CT Other AR-10 Lightweight 308

by | Jul 25, 2020

Update July 4, 2020:  Nearly all the parts are in hand, just waiting on Amazon to have the Trijicon Credo in stock so I can use the 12-month payment option. The safety selector is inbound.

Making the Best of a Bad Situation “CT Other AR-10”

This .308 AR rifle build is one of the more exciting projects created for this website. This build falls into the category of an unexpected opportunity and also where the project started life and where it ends are pretty far apart.
For those of you who are not aware of this site is based firmly behind enemy lines in Connecticut, one of if not the most gun restrictive state in the country. Living in Connecticut means I can’t buy any AR-10’s, AR-15’s or any other rifle similar in function. This means to generate fresh content, I need to use one of my existing .308’s. I don’t like to do this because I prefer my rifles just the way they are!

Ghost Guns, 80% Lowers and Pistol Braces

Well, my friends, here’s where things begin to get interesting. Recently the clowns in Hartford decided to go after Ghost guns or 80% as we refer to them. This action, combined with a BATFE ruling on Pistol Braces, opened the door for a brand new class of firearm the “CT Other.” A CT Other is a firearm that’s neither a pistol or a rifle.
While not ideal, it gets Connecticut gun owners back in the game and somewhat restores our right to keep and bear arms as intended.
Naturally, when I learned this, I headed off to a local gun shop Greyson’s Guns in Orange, Connecticut, and ordered a couple Aero precision M5 stripped lowers. Life was briefly good.
My original plan was for a CT Other 6.5 Creedmoor build. That plan didn’t last long.

Enter COVID-19

Unfortunately, while this 6.5 Creedmoor build was in the planning stages, civilization was struck with a Corona Virus, COVID 19, and that changed everything for me.
As I watched the world’s pathetic response to Covid 19, I began to evaluate what could go wrong in society if panic, hoarding, and looting became a real thing. As part of this evaluation, I looked at my “Go-To” guns, one of which is my Armalite AR-10 A4CF. The Armalite AR-10 is a solid rifle, it’s simple, accurate, and reliable but by today’s standards somewhat heavy. This got me thinking a few things, first off a CT Other AR-10 being a firearm that is not shoulder-fired should be lighter than a standard AR-10. I also re-evaluated my caliber selection. In crazy times ammunition availability is probably the primary concern. To be blunt, you’re not going to find 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition in stores or randomly in the hands of your fellow man. In troubled times it’s always advisable to stick with the ammunition used by Police, Military, and a majority of civilian hunters and shooters. This makes .308 Winchester the only option for this “CT Other” AR-10.

CT Other Lightweight 308 AR

This lightweight .308 AR rifle build isn’t an attempt to build the lightest 308 possible featuring skeletonized hardware, carbon fiber, and titanium parts. This rifle is more of a practical approach, and the weight reduction will be realized by using a 16″ carbon fiber barrel.

Note: As readers are well aware, I do not like to use the terms AR-10 and 308 AR interchangeably. For this project, I understand that most will be using Google to search AR-10 “CT Other” or a similar variation but make no mistake this rifle is a 308 AR, not an AR-10.

Aero Precision M5 308 Stripped Receiver Set

Aero Precision M5 .308 AR Stripped Receiver Set APCS100151S

The choice to build this rifle based on an Aero Precision M5 .308 AR Stripped Receiver Set was simple, and I got lucky. Generally speaking, I am a big proponent of the Aero Precision M5 series .308 AR platform. The M5 is a reliable platform; other than the magazine catch button, the M5 is vanilla in design. The lucky part comes from the fact that my local gun shop Greyson’s Guns, had the Aero M5 stripped hardware in stock when I called.

Aero Precision M5 Upper & Lower Receiver Set

Aero Precision M5 .308 AR Stripped Receiver Set APCS100151S

Aero Precision’s M5 Stripped Receiver set is engineered to match flawlessly, providing the operator with superior performance and accuracy in a durable and dependable platform. The upper receiver features M4 feed ramps, DPMS High Profile (.210) Tang, and .2795 takedown pin holes (DPMS size). The lower receiver features a rear takedown pin detent hole which is threaded for a 4-40 set screw, bolt catch that is threaded for a screw pin (no roll pin needed), and an integrated trigger guard. It works with standard DPMS 308 components and magazines, and accepts Battle Arms Development short throw safety selectors, but will work with any standard selector. Both the upper and lower receiver has a matte black hard-coat anodized finish and is machined from 7075-T6 forged aluminum.

