Noreen BN36 The .30-06 AR

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I came across the Noreen BN36 at a local gun store. I have not heard of an AR style rifle chambered in .30-06. I have shot a Nemo Arms AR in .300 WinMag. I wonder if this will be similar?

 

The he local gunshot had it for sale for only $1,549.95. Noreen has them on their website for $1700. They have an assortment of barrel lengths and accessories to customize your .30-06 AR if you want one.image image

 



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  • Cal.Bar

    never mind .30-06 at over .60 per. Make one in 7.62x54r and I’m IN!

    • Just say’n

      This ->

      • Just say’n

        ..er..THIS

  • Cal.Bar

    Just heard from the company – they have NO interest in making this in .54R Bummer. I don’t feel like re-buying the gun every year in ammo costs.

    • Mike N.

      7.62x54R is a rimmed cartridge, which probably will have severe issues with the straight magwell of an AR type design.

      • Cal.Bar

        So….. they can fabricate an entire rifle! You mean to say they can’t build a banana shaped 54r mag and mag well to accept it??? Come on.

  • Kelly Jackson

    It’s pretty cool, but if I was building a long action AR I’d make it in .300 win mag or .338
    I always thought those side cocking ARs had issues with bolt tilt

    • Twilight sparkle

      I don’t see where there would be any more issue with carrier tilt on this kind of a side charger compared to using a charging handle. I mean the force from the charging handle isn’t really inline with the bolt either, I’m pretty sure carrier tilt is more of a concern for piston driven guns

    • ostiariusalpha

      My 6.5 Grendel AR is a Mega Arms made sidecharger very much like this Noreen rifle; there is absolutely zero carrier tilt issues with them. They do have a slightly higher vulnerability to debris because of the charging handle slot, but it’s never been a problem for me personally even in dusty conditions.

  • You may be surprised to learn that the very first AR was actually in .30-06 (top):

    https://farm8.static.flickr.com/7076/7154687358_1e5035bf30.jpg

    • ostiariusalpha

      I thought the Parasniper was chambered in 7.62×51. ?

      • Depends what you mean by “AR” I suppose. If you mean “anything with that designation”, then I guess you’re right!

        • ostiariusalpha

          Ha ha! Yeah, I’m just joshing you over your wording. Eugene Stoner admired the 7.62/.308, but .30-06 was his true love and I’m right there with him on it. Truthfully, I find short action cartridges like the 6.5 CM more practical, but the visceral, testosterone pleasure of a long action round recoiling into your shoulder is irreplaceable.

    • HenryV

      Cue Kel-Tec jokes in 5,4,3,1…………

    • n0truscotsman

      the top one looks like it has a progenitor to the knights folding rear sight aperture.

    • Secundius

      @ Nathaniel F.

      Are you referring to the M8X01 (1955)…

  • Hensley Beuron Garlington

    Seems way more practical and lighter than the HCAR.

    • mechamaster

      And more simpler in mechanism too.

  • Bill

    WOW! That’s an ugly gun! And I don’t usually notice things like that. I suppose if you’re sitting on a buttload of 30.06, but all mine’s in clips already.

    • Gern Blanston

      thats a gen 1 model – they now have a few models with rails and come in multiple calibers up from 270 to 338 lapua

  • Martin M

    39 rounds. The second mag only had 19.

  • TechnoTriticale

    What pattern magazine?
    Unique? BAR?

    • ostiariusalpha

      It’s unique. BAR mags just wouldn’t function adequately with an AR feature set.

  • PK

    Noreen is set up just a short while down the road from me. Would you like me to ask if I can take a tour and do a series of photos for you? He’s quite a friendly fellow, so I expect he’d say yes.

    The 30-06, while impressive, isn’t the biggest AR he makes… there’s one in .338 Lapua that’s even bigger, and his .408 Chey Tac AR should be out fairly soon as well.

  • Barry

    I’ve been knew about noreen….onlylongrange.com is the website

  • kkkk

    Is it too hard to proof read and fix the spelling, typographic and grammatical errors?

  • gunsandrockets

    Wow. That’s interesting.

    I wonder if they might make them in .270 Winchester or 7mm Remington Magnum too?

    • Dan

      I’m sure they make one in .270win, my friend has one in .25-06

    • Ben

      Getting one of these in .270 Win should be as simple as a barrel swap. Everything else is the same.

  • Ken

    I got to handle one of these at a gun show. It was one of the shorter barrel ones, and weighs as little as you’d expect.

    One day, I’d love an AR in 6.5×55 (Swedish Mauser cartridge) and load it to .308 pressures or whatever the action can handle safely. It should be quite the long range setup.

    • Vitor Roma

      An AR in 6.5 Creedmoor would do the trick and much easier to find.

      • Cal.Bar

        5.6 Creedmoor is “much easier” to find than 30.06???? Where do YOU shop. My complaint was .30-06 is expensive, but still ubiquitous.

        • Vitor Roma

          Easier than 6.5×55.

