Remington have officially launched their R2Mi .50 BMG rifle. A couple of weeks ago the news broke that Remington would be introducing a .50 calibre long range precision rifle, replacing the Bushmaster BA50 in their catalogue.
The rifle sports a free-floated 30-inch barrel with 1:15” twist and 8-groove rifling. It feeds from a 10 round magazine and is operated by a bolt on the left hand side. The rifle, like its predecessor, retains many AR features including an upper and lower receiver held together by a pair of pins – simplifying transport and storage of the rifle.
From its match-grade chamber out, the R2Mi rifle is built to shatter all previous expectations for long-range accuracy. A free- floated barrel, with 1:15” twist and 8-groove rifling is perfectly suited for harnessing sub-MOA accuracy from the 50 BMG. And its left-hand operated, right-hand eject bolt-action and 10-round box magazine, ensure comfortable cycling with no need for the shooter to adjust position. The R2Mi rifle is also one of the simplest 50-caliber rifles to assemble and maintain. Its upper receiver locks to the lower receiver with two integral pins, and its full-length Picatinny rail accommodates a wide range of optics.
NEVER DETERRED BY DISTANCE.
R2Mi Key Features:
- Bolt action: left bolt / right port, for faster cycling of action
- Lothar Walther barrel free-floated within vented hand guard
- Lower receiver machined from T6-6061 aluminum billet
- MIL-STD 1913 rail on receiver and vented hand guard
- Hard anodized type 3 green finish on aluminum parts (Mil-Spec)
- Manganese phosphate finish on steel parts
- Equipped with AAC muzzle brake to accept Cyclops silencer
- Steel bipod with folding legs
- Disassembles like an AR-type rifle for cleaning and maintenance
- Ships in custom Pelican Storm Case with two 10-round magazines, bipod, hearing and eye protection and cable lock
MRSP for Remington’s new .50 cal is $4,599.00, which would be significantly cheaper than the Barrett Model 95 box-fed bullpup .50.
Keep an eye on Remington’s website for more information, as Adam noted in his article the R2Mi is believed to be a built to order gun.
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