Mossberg ATR™ NIGHT TRAIN™ 27204 .308 Bolt Action Review

I have been provided the materials needed for this review. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

Normally I don’t put the model number in the title but with the number of different options Mossberg offers  for the rifle I want to be specific on which rifle I reviewed.

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Specs

Caliber: .308 WIN
Capacity: 5
Barrel: 22” Fluted
Rail: 6” Picatinny Rail
Scope: UTG 6-24x50MM w/ Illuminated Reticle, Sun Shade and Lens Protectors
Twist: 1:10
Length Of Pull: 13.25″
Finish: Matte Blue
Stock: Synthetic (Multi-Cam Camo)
Weight: 9.5 lb
Overall Length: 42″
MSRP: $891

Features:

LBA Lightning Bolt Action Adjustable Trigger
Free-Floating Button-Rifled Fluted Barrel
Scope and Bipod Included
4+1 Capacity, Top Load Magazine
Free Gun Lock/2-Year Limited Warranty

First Impressions

Growing up in the Boy Scouts, I knew Mossberg for two reasons. They made the Mossberg .22 bolt action rifles my troop owned for shooting sports and we had a Mossberg 500 12 Gauge shotgun we would use. When I was in the market for a new 12 Gauge I contacted Mossberg because they make the Mossberg 500 Flex which lets you customize your shotgun for your shooting needs.

You can pick up a wide range of different parts to make your gun more tactical or more home defense. If you want to keep it a normal bird gun, you can change the length of pull with different recoil/length of pull pads that snap in and out of the buttstock.  After a year of shooting the Mossberg 500 Flex 12 gauge, I wanted to do more work with Mossberg.

I requested the Mossberg ATR™ NIGHT TRAIN™ 27204 .308 Bolt Action Rifle for review. The gun, out of the box, makes you feel like you were just handed a sniper rifle and you are going to be able to take down all the bad guys from 4 miles* away. The scope is over a foot and a half long (w/ sun shade) and it has a the multi-cam stock fluted barrel and bipod.

Man, this Mossberg ATR looks like it can hit a dime from miles away*. (* The GEARs Crew understands that the max effective range of a .308 Win is 800-1000 meters. The distances named are for this writers dramatic impact only and should not be the expected results.)

Shooting and Feel

After getting the Mossberg ATR sighted and realigned I started out shooting 20 rounds at the 100 yard range getting the rounds to go through the same hole. When I felt comfortable, I moved on to the 300 yard range and noticed that the optic was fuzzy in the beginning. I had expected this, since it is not a very high end scope.

I had the steel gong as my target which I figured I would hand load each round and do a rapid engagement of 10 (3-5 seconds per shot to reload) back to the 300 yard target, even with my speed the rifle maintained about a 6 inch grouping. After about 80 rounds my shoulder was not fatigued. The rifle had the right length of pull for my size, making this rifle rather enjoyable to shoot with all day.

The barrel is threaded into the action and not one solid piece. This is normal, however the chamber is not as forgiving to someone who is hand loading each round vs. using the magazine to load the rounds. I would have liked to have seen a feed ramp on this, but for the price of the Mossberg ATR, it still feeds like it should.

The bolt does have good play and good flow when manipulating the bolt to load rounds.

The recoil as mentioned above is not overwhelming so if you shot more than 100 rounds you shouldn’t be running for the ice pack.

Scope

The UTG scope is good if you are not planning to shoot past 100 yards. The scope that Mossberg mounted on this rifle was fuzzy until we shot about 20+ rounds. The scope prisms must have moved to the correct spot and cleared up enough to shoot the 200 yard range. It was still fuzzy and hazy at 300 to the point you could not see your hits on high visible targets.

When we first took the rifle to the range the scope had not been zeroed and it took about 20 rounds to zero in. I never used the Illuminated Reticle since it was a bright sunny day every day we went to shoot.

With this being said, if I am able to continue reviewing this rifle, I would look at a relatively inexpensive scope upgrade to a Redfield Revenge 6-18x44mm scope with an MSRP of $314.  This upgrade keeps the look of the rifle and scope package with a better optic.

Bipod and Rail

The Caldwell bipod is “adjustable” however, when I tried adjusting the height, the legs never matched up enough to give a stable shooting platform. Thankfully, I did most of my shooting off the bench and not from prone, so the short legs were at the correct height.   I personally feel that Mossberg would have been better suited to have the bipod attached by picatinny rail verses the “permanently” mounted Caldwell. In keeping with how I would upgrade this rifle, I would unmount the bipod and have a gunsmith mount a 3” picatinny rail on the flat bottom of the stock allowing for a bipod and other types of sling mounts.

