Greater Hunting Options From Stag Arms

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An increasing number of companies are offering greater hunting choices, and Stag Arms is coming out with theirs just in time for some of the biggest seasons of the year. Stag Arms already has some nice guns for hunters and sport shooters alike, and now they’re making it even better. New from Stag Arms are what the company is referring to as their “ready-to-go hunting solutions”, rifles that are ready to hit the woods straight out of the box.

Not only are these packages meant to be used right out of the box, they’re game-specific, or at least specific to the approximate size of game. The rifles being offered are good for medium-to-large game with platforms based on the company’s Stag 7 and their left-handed Stag 7L. The new versions are called the Stag 7S and Stag 7-LS, and each is being sold along with mounts and 3x-9x power optics.

The president of Stag Arms, Mark Malkowski, sees these rifles as good for a large variety of game, saying the company wanted “to offer hunters the best solution for coyote to elk-sized game which is why our employees spent a lot of time at the range testing different scopes with our Stag 7 series hunting rifles. We found the Nikon Active Target 3x-9x scope to be the best tested scope with the rifle.”

The rifles are chambered in 6.8 SPC, a round with military roots that’s gaining increasing popularity among hunters. The scope features Nikon’s active target reticle which utilizes an open circle design. Adjustments can be made at 1/4 MOA. Special tools are not necessary.

Take a look at the rifle itself on Stag Arms’ site: MSRP for the hunting-ready Stag Arms 7S is $1280 while the Stag 7 LS is $1320. The new rifle-optics combos can be ordered through the company’s website at

Specs from Stag Arms:

Weight: 7.8 pounds

Length: 39.25″

Action: Semi-auto direct impingement

Chamber: 6.8 SPC with a SAAMI SPEC 2 chamber

Twist Rate: 1/11 button rifled

Muzzle Device: 11 degree target crown

Barrel: 20.77″, 410 stainless steel, heavy profile, proprietary S7 finish to eliminate glare

Handguard: Hogue free floating handguard w/ sling swivel attachment

Upper Receiver: Forged and mil-spec 7075 T6 aluminum with type 3 hard coat anodizing and a picatinny rail on top

Bolt Carrier: Enhanced semi-auto with a manganese phosphate coating

Charging Handle: Standard mil-spec

Front Sight: Low profile gas block

Rear Sight: None

Lower Receiver Material: 7075 T6 aluminum with a type 3 hard coat anodizing

Hammer/Trigger pin size: Mil-spec small pin .154″

Pivot/Takedown Pin Size: Mil-spec small pin – .250″

Caliber Marking: 6.8 MM

Buttstock: A2 buttstock with trap door for storage

Buffer: A2 buffer with A2 action spring

Trigger: 2-stage match trigger = 2 pound first stage with a 3.5 pound letoff

Grip: Hogue overmolded grip

Magazine: 5rd

Safety Selector: Right Hand

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  • Griz Griz on Oct 06, 2015

    6.8 is a good hunting cartridge, but it is difficult to find at local retailers. Hunting with 300 blackout is a more viable option for me. The ammunition is available, and white tail deer go down quickly. If I was purchasing a rifle for elk sized game, I would be going bigger than 6.8, maybe 300 win mag.

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    • Iksnilol Iksnilol on Oct 11, 2015

      @Kivaari Depends, the supersonic loads are very similar to 7.62x39. Which is a decent hunting cartridge.