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Ballistic Advantage has an awesome 4th of July Sale going on right now. Save 15% off orders of $175+ or 20% off orders over $250. The BA 4th of July Sale starts today! Every order includes a special edition patch designed by PrimerProjects

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(CINCINNATI, OH) – Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release of Faxon’s latest series of barrels – the Match Series. The new Match Series of barrels takes Faxon’s renowned performance and value up a notch.

All Match Series barrels start as 416-R gun-barrel-quality stainless steel. Manufactured 100% in-house, the Match Series features 5R rifling for increased velocity, decreased bullet deformation, and ease of cleaning. All barrels are fully stress relieved and finally salt bath nitride coated inside and out for corrosion resistance and longevity.  All Match Series barrels further feature NP3 coated extensions. The nickel-Teflon coating smooths feed ramps and its self-lubricating properties increase reliability.

Faxon Firearms Match Series Barrels Flame Fluted

The Match Series will be available across all calibers that Faxon manufactures including 300 BLK, .308 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 Grendel, and newly released .223 Wylde. All calibers feature 1/8” twist except for .308 in 1/10”. Available contours will include Faxon’s famed pencil profile, Gunner, heavy fluted, and Flame fluted barrels. Lengths will vary by caliber.

“We are thrilled to formally include .223 Wylde on our production barrels.” stated Nathanial Schueth, Director of Sales & Product Management. “The .223 Wylde chamber takes advantage of the Match Series’ 5R rifling, 416-R Stainless Steel, and NP3 extension to enhance accuracy while staying compatible with both .223 Remington and 5.56 NATO charged loads.”

Faxon’s various stainless-steel barrels will all be upgraded to the Match Series of barrels over the next few months. Retail pricing for the barrels starts at $179 up to $409, depending on length, caliber, and profile. Launch profiles include 16” Gunner, 18” & 20” Heavy Fluted, and 20” Flame Fluted, all in .223 Wylde.

Additional information can be found at the Match Series dedicated website at www.faxonmatchseries.com

About Faxon Firearms: Faxon Firearms is a leader in constant evolution in the firearms marketplace focusing on US-made quality and innovation. From the ARAK platform, GUNNER & FLAME barrels, upper receivers, and an ever-expanding portfolio of innovative accessories, Faxon offers quality complete rifle systems and components. New dealers and OEM accounts are welcome.

For more information contact Nathanial Schueth at nathan.s@faxonfirearms.com or Curt Staubach curt.s@faxonfirearms.com

More and more it is becoming very apparent that Cross Machine Tool is more than just an AR receiver manufacturer. CMT was not satisfied with just making some amazing receiver sets so they basically starting making everything else. First it was muzzle devices, which they offer multiple models now. Then they came out with some extremely nice AR-15 and AR-10 handguards and most recently they announced they are introducing their new JAG gas blocks. Well, if you add all of those parts up you’re basically only a few parts away from a complete rifle so it only made sense for Cross Machine Tool to start offering complete rifles. 

Currently they are offering a number of different models including a 10.5″ 5.56 SBR, a 16″ 5.56 rifle and a 20″ 6.5 Creedmoor AR-10 rifle as shown below.

Cross Machine Tool 10.5″ 5.56 SBR

Cross Machine Tool 10.5 INCH SBR

Cross Machine Tool 16″ 5.56 Rifle

Cross Machine Tool 16 inch rifle

Cross Machine Tool 20″ 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle

Cross Machine Tool 20 inch 6.5 Creedmoor rifle

I can tell you I’ve built a ton of personal rifles using Cross Machine Tool receivers, handguards, etc. and you simply can’t go wrong with them. If you’re looking for a new factory built rifle or if you want to buy the individual components and build one your self, Cross Machine Tool is an option that is hard to beat. Check them out at www.CMTTAC.com.

