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indyfan 03-27-2012 05:36 AM

The ACR gets a face lift
 
http://militarytimes.com/blogs/gearscout/2012/03/27/remington-defense-updates-acr-for-the-armys-individual-carbine-competition/


Quote:

This is not a commercial product, and Remington Defense has no plans to bring these changes over to the Bushmaster ACR unless the the platform is selected as the Army’s IC.

Good job Rem. I refuse to opt for the crappy Bushmaster ACR, no, you can't make me! :mad:

MrWray 03-27-2012 04:54 PM

Bushmaster should have never gotten the ACR in the first place

primer1 03-27-2012 05:13 PM

I want that spring loaded folding charging handle on my ar...

XxChino13xX 03-27-2012 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by primer1 (Post 753551)
I want that spring loaded folding charging handle on my ar...

I just want the rifle lol

The charging handle is a nice addition though, I think Remington did a good job on it personally.

indyfan 03-27-2012 06:55 PM

I'm glad they went with the slimmer AR-15 style grip, now it gives you more options.

JonM 03-27-2012 09:23 PM

so its a M4 carbine painted brown. another waste of taxpayer money when the M4 does the job just fine

indyfan 03-28-2012 12:28 AM

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Originally Posted by JonM (Post 753793)
so its a M4 carbine painted brown. another waste of taxpayer money when the M4 does the job just fine

It's a little more than an M4 painted brown...

But I wish they'd change the caliber, but then again, NATO would have to change....

JonM 03-28-2012 12:37 AM

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Originally Posted by indyfan (Post 753966)
It's a little more than an M4 painted brown...

But I wish they'd change the caliber, but then again, NATO would have to change....

it shoots a 5.56 in semi full or burst depending on how its set. the m4 does the same thing. weight is similar. size is similar. function is similar. the only difference is the m4 is cheaper and already in inventory with a large spare parts inventory.

senators cant pick the people's pockets as easily unless they are buying an unneeded weapon system. thats the real difference. lots of corporate campaign donations at stake for them. they get a LOT of lobbyist perks and gifts for holding these "trials".

it may be a cool neato rifle but at the heart it is not a fundamental change in technology or platform to warrant replacing our current service rifle.

mjkeat 03-28-2012 01:23 AM

And at the end of the day it's BM

Quentin 03-29-2012 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Remington (Post 753170)
... This is not a commercial product, and Remington Defense has no plans to bring these changes over to the Bushmaster ACR unless the the platform is selected as the Army’s IC...

I sure hope the ACR and whole IC program fail. What an incredible waste of money it would be for such minor "upgrades". Put that money toward salary increases and more training for our troops instead.


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