      • Ken

        Principle of the matter, not looking to be practical, haha. I love my Swedish M/96 Mauser and I load the cartridge.

  • Gern Blanston

    noreen makes amazing semi auto high caliber rifles! search youtube bn36 and there are some good videos showing how amazing they shoot! I hope to add a bn36 .30-06 into my quiver in the next 3 mos or sooner!…

  • Chase Buchanan

    The Army requests that it be modified to use BAR magazines.

    • And weigh less than 7.5lbs.

      • Secundius

        @ Nathaniel F.

        Give me one in a 7.62x55mmR/NATO(SH)…

  • iksnilol

    But does it take BAR mags?

    • Secundius

      @ iksnilol.

      Yes! The M8 in .30-06 (7.62×63.3mmR), used a 20-round BAR Magazine. First Run Italian BM-59’s were also in .30-06. And Clyde Champion Barrow of “Bonny & Clyde” Fame had 40-round BAR Magazines for his Modified BAR Rifle. Try OhioOrdnanceWorks . com, they specialize in Reproduction Working BAR Rifles of FNH of Belgium. There’s another company, but I’ii have to post that to you at a Later Date. Until I can Remember It, sorry…

      • iksnilol

        Thanks for the info. Maybe some of those mags will fit a civilian BAR as well? I know the BAR is kinda popular in Europe as a semi auto hunting rifle. Ironically because it is really light (the Shorttrac or whatever they call it is less than 3 kg).

        • Secundius

          @ iksnilol.

          As I recall the BAR M1918, was a built as a “Walking LMG” the 27-pound weight “Absorbed” Much of the Recoil. So Firing from the Hip and Shooting Control Aimed “Bursts” wasn’t a Problem. Unfortunately the French “Chauchat”, COULDN’T make that claim. For More Than Obvious Reasons…

        • Secundius

          @ iksnilol.

          Also try. GunsArmerca . com, What-A-Country . com, BMGParts . com…

  • Shmoe

    Is it based on, or have parts commonality with…anything? Such as the LR308 or AR10 platforms?

  • smartacus

    This is awesome!
    I’d love to see someone modify one into a 458 Winnie
    …like McCann Industries did with the M1 Garand 🙂

  • Just say’n

    Having put many rounds through their Bad News .338 “AR” I can say that it is less than pleasant to shoot. Good gun, very accurate, but man does it leave you feeling like you’ve just been in a car accident.

  • Edeco

    It totally makes sense >.308 autoloading options are limited compared to =<.308. Still, a little anticlimactic. Just looking at development up to 1935, one might think we'd have relatively light, up-to-date, reliable 7mm Rem Mag autoloaders with 25rd mags readily available. My point being it's nice that some makers are going that way.

  • Anonymoose

    I’ve been lusting after this for years, actually.

  • Ryobiwankenobi

    I’m waiting for the 10 inch barrel pistol with the SIG brace and chambered in 35 Whelen or 9.3×62 for tactical moose defense.

  • Secundius

    @ smartacus.

    WRONG McCann. McCann Industries, was founded by Richard McCann in 1961…

    • smartacus

      NOPE, it was the right McCann

      Richard John McCann of McCann industries. That was his actual obit.

      Richard
      John McCann A Patriot and True American Richard J. McCann unexpectedly
      died on Friday the 13th of August, 2010. Richard was born on December
      16, 1957 in Kaiserslautern, Germany to Joseph & Evelyn McCann. They
      returned to settle in Spanaway, Washington in 1959, where he graduated
      from Bethel High School in 1976. Richard is survived by his wife Debbie;
      daughters Shelby McCann; Ashley & Josh Strauss; and his mother
      Evelyn…
      Richard was a consummate second generation gunsmith and machinist,
      widely respected in his field. He was well known throughout the world
      for his expertise, knowledge, skill and abilities. Richard was an
      innovative rifle and knife designer. His MIRS rails system is widely
      used by American war fighters as well as assorted government agencies,
      NATO forces and law enforcement agencies throughout the free world.
      Richard was a life member of the NRA and Washington Arms Collectors
      (WAC). At Richard’s request there will not be a funeral service. A
      celebration of his life will be Sunday, August 22 at 11:00. It is being
      held at 320 – 127th St. East, Tacoma. Pot luck of your choice.
      Formal/business attire not allowed, casual attire by Richards’ request
      (wear what Richard would wear,) We will all miss his unique sense of
      humor; style; devotion and dedication. RICHARD HAS LEFT THE RANGE!

      • Secundius

        @ smartacus.

        $3,510.00 USD is a “Little” Steep for me, for a M1 Garand chambered in .458 WM (12.2×63.5mmR), that and a Maximum Range of only 500-meters with a 500-grain Bullet…

        • smartacus

          i’d love to see a Noreen BN36 modded into a BN458

          • Secundius

            @ smartacus.

            Try the Nemo “Omen” AR in .458 WM…

          • smartacus

            cooool