Our M5 receivers are engineered to match flawlessly, providing the operator superior performance and accuracy in a durable and dependable platform

Upper Receiver Features:

  • Platform: M5 (.308)
  • Material: Machined from 7075-T6 forged aluminum
  • Coating: Matte black hard-coat anodized Mil 8625 Type 3 Class 2
  • M4 Feedramps
  • .2795” takedown pin holes (DPMS size)
  • AR 308 High Profile (.210) Tang
  • Accepts standard DPMS .308 components
  • Lazer engraved T-marks

Lower Receiver Features:

  • Platform: M5 (.308)
  • Material: Machined from 7075-T6 forged aluminum
  • Coating: Matte black hard-coat anodized Mil 8625 Type 3 Class 2
  • Markings: “Cal Multi”
  • Works with standard DPMS 308 components and magazines
  • Rear takedown pin detent hole is threaded for a 4-40 set screw
  • Bolt catch is threaded for a screw pin (no roll pin needed)
  • Integrated trigger guard
  • Selector markings will work with 45, 60 or 90 degree safety selectors
  • Accepts Battle Arms Development short throw safety selectors, but will work with any standard selector
  • No gap with aftermarket pistol grips
Picture of a BSF AR-10 Carbon Fiber 308 AR Barrel

BSF Barrels .308 Winchester Carbon Fiber Barrel 16" 1:10 Twist (DPMS Pattern 308 AR)

I have wanted a carbon fiber wrapped .308 AR barrel for quite some time, but three things have stopped me up until this point, necessity, price, and accuracy. For this build, the necessity comes from the need to reduce weight, and the 16″ carbon fiber wrapped, fluted barrel weighs nearly 25% percent less than my similar Criterion Hybrid .308 barrel. The price, well it is what it is. Regarding accuracy, some carbon fire barrels have a reputation of stringing when they get hot. BSF is a great company to deal with, and they stand by their barrels. The .308 Winchester chambered 16 inch BSF Carbon Fiber Barrel appears to be the obvious choice for this rifle. 

Available directly from the manufacturer and Rainier Arms and Brownells. Visit BSF Barrels

BSF Barrels .308 Winchester Carbon Fiber Barrel Description and Specifications

Impressive Accuracy From a Lightweight, Futuristic-Looking Barrel

BSF builds their match-grade carbon fiber barrels with exceptional attention to detail that ensures you’ll achieve the best possible accuracy from your 308 AR-pattern rifle without getting a hernia lugging it around! BSF .308 Winchester barrels are turned from ordnance-grade 416R stainless steel, then given a roll-wrapped, tensioned, carbon fiber sleeve. The sleeve keeps weight down while providing excellent rigidity, coupled with enhanced cooling.

Why the sleeve method, rather than simple carbon fiber wrapping? The BSF folks believe wrapping traps heat and, as a result, is more likely to delaminate. Further, BSF uses a special carbon fiber that expands at the same rate as the 416R, and holes drilled into the jacket allow air to circulate around the barrel and vent heat quickly. Less heat distortion means far less risk of accuracy fade as your .308 Winchester chambered AR308 barrel heats up.

  • Fits .308 sized AR upper receiver
  • 5R button-rifled
  • 5/8″-24 tpi muzzle threads
  • .875″ O.D.
  • Barrel extension included
  • Requires RIFLE-length gas tube
  • Weight 28.4 ounces (16″ Fluted)
  • 11° Target Crown
  • DPMS Platform

BSF offers their .308 Winchester carbon fiber match barrels with a 1-10″ rifling twist effectively stabilizes that widest variety of popular bullet weights. And each barrel is thoroughly inspected by an experienced technician before leaving the BSR shop, ensuring you get a barrel that’s as accurate as it is good looking!

