Armalite AR-30

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ArmaLite AR-30
Type Bolt action rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designed 2000–2002
Manufacturer ArmaLite
Produced 2003–present
Variants
  • AR-30 (2003–2012)
  • AR-30A1 (2013–present)
Specifications
Weight

10.1 lb (4.6 kg) (AR-30) [1]

13 lb (5.9 kg) (AR-30A1) [2]
Length 42 in (110 cm) (AR-30) [1]
46–48 in (120–120 cm) (AR-30A1) [2]
Barrel length 24 in (61 cm) (AR-30) [1]
24–26 in (61–66 cm) (AR-30A1) [2]

Cartridge .308 Winchester
.300 Winchester Magnum
.338 Lapua Magnum
Action Bolt action
Feed system 5-round detachable magazine
Sights Can use any scope with Picatinny railing

The Armalite AR-30 is a bolt-action rifle manufactured by Armalite. It is essentially a scaled-down version of the Armalite's AR-50 rifle and is available in three cartridges; the .308 Winchester, .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Lapua. It was introduced at the 2000 SHOT Show as part of Armalite's attempt to showcase their sniper rifles.[1]

Design[edit]

The AR-30 features a 5-round detachable box magazine. Weight is 12 pounds empty. 26 inch chrome-moly barrel, 6 groove, RH 1:10 inch twist and 48 inches overall length. The receiver is modified octagonal form, drilled and slotted for a scope rail. The bolt is a dual front locking lug. There is a Schilen standard single stage trigger with approximately a 5 LB. pull. A muzzle brake is optional on the .308 Win. and .300 Win. Mag models; it is standard on the .338 Lapua model. The scope rail is mil-standard with boss to engage cross-slot on the receiver. Stock comes in 3 sections, extruded forend, machine grip frame with vertical grip, forged and machined removable buttstock. The buttplate is vertically adjustable, specifically built for heavy calibers.

Variants[edit]

AR-30A1[edit]

In November 2012, Armalite announced the introduction of the AR-30A1.[3] The AR-30A1 is completely redesigned and shares few parts in common with the original AR-30. The new A1 model is available in two calibers: .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum. Both chamberings are available in a "standard", fixed stock version and a "target" version with a thumb-wheel adjustable stock and enhanced sight and accessory rails.[4] The AR-30A1 replaces the AR-30 in the Armalite product lineup.

AR-31[edit]

ArmaLite announced the introduction of the AR-31 at the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers Expo in October 2013. The AR-31 is a short-action rifle based on the long-action AR-30A1. The initial rifle offered was chambered in .308 Win, and the rifle will accept AR-10B magazines.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "ArmaLite Introduces Mid-Range AR-30 at SHOT Show". ArmaLite, Incorporated. 22 January 2000. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "ArmaLite AR-30A1". ArmaLite, Incorporated. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "ArmaLite Releases New AR-30A1". Predator Intelligence, Inc. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Armalite Introduces AR-30A1". Ammoland.com. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "ArmaLite AR-31: New Short Action Rifle in .308". GunsHolstersAndGear.com. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 

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