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whiskey  [Member]
10/18/2011 6:22:00 AM EST
Are they as cool as they look?

Tell me what you think about them (and pics would be cool too).

Thanks
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warpig8654  [Team Member]
10/18/2011 6:17:29 AM EST
Plenty of ACR threads here.
crazymoose  [Member]
10/18/2011 6:17:48 AM EST
You'll have much better luck with this question in the Bushmaster industry forum, or in the "Armory" section of the site.
Constant_Impingement  [Member]
10/18/2011 6:30:35 AM EST
Check out this link...it'll take you to the Industry "ACR" pic thread. http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_2_28/188261_The_official_ACR_picture_thread.html

As far as the rifle goes, I was pretty impressed when I first picked it up. I got home and took it apart because I was so curious as to how it dissembled, functioned and fit back together. The whole process is pretty straight forward and simple, especially if you already know your way around an AR15 type rifle (gas impingement or piston). The rifle is made well, feels real solid. I bought the rifle because of the concept and I like different stuff in my safe. I didn't buy it with the intentions of using as a 3gun or service rifle, so I pretty much disregarded all of the negative talk circulating the ACR....I wanted to base my own opinion. But when I finally got it, I was impressed. I've put almost 1,000 round through it without fail and I love the way it shoots. I also replaced the compensator with Spikes DynoComp before shooting it, so I cant tell you if there was a significant difference in brakes...all I know is that it shoots great. The ergonomics are supurb. Everyone who owns one raves about it, everyone who doesn't have frowns upon it...I love it!

My next upgrade will Geissele's Super ACR trigger....Cant wait!!!
topgunpilot20  [Team Member]
10/18/2011 8:25:41 PM EST
My opinion of the BM ACR is posted here: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_2_28/205931_Bushmaster_ACR_Review___SIXTH_RANGE_TRIP___8_17_11.html
Nate762  [Member]
10/18/2011 9:58:21 PM EST
Its a great rifle, it runs great (over 1000 rounds of everything from Wolf to M855 with no malfunctions) its compact and modular as well. The biggest flaw is the fact that the company that makes it is run by morons that don't want to support their own product. This is why the barrel is a middy gas system but still has a M203 cut on it to spite the fact that its as useless as a tit on your elbow and just looks stupid. Also they refuse to sell us the good rail system and lightweight barrels that Remington is making because they are still off in wonderland chasing non existent Government contracts. My feeling on the rifle is that the platform is great but that the company making it isn't developing it fast enough and supporting it with enough accessories to make it worth getting at this time. I don't know how adaptive the "Adaptive Combat Rifle" can be with no barrels in other calibers, or even factory SBR barrels available to us lowly serfs. I really hate that us civilians are stuck dealing with Shrubmaster if we want one and Remington handles the Gov sales, I think this is epic fail because its pretty much the same factory and it just seems like stupid games IMHO. If you go into it with the desire for the base gun and knowing you will be stuck with it for a while until they come out with some accessories then you will be happy. Keep in mind though that Beretta is supposedly coming out with their ARX160 at shot show and they are pricing it to destroy the SCAR16 and ACR in the marketplace, their rifle weighs a pound less and should do everything the ACR does for about $1500 if they stick to their projected price.

Sorry for the rant guys, I just get annoyed with firearms companies owned by holding companies that don't listen to what the market wants.
LoadedDrum  [Team Member]
10/19/2011 3:47:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By Constant_Impingement:
Check out this link...it'll take you to the Industry "ACR" pic thread. http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_2_28/188261_The_official_ACR_picture_thread.html

As far as the rifle goes, I was pretty impressed when I first picked it up. I got home and took it apart because I was so curious as to how it dissembled, functioned and fit back together. The whole process is pretty straight forward and simple, especially if you already know your way around an AR15 type rifle (gas impingement or piston). The rifle is made well, feels real solid. I bought the rifle because of the concept and I like different stuff in my safe. I didn't buy it with the intentions of using as a 3gun or service rifle, so I pretty much disregarded all of the negative talk circulating the ACR....I wanted to base my own opinion. But when I finally got it, I was impressed. I've put almost 1,000 round through it without fail and I love the way it shoots. I also replaced the compensator with Spikes DynoComp before shooting it, so I cant tell you if there was a significant difference in brakes...all I know is that it shoots great. The ergonomics are supurb. Everyone who owns one raves about it, everyone who doesn't have frowns upon it...I love it!