Visit BSF Barrels

Aero Precision M5 ATLAS S-ONE M-LOK Handguard

Aero Precision M5 ATLAS S-ONE M-LOK Handguard 12" Black

Aero Precision M5 ATLAS S-ONE M-LOK Handguard 12″ Black

Aero Precision M5 ATLAS S-ONE M-LOK Handguard

Aero Precision M5 ATLAS S-ONE M-LOK Handguard

Toolcraft Bolt Carrier Group

Toolcraft Nickel Boron 308 Bolt Carrier Group

Update  June 14, 2020,  I went with a Toolcraft BCG except I kicked it up a notch and went with a Cryptic Coatings Mystic Black BCG. I’ll update the details below soon. A fact that’s often never considered or perhaps overlooked is that despite all the various AR hardware parts and accessories brands, not all parts are self-manufactured. Often specialty parts are manufactured by 3rd party suppliers and private labeled by the name brands. Bolt carrier groups are a perfect example. Toolcraft is most likely the largest supplier of BCG’s in the industry. It’s important to keep in mind the Toolcraft provides the bolt carrier group to the OEM specifications. I am going to purchase a Toolcraft Nickel Boron 308 Bolt Carrier Group because BSF barrels headspace their barrels to their BCG’s. I’m going with the Nickel Boron finish because “Nickel Boron is the top of the line coating, with its superbly smooth finish. Nickel Boron, engineered to minimize friction by cutting down the surface to surface contact between sliding parts. This finish reduces friction, dissipates heat, allowing for the least wear and tear.”

Toolcraft 308 Bolt Carrier Group

TOOLCRAFT 308 BCG NICKEL BORON FACETED CARRIER WITH 9310 MPI BOLT – TC3082AUTO-010 (Toolcraft Inc.)

Toolcraft’s awesome 308 caliber BCG in the UCT Coatings EXO finish, DPMS pattern, with forward assist serrations.

Toolcraft’s 308 caliber Bolt Carrier Group in Nickel Boron. DPMS pattern, with forward assist serrations. 100% Made in USA and includes Lifetime Warranty from Toolcraft. If ever a problem, simply call Toolcraft and they will take excellent care of you with their no questions asked Lifetime Warranty. Does not work with 6.5 Creedmoor or DPMS G2.

Bolt Assembly:
Bolt: 9310 Alloy Steel, Shot Peened
MPI Inspected
Extractor: Shot Peened Hardened D2 tool steel
Mil-Spec O-Ring
Mil-spec Gas rings (3)
Nickel Boron

Bolt Carrier:
Heavy Duty full auto design
8620 steel
​Gas Key: hardened billet 4140 machined, Chrome lined gas key
Gas Key Screws,: Grade 8 properly staked (heavy strike)
Nickel Boron

Cam Pin:
8620 steel
Nickel Boron

Firing Pin:
mil-spec firing pin made from centerless ground 8740 steel, hard chrome coated

Hiperfire PDI Drop-In Trigger

Hiperfire PDI Drop-In Trigger

Hiperfire PDI Drop-In Trigger

Hiperfire PDI Drop-In Trigger

Hiperfire PDI .308 Drop-In Trigger

  • Power Drop-In
  • 2 lb Pull
  • MIL-Grade Hammer Strike, No LPS, Ever
  • H&M BLACKNITRIDE+™ Finish
    • Exceptionally Smooth Feel
    • Enhanced Corrosion Protection
    • Polished Look
  • PCC Blowback Tough
    • Hammer Collision Bumper
    • Disconnector Crash Protection
    • Disconnector Spring Crush Protection
  • US Patents: 9052149, 9175917, 9696103, 10006733
  • Other US Patents Pending

BONUS BENEFITS

  • Curved Trigger Bow with a Backbone™
  • HIPERSHOE® Finger Pad Revolution™
    • Changes the Trigger Lever Length for Fine Weight Adjustment
    • Changes the Trigger Lever Length to Further Adjust Pre-Travel
    • Position Your Finger in the Same Place Every Time
    • Reduces the Perception of Trigger Weight Still Further
  • EDT’s Standard Benefits

 

