In 2010 Armalite will be selling the AR-30 chambered in .270 Win., 30-06, 7mm Rem. Mag and .338 Win. Mag., making the name AR-30 something of a misnomer.
The new models feature a 26″ barrel, with the exception of the .270 which has a 22″ barrel. They all have the big AR-30 two baffle muzzle brake. It is the first time I have seen a .270 Win. with a tactical-style muzzle break!
I am not sure what the intended application of these rifle are. I have not heard of .270 Win. being used as a bench rest or tactical cartridge. I don’t think hunters will take to carry around a hefty muzzle break in the field. Most hunters prefer repeaters and the AR-30 is a single shot.
No word on pricing.