RTT Firearms AR10 SASS


RTT Firearms is now selling a new .308 semi-automatic rifle called the AR10 SASS. The new rifle looks like it could be a good choice for anyone needing a precision rifle in .30 caliber.

The upper and lowers are machined from billet 7075 aluminum and are a DPMS pattern/compatible design. The lower has an integrated trigger guard and a KE Arms ambidextrous, short throw safety selector switch. RTT Firearms stays with KE Arms for the trigger, using that company’s DMR model.

For a barrel, the company went with a 20″ heavy barrel from Faxon. The barrel is fluted 416-R stainless steel with QPQ nitrocarburizing. The 15″ hand guard is made of 6061 aluminum with M-LOK attachment points.

The MPI tested bolt carrier group uses double ejectors. RTT uses a Raptor charging handle combined with a polished rifle buffer and spring to help make things run smoothly.

Out back, Magpul handles the stock with its PRS. Magpul also provides the MOE grip and 20 round magazine.

The rifle comes in a pre-fitted Plano hard case that is lockable.

The base price on this rifle is $2,599. With the two-color finish as shown in this article, the rifle sell fro $2,899. The scope is not included in the price – that is for illustration only. Additional finishes, such as camo, patterns are also available as custom work.

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/.


  • codfilet

    A question: Why are .308 rifles so much more expensive than basically the same rifle in .223/5.56?

    • IshTheBuddha

      I’ve always wondered the same thing. I understand it is larger and therefore more material is used (and it likely takes a bit more time to produce) but the difference in cost seems to be much more than the difference in amount of material/production time. It seems like you should be able to get an AR-10 which is equivalent in quality to a $800 AR-15, for something around $1200-1300. More expensive tooling required?

      • You can, a Bushmaster AR-10 bare bones will run about $1100, but … I can tell you from experience it will be more a hunting gun than a precision gun.

        • codfilet

          I’ll have to look into those-I’ve been wanting to add another .308 rifle to the stable.

    • Twilight sparkle

      Not always true in the case of bolt guns like the model 700 or basically any other bolt gun.
      But in this case where you’re comparing the ar 10 to the ar 15 there’s actually a lot of little reasons that make everything more expensive but it all boils down to standardisation. The ar 15 has a standard set where basically all receivers are going to be the same and all of the parts are going to fit from one to the other but with the ar 10 each receiver has to be made in house to a specific set of demensions so that certain parts can be made to fit, the bolts for ar 10 don’t have a standard layout so you’ll find many companies trying things like dual extractors which adds cost, also unlike an ar-15 the colts aren’t designed to all be mpi or hpt so companies like this that due those test have a right to charge more… Basically you can read up on differences like that all day

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      In addition to the other responses given, there are probably at least 10x as many AR15s made as .308 ARs if not more. Production volume and market competition probably has a reasonable effect.

  • Swarf

    Doesn’t look single action to me, pardner.

  • raz-0

    That mouldering white tiger pelt finish is a must I tell you.

    It the dark bits were a bit browner, they could acll it used bum wipe, or maybe skidmark.

    We need to really move past this era of finishes soon. 😛