First Look: ADM Carbon Hunter Rifle

by Braxton Taylor

American Defense Manufacturing (ADM) just launched a new lightweight AR-308-pattern rifle chambered in either .308 Win. or 6.5 Creedmoor called the UIC 10A Carbon Hunter. The UIC 10A Carbon Hunter has an overall weight of around 8 pounds unloaded, and to keep weight low, these rifles are outfitted with precision carbon-fiber wrapped barrels from BSF with lengths of either 16 or 18 inches. American Defense Manufacturing also builds the UIC 10A Carbon Hunter rifles with its patented ambidextrous-lower-receiver design. The end result is a lightweight semi-auto hunting rifle that’s suitable for both left- and right-handed shooters and hunters. Because these rifles chamber .308 Win. or 6.5 Creedmoor, which are longer than .223 Rem. found in an AR-15, American Defense Manufacturing’s ambidextrous lowers fit the AR-10 pattern SR-25 lower and upper receiver, and both the lower and upper receivers for the Carbon Hunter are machined from solid billets.

ADM UIC 10A Carbon Hunter Specifications

Lower Receiver:

  • Lightweight skeletonized lower
  • Fully ambidextrous controls including right-hand-side bolt catch and release lever and left-hand magazine release
  • Talon ambidextrous safety selector
  • 20-degree competition style magazine well
  • Enlarged trigger guard
  • H3 buffer
  • Sprinco Red extra-power buffer spring
  • Geissele SSA two-stage match trigger
  • Magpul SL or PRS stock
  • Quick-Detach endplate
  • Integral upper and lower receiver tensioning screw

Upper Receiver

  • 16- or 18-inch .308 Win. or 6.5 Creedmoor BSF carbon-fiber barrel
  • .308 enhanced bolt carrier group
  • Radian Raptor ambidextrous charging handle
  • SLR Sentry 7 adjustable gas block
  • Rifle-length gas system
  • 15- or 17-inch M-Lok handguard
  • Surefire Warcomp, NOX Keymount or Huxwrx muzzle device

To learn more about this new lightweight AR 308 based hunting rifle built by American Defense Manufacturing, please visit the company’s website at

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