The .450 Bushmaster
's case capacity is significantly greater than that of the 5.56 NATO/.223 Remington, but the cartridge uses Small Rifle primers to ignite the greater propellant charges.
If you compare the price of the .450 Bushmaster
to its 5.56mm counterpart, you'll notice Ruger charges $200 more for the Bushmaster
Ruger's AR-556 Multi-Purpose Rifle in .450 Bushmaster
held some surprises.
This was dispensed with when the design was licensed by Bushmaster
, who renamed it simply the Adaptive Combat Rifle, or ACR.
The wrongful death lawsuit, filed one day after the second anniversary of the killings, named Camfour, a gun distributor; Riverview Gun Sales; as well as the Freedom Group, the company that owns Bushmaster
. It blamed the numerous lives lost in just 264 seconds on the shooter's weapon of choice, the Bushmaster
If the 1994 ban on assault weapons, which was allowed to expire in 2004, was still in effect the Bushmaster
XM15-E2S would have been one of its targets, and 30-round magazines would have been prohibited.
Unless you carry a Bushmaster
combat rifle around, the Sector 5 Black Ops iPhone cover from Element Case is likely to be the most polarising accessory you own.
In response to the school murders, some Connecticut lawmakers are proposing to expand the state's assault weapons ban to include the Bushmaster
.223, the type of rifle used in the massacre.
Weapons, like the Bushmaster
rifle used in the Connecticut school shooting, and the firms that make them will lose investors
Cerberus Capital Management said it would sell its stake in Bushmaster
, calling Friday's attack a watershed event in the national debate on gun control.
Cerberus acquired Bushmaster
in 2006 and later merged it with other gun companies to create Freedom Group, which reported net sales of $677.3 million for the nine months ending September 2012, up from $564.6 million in the same period a year ago.
Once QP was making and selling a wide range of parts, it was a short jump to building whole guns, which started in 1982, and the disused Bushmaster
moniker was the perfect trade name.