Power Drop-In Trigger from Hiperfire! HIPERFIRE’s customer base has clamored for an AR drop-in trigger that features the “feel” and hard-hitting hammers its triggers are known for. Most aftermarket drop-ins are notorious for LPS, light primer strikes. To get the pull weight down, designers have compromised their hammer fall. Not so with the new PDI line of triggers. These drop-ins pull at around 2 lbs. and sport HIPERFIRE’s unique HIPERSHOE that now mounts onto a curved bow, not just straight. The hammer strikes surpass SAAMI’s copper crusher spec and hit harder than MIL-spec M4/16 hammers. Wow! The pull? It’s a single stage. It’s short, sweet, and smooth as butter. The “feel” is almost transparent to the shooter. To top it all off, no PCC blowback violence can touch it. The PDI versions feature a hammer collision bumper. Its disconnector and disconnector spring are impact and crush protected. Is it just for PCC? No way. It’s just an excellent trigger. Anyone can appreciate it shooting slow, fast, short-range, or for long-range precision, and on the move, it surpasses SAAMI’s rough handling specification.

  • 2 lb Pull
  • MIL-Grade Hammer Strike, No LPS, Ever
  • Titanium-Nitride & H&M BLACKNITRIDE+™ Finishes
  • Exceptionally Smooth Feel
  • Enhanced Corrosion Protection
  • Polished Look
  • PCC Blowback Tough
  • Hammer Collision Bumper
  • Disconnector Crash Protection
  • Disconnector Spring Crush Protection
  • Comes with HIPERSHOE and Anti Walk Pins

 

Radian Raptor-SD Ambidextrous Charging Handle Assembly .308 R0012

Radian Raptor-SD Ambidextrous Charging Handle Assembly .308 R0012

Radian Raptor-SD Ambidextrous Charging Handle Assembly

Radian Raptor-SD Ambidextrous Charging Handle Assembly .308

Radian Raptor-SD Ambidextrous Charging Handle Assembly

Advanced Armament AAC BRAKEOUT 2.0 51T Compensator

AAC BRAKEOUT 2.0 51T Compensator

Advanced Armament AAC BRAKEOUT 2.0 51T Compensator 5/8x24TPI

AAC BRAKEOUT 2.0 51T Compensator

The BRAKEOUT® 2.0 is a silencer mounting muzzle device that is both a flash suppressor and muzzle brake in one. The BRAKEOUT® 2.0 offers the best of both worlds in a truly compromise-free design. The BRAKEOUT® 2.0 offers outstanding recoil reduction tested to be fully equal to the best conventional muzzle brakes, along with excellent flash reduction performance. The new symmetrical design of the BRAKEOUT® 2.0 does not need to be timed with shims like a conventional muzzle brake, simplifying installation. The BRAKEOUT® 2.0 will initially be offered as 51T variants with 1/2-28 and 5/8-24 threads. The BRAKEOUT® 2.0 is fully compatible with the AAC BLACKOUT™ flash hider installation tool.

Weight: 4.2 oz
Length: 2.375″
Length added: 1.75″
Picture of an Aero Precision 308 AR Upper Parts Kit

Aero Precision AR 308 Upper Parts Kit - SKU APRH101237

The Aero Precision AR 308 Upper Parts Kit sku# APRH101237 is necessary to complete the stripped upper. It’s similar to the lower parts kit without detents to lose. I’m not aware of another source for the Aero kit.

Note: There’s no “E Clips” to lose with this platform.

Aero Precision AR 308 Upper Parts Kit

 

The Aero Upper Parts kit includes the parts you need to assemble your M5 (.308 AR) Upper Receiver.

Includes:

  • Forward Assist Assembly
  • Forward Assist Spring
  • Forward Assist Roll Pin
  • Ejection Port Cover Door
  • Ejection Port Cover Rod
  • Ejection Port Cover Spring
Aero Precision M5 308 Lower Parts Kit Minus FCG Pistol Grip

Aero Precision M5 .308 Lower Parts Kit - SKU APRH100386C

Aero Precision M5 .308 Lower Parts Kit, Minus FCG/Pistol Grip APRH100386C

Aero Precision M5 .308 Lower Parts Kit, Minus FCG/Pistol Grip APRH100386C

Aero Precision M5 .308 Lower Parts Kit, Minus Fire Control Group and Pistol Grip – APRH100386C

Ready to build out a lower, but wanting to minimize spare parts that might tempt you into yet another build? The Aero Precision lower parts kit for builders is just what you’re looking for. This MIL-SPEC parts kit contains all of the small parts you need to get a lower together but drops the parts you were going to toss in your parts bin anyway in favor of aftermarket upgrades. The remaining components are built to proper MIL-SPEC quality for maximum reliability and compatibility. This kit is designed for their M5 .308 receivers.

