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Big Horn Armory Celebrates Independence Day with Exciting Sale

Save 17.76 percent on an AR500 rifle or pistol when purchased between July 1 – 9, 2023.

Cody, Wyo. (July 2023) – Big Horn Armory (BHA), makers of big-bore firearms, is proud to announce its Memorial Day Sale, is thrilled to announce its Independence Day Sale, offering firearms enthusiasts the opportunity to save big on their AR500 rifle or pistol purchases. From July 1 – 9, 2023, customers can enjoy an incredible 17.76 percent off on all AR500 firearm purchases, celebrating our nation’s independence with unbeatable savings.

As a proud American company, BHA understands the significance of Independence Day and aims to commemorate it with this exclusive sale. The 17.76 percent discount pays tribute to the year of the United State’s historic Declaration of Independence, reminding us all of the principles of freedom and liberty that our nation was built upon.

“We are excited to offer this significant discount to our valued customers as we celebrate the Fourth of July,” said Greg Buchel, President of Big Horn Armory. “Independence Day is a time to honor our great nation and the value it represents. We hope that this sale allows our customers to exercise their Second Amendment rights while enjoying substantial savings on our top-of-the-line AR500 rifles and pistols.”

During the sale, firearm enthusiasts can explore BHA’s impressive selection of AR500 rifles and pistols renowned for their exceptional quality, reliability, and accuracy. From the rugged and versatile AR500 rifle to the compact and maneuverable AR500 pistol, customers will find the perfect firearm to suit their needs, whether it is for self-defense, hunting, or sport shooting.

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 an ATF-compliant 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 over 55 different bullets ranging from 200grns 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. Factory ammunition for the 500 Auto Max is available through Buffalo Bore, Steinel Ammunition, Underwood Ammunition, and Defiant Munitions.

AR500 Specifications:

  AR500 Rifle AR500 Pistol
Caliber: 500 Auto Max 500 Auto Max
Rate of Twist: 1 in 24 Barrel 1 in 24 Barrel
Length: 18” 10”
Muzzle: Threaded with muzzle brake Threaded
Crown: Recessed Recessed
Buttstock: Adjustable buttstock None. Buffer Tube Only.
Fore-end: M-LOK free float handguard M-LOK Forearm brace with Picatinny rails and sling swivels
Action Materials: 7075 Aluminum hard anodized 7075 Aluminum hard anodized
Metal Finishes: Hunter black nitride on stainless steel parts Hunter black nitride on stainless steel parts
Swing Swivel Mounts: Integral rear Integral rear
Overall Length: Varies Varies
Weight: 9 lbs. 8.1 lbs.

Whether it is 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 89 Black Thunder in 500 S&W, 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.