ARP 074 - AR's that aren't an AR or are they?

Welcome to Episode #074 of the AR-15 Podcast. I’m your host Reed Snyder and with me today is J.W. Ramp.  This is the podcast about your favorite black rifle!  This show is for you; whether you're building your first AR or you’ve been building ARs for years. There is something we can all do to take our black rifle to the next level.   Brownells helps make this show possible.Don’t forget that Brownells is there for you anytime you make a mistake, like when Jake shoots a take down pin detent across his avocado green linoleum flooring and it skids under the cabinets.Shop for AR-15 parts at Brownells.  Go to: ar15podcast.com/parts

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Main Topic:  AR's that aren't an AR or are they?

Troy Industries has come up with a pump action AR and Ares has released its SCR, tonight we look at some AR’s that aren't an AR, but they're close. Ares SCRTroy PAR (Pump-action Rifle)Rhino Arms 12 Gauge Upperhttp://www.rhinoarms.com/news/new-12-gauge-shotgun/

50 BMG Uppers

http://www.tactilite.com/Spartan-50-BMG-Upper-Receiver-p/s1.htmhttp://www.ferret50.com/ferret50_conversion.html

Crossbow Uppers

http://pse-archery.com/p/tac-ordnance-crossbow-black-package?pp=12(was even available for sale on Amazon at one point - http://www.amazon.com/Archery-Tac-15-Crossbow-Upper-1135/dp/B001SGZG9K/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top )

Bullpup

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2011/11/28/longziz-1-an-interesting-homemade-bullpup-with-ar-15-lower-receiver/

BAR:

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/05/08/ohio-ordinance-works-hcar-modernized-bar/

Listener Feedback:

Ray H:  First off love listening to you all while I drive up and down the state of California.  Well you guys and the rest of the Firearms Radio Network got me to build an AR15.  I thought was all corny when Reed would read in the beginning of the show how Jake would shot a detent into the carpet then on to the linoleum floor. Found out first hand the rear dent spring are tiny missile. Thank god my wife was at work I wouldn't have wanted her to see two 44 year old brothers face down on the kitchen floor looking for that spring.  Had order a replacement as that first one is gone somewhere in the darkness of the evil tile floor. Thanks   Ian Kay:  Hi Reed, JW and Anthony, Another great an informative episode, thank you! Thanks for the SCAR profile on a show about the Stoner platform, I'm not sure why it feels ok to do that, (as opposed to any other modern battle rifle), but it just does. Clearly its easy to understand, when compared to the M4 why the Mk16 was not adopted. But the Mk17, when you need to cover a half kilometer, it looks like one of the best .30 cal rifles today. I would be interested though to compare the SR25 and a Mk17 set up in the DMR role, which one has better accuracy. My guess would be the AR, having all that gas and piston hardware hanging off the end of the Mk17 barrel can’t be that good. I’ve always appreciated how with a free float rail the AR barrel is almost naked, with little to disturb the harmonics. I’ve always been interested in the SCAR because it was trying to be a replacement, and as great as it is, still not any real improvement over the AR. In my opinion the real problem is the cartridge, if you think adopting a new rifle is difficult, consider changing the NATO standard! I especially enjoyed JWs perspective and first hand knowledge of the platform, I don’t think that a lot of people (myself included) have had the chance to try one, so his experience and insight was really appreciated. Finally, I’ve heard that the next gen SCAR will look a bit like the FNAC, non recip charging handle and the front sight moved off the gas block. Pretty cool! Thanks again,

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