The 450 Bushmaster is a straight-walled 45 caliber rifle cartridge featuring a rebated rim and intended for use in the AR-15 platform with little more than a barrel and bolt change. Inspired by Jeff Cooper, the 450 Bushmaster has gained a popular following for its heavy-hitting nature against large game animals and for its wide variety of projectiles making it popular with reloaders. Bushmaster firearms have just announced the introduction of the new 450 Bushmaster rifle built exclusively around the 450 Bushmaster round.
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The New 450 Bushmaster Rifle from Bushmaster Firearms
Features and Specifications:
- Weight: 7.06 lbs without Magazine
- Length: 40 Inches
- Handguard: BFI 14-inch Free Float Handguard
- Barrel: 1:24 twist rate, 20″ Barrel
- Muzzle: Snake Charmer 11/16×24
- Magazine: 5 Round
- Gas System: Carbine Length Gas System
The newest addition to the XM15-E2S family, the 450 Bushmaster Rifle is designed specifically to tame the felt recoil from the large 45 caliber cartridge. Bushmaster is marketing the release of this rifle to specifically target hunters who are after deer, bear, and boar citing the rifle’s powerful caliber combined with its lightweight nature. The rifle features a fixed A2 stock, and Bushmasters DM2S 2-stage trigger and will be made available through both distributors, dealers, and online at www.bushmaster.com.
The rifle will also come with a genuine Bushmaster 5-round magazine which keeps the rifle ready for follow-up shots but also won’t cause feeding issues or generate excess weight as with larger capacity magazines. The combination of the traditional stock with the Snake Charmer muzzle brake should make this a winning combo for the high-recoil round. The 450 Bushmaster Rifle is available now through normal avenues (dealers, stores, etc) as well as directly from the Bushmaster website where it can be shipped to your FFL for $1329.99.