There’s not much new in the world of the .308 AR-10 rifles these days. People seem generally happy with the design, they run reasonably well, and are more or less accurate. But LLARMS wants to take that 1950′s design and bring it into the 21st century, and to that end they’ve got this prototype…
A prototype that looks more like the famed BFG from Doom than any other gun I’ve ever seen, which of course means its awesome. But when I first saw the thing I had my doubts about the functionality of such a large barrel shroud. Turns out it does more than just look pretty.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is an active cooling system built right into the chassis. For those of you who have never tried to get a 3 round group at over 100 yards in Texas the active cooling system cools the barrel much faster, meaning quicker and more accurate follow-up shots can be made. That takes the cool down period from “let’s go grab a coffee” to something much more reasonable.
LLARMS is in the process of polishing off their prototype, and then I’ve been asked to participate in the beta test for these monsters. I’ll let you know how it handles once my FFL gets her hands on it — if I can pry it away from her long enough to shot it, that it.