Armalite, has done a superb job of recreating an already top performer, its well established, AR-30. The new version, designated AR-30A1, offers a number of features absent in its predecessor:
- Muzzle brake threads on the end of the barrels employ threads that are standard for the sound suppressor industry (5/8 x 24 for the 300 Win Mag and 3/4 x 24 for the 338 Lapua). So, many sound suppressors can be screwed directly onto the barrel without the need for an adaptor.
- 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.
- 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.
The AR-30A1 is available in two calibers, 338 Lapua or 300 Win Mag.