Posted February 9, 2016 3:00 pm by Comments

By Tyler Kee

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Lots of our readers have declared that we’ve reached “Peak AR”, a notion I’m not quite ready to disagree with. At the 2016 SHOT Show, you couldn’t walk ten feet without seeing some sort of AR-15-related part, accessory, or rifle. Like many of our readers, perusing the racks of $2000+ ARs, I found myself wondering, “What happened to the affordable ARs I was promised?” This late in the cycle, there should be a glut of supply and a tapering of demand, leading to a glorious existence where $350 rifles compete for our hard-earned dollars…right? Instead, everything seems expensive and homogenous. Brownells and Aero Precision seem to have made the decision to right that ship, so to speak. But with an AR pattern rifle in a “real” caliber…

While I’m a dyed-in-the-wool fanboy of 6.5 Creedmoor, I’m not blind to the appeal of the venerable .308 WIN. The ease with which you can acquire ammo aside, it represents a very competent loading for target shooting and hunting. Add the fact that .308 WIN still does well downrange in sub twenty-inch barrels, and the appeal of a gas gun in an AR pattern starts to become very compelling. The problems …Read the Rest

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