New JARD J-ARBA Bolt Action Rifle

Hrachya H
by Hrachya H
JARD J-ARBA (1)

Sheldon, Iowa-based JARD Inc. is venturing into the market of AR-style bolt guns with the release of their new bolt action rifle called J-ARBA (AR Bolt Action). The J-ARBA rifle utilizes a mil-spec AR lower receiver which means it has AR controls and is fed from AR magazines. Being a bolt gun, the rifle is a more efficient suppressor host, has a cleaner action compared to a gas gun, and can be retrofitted with a folding stock as it does not require a buffer and buffer tube to function.

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JARD J-ARBA (2)

JARD J-ARBA rifle is currently available chambered in 5.56×45 only. The rifle comes standard with a 20″ barrel that has a 1:9″ twist rate. The bolt is nickel plated. J-ARBA rifle has a proprietary single stage trigger with a pull weight of 3 lbs. The rifle will not function with AR-15 triggers. The company offers both complete rifles and upper receiver assemblies. The proprietary trigger is included with the uppers. Complete JARD J-ARBA rifles weigh 6 lbs 7 oz and the weight of the upper assembly is 4 lbs 7 oz.

The MSRP of the JARD J-ARBA upper receiver assembly is $924.95. The complete rifle costs $1,325.85. J-ARBA rifles and uppers come standard with non-threaded muzzles however for an additional $15.95 you can have the muzzle threaded and for $17.95, they’ll add a thread protector.

Let us know in the comments section what you think about this new JARD rifle and the concept of AR-style bolt guns in general. Is the price right for the offered features? Are there other options on the market that you’d rather opt for?


Pictures by JARD Inc., www.jardinc.com

Hrachya H
Hrachya H

Managing Editor Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying the history and design of guns and ammunition. Should you need to contact him, feel free to shoot him a message at Hrachya@TheFirearmBlog.com

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