The AR platform has exploded in popularity in recent years, due, in part, to its flexibility and adaptability. From ultra-compact 9 mm pistol-style AR-15s to all manner of mid-size ARs in all manner of calibers to AR-10 style Designated Marksmen Rifles, Eugene Stoner’s uniquely adaptable platform marches on, decades after its original introduction.
With the introduction of its BN36X3 Carbine-X model chambered in either .30-06 Springfield or .300 Win Mag, Noreen Firearms takes the adaptability of the AR platform one step further. Noreen Firearms developed the BN36X3 after the success of the company's BN36 Carbine available in either the venerable .30-06 Springfield cartridge or packing the punch of .300 Win Mag.
The Noreen BN36X3 Carbine-X is packed with upgrades such as an upgraded pistol grip and a Luth AR stock, along with a lightweightskeletal fore-end to match the company's BN36X3 Long Range model. The 16-inch barrel has a 1:10-inch twist rate, and the upper receiver is topped with Picatinny optics rail so you can add your choice of sights. Even with all of these features, and despite firing two full-power centerfire rifle cartridges, the BN36X3 Carbine weighs just 7 pounds.
BN36X3 Carbine-X Specifications Operation: Direct Gas Impingement, Side Charging Semi Automatic Barrel Length: 16 inches Weight: 7 pounds Rifling: 1:10-inch twist Stock: Luth AR Pistol Grip: Tactical Dynamics Magazine: 30-06 5, 10, or 20rd; 300 Win 5 or 10 rd Trigger: Mil-Spec Muzzle Brake: 5/8-24 TPI Flash Hider
MSRP on the BN36X3 is $2,255, and more information is available at onlylongrange.com.