The scope rail is a 5” picatinny rail. This is nice, but in terms of upgrading this rifle I would change to Leupold dovetail scope rings and so I would have to change the rail. Mossberg does make this possible as the rail is not wielded to the action.

Modularity

Mossberg introduced the Mossberg flex line of shotguns and MVP rifles. Although this rifle doesn’t need to be changed into a pistol grip rifle, I would have liked to have seen the buttstock length of pull modularity added into the design of the of the ATR™ NIGHT TRAIN line of centerfire rifles.

I think Mossberg is really onto the next gen of designs by adding features like the modularity they have already introduced. It would be great if companies like MAGPUL who already make stocks for Mossberg shotguns started adding new stocks and parts to Mossberg Flex line of modular rifles and shotguns.

Trigger

For those of us who are trigger snobs, you should like the Mossberg’s no gunsmith needed adjustable trigger. I didn’t mess with this trigger adjustment as I was having issues with the scope and my review focus changed.

Final Thoughts

The Mossberg ATR was designed for someone getting into the art of distance shooting. This gun is for someone who doesn’t want to spend $800 on a bolt action rifle that won’t have a long life and then drop another $400 or $500 on scopes and rings and bipods just to get your first shot down range. This gun has it all for $891 MSRP.

Out of the box, this rifle is ready to be sighted in and taken on a hunting trip or just to the distance range. The upgrades I have talked about are not something you will have to get if you are starting out and learning how to shoot. As a shooter gets more proficient at shooting longer and longer ranges that is the time to start thinking about upgrading.

I have loved shooting the Mossberg ATR. As a proficient distance shooter, I would love to be able to report back with my findings after some simple upgrades to an already extremely well built bolt action.

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Panzer – Leupold VX-3 3.5-10X40mm Reviewed

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This review will start like so many of my previous in Las Vegas at the Shot Show 2013. Since I was planning an elk hunting trip that fall  and had very little knowledge about optics and sights I made it my mission to collect as much info as possible. I had done a little long-range shooting but never took the time to learn the subtle nuances of high-powered rifle optics. Five months later and the final search for a scope was on. We followed up with Leupold and spoke with Sarah Kirby who is the Marketing Communications Assistant for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. She was very eager to help us find the perfect scope for what we needed. The attention to customer detail is phenomenal at Leupold, anything we needed and even things we had not thought of Sarah was ready to help. After consulting with her scope experts at Leupold they suggested the Leupold VX-3-10X40mm with the Matte 1 in reticle. She explained it might take 6-8 weeks for the scope to arrive and within 3 weeks I had my new scope. We forgot to ask for the mounting rings but a week later she suggested the Leupold duel dovetail mounting system for my Winchester model 70.  It is possible to mount the scope yourself, but in order to ensure a perfectly aligned scope I took it to SMR firearms because my gunsmith had the right tools and expertise.

Here is a list of the specs for the VX-3.

Low

High

Actual Magnification

3.30x

9.70x

Linear Field of View (ft/100 yd)

29.80ft

11.00ft

Linear Field of View (m/100 m)

9.90m

3.70m

Eye Relief (in)

4.40 inches

3.60 inches

Eye Relief (mm)

112.00mm

91.00mm

Weight (oz)

12.60oz

Weight (g)

357.00 g

Objective Clear Aperture (in)

1.60 inches

Objective Clear Aperture (mm)

40.00mm

Elevation Adjustment Range

52.00 moa

Windage Adjustment Range

52.00 moa

As I previously mentioned I had a little experience with long range shooting but never had I hunted large game in the mountains and the last thing I wanted was my scope to be the reason I missed my shot. I needed to be able to take down a large game at 300 yards with as clear of an image as possible.  The first day I tested the scope at TDSA range in Ferris TX, I learned the difference between sub par optics and superior quality.  With the help of a friend at TDSA, who was much more skilled, I sighted my rifle in at 200 yards using the non-turreted toolless finger adjustments. It was fairly easy to figure out how to dial in correct adjustments with 1 cm per click. With the generous eye box I had no problem quickly finding the sweet spot in the scope and setting up for the shot whether at 25 or 300 yards. My favorite feature is the adjustable power ring which acts like a zoom dial quickly bringing distant targets into clear view. My confidence level quickly grew as I pushed my abilities to their limits combining the dependable accuracy of my rifle with the preciseness of VX-3 optics.

