KAC SR-25 M110
Knights Armament Company
Knight’s Armament Company (KAC) is an American firearms and firearms parts manufacturer, best known for producing the Rail Interface System (RIS) and the Rail Adapter System (RAS) grips for firearms use. They currently produce a variety of firearms, specifically rifles built on the AR-15 platform. One of their best known rifles is the SR-25 semi-automatic special application sniper rifle.
KAC is owned by C. Reed Knight and is based in Titusville, Florida. Knight’s Manufacturing Company (KMC) is the division of KAC responsible for products aimed at the civilian market.
The KAC SR-25 (Stoner Rifle-25)is a designated marksman rifle designed by Eugene Stoner and manufactured by Knight’s Armament Company.
The SR-25 uses a rotating bolt and a direct impingement gas system. It is loosely based on Stoner’s AR-10, rebuilt in its original 7.62×51mm NATO caliber. Up to 60% of parts of the SR-25 are interchangeable with the AR-15 and M16—everything but the upper and lower receivers, the hammer, the barrel assembly and the bolt carrier group. SR-25 barrels were originally manufactured by Remington Arms with its 5R (5 grooves, right twist) rifling, with twist 1:11.25 (1 complete turn in 11.25 inches or 286 millimeters). The heavy 24 in (610 mm) barrel is free-floating, so handguards are attached to the front of the receiver and do not touch the barrel.
First military purchase was spearheaded by the U.S. Navy in the early 1990s; the first operational deployment and use of the SR-25 sniper rifle was with U.S. Navy SEAL snipers supporting operations in Somalia in 1993.
Below is a list of Knight’s Armament current 7.62×51 lineup.
KAC SR-25 Articles
KAC SR-25 History
In the late 1950s, Eugene Stoner designed the AR-10 battle rifle to equip U.S. troops. It was accurate for an auto-loading rifle, but it lost the competition to the M14 rifle. The patent rights for the AR-10 and the AR-15 were sold to Colt’s Manufacturing Company. Colt focused on the AR-15, giving others the ability to capitalize on the AR-10 system.
In the early 1990s, Stoner joined Knight’s Armament Company. He continued his AR-10 design work and joined it with the direct gas system of the AR-15. The end result was the SR-25 (adding together the numbers of the AR-10 and AR-15) which improved the AR-10 design with M16A2 advancements and parts commonality. The original SR-25 was released in the early 1990s and had a heavy free-floating 24 in (610 mm) match grade barrel with a fiberglass handguard. It had a flat top upper receiver with a Mil-Std 1913 rail for mounting optics and a 2-stage match grade trigger. The bolt carrier was similar to the AR-10’s, being chrome plated and having a captive firing pin retainer pin. The SR-25 was designed specifically to fire 168 gr (10.9 g) open-tip match cartridges. Accuracy was guaranteed at or under 1 minute of angle. At first, AR-10 type 20-round magazines were used, but they were later replaced by steel 20-round magazines resembling those used by the M16.
The United States Special Operations Command took interest in the SR-25, particularly its high magazine capacity and faster engagement time compared to bolt-action rifles. After some modifications, SOCOM adopted the SR-25 as the Mk 11 Mod 0 in May 2000. Changes included a shorter 20 in (510 mm) barrel that could fire M118 and M118LR 7.62×51mm NATO rounds and had a quick detachable sound suppressor mount. An 11.35 in (288 mm) free-floating handguard rail system allowed mounting accessories. Flip-up front sights and adjustable back-up iron sights were added, and an M16A2 stock and pistol grip were used.
Beginning in mid-2011, SOCOM began divesting the Mk 11 Mod 0 from their inventory and replacing it with the SSR Mk 20, the sniper variant of the FN SCAR. The Mk 11 is to be completely replaced by 2017.
KAC SR-25 Design
The SR-25 enhanced match rifle utilizes the newer URX II Picatinny-Weaver rail system, rather than the older Mk 11 free-floating RAS, on the top of the receiver to accept different scope mounts or a carrying handle with iron sights (front sight mounted on the rail located on the forward end of the non-modular handguard). The match version is designed to shoot at a precision of 0.5 minutes of angle, which corresponds to 0.5-inch (13 mm) groups at 100 yards (91 m).
The Mk 11 Mod 0 system is chambered for 7.62×51mm NATO, and is designed for match-grade ammunition. The Mk 11 system includes the rifle, 20 round box magazines, QD (Quick Detachable) scope rings, Leupold Mark 4 Mil-dot riflescope, Harris swivel-base bipod on a Knight’s mount, and QD sound suppressor, which is also manufactured by Knight’s Armament Co. Flip-up BUIS (Back up iron sights) are attached to the modified gas block and upper receiver.
The Mk 11 Mod 0 utilizes an Obermeyer 20 in (510 mm) match target barrel, along with a RAS (Rail Accessory System) fore-end made by KAC, consisting of an 11.35 in (288 mm) long match fore-end. The RAS allows for quick attachment/detachment of MIL-STD-1913 components. The aluminum fore-end makes no contact with the barrel forward of the receiver, allowing for extreme accuracy. The Mk 11 Mod 0 has an empty weight of 15.3 lb (6.9 kg), and an overall length of 45.4 in (115 cm). The civilian version, using the longer 24 in (610 mm) match barrel, is guaranteed to produce groupings of less than 1 in (25 mm) at 100 yd (91 m), or 0.3 angular mil, using factory match loads.
During the Iraq War, the United States Marine Corps ordered 180 Mk 11 Mod 1 rifles. These were Mk 11s equipped with the upper receiver of the M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System. The M110 upper gave the Mk 11 Mod 1 a URX modular rail system and a flash suppressor on the barrel. These saw limited use before they were phased out when the Marines chose to purchase the Mk 11 Mod 2, which was simply the USSOCOM and U.S. Navy designation for the complete M110 rifle.
The new SR-25 Enhanced Match (E.M.) Carbine is very similar to the KAC M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System, though the M110 utilizes the newer URX Rail system, a length-adjustable fixed buttstock, and an integrated flash suppressor. Starting late 2011, USMC snipers will replace Mk 11 Mod 0 rifles with the M110 on a one-for-one basis.
Larue Tactical OBR 7.62
Texas has a problem; her problem is wild hogs. The feral hog population is now close to two million and the LaRue Tactical PredatAR OBR 7.62 can help. Texas has a problem. With gas at $4 per gallon, it’s not oil. The three-year drought has broken and cotton levels are at an all-time high. Her problem is wild hogs. Feral hog populations have reached a critical mass, exploding across the landscape. Near impossible to starve, scare or poison, invasive hogs now number close to two million in Texas.
According to Texas A&M University feral hogs are the most prolific large, wild mammal in North America. Given adequate nutrition feral hog populations can double in four months. They have become an absolute danger to both the environment and agriculture, rooting and destroying crops and fragile habitats with damages exceeding $400 million in the state of Texas alone. After a rooting herd of hogs passes by, the place can resemble a World War I “no-man’s land” scene, fully denuded and bereft of life.
State biologists estimate one feral sow living a normal life can account for over four hundred offspring. Moreover, it is estimated that culling 70 percent of the the current population will only stem the tide to a manageable level &mdash much more work lies ahead. Now there are practically no restrictions to hog hunting in Texas. The state requires an :exotic” hunting license, which is cheap, carries no tag limits, and permits hunters to use bows, rifles or shotguns with no magazine restrictions. Yet with all this latitude the problem persists. In many ways, hunters are properly and unfortunately the last resort, and this has lead to the practice of aerial hog eradication. But unlike traditional big-game hunting, the purpose of aerial hog shooting is to remove a destructive, invasive species from the land.
Enter the helicopter eradication specialist turned guide/outfitter. Since September of 2011, Texas has allowed licensed eradication pilots to sell shooter seats on their previously restricted business of nuisance animal control. Now landowners and hunters can fly with contracted pilots to fire down upon hogs.
So what is aerial hog shooting? Is it sporting? Does it work? Kyle Lange, a second-generation helicopter pilot and Texan from San Angelo, believes the regulation change has not only opened up the process to a broader range of shooters but has also raised awareness of the feral hog problem. “It’s slightly more complicated than people think. You need good terrain, dedicated shooters and solid flying. If you want to solve the problem, you can’t just shoot a few hogs just to say you have done it, and go home. Seeing the hogs from the air gives new insight into the magnitude of the problem. There were times where we have hunted the same area year after year and only after the third year of aggressive eradication did we see a drop off in the number of hogs.”
