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An AR trying to be a stock Saiga?

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When I first glanced the pic for the article I thought I was looking at a Saiga with Magpul handguard!  LOL

 

This is the nicest looking "featureless" AR I've seen.
 
 
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Ares Defense Systems, better known for their modular, piston-driven belt-fed uppers for AR-15 and M16 lower receivers, is about to launch a new rifle that will make a lot of people happy. Called the SCR for Sport Configurable Rifle, this “featureless” AR is perfectly legal in all 50 states.
 
The SCR is not technically an AR. It’s a pistol grip-free rifle that accepts AR-15 upper receivers. This gives users the ability to have all of the benefits of AR uppers, the huge amount of aftermarket support, precision barrels and free-floating handguards all in a package that fits in same box as your gradpa’s hunting rifle.
 
And we mean all AR-15 upper receivers. This is not a bufferless .22 rifle. The SCR will be manufactured in 5.56 NATO/.223 Remington and 7.62x39mm and is compatible with standar AR-15 uppers.
 
The SCR uses a modified bolt carrier with an extension that drops into a recoil tube inside the stock, similar to some semi-auto shotguns. The bolt carrier is proprietary but the bolt itself is standard. We will know more about the rifle when it is officially unveiled at the NRA Annual Meeting.
 
“The Ares SCR accepts virtually every AR upper receiver assembly and caliber that is currently practiced on an AR platform, except it must use our proprietary bolt carrier to work with the lower,” explained Ares on their Facebook page. “So this means that a customer can take their 6.5 Grendel, 300 Blackout, .50 Beowulf, etc. and put the bolt into our carrier and they can have this rifle in that caliber and configuration of their upper mated to our lower.”
 
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The design is not entirely new. Announced a few years back as the Herring Modular Sporting Rifle or MSR, Ares Defense unveiled a prototype at the 2009 SHOT Show that never went into production. With several states adding new restrictions on AR-15 rifles, there’s a larger market than ever for a hybrid rifle like this than ever before.
 
That doesn’t mean that the SCR only appeals to restricted markets. The traditional design has a lot going for it as far as hunting and benchrest shooting is concerned. This will give the non-tactical shooters out there an AR-like option, again with all the benefits of the Stoner design as far as the upper is concerned.
 
It will appeal even more to that market once  the wood stocks roll around.
 
“We currently have two additional stock offerings beyond what is shown above. One is a short-pull Sporter profile as shown, but with a 12-inch pull and the other is a Monte Carlo design with elevated cheek rest for higher optics,” stated Ares.
 
“We do plan to bring wooden stocks to the table for this platform and we are already working with vendors on this, but it may be several months before they’re actually on the sell list.”
 
The rifle naturally uses standard AR-15 magazines, which is a huge plus.
 
Ares has not listed any specifications but they have said that the rifle pictured weighs just 5.7 pounds.
 
We can’t wait to learn more about the Sport Configurable Rifle and look forward to getting one for testing. This is an impressive design and a promising solution for shooters who have to deal with strict gun regulations.
 
For more information about Ares Defense visit their company website and Facebook page.
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Innovation brought on by stupid laws regulating a God-given Right.

 

Nice job. Keep the anti-freedom crowd hopping.

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I want to hate it, but it honestly doesn't look half bad.


Actually that would be pretty sweet with a .308 upper.

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I can't wait to have one of those. I think it will be so much better than the Kel-Tec SU-16. 

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I like it. Id like to see what their 7.62x39 option looks like and what mags it uses. It is kind of a nudge to me to pick up an unconverted saiga and leave it as is tho.

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I kinda like it and absolutely hate it at the same time!

 

On the other hand I bet it does not have a crap trigger like the stock Saigas do!

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 I think it will be so much better than the Kel-Tec SU-16. 

 

 

a DAISY BB gun would be better then that stupidly over-price,  passing itself off as a firearm, abortion gone terribly wrong

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I have to admit I kind of like it!  I'm not sure how the ergonomics would work with optics or iron sights, but the trigger mechanism would be the most important unknown to me.

 

I'm still not going to buy one, of course.  It'll be more overpriced than a novelty should be and we are living in a boom time for real ARs.

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It's probably a bit like the Remington 81 or Browning Auto-5 where the carrier has a hinged "tail" that rides the action spring down into the buttstock at an angle.  I'm sure there are more examples, but those are the two guns that I'm most familiar with.  The part of the carrier that holds the bolt could be pretty similar to the front inch-or-so of a normal AR carrier.

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At least if buy one and convert 922r won't be an issue!

 

Convert to what? 

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