NEMO Arms had some neat products this year at SHOT. NEMO Arms, based out of Montana, is famous for their large bore semi-automatic AR patterned rifles. NEMO Arms first distinguished themselves in the Industry with their semi automatic Omen rifle chambered in 300 Winchester Magnum. At present NEMO Arms is manufacturing rifles chambered in 300 Winchester Magnum, 7mm Remington Magnum, 338 Winchester Magnum, 308 Winchester, 300 AAC Blackout as well as .223/5.56.
One trend that was extremely prevalent this year with NEMO Arms was the liberal use of Proof Research Carbon Fiber wrapped barrels. Handling the rifles equipped with the Proof Research Carbon Fiber wrapped barrels, verses the ones that were not, was like night and day in regards to weight.
The Firearm Blog writers and I agreed that there was not a lot of innovation in regards to the Ar platform this year. There were only a handful of companies that are pushing the Ar platform forward. Notable exceptions include Cobalt Kinetics and NEMO Arms. It would be fun to shake one of these rifles out.