Bushmaster BA50 Rifle

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Bushmaster BA50 Rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Manufacturer Bushmaster
Unit cost $5519.27 MSRP
Specifications
Weight 13.6 kg (30 lb)
Length 1,473.2 mm (58.00 in)
Barrel length 762 mm (30.0 in)

Cartridge .50 BMG
Action Bolt action
Feed system 10-round magazine
Sights None, Mil-std-1913 rail.

The Bushmaster BA50 is a bolt action, magazine fed rifle designed to shoot the .50 BMG cartridge. It has a 22 (carbine) or 30 inch, match grade Lothar Walther free-floating barrel with a 1 in 15 inch twist rate (standard for the .50 BMG cartridge). The rifle weighs 30 pounds (without a magazine or ammunition) and has a muzzle brake to help tame the recoil. Bushmaster literature says that the rifle recoils like a .243 Winchester. The barrel has a MIL-STD-1913 rail (Weaver style) for mounting a rifle scope.

The BA50 was the original design of Cobb Manufacturing. Bushmaster purchased the design and upgraded it and released it as the Bushmaster BA50.

Bushmaster states that the rifle is capable of shooting 1 MOA with M33 ball ammunition, indicating that accuracy can be improved with match grade ammunition.

Features[edit]

  • Bolt action: bolt is on left side of receiver
  • Magpul PRS adjustable buttstock with LimbSaver® recoil pad
  • High efficiency recoil-reducing brake minimizes rearward force comparable to 243 Win
  • Disassembles like an AR-type rifle for cleaning and maintenance
  • Rate of twist: 1 in 15"
  • MIL-STD-1913 rail at 12 o’clock position on vented fore-end
  • Steel bipod with folding legs(M60 style)
  • ErgoGrip Deluxe Tactical Pistol Grip
  • Lower receiver machined from T6-6061 aluminum billet
  • Upper is machined from T6-6061 extrusion with MIL-ST-1913 rail
  • Manganese phosphate finish on steel parts
  • Hard anodized black finish on aluminum parts (mil-spec)
  • Barrel free-floated within vented fore-end

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