For those who’ve wanted an affordable, optics-ready AR-10 for hunting or just for fun, Smith & Wesson may have just what you’re looking for. Today S&W announced their new .308/7.62 M&P10 Sport rifle. With an MSRP of $1049, you can probably expect to see a street price somewhere in the $900 range. Here’s their press release . . .
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (November 1, 2017) – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced the addition of the new M&P10 SPORT rifle to the company’s award-winning M&P10 rifle lineup. As the newest addition to the modern sporting rifle family, the M&P10 SPORT rifle features a popular 16” barrel with a .30 caliber A2-style flash suppressor. Chambered in .308 WIN/7.62×51 NATO caliber, the M&P10 Sport is equipped with ambidextrous controls for both right and left handed shooters in an optics-ready configuration.
Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson and M&P brands, said, “In 2013, Smith & Wesson introduced the award-winning M&P10 rifle, which quickly became a popular choice with consumers. Today, we’re proud to expand the M&P10 line of modern sporting rifles with the release of the M&P10 SPORT rifle in .308 WIN. The M&P10 SPORT rifle offers consumers a top performing modern sporting rifle at a competitive price, and is well suited for target, hunting and competitive sport shooting.”
The M&P10 SPORT rifle is chambered in .308 WIN/7.62×51 NATO and equipped with a mid-length gas operating system, resulting in lower felt recoil. The M&P10 SPORT semiautomatic, modern sporting rifle features a medium-contour 16” barrel with 5R rifling for increased accuracy, a 6-position telescopic stock, and durable corrosion resistant Armornite® finishon the interior and exterior of the barrel. With an MSRP of $1,049, the M&P10 SPORT ships with a 20 round Magpul®PMAG® and is optics-ready with a picatinny top rail and gas block to easily mount a variety of optics.
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About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personal protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, Performance Center®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech® brands. Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.