Re: armalite ar-30 in .338 lapua
I have an AR30. Ordered it about 2-1/2 years ago and received it about 8 months ago. Was lucky to get them at the introductory rate, Armalite only honored each dealers first request at the initially agreed upon price ($900 out of the door for the Lapua for me). I have put 150 rounds through mine. Have a Leupold Tactical 8.5-25 M1 scope and the Armalite sloped base (15 MOA) I believe. Anyhow, it shoots great now that I had the trigger worked on by a local smith. Was just under 10 lbs. out of the box and now is 2-1/4 lbs. with no creep. Accurracy is very good, but not necessarily BR quality. Average groups at 500 yards are 5.128" for 20 groups, all 5 shot groups. That is counting EVERY shot. Had a 3.123" group at best and a 9.218" group at worst (best 4 were under 4 inches). Had a 3 shot group at 100 yards go into .463 inches. Overall, I love the rifle and the looks it gets are amazing. Recoil is a non issue, but the muzzle blast will not make you any new friends on the benches beside you. By the way I shoot 300 MatchKings, Federal 215M Match primers, and various powder (H1000, H870, N560, and N170). Hope this helps.
[ 03-08-2004: Message edited by: drunkkajun ]