New NEMO Arms FX Series Rifles

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NEMO Arms has released a new line of AR-15 pattern rifles called the FX Series. The NEMO Arms FX family of rifles currently consists of two members which are mostly identical except for the chambers: 5.56×45 NATO vs .223 Wylde. With an MSRP of $1,495, these are the most affordable .223/5.56 offerings in the NEMO Arms catalog (rifles with comparable specs from their Battle-Light line start at $2,450).

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Here is an excerpt from the NEMO Arms press release announcing the new rifles:

The price tag of NEMO’s newest rifle, the NEMO® FX might surprise you. While NEMO Arms is known for their high-end Omen™, XO™, and Battle-Light™ ARs with top-of-the-line manufacturing and components, the new FX series is designed with reliable components and engineered in-house to minimize machine time, allowing for a more affordable MSRP starting at $1495.

The FX rifle is built on NEMO’s new enhanced forged receiver set and utilizes quality MIL-SPEC components resulting in a rugged and reliable rifle with room for future personalized upgrades. The NEMO FX will be available with a 16” steel barrel chambered in either 5.56 NATO or .223 WYLDE which runs 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington ammunition. The FX will get the same premium service and support that’s been offered by NEMO for over 10 years and backed by NEMOs manufacturer limited lifetime warranty. Learn more at

The forging for the NEMO FX comes from the acquisition of 2A Armament, however, the FX isn’t just a rebranded 2A rifle. Enhancements were made by tightening tolerances and clearances to help increase accuracy and give the rifle a solid feel. Other improvements like replacing the standard pins with screws allow for easier assembly. Many of the components such as the handguard and muzzle device in the FX rifle are based on 2A Armament designs. NEMO Arms is also launching these AR-15 components as NEMO® Builder Series parts. “Our aim is to keep the price point, reliability, and design aesthetic of the original 2A Builder Series line so we can continue to provide a quality product at a price point that NEMO has never been in.” said Bill King, CEO.

The FX line will also become NEMO’s small-frame AR base for military and law enforcement contracts through the NEMO Defense program. NEMO works with each agency to understand their use case, guidelines, and service needs and will customize a build for their Mission Critical needs. Custom configurations of the FX line will only be available through the NEMO Defense program as FX-MC rifles.

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Below you can find the list of features and specs of the new NEMO Arms FX series rifles:

BarrelNEMO 16” 416R stainless steel barrel 1:8 twist and black nitride finish
ReceiversNEMO enhanced forged aluminum alloy upper and lower receiver set – manufactured in-house
Handguard / Forearm15″ Builder Series handguard with barrel nut made from 7075-T6 aluminum
BoltHigh Pressure bolt 9310 heat treated Cryo’d shot peened MPI (magnetic particle inspection) with black nitride finish
Bolt Carrier GroupCarrier 8620 heat treated Black Nitride
TriggerALG ACT Trigger
Gas SystemCarbine length gas system – steel QPQ nitrided pinned low profile gas block
Charging HandleAmbidextrous charging handle
MuzzleNEMO T3 Steel Compensator
SafetyMil-Spec safety selector
Buffer TubeNEMO Builder Series buffer tube
Buffer AssemblyCarbine buffer and spring
StockMagpul® MOE® stock
GripMagpul® Moe® K grip
MagazineMAGPUL 30-round Gen3 P-MAG (10-round replacement for ban restricted states)
WarrantyLimited lifetime warranty
Also ships with* Savior® black, single soft rifle bag * Owners manual w/ product registration

What do you think about these new rifles from NEMO Arms? Sound off in the comments section!

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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

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  • TDog TDog on May 29, 2024

    The FX series? Why? Are they It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia themed?

  • IOJ IOJ on May 30, 2024

    stainless steel nitrided barrel

    1:8 twist

    carbine length gas

    1500 bucks