New from Wilson Combat: Ultimate Hunter, Tactical, Ultralight Hunter AR’s

Wilson Combat’s new rifles are expensive. The Ultimate Hunter (above) MSRP’s at $3,345. The Tactical Hunter retails for $3,145 (non-fluted) or $3,195 (fluted). The 7lbs. Ultralight Hunter runs $3,295. Now before you say “I can buy three Ruger Precision rifles for the same price (or some such thing)”. . .

Keep in mind that all three rifles have button-rifled, stainless match grade barrels and Wilson’s new low-mass bolt carriers with a tuneable Wilson/SLR click-adjustable gas block. They’re guaranteed to shoot sub one-inch, three-shot groups at 100 yards. If you’re still thinking “I’d never spend three grand on an AR,” a word in your ear: don’t be the guy who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

U.S.A. –-( When it comes to lightweight, large bore AR perfection, the Wilson Combat HUNTER series sets the new benchmark for hard-hitting, accurate precision semi-auto shooting performance.

Designed to be the lightest large bore AR’s on the market, the HUNTER series from Wilson Combat consists of three all-new models of varying weights and features chambered in high-performance precision and hunting calibers like 6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Remington, 7mm08 Remington, .308 Winchester, .338 Federal and .358 Winchester.

With the majority of the major components of the HUNTER series designed and machined in our Berryville, Arkansas facility you can be assured that these new rifles have been thoroughly tested to be the best that a lightweight AR rifle can be and are guaranteed to shoot sub one-inch, three-shot groups at 100 yards.

Like all Wilson Combat custom AR-pattern rifles, the new HUNTER models feature our in-house button-rifled, stainless match grade barrels in varying lengths at the heart of each gun. Our new low-mass bolt carriers along with a tuneable Wilson/SLR click-adjustable gas block ensure smooth cycling and operation across a wide variety of ammunition pressures.

The time-tested, rugged Tactical Trigger Unit will give you the confidence in taking a clean shot on the trophy of your dreams.

The Ultimate Hunter – 7lbs 5oz
MSRP: $3,345.00
Available Calibers: .308 Winchester, .338 Federal, .358 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor
Bill Wilson’s ideal hunting AR. The medium-lightweight profile barrel will provide amazing accuracy and lightweight portability. The SMOKE COMPOSITES fixed, 100% carbon-fiber stock, lightweight, match-grade button rifled barrel and Wilson Combat M-LOK rail shave the most weight possible from the AR platform without sacrificing reliability, practical accuracy or durability.

The Ultimate Hunter weighs 7lbs 5oz and is chambered in .308 Winchester, .338 Federal, .358 Winchester, and 6.5 Creedmoor.

The Tactical Hunter – 7lbs 11oz
MSRP: $3,145.00 (Non-Fluted) $3,195 (Fluted)
Available Calibers: 7mm-08 Remington, .308 Winchester, .338 Federal, 6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Remington
The ideal large bore AR for hunting game or general tactical and defensive use. The threaded, match-grade button rifled barrel is ideal for suppressed shooting and an adjustable buttstock gives you the ability to adapt the gun’s size to various size shooters or for storage use. The new Wilson Combat M-LOK rail is lightweight but rugged and designed for heavy use.

The Tactical Hunter weighs 7lbs 11oz and is available in these calibers: 7mm-08 Remington, .308 Winchester, .338 Federal, 6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Remington.

The Ultralight Hunter – 7lbs
MSRP: $3,295.00
Available Calibers: .308 Winchester, .338 Federal, .358 Winchester
When lightweight and compact performance is paramount. This model features our lightweight billet receiver, lightweight bolt carrier, Wilson Combat M-LOK rail, ultralight profile barrel and carbon fiber stock. The Ultralight HUNTER has an overall length of 35 1/8” and only weighs SEVEN pounds without the magazine making it the lightest large format AR on the market! The Wilson Combat Ultralight HUNTER is easy to carry all day in the field with the guaranteed accuracy, reliability and durability Wilson Combat is known for.

The Wilson Combat Ultralight Hunter rifle weighs only 7lbs and is chambered in .308 Winchester, .338 Federal, .358 Winchester
About Wilson Combat

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  1. avatar Nigel the expat says:

    “Wilson Combat’s new rifles are expensive”

    Does that really need to be said?

    Like ‘water is wet’, Wilson stuff is expensive. Its just a given.

  2. avatar anarchyst says:

    It is possible to make an AR platform rifle capable of sub-MOA performance. Maybe I should write a book on how its done…

    1. avatar jwtaylor says:

      Not only can it be done but dozens of companies have done it, and have been doing it for the last decade, since at least the LaRue OSR.
      Wilson’s last AR10, however, took that all the way down to 1/2MOA.

      1. avatar Texheim says:

        I built my 6.8 and it’s sub moa

    2. avatar M1Lou says:

      I’ve built multiple sub MOA ARs. Two of my 5.56 rifles shoot sub MOA and my 6 5 Grendel shoots sub MOA. My rifles that don’t shoot sub MOA are my 300blk rifle and pistol. They hover in the 1.5 MOA range.

  3. avatar Ogre says:

    I can’t imagine what there is about Wilson products (rifles and pistols) that I’d be willing to drop $3K+ on one (short of winning the lottery – at which point I’d buy a Bentley, too). I think a nice $500 bolt rifle in .308 would be a great hunting rifle (assuming I did my due diligence with it insofar as sighting it in and practicing with it). The Wilson “tactical” hunting rifles seems more like a status symbol for those operators (and wannabees) who want to be out there operating operationally in the woods.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      Yup, plenty of sub-MOA bolt guns on the market for under $1000. If your AR rifle is all that accurate, why would you need to load a ten round mag? Except for pigs, high capacity semi-auto rifles are just gilding the lily. Otherwise, one shot, one kill.

    2. avatar joetast says:

      Why, I just can’t see myself going hunting with any firearm like that. I see hung up in the brush,mud in the vents, and hard to carry. How many States let you deer hunt with 10 shot mags? How’s it do if you drop it? Maybe an SKS, but that’s about it on these new age ( hunting) rifles. But then again, I think the new compound bows look stupid in the hunting field I’m not prejudiceed against these type firearms, but to me they look silly in a hunting camp and they won’t do nothing a good bolt action with a decent scope can’t do. I don’t know about the rest of you people, but some of my hunting rifles get treated pretty rough, they’re used as a tool to get whatever it is I’m after, them $3000 dollar guns ain’t the tool I’d chose to go after a walrus in Walrusville Nebraska. I need a gun I can pitch in the weeds in case the game warden shows up and want to see my hunting license and Walrus tag, it’d sure suck to take off running and leave a 3000 dollar gun laying in the brush.

  4. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Hmmm. I don’t have a .260.

  5. avatar Billy bob says:

    God Bless America ! Only in America do we have both access to such exceptional firearms as well as the right to joyfully complain about the price while insulting those who willingly paid it.

  6. avatar No one of consequence says:

    That stock …mmmm!

  7. avatar Quasimofo says:

    Hmm, you could buy 3 Browning BARs at those MSRPs if you’re looking for a 308-based semiauto for hunting.

    1. avatar Billy bob says:

      Please let me know where I can pick up those BARs at that price point. Honestly, I will hock my car and buy them.

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