Windham, ME – As of April 1st, firearms dealers began receiving the much anticipated Bushmaster ACR, redefining the term “modular” with the extraordinary ability to change calibers, barrel lengths and stock configurations in less than two minutes – without the use of tools. Truly the most versatile and adaptive rifle ever conceived, the ACR is a result of a collaborative effort between Bushmaster, Magpul® and Remington®. The Bushmaster ACR for the commercial market is available now in the Basic configuration and the Enhanced configuration is slated for initial shipments on May 1, 2010.
The ACR platform provides a more reliable, accurate and mission-configurable rifle utilizing our torture-tested, adjustable gas piston operating system which supports suppressed or unsuppressed firing and the ability to quickly change calibers from 5.56mm/223 Rem to 6.8mm Rem SPC. Other key design features include intuitive, ambidextrous operator controls for magazine release, bolt catch and release, fire selector and non-reciprocating charging handle. To enhance durability, the cold hammer-forged barrel system (10.5, 14.5, 16.5 and 18-inch barrel options/multiple calibers) and all action components feature our proprietary protective coating and the hand guard, lower receiver and stock are constructed from a rugged, high-impact composite.
Added to the core platform features of this fully-adaptable rifle are free-floating MIL-STD 1913 monolithic top rail for optics mounting; A2 “birdcage-type” suppressor for muzzle blast reduction; enhanced hand guard with heat shield and acceptance of rail inserts; functional lower receiver design with textured magazine well and easily-accessible, modular grip storage; A-frame style stock with rubber butt pad and sling attachment mounts; Magpul MBUS front and rear flip sights; and 30-round PMAG. All ACR components ship in an oversized, hard case with room for accessory storage.
The Enhanced version features an AAC® Blackout™ NSM Flash Hider for exceptional reduction of muzzle flash; multi-functional, three-sided aluminum hand guard with integral MIL-STD 1913 accessory rail; and folding, six-position telescoping composite stock with rubber butt pad, sling attachment mounts and 2-point push button sling.
The Bushmaster ACR for the commercial market is available now. Each configuration, Basic and Enhanced, is offered in a non-reflective, black finish or Coyote Brown finish. Suggested retail price: Basic $2,685 and Enhanced $3,061.