NRA Gun of the Week: Brownells BRN-10A Rifle

posted on May 4, 2019

It was at SHOT Show 2019 when Brownells unveiled Retro Rifles, a tribute to Eugene Stoner and the renowned rifles he created, which leads us to this review of the BRN-10A. Built with modern materials, on modern machines, the BRN-10A is an authentic recreation of the original AR-10 design featuring polymer furniture colored brown to mimic the original fiberglass used. From the bolt carrier group to the charging and carry handles, all parts included are as close to the original as possible while providing interchangeability with some modern AR-10 components. To learn more, watch American Rifleman’s Mark Keefe as he examines a faithful copy of that first AR-10 designed by Stoner in this NRA Gun of the Week video. 

Manufacturer: Brownells Inc.
Model: BRN-10A
Chambering: .308 Win.
Action Type: gas-operated, semi-automatic, center-fire rifle
Barrel: 20"
: 7075 T-6 aluminum    
Magazine: 20-round detachable box
Sights: post front, A2-style adjustable rear
Trigger: single-stage; 5-lb., 1-oz. pull
Stock: fixed brown polymer  
Weight: 8 lbs., 9 ozs.
MSRP: $1,699

Additional Reading:
The AR-10 Story
Brownells At-Home Dream Rifle Build: A Lightweight AR-Style Carbine
The Case for the 20"-Barreled AR-15 Rifle
SHOT Show 2018: Brownells Retro AR-15 and AR-10 Rifles




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