Remington Reintroducing Bolt-Action .50-Caliber Rifle as the R2MI

Remington now offers this .50 in their favorite color, green. (Photo: Remington)

Remington is pleased to announce the availability of their new R2MI bolt-action rifle chambered for .50 BMG. Clearly based on the Bushmaster BA50, the R2MI is a hybrid AR-inspired bolt-action rifle.

The R2MI has upper and lower receivers that follow the basic design of AR-pattern rifles, but it is a manually operated bolt-action rifle with a left-side charging handle that works the bolt carrier directly.

The upper receiver is railed like most modern AR rifles as a scope mount. The R2MI comes standard with a Lothar Walther 30-inch barrel with a 1-in-15 twist and a free-floating railed handguard that serves as an accessory mount for low light optics and other accessories along with the included folding steel bipod.

It is compatible with some AR components including grips and stocks and comes with a Magpul PRS Gen 3 stock and ErgoGrip Deluxe Tactical pistol grip. The controls are similar to AR controls including the selector lever and magazine release.

It’s a familiar rifle at a competitive price. (Photo: Remington)

The R2MI comes with a Cyclops two-port muzzle brake by AAC. The brake doubles as a Cyclops .50 BMG suppressor mount.

The 6061-T6 receivers and handguard have a Remington green anodized finish while the steel components have a black manganese phosphate finish.

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The R2MI weighs around 30 pounds unloaded and ships in a Pelican Storm locking carry case, two 10-round magazines, eye protection, ear protection and the shown bipod. The suggested retail price is $4,599.

The price for the R2MI is one of the design’s big draws. It can be very expensive to shoot .50 BMG and many repeating rifles chambered for the round can cost thousands more. The MSRP for the R2MI is only a little more than what some single-shot .50s cost, which means this rifle has a good value.

Remington will be building these rifles to order so the $4,599 price may be firm, unlike a lot of other suggested retail prices. But the price is still pretty competitive and brings back another option in the rarified field of .50 BMG firearms.

Learn more at Remington.com.  

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  • Konrad Lau May 12, 2020, 5:41 pm

    Interesting but out of my shooting budget.
    This would make a great addition to any safe!

  • BULLZ EYE BANGER May 11, 2020, 7:30 am

    $4,500.00 = No Thanks……Talk about a JACKED UP Price….Wow, Worth about $2,200.

  • Ej harbet May 9, 2020, 2:18 pm

    Bmg is the only ammo noy 50%higher. Sga will take under $4 a round for ball

  • David V. May 8, 2020, 8:13 pm

    Options.

  • KEN May 8, 2020, 1:26 pm

    Sounds like all of you could show up too the range with an ugly wife, but not an ugly rifle!

  • frank May 8, 2020, 12:55 pm

    Whats all the fuss over the cosmetics? Your not taking it to a prom and in that case you’ll always have a better time with the ugly one..

  • Robert May 8, 2020, 11:33 am

    Wow! you know Remington Owns bushmaster now and this is nothing more then the same old Bushmaster 50bmg. Remington has changed nothing but the name on the side and the price.

  • Kole May 8, 2020, 10:49 am

    If it’s exactly like the bush master that ugly rail on the handguard comes off. So it can look slightly better. I know they changed the muzzle brake from the BM model. It used to have a giant tank style brake on it.

  • Norm Fishler May 8, 2020, 10:16 am

    Reminds me of the MG08.

  • Clint W. May 8, 2020, 9:53 am

    I’m guessing this will be built in Huntsville, not Llion. Cuomo would never approve such a device be built in his state.

  • Robert Meyers May 8, 2020, 9:27 am

    Very interested in this weapon looks as though I will have to save my pennies, for I am in the market to procure a new Sniper Rifle. Out here

  • Tyrone L Greene May 8, 2020, 9:21 am

    So “NEW” that its not listed or mentioned on the Remington web site as of today, 05/08/2020 at 0918….

  • Area52 May 8, 2020, 9:03 am

    Remington’s quality control has over the past years hasn’t been the greatest. I wouldn’t trust this firearm.

  • Cory May 8, 2020, 8:17 am

    A bushmaster ba 50 can be had low for as low as 3k. and I topped mine with 5 -27 x50

    • ENIGMA6 May 10, 2020, 7:50 pm

      I guess Serbu is still in business. They make a single shot bolt action for much less, or a semi auto for about the same amount. Given Remington’s
      recent QC history, I’d rather have the Serbu. Safety Harbor used to make a magazine fed bolt action for way less than Remington as well.

  • Eric S. May 8, 2020, 7:28 am

    Did they consult with Hi point on how to make it as ugly as possible?

    • Zupglick May 8, 2020, 8:44 am

      Is Ma-Deuce that pretty?

  • Christopher Kennedy May 8, 2020, 6:25 am

    Wow! What a beauty! If money were no object, I think I know what I’d be asking Santa for Christmas. Looks like a beautiful, functional tool too. Now the question is, what kind of glass to top it off with?

  • Mike V May 8, 2020, 1:32 am

    For 4500 why couldn’t they make it not look so clunky?

    • Frank S. May 8, 2020, 7:10 am

      .50 BMG is a BIG round and requires big components… it almost has to look clunky! If everything was round instead of rectangular it could be much smaller — round components spread pressure equally around the circumference, with stress points only where something is bored through or cut. And it those are rounded the stress is spread around the curve. Sharp corners and bends are stress points and take a good bit of reinforcement.

      • Zupglick May 8, 2020, 8:39 am

        The stress and pressure is coming from the inside not the outside. Otherwise, a good analysis.

        • a11four1 May 8, 2020, 10:50 am

          Containing pressures in chamber and internal ballistics are dependent on wall thickness and contour. For example, compare external shapes of barrels; according to intended use. Or why some revolvers have unfluted cylinders.
          The ability to contain and direct ensuing pressure hinge on material, wall thickness, and external form.

    • Hendrik Joseph Haan May 8, 2020, 8:19 am

      Of course, they could lean it down to win a beauty contest, but it would rip your shoulder off.

      • Mike V May 8, 2020, 9:33 am

        An Armalite weighs as much, and at least looks like a rifle.

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