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The proudest moment for me was once I put my money where my mouth was at the range in Colorado right before the hunt. My father, who accompanied me, was ready to see what I could do. After hitting a perfect bull’s-eye I proceeded to do it 3 more times at 300, 350 and then 400 yards at varying elevations. I turned around and noticed my dad with a look of satisfaction that meant “alright I think you are ready”. Thanks to all the time at the range in Texas I was very comfortable with what the Leupold VX-3 has allowed me to shoot at various elevations and distances. Most impressive was that I didn’t need to mess with the scope after a month which included a 13 hour drive and a very rough ride on the back of the ATV. I didn’t have to worry about my accuracy because the durability of the scope design protected it from bumps.

While in the mountains the elements put my equipment to the test with rain, mud, snow and ice on the daily. I noticed my eye glasses were fogging regularly while my scope remained crystal clear. Usually Leupold uses nitrogen gas sealed inside the scope which prevents condensation on the lens but with elect scope models, as with the VX-3, uses 2nd generation Argon/Krypton Waterproofing which not only reduces the effects of thermal shock, but also works better at preventing fogging and condensation inside the scope from forming. My other concern was scratching the lens since dirt and dust were inevitable out there. What  I did not realize at the time was that my scope was treated with lens coating called DiamondCoat 2 which not only protects the lens from abrasion but greatly enhances light transmission which increase clarity.

2nd Generation Argon/Krypton Waterproofing

While we still waterproof other optics with bone-dry nitrogen – technology pioneered by Leupold® – Select models feature our exclusive, proprietary Argon/Krypton gas blend. Its advantages are two fold: it nearly eliminates the effects of thermal shock, and the Argon/Krypton molecules are significantly larger than nitrogen molecules, reducing the diffusion of gases sealed inside your scope even more than our proven nitrogen technology already does. We pioneered riflescope waterproofing, and now with Argon/Krypton we’re exceeding the standards we set ourselves.

[From the Leupold.com website]

Overall Thoughts and comments:

After all the time I practiced for that perfect 300 yard shot my elk walked a mere 50 ft. in front of me. I truly enjoyed the opportunity to take the Leupold VX-3 with me on the hunt and have learned what superior quality optics can do when put to the test. Overall I feel the Leupold VX-3 is a reliable scope for the hunter or range shooter because it offers flexibility, durability and top of the line quality for around $600 MSRP. For middle of the road cost you get top quality glass from a company that in my experience not only goes out of their way for you, but seems to take great pride in their craftsmanship as evidenced by the life time warranty.  I was unable to find anything wrong with my scope, and  trust me I did try, but I can not wait for my next hunting trip.

Pros and Cons:

  • Easy to use from box to sighting in.
  • Durable design meant did not have to worry about easily getting damaged and stood up to the elements.
  • The adjustable power ring for clear image at various distances
  • DiamondCoat 2 for abrasion resistance and enhanced light transmission
  • Non-turreted toolless adjustment for windage and elevation made sighting in actually fun
  • Eye box and eye relief made for easy target spotting at various distances

Press Release: ARMALITE INTRODUCES THE AR-31

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(Geneseo, IL) ArmaLite Inc. proudly introduces the new AR-31. The AR-31 shares the design and the accuracy of our highly acclaimed AR-30A1 bolt-action rifles, but with three MAJOR differences: the AR-31 is chambered in .308 Winchester, it is a short action version of the AR-30A1, and it accepts Armalite’s AR-10B double-stack magazines. That means you can use 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 round mags with the AR-31. For your sub-MOA accuracy needs, think ArmaLite’s AR-31!

• Specifications
• Caliber: .308 Winchester
• Barrel: 24″ Double Lapped, Chrome Moly
• Rifling Twist: 1:10
• Muzzle Device: Muzzle Brake
• Trigger: Single Stage
• Stock: Adjustable Cheek Piece (height) & Buttstock (length)
• Overall Length: 45.4″ – 47.4“
• Weight: 14.1 LBS
• Accuracy: .29” – .60” @ 100 yds. (“Guns & Weapons For Law Enforcement”
February 2014 Edition)
• MSRP: $3,460

About ArmaLite: ArmaLite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture and sell semiautomatic rifles in a variety of calibers including 5.56mm and 7.62mm, long range super-accurate bolt action rifles in calibers including .308 Winchester, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua, .416 Barrett and .50 BMG. Visit ArmaLite at www.armalite.com.