ArmaLite AR-10 1913 Carbine
ArmaLite announces that for a limited time it is offering the AR-10 1913 Carbine in small numbers.
The AR-10 1913 Carbine comes standard with a National Match two-stage trigger. It features a 1913 quad rail handguard, forward assist and collapsible stock.
Compact yet rugged, this AR-10 is perfect for both tactical and sporting uses.
This limited run of AR-10 1913 Carbines has just come through the line and IS in stock. Contact your local ArmaLite dealer for details on continued availability. Armalite.com.
The AR-10A4CBNF 1913 features:
- ArmaLite’s National Match two-stage trigger
- 16” barrel
- Picatinny gas block
- Flattop Picatinny upper receiver
- Forward assist
Brits to Field New ‘Sharpshooter’ Rifle
Source: Soldier Systems – According to Janes Defence Weekly, the British Army is adopting a new a semi-automatic 7.62 mm x 51 mm ’sharpshooter’ rifle offered by Law Enforcement International (LEI) and manufactured in the US by Lewis Machine & Tool (LMT). The Stoner-style L129A1 features LMT’s Monolithic Rail Platform (MRP) technology with a one piece upper receiver and Mil-Std 1913 railed fore end. The L129A1 fires from a 20 round magazine. Additionally, it incorporates a retractable stock and 16” black stainless barrel. One of the key features of the MRP is the ability to rapidly change out barrels rather than the entire upper receiver. For some reason, many punters on various internet forums have misconstrued this feature to imply that the barrels would have to be changed in the field every 100 rounds. This information is incorrect.
The design was selected over the H&K 417 and FN’s SCAR, both currently in service with Special Operations Forces as well as a weapon proposed by Sabre Defence. The $2.5 Million deal will supply 440 of the new weapons starting early this year in order to satisfy an Urgent Operational Requirement for troops fighting in Afghanistan. Currently, the only organic weapon for UK forces capable of reliable engagement beyond 500 meters is the L7A1 7.62 mm General-Purpose Machine Gun. The L129A1 will replace the aging bolt action Accuracy International L96 in the Sharpshooter role. In the British Army certain troops are provided with specialist training and designated as Sharpshooters. They do not fulfill the role of Snipers but rather provide enhanced lethality and accuracy to the small unit leader.
Mako GL-Shock Recoil-Compensating Collapsible Stock for M4 AR-15
Mako announces the GL-Shock – the first and only recoil-compensating collapsible stock for the M4 and AR-15 on the market today.
The GL-Shock, manufactured by FAB Defense in Israel, effectively reduces felt recoil and muzzle rise for better control when firing. The GL-Shock is also the perfect solution for AR-15s and AR-10s chambered in harder recoiling calibers, such as the 6.8 SPC, .308 Winchester, .450 Bushmaster, or .50 Beowulf. The Mako Group offers collapsible stock kits for the AK-47/74 and SA vz.58-style rifles and for Remington and Mossberg shotguns that can be combined with the GL-Shock to provide recoil reduction for these weapons.
The GL-Shocks unique patented design allows it to be mounted on any standard MIL-SPEC or commercial carbine receiver extension (buffer tube). It is a drop-in replacement for the standard M4-style stock. The GL-Shock auto-adjusts to fit both commercial and MIL-SPEC buffer tubes with a tight, rattle-free fit. Unlike other recoil management systems for AR-15 carbines, the GL-Shock does not use expensive non-standard buffers or buffer springs which often affect the function of the weapon. With the GL-Shock, all factory buffer parts are retained, since recoil-reduction takes place in the stock itself.
The GL-Shocks design is based on The Mako Groups very successful GLR16 buttstock, a high-end M4/AR-15 stock with a two-battery storage compartment and a rubber buttpad. The tire tread-inspired, integrated rubber buttpad grips body armor or tactical vests, improving weapon control. The GL-Shock features slots for three sling attachment locations, as well as quick-detach sling swivel mounts on both the left and right sides of the stock.
