Announced around the beginning of the year, the 22 Nosler is a cartridge designed for use in the AR platform. A standard AR can be converted to the cartridge with an upper swap and the use of 6.8 SPC magazines. The same bolt carrier group used in a 5.56 NATO AR can be used for this cartridge.
The cartridge offers the advantage of increased velocities when compared to the 5.56 NATO. The company lists the 22 Nosler 55 grain load at 3,350 fps with an 18″ gas operated, semi-automatic rifle.
The Varmageddon AR rifle is a semi-automatic gun designed for varmint hunting, but it could be equally good at other kinds of hunting and shooting. The gun’s features include:
- 18″ barrel, threaded (1/2″-28)
- Geissele SD-E trigger (two stage)
- Super Badass charging handle
- flat dark earth finish
- KeyMod compatible handguard
- ambidextrous safety selector
- Magpul MOE pistol grip
- Magpul PRS Gen3
- Precision Reflex 15 round magazine
- accessories included: soft sided carrying case, MBUS Pro folding sights, sling, patch
The guns have a suggested retail price of $2,869.95 for the base model. Customizations can drive the price up from there.