While many LE and military snipers use the .308 for precision engagements, sometimes they need a little extra power to get the job done. Thankfully, ArmaLite has completely redesigned its AR-30 platform to create the AR-30A1, and author David Bahde was able to get his hands on one in .300 Winchester Magnum for the upcoming September 2013 issue of Tactical Weapons.
The AR-30 became a favorite among many precision-rifle shooters, but, as Bahde writes, “The AR-30’s limitations mostly had to do with its ergonomics. Designed for simplicity, it lacked some of the things needed for professional use.” The new AR-30A1 fixes this with a comfortable, skeletonized buttstock, a crisp 5-pound trigger, an easy-to-use bolt handle, an ambidextrous mag release, an oversized triggerguard, a streamlined forend (a railed stock is also available) and much more.
Bahde states, “For as long as I can recall, this series of ArmaLite rifles has been known for its accuracy.” Does that reputation hold up with the new AR-30A1? To learn more and see how it performed out downrange, check out the September 2013 issue of Tactical Weapons, available on newsstands and digitally July 9, 2013. To subscribe, go to https://www.tactical-life.com/subscribe.