Pushing a button allows the GL-Shocks rubber buttpad to slide down, exposing a gasket-sealed waterproof battery compartment. The GL-Shocks enlarged storage compartment fits a wider array of batteries and spare parts, such as extra firing pins, gas rings, springs, or extractors.
An optional and fully-adjustable cheek riser is available for the GL-Shock (GL-ShockCP). It provides the proper eye height for carry handle-mounted optics on M4/AR-15 carbines. The GL-ShockCP is ideal for the optic-equipped AK-47, vz.58, or any shotgun that has a low stock height designed for iron sight use.
Five Partners: One Goal
ArmaLite, www.ar10t.com, www.GunBroker.com, and www.GunsAmerica.com Team Up In A Fundraiser For NSSF.
(Geneseo, IL) ArmaLite, Inc. is pleased to announce that it is one of the partners in an extraordinary effort to benefit the National Shooting Sports Foundation. This partnership is in honor of NSSF’s 50th anniversary in 2011. At the request of www.ar10t.com, ArmaLite has donated two AR-10(T) rifles chambered in .338 Federal. Both rifles include a beautiful laser etching of NSSF’s 50th Anniversary logo on their mag wells.
NSSF has granted www.ar10t.com special permission to have the rifles etched with the NSSF logo and to be the official host of the auction. The rifles will be auctioned; one on www.GunsAmerica.com, the other on www.GunBroker.com; from November 5 through November 19, 2010. A portion of the proceeds will go to NSSF.
ArmaLite is proud to be part of such a cooperative endeavor to benefit the NSSF in its mission “to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.”
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 5,500 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.
ArmaLite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture and sell semiautomatic rifles in a variety of calibers including 5.56mm and 7.62mm, long range super-accurate bolt action rifles in calibers including .308 Winchester, 300 Win Mag, 338 Lapua, and 50 BMG, and classic 9mm pistols. Visit: www.armalite.com
GunBroker.com is an informative, detailed, secure and safe way to buy and sell firearms and hunting/shooting accessories. GunBroker.com promotes responsible gun ownership. Aside from merchandise bearing its logo, GunBroker.com sells none of the items listed on its Web site. Third-party sellers list items on the site and Federal and state laws govern the sale of firearms and other restricted items. Ownership policies and regulations are followed using licensed firearms dealers as transfer agents. Currently GunBroker.com has over 1.7 million registered users, with more than 400,000 auctions running at any time and over 3 million unique monthly visitors to the site.
GunsAmerica.com is where America buys and sells guns. We connect gun buyers and gun dealers to make the gun buying process easy and efficient. GunsAmerica.com provides a suite of dealer services that allows consumers to find the exact gun they want through the On Demand system and select a dealer that is close to them. There are over 90,000 guns listed for sale at any given time and we offer a means for shooters to find the gun they are looking for at the price they want. Visit: www.gunsamerica.com
Armalite Limited Run AR-10A4
This rare configuration is available immediately in small quantities! ArmaLite is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a limited run rifle. We have just finished a small batch of AR-10A4’s with TWO special upgrades. These rifles have the added value of a stainless steel match grade barrel and a National Match trigger. This is a rare configuration of an AR-10. The rifles are being shipped as an EXCLUSIVE to the RSR Group, one of the top firearms distributors in the U.S. (RSRgroup.com) For interested customers, the formal name of this rifle is AR-10A4 BSNF. Contact your local ArmaLite dealer for details. Armalite.com.
Armalite’s December To Remember – ARMALITE® ANNOUNCES THE NEW AR-10®A2
(Geneseo, IL) ArmaLite, Inc.® is pleased to announce its first-ever AR-10® A2 with forward assist is now available! The premiere rifles came off the line and were test-fired on November 30th.
The first of the new A2’s with forward assist are rifles. They are also being built as carbines: Both the rifle and the carbine are available with black or green furniture.
The introduction of the new AR-10A2’s with forward assist is just the first shot in ArmaLite’s December To Remember. Watch for more exciting news in the weeks to come!
