For a Limited Time Only, Big Horn Armory Offers the AR500 Starter Kit

Big Horn Armory AR500 Starter Kit

Cody, Wyo. ( – Big Horn Armory (BHA), makers of big-bore firearms, is pleased to announce a special, limited-time “AR500 Starter Kit” offer. This deal includes 100 rounds of 500 Auto Max ammunition for only $2.00 per round with the purchase of an AR500 Rifle. While most ammunition manufacturers are currently selling this round from $2.50 –  $4.50 per round, BHA is able to offer this reduced price as part of its unique Starter Kit. This is a time-sensitive offer. Once the supply runs out, this offer will not be repeated. Factory ammunition for the 500 Auto Max is available through Buffalo Bore, Steinel Ammunition, and Underwood Ammunition. Call 307-586-3700 to learn more.

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’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 handloader 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 bullet 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 pounds.

AR500 Specifications:

  AR500 Rifle
Caliber: 500 Auto Max
Rate of Twist: 1 in 24
Barrel Length: 18 inches
Muzzle: Threaded with muzzle brake
Crown: Recessed
Buttstock: Adjustable Buttstock
Forend: MLOK free float handguard
Action Materials: 7075 aluminum hard anodized
Metal Finishes: Hunter black nitride on SS parts
Swing Swivel Mounts: Integral rear
Mag Capacity: Five round standard; nine round mags available for purchase
Overall Length: Varies
Weight: 9 lbs.
MSRP: $1,999.99

Whether it’s packing 36,800 ft. lbs. of energy in a lever-action, or building the most powerful AR on the market, BHA’s goal is to give the customer the biggest bang for his or her buck.

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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.Big Horn Armory


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Massively overpriced rifle with massively overpriced an unavailable ammo, thus the ad to attempt to draw buyers into purchasing their sitting OVERPRICED weapon stockpile with seldom available ammunition for bait. NO thank you ! I built a .50 Beowulf that is accurate, fast, functions flawlessly for a FRACTION of this Auto Max and it’s ammo is between $1.50 to $2.50 per readily available round. It has WAY MORE than enough power to kill anything I would ever want to take.
Yeah, I’d pass on this “safe dweller” deal.


I have a Beowulf too. And you’re right. It’s enough for anything you’d ever need it for. I also have a couple of 450 Bushmasters that are ass kickers.
This one was on sale for $1800 which for what it is, it isn’t bad. I just had too many fed notes sitting around going down in value so I figured what the heck. Now I’m figuring I made a $1800 mistake if I can’t get ammo made up for it without having to put a 2nd mortgage on my house.


Zackley… Stick with the Beowulf (12.7x42mm), can get ammo, not expensive. AND powerful enough to take anything on this planet.


I bought one of these rifles and it sits here with NO ammo and do you think that Big Horn would let me know that there might be some available? WRONG. And none of those companies has any at this time except Underwood with “extreme penetrators” for $4.00 a pop. I wish Starline would get off their ass and make up some brass. I’ve had 1000 of them back ordered now for over two months.

Wild Bill

America is now a place of shortages. FJB!


No Worries they all work for the Big Guy. He just needs his 10%. lol


Companies should be made to have a continual supply of ammunition for their fantacy caliber weapons. It’s almost like Bidens “gun control” deal… You can buy the weapon but not the ammo. They either charge 400% for the ammo or make it unavailable, making the weapon in this case a VERY overpriced paperweight. I feel for you !


Should this be labeled a Starter Kit AND Finishing Kit. When you shoot your first !00 rounds you are finished.


PLUS their safety was a $15.99 ambi cheap safety and their Knights Armament carbine stock is ugly and just doesn’t go with a 18″ barrel. So I swapped the stock for a Magpul PRS, put a Radian Raptor ambi safety on it and a Acme Machine FFP LPVO and there it sits. BHA also had a magazine for $75 that I almost had a cow when I saw all it was was a 5.56 metal mag with a special follower. So I sent that back and bought 4 Beowulf followers off Ebay that work fine in 30 round mags. Except… Read more »