The idea behind the product is to give .308 Win. type performance in an AR-15 sized upper. The ballistics charts for the new round show give figures for a 125-gr. round in the 30 Rem. AR—or .30 RAR as I’ll call it here for short—versus a 165-grain bullet in .308 Win. Velocities are about the same for both rounds. The .30 RAR exits at 2,800 fps vs. 2,700 fps for the .308 Win. At 400 yards, the .30 RAR is going 1,816 fps to the .308’s 1,966.I'm not a huge fan of new cartridges, but one never knows, does one? There's a lot of competition in the arena, if you count the 6.8 Remington and the 6.5 Grendel. I'd still rather have an FAL in plain old boring 7.62/.308.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
.30 Remington AR
Here's the specs on the new Remington .30 for their R-15 line of AR rifles from over at Gun Shots: