2A Armament’s XLR-20 in 6.5 Creedmoor

2A Armament

The 6.5 Creedmoor seems to be getting a lot of love going into 2017 with a variety of guns and ammunition products being introduced for the caliber (such as this and this.) One of the latest is the XLR-20 rifle from 2A Armament.

Not much information has been released about the XLR-20, but it appears to be an extension of the company’s XLR-18 rifle in .308 Win. What has been released is that the is an AR-style, semi-automatic rifle that makes use of titanium for various parts including the X4 muzzle brake, the low profile gas block and the pivot and takedown pins.

The X4 muzzle brake is made by 2A Armament and sold as a separate product for people looking for something different on their rifle. It is said to provide a softer recoil impulse than its competitors through a two-chamber design that also helps to reduce muzzle flash. Sold alone, this brake has a $149 price tag.

Additionally, the company stated the rifle will use its Xanthos-lite hand guard that incorporates M-LOK accessory attachment points. Also available separately for $264, the Xanthos rail weighs about 10 ounces and is made of 6061 aluminum.

All of the rifles are said to be hand built and test fired. The suggested retail price on the XLR-20 is $3,329. When additional specs and photos are available on this gun, we will post them up.



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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  • Twilight sparkle

    Am I the only one that doesn’t like the idea of a titanium gas block?

    • Renato H M de Oliveira

      What’s your quirk with titanium for the gas block, other than cost?
      I’d understand you if different parts of the gas system are made of dissimilar metals.

      • Twilight sparkle

        Other than cost, the fact that titanium isn’t much better than aluminium when it comes to dealing with that kind of heat and pressure.

        • SignalFromTheRim

          I guarantee you that it is a titanium alloy and not a pure titanium block.

          • Renato H M de Oliveira

            Absolutely. But it will be more expensive than aluminum, hands down. Not necessarily orders of magnitude better, but maybe an order of magnitude, or more, costlier.

        • Renato H M de Oliveira

          Titanium is THE metal of choice to deal with heat and pressure, but I’m inclined to agree that firearms conditions are much milder than, say, aircraft engines. In such a case, titanium is overkill.

          • darkdrifter

            Superalloys like Inconel and Hastelloy disagree with you.

          • Renato H M de Oliveira

            More tools in the box, not one-for-one panacea titanium replacements.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    Will this shot show be the year of the 6.5 creedmoor AR?

  • A Fascist Corgi

    If these semi-auto rifles chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor are sub-MOA, then I don’t see why armies and police units around the world would continue to use bolt action rifles.

    • noob

      Except the Rangers canadiens who bought the Colt Canada C19 bolt action so you can give the bolt handle a kick with your boot when it freezes solid in the arctic.

  • gunsandrockets

    Impressively light, but that price…

    Ouch!

  • Twilight sparkle

    To be honest my only real issue was the cost, but I wasn’t supposed to use that as an example. I was in a rush and just pulled a response based on seeing titanium powder burn, though I guess a lot of things burn when they get hot enough.

    I’m aware of titanium being used in suppressors but I guess I just forgot about that for a moment.

    • darkdrifter

      A lot of things burn easily in powder form, due a lot to the huge surface area it creates. Any reactive metal will. Thermite compositions are a great example of this.. the most common version is Iron Thermite. Powdered iron mixed with an iron oxide (usually ferric oxide or magnetite), once lit it can burn at 4000*F. Magnesium powder is legitimately very dangerous. Machining it normally makes very fine chips, so machines that cut it need lots of flood coolant and halon fire suppression systems. It only takes about 900*F to light the stuff, which is easy to generate when machining with carbide tools. The flood coolant is to prevent that from happening, but once it lights it is useless since magnesium can burn under water with out issue. A magnesium GB would be a real bad idea.

      • Twilight sparkle

        I could have sworn I saw something about titanium muzzle breaks throwing sparks that lead me to think a titanium gas block would erode. Maybe it was a different material