AR platform rifles (the M-16’s civilian version) are now the most popular rifle in America, like it or not. Well over five million are owned nationwide, and they comprise the fastest selling, and fastest growing, segment in the firearms market today.
Soldier Turned Hunter
Although first envisioned by its creator, Eugene Stoner, as a military weapon, AR rifles are well suited to hunting. Their modular construction allows either the manufacturer or the end-user to configure them for sporting purposes. In fact, Armalite chambered the first AR rifle, the AR-10, for the 7.62mm NATO round which is the popular .308 Winchester. All AR type rifles are almost identical mechanically regardless who produces them. Here’s a closer look at what makes an AR so… Read More
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