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anotherone
08-31-2006, 6:43 PM
Anyone else notice that Bushmaster is offering a new rifle and cartridge this fall? The .45 Bushmaster upper will give us yet another interesting big bore AR-15 option. What's really interesting about .45 Bushmaster though is that the only difference between a 9 round .45 Bushmaster magazine and a 30 round .223 magazine is the follower...

http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/weapons/the45bushmaster.asp

Joe
08-31-2006, 6:46 PM
have a link?

anotherone
08-31-2006, 6:50 PM
http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/weapons/the45bushmaster.asp

The new .45 Bushmaster cartridge is being co-developed by Hornady. This should make it an interesting choice as a hog gun.

Joe
08-31-2006, 6:53 PM
wow, thats pretty cool

bu-bye
08-31-2006, 7:19 PM
As long as I can load that round with the same .452 dia bullets I'm happy.I wonder if bushmaster will sell the whole mag with the follower. if its 9 rounds then we should be able to order them with that follower. :D

anotherone
08-31-2006, 7:36 PM
As long as I can load that round with the same .452 dia bullets I'm happy.I wonder if bushmaster will sell the whole mag with the follower. if its 9 rounds then we should be able to order them with that follower. :D

I'm sure they'll be selling the dies as soon as they release the new round and rifle. It wouldn't make any sense for them not to support reloaders who are a large number of the folks who buy these odd calibers.

TheMan
08-31-2006, 7:37 PM
Here's a thread with some comments on the cartridge, from some guys with plenty of big bore AR experience:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=121&t=290296&page=1