Cody, Wyo. (Ammoland.com) – Big Horn Armory (BHA), makers of big-bore firearms, want to help its customers bring in the new year with a new rifle or pistol. Any new BHA AR500 semi-auto rifle or pistol purchased directly from the website between Jan. 1 – 31, 2021, will receive a five percent discount off their purchase. This amounts to a $99.95 savings on the rifle and a $109.95 savings on the pistol. BHA is currently shipping the AR500 from stock and a service representative will contact you within 48 hours to discuss options.
The AR500 rifle is an AR rifle like no other. Chambered in 500 Auto Max, BHA’s groundbreaking AR500 Rifle is the most powerful AR firearm available. BHA was not content with the big bore cartridge offerings available in the AR platform, so the company made its own. The logical choice was something to match the power and versatility of BHA’s Model 89 Lever Action in 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum. The result was the development of the 500 Auto Max, a rimless 500 S&W Magnum to feed in a semi-automatic rifle.
BHA’s bold AR design and big bore 500 Auto Max cartridge put an unparalleled amount of power into a pleasant shooting, rapid firing, versatile rifle. This combination of size, familiar manual-of-arms, available accessories, and energy on target make the AR500 Rifle ready to handle almost any situation. The AR500 is also available in a braced-pistol configuration: the AR500 semi-auto pistol.
The 500 Auto Max is a rimless 500 S&W Magnum that is easy to obtain or reload. A very versatile cartridge, it can be had in loaded ammunition with bullets ranging from 350grns to an amazing 600grns. The hand loader can utilize bullets ranging from 275grns to 700grns in almost any bullet type imaginable, including hard cast, jacket hollow points, monolithic solids, etc. This unprecedented range of bullets weight and design make the AR500 suitable for anything from prairie dogs to pachyderms to Peterbilt’s. Truck stopping power in a platform weighing less than 10 lbs.
Big Horn Armory AR500 Specifications:
|AR500 Rifle||AR500 Pistol|
|Caliber:||500 Auto Max||500 Auto Max|
|Rate of Twist:||1 in 24||1 in 24|
|Barrel Length:||18 inches||10 inches|
|Muzzle:||Threaded with muzzle brake||Threaded with muzzle brake|
|Buttstock:||Adjustable Buttstock||Pistol Brace|
|Forend:||MLOK free float handguard||MLOK Forearm brace with pic rails and sling swivels|
|Action Materials:||7075 aluminum hard anodized||7075 aluminum hard anodized|
|Metal Finishes:||Hunter black nitride on SS parts||Hunter black nitride on SS parts|
|Swing Swivel Mounts:||Integral rear||Integral rear|
|Mag Capacity:||Five round standard; nine round mags available for purchase||Five round standard; nine round mags available for purchase|
|Weight:||9 lbs.||8.1 lbs.|
About Big Horn Armory:
Big Horn Armory was founded in 2008 with the expressed intention of designing a Browning-type lever-action gun chambered in 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum. The Big Horn Armory Model 89, made in America, closely follows the work of John Browning with refinements courtesy of modern metallurgy and machining capabilities. The first rifles began shipping in September of 2012 and since then, BHA has added to their big bore lineup with a Model 90 Carbine in 460 S&W, the Model 90A in 454 Casull, the Model 90B in .45 Colt, the Model 89A in 500 Linebaugh and the Model 89B in .475 Linebaugh. In 2017, Big Horn Armory took a departure from its lever-action series and developed the AR500 Auto Max, the most powerful short-range, semi-auto based on an AR .308 platform.