MAGPUL Masada / Bushmaster ACR –Adaptive Combat Rifle (USA)
Data for Standard versionType / action
gas operated, rotating bolt
5.56x45 / .223 Rem, possibly others suchas 7.62x39 M43
716 mm / 28.2" folded, 947 mm / 37.3"stock fully extended
406 mm / 16" (also 318mm / 12.5", 368mm / 14.5" and 457mm / 18")
30 roundsThe Masada rifle was developed by US-based company Magpul Industries, whichbecame famous for its line of aftermarket accessories and replacement parts for firearms.Work on the new modular rifle, suitable for civilian, police and military applications anddesigned more or less along the lines of the SCAR program commenced in 2006. Firstprototypes were shown to the public in 2007 at ShotShow, and early in 2008 it wasannounced that new rifle (previously known as Masada) will be mass produced byfamous American gun-making company Bushmaster Firearms. Current plans are tointroduce civilian and police (semi-automatic) versions in mid-2009, with military select-fire version scheduled for production in late 2009. It is also planned to introduce Masada / Bushmaster ACR rifles in 5.56mm / .223 Rem caliber; other calibers might follow later.Magpul also is developing a 7.62x51 / .308 Win version of the Masada / ACR rifle,provisionally known as Masoud. It is still in early development and no information isavailable on its date of release to the public.
MAGPUL Masada / Bushmaster ACR - Adaptive Combat Rifle in standard configuration, 2008 prototype