Turnbull Mfg. Co. is entering the 7.62 NATO/.308 Win. rifle market with the introduction of its TAR-10 308. The basic design of the 308 follows the proven AR-15 system design. The TAR-10 308 shares several operational parts with the AR-15, but the majority of its components are scaled up to accommodate the larger .308 Win. cartridge.
The TAR-10 308 delivers more power to the target - and at a longer range - than possible with the 5.56 NATO cartridge. The .308 Win. has traditionally been the cartridge of choice for most military and police marksmen.
The TAR-10 308 is a gas-operated semi-automatic that locks with a rotating bolt. The rifle comes with both a 10-round and a four-round detachable magazine.
Unlike any other AR-style rifle, the TAR-10 is built of steel and color case hardened using Turnbull's proprietary finish. The receiver is made from a 8620 billet, with the upper and lower halves attached in the AR style. The upper receiver has a built-in high rise picatinny rail sight platform, eliminating the need for special scope risers. The pistol grip buttstock and forend are American walnut and sling swivels are standard. Anyone familiar with the AR-15 will be right at home with the TAR-10 308, including the multiple configuration capability that is the mark of AR-type rifles and carbines.
The TAR-10 308 is a fine weapon for those desiring a quality long-range-precision rifle. It allows accurate placement of shots and a higher sustained rate of fire than a comparable bolt or lever action rifle.
Turnbull Mfg. uses DPMS and Bushmaster barrels and other components in this AR.
Caliber: .308 Win/7.62 NATO Overall Length: 38.25 inches Barrel: 16.5 inches; fluted 4150 chrome moly-vanadium; screw-on muzzle brake Rifling: 6 grooves; 1:10-inch RH twist Weight: 13 pounds Stock: Premium American walnut fore-end and pistol grip Receiver: Color case-hardened steel lower and flat top upper with high picatinny rail Trigger Guard: Magpul MOE Accessories: Ships in lockable hard case with operator's safety manual and 4 and 10 round magazines MSRP: $4,995.