What do you get when you mix together an AR and a M14/M1A rifle? The new MK 36 rifle from Overmatch Precision Arms. They’ve actually been working on this rifle for a while, it was originally called the Osprey MK36 rifle and was being developed by Osprey Armament which is now Overmatch Precision Arms. The rifle is finally finished and will be released very soon.
The Overmatch MK36 rifle uses an M14/M1A rotating action and gas piston system with an AR-15 style lower receiver. The lower is compatible with AR safety selectors, triggers, pistol grips and stocks. However it uses standard 10 or 20 round box fed M1A magazines. It includes an aluminum hand guard with a Milspec Picatinny rail up top and M-Lok mounting locations along the side. It weights in at a reasonable 8.5 pounds. Even being that svelte Overmatch claims the MK36’s felt recoil is significantly lower than your standard M14/M1A.
That receiver looks familiar.
The Overmatch MK36 is actually very easy to disassemble with no tools needed. It breaks down into just a few parts pretty quickly.
The Overmatch MK36 is going to be available in multiple finishes and hand guard lengths. The one above has a folding AR style stock, and because there’s no buffer you can fire it with the stock folded. Not sure why you would, but you could.
The Overmatch MK36 includes a threaded barrel and muzzle brake but you can add a suppressor to it as well.
The MK36 rifle is chambered in .308 Win / 7.62 NATO but there are plans to produce it in .243, 6.5 Creedmoor and .338 Federal. It will be available with a 1:10 16″ match grade barrel or 1:12 18″ or 20″ match grade barrel.
The MK36 from Overmatch Precision Arms should be available very soon but pricing is to be determined. I’ll update this post if I get pricing info from Overmatch. For more info check them out at opa36.com.