This kit does not include a pistol grip, trigger guard, or fire control group, allowing you to build out the rifle you want with the bare minimum of leftovers.

Kit includes:

  • Takedown/pivot spring
  • Takedown/pivot detent
  • Takedown pin
  • Pivot pin
  • Bolt catch
  • Bolt catch spring
  • Bolt catch buffer
  • Bolt catch roll pin
  • Safety selector
  • Safety selector spring
  • Safety selector detent
  • Buffer retainer
  • Buffer retainer spring
  • Magazine catch body
  • Magazine catch spring
  • Magazine catch button
Superlative Arms Adjustable Gas Block Set Screw .875 Melonite SABO-DI-875SM

Superlative Arms Adjustable Gas Block, Set Screw, .875, Melonite SABO-DI-875SM

Superlative Arms Adjustable Gas Block Set Screw .875 Melonite SABO-DI-875SM

Superlative Arms Adjustable Gas Block, Set Screw, .875, Melonite SABO-DI-875SM

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PWS AR-10 Enhanced H2 Carbine Buffer

PWS AR 308 Enhanced H2 Carbine Buffer 5PWCB301

PWS AR 308 Enhanced H2 Carbine Buffer 5PWCB301

Available at Optics Planet, Primary Arms, Brownells,

PWS AR 308 Enhanced H2 Carbine Buffer

The PWS AR 308 Enhanced H2 Carbine Buffer is a 4140 Steel Body .308 Short Buffer that features a unique fluted design with minimum contact points so that debris can clear away easily. The FNC LIFE HD Surface Treatment chemically bonds in lubrication for smoother cycling. Used for .308 applications and ships with all MK2 series complete lowers and rifles. Shortened to work with AR-10 platforms using standard buffer tubes. Weighs 4.4 oz

What is Ferritic Nitrocarburizing (FNC)

Ferritic Nitrocarburizing (FNC) imparts high surface hardness, improved wear resistance, and fatigue resistance to a wide variety of carbon steel, alloy steel, and cast iron parts. Because the process is carried out at temperatures below 1100 F, retention of core properties and good dimensional control are achieved. In many applications, FNC treatment also improves corrosion resistance through the formation of a continuous compound layer on the work-piece surface which can allow for the elimination of subsequent protective plating operations or application of rust preventive.

Improve surface hardness and wear resistance with ferritic nitrocarburizing

The surface compound layer formed by FNC treatment is an epsilon iron-nitride compound and this layer may range in depth from .0002″ to .0010″ inch depending upon cycle parameters selected and base material being treated. FNC compound layer hardness values will typically range from 55 to 65 HRC depending on the base material being treated. Higher alloy steels with nitride forming elements (Cr, Mo, Ti, W, and Al) will have higher hardness compound layers than plain carbon and low alloy steels and will also benefit from the formation of an underlying higher hardness diffusion zone below the compound layer that gives improved fatigue life and helps to support the surface compound layer.

Ferritic Nitrocarburizing is often selected to replace chrome plating due to environmental concerns with plating. FNC also has been used as an alternative process to solve problems with size change and distortion associated with higher temperature treatments like carburizing or carbonitriding.

