Remington (?) ACR

It seems that the saga of the development and market-introduction of the MagPul Masada / Bushmaster ACR continues.  The latest twist is that MagPul/Bushmaster have now licensed or partnered with Remington for the fulfillment of military orders.  

The weapon is aptly named as the Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR) and was demonstrated at SHOT 2007 by Magpul Industries as the Masada.  The design showcases several innovative features – it can be rapidly changed from 5.56mm NATO to 6.5mm Grendel or 6.8mm SPC with the change of barrel, bolt, and magazine.  Additionally, the rifle’s configuration can be altered for use as a close quarters weapon, carbine, and use in the designated marksman role.

Meanwhile, Bushmaster is still saying that the rifle will be available later this year (probably sometime around September/October) and that they are making final tweaks to the system in order to perfect it as a candidate for the US Army’s M4 replacement program.  That’s good news for shooters in the US.  The rest of us will have to wait for the licensed airsoft version to come along – eventually…

In the meantime, enjoy the promo materials below.

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Magpul Masada

Magpul Masada

Bushmaster ACR brochure cover

Bushmaster ACR brochure cover



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