LaRue Tactical OSR (Optimized Sniper Rifle)

LaRue OSR 7.62mm

The LaRue Tactical OSR has been a long time coming but LaRue are nearing shipping the rifles that are currently on order.

The OSR is an AR-10 type rifle styled after the Knight’s Armament SR-25 and M110. It is built from high quality components and shoots sub-MOA groups at 100 yards. THe price reflects this, and it starts at $2,485.

Specifications
Caliber 7.62x51mm NATO
Rifle Weight 9.7 lbs (unloaded / no optics) 14.0 lbs (fully-loaded as seen above)
Recievers Upper and lower CNC machined from 7075-T6 billet
Length 37.5“ (with A2 stock)
Barrel 16.1″ (18″ & 20″ also available) LW50 Stainless
Barrel Twist 1/11.25 twist
Barrel Life 10,000
Max Effective Range 800 meters
Magazine Standard 10 or 20 round M110 magazines
Accuracy Average size of a 5-shot group less than 1 MOA
Price $2,485 (base model)
Shooting at a 100 yard range. Keep watching to see the night shooting.
From the above video. I love how the the SureFire suppressor heats up on night vision! I guess suppressors are not a good choice in night time combat operations.


Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • The suppressor is alright, normally you wouldn’t fire that many rounds continuously and even if you did the muzzle flash would be more of a telltale than a hot part on your weapon.

  • viper5552

    two and a half thousand dollars! For that i could buy a small crate of SVDs.

  • “From the above video. I love how the the SureFire suppressor heats up on night vision! I guess suppressors are not a good choice in night time combat operations.”

    Muzzle fire is really the greater problem. A suppressor is mostly a thin metal piece – you could easily cool that down with water/contact or camouflage it with some cloth.

    About seconds 15-22; what’s up with the propellant? I haven’t seen that much smoking coming out of the system in ages.

    Btw; normal night vision (brightness amplifiers) also work in the near infrared spectrum, that’s why this is visible.

  • Any idea why these arms companies keep jumping into crowded waters? The SR-25 has this part of the market sewn up…what made them want to enter it?

  • CMathews

    I don’t know much about the 7.62 AR platforms, but I looked on their site and couldn’t find if this operated on DGI or a gas piston configuration. Anyone have any insight on this? Also, I have seen some of the 7.62 AR’s with a forward assist and I understand it makes the upper a bit wider, but is there any advantage to not including one on their system? I would think if they were marketing to the military it would be nice to include it, the GI’s are accustomed to having one. But I know the M110 doesn’t have one either.

  • SpudGun

    ‘Keep watching to see the knight shooting’ – was this a typo or was a man in full plate armour going to show up and start firing off rounds?

    *I now know Steve is going to fix this typo and my post will seem superfluous.

    As for the gun – I’ve never quite understood why civilians would pay from $2500 – $7000+ for a 7.62 semi auto battle rifle made all ‘sniper-y’. Why not just buy a decent target rifle or a Springfield M1A?

    • SpudGun, LOL, sorry to disappoint. Just plain ‘ol Americans – no knights.

      It is not all that expensive compared to the SR-25, which runs even higher. But as you say, a bolt-action target rifle costs a lot less.

  • le bolide

    I watched really carefully but didn’t see any knights. Was he not wearing his shining armor?

  • jdun1911

    Suppressor help eliminate muzzle flash and are very good at it.

    Solomon,

    Companies that makes AR15 and 1911 are rolling in a big pile of money. There is a large untapped market for the AR-10. I see more and more companies entering it in the future.

    The SR-25 cost almost 8k. It is made by Knights Armaments so it is always way way overpriced. On the other hand LaRue version is just over priced. There are AR-10 that is in the sub 2k range and accurate shooter. However make sure the magwell can take SR-25 magazine because it is now the official magazine for the AR-10.

    http://www.impactguns.com/store/kmc_sr25.html

  • Zachary

    Sven –

    Regards to the propellant…In that short section of the video it looks as if it might be raining. When I’m shooting in muggy, windless rain, I sometimes get smoke like that out of my ar.

    Larue sent me a little pamphlet about this rifle and I believe the rifle uses that traditional AR gas system. In the photo you can see what looks like a gas tube underneath the rail.

  • Lance

    Still take a M-21 over that AR-10!

  • joe

    Solomonon said:
    “Any idea why these arms companies keep jumping into crowded waters? The SR-25 has this part of the market sewn up…what made them want to enter it?”

    —-

    Solomonon, success breeds competition. If no one ever created a new whatever b/c someone “has this part of the market sewn up”, we wouldn’t have so many cars/computers/etc to choose from. Competition is always good for the consumer.

  • 911TurboTwin

    A DI rifle that’s very well built but lacks any innovation other then its monolithic top rail? POF has been offering that for years.

    LT (Mark LaRue) continues to play off his (still) good name in the arms biz because he gives customers little ‘presents’ when they order mounts/optics/mags from his web-site.

    This particular weapon is a close second to an FNAR…but costs, at least, $1000 more! ???

    Buy the FN and shoot it a lot, you’ll need that $1000 for ammo!