Since the beginning of the 30AR platform push in 2007 with the forum at 308AR.com members and visitors have been trying to get their hands on a CARBON FIBER WRAPPED 308AR BARREL. Many have paid money and got on waiting lists never to receive their CARBON FIBER WRAPPED 308AR BARREL. Others after over a year wait received inferior products in return for their patience. Well today I was updating the websites with info on our newest advertiser CRITERION BARRELS INC and I wanted to see what Brownells was offering for the CBI branded product. Imagine my surprise to find that in stock at Brownells is a CARBON FIBER WRAPPED 308AR BARREL from Christensen Arms. I have no info other than what’s on the respective websites but I did email some questions of to Christensen Arms. Check this barrel as well as it’s AR15 sibling out for yourself at Brownells.
In a rare occurrence these days Armalite Ar10 magazines in various capacities have become available to purchase. Brownells currently has stock of Armalite AR10 magazines 10 5 round, 10 round, 20 round and the holy grail 25 round capacities. Click here and get them while you can. Hopefully this is a sign of the magazine shortage coming to an end.
The ambidextrous AXTS Raptor Charging Handle is all the rage these days with shooters whether for the AR15 or DPMS LR-308/SR-25 based weapon platforms. While the MechArmor TacOps-1 is still my “Go To” ambidextrous charging handle based on simplicity and strength it’s hard not to be attracted to how cool the Raptor looks installed on your favorite AR15 or DPMS LR-308/SR-25 based weapon. I have on of each model on order at Brownells. I will photograph and review upon their arrival.
Raptor Charging Handle Animation 1 – Click the above image to view the animation.
The Raptor™ is truly revolutionary in design & function. From rapid palm “blading” or finger thumb charges of the weapon, the motion is fluid & fast from either strong or support side.
SPECS: Available for AR15/M16 or 308 upper receivers. 7075 aluminum construction, matte black anodized finish. AR-10/.308 versions will fit the following rifles: Armalite AR-10, DPMS 308, KAC SR25, MK11, M110, Larue OSR, Noveske 308, and POF 308. 7.62 version may not fit Rock River Arms or Sig 7.62/308 rifles.
Raptor Charging Handle Animation 2 – Click the above image to view the animation.
Below is a youtube video of the 5.56 AR15 version of the Raptor
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Just as Connecticut proposed the most draconian gun laws in the nation I managed to locate and purchase an Armalite AR-10 A4 or to be more specific an AR10A4 10A4CF-2. The AR10A4 10A4CF-2 is essentially a Connecticut legal (as of February 2013) Armalite AR10A4 Carbine with pinned stock, welded and pinned muzzle device in Armalite green. The AR10A4 10A4CF-2 utilizes Armalite proprietary magazines. Naturally this rifle will turn into an upgrade project withing my now legal limits. Note: The magazine displayed in the rifle is an Armalite factory 25 rounder. In reality the magazine is not as long as it appears. In my excitement I did not fully seat the magazine.
Model: AR-10 A4 Carbine with Green or Black Furniture
Caliber: .308/7.62 X 51mm NATO, 4140 steel
Barrel: 16″ Double Lapped, Chrome Lined
Rifling Twist: RH 1:11.25″ 150-175 Grain Ammo
Muzzle Device: Permanently fixed Muzzle Brake
Front Sight Base: Picatinny Rail Gas Block. Top of gas block is .398 (+/- .010) lower than top of receiver
Upper Receiver: Forged Flat Top Receiver with Picatinny Rail and Forward Assist 7175-T74 Aluminum
Lower Receiver: 7175-T73 Aluminum (forged)
Trigger: Tactical Two Stage, 1st Stage 3.5 lbs – 2nd Stage Approximately 5-6 lbs.
I recently saw the NEMO 308AR BARRELSlisted as a new product at Brownells. I do not know much of these folks other than they were close to merging with SI DEFENSE. Regardless they are at a great price point considering the specifications.