 

 

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Aaron–SHTF 20 AR-15 Upper

The SHTF 50 is a single shot bolt action upper conversion that is able to fit any mil-spec M16/AR15 style rifle. This Upper, made by Safety Harbor, essentially turns a pea shooter into a cannon.

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The kit comes with 3 barrel lengths: 18″, 22″, and 29″. This conversion system only comes with the upper. This can add a significant amount of weigh to the over all firearm but obviously increase its range.  

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There are many types of .50 caliber rounds that this is able to fire including the .50 caliber Beowolf and the .50 BMG. This upper still allows it it be magazine fed from the left side at the action. The SHTF 50 kit comes with a heavier hammer, new spring, and a new firing pen. You have the choice to choose between standard high, low, 20 MOA and the eXacto rails on top of the upper you purchase and also included standard rail on the bottom.

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SPECIFICATIONS:
Receiver: Machined 4130 Chomemoly Steel
Muzzle break: 8 port break, threaded to muzzle
Bolt head: 2 lug, machined 4340 Chromemoly steel
Barrel: 4140 Chromemoly – 18, 22, and 29 inches – 1-15 twist
Scope mount: Aluminum with Picatinney rail profile mounted on receiver
Bolt body: Machined 4130 Chomemoly tubing
MUZZLE VELOCITIES:
18″ Barrel: 2283.57 fps
22″ Barrel: 2385.89 fps
29″ Barrel: 2561.91 fps
Average of 3 shots
Ammo used: Summit/French reloaded M33 Ball
Chronograph distance: 20 ft.
Weight of the upper only:
18″ Barrel: 11.5 lbs
22: Barrel: 12.0 lbs
29″ Barrel: 14.5 lbs

Aaron – McMillan Alias Family Bolt Action Rifle Systems

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When I look at this weapon system, I see a futuristic laser gun. This firearm has a  much more tactical look than a Remington 700.  The Alias just looks sexy. It looks like the future. I feel like you can talk to it. The Alias family of rifles is a totally new platform of rifle that is totally customizable.

These rifles are made from a clean sheet and built completely from the ground up. The McMillan is made to harbor a ton of interchangeable parts. It reminds me of my childhood with my giant box of K’NEX, building whatever I wanted.

The McMillan Alias has so many capabilities, giving it such an advantage in a military or SWAT scenario. You can customize each of these firearms to the mission at hand. You have the option of carrying a couple extra parts in case of a mission change.

There are three models in the Alias family. The Alias CS5 is a concealable subsonic/ supersonic suppressed sniper system. The Alias STAR is a standard tactical application rifle that is designed to meet the common mission requirements. Last but not least the Alias TARGET is their competition configuration rifle.

The Alias CS5:

This rifle is very compact. The CS5 is designed to be stealthy, discrete and easy to conceal. This system has the ability to shoot both subsonic and supersonic ammunition and gives the rifle the ability to serve several roles.

With the CS5, everything in the system is designed for conceal ability. The suppressor and buttstock can be detached to reduce the overall length to 23.5 inches. The compact Alias CS5 is perfect for SWAT and other elite law enforcement agencies as well as military tactical units that require a small concealable and tactical bolt action rifle. When you combine the suppressor with the subsonic ammo, it brings the sound to a whole new low.

ALIAS CS5 SPECIFICATIONS:

Action: McMillan ALIAS

Caliber: .308 Winchester

Barrel: Length- 12.5″, Stainless Match Grade, 1-8″ Twist, Threaded with Muzzle Brake System

Length: 23.5″ Disassembled, 32.5″ Disassembled with Butt, 38″ Fully Assembled

Trigger: Anschütz®

Buttstock: Adjustable and foldable

Forend: Tube or Quad

Pistol Grip: Tactical

Suppressor: Elite Iron Bravo (SD only)

Typical MV, Supersonic: 2150 – 2250 fps with McMillan Ammunition

Typical MV, Subsonic: 950-1050 fps with McMillan Ammunition

Magazine: Detachable McMillan Alias family bolt action rifle systems

The Alias STAR:

This rifle can be ordered with the barrel lengths from 18.5″-24″ for customization for your size. The STAR is designed for the most common tactical situations military or law enforcement may find themselves in.

When making the Alias STAR, McMillan had input from elite military teams. The buttstock is adjustable to any body type and height like the other rifles. The Alias STAR easily meets the military’s standards for a multi purpose bolt action sniper platform.

