FightLite Industries is well-known in the industry for some truly remarkable firearms innovations like the MCR belt-fed upper receiver, SCR 5.56 pistol, and of course their extensive lineup of aftermarket parts and accessories. FightLite is now excited to announce the launch of its brand-new multi-caliber lever action rifle, the Herring Model 2024. Unlike other lever action rifles, the Herring Model 2024 features a purpose-built modernized design complete with AR-15 magazine compatibility, and a whole host of both rifle and pistol calibers to choose from depending on what you’d like to use the rifle for.
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FightLite Introduces the Multi-Caliber Herring Model 2024 Lever Action Rifle
Mechanically, the HERRING® Model 2024 family uses a rotating bolt like an AR-pattern semiautomatic, but the bolt carrier is cycled by a manually actuated articulating lever. FightLite’s HERRING® Model 2024’s lower receiver has lineage to the highly successful ARES/FightLite SCR® Sport-Configurable Rifle. A great deal of commonality has been retained between the SCR’s lower components, and those used by the HERRING® Model 2024; and it also accepts all AR-15 (STANAG) pattern magazines, including 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 60 and 100 round AR magazines.
Due to its modern, magazine-fed design the HERRING® Model 2024 doesn’t suffer from center-of-gravity shift as a tube-fed rifle does when loading or firing, nor is it limited to round-nosed projectiles. It can be easily unloaded, via simple removal of the magazine and a single cycling of the action to remove any chambered round. Because it can be quickly and easily loaded and unloaded, it’s also possible to easily swap between two different types of ammunition within one caliber as specific shooting conditions dictate. An example might be when shooting .300 Blackout: -choosing between supersonic 110gr expanding copper hollow points for increased velocity and subsonic 220gr BTHP when adding a silencer.
The FightLite Industries Herring Model 2024 lever action will be offered as both a complete rifle as well as a complete lower receiver assembly for those who prefer to customize their own Herring lever action rifle in a caliber, barrel, and handguard configuration of their own choosing. The Herring will be offered through a 2-step distribution model (meaning it will be available to your local FFL through a distributor) for a starting price of $1,199.99. The rifle will be primarily chambered in 5.56 NATO, and 300 BLK but can be easily reconfigured to accept cartridges like 6mm ARC, .450 Bushmaster, or even .22LR, 5.7x28mm, .45 ACP, 9mm and 10mm using a reduced stroke-length conversion kit. For more information or to keep track of when the product is officially launched, visit www.fightlite.com.