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

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