The NIKON BLACK X1000 6x14x50SF is part of a new line of mid-level priced Nikon riflescopes geared towards AR-15, 308 AR and Precision Rifle Shooters. When I saw the Nikon M-308 series 308 AR scopes going out of stock at the usual big name sources I had a suspicion there were new Nikon scopes on the horizon. The scope market is very competitive especially in the $399-$699 price range so it’s no big surprise I was right. Recently the Nikon Black X1000 Riflescopes became available for purchase. Nikon appears to be marketing their Black1000 scopes and Nikon Black scope mounts towards the “MSR” rifle shooter. The Nikon Black X1000 appear to be priced about $150 less expensive than the Vortex PST Gen II. This is a smart move in my opinion. Nikon also seems to be touting their warranty. Again Nikon is clearly targeting Vortex. These new Nikon scopes should be well received by 308 AR, AR-10 and AR308 shooters looking for affordable scopes.read more
When it comes to lightweight, large bore 308 AR perfection, the Wilson Combat HUNTER series sets the new benchmark for hard hitting, accurate precision semi-auto shooting performance. Designed to be the lightest large bore AR308’s on the market, the HUNTER series from Wilson Combat consists of three all-new models of varying weights and features chambered in high performance precision and hunting calibersread more
With the release of its new patent-pending Caliber Matched Gas System (CAMGAS) barrels, PROOF Research has eliminated the issues traditionally associated with building 6.5mm and .260 rifles on 308 AR AR-10 platforms. Until now, AR-variant shooters looking for ballistic advantages from either of these calibers were faced with excessive bore pressures that necessitated makeshift solutions such as clipping buffer springs, adjusting buffer weights, and/or relying on adjustable gas blocks, to keep their rifles functioning properly.
PROOF’s R&D team has solved the overpressure issue with gas systems tuned specifically to the cartridge/barrel-length combination. “By moving the gas port, the pressure in the bore is given time to reduce to that comparable of a .308 Winchester with a rifle-length gas system, which is what the 308 AR AR-10 system was designed around,” said Greg Hamilton, PROOF’s research-and-development weapons specialist who’s also a 3-Gun and PRS competitive shooter. “The recoil impulse is noticeably smoother, which helps keep you on target while taking advantage of a more efficient projectile. Case extraction is also easier, with less case-head smearing, so the brass is in much better condition for reloading.”read more
Based on a Hiperfire trigger the Echo Trigger has a unique feature that allows an AR to fire when the trigger is pulled and also when released. This translate into much more expensive trips to the gun range. My two initial observations are the trigger is quite expensive and also looks to be pretty complex. At this time I cannot confirm how this trigger functions in a 308 AR or AR-10. If anyone has any experience with the echo trigger drop us a line.read more
The Magpul PRS GEN 3 stock is a field precision rifle stock for 308 AR, AR308 and AR-10 platforms, featuring tool-less length of pull and cheek piece height adjustment.
With solid adjustments for length of pull and cheek piece height via aluminum detent knobs, the PRS GEN 3 (Precision Rifle/Sniper) stock provides a stable interface and is intended for semi-automatic sniper or varmint type rifles. Offering a nearly universal fit, it is optimized for rifle-length receiver extensions but will also mount to many mil-spec carbine and A5-length tubes*. Includes a cant/height-adjustable rubber butt-pad and rotation-limiting QD sling swivel cups as well as M-LOK® slots on the bottom for rear monopod mounting. Made in U.S.A.read more
As I mentioned elsewhere on the site Bartlein Barrels known to make some of the most accurate rifle barrels in the world does not make barrels for the 308 AR, AR .308 platform. Instead they send customers to Craddock Precision. In turn Craddock is quickly making a name for themselves for making the most accurate 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Winchester 308 AR Barrels from Bartlein and Criterion Barrel blanks. Now they are very forward thinking in offering the same accurate barrels for DPMS GII (DPMS G2) and equivalent riflesread more
Cadex Defence the folks who developed the Remington XM2010 sniper rifle, and their own line of sniper rifles and chassis also offer up their own AR-10 B compatible lower receiver the Cadex Defence CDX-10.
Cadex Defence CDX-10 AR10 lower receiver is manufactured to fit Armalite and Noveske upper receiver assemblies. It is precision machined from aeronautic grade 7075-T6 aluminum to provide the user with a high quality lower receiver for their AR-10 B rifle.read more
Geissele’s Hi-Speed National Match AR 308 Trigger combines their exceptional match-grade trigger with their Service Rifle, Designated Marksman Rifle, and Match Rifle Spring sets. Geissele’s adjustable Hi-Speed National Match AR-15 Trigger is designed for competition, hunting, and tactical sniper use, where exact trigger pull weight is essential for success.
The trigger comes with three spring sets, each applicable to a different type of shooting. The Hi-Speed Service Spring is designed for NRA High Power Service Rifle competition and is approved for use in CMP sanctioned competitions. Easily switch to the Hi-Speed Designated Marksman Rifle spring set for tactical and military shooting where trigger pull weight is not regulated. Hi-Speed Match spring set can be adjusted to low pull weights for enhanced trigger control, letting the shooter wring every ounce of accuracy out of his rifle.
With the Geissele Hi-Speed National Match Trigger in your 308 AR, you can easily adjust the triggers first and second stage weight, as well as total pull weight and overtravel to your exact preference.read more
LUCAS OIL EXTREME DUTY GUN CARE PRODUCTS – While browsing the Armalite website for an AR-10 Receiver Extension Tube and AR-10 Rifle Length Gas Tube for a project here on 308 AR I noticed a menu heading “Lucas Oil”. Lucas Oil is a brand I’m very familiar with. I use Lucas Oil Fuel Injector Cleaner in our vehicles. That said I had no idea Lucas made gun care products. In my world seeing the Lucas Oils, Greases and Cleaners on the Armalite website is a glowing endorsement. User reviews seem to agree. Needless to say I have an assortment inbound for review. Stay tuned.read more
The Precision Armament M41Muzzle Brake may not have the “tactical” or “aggressive” look that many 308 AR rifle shooters seem to prefer today. What this muzzle brake does have to offer is proven performance in the field and that is what really matters. Most Precision Armament M41owners are shocked at how well this muzzle brake reduces felt recoil on the .308 Winchester and .300 Winchester Magnum calibers. You can read many reviews of the Precision Armament M41 muzzle brake….read more
The Mega Arms MATEN 308 AR Receiver Set has long been my favorite 308 upper/lower combo. It’s precisely made, impeccably finished and looks great. It’s still my “Go To” for 308 AR rifle builds. The MKM is Mega Arms latest incarnation of the MATEN and includes a proprietary and clever barrel and keymod handuard retention system.read more
As if the 308 AR versus AR-10® platform debate isn’t confusing enough Armalite brings confusion to their own platform. Armalite AR-10 lowers are available in two styles. The original AR-10 A series and the AR-10 B series.
Why does Armalite offer two different AR-10 lowers? Original Armalite “waffle” magazines are actually the basis of DPMS LR-308 and KAC SR-25 magazines. During the 1994 Bill Clinton Assault Weapon Armalite decided to switch designs to the modified M14 magazines to ensure customers would have an ample supply of 308 magazines.read more
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