Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The POF-USA P-308 is a interesting rifle. It is a gas piston operated rifle, based on the AR-10/AR-15 design and requires no lubrication.

14.5″ version

They achieve this by plating the upper receiver with silicon nickel and chroming and heat treating the bolt and carrier.

Upper receiver

Here is a video of it in action

In spite of its name, it is chambered in 7.62X51mm, not .308 (yes, there is a difference).

More info at POF-USA and Defense Review.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • KillShot KillShot on Jun 02, 2013

    Here's my own POF*USA P308.

  • Amatuer Amatuer on Aug 30, 2014

    Has anything changed in the last two years? Does customer service still suck? I was interested in a POF USA 7.62, got the catalog and discovered that the trigger mechanism has rubber parts. Does this bother anyone besides me? What happens when this puppy reverts, turns soft, and the trigger mechanism falls out? Is there a metal alternative? I consider this a heritage gun but with that kind of stuff it won't even last my lifetime.