Wilson Combat has announced that their Recon Tactical and Super Sniper rifles are now available chambered in .224 Valkyrie. The rifles are built with Wilson Combat barrels that feature a fast 1:6.5″ twist rate which allows stabilizing some of the heaviest (90 grain) .224 projectiles currently available on the market. Let’s take a look at each of these rifles.
Wilson Combat Recon Tactical Rifle
This rifle has a Wilson Combat match grade free-floated 20″ barrel which can have either smooth or fluted profile. This gun has a rifle length gas system and a low profile gas block. The rifle is built around the WC billet upper and lower receivers featuring the company’s Armor-Tuff finish. Other components used in this rifle are the WC M-LOK handguard, Rogers Super-Stoc stock, BCM Gunfighter charging handle and pistol grip, Wilson Combat TTU single stage trigger and mil-spec bolt carrier group with an NP3 finish. The overall length is 38″ and the rifle weighs 7 lbs.
Wilson Combat Super Sniper Rifle
These two rifles are quite similar and it is a bit difficult to spot the differences between the two. I contacted Wilson Combat and they explained me the differences between the two rifles which I’ll quote below:
The main bodies of the rifles are going to be similar in all aspects. Both models will have billet receiver sets and M-Lok hand guards at the 13.8″ length. Also they will both come equipped with the Rogers Super-Stoc and also BCM Gunfighter grip dressed with our insignia. Both the Super Sniper and Recon models are offered in all colors of Armor Tuff, but if the individual chooses to upgrade they can have any of the additional coatings of Combat Tuff or one of our Camo patterns for an additional cost. The main difference between the models of Super Sniper and Recon is going to be barrel profile. The Super Sniper has a larger diameter barrel profile to keep the absolute lowest amount of barrel flex that we can guaranty. This assists with the increased velocity that can cause a rise in barrel temperature. This is improved even further by the additional fluting we offer on each barrel design. Both models maintain our accuracy guaranty of a 1″ group or less at 100 yards.
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