Patriot Ordnance Factory recently introduced their new Puritan 7.62×39 chambered piston AR. Some might yawn and say “Get an AK” but what makes this exciting is that POF has worked some magic and says it is capable of Sub-MOA accuracy with the right ammo. Don’t worry though, cheap steel case ammo was shooting 1.2 – 1.5 MOA. Do that with your AK!
I spoke to Jaryd at POF yesterday regarding the new Puritan 7.62×39 rifle and here is what he had to say.
“Our goal was to produce a 1 MOA capable 7.62x39mm rifle and we hit our mark. With the Hornady 123gr SST ammo, we shot multiple rifles with results under 1 MOA, the best group being a .73 (sub ¾ MOA). Now, the rifle functions very well with Wolf and other steel case, low end ammo printing groups of 1.2-1.5 MOA (still nothing to shake a stick at when you consider the average AK-47). This rifle features all the same upgrades as our 5.56 Puritan including a single stage 4.5lb drop in trigger with KNS anti-walk pins, NP3 coated BCG, roller cam pin assembly, 3 position short stroke adjustable gas piston, nitride heat treated barrel and anti-tilt buffer tube. We take no shortcuts.” – Jaryd B., POF Inside Sales
Another cool thing we found out in talking to Jaryd was the MSRP. Usually when you hear the high end name “Patriot Ordnance Factory” you can hear your wallet crying but the POF Puritan 7.62×39 rifle will have an MSRP of just $1,469.99. That is an awesome price considering its a piston-driven 7.62×39 rifle from POF.
A lot of guys will say they can’t get their home-built 7.62×39 chambered AR’s to function correctly but that just means you haven’t put in the time to figure out what works best. I have a 7.62×39 11″ AR Pistol that runs like a sewing machine and I’m sure POF has done their homework to ensure a great running rifle.
Whether you’re looking for a great hunting rifle or a rifle that can reliably and accurately put a dent in your stockpile of cheap 7.62×39 ammo, the new POF Puritan rifle is a great place to start your search.