What the 1911 is to pistol design the Mauser 98 is to rifle design. It may go out of fashion from time to time but it always makes a comeback. American Rifle Company has designed an action with a combination of Mauser 98 and ’03 Springfield. I think there is finally a rifle that will give AI a run for its money for half the money.The bolt handle is nearly the 60 degree angle and is easy to reach with one finger. Working the bolt is light and airy. In a world where you have to compete with semi-auto in any field this quick smooth and light
bolt movement is key. It is also interchangeable for a left handed shooter. The lugs which are patent pending are 308 based and do not require any lapping. My theory is you should not need any lapping anyway. As mentioned, there is a the Mauser 98 extractor, thank you Germans, and an ’03 Springfield ejector, thank you Americans. Put the action in their sleek looking chassis and you have a beautiful rifle. The chassis system is patent pending as well and is ambidextrous, folding and adjustable. The entire package is very light weight for its class. Of course the action is compatible with Remington 700 accessories and with AI magazines. There will be a multi-caliber platform from 308 Win to 338 Lapua. What makes this company even better? They are right in my home town of Seattle. I did not even know they were here.
These bolts and the rifle systems by ARC will not be in production until July this year but keep a look out for them. They don’t even have this information on their website yet. I can only imagine the panic they were in trying to get prototypes done in time for Shot Show. Www.AmericanRifle.com
Anette Wachter – 30CalGal.com
Production of actions and rifles will not be available until July this year but I suggest you keep an eye out.