Bushmaster ACR press release with pricing

For those of you that though the initial leaked price of approximately $1500 was too good to be true, you were right!

From the recent press release:

Suggested retail price: Basic $2,685 and Enhanced $3,061

The Bushmaster ACR for the commercial market is available in the Basic and Enhanced configurations.  The additional features for the Enhanced version include an AAC® Blackout™ NSM Flash Hider for exceptional reduction of muzzle flash; multi-functional, three-sided aluminum hand guard with integral MIL-STD 1913 accessory rail; and folding, six-position telescoping composite stock with rubber butt pad, sling attachment mounts and 2-point push button sling. Each configuration of the commercial ACR is offered in a non-reflective, black finish or Coyote Brown (30118).

I’m sure they will sell enough of them anyway, but at almost double the initial leaked price for the most basic model, a lot of people are going to be angry.

Link to press release – HERE

Bushmaster ACR website – HERE

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Patrick Bateman January 21, 2010 at 09:14 pm

For that much money I’d rather get a SCAR.

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Admin (Mike) January 23, 2010 at 01:31 pm

Same! Or almost 3 kel-tec RFB’s

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The 11B March 12, 2011 at 04:12 pm

SCARS cost more now, and the fact that the charging handle is reciprocating, makes it crappy. Trust me, Im a huge fan of FNH and even own one of there weapons, but the ACR is an easy choice over this one.

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Brian D. January 23, 2010 at 11:53 am

Bushmaster screwed the pooch with this one. If they had been able to release the original MAGPUL caliber-flexible design with REASONABLE pricing say somewhere in the $1500 range, they would be flooded with orders. I for one was eagerly awaiting the ACR, but now I think I’ll look for something else, maybe build an SBR suppressed M4 clone instead.

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Admin (Mike) January 23, 2010 at 01:33 pm

I bet they will still be producing them as fast as they can to fill the orders. I agree with you that they probably lost a lot of civilian orders, but probably not enough to make them care.

You would probably have a lot more fun with a SBR suppressed m4 anyway!

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ed April 21, 2010 at 05:24 pm

By the time all the military trials were done, and the Bush-Rem ACR got it’s upteenth redesign, the rifle went from an estimated $1,500 retail Oct ’09 release to a real world retail (not MSRP) sale of $2,505 for the Basic Configuration, and $2,800 for Enhanced Configuration.
- http://www.impactguns.com on 4/21/10

And isn’t this the same rifle as the XM9? Why 2 years delay in releasing a modular rifle that was already designed? AND a $1,000 increase in cost. Personally, I’m not paying over $2.5k for a rifle. Come on, this one isn’t automatic or match grade even.

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Admin (Mike) April 22, 2010 at 01:43 am

I’d have to agree with you Ed. I’m pretty sure a large factor in the price is greed. They knew that due to all the hype surrounding the rifle it would basically sell itself anyways at the higher cost. I wouldn’t be surprised if they dropped the price significantly after sales slow down.

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The 11B March 12, 2011 at 04:10 pm

Lets get this one thing straight, Bushmaster has always had good reasonable prices on there weapons and have proven to be very reliable. The increase in the prices for fire arms have greatly increased since that quran thumpin haji, Obama, has stepped into office. That dirt bag has been tryin his best to destroy the 2nd amendment in any way he can, which includes forcing the firearms manufactures to increase there prices. Lets also not forget the type of operating system this and other new ARs are packing, Piston Driven. I just bought a brand new ACR for 2400, yes thats alot, but its gonna last for a life time. Id rather spend 2400 on a Piston AR than throwing away 700 on an AR that easily miss-feeds do to fast carbon build. Theres alot of good things about the Piston Operated ARs.

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Gun lover June 14, 2012 at 06:59 pm

Show me proof that Obama has done anything to change our rights dirt bag! we are still creating and buying anything we want. Individual states make their own gun laws dumb@$$.

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dustin September 2, 2011 at 04:24 pm

The ACR sells for 1700 at my gun store in ks and I bought one very nice and half of the price of the scar

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