Thursday, March 8, 2012

Armalite Rifle Reviews – AR10 A2

The Armalite AR10A2 is a semi-automatic tactical rifle chambered in .308 Win. or 7.62 NATO. Armalite actually produced the M16 in its early years and the AR10 chambered in 7.62 NATO is pretty close to the original because the US military, at the time, considered 7.62 NATO its standard round. Though, currently the standard US military round is the 5.56 NATO, law enforcement agencies and military forces in European, African and Central and South American countries use the AR10. Armalite considers the AR10A2 an all-purpose rifle and recommends it for tactical use, competitive and leisure shooting.
The Armalite AR10A2 uses a gas-operated system, so after the projectile exits the barrel the propellant gases are captured in a tube that cycles back to push the bolt back in turn delivers recoil. The delayed recoil ensures the combustion doesn’t disrupt the shooter’s accuracy.
Features include a forward assist, which is a useful device if a round doesn’t slide all the way in place inside the chamber. All the shooter has to do is tap a button located beside the trigger that controls an internal “assistant” which nudges the round forward. It has a tactical two-stage trigger that sets off the action with a long pull. The chrome-lined bore is corrosion resistant. Its rear sight is adjustable for elevation and windage and the front sight post is adjustable for elevation.
There’s also an AR10 A2 Carbine version available, too. It is four-inches shorter than the standard and weighs one pound less.
 
Specifications
Action:
Semi-auto
Caliber:
.308 Win.
7.62 NATO
Stock:
Black synthetic
Green synthetic
Material/Finish:
Hard anodized aluminum upper and lower receiver
Manganese phosphated steel barrel
Barrel Length:
20″
Weight:
9 pounds
Twist:
1 in 11.25″
Length of Pull:
14.5″
Overall Length:
41″
Sights:
Adjustable rear and front sight
Capacity:
20
Website:
Features:
Forward assist; chrome lined bore; and two-stage trigger
MSRP: $1557.00

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