Bushmaster Firearms is happy to announce a newly designed AR-based rifle chambered for .450 Bushmaster called simply the 450 Bushmaster. This full-size thumper is built to minimize felt recoil while staying as light as possible.
“The 450 Bushmaster rifle has been designed to significantly reduce felt recoil and is dedicated for hunting deer, bear and boar,” said Bushmaster in the announcement. “Our lighter weight rifle is an ideal choice for all hunters.”
Weighing in at a hair over 7 pounds dry, the 450 Bushmaster really is light enough to carry around all day, even with other accessories including a sling and an optic. Like virtually all hunting rifles it’s sold “optics-ready” and leaves that personal decision to the shooter.
The big-bore rifle keeps recoil to a minimum with a 20-inch rifle length barrel and a rifle buffer and an A2-length fixed stock. The 450 Bushmaster also comes fitted with a beefy 4-port Snake Charmer muzzle brake which will also help control the muzzle.
The barrel is threaded with 11/16×24 threads for use with other muzzle devices and has a 1-in-24 inch twist. It uses a carbine-length gas system, an A2 pistol grip and ships with a 5-round aluminum magazine.
The 450 Bushmaster has a standard anodized hard coat finish on the receivers and BFI 14-inch modular M-Lok handguard and a salt bath nitride finish on the bolt carrier group and barrel. The rifle comes with a DM2S two-stage trigger and standard controls including the charging handle, selector lever, magazine release and forward assist.
The stock provides a 6-o’clock sling swivel and the handguard offers two additional quick-detach sling sockets at the rear, and of course accepts a wide range of other sling mounting systems with M-Lok adapters.
Overall the rifle measures 40 inches long, which is longer than your average AR carbine but typical compared to a traditional hunting rifle.
Popular with a wide range of hunters, .450 Bushmaster is a flat-shooting cartridge inside of 200 yards and still very capable at 250 yards and out. A straight-wall cartridge, it also conforms to many state and local hunting requirements that prohibit other rifle cartridges.
The 450 Bushmaster has a list price of $1,329. For more information visit Bushmaster today.