DRACOS Barrels just launched their new website and are taking preorders on the StraightJacket Barrel System. The StraightJacket Barrel System consists of a barrel housed inside of a proprietary “jacket”. The jacket increases the accuracy of the barrel by acting as a heatsink to pull heat from the barrel into the jacket and also by increasing the rigidity of the barrel itself so there is less barrel whip. Heat and Harmonics are two things you need to control to really improve accuracy and the StraightJacket Barrel System does both.

Dracos Barrels StraightJacket System 1

Preorders are live and all orders placed now will be shipping in the next 6-8 weeks. DRACOS StraightJacket Barrels are available in 243 Win, 260 REM, .308, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6mm Creedmoor and 7mm-08 REM at www.DRACOSBarrels.com.

Rainier Arms has a Barrel Blowout Sale going on right now with savings of up to 50% off ALL Rainier Arms UltraMatch barrels. The UltraMatch series of barrels is Rainier Arms’ flag ship line of barrels made from Stainless Steel Match Grade Shilen Blanks and features a proprietary contour. If you’re looking to start a new build with an awesome barrel, this is a great deal to get in on. Don’t wait too long though as it looks like they’re already selling out. 

www.RainierArms.com

Rainier Arms UltraMatch Barrels

Phase 5 Weapon Systems recently completed their lineup of FATman and littleBOY Hex Brakes with the addition of the 9mm/7.62×39/6.8 model for both FATman (dual chamber) and littleBOY (single chamber) brakes with 1/2×36 threads. This now brings the total to 6 different muzzle brakes in the Hex Brake series including the 5.56/.223 with 1/2×28 threads & 7.62×51/.308/300BLK with 5/8×24 threads for FATman and littleBOY models as well. 

Phase 5 littleBOY and FATman Hex Brakes

Phase 5 littleBOY and FATman Hex Brakes 1**Not my photo but shows the size of these beasts.**

I have all except for the 9mm model right now and they are actually a very cool muzzle brake. They are on the larger side but at the same time they have a collar that covers a bit of the end of the barrel as you thread them on. They have a pretty stout look too. These are definitely work taking a look at if you’re in the market for a new muzzle device.

www.Phase5WSI.com

Juggernaut Tactical just introduced their new Ultimate Jig. There are tons of jigs out there for machining 80% lower receivers. For the most part all of them are specifically for either the AR-15 or AR-1o lowers and not both. The new Ultimate Jig sets itself apart by accommodating both AR-15 AND AR-1o lower receivers from not just Juggernaut Tactical but also most lowers available on the market. It also has Press Fit Stainless Steel Drill Bushings, an alignment tool to keep your lower in the perfect spot and a depth gauge for the drill bits. 

Juggernaut Tactical Ultimate 80 percent lower Machining Jig 1

After considering everybody’s feedback regarding jigs, we were able to develop our patent pending Ultimate Jig. With this jig, you are now able to build both AR-10 and AR-15 80% lowers. Our alignment tool that ensures the pocket is always centered in combination with our oversized top plates allows for very smooth and consistent finishing. Pair that with our press fit stainless steel drill bushings and included depth gauge, you will have yourself the perfect tool to finish any top-tier AR rifle. The only thing necessary to get your project going is a drill press or a hand drill and router; everything else provided in your Ultimate Jig Kit.

Juggernaut Tactical Ultimate 80 percent lower Machining Jig 1

SPECS
– 17-4 Stainless Steel Drill Bushings
– Patented alignment tool with light
– Depth gage for quickly setting tool length
– CNC-machined from solid aerospace billet aluminum
– Laser-etched with Right/Left markings and drill hole sizes for convenience
– Individually replaceable plates
– Type III hard coat anodized
– Optional high quality tooling package includes all bits required to finish your AR-15 or AR-10 lower.  These are the same bits we use in our commercial CNC machines at the Juggernaut Tactical factory
– If instructions are properly followed, the jig kit can be used to finish up to 25 lowers, or more
– Made in the USA
– PATENT PENDING

