The lightweight and rugged rifle in .300 BLK was designed to hunt everything and go anywhere.
Winchester, Ky. (Ammoland.com) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, unveiled its new ARC 300 rifle (https://star15.com/arc300-always-ready-carbine-300-blackout.html) at the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting and Events, recently held in Atlanta Georgia April 27 – 30, 2017.
“Our ARC (Always Ready Carbine) rifle was so popular in 5.56 we wanted to design a .300 Blackout version with some updated features. This rifle has been designed to hunt everything and to be tough and lightweight enough to go anywhere you go,” said Nick Collier, director of special operations for DoubleStar.
In addition to being lightweight and rugged, the ARC 300 is as reliable as death and taxes, and is ready to eat any supersonic or subsonic load thrown its way. In testing the rifle, DoubleStar fed it every commercially available bullet on the market and they all ran flawlessly. The upper and lower receiver are standard DoubleStar forged 7075 T6 components with MP batch tested bolts. The fire control group are also standard forged internals. The ARC 300 was designed with a pistol length gas system, keeping the hottest part of the barrel away from the shooter’s hands so that it can be fired rapidly and accurately without becoming uncomfortable to shoot.
In designing the rifle, keeping weight to a minimum was a guiding principle. The rifle uses a 16” lightweight barrel, as well as the lightweight Samson 15” SX rail in MLOK, and finally the minimalist Mortar Plate buttstock. The Mortar Plate will also accept a ½” or 1” recoil pad offered by Ace Limited. An additional collapsible DS4 stock is included in the package in case the shooter prefers an adjustable stock over the Mortar Plate buttstock. On the other end of the rifle is DoubleStar’s new Big Timber Brake. The Big Timber Brake was designed to not only reduce muzzle rise, but to eliminate the gap between 15” handguards and 16” barrels. Using a ¾” counterbore, the brake threads over the barrel sitting just inside the 15” SX handguard to give it a seamless look while keeping the muzzle on target.
All components used in the ARC 300 are made in the USA. The lightweight and rugged ARC 300 is at home anywhere the lights of the city can’t be seen and the only sounds that can be heard are the rustling of the trees and the whisper of suppressed .300 BLK. Take it with you.
ARC 300 DSCR132 Specifications:
- Caliber: .300 BLK
- Weight: 6.7 lbs (unloaded)
- Length: 34.5”
- Magazine: 30 Round Aluminum GI
- Barrel: 16” Lightweight barrel with pistol gas system
- Gas Block: DoubleStar Steel Low Profile Gas Block
- Lower Receiver: Standard DoubleStar Lower Receiver
- Upper Receiver: Standard DoubleStar Flattop Upper Receiver
- Gas Tube: DoubleStar Pistol Length Gas Tube
- Forend: 15” Samson SX Handguard
- Muzzlebrake: Big Timber Brake 5/8” x 24 tpi
- Sights: Samson Manual Flip Up Sights
- Buttstock: DoubleStar Mortar Plate Buttstock or DoubleStar DS4 Collapsible Stock
- Buffer Tube: DoubleStar Commercial Tube
- Charging Handle: DoubleStar Tac Latch
- Lower Parts Kit: DoubleStar Standard LPK
- Bolt Carrier Group: DoubleStar Standard BCG
- MSRP: $1,370.99
See the new ARC 300 at Booth #1110 at the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting and Events. For more information on DoubleStar, visit https://star15.com.
About DoubleStar Corp.:
DoubleStar Corp., located in Winchester, Kentucky, was formed when customers of J&T Distributing, a leading supplier of thousands of AR parts and accessories, requested complete rifles and pistols crafted from the same high-quality, U.S.-made components. DoubleStar now supplies not only the commercial market but military and law enforcement forces across the world with rugged and dependable firearms.