Ok, so, mine was a bit different from the picture. It came with the AAC suppressor mount/3 prong flash hider, which does its job and prevents flash but produces a high frequency ringing when the action is worked (kind of annoying after a while). The barrel had no M4 profile cut, which is no real loss. The old girl came with no sights (LAME). HOWEVER, she came with a double sided, ambidextrous charging handle. Unfortunately, it seems that both handles slightly ding the receiver at the end of travel. But nothing major. Oh and the shell deflector is not a giant square, more like a small, bolt-on protrusion (similar to one on a scar but sleeker)
Barrel looks good (1/7 twist) shoots straight and grouped well with 55gr XM193 AE.
The grip is comfortable and has that nifty storage space.
The metal trigger pack sits in a polymer housing and looks easily swappable.
The trigger was similar to AR mil-spec and can only be placed on safe after the hammer is cocked (no complaints).
The action is very smooth by hand operation or when shooting (though that AAC rings persistently when the bolt goes home).
The gas system works well with ZERO malfunctions (though I'm not thrilled at having the gas vent directly onto the barrel from above).
The magazine well is flared and fed from all plastic and metal magazines with no issues (everything from PMAGs to Vietnam era 20's dropped free).
It's ambidextrous mag release works well (sits in a familiar spot).
The ambidextrous bolt release works but I find it hard to actuate with an index finger (no big deal, just use my thumb when reloading).
The metal sling loop on the rear is solid and I count 3 QD sling mount points on her (plus the loop on the bottom of the stock)
The stock is excellent, locks up strong, feels sturdy and when folded is held under spring tension (its not locked, but it wont flop around).
The butt pad is great. It stays in place when shouldered. It has another compartment to store batteries (accessible when folded). The stock also has plenty of adjustment for length and the cheek riser is a nice touch (though the riser takes some breaking in and the stock buttons are easy to extend but require some dexterity to collapse)
Four captive push pins hold the whole rifle together and maintenance is easy.
MOE for end was the way to go as it is smooth and sleek but can add rails if desired (or the triple rail grip can be swapped with ease)
The rifle is front heavy. But not so heavy your arms feel taxed. Its an exaggerated feeling because the rest of the body is so light (with plenty of top rail real estate)
I consider it a welcome change of pace from the bloated AR market (different but still familiar) and believe it can compete with any GENERAL AR or AK out there. Plus the long awaited conversion kits are showing up now.
2 months ago
•ACR = Adaptive Combat Rifle
•Fully modular system gives you the ability to change barrel/caliber stock & handguard in less than 2 minutes without tools
•Adjustable 2-position gas piston system
•Multi-caliber bolt carrier assembly
•Monolithic aluminum upper receiver with full-length MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny top rail
•Reversible non-reciprocating charging handle
•Free-floated Melonite-treated 4150 CMV steel barrel
•51T AAC flash hider
•High-impact composite lower with textured mag well & modular grip storage
•Polymer hanguard with heatshield
•Ambidextrous fire controls
•Folding multi-position telescoping stock with rubber butt pad & sling mounts
•30-round PMAG® included
•OAL: 33.7" - 36.7"
- Additional Information
Manufacturer Bushmaster SKU GAG_BMACRSS16M4BFB Condition New in Box Action Type No Caliber 5.56 UPC 604206129833 Model ACR Basic Type No Manufacturer Part Number 90838 Accessories No Barrel Length No Finish Per Color Black Capacity No Firing Casing No Frame Per Material No Hand No Sights No