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The Bushmaster Unicorn, Also Known as ACR Caliber Conversions

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Do They Really Exist?


Huntsville, AL – The Bushmaster ACR was brought to market in 2010 with the promise of unparalleled adaptability.  The concept was simple; an extremely reliable, versatile, and modular platform, capable of tool-less configuration and caliber changes in minutes by swapping the bolt head, barrel and magazine.  Unfortunately, much like a mythical creature, the caliber conversions have never been seen.  Until now.


Finally, after many years of development, we are excited to announce the first of many new caliber conversions for the ACR. With fully ambidextrous controls, improved ergonomics, an ultra reliable gas piston operating system, and tool-less configuration and caliber adaptability, the ACR is now the most field adaptable Modern Sporting Rifle Platform available.


.450 Bushmaster Conversion

Ultimate stopping power for deer, bear or feral hogs


6.8 Rem SPC II

For increased energy and down-range performance


NRAAM 18 – ACR Owners Recoice! Bushmaster Introduces 450 Bushmaster and 6.8 SPC Kits

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

It seems like Bushmaster has been promising alternative caliber kits for the “the most versatile and reliable MSR ever built,” the ACR.


Designed from the outset for a quick, operator-level caliber change, Bushmaster announced two new caliber options: 450 Bushmaster and 6.8 SPC which join the already existing 5.56 NATO. Wait what? You read gat right. 450 Bushmaster and 6.8 SPC.


Look for a new 10.5″ barrel in 5.56, 16″ & 18.5″ in 450 BM and 16″ in 6.8 SPC.

Plenty of Saved Weight for Accessories – Bushmaster Introduces the Minimalist-SD

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Huntsville, AL – Bushmaster Firearms International (“BFI”) is proud to announce today, its latest modern sporting rifle offering – the Minimalist-SD. The Minimalist provides exceptional accuracy, reliability and performance in a rifle that is highly featured, lightweight and economical.


The Bushmaster Minimalist-SD is available chambered in 5.56mm NATO (91056) and 300 AAC Blackout (90924). Both chamberings are offered with a MSRP of $1,169.

Bushmaster Minimalist-SD Feature and Benefits:

Overall Average Weight 6lbs – Perfect for all shooters and plenty of saved weight for accessories.
16-inch, lightweight, 4150 FNC treated barrel – For easy handling without compromising barrel life or ammo compatibility
Rifle Length AAC Square Drop Handguard – For fast solid attachment of KeyMod accessories at seven different angles
ALG Defense Advanced Combat Trigger (ACT) – Consistent, smooth 5.5-pound trigger pull
Mission First Tactical Minimalist Stock – Comfortable and versatile with QD cup and rounded rubber buttpad
Mission First Tactical Grip and Magazine – High-quality furniture and magazine with similar styling

91056 – BFI Minimalist-SD 556 Specifications
Mag Capacity – 30
Barrel Length – 16″
Twist Rate – 1:8″
Overall Length – 35″
Upper Receiver – A3 Flattop
Barrel Material – 4150
Barrel Finish – FNC
Barrel Contour – Lightweight
Avg. Weight – 6lbs

90924 – BFI Minimalist-SD 300 BO Specifications
Mag Capacity – 30
Barrel Length – 16″
Twist Rate – 1:7″
Overall Length – 35″
Upper Receiver – A3 Flattop
Barrel Material – 4150
Barrel Finish – FNC
Barrel Contour – Heavy
Avg. Weight – 6.3lbs

Polish Use of ACR in Afghanistan

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Our friends at the magazine “Special Ops” got the scoop on use of the Bushmaster ACR by Polish forces in Afghanistan. Apparently they were purchased in 2010/2011in two barrel variants, with additional DBAL-A2 pointers and XPS3 sights.

Get the whole story here –

ACR Eye Candy

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

This is the 2011 Bushmaster catalog. It features lots of Adaptive Combat Rifle goodness including new pricing. You will also find the ACR available in the A-TACS camouflage pattern. Make sure you hit page 46 for ACR accessories.

Bushmaster 2011 Catalog

Thanks to Marty for the heads up!

Bushmaster Recall

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

If you own a Bushmaster ACR you may have a full auto weapon and not even have realized it. Unfortunately, some of the rifles have developed this “defect” so they would like to have all owners contact them for a no cost recall. We know the cool guy factor here is pretty high and your first impulse is to keep it, but please remember that if you own an ACR and it does go full auto on you, you are in violation of federal law. It would be in your best interest to go ahead and contact them.

Please review the official recall notice here.

Robinson Arms Complaint Against RRA, Bushy, Remington and Magpul

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

On 14 January, 2010 RDMI (Robinsom Arms) filed suit in US District Court for Utah against Remington, Bushmaster, Rock River Arms, and Magpul Industries based on alleged infringement of their patent.

Below is the actual suit taken from court records.

Robinson Arms Lawsuit Alleging Patent Infringement

This is the third patent related suit filed against Magpul this year. The initial suit came from A.R.M.S. over their dual aperture rear sight followed by Vltor in October alleging violation of their patent on the Modular Firearm Buttstock.

Reading through the filing I find one thing a bit odd. It claims that the ACR has been offered for sale, which still has not happened, particularly in the state of Utah. Based on this it seems to me that the case was brought a bit prematurely and was staged to have the most dramatic effect during SHOT Show unless it was intended to delay the release of the ACR into the market. But then why include RRA?

Robinson Arms Sues Remington, Bushmaster, RRA, and Magpul

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Robinson Arms, manufacturers of the XCR have filed suit yesterday in US District Court for Utah against Remington, Bushmaster, Rock River Arms, and Magpul Industries based on alleged infringement of their patent (Multi-caliber ambidextrously controllable firearm #7,596,900) issued 6 October, 2009 and initially filed in August of 2003.

Specifically, the weapons alleged to have violated Robinson’s patent are the Remington/Bushmaster ACR, Magpul Masada/Massoud, and the RRA LAR-8. All of these weapons feature a magazine release that is manipulated by the trigger finger from within reach of the trigger guard as well as a similar bolt hold open device. We have read the complaint and it is fairly ambiguous as the which patent claims they allege were violated.

Both Bushmaster and Remington are part of the Freedom group, owned by Cerberus Capital Management. So for taking on Freedom Group I give them an “E” for Effort. Of note is the timing of the suit, just days before SHOT Show as well as Robinson’s announcement on their website that they would be exhibiting after all in a booth (#20034) shared with Serbu.