A Look at Armalite's Newest ARs

The originator of the AR platform has turned its popular M-15 SPR Mod 1 system into what it’s calling a “Family of Calibers.”

ArmaLite’s Mod 1 carbine started as a .223/5.56mm carbine built around a one-piece upper receiver/rail system with exclusive detachable side and bottom rails.

This year, ArmaLite is introducing the SPR Mod 1 6.8mm SPC II and the SPR Mod 1 7.62X39mm

ArmaLite’s SPR Mod 1 6.8 is especially well-suited to hunting, according to the company. It is powerful enough to meet the minimum energy requirements of many states for taking medium sized game such as deer.

At the same time, the 6.8mm is lighter than the 7.62×51, reducing the weight of ammunition carried into the field. As part of the AR-platform family, this carbine is also more versatile and ergonomic than traditional hunting models. The Mod 1 6.8mm is built with the ArmaLite-developed mid-length handguard and gas system to provide the best in form and function. 

ArmaLite’s SPR Mod 1 7.62X39mm provides all the flexibility of the Mod 1’s one piece upper receiver/rail system but now for the world’s most available cartridge. The original AK-47 was built to use this cartridge.

The ArmaLite designed mid-length handguard and gas tube technology provides an optimal gas pulse to power the 16″ system so reliability is never an issue.

 

 

More on the SPR Mod 1 Platform

 

The SPR Mod 1 is forged, one-piece upper receiver/rail system with exclusive detachable side and bottom rails.  The SPR Mod 1′s three o’clock, six o’clock, and nine o’clock rails are detachable.  That’s so you can change your 1913 rails to fit your changing needs for sights, lights, lasers, grips or swivels.

Each SPR Mod 1 comes with extra rails standard, at no extra cost.  You get a 1913 rail with quick detachable sling swivel hole.  Each rifle comes with a low insert for when you need a bare rail with a low profile.  There’s also a plain insert with a quick detach sling swivel hole. And there is a half plain, half Picatinny rail as well. Changing your rails and add-ons of the SPR Mod 1 is as easy as turning a torx wrench.

Another good thing: Its one-piece construction offers you a continuous optic platform (COP).  There’s no gap to bridge between receiver and upper rail when you’re installing your scope or sights.  This one-piece construction also gives the sighting platform extra rigidity.  It’s a good, strong backbone. That means your sights will stay zeroed in the most trying conditions. Visit Armalite to Learn More

 

SPECS FOR THE SPR Mod 1 6.8mm SPC II

Semi-Auto

Caliber: 6.8mm SPC II
Barrel: Free Floated 16″ Double Lapped, Chrome LinedChrome Moly Vanadium MIL-B-11595-E, Threaded 5/8-24
Rifling Twist: RH 1:11″ 110-115 Ammo Grain
Muzzle Device: Flash Suppressor
Front Sight Base: Gas Block with Picatinny Rail Top of gas block is .293 (+/-) lower than top of upper receiver
Upper Receiver: Forged Flattop with Picatinny Rail & Laser Engraved Rail Numbering, 7075-T6 Aluminum w/ 8″ Hand-guard
Lower Receiver: 7075-T6 Aluminum (forged)
Trigger: Tactical Two Stage, 1st Stage 3.5 lbs – 2nd Stage Approximately 5-6 lbs
Overall Length: 36″ with stock extended, Approximately 32.75″ collapsed
Weight: Approximately 7.4 lbs

Finish: Anodized Aluminum Upper/Lower Receiver, Manganese Phosphated Steel Barrel

Accuracy: 1.5 – 2.5 MOA
Included with Rifle: One 10 Round Magazine, Sling, Black Case, Owner’s Manual, Limited Lifetime Warranty

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SPECS FOR THE SPR Mod 1 7.62X39mm

Semi-Auto

Caliber: 7.62X39mm
Barrel: Free Floated 16″ Double Lapped, Chrome LinedChrome Moly Vanadium MIL-B-11595-E, Threaded 5/8-24
Rifling Twist: RH 1:10″ 123 Ammo Grain
Muzzle Device: Flash Suppressor
Front Sight Base: Gas Block with Picatinny Rail Top of gas block is .293 (+/-) lower than top of upper receiver
Upper Receiver: Forged Flattop with Picatinny Rail & Laser Engraved Rail Numbering, 7075-T6 Aluminum w/ 8″ Hand-guard
Lower Receiver: 7075-T6 Aluminum (forged)
Trigger: Tactical Two Stage, 1st Stage 3.5 lbs – 2nd Stage Approximately 5-6 lbs
Overall Length: 36″ with stock extended, Approximately 32.75″ collapsed
Weight: Approximately 7.4 lbs

Finish: Anodized Aluminum Upper/Lower Receiver, Manganese Phosphated Steel Barrel
Accuracy: 1.5 – 2.5 MOA
Included with Rifle: One 10 Round Magazine, Sling, Black Case, Owner’s Manual, Limited Lifetime Warranty

Visit Armalite to Learn More

 


Recommended AR-15 resources for gun owners:

New! The Gun Digest Book of the AR-15 Vol. III

New! The Gun Digest Buyer’s Guide to Tactical Rifles
The Gun Digest Book of the AR-15 Vol. I

The Gun Digest Book of the AR-15 Vol. II

Gunsmithing the AR-15, How to Maintain, Repair & Accessorize

Find more gun books, DVDs and downloads at gundigeststore.com.

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