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
  • AR-30 (2003–2012)
  • AR-30A1 (2013–present)

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. Based in part on Armalite's AR-50 rifle, the AR-30 is available in three cartridges; the .308 Winchester, .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Lapua. It was introduced at the 2000 SHOT Show.[1]


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.



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.


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]

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  1. ^ a b c d "ArmaLite Introduces Mid-Range AR-30 at SHOT Show". ArmaLite, Incorporated. 22 January 2000. Archived from the original on June 3, 2001. 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". Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "ArmaLite AR-31: New Short Action Rifle in .308". Retrieved 28 October 2013. 

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