Wednesday, October 31, 2012

ArmaLite Releases New AR-30A1

When it rains it pours, and ArmaLite has released the details for several of their latest firearms that we will definitely be checking out at SHOT Show 2013. Below you will find their full detials for the new AR-30A1 that will be available chambered in .338 Lapua or .300 Win Mag.

ArmaLite AR-30A1

Geneseo, IL) ArmaLite Inc.®  proudly introduces the all new AR-30A1  available in a target version and a standard version. Both versions are available in .338 Lapua and .300 Win Mag.   
Features of all versions of the new AR-30A1: 

Muzzle brake threads standard for sound suppressor industry (5/8 x 24 for the 300 Win Mag and 3/4 x 24 for the 338 Lapua).  The long, 26” barrel in the .338 Lapua enhances muzzle velocity, flatness of trajectory, and terminal ballistics.  The 24” barrel of the .300 Win Mag balances ballistic performance with portability. The  Optional 1913 rails will support a variety of add-on accessories. A tough, through-hardened receiver means reduced wear and increased smoothness. 

The bolt-mounted safety mechanism locks the firing pin to the rear.  This design is stronger and more secure than a sear or trigger blocking safety because it directly blocks the firing pin itself. The metal cheekpiece is very durable and the elastomeric cheekpiece pad provides a comfortable shooter interface in all weather conditions.  The cheekpiece supports contain integral cleaning rod guides that prevent damage to the bore due to inadequate cleaning rod control.  

Multiple sling installation locations allow simultaneous use of a sling and a bipod.  And the rear sling swivel can be moved to either the left or right side.  To provide very compact transportation, the entire buttstock assembly can be quickly and easily removed with only one allen wrench. The standard and target buttstocks are interchangeable on any receiver with use of only one allen wrench. Military grade anodizing and phosphating finishes enhance durability and corrosion resistance. 

Features specific to the AR-30A1 Standard version:  

The cheekpiece at the optimum height for viewing through a telescopic sight by most shooters and the buttstock, although not adjustable, is ergonomically correct for most shooters. The included 20 minute angled top rail on the receiver allows zeroing at the extended range provided by the .338 Lapua.  (A 10 minute rail is also available as an accessory.) 

Performance characteristics of all versions of the AR-30A1: 

ArmaLite’s testing has proven the muzzle brake to be the best in the industry for both reducing recoil and increasing accuracy.  This makes shooting the AR-30A1 comfortable for even the smallest or recoil-sensitive shooter.  

The competition grade barrel and our patented V-block receiver bedding system are keys to the AR-30A1’s minute of angle accuracy. ArmaLite’s patented V-Block Bedding Wedge and V-Block Stock assure absolute strength and repeatability for superb accuracy.  The aluminum stock reinforces the receiver like a bench-rest sleeve.  

The magazine of any mag-fed firearm is critical to reliable feeding.  The AR-30’s magazine underwent extensive development testing to assure reliability of feeding.  It is made of steel, not polymer or aluminum, to provide years of heavy duty service. The single stack design of the AR-30A1 magazine minimizes the material removed from the receiver for the mag well.  This significantly contributes to the strength and stiffness of the AR-30A1 receiver. The deep magazine well under the receiver makes magazine insertion fast and easy, while holding the magazine in exactly the correct position for reliable feeding. An ambidextrous magazine catch is centrally located so that the shooter can release the magazine and catch it with the same hand.  Reloading is fast, and the expended magazine won’t be dropped to be lost, damaged or muddied. 

The rifle balances just in front of the magazine well. So, the rifle can be easily and comfortably carried near the rifle’s balance point with only one hand, freeing the other hand for other critical activities.  The powerful ejection system and generous ejection port eject even loaded .338 Lapua cartridges rapidly and reliably.  The large ejection port also makes single loading of cartridges through it easy and fast.   

The ergonomically improved bolt handle design and “competition grade” dimensions and tolerances in the receiver allow lightning-fast, butter-smooth reloading. The buttstock can be removed with one allen wrench for compact transportation or storage.  In confined areas, military and LE users can employ the AR-30A1 in a “pistol configuration” without its buttstock. ArmaLite’s highly efficient muzzle brake makes firing, even in the pistol configuration, comfortable 

SPECS FOR 30A1B300 (The standard AR-30A1 in .300 Win Mag)  
  • Caliber: .300 Win Mag 
  • Barrel: 24" Chrome Moly 
  • Rifling Twist: 1:10 
  • Muzzle Device: Muzzle Brake 
  • Trigger: Single Stage 
  • Stock: Standard, Fixed 
  • Overall Length: 46.0" 
  • Length of Pull:  13.5” 
  • Weight: 12.8 Lbs. 
  • Included with Rifle: 1 Five Round Magazine, Detachable Sight Rail, Hard 
  • Case, Sling, Owner's Manual 
SPECS FOR 30A1B338 (The standard AR-30A1 in .338 Lapua)  
  • Caliber: .338 Lapua 
  • Barrel: 26" Chrome Moly 
  • Rifling Twist: 1:10 

  • Muzzle Device: Muzzle Brake 
  • Trigger: Single Stage 
  • Stock: Standard Fixed 
  • Overall Length: 48" 
  • Length of Pull:  13.5” 
  • Weight: 13.4 Lbs. 
  • Included with Rifle: 1 Five Round Magazine, Detachable Sight Rail, Hard 
  • Case, Sling, Owner's Manual 
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