Hardcore X Rifles

CORE Rifle

CORE Rifle Systems announced a new line of AR-style rifles for 2015. The guns will be called the Hardcore X series, and come in four levels of features identified as X1, X2, X3 and X4. Rifles will be chambered in 5.56 NATO.

According to CORE, the rifles will have the following features:

  • sub-MOA accuracy guarantee
  • billet upper and lower
  • nickel boron bolt carrier group
  • 4150 chromoly steel barrels
  • KeyMod hand guard
  • Cerakote finish

The rifles come with:

  • Boyt case
  • range log
  • Otis cleaning kit
  • Frog Lube

From CORE:

OCALA, FL – CORE Rifle Systems of Ocala Florida is pleased to announce the release of the new HARDCORE X Series precision rifle systems.

This latest addition to the CORE family of quality products includes a multitude of base features and is available in four feature packed systems: HARDCORE X1, X2, X3 and X4. This new rifle system is the result of many hours of research, development and testing across all venues.

CORE’s Lifetime Warranty coupled with other features that are unique to the HARDCORE line, this new rifle product line chambered in .223/5.56 x 45 mm NATO, has the potential of rivaling other rifles well above its price range.
Features include a CORE Rifle Systems “factory accuracy guarantee” to shoot sub moa, an all-new matching serialized CORE15© Billet Upper and Lower, CORE15© Nickle Boron Bolt Carrier Group, CORE15© Barrel made entirely in-house that starts with premium raw 4150 Steel cut to length, drilled, rifled, profiled, and the rest is black magic only found in CORE’s barrel processes. Followed up by testing each barrel for quality, accuracy and reliability, CORE15© Extruded Aluminum Keymod Rail, in-house Cerakote finish as well as many other exciting features. To round things off a Boyt HM44 Hardshell Case, both 20 and 30 round magazines, Range Log, Otis Technologies MSR/AR cleaning system and a Frog Lube Tube© are also included.

All firearms are assembled and test fired to ensure the highest of standards in this new all billet platform. CORE will also include a test fire target and a CORE Range Log to track all of your range sessions for the life of this rifle.
To learn more about this new offering from CORE Rifle Systems, please look for the December issue of Guns & Ammo with the HARDCORE X Series rifle featured both on the cover and the full story included inside.

Please visit www.coreriflesystems.com for more information on this and all other rifles and accessories presented by CORE Rifle Systems.

Founded in 2009 CORE Rifle Systems based in Ocala, Florida and manufactures high quality modern sporting rifles and accessories. Our CORE product line includes a compliment of AR-15/M-16 and M4 Type rifles for Commercial, Law Enforcement, Government and International customers with an unparalleled CORE Lifetime Warranty. In addition to quality firearms with good value, CORE carries a complete line of parts and accessories.


Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • BattleshipGrey

    X1 is $2500, X4 is $5600. I’m sure someone here has already pegged me as a cheapskate since I’m always looking at the dollar signs here. I’m sure there are plenty of people that would drop that kind of coin without thinking twice for this system (which IS nice, don’t get me wrong). WHEN I spend that kind of money on a firearm (someday), it’ll be to launch a much bigger projectile than 5.56.

    • There are a lot of fine firearms worth more than $2,000 to me but not a single one is an AR15 in 5.56.

    • USMC03Vet

      Boutique AR’s always make me laugh.

      Glad I’m not the only one not willing to pay a car down payment on an AR. Sometimes I feel like I’m in bizaro world.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      No, in this case the dollar signs are entirely appropriate to look at.

      $5600 even with the Mk6 is just too funny (although I have that scope and it’s pretty damn nice, I feel like it is overkill for 556). I had to double check this was really Core15 we were talking about.

  • Michael R. Zupcak

    I’m so sick of hearing about new ARs. I know it’s great they didn’t pass another federal AWB but I’m just so sick of every company out there basically saying “how can we get into the AR market?” instead of trying to come up with something BETTER. Or at least do something to differentiate yourself in ways other than offering different paint jobs or Nickel-Boron coatings. I like what Faxon is doing with the ARAK; they’re staying in the AR marketplace while breaking from tradition by allowing for folding stocks and pistols without ugly buffer tubes. I like what SIG is doing with the MCX and MPX. I wish we had more innovators and fewer imitators.

  • Grindstone50k

    I feel like I’m having deja vu.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    LOL it comes with Frog Lube 🙂 That’s almost everything I need to know right there.

    It’s like CORE15 sensed that the market is about to get really slow and figured that to fight off Ruger, DPMS, and S&W who will dominate the <$600 market that they figured if they charge Noveske or KAC prices that people may think they are the same quality.

    I look forward to seeing how that works for you CORE15.

  • Grindstone50k

    Please enlighten us as to what makes either so special?