“As one of the premier builders of quality rifles today, Turnbull Mfg. Co. is pleased to announce their latest project, a carbon steel 308 semi-automatic rifle chambered in 7.625x51mm/.308 Winchester.” Full marks for self-confidence. But you still have to ask: what sets the $5k TAR-10 apart from its lesser-priced rivals? The TAR-10 308 is a gas operated semi-auto that locks with a rotating bolt. The rifle comes with both a 10 round and a 4 round detachable magazine.” So far, so SCAR. “Unlike any other AR style rifle, the TAR-10 is built of steel and color case hardened using Turnbull’s proprietary finish. The receiver is made from a 8620 billet, with the upper and lower halves attached in the AR style. The upper receiver has a built-in high rise picatinny rail sight platform, eliminating the need for special scope risers. The pistol grip, buttstock and forend are American walnut and sling swivels are standard.” Aha! They’ve got wood! Do you, for the TAR-10? Features and specs after the jump.
Features & Specifications
_ .308 Win/7.62 NATO
_ Overall length is 38.25″
_ 16.5″ fluted 4150 chrome moly-vanadium barrel with screw on muzzle brake
_ Rifling: 1 turn in 10″ [25.4cm]; R.H. twist/6 grooves & lands
_ 13 lbs without magazine
_ Carbine gas system for smoother felt recoil
_ Premium American Walnut forend, pistol grip
_ Color case hardened steel lower and flat top upper with high picatinny rail
_ MOE ™ trigger guard for gloved finger
_ Turnbull Mfg. Co. uses DPMS & Bushmaster barrels and other components in this AR
_ Ships in lockable hard case with operator’s safety manual and 4 and 10 round magazines
_ Photograph shows optional scope
_ MSRP is $4,995.