I posted Wednesday asking what this gun was while I was linking to internet movie firearms database where I found this gun under Tremors 2.
I didn’t have any plan to talk much about this gun so I pulled the specs and here they are.
.50 caliber BMG
Match grade or field grade chamber
Bull pup design
All steel construction
30.4 pounds total weight
45.5 inches overall length
36 inch x 1.5 inch barrel
Rifling – 1 turn in 15 inches, right hand twist
Thumb safety & bolt stop safety
Over the past 20 years the .50 BMG has been becoming more and more used in semi auto and bolt action rifles along side its brother the machine gun because of its ballistic capabilities.
As the years go on I believe we are going to see more and more .50 BMG and larger long range ammunition (.416 Barrett, .408 Cheytac, .338 Lupua and .300 WIN Mag) being made along side the .308 Win because the ballistic capabilities of these rounds are increasing and giving the shooter a cleaner more reliable and accurate long range shot time and again.
Bushmaster has announced plans to make the ACR in 6.8 SPC and 7.62x39mm.
The ACR stands for Adaptive Combat Rifle and is easy to interchange the caliber of the rounds this rifle shoots with THREE simple changes, the barrel, the bolt carrier, and the magazine.
This weapon has a few variations such as barrel lengths and calibers, the color schemes, Stock made of polymer or metal, Lower receiver made of polymer or metal.
This system truly lives up to its name as an adaptive rifle for the end user.
(Update) On October 15, 2010 Bushmaster issued a recall of all ACR rifles instructing users to “Please immediately discontinue the use of your ACR rifle” along with instructions to contact customer support for an RMA. Bushmaster stated that the recall was issued due to “a possible firearms performance issue that may develop with a small number of ACR rifles” and goes on to state that “Bushmaster discovered a design flaw which could result in multiple rounds firing continuously when the trigger is pulled”. Bushmaster has stated that it will cover all of the costs associated with the repairs to the recalled rifles [wiki]
So at first I planned on talking a bit about the Tactilite T2 – .50 BMG AR Upper but I got sidetracked like normal. So I will show you a picture of what I had planned on talking about.
Cool looking bolt action upper with 5 round Mag. it was designed to take an AR-15 platform and give you a .50 BMG (or .416 Barrett, .338 Lapua, .408 CheyTac) caliber rifle. The nice thing is you can have 1 gun and shoot many rounds in case god forbid ammo prices go back up.
They have what I think looks like a pretty awesome barrel on one of the guns they made.
Needless to say I like big cool guns. I think that is why most of us are here, right? Just because I know you want more pictures I will post 3 more for you.
Well I guess I ended up talking more about it then I thought I was going to.
I had the opportunity last year to fire a Rem 700 in a .243 Win caliber round.
I like I feel of the gun and properly oiled and maintained it is a very accurate rifle and with wide variety of calibers this gun is made for, you can find the right gun for you.
left to right .22-.223-.243-.308
This Rifle comes in 28 different calibers and is made for public, police and miliary (m24) use.
Here is a chart on all the rounds this gun can fire.
The US Miliary just awarded a contract with Remington to build a new M24E1 A.K.A. XM2010 more info will come later.
But for now here is a taste of the new system!