Yankee Hill Machine SLR .300 BLK | 300 Blackout Rifle Review Preview

Unleash 300 Blackout firepower with this reliable slim, light, railed Yankee Hill Machine SLR .300 BLK rifle!

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  • YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR
    Yankee Hill Machine’s SLR (Slim, Light, Railed) is offered in 300 Blackout, which is becoming the favorite for duty use. Shown here with an EOTech EXPS3-2 Holographic Weapon Sight.
    YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR
  • YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Flash hider
    YHM’s flash suppressor is used in conjunction with their Phantom LT/LTA QD sound suppressor.
    YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Flash hider
  • YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Forend
    Handguard features built-in rails at three, six, nine and twelve o’clock positions. Rails can be attached as desired in various lengths.
    YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Forend
  • YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Lower
    YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Lower
  • YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Fire Controls
    YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Fire Controls
  • YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Right Side
    The lower receiver was all standard-issue, with the exception of the EZ Pull takedown pin set. The mil-spec trigger broke cleanly and predictably.
    YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Right Side
  • YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Stock
    The Yankee Hill Machine SLR 300 Blackout comes standard with a 6-position buttstock. Note the forward assist.
    YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Stock
  • YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Right Side Profile
    YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Right Side Profile
  • YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Suppressor
    YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Suppressor
  • YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Heading to the door
    YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR SWAT Entry
  • YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Left side
    YANKEE HILL MACHINE SLR Left side

Yankee Hill Machine (YHM) began by manufacturing AR parts and accessories with top quality and affordability in mind. The company has maintained that focus while offering complete AR-platform rifles, and the new Yankee Hill Machine SLR, named after YHM’s “Slim, Light, Railed” free-floating handguards, which are available with built-in Picatinny rails in the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions or smooth, letting users add rail segments where desired. In the December 2013 issue of Special Weapons for Military & Police, author David Bahde was able to wring out the new SLR rifle in 300 AAC Blackout.

Bahde describes some of the SLR’s features: “Marked ‘300 BLK,’ the forged upper receiver is hardcoat anodized and mated perfectly with the lower receiver. The bolt group and charging handle are standard issue. The barrel is chrome-lined and fluted with an elongated diamond pattern. The rifle has M4 feed ramps for greater reliability, and the 16-inch barrel features a 1-in-8-inch twist rate as well as 1/2-36 threading, which allows for the use of YHM muzzle devices.” Bahde also tested the SLR with a YHM Phantom sound suppressor in place—a true test of the carbine’s reliability.

So how did it fare on the range? To learn more, check out the December 2013 issue of Special Weapons for Military & Police, now available on newsstands and digitally. To subscribe, go to http://www.tactical-life.com/subscribe/special-weapons-for-military-and-police/.


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