Headed to the lab for our next project. The 450 Bushmaster is a well established thumper round; available platforms include AR-15 and bolt action. Joining the MAP technology with the current 450 bushmaster format will enable a wide range of capability from heavy hitting traditional .45 caliber to high velocity high impact adjustable projectiles. We anticipate this format will enable us to provide customers with a field adjustable round that can be altered for a wider range of performance. We like this format because some states allow it to be used in shotgun only areas. We hope to have commercially available ammunition and .452 caliber projectiles, with reloader recipes within the first half of 2018.
Technical Enterprise Innovation Group is going to fit this Ruger American with gauges to develop 450 Bushmaster experimental ammunition. A couple observations about the rifle: This rifle is light and short, a great brush gun. The action is smooth and I noticed it is fast to shoulder because it is short and light. Due to the light weight, I anticipate punishing recoil when firing the 450 Bushmaster round. My AR-15 platform for the 450 Bushmaster taught me quickly that putting my nose near the charger handle will result in close encounter with my optics. We will all get a chance to shoot this light weight rifle before we install gauges. STAY TUNED!!!