Juggernaut Tactical Ultimate 80 percent bit set

Tooling package comes with:
– 1 ea. 0.375″ Cobalt Drill
– 1 ea. 0.3125″ Cobalt Drill
– 1 ea. 0.156″ Cobalt Drill
– 1 ea. 5/16″ Carbide Endmill

Overall this seems to be a very well thought out machining jig. The fact that it works for both AR-15 and AR-10 80% lowers is pretty awesome. Being that it works with both AR-15 and AR-10 lowers I was expecting to see a huge price tag on it but was very happy to see it is priced right in line or less than many of the comparable machining jigs on the market that only work with one or the other. If you’re an 80% DIY’er you definitely need to at least give the new Juggernaut Tactical Ultimate Jig a look.

The Ultimate Jig can be purchased directly from Juggernaut Tactical at www.JTactical.com.

Head Down Products has started their Dream Gun Sweepstakes. The Dream Gun Sweepstakes starts now and ends on July 19, 2016. One winner will be chosen to receive a custom Head Down Products Arcadius 6.5 Creedmoor rifle. There are two ways to be entered in the giveaway. For every $5 spent on the Head Down Products website you will receive one entry to the sweepstakes. You can also enter the sweepstakes without purchase by mailing in your Name, Address, Phone and Email.

Head down products arcadius dream gun sweepstakes

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Barrel Length: 20″ 416R SS Honeycomb Blackhole Weaponry
Gas: Rifle Length
Rate of Fire: Semi-Auto
Rifling: 1/8″ Twist Caudle 3 land polygonal rifling
Handguard: 15″ HD GEN II MOD II Rail
Stock: Magpul PRS Stock
Pistol Grip: Ergo Ambi Grip
Magazine: 1 x 20rd PMAG & 1 – 10rd PMAG
Muzzle Device: PVX Muzzle Device

– Mil-Spec bolt carrier group HPT & MPI with properly staked gas key
– Geissele Super Semi-Automatic Enhanced (SSA-E) Trigger
– Ambi Raptor Charging Handle with Head Down Skull Engraved
– KNS Anti-Walk Pin Set
– Hydrocoated in A-TACS iX camo
– Precision milled billet upper and lower receiver
– Integral trigger guard
– Type III hard coat anodize finish
– Flared magazine well
– All of our rifles ship with Modern Spartan Accuracy Oil and Carbon Destroyer
– Custom hard rifle case that is waterproof
– Rifle For Life Warranty

Complete rifle build specs and sweepstakes details/rules are available online at www.HDFirearms.com.

If you’re looking for the new F-1 Firearms BDR-10-3G billet matched receiver set for your next .308 build you’re in luck. Rainier Arms has gotten their hands on them first and has them in-stock right now. The BDR-10-3G set features the aggressive cutouts on the sides as it was designed to be a light as possible for use in lightweight builds and 3-Gun type rifles. Get your hands on these new receivers at www.RainierArms.com.

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**Press Release**

Lewiston, ID – Seekins Precision, announced today after many months of testing and evaluation, the official release of their SP10 rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor.

Seekins Precision 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle 1

The Seekins Precision SP10-6.5 Will now be made available to the public. Offering the best features and components on the market today. Designed for shooters, by shooters, the SP10 offers long range, precision accuracy, full ambidextrous controls and billet aluminum construction. The upper receiver of the SP10 features an extended top picatinny rail over an integrated barrel mount to strengthen the receiver and provide ample space for mounting optics. The rifle also offers the performance proven Seekins Precision SP3R handguard, 22” black stainless match grade barrel, 3.5lb CMC drop in trigger, Seekins ATC muzzle brake and Magpul PRS stock. The SP10 6.5 Creedmoor is the pinnacle of large frame Modern Sporting Rifle development. Premium features and components come standard to increase accuracy, functionality and reliability.