STAR SPECIFICATIONS :

Action: McMillan ALIAS

Calibers: .308 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5×47 Lapua

Barrel: Length- 18.5-24″, Stainless Steel Match Grade, 1-11″ Twist. 308 Win, 1-8″ Twist: 6.5 Creedmoor, 1-8″ Twist: 6.5×47 Lapua, Threaded Muzzle with Thread Cap

Length: 29″ Disassembled, 38″ Disassembled with Butt, 44″ Fully Assembled

Trigger: Anschütz®

Buttstock: Tactical

Forend: Tube or QuadPistol

Grip: Tactical

Suppressor: Optional

Magazine: Detachable Magazine, 10 Round

Finish: Black

Weight: 11.6 lbs.* / without Suppressor

Carry Case: Full Size Gun Case Provided

The Alias TARGET:

This rifle was developed with the competition shooter in mind. Using insight from world champion high power shooters, almost every aspect of this rifle is adjustable for the person using it.

The TARGET rifle is a true ace right out of the box, winning numerous high power and long range championship events and setting records. Like the other two, this rifle will fit anyone and is easy and fast to change settings during competition shooting.

ALIAS TARGET SPECIFICATIONS:

Action: McMillan ALIAS

Calibers: .308 Winchester, .308 Palma, 6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Rem, 6.5×47 Lapua, 6XC

Barrel: Length- 24-30″, 1-10″, 1-11″, 1-12″ Twist: .308 Win

1-13″ Twist: .308 Palma, 1-8″ Twist: 6.5 Creedmoor, 1-8″ Twist: .260 Rem, 1-8″ Twist: 6.5×47 Lapua, 1-7.5″ Twist: 6XC

Length: 33″ Disassembled, 42″ Disassembled with Butt, 48″ Fully Assembled

Trigger: Anschütz®

Buttstock: Competition

Forend: Competition

Pistol Grip: Competition

Magazine: Two Detachable 10 Round Magazines and One Single Shot Loading Block

Finish: Black

Weight: 12 Lbs.

Carry Case: N/A

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Suppressed rifle at the AAC booth
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Old Man Lefty at the SUREFIRE booth
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ArmaLite Introduces the All New AR-30A1

ArmaLite Introduces the All New AR-30A1

AR-30A1 Target Version
30A1BT300 (The target AR-30A1 in .300 Win Mag)
30A1BT338 (The target AR-30A1 in .338 Lapua)
ArmaLite Inc. ® proudly introduces the all new AR-30A1. The AR-30A1 is the next generation of ArmaLite’s highly acclaimed bolt action rifles – the ULTIMATE long range target and tactical firearm. The new AR-30A1 is available in a target version and a standard version. Both versions are available in .338 Lapua and .300 Win Mag.
On the surface, the AR-30A1 bears a family resemblance to its predecessor, the AR-30. But, every individual component of the AR-30 was scrutinized in the AR-30A1. As a result, only the pistol grip, buttpad, trigger, and a few small components from the AR-30 passed muster for the AR-30A1. All other components are new and/or improved. The result is a firearm that maintains its predecessor’s outstanding accuracy, light weight, and soft recoil while dramatically improving its ergonomics, adaptability, versatility, reliability and ease of use.
Features of all versions of the new AR-30A1:
Muzzle brake threads on the end of the barrels employ threads that are standard for the sound suppressor industry (5/8 x 24 for the 300 Win Mag and 3/4 x 24 for the 338 Lapua). So, many sound suppressors can be screwed directly onto the barrel without the need for an adaptor.
The long, 26” barrel in the .338 Lapua enhances muzzle velocity, flatness of trajectory, and terminal ballistics. The 24” barrel of the .300 Win Mag balances ballistic performance with portability.
A tough, through-hardened receiver means reduced wear and increased smoothness.
The bolt-mounted safety mechanism locks the firing pin to the rear. This design is stronger and more secure than a sear or trigger blocking safety because it directly blocks the firing pin itself.

The metal cheekpiece is very durable and the elastomeric cheekpiece pad provides a comfortable shooter interface in all weather conditions.