My next upgrade will Geissele's Super ACR trigger....Cant wait!!!


It is quite impressive the Geissele already has a trigger for them. How many ACR's are out there?
arjohnson  [Member]
10/20/2011 4:30:58 PM EST
I have one and got about 1K rnds through it with zero issues and no malfunctions at all. It's a great rifle and I'm sure at some point there will be other barrels and acc. available. Here's a pic of mine.



topgunpilot20  [Team Member]
10/20/2011 4:32:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By arjohnson:
I have one and got about 1K rnds through it with zero issues and no malfunctions at all. It's a great rifle and I'm sure at some point there will be other barrels and acc. available. Here's a pic of mine.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/arjohnson/106_1039.jpg


How long is that barrel, and who cut it for you? How much weight did it save?

I plan on cutting my ACR barrel once I've put a few thousand rounds through it, and it's proved reliable.
arjohnson  [Member]
10/20/2011 4:37:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By topgunpilot20:

Originally Posted By arjohnson:
I have one and got about 1K rnds through it with zero issues and no malfunctions at all. It's a great rifle and I'm sure at some point there will be other barrels and acc. available. Here's a pic of mine.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/arjohnson/106_1039.jpg


How long is that barrel, and who cut it for you? How much weight did it save?

I plan on cutting my ACR barrel once I've put a few thousand rounds through it, and it's proved reliable.


Barrel is a factory 16" barrel, I have a AAC SPR/M4 FH on it. If your looking to get yours cut have Adco do it, herd nothing but great things from their work. I plan on having mine cut to 14.5" and pinning the FH, Adco will be who I use.

topgunpilot20  [Team Member]
10/20/2011 4:41:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By arjohnson:
Originally Posted By topgunpilot20:

Originally Posted By arjohnson:
I have one and got about 1K rnds through it with zero issues and no malfunctions at all. It's a great rifle and I'm sure at some point there will be other barrels and acc. available. Here's a pic of mine.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/arjohnson/106_1039.jpg


How long is that barrel, and who cut it for you? How much weight did it save?

I plan on cutting my ACR barrel once I've put a few thousand rounds through it, and it's proved reliable.


Barrel is a factory 16" barrel, I have a AAC SPR/M4 FH on it. If your looking to get yours cut have Adco do it, herd nothing but great things from their work. I plan on having mine cut to 14.5" and pinning the FH, Adco will be who I use.


I've spoken with ADCO about cutting it, and they said that they've had zero problems cutting down to 12.5".

Currently, my plan is to SBR it and cut to 12.5". Looks like that will get rid of the entire heavy profile at the muzzle end.
arjohnson  [Member]
10/20/2011 4:49:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By topgunpilot20:

Originally Posted By arjohnson:
Originally Posted By topgunpilot20:

Originally Posted By arjohnson:
I have one and got about 1K rnds through it with zero issues and no malfunctions at all. It's a great rifle and I'm sure at some point there will be other barrels and acc. available. Here's a pic of mine.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/arjohnson/106_1039.jpg


How long is that barrel, and who cut it for you? How much weight did it save?

I plan on cutting my ACR barrel once I've put a few thousand rounds through it, and it's proved reliable.


Barrel is a factory 16" barrel, I have a AAC SPR/M4 FH on it. If your looking to get yours cut have Adco do it, herd nothing but great things from their work. I plan on having mine cut to 14.5" and pinning the FH, Adco will be who I use.


I've spoken with ADCO about cutting it, and they said that they've had zero problems cutting down to 12.5".

Currently, my plan is to SBR it and cut to 12.5". Looks like that will get rid of the entire heavy profile at the muzzle end.


Yes, that is the same thing I have herd. 12.5" and you are still good to go. I'm thinking SBR as well but I'm waiting for Bushmaster to come out with factory 10.5" barrels, who knows how long that will take.



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