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So I was browsing the internet and happened across the Remington 2018 catalog. I noticed three omissions from the product lineup. The first is the Remington 700 Tactical chassis which is the Remington 700 MDT TAC21 rifle. This makes sense as Remington now has their own chassis rifle the 700 PCR (Precision Chassis Rifle). No surprise there. What did surprise me was the lack of the R-15 the Remington version of an AR-15. More importantly to folks at 308ar.com was the 308 AR by way of the R-25 GII is also missing. No of course it’s understood that DPMS covers both models and Bushmaster has the XM-15 and full size 308 XM-10.
In my view it’s symbolically important that these semi-automatics be represented first hand by the name Remington. Any speculation on the reasoning?read more
Lately It seems every weekend I’m greeted with another news article relating to “Ghost Guns” or as we refer to them 80% receivers. I just take another sip of my coffee and shake my head in amazement. I wonder to myself is the other side this naive or ignorant to simply not understand that firearms are simply mechanical devices and with modern manufacturing technologies and process they are easily reproducible. Then my gun owner paranoia hits me and I wonder if maybe there’s more to this, a bigger, more sinister agenda. Maybe it’s not that billet of aluminum they are trying to keep out of our hands after all but instead all the individual parts that make the whole of a gun.
What if in the next few years the political climate swings far enough in the other direction that the anti-gun crowd gains enough of a political majority to do whatever they want with regards to gun control. What if they find a way to make the critical parts of a gun regulated. Parts like the upper receivers, triggers and barrels. Imagine a scenario where folks in restricted states not able to buy any parts to repair or upgrade their AR-15’s and AR-10’s. These states in most cases have already restricted magazines. What if for the rest of the country where the guns are still legal the owners are not permitted to buy aftermarket parts? What if all firearm work must be performed by manufacturers or their “licensed” representatives. This would most likely choke most of the gun industry to death. Think about this for a minute.read more
Hat tip to follower Scott D for making us aware of the Diamondback DB10 line of 308 AR Rifles. Product Specs Model: DB1065CB Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor Finish: Black Anodized Hardcoat Barrel: 20” Stainless Steel Fluted Twist: 1:8 Gas System: Rifle Length Gas System Bolt Carrier Group: Azimuth Black Nitride, AR 10 Carrier w/ Multi-Cal Bolt, DPMS Style Barrel Extension, High Pressure Firing Pin Lower Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum Upper Receiver: Flattop Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum, T-Marked Handguard: 15” M-LOK Rail Selector: Ambidextrous Safety Selector Grip: Fab Defense Rubberized Ergonomic Pistol Grip Stock: Fab Defense GL Shock Mag: 5 and 20 Round Metal Mag Weight: 9lbs 1oz. Overall Length (Stock Collapsed): 38.5” Overall Length (Stock Expanded): 41.75” Muzzle Device:read more
When it comes to rifle barrels they can often be separated into different classes of performance. The top level performers are what I refer to as “No Excuses Barrels”. Lilja is one of the small handful of custom barrel manufactures producing these no excuses barrels for winning competitive shooters world wide. More importantly Lilja Rifle Barrels was named exclusive supplier for .30 caliber Mk13, Mod 7, and .50 caliber Mk15 barrels for the Navy SEALS. Lilja is now offering benchrest level performance 6.5 Creedmoor drop in barrels for 308 AR/AR308 shooters. They are available in 20″, 24″ fluted and unfluted. Barrels are also available in .260 and .308 Winchester.read more
Take the long range accuracy of your 308 AR, AR 308 or AR-10 to new levels with a simple barrel change to 6.5 Creedmoor.read more
We frequently get inquiries from shooters looking for AR-10 Barrel Extensions. Of course if you have been following this site long enough you know that they probably are not looking for Armalite AR-10 barrel extensions but instead in most cases looking for DPMS LR-308 compatible 308 AR, AR308 barrel extensions. Furthermore if one has the skills to mate a barrel and barrel extension why limit themselves to Armalite AR-10 bolt carrier groups.read more
The Elftmann Drop-In AR-10 Triggers has are built to withstand the punishment of high powered calibers. The only AR-10 trigger using aerospace grade sealed bearings, making for an incredibly smooth and fast trigger pull. Elftmanns exclusive .043 double double wound polished piano wire hammer spring ensures full ignition of any ammo including .308 and 7.62×39. Pull weight from 2 3/4lbs to 4lbs is so easy to adjust it can be done in seconds without removing the trigger from your lower receiver. The AR-10 trigger is essentially the service trigger with a lighter pull weight range. A second-to-none AR-10 drop-in trigger system that is strong and light, made of wire EDM machined, hardened A2 tool steel and lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum. Installation can be done in minutes using your AR’s original hammer and trigger pins. The AR-10 trigger may be ordered with a curved or straight shoe.read more
WMD Guns NiBXBCG308-N 308 AR Bolt Carrier Group with Nitromet Carrier is a welcome addition to the ever growing field of 308 AR bolt carrier groups available to shooters today. For the price of a common phosphate 308 bolt carrier group WMD Guns offers a high performance alternative that features the slippery, corrosion and wear resistant Nitromet QPQ coating as well as a heavy duty buffered extractor. The NiBXBCG308-N offers a good option for suppressor equipped 308 rifles.read more
Not sure many are aware that the Sandy Hook victims families are trying once again to sue Remington / Bushmaster. This time around they are making the case that the Bushmaster AR-15 advertising proves in Bushmasters own words that the AR-15 the AR-15 is a military weapon designed for the battlefield. This naturally means in their eyes that these weapons do not belong in the hands of civilians.read more
I decided this year friends and coworkers would receive shooting related gifts despite their position on guns. I wanted them to all have something that reminds them of me, so after a bit of pondering it occurred to me most are drinkers of some form of alcohol. After a bit of browsing on Amazon I happened across Lucky Shot USA and their line of bullet embedded glasses. When I saw that many of the glasses featured 308 bullets I knew I had found the right gifts. They practically say 308 AR on them :). Anyhow my first purchase and the subject of this post is the .308 Bullet Shot Glasses. I bought a set of two shot glasses for my boss at the day job.read more
Now this is pretty awesome. A S&W Performance Center M&P 10. This is essentially a sub $2000 factory custom 308 AR chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. The SMITH & WESSON M&P 10 6.5 CREEDMOOR M-LOK 20″ 10+1 Performance Center Rifle is versatile, easily accessorized and suitable for a wide variety of recreational and professional shooting applications. Engineered with 5R rifling and 1-10 twist, the M&P10 is as accurate as it is powerful. Fitted with 15″ free-float Troy® M-LOK® handguard around a 20″ slim profile barrel, the S&W M&P10 6.5 Creedmoor comes with full length top rail for mounting your favorite optic. The forged upper and lower receiver on the M&P10 6.5 Creedmoor fit tightly together to give you optimum performanceread more
Modular Driven Technologies aka “MDT” is well know for being a leader on bolt action rifle chassis particularly their TAC21. MDT is also the rifle chassis provider for Brownells, Winchester, Weatherby and Mossberg to name a few. Many shooters may not realize that MDT also offers a skeletonized carbine stock that with proper buffer system hardware can also be used with the AR-15, AR-10 and 308 AR rifles (See the chart below). The MDT “SCS” is a great Magpul PRS alternative.read more
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