get around. I wonder how they will compare??
     
  22. Darthbauer

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    If no new ban hits, yeah im getting one. Getting a Sig 556 too. They dont feel so heavy up front when your used to a heavy barrel and an ARMS rail on your AR.
     
  23. Harry Tuttle

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    I would bet when this releases from Bushmaster,
    Magpul will have a bunch of accessories ready to ship
     
  24. kurtmax

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    I'm considering getting one. 1400USD (The projected price atm) is a bit steep for a uni student like me, but I might manage.

    I want to see one first, and make sure it's not utter crap. Otherwise it looks like a really, really good deal. To make a similar rifle from an AR-15 (LMT even released their gas piston upper) would cost much more than 1400.... and you still wouldn't get stuff like quick detach barrels and things.
     
  25. Eightball

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    If I obtain the money, and there's no ban, I might entertain the thought. By the time I get the money, they'll have ironed things out.

    But I seriously question your need for several, especially a couple in the different calibres. It's designed to be swapped, so why have 2x 5.56, and 2x 7.62x39, as per the OP?
     
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