ArmaLite’s New AR-30A1 Target Rifle

ArmaLite AR-30A1 Target Rifle
ArmaLite AR-30A1 Target Rifle
ArmaLite Inc
ArmaLite Inc

Geneseo, IL – -( ArmaLite Inc.proudly introduces the all new AR-30A1.

The AR-30A1 is the next generation of ArmaLite’s highly acclaimed bolt action rifles – the ULTIMATE long range target and tactical firearm. The new AR-30A1 is available in a target version and a standard version. Both versions are available in .338 Lapua and .300 Win Mag.

On the surface, the AR-30A1 bears a family resemblance to its predecessor, the AR-30.  But, every individual component of the AR-30 was scrutinized in the AR-30A1.  As a result, only the pistol grip, buttpad, trigger, and a few small components from the AR-30 passed muster for the AR-30A1.  All other components are new and/or improved.  The result is a firearm that maintains its predecessor’s outstanding accuracy, light weight, and soft recoil while dramatically improving its ergonomics, adaptability, versatility, reliability and ease of use.

Features of all versions of the new AR-30A1:

  • Muzzle brake threads on the end of the barrels employ threads that are standard for the sound suppressor industry (5/8 x 24 for the 300 Win Mag and 3/4 x 24 for the 338 Lapua).  So, many sound suppressors can be screwed directly onto the barrel without the need for an adaptor.
  • The long, 26”  barrel in the .338 Lapua enhances muzzle velocity, flatness of trajectory, and terminal ballistics.  The 24” barrel of the .300 Win Mag balances ballistic performance with portability.
  • A tough, through-hardened receiver means reduced wear and increased smoothness.
  • The bolt-mounted safety mechanism locks the firing pin to the rear.  This design is stronger and more secure than a sear or trigger blocking safety because it directly blocks the firing pin itself.
  • The metal cheekpiece is very durable and the elastomeric cheekpiece pad provides a comfortable shooter interface in all weather conditions.
  • The cheekpiece supports contain integral cleaning rod guides that prevent damage to the bore due to inadequate cleaning rod control.
  • Multiple sling installation locations allow simultaneous use of a sling and a bipod.  And the rear sling swivel can be moved to either the left or right side.
  • To provide very compact transportation, the entire buttstock assembly can be quickly and easily removed with only one allen wrench.
  • The standard and target buttstocks are interchangeable on any receiver with use of only one allen wrench.
  • Military grade anodizing and phosphating finishes enhance durability and corrosion resistance.

Features specific to the AR-30A1 Target version:

  • A top 20 MOA Picatinny rail that is 18 inches long over the receiver and barrel will support any scope and accessory devices such as night vision devices.  Picatinny rails on both sides of the forearm allow installation of other devices.
  • The cheekpiece is vertically adjustable for 1 inch of adjustment without the use of tools so that each shooter, regardless of their facial features, can obtain an optimum cheek weld while still achieving a clear sight picture.
  • The buttstock can be adjusted without tools for lengths of pull from 13.6” to 15.6.”  This makes the AR-30A1 ergonomically correct for shooters from the 5% female to 95% male. Shooters can also quickly adjust length of pull to accommodate changes in clothing or shooting position. In addition, with a single allen wrench, the buttpad is adjustable for height.
  • A 1913 accessory rail at the bottom of the buttstock allows for installation of additional accessories such as sling swivels or monopods.

Performance characteristics of all versions of the AR-30A1:

  • ArmaLite’s testing has proven the muzzle brake to be the best in the industry for both reducing recoil and increasing accuracy.  This makes shooting the AR-30A1 comfortable for even the smallest or recoil-sensitive shooter.
  • The competition grade barrel and our patented V-block receiver bedding system are keys to the AR-30A1’s minute of angle accuracy. ArmaLite’s patented V-Block Bedding Wedge and V-Block Stock assure absolute strength and repeatability for superb accuracy.  The aluminum stock reinforces the receiver like a bench-rest sleeve.
  • The magazine of any mag-fed firearm is critical to reliable feeding.  The AR-30’s magazine underwent extensive development testing to assure reliability of feeding.  It is made of steel, not polymer or aluminum, to provide years of heavy duty service.
  • The single stack design of the AR-30A1 magazine minimizes the material removed from the receiver for the mag well.  This significantly contributes to the strength and stiffness of the AR-30A1 receiver.
  • The deep magazine well under the receiver makes magazine insertion fast and easy, while holding the magazine in exactly the correct position for reliable feeding.
  • An ambidextrous magazine catch is centrally located so that the shooter can release the magazine and catch it with the same hand.  Reloading is fast, and the expended magazine won’t be dropped to be lost, damaged or muddied.
  • The rifle balances just in front of the magazine well.  So, the rifle can be easily and comfortably carried near the rifle’s balance point with only one hand, freeing the other hand for other critical activities.
  • The powerful ejection system and generous ejection port eject even loaded .338 Lapua cartridges rapidly and reliably.  The large ejection port also makes single loading of cartridges through it easy and fast.
  • The ergonomically improved bolt handle design and “competition grade” dimensions and tolerances in the receiver allow lightning-fast, butter-smooth reloading.
  • The buttstock can be removed with one allen wrench for compact transportation or storage.  In confined areas, military and LE users can employ the AR-30A1 in a “pistol configuration” without its buttstock. ArmaLite’s highly efficient muzzle brake makes firing, even in the pistol configuration, comfortable.

30A1BT300 (The target AR-30A1 in .300 Win Mag)

  • Caliber: .300 Win Mag
  • Barrel: 24″ Chrome Moly
  • Rifling Twist: 1:10
  • Muzzle Device: Muzzle Brake
  • Trigger: Single Stage
  • Stock: Adjustable Cheek Piece (height) & Buttstock (length)
  • Overall Length: 46.1″ – 48.1”
  • Length of Pull: 13.6”  – 15.6”
  • Weight: 14.5 lbs.
  • Included with Rifle: 1 Five Round Magazine, Detachable Sight Rail and Accessory Rails, Hard Case, Sling, Owner’s Manual

30A1BT338 (The target AR-30A1 in .338 Lapua)

  • Caliber: .338 Lapua
  • Barrel: 26″ Chrome Moly
  • Rifling Twist: 1:10
  • Muzzle Device: Muzzle Brake
  • Trigger: Single Stage
  • Stock: Adjustable Cheek Piece (height) & Buttstock (length)
  • Overall Length: 48.1″ – 50.1”
  • Length of Pull: 13.6”  – 15.6”
  • Weight: 15.3 Lbs.
  • Included with Rifle: 1 Five Round Magazine, Detachable Sight Rail and Accessory  Rails, Hard Case, Sling, Owner’s Manual
ArmaLite AR-30A1 Target Rifle
ArmaLite AR-30A1 Target Rifle



ArmaLite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture and sell semiautomatic rifles in a variety of calibers including 5.56mm and 7.62mm, long range super-accurate bolt action rifles in calibers including .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua, .50 BMG and classic 9mm pistols. Visit ArmaLite at

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Robert Filete

I need sling swivels for my AR-50. Suggestions?

Jacob (willi4jb) Wil

What is the asking price and does it come with the scope?