First Look: Red Arrow 308 Win Rifle

by Braxton Taylor

Red Arrow Weapons has just unveiled a new AR-10 pattern rifle chambered for the venerable .308 Win. cartridge designed around hunting and other applications.

Red Arrow Weapon’s new rifle has direct ties to Eugene Stoner’s AR-10 prototype, which was also chambered for the .308 Win. rifle cartridge. The original AR-10 predates the .223 Rem. versions which went on to evolve as the fully automatic M-16 family for the military and the semi-automatic AR-15. The .308 Win. cartridge itself is a product of mid-century refinement after ballisticians and engineers discovered they could get similar ballistics to the traditional 30-06 military cartridge with a shorter case, meant that the action could also be shorter as well. Unlike the original Stoner AR-10, the Red Arrow Weapons .308 Win rifle is built around a modern free floating upper receiver set and has an M-Lok handguard with seven inches of Picatinny rail section on top to mount an optic on the rifle. In addition to this, there is a smaller section of Picatinny rail on top at front of the handguard to mount a front sight or other accessory. Inside the handguard is a stainless-steel barrel with a 1:10 twist 18-inch barrel connected to a rifle length gas system.

Red Arrow Weapons .308 Win Rifle Specifications:

  • Caliber: .308 Win.
  • Action: Direct gas impingement semi-automatic
  • Barrel: 18-inch barrel, 1:10 twist
  • Barrel Material: Stainless steel
  • Trigger: CMC 2.5 pound single stage
  • Finish: Midnight bronze
  • Handguard: 15 inch M-Lok rail
  • Bolt Carrier: Melonite AR-10 style with multi-caliber bolt and DPMS-style barrel extension
  • Safety Selector: Ambidextrous
  • Pistol Grip: Magpul K stock
  • Stock: Magpul ACS-L
  • Muzzle Device: DB 10 Muzzle brake, 5/8×24 threads
  • Magazine: 20 Round PMAG

The Red Arrow Weapons .308 Win Rifle has a starting retail price of $1691. For more information, please visit redarrowweapons.com.

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