Top 10 Most Popular AR-15 Reviews and Articles

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There’s no denying it – the AR-15 is hotter than ever as GunDigest.com readers prove with these top 10 most popular AR-15 reviews and articles of all time!

RugerSR556-Lead590#1: AR-15 Review: The Ruger SR556 (Our Most Popular AR-15 Review Ever!)

Patrick Sweeney looks at the Ruger AR, aka the SR556. Even a few years ago, this would have been unthinkable. Read the review

 

223-vs-556-ammunition-150-top-10#2: .223 vs 5.56: What’s the Problem?

Ammo is not ammo. And when doing a .223 vs 5.56 comparison, while the loads are almost identical, they are not the same. To know why, we have to go back to the beginning. Click here

 

Rock River Arms Elite Operator AR-15 Review.#3: AR-15 Review: Rock River Arms Elite Operator

The Elite Operator (or to give it its full title: the RRA LAR-15 Elite Operator) is a tele-stocked carbine in 5.56. The stock is a close-appearing copy of the mondo-expensive SOPMOD stock that your tax dollars buy by the truckload. Read the review

 

Rock River Arms serves up an AR in .308, and it doesn't disappoint.#4: Gun Review: Rock River Arms LAR-8 Elite Operator

The first thing you notice about the Rock River Arms LAR-8 Elite Operator is that you have a stout yet maneuverable rifle in your hands. True it is heavier than a .223 version, but it is well balanced and easy to handle. Read the review

 

LESOCOM-1000#5: Q&A: What’s the Best Tactical Rifle Available to U.S. Citizens?

Reader Thomas H. asks: “With the extensive knowledge of your experienced staff, I would like to ask your opinion. Which tactical rifle (in the U.S.) on the market is the best? Also, the same question as to semi-auto handgun in the 9mm caliber? Top three to five would be great if no consensus can be found on one.” Gun Digest responds

 

With the gas piston system, gas is funneled from the barrel to drive a piston that works the action.#6: 6 Facts About AR-15 Gas Impingement Vs. Piston

Some say the gas impingement operating system is like a person who poops on the same table they eat from. But is that really fair? Here are Richard Mann’s 6 factual observations in the AR-15 gas impingement vs. piston debate. Jump in here

 

The Sig 516 Patrol Rifle comes in a standard black model, but is also available in Flat Dark Earth (FDE) and a black/Olive Drab (OD) Green version. Beyond the colors, each model boasts many of the same features.#7: AR-15 Review: SIG 516 Patrol Rifle

The SIG 516 Patrol is not just another AR. It has some really cool improvements over the typical AR-style rifle. One of the most notable improvements is it’s gas piston operated. But that’s not all. Read the review

 

The Barnes Precision DMR or Dedicated Marksmanship Rifle.#8: Tactical Long Guns: AR15 Review and Other Rifles

In a defensive situation, nothing beats a long gun for power and accuracy. Here are some of the latest tactical rifles. Click here

 

Remington R-25 in .243 Winchester.#9: Field Gun Review: Remington R-25

Built on an AR action, the R-25 is the definition of the ‘Modern Sporting Rifle.’ Read the review

 

OFPD-00091-1024x682#10: Gunsmithing the AR: 3 Tips for Buffers & Recoil Springs

In “Gunsmithing: The AR-15,” Patrick Sweeney shares tricks and information gathered over 25 years of shooting and wrenching on the AR-15. The following tips are from the chapter on buffers and recoil springs. Click here


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