Picture of a JP Tuned and Polished Buffer Spring, 308 AR Carbine JPS-OSC.308

JP Tuned and Polished Buffer Spring, 308 AR Carbine JPS-OSC.308

JP Tuned and Polished Buffer Spring, 308 Carbine JPS-OSC.308

Available at Optics Planet, Brownells, Primary Arms,

JP 308 AR Carbine Tuned and Polished Buffer Spring JPS-OSC.308

JP Tuned and Polished Extra Power Buffer Spring – 308 Carbine (for collapsible stocks)

JP has developed a new high-grade extra power buffer spring for AR-10 rifles with collapsible stocks. It is custom made to JP specifications. Center-less ground and polished on the outside edge to a mirror finish for silent, smooth operation. 7% more powerful spring rate for improved impulse feel resulting in faster sight recovery and improved reliability. This spring will make your 308 cal AR carbine sound quieter and smoother. This is an inexpensive way to improve the sound, feel, and reliability of your AR-10 carbine. The length and power of this spring falls between a factory standard power spring and a Sprinco .308 carbine extra power spring.
*Designed for .308/7.62mm AR-style carbines with M4 length, 7″ deep buffer tubes, and 2.5″ buffers.

Features
Polished to a mirror finish for smooth, quiet operation
7% higher spring rate for faster cycling and improved reliability

Extra Power For Smoother, Quieter, More Reliable Cycling

Precision centerless ground and polished operating springs offer a smoother and quieter operation in AR buffer tubes. Improved impulse feel results in faster sight recovery and improved reliability. Outer-diameter is ground and polished for smooth, quiet movement in the buffer tube. Rifle fits fixed stock rifles with an A1/A2 buffer tube. Carbine fits a collapsible M4-type carbine-length buffer tube. 308 Rifle – Fits AR10 and 308 AR fixed stock rifles with an A1/A2 buffer tube. 308 Carbine – fits AR10 and 308 AR carbine buffer tubes.

SB Tactical Pistol Stabilizing Brace SBA4

SB Tactical Pistol Stabilizing Brace SBA4

SB Tactical Pistol Stabilizing Brace SBA4

SB Tactical Pistol Stabilizing Brace SBA4

SB Tactical Pistol Stabilizing Brace SBA4

Picture of a Primary Weapons Ratchet Castle Nut 4BTRLPB1 for AR-10

Primary Weapons Ratchet Castle Nut and Endplate

Primary Weapons Ratchet Castle Nut and Endplate

Primary Weapons Ratchet Castle Nut and Endplate

ERGO Grips AR-10 Suregrip AT, BCMGUNFIGHTER Vertical Grip

ERGO Grips AR10 Suregrip AT 4009 - Black

ERGO Grips AR10 Suregrip AT 4009

Bravo Company BCMGUNFIGHTER Vertical Grip - Black

Bravo Company BCMGUNFIGHTER Vertical Grip – Black

ERGO Grips AR10 Suregrip AT 4009 - Black, Bravo Company BCMGUNFIGHTER Vertical Grip - Black

ERGO Grips AR-10 Suregrip AT 4009 – Black

The ERGO Suregrip AT is Ergo Grip’s original pistol grip for the AR-15 with their new, all-weather Aggressive Texture! Designed to create the best possible interface between shooter and firearm, the SureGrip AT is both exceptionally ergonomic and virtually impervious to solvents and oils. Subtle finger grooves and an integral beavertail extension help ensure a positive, comfortable hand position, while the rubberized overmold enhances comfort and grip, even when your hands are wet.

Fully ambidextrous grip includes the ERGO Gapper. Compatible with both AR-15 and AR10/AR-308 platforms.

Bravo Company BCMGUNFIGHTER Vertical Grip – Black

 

  • Mounted in forward angle increases rigidity of forearm, while providing more natural wrist angle when grabbing the vertical grip.
  • Mounted in reverse angle to increase control when grabbing handguard and vertical grip.
  • Flat sides give better yaw control to the shooter during firing and non-firing manipulations.
  • Aggressive texture and generous storage volume combined with modular design to allow improvements and adaptation in the future.
  • Cross bolt designed to work with improvised tools (such as a quarter) allow for easy adjustment or re-tightening.
  • Hinged trap door offering storage inside the grip with a water resistant rubber gasket.
  • Reversible clamps allow user to setup fasteners to reside on either side.
  • Spring-loaded clamp makes installation and removal easier.
  • Available in popular colors such as: Black, Flat Dark Earth (FDE) and Foliage Green.
  • Made in the USA and manufactured from high quality impact resistant polymers

 

