We have been reading about the COLT SP901 MODULAR 308 AR for some time with its unique MODULAR LOWER RECEIVER and it’s ability to use MIl Spec 5.56 NATO/.223 Remington uppers on a 308 AR sized platform (DPMS LR-308, ARMALITE AR-10). Today I noticed the COLT SP901 has made it to the COLT MFG website.
Here is what COLT has to say about the SP901.
Be it prairie dog hunting in Texas, whitetail hunting in Maine or elk hunting in Colorado, the Colt SP901™ is the rifle for the hunt. Chambered in the classic .308 Winchester (7.62×51 NATO) cartridge, the SP901 is the perfect choice for medium to large sized game animals. Exceptional accuracy is assured by its full floated, 16″ chrome lined barrel and one-piece monolithic upper receiver, suitable for mounting your optic of choice. Keeping the varmint hunter in mind, the .308 Winchester upper receiver group can be easily swapped out for any Mil-Spec Colt upper receiver chambered in .223 Rem (5.56×45 NATO). The fact that all operating controls are ambidextrous, including the magazine release, bolt catch and safety, makes for versatility and ease of use. You can depend on the new Colt SP901 to take the shot of your lifetime!
FEATURES SP901 Caliber .308 Win (7.62×51 NATO) Barrel Length 16.1″ Heavy Bore Chromed, 4 Grooves, 1-12″ RH Twist Front Sight Flip-Up, Adjustable Post for Elevation Rear Sight Flip-Up, Adjustable for both Windage and Elevation Extended Length 37.5 Collapsed Length 34.24 Weight 9.4 lbs Action Semi-Auto, direct Gas System, Locking Bolt Finish Matte Black Special Features 1-Piece Upper Receiver Full Floated Barrel Bayonet Lug and Flash Hider Ambidextrous Controls Accepts Mil-Spec 5.56 Colt Uppers