Anderson Manufacturing of Hebron, KY, is expanding its AM-15 Precision Series lineup of semi-automatic AR-15 pattern rifles and carbines with two new rifles chambered for the modern .350 Legend cartridge. These new rifles are the Sharpshooter with a 20-inch barrel and the Marksman, with an 18-inch barrel.
The .350 Legend cartridge made its first debut at the annual 2019 SHOT (Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade show). Winchester created the .350 Legend in order to push a .357-inch diameter bullet with the most velocity possible using a straight-walled cartridge casing that could fit in an AR-15 pattern action. These specific design considerations stem from certain states’ hunting requirements for deer hunting with straight-walled rifle cartridges of a certain bullet diameter, creating what Winchester says is the “world’s fastest straight-walled cartridge.”
Both the AM-15 Sharpshooter and Marksman models operate on a direct impingement, carbine-length gas system using an Anderson Low-Profile Steel Gas Block. They are also outfitted with a Magpul PRS Lite stock in addition to a K2 pistol grip that is slightly more vertical than the original AR-15 style A1 or A2 pistol grips. These new models also come equipped with Anderson Manufacturing’s 15-inch T6 lightweight aluminum M-Lok handguard, along with a Schmid 4.5-pound, two-stage trigger to aid in accuracy.
Anderson Manufacturing’s Product Engineer, Truman Brough, played a large role in developing these new rifles, “New for hunting season 2022, the Marksman and Sharpshooter are now offered in .350 Legend. The Marksman and Sharpshooter in .350 Legend are perfect for medium game hunting. Whether you’re a first-time hunter or a seasoned veteran, both rifles offer the ergonomics and control to make that important shot easier,” Brough said.
The new Sharpshooter and Marskman rifles have a retail price $799. For more information on these two new offerings from Anderson Manufacturing, please visit their website at andersonmanufacturing.com.