Seekins Precision 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle 1

“The Seekins Precision brand is constantly evolving” said Kevin Weyrauch, Seekins Precision; Director of Business Development, “The 6.5 is by far one of the most requested items we’ve had for some time. Our team has worked tirelessly for over a year, to offer a rifle that could exceed our performance and accuracy standards. I think our customers will be thrilled with the results.”

Seekins Precision 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle 1

For more information on the Seekins Precision family of products, be sure to check out our website at www.seekinsprecision.com or contact us at sales@seekinsprecision.com

About Seekins Precision
President and CEO, Glen Seekins founded Seekins Precision in 2004. Built from humble beginnings as a means to create a better performing scope ring, Glen and Katie Seekins started manufacturing products out of their garage in Lewiston Idaho. Shortly after the release of the companies first billet lower receiver, the demand for Seekins Precision products skyrocketed. Seekins Precision has grown exponentially over the past decade and is world renowned for its premium line of rifles and firearms accessories. Seekins Precision looks forward to continued growth, as well as the opportunity to provide shooters with American craftsmanship and Unrivaled Innovation™.

Mega Arms never fails to deliver some amazing, top quality new products at SHOT Show and this year they did the same. Some of their new products include an absolutely sick Light Weight .308 rifle, 22″ 6.5 Creedmoor barrel, Dedicated .22lr upper and their new DogBone optic mount.

MEGA ARMS Small Frame .308 Rifles.
These rifles will be available this coming summer. These are “Small Frame” meaning most of the parts are AR-15 compatible parts aside from things like the barrel, mag well, etc.  This helps the 16″ .308 rifle weigh in at just 7.2lbs. Will be available in 18″, 16″ and SBR models. All models will come with an adjustable gas block. These will be available only as complete rifles.

Mega Arms Small Frame 308 1

Mega Arms Small Frame 308 1

Mega Arms Small Frame 308 1

MEGA ARMS 22″ 6.5 Creedmoor 1:8 416Stainless Nitride Barrel
The 22″ 6.5 creedmor 1:8 twist barrel is made of 416 Stainless with a Nitride (QPQ) finish. Each barrel comes with matched high pressure bolt and firing pin. MSRP $430.

Mega Arms 6.5 Creedmoor barrel

MEGA ARMS Dedicated .22lr Upper
Dedicated .22lr uppers are great for training without shooting up all of your expensive ammo. The new Mega Arms .22lr dedicated upper has a 16″ Steel lined Beyer barrel and will fit any AR-15 lower. MSRP will be around $770. Should be available in about 6-8 weeks.

MEGA ARMS DogBone Optic Mount
The Mega Arms DogBone Optic Mount will be available for both the Trijicon MRO and Aimpoint T-1/T-2. Looking at about a $60 price tag. Will be ready for purchase in about 60 – 90 days.

Mega Arms DogBone Optic Mount

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SHOT Show 2016 photos provided by David (TracerX)

Criterion Barrels is well known as a supplier of DPMS pattern .308 AR barrels for a wide variety of premium rifle manufacturers. Recognizing the demand generated by individual rifle builders for a premium hand lapped match grade barrel, Criterion has added a full range of mid-weight Hybrid contour .308 AR barrels to their stock model inventory.

Criterion Hybrid contour .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor AR barrels

While many of these designs are available in a traditional stainless steel finish, Criterion has sought to extend barrel service life and improve corrosion resistance by offering models in a chrome lined and salt bath nitride finish. Designed to accommodate a wide spectrum of rifle build configurations, barrels range in length from 16 to 22 inches.

Criterion Hybrid contour .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor AR barrels 1
Most of the new models feature a M118 LR chamber, a design specifically engineered to offer sub-MOA performance with 168 and 175 grain match ammunition. The M118 LR chamber retains the capability to accept both .308 Win and 7.62×51 NATO cartridges. Select models are also available chambered for the popular 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge.

A complete list of dealers and distributors can be found by visiting the .308 AR product page on the Criterion Barrels website.

http://criterionbarrels.com/barrels/.308_AR/ar-10-hybrid