The cheekpiece supports contain integral cleaning rod guides that prevent damage to the bore due to inadequate cleaning rod control.
Multiple sling installation locations allow simultaneous use of a sling and a bipod. And the rear sling swivel can be moved to either the left or right side.
To provide very compact transportation, the entire buttstock assembly can be quickly and easily removed with only one allen wrench.
The standard and target buttstocks are interchangeable on any receiver with use of only one allen wrench.
Military grade anodizing and phosphating finishes enhance durability and corrosion resistance.
Features specific to the AR-30A1 Target version:

A top 20 MOA Picatinny rail that is 18 inches long over the receiver and barrel will support any scope and accessory devices such as night vision devices. Picatinny rails on both sides of the forearm allow installation of other devices.
The cheekpiece is vertically adjustable for 1 inch of adjustment without the use of tools so that each shooter, regardless of their facial features, can obtain an optimum cheek weld while still achieving a clear sight picture.
The buttstock can be adjusted without tools for lengths of pull from 13.6” to 15.6.” This makes the AR-30A1 ergonomically correct for shooters from the 5% female to 95% male. Shooters can also quickly adjust length of pull to accommodate changes in clothing or shooting position. In addition, with a single allen wrench, the buttpad is adjustable for height.
A 1913 accessory rail at the bottom of the buttstock allows for installation of additional accessories such as sling swivels or monopods.
Performance characteristics of all versions of the AR-30A1:

ArmaLite’s testing has proven the muzzle brake to be the best in the industry for both reducing recoil and increasing accuracy. This makes shooting the AR-30A1 comfortable for even the smallest or recoil-sensitive shooter.
The competition grade barrel and our patented V-block receiver bedding system are keys to the AR-30A1’s minute of angle accuracy. ArmaLite’s patented V-Block™ Bedding Wedge and V-Block Stock assure absolute strength and repeatability for superb accuracy. The aluminum stock reinforces the receiver like a bench-rest sleeve.
The magazine of any mag-fed firearm is critical to reliable feeding. The AR-30’s magazine underwent extensive development testing to assure reliability of feeding. It is made of steel, not polymer or aluminum, to provide years of heavy duty service.
The single stack design of the AR-30A1 magazine minimizes the material removed from the receiver for the mag well. This significantly contributes to the strength and stiffness of the AR-30A1 receiver.
The deep magazine well under the receiver makes magazine insertion fast and easy, while holding the magazine in exactly the correct position for reliable feeding.

An ambidextrous magazine catch is centrally located so that the shooter can release the magazine and catch it with the same hand. Reloading is fast, and the expended magazine won’t be dropped to be lost, damaged or muddied.
The rifle balances just in front of the magazine well. So, the rifle can be easily and comfortably carried near the rifle’s balance point with only one hand, freeing the other hand for other critical activities.
The powerful ejection system and generous ejection port eject even loaded .338 Lapua cartridges rapidly and reliably. The large ejection port also makes single loading of cartridges through it easy and fast.
The ergonomically improved bolt handle design and “competition grade” dimensions and tolerances in the receiver allow lightning-fast, butter-smooth reloading.
The buttstock can be removed with one allen wrench for compact transportation or storage. In confined areas, military and LE users can employ the AR-30A1 in a “pistol configuration” without its buttstock. ArmaLite’s highly efficient muzzle brake makes firing, even in the pistol configuration, comfortable.
30A1BT300 (The target AR-30A1 in .300 Win Mag)

Caliber: .300 Win Mag
Barrel: 24″ Chrome Moly
Rifling Twist: 1:10
Muzzle Device: Muzzle Brake
Trigger: Single Stage
Stock: Adjustable Cheek Piece (height) & Buttstock (length)
Overall Length: 46.1″ – 48.1”
Length of Pull: 13.6” – 15.6”
Weight: 14.5 lbs.
Included with Rifle: 1 Five Round Magazine, Detachable Sight Rail and Accessory Rails, Hard Case, Sling, Owner’s Manual
30A1BT338 (The target AR-30A1 in .338 Lapua)

Caliber: .338 Lapua
Barrel: 26″ Chrome Moly
Rifling Twist: 1:10
Muzzle Device: Muzzle Brake
Trigger: Single Stage
Stock: Adjustable Cheek Piece (height) & Buttstock (length)
Overall Length: 48.1″ – 50.1”
Length of Pull: 13.6” – 15.6”
Weight: 15.3 Lbs. Included with Rifle: 1 Five Round Magazine, Detachable Sight Rail and Accessory Rails, Hard Case, Sling, Owner’s Manual
FOR MORE ON THE AR-30A1, GO TO http://www.armalite.com/Categories.aspx?Category=d4543129-c82e-4fc9-bb4d-213664c7b055

ABOUT ARMALITE:
ArmaLite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture and sell semiautomatic rifles in a variety of calibers including 5.56mm and 7.62mm, long range super-accurate bolt action rifles in calibers including .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua, .50 BMG and classic 9mm pistols. Visit ArmaLite at www.armalite.com