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Finally I will get some range time on this platform. I'll be running it through with varying degrees of quality ammo, and will post any issues. I called Bushmaster, and was told this rifle has already been fixed at the factory for the recall. My S/N is in the 4300 range.

I got my rifle through Executive Gun Runners for $1950.00 for the enhanced version. Despite the shady name, and it being a internet only gun store. I had an altogether pleasant experience. Shipping was free, and left the day I ordered it. I reccommend it to anyone who is looking for a place to purchase this system.

Some of the guys who I work with are very interested in how this thing fires. I'm sure there will be plenty of lurkers when I get to the range at the precinct. The unfortunate part is that I will only be able to report on how this weapon handles in a indoor range (30 yards max). I would prefer an outdoor one, but this one is free. Beggars can't be choosers.

I credit this forum with getting me to make the plunge on this rifle. So thanks to all the long time posters on here.



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I am sure your day at the range was warmer than mine (this morning I woke up to -4). I hope you had as much fun as I did shooting your ACR for the first time. Just awesome.
 

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Enjoy, enjoy and enjoy until you run out of ammo, then no more joy until the next time :)

Setup a couple targets if you can and shoot some double taps. I find the rifle stays on target fairly well, good enough to have continous "A" ring hits on a NRA tombstone target at 25 meters with an aimpoint.

HAVE FUN!!!!
 

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Alright got back a couple hours ago. What a blast! (excuse the sad pun).

Well, for now I only use the included Magpul sights, and just like advertised they were already zeroed for 25 yards. I fired to sets of 10 rounds on a simulated 200 yard target, and all the shots hit near the center. I was pleasantly surprised because I expected an bigger ordeal. Those sights don't look like much, but do what they're supposed to do. Maybe later I'll upgrade to some Troy Micros.

There were several folks from the precinct qualifying with their sidearms that mysteriously stuck around to see how the ACR fired. I think I made some future buyers from the gathering crowd. Anyway on to my thoughts.

I fired 100+ rounds without a hint of malfunction. Admittedly not enough to determine if its rock solid reliability. I really liked the placement of all the controls, and training for their use was enjoyable. For what you get, and at the price point I got this rifle for I'm really happy with this purchase.

I'll hit the range again soon, and update my thoughts.
 

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Enjoy, enjoy and enjoy until you run out of ammo, then no more joy until the next time :)

Setup a couple targets if you can and shoot some double taps. I find the rifle stays on target fairly well, good enough to have continous "A" ring hits on a NRA tombstone target at 25 meters with an aimpoint.

HAVE FUN!!!!

By the end I was working on some quick doubles then transitioning to handgun. Would have stayed longer, but the next group of qualifiers came in, and they have priority. Bastid's ruined my fun with their work.:cool:
 

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By the end I was working on some quick doubles then transitioning to handgun. Would have stayed longer, but the next group of qualifiers came in, and they have priority. Bastid's ruined my fun with their work.:cool:
Sounds like you had a Blast!! (that was good, thanks fer the chuckle)

I know what you mean by future purchasers. I have sold 2 already without even trying, just being at the range and folks asking to try it. Wounder if BFI has a refering buyers program...............:)

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everyone that i let shoot my acr loves it, minus the one scar fanboy... the one guy had an sr15 and didn't want to put my rifle down even over his rifle
 

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Sounds like you had a Blast!! (that was good, thanks fer the chuckle)

I know what you mean by future purchasers. I have sold 2 already without even trying, just being at the range and folks asking to try it. Wounder if BFI has a refering buyers program...............:)

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The more I think about it the more I like that idea. Even at this stage in this rifle's life cycle we are considered early adopters. The few brave enough to put down hard cash for this rifle because we believe in the potential. How many ACR owners are there nationwide? Fewer than 10k I'd guess, and that would be a high estimate. Bushmaster should reward those of us that have stuck by them, and serve as free advertising. It sure would be nice if an American company took care of us Americans. Not asking for much, but something would be nice. Just my 2 pennies, your opinions may vary...
 

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I would say that there are about maybe just a little of 5,000 rifles out there and the folks over at BM are all pissed off because they are closing down their factory and moving it to NY State (Remington) so Remy is who if anything going to anything for us. Only a handful of people form BM are being kept, the rest are being laid off.
 

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I would say that there are about maybe just a little of 5,000 rifles out there and the folks over at BM are all pissed off because they are closing down their factory and moving it to NY State (Remington) so Remy is who if anything going to anything for us. Only a handful of people form BM are being kept, the rest are being laid off.
Do you think that will slow down the extra barrels getting introduced, or will we as the customer feel no difference? Heres hoping Remy treats us right.
 

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Do you think that will slow down the extra barrels getting introduced, or will we as the customer feel no difference? Heres hoping Remy treats us right.
I called Bushmaster last week and was told the barrels would made available about mid-February. No word on what calibers. Also I believe Bushmaster will still be in business, it is just that operations will no longer be in Maine. They are letting a lot of people go unfortunately.
 
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