By Mike Searson
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Rock River Arms recently sent us one of their rifles known as the RRAGE. This is a lightweight carbine with a 16″ barrel and a monolithic-style upper and hand guard.
This rifle is Chambered in 5.56mm NATO and uses a carbine length gas system with a low profile gas block. It sports a 16″ chrome-moly barrel with an A2-style flash suppressor.
The 6061T aluminum free-float handguard is M-LOK-compatible and has mounting points at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions. The upper receiver is made of the same material and both the Picatinny railed flat-top upper and the top of the handguard line up perfectly to give the shooter a monolithic mounting platform for improved scope options.
Rounding out this build is a standard A2 pistol grip, a single-stage mil-spec trigger, and an RRA six-position tactical carbine buttstock.
What impressed me the most about this build was the unloaded weight of 5.7 pounds. That is a full 2.2 pounds less than the M16A2 we humped as a Marine grunt back in the 1980s.
The second factor was the way the upper receiver and top of the handguard matched up perfectly. You seldom see this in …Read the Rest