About: ArmaLite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture and sell semiautomatic rifles in a variety of calibers including 5.56mm and 7.62mm, long range super-accurate bolt action rifles in calibers including .308 Winchester, 300 Winchester Magnum, 338 Lapua, and 50 BMG, and classic 9mm. Visit www.armalite.com.
Armalite Varmint Hunter – Hog Heaven
Geneseo, IL – In February 2010, ArmaLite announced the return of its popular Hog Gun, the AR-10(T) Carbine. Within 10 days every one of them was gone. Now, nine months later, IT’S BACK, it’s in stock, and you can have one for this year’s hunting season.
But if you want one, don’t wait. This finely crafted weapon has been produced once again in a small batch. Quantities are limited and will not last long.
“This AR-10(T) Carbine combines the light weight and compact size of the carbine with the accuracy of the Target Model to give you a rifle that outperforms all other carbines.
You will be ready on your next hunt with the easy carry and weather resistant stainless steel barrel chambered in 7.62 NATO.” says Tacticle-Life.com.
- Model: AR-10(T) Carbine with Free Float Handguard in Black
- Caliber: .308/7.62mm NATO
- Barrel: 16″ Stainless Steel Barrel
- Rifling Twist: RH 1:11.25″
- Muzzle Device: Flash Suppressor
- Front Sight Base: Gas Block with Picatinny Rail
- Upper Receiver: Forged Flat Top Receiver with Picatinny Rail and Forward Assist
- Trigger: Two Stage National Match
- Overall Length: 37.5″
- Weight: 8.6 lbs
- Accuracy: 1 MOA
Included with Rifle: One 10 Round Magazine, One 20 Round Magazine, Black Case, Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Your Price: $1,892.00 EA
ArmaLite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture and sell semiautomatic rifles in a variety of calibers including 5.56mm and 7.62mm, long range super-accurate bolt action rifles in calibers including .308 Winchester, 300 Winchester Magnum, 338 Lapua, and 50 BMG, and classic 9mm pistols. Visit: www.armalite.com.
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No More Ebay – Ebay’s Anti-Gun Policy
For some time if I saw some shooting related product that was new, unusual or a good buy on ebay I would post thinks on my websites. This was beneficial for visitors, sellers and myself as ebay would pay a few pennies a click. Not a big deal and everyone wins.
Well last week something changed and I was no longer allowed to log in to my ebay partner account. This prompted me to contact support. Several hours later I received the following reply.
During a recent review, we’ve found that you have violated the ePN Code of Conduct by placing links on websites with unacceptable material. Your account has been terminated and 100% of your pending commissions will be reversed. You are not eligible to rejoin eBay Partner Network.
As stated in the ePN Code of Conduct section (d)(2), these practices are prohibited.
D. Unacceptable Placements
2. You will not place Links or Promotional Content in connection with topics that eBay Partner Network in its sole discretion considers to fall in any of the following categories:
a. sexually explicit materials
c. firearms or weapons
d. illegal goods, services or activities e. gambling or betting f. discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age g. libel or defamation h. content aimed at children i. content that is otherwise misleading, obscene or hate-oriented
eBay Partner Network Quality Team”
I find it beyond comprehension that on one hand ebay will allow the sales of firearms related products while on the other hand not allow a firearm related site to have partner links. A complete hypocritical position on the part of ebay.
Going forward I am on a personal mission to inform visitors of my sites about Ebay’s anti gun policy.
I encourage you the visitor to seek alternative pro gun or at the least gun neutral sources for your all of your purchases. Don’t support those who don’t support us.
The newest edition of ArmaLite’s popular catalog is available on-line and in hard copy.
(Geneseo, IL) ArmaLite, Inc.® is pleased to announce that its new 2011 catalog is now available on line here. The new catalog features the latest in ArmaLite’s fine quality firearms and accessories including many new third party items from top level manufacturers like MAGPUL and TRIJICON. You may also order a hard copy of the ArmaLite catalog by calling 800-336-0184 or by visiting Armalite and following the instructions.
ArmaLite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture and sell semiautomatic rifles in a variety of calibers including 5.56mm and 7.62mm, long range super-accurate bolt action rifles in calibers including .308 Winchester, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua, and 50 BMG, and classic 9mm pistols. Visit us at www.armalite.com.
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