Update on the consumer Bushmaster ACR

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Adam Heggenstaller has just posted the first concrete detail of the consumer Bushmaster / Remington / Magpul ACR …

The cool thing here–other than it being a brand-spanking new gun that you can get your hands on real soon–is the ACR’s modularity. The consumer version will be offered with a 16.5-inch barrel, but Bushmaster will also be making barrels with lengths of 10.5, 14.5 and 18 inches. The first version of the ACR will be chambered in 5.56×45 mm, of course, but since a tool-less disassembly allows you to change bolt heads, barrels and magazines, the ACR can be user-configured to run with other cartridges as well. Ongoing development will focus on the 6.8 mm Rem. SPC, 7.62×39 mm, a yet-to-be-disclosed 6.5 mm round and, get this, the .30 Rem. AR.

Read more about, and for photos, click on over to Incoming Blog.

UPDATE: Read my post about Remington and the 6.5mm.

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  • Cmblake6 Cmblake6 on Oct 17, 2009

    Let us see if they can pull this off within a reasonable financial window. I'd love one, but money IS an issue for some of us.

  • Destroyer Destroyer on Feb 22, 2010

    for once, i agree with lance ;) i cant justify spending that kind of money for a 5.56mm rifle, though i possibly could for one in 6.5 grendel. Yes, the Grendel is superior to the 5.56 and 7.62 NATO and bridges the gap between the two rounds. Im sure the ACR is a wonderful rifle. Bring the price down to 2000 and ill think about it.