Sig Sauer Tango6T 1-6X24mm SOT61134

Sig Sauer Tango6T 1-6x24mm, 30mm FFP Riflescope SOT61134

Sig Sauer Tango6T 1-6x24mm, 30mm FFP Riflescope SOT61134

Sig Sauer Tango6T 1-6x24mm

Selected by the U.S. Army for both the Squad Designated Marksman Rifle System and for U.S. Special Forces, the Sig Sauer TANGO6T is available in the commercial market. Designed for today’s common MSR/AR and bolt action platforms, this scope is the ideal solution for CQB / mid-range tactical engagements, 3 Gun competitions, and hunting. The Sig Sauer TANGO6T is complete with Sig’s HDX optical system for extreme clarity and low-light performance, HellFire fiber optic and glass-etched illuminated reticles, and first or second focal plane designs.

The Sig Sauer Tango6T 7.62mm 1-6x24mm 30mm Riflescope w/ Illuminated Reticle is an excellent optic for hunters, competitive shooters, and tactical operators. Sig Sauer built these Riflescopes with HDX optics extra-low dispersion (ED) glass paired with high transmittance glass (HT) to create the brightest and most vivid sight pictures for your shooting needs. This Sig Sauer Tango6T 7.62mm 1-6x24mm 30mm Rifle Scope features Night Vision (NV) illuminated reticle settings so that law enforcement and hog hunters can easily use this scope with their NV gear. You’ll acquire targets quicker than ever before thanks to the illuminated reticle and fast focus eyepiece, and the reticles are also glass-etched in case you run out of power. Mount a Sig Sauer TANGO6T 7.62 1-6x24mm 30mm Waterproof Riflescope onto your firearm for a superior sighting experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Scalarworks Leap Scope Mount

Scalarworks Leap Mount Quick Detach 30mm Scope Mount SW0700

The Sig Sauer Tango6T is not exactly the lightest AR scope available, what better way to offset the weight of the scope than with one of the lightest and coolest scope mounts currently available. That scope mount is the Scalarworks Leap Mount. The 5.46-ounce weight is approximately 40-60 percent lighter than the competition, but the cool factor doesn’t end there. The Scalarworks Leap features an innovative ratchet-type QD mount and a strategically place screw to take the pain out of scope leveling. That makes this mount an easy choice for this lightweight 308 AR. There was a close runner up, American Defense is about to unleash their 5.4016 ounce AD Recon Full Titanium Scope Mount.

Available from EuroOpticBrownellsRainier ArmsPrimary Arms

Scalarworks Mount

Scalarworks Leap Mount 

The Scalarworks LEAP Scope Mount is one of the lightest quick-detach riflescope mounts on the market. The LEAP scope mount is machined from 7075-T6 aluminum and uses 4140H steel hardware for absolute rigidity that results in a near-seamless integration between your rifle and optic. Scalarworks LEAP mounts are designed using two of the most efficient structures in engineering, the tubular boom, and I-beam bridge. These structures not only add strength and impact resistance to the mount but also allow for significant weight reduction. Additionally, LEAP Scope Mounts feature the Scalarworks’ LevelDrive screw that ensures that your scope is always perfectly level when in the mount.

Troy Industries Folding Front Sight, HK Folding Rear Sight, Tritium

Troy Industries Folding Front Sight, HK Folding Rear Sight, Tritium

Troy Industries Folding Front Sight, HK Folding Rear Sight, Tritium

Troy Industries Folding Front Sight, HK Folding Rear Sight, Tritium

Troy Industries Backup Folding Sights

Rugged, flip-up sights provide failsafe backup when your primary optic or red dot sight fails. Sight body flips up easily when you need it and locks securely in place under powerful spring pressure and two locking detent balls, so it can’t be accidentally bumped down until you hit the spring-loaded button on the left side of the base to retract it. Base clamps securely to any military or commercial Picatinny rail using a standard flathead screwdriver. No protruding knobs or levers to catch on brush, clothing, or other equipment. Sturdy, protective “ears” shield posts and apertures from impact. HK-Style Rear – two same-plane apertures: large .190″ aperture provides a wide field of view for close-in targets, while .070″ aperture is calibrated for engaging long-range targets. HK-Style Front – distinctive “globe” shape that aids in fast target acquisition under stress. Also available with a self-illuminating Tritium dot on the post for precise shot placement in low-light conditions.

