Wilson Combat Rifles in .338 Federal

Wilson Combat

Wilson Combat announced new AR style rifles that are chambered for the .338 Federal cartridge. The new rifles are similar to many of the AR rifles that Wilson Combat makes from the quality to the pricing.

These guns start with the company’s own in house machined receivers and add a 14.7″ button rifled, match grade barrel. The barrel has a muzzle device pinned to the end to comply with NFA regs. A buyer may specify the muzzle device used, but the standard one is Accu-Tac flash hider. Standard and fluted barrels are both available. Unloaded, the guns weigh eight pounds with a non-fluted barrel.

Not surprisingly, Wilson Combat uses its own T.R.I.M. handguard and rail system. A Rogers Super Stoc is mounted on the back end, and a Bravo Company pistol grip fills the shooter’s hand. A four pound Wilson Combat Tactical Trigger Unit (TTU) is also standard.

Wilson Combat

The bolt carrier group is NP3 plated. Wilson Combat uses the Armor-Tuff finish on these rifles.

The base price of the standard rifle is $2,995. Upgrading to a fluted barrel moves the price to $3,045. Other options will further drive up the cost.

These rifles are just the latest in a string of new guns introduced by the company in recent weeks. Others include the Sentinel Professional 1911 style handgun, the CQB shotgun and a new 9mm carbine.



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/.


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  • Anonymoose

    I’d probably go with a Silencerco Harvester brake, tbh.

    • Jwedel1231

      Pinning a muzzle device for the sole reason of saving 1.5″ is always a bad idea.

      • Anonymoose

        Unless you’re trying to get that perfect milspec look and/or mount a bayonet, but that’s kind of a moot point with all the mid-length 14.5 and 14.7s and extended forends out there now.

      • Paul White

        I so do not get why AR 15s do th at. Just give me the 1.5″ of length and a bit more velocity please.

        • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          With you there

  • Jay Rogers

    .338 Federal is a fantastic round!

  • smartacus

    i wish ATF would just reclassify minimum barrel length as 14.5″ already.
    I mean there’s really not enough difference in length for the government to feign fear over it.

    • iksnilol

      Maybe that’s the point? In Sweden for instance the minimum barrel length is 18 inches and doesn’t include pinned muzzle devices.

      Thus prohibiting most semi autos since they’re sold with 16 inch barrels.

    • Steve

      Sorry my friend, the 1934 nfa set the length as 16″

      • smartacus

        that is a good point, Steve. It was set back in 1934.
        With the ongoing march forward in technological advancements and ingenious innovations,
        the defining length of a rifle is ripe for a revisit

        • Anonymoose

          How about we just ditch the minimum barrel requirements altogether?

          • smartacus

            I love that idea! Eliminate the tax stamp altogether.

          • iksnilol

            Why not? I mean, pistols are unrestricted. The minimum barrel length nonsense would’a made sense if pistols were restricted likewise.

          • Anonymoose

            Why should pistols be restricted? Why should any firearm be restricted? The Supreme Court ruled that banning or otherwise trying to make handguns unobtainable is unconstitutional. Firearms are first and foremost tools for self-defense, and SBRs, SBSes, and pistols are excellent tools for defending one’s home. Criminals will always be able to make Stens, MACs, and AKs, etc, to attack good people with, so why should we bar law-abiding people from defending themselves?

          • iksnilol

            You misunderstood me.

            If pistols are restricted then I could understand a government treating SBSs and SBRs the same as pistols. If pistols aren’t restricted, then I see no logic behind restricting SBRs.

            Again, I don’t really care about gun laws and dont think guns should be restricted.

          • Anonymoose

            No, I know what you meant. I was just pointing out that none of those should be restricted in any way, to make sure anyone reading this didn’t take our comments out of context.

          • iksnilol

            Ah, thank you then. 🙂

  • Vhyrus

    When I shoot an overweight 308 round, I want to make sure it has as little velocity as possible. That’s why I use the shortest barrel legally allowed by law. Thanks wilson combat! Damn, gotta go… my 300WM pistol just got delivered to the gun store.

    • iksnilol

      Eh, those necked up cartridges can live with less barrel length. Kinda like 9×39 and 7.62×39.

      • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I like the 9×39

        • iksnilol

          9×39 is like the hot, super religious girl at prom: Everybody wants her but nobody ‘cept God can have her.

          • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Exactly like that.

      • mig1nc

        Indeed! There should be less blast and flash with .338 Federal than .308. Also there’s really no reason that I can think of that the Griffin Armament Optimus wouldn’t work on this with the 9mm end cap installed since its .308 rated.

    • Austin

      My question is why not .45 raptor?

    • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Hahaha plus 5

  • David Harmon

    $3K for the rifle. That’s not too bad IMO.