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nyone see the show Future Weapons? They had a new rfle designed and built in the USA called the Masada. Totaly modular weapon system that can fire 223 or 7.62 and be configured for short breecher rifle to long range shooter. Very cool possibilities.
 

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Yeah that must have been an older episode, that weapon system has been around for a while. It came out around January last year by Magpul and has since been sold to Bushmaster for production under the name the Bushmaster ACR. But it is a very cool system with unique features and an extremely versatile platform. I certainly wouldn't mind having one. Especially for the ability to change out caliber with only a few modifications like barrel and magazine.
 

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It must have been an older episode...Very cool to be that modular...something like that would definately give me the bug...LOL
 

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BTW how do you like your Savage...Next long gun I'm pretty set on the 12FVSS in 308...want to get into range shooting. I have a club/range nearby that goes out 600 yards.
 

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BTW how do you like your Savage...Next long gun I'm pretty set on the 12FVSS in 308...want to get into range shooting. I have a club/range nearby that goes out 600 yards.
I LOVE my Savage. Awesome rifle, incredibly accurate out of the box and even more so with handloads. Can't go wrong with the Savage. Do you reload? If not I suggest getting into it, better ammunition and more cost effective. Good luck and enjoy.
 

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Bushmaster and Magpul Team to Bring Advanced Rifle to Market

Windham, ME - 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 early 2009. This release will be followed by military ACR versions in the later in 2009..
“The opportunity to partner with such an innovative company as Magpul, is a very exciting step in the growth and evolution of Bushmaster’s product line.” said Chad Brooks, CEO of Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC.
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 initial 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.
Richard Fitzpatrick, CEO Magpul, said, “As the design progressed, we began to realize we needed to find a partner who shared our vision, and could drive production at a suitable volume without sacrificing quality. We entertained a number of ideas and offers, but in the end, a partnership with Bushmaster was the logical choice. Their production capabilities, distribution network, and brand name were the best match for our goal of getting this rifle into civilian, law enforcement, and military hands.”
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.
The ACR will be available for hands on viewing in the Bushmaster and Magpul booths in the Law Enforcement section at SHOT Show 2008, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 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 and federal government agencies.
Bushmaster and Magpul Team to Bring Advanced Rifle to Market

ACR UPDATE

We continue to receive numerous calls from customers as to the status of the new Bushmaster ACR platform that we partnered with Magpul to bring to market. In an effort to try to keep all of our customers up to date – Bushmaster is happy to provide the following information:
Based upon the current level of production here at Bushmaster, and a number of military related projects – the Commercial version of the ACR originally slated for later in 2008, is currently being slated for a Q1 2009 release to the consumer markets. This allows us to continue our focus of preparing the ACR for initial Law Enforcement and Military demos, tests and evaluations which we are scheduling at this time. If your agency or unit has not yet had the chance to schedule a demonstration for this summer, and would like to – please send a note to [email protected]
In the meantime – the ACR will available to be seen in Booth 742 at the NRA show this weekend in Louisville for those consumers attending. We will endeavor to provide a new update on the release of the consumer versions of this exciting new rifle platform in late summer. As always, we appreciate your interest in Bushmaster, and loyalty to our brand.
Team Bushmaster
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where have you been??? lol im just messing with you but it has been "out" for a while now.
and when i say out i mean they have made the prototypes but are not out to customers yet. the release date keeps getting pushed back.
 

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where have you been??? lol im just messing with you but it has been "out" for a while now.
and when i say out i mean they have made the prototypes but are not out to customers yet. the release date keeps getting pushed back.

It was shown at last years SHOT show.

Maybe we'll see it by March.

But I'm sure Magpull is flat out making P-Mags and Bushmaster is working over time to make AR15's.

I'd be real surprised to see it come out this year.
 

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"Future weapons" is really a misnomer.

You're not gonna see anything on that show that isn't widely known about, if not in service already.

Weapons manufacturers gain nothing by disclosing their in-progress projects.
 

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IIRC, they've delayed it again past Q1 09, with no definite announcement as to when it will be available for civie purchase.
 
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