Troy Industries Folding Front Sight, Tritium SSIG-FBS-RTBT-00

Just because the light’s not perfect doesn’t mean your aim shouldn’t be™.

Troy Industries’ Tritium BattleSights™ are designed to eliminate the poor sight orientation that is typical in twilight. Tritium is a form of hydrogen that emits a continuous light source when batteries or electricity are not available. The front post is centered between two Tritium points of reference to allow proper alignment.

Troy Rear Folding Tritium Sights, a permanent, rail-mounted alternative to a standard A2 sight, allow limitless mounting options on all-length rails with a serrated ramp to eliminate glare.

Features

  • Sight can be moved or taken off without permanent modification to the firearm.
  • Features snag-free apertures at factory height.
  • Front post is centered between two Tritium points of reference.

Technical Specifications

  • Machined from hardened Aircraft Aluminum with stainless steel components and finished in MIL-SPEC hardcoat anodizing.
  • Sight is designed to work on same-plane rail systems only.
  • Will not work with a railed gas block that is higher or lower than the receiver.
  • Front sight must be mounted at the same height plane as the rear sight.
  • Railed gas blocks that are lower than receiver height will not zero properly.

Available in Black and Flat Dark Earth.

Troy Industries HK Folding Rear Sight, Tritium SSIG-FBS-FHBT-02

Troy Industries’ Tritium BattleSights™ are designed to eliminate the poor sight orientation that is typical in twilight. Tritium is a form of hydrogen that emits a continuous light source when batteries or electricity are not available. The front post is centered between two Tritium points of reference to allow proper alignment.

Durability and dead-on accuracy make Troy BattleSights the hands-down first choice of Special Ops and Tactical Users Worldwide. Troy’s HK Front Folding BattleSight is easy to install and deploy, with no levers or springs to fumble with. No tools required for adjustment.

Features

  • Sight can be moved or taken off without permanent modification to the firearm.
  • A stainless-steel cross-locking system ensures sights remain upright and zeroed under extreme combat conditions.
  • A push of a button folds the sights securely out of the way until you need them again.

Technical Specifications

  • Machined from hardened Aircraft Aluminum with stainless steel components and finished in MIL-SPEC hardcoat anodizing.
  • Each click adjusts .50 MOA.

Available in Black and Flat Dark Earth.

Armageddon Gear Precision Rifle Sling

Armageddon Gear Precision Rifle Sling

Armageddon Gear Precision Rifle Sling

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Armageddon Gear Precision Rifle Sling

Armageddon Gear Precision Rifle Sling
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Lancer Systems L7AWM 20-Round Magazines Smoke

Lancer Systems L7AWM Magazines .308 7.62 NATO - Smoke

Lancer Systems L7AWM Magazines

Lancer Systems L7AWM Magazines

Lancer Systems L7AWM Magazines

The Lancer Systems L7AWM is a lightweight magazine with an integrated front guard and welded steel feed lips that wrap completely around the magazine to maximize stiffness and reliability while preventing dimpling to the magazine front. A switchable drain lock in the floor plate configures the magazine for either water-borne or extreme dust conditions.

The L7AWM is designed to work in multiple weapon systems, including: SR25, DPMS 308, SIG 716, LMT, LM308, POF P308, and S&W M&P10.

NOTE: Not compatible with Armalite AR-10B, Springfield Armory M1A, Rock River Arms LAR8, FN SCAR 17S, PTR-91, HK417 or other rifles that utilize M14, FN FAL, or HK 91/G3 patterned magazines.

Features:

  • 7.62×51/.308 Win
  • Impact resistant polymer body
  • Insert molded stainless front guard, wear-resistant for high volume shooting
  • Stainless rear feed lip
  • Straight internal geometry
  • Controlled tilt follower
  • Stainless steel spring
  • Slide on bottom with a switchable drain
  • Aggressive texture
  • Weight: 6.4 oz
  • Made in the U.S.A.

From concept through production, Lancer Systems engineer solutions that make a difference. Whether in the hands of our service members or commercial customers, their products will provide a definitive advantage. Lancer designs, develops and tests all advanced weapons and components in-house