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Yeah, it is what it is. I can't imagine that there isn't a future for the ACR though. This could still be a misunderstanding on their part. Does anyone know who these guys are?
 

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If that's true, I would sure hope to see Remington ACRs in the civilian market.
 

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They are closing bushmaster in maine probably in march and laying nearly everone off. it was said that Remington was going to be the only ones making the ACR. I have known about this for a couple months now.
 

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Well. That explains a lot. Hopfully Remington will make the "multi-caliber" happen.
 

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ill just wait for my 2nd to see where the rifle system is going... i'd rather have a remington acr (even if it has bm's rollmark) unless i get one for real cheap
 

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From what I understand, all ACR's parts are made in the same place, (Elizabethtown, KY) Parts are shipped to and assembled @ BFI in ME for the bushmaster version of the ACR. I may be wrong, but serveral good sources say this. So if in fact if they do away with the bushmaster brand, the rifles will still be the same parts. Maybe the assembly staff and rollmark may change, but essentuially it will be the same rifle unless design changes are made for the civilian version. (just my read on the issue)
 

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bushmaster said they cut no corners in production for the civilian acr and they had a recall for the firing pin that was already in use in the military version of the acr then it makes you really wonder how much is different between the 2... (other than the obvious happy switch, which is almost exactly like the g36 setup)
 

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I'd be careful about propagating this information. For one, it can actually hurt Bushmaster even if there is no truth to it.

Two things I am certain of:

A - Someone will continue to make the ACR
B - Someone will continue to sell the ACR

Though, I have always wondered if it is in Bushmaster's interest to sell the ACR when it has a perfectly good line of AR15's. Likewise, does it make sense to continue fighting everyone and their mother for AR15 market share, when you are sitting on one of the hottest carbines to hit the street since the SCAR.

We'll see. Either way, it has to make sense from a business standpoint. Though, I hate when any shop closes its doors and lays people off.

Bushmaster did a royal job of botching the ACR launch. I hope that is not the straw that broke the camels back.
 

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I posted this with hopes that someone who also spoke with them at Shot Show could dispute this or could clear up the confusion. What would really be helpful would be if Bushmaster could clear this up if they already haven't. The last thing I want is to throw any monkey wrenches. I just thought it best to drag this into the light.
 

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I have people teasing me that my ACR is going the way of my HAC-7, and my Robinson Recon carbine, I for one refuse to accept this !! the ACR has enough merit IMHO , to live on even if its through the after market!
 

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I posted this with hopes that someone who also spoke with them at Shot Show could dispute this or could clear up the confusion. What would really be helpful would be if Bushmaster could clear this up if they already haven't. The last thing I want is to throw any monkey wrenches. I just thought it best to drag this into the light.
...as far as talking or clearing anything up, bushmaster doesn't do much of that...i read an article after reading your post... bushmaster didn't tell anyone when they thought about closing windham... not the governor, not even the city counsel whom they had talks with to try and draw support to any issues or problems they may have been having...i guess in hopes they wouldn't leave and mess up their tax revenue...whatever...i was never friends with'em...i just know someones getting rich and they aint wearing a blue color...go remington...
 

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I am at a loss when it comes to understanding the motivations and rationale of some business entities like Freedom Group. Its pointless to even try. I just want my gun to have a future.
 

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I just talked to AAC this morning about the new 762-SDN-6 for the ACR. While I was talking about cans we got on the topic of Bushmaster closing. He said that Bushmaster is not closing. He said they just closed the plant in Maine and Bushmaster has moved to the Ilion, New York plant. Which I'm guessing is Remington? Also, I asked him about getting 300 BLK barrels. He said that it is in the works. I asked if AAC would be selling ACR 300BLK barrels and he said that they would be sold through Bushmaster.

It looks like there is hope in all this Bushmaster disaster. Hope these barrels and kits come out in the second quarter of this year.

I'm a gettin anxious!
 

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Thanks for clearing this up. Atleast we know where they will be. Really would like to get my hands on a 300aac barrel. :)
 
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