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http://homelandsecurityleader.com/h...ushmaster-and-magpul-team-on-advanced-weapon/

From Bushmaster Release
Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC (BFI) announced today that it has signed an exclusive license deal with Magpul Industries Corp. for the production, future development, and sales of Magpul’s prototype MASADA weapon system.
The Bushmaster ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) will initially be offered in 5.56 NATO, available for law enforcement and civilian purchase second quarter 2008. This release will be followed by military ACR versions in the 3rd quarter of 2008.
Without government funding or outside influence of any kind, the Masada concept was developed from scratch in Boulder, Colorado by Magpul’s Design Group. The Masada concept was first shown publicly at the 2007 Shot Show and its success prompted Magpul to spend a year redesigning the system for production.
The result is the ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) which keeps the fundamentals of the Masada concept with added advanced features such as firing pin block and true ambidextrous charging handle.
Among the ACR’s key features are a gas piston operating system, tool-less quick change barrel, multi-adjustable folding stock with integrated storage, and backward compatibility with a number of AR15/M16 parts. Due to similar operating controls, user transition from the M16 series of weapons is easily facilitated with minimal re-training.
The Bushmaster ACR will initially be available in 3 SKUS: Standard Carbine with fixed stock, Entry Carbine with folding stock, and Special Purpose Rifle with Precision Rifle Stock. Live fire demonstration and test and evaluations beginning in the end of March to qualified law enforcement, federal government agencies.
 
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well thats cool at least me know that they will eventually make plenty of them.
i like bushmasters they may not be the best but they are quality at an affordable price.

hey how about we go through one ar-15 thread without posting "the list"
 
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Shrewd move on Magpuls part, I hope they were able to recoup their R&D costs in the deal, of course they will make up any losses in furniture sales to Bushmaster. I really hope Bushmaster can keep the quality up while holding to a good price point but I'm thinking they are going to be real close to $2000 a piece, and I'm wondering if they will be able to get into full production before the next AWB. Risky Business. They did make a deal with the largest producer of AR style rifles so once they get the bugs worked out they should be able to make a huge number of them in a short time. The Massada is a interesting amalgamation of AR,H&K,FN SCAR,and AK if Bushmaster builds it right it should be a great rifle.
 
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That is a SWEET looking rifle! I love the looks of the 16". I told the wife that's gonna be my next rifle and she just said, "Oh great." :rolleyes:
 
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Either the 16"or the 18" would work for me. My eardrums dont like barrels shorter than 16".
 
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Discussion Starter #9
"I'm sure it was a smart move for Magpul as a company. But Bushmaster has had some huge misteps which makes me doubt their ability to bring the product to market without screwing it up.

  1. Their insistance of standardizing on 1:9 Brls and only offering 1:7 as a special order option.
  2. Thier history of canted front sight bases.
  3. Thier caving and settling the beltway sniper lawsuits.
  4. Their Carbon-15 which is a complete POS.
Hopefully they dont **** the Bushada up too bad."
 
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Discussion Starter #11
You Bastards!![/quote]

Why don't people teach these women/kids/guys how to hold a rifle/gun before they tape it and post it. So any time I see these and think, "TEACH THEM TO DO IT RIGHT". I've seen them do these with shotguns, and that's just plain dangerous.

Watch this, good thing she kept it pointed downrange:

YouTube - Girl with big shot gun

and

YouTube - Girl Gets Nailed in the Face by a Shotgun Scope

I find this irresponsible and make hurts the rest of us who are responsible gun owners.
 
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Discussion Starter #12
i wonder if the design will remain consistent with its current Magpul design, or if bushy will alter it.../
 
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I'll be the one to say that I don't care all that much for the looks of it. Is it the latest and greatest or is it just new? :???:
 
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Discussion Starter #16
supposedly the latest greatest amalgamation of several designs. If it proves out to be as reliable as the Magpull prototypes I'll have to own one, but being as how its a Bushmaster I'll give it a while for them to work the bugs out before plopping my plastic down on the counter. Bushy's QC seems to come and go at times, although I hear the current products are quite good. I've had 3 bushys and only one worked right straight from the factory the other two needed a little tinkering to make them run right. 2 of the 3 had no staking on the gas carrier key 1 was missing the roll pin that holds the gas tube to the front sight and one had a canted front sight base. All were brought up to firing reliably and accurately with minor and cheap work. Just stuff that should have been done right the first time before leaving the factory. Currently I only own 1 AR and its a Armalite, so far no problems other than ammo costs.
 
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supposedly the latest greatest amalgamation of several designs. If it proves out to be as reliable as the Magpull prototypes I'll have to own one, but being as how its a Bushmaster I'll give it a while for them to work the bugs out before plopping my plastic down on the counter. Bushy's QC seems to come and go at times, although I hear the current products are quite good. I've had 3 bushys and only one worked right straight from the factory the other two needed a little tinkering to make them run right. 2 of the 3 had no staking on the gas carrier key 1 was missing the roll pin that holds the gas tube to the front sight and one had a canted front sight base. All were brought up to firing reliably and accurately with minor and cheap work. Just stuff that should have been done right the first time before leaving the factory. Currently I only own 1 AR and its a Armalite, so far no problems other than ammo costs.
Thanks. I think I'll stick to the AR platform. :cool:
 
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