Black Nitride Coating, offers superior corrosion resistance and accuracy
300 Blackout barrel has an M4 profile and is chrome moly steel
308 Winchester chambered barrels feature a HBAR profile
308 Winchester barrels are machined from 416 stainless steel
5/8-24 muzzle threads
.750” O.D. at the gas port
16” barrels feature a carbine length gas system
18” and 20” barrels feature a rifle length gas system
300 Blackout barrel fits AR15/M16 receivers
308 Winchester barrels fit DPMS pattern 308 AR rifles
Barrel extensions feature M4 feedramps
308 Barrels have a 1-10 twist
300 Blackout barrel has a 1-8 twist
SPECS: Black nitride coating, stainless steel (308) and chrome moly (300BLK). Length – 16”, 18” and 20”. .750” at gas port. M4 feedramps. 5/8-24 muzzle threads. 1-8 Twist (300BLK) and 1-10 Twist (308).
Given the current political climate these days it isn’t often we see the DPMS 308-BCA-C CHROME BOLT CARRIER GROUP in stock. Brownells is currently showing the status as “In Stock”. Best of all use code DSW for free shipping.
The DPMS 308-BCA-C is a must for any 308 AR build.
PRi GenIII DPMS 308 Delta Carbon Fiber Forearm in Dark Earth and Black . This PRI Carbon Fiber GEN III DPMS 308AR Free Floated Handguard is constructed of a combination of Carbon fiber tube with an Aluminum collar and end cap, with a steel barrel nut. The forearm has additional over the barrel clearance.
Carbon fiber construction
Precision machined barrel nut and barrel nut assembly
Rifle length, 12-1/2” in length
Matte black finish
8-1/2” top Picatinny rail and three 3-1/2” rails on the sides and bottom
Available for the AR15/M16 and 308 DPMS pattern rifles
Designed to accommodate most piston or op-rod systems on the market today
Uses PRI’s easy to install mounting system
Flat bottom makes this forearm especially useful off of a bench or rest
Tube – Carbon fiber, black finish. Barrel nut – Aluminum, hard anodized, matte black. Rifle length – 12-1/2”. Fits AR15/M16 or DPMS pattern 308 rifles. Weight – AR15/M16 model: 1.05 lbs. 308 AR model: 1.20 lbs.
JP RIFLES PSC-12 Rifle and Upper Assemblies 308 Side Charger
The dual-charging PSC-12™ upper assembly features all the utility and advantages of its predecessor, the PSC-11™, available now for large-frame AR platforms. On the heels of the JP side-charge system’s success on our other rifles, the PSC Series not only offers a unique new take on this feature by incorporating both side-charge and traditional top-charge systems into a single upper receiver, but also by making this innovation cross-compatible with existing DPMS LR-308 lower assemblies. The PSC-series combines the great features and performance of virtually our entire rifle line into a single package designed for the all-out tactical market with its redundant charging systems, dust cover and forward assist. In addition, the PSC-12™ is also available as a complete rifle built on a modified version of our LRP-07™ billet lower with the full selection of stock, grip and trigger options available.
Base Rifle Specifications:
Machined-from-billet 7075-T6 upper receiver with left-side charging system and modified LRP-07™ forged lower
Matte Black Teflon finish over hard coat anodizing on aluminum components
Armalite has announced the release of the AR-10A. The AR-10A accepts the original preban AR-10 waffle magazines as well as 3rd party magazines such as the MAGPUL LR20 PMAG. For those who don’t know Armalite moved away from the original AR-10 waffle magazines during the federal assault weapons ban. At that time Armalite moved to the readily available M14 magazines that with a slight modification functioned in the AR-10B. Over the years Armalite derived their own magazines as well as modified that platform to better suit the now standard magazines.
Over the years shooters complained that if they wanted an AR-10 they had to settle on the proprietary magazines which were expensive and only manufactured by Armalite. In 2009-2010 as more weapon manufacturers began to develop and manufacture 308 AR weapons almost all settled on the original Stoner design AR-10 magazine. Along the same time line Magpul Industries released the LR20 308 PMAG. The 308 PMAG became a game changer at under $20 and shooters would select other brands over Armalite simply for the ability to use PMAGS.
Well here in 2012 you can have the best of both worlds an AR-10 that accepts PMAGS.
Brownells has been adding .308 AR hardware on almost a weekly basis. This time atound they added the very popular DPMS.308 AR 24″ STAINLESS BARREL. This is the same barrel used in our 24″ 308 Precision Rifle Project seen here.