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

by
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. 

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Brownells Inc.
Model: BRN-10A
Chambering: .308 Win.
Action Type: gas-operated, semi-automatic, center-fire rifle
Barrel: 20"
Receiver
: 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










 


  

Latest

Revisiting 9Mm Super Cooper F
Revisiting 9Mm Super Cooper F

Blast From The Past: Revisiting The 9 mm Magnum 'Super Cooper'

Follow Brad Miller as he takes a closer look at the 9 mm "Super Cooper" magnum handgun cartridge, which can have cases made for it from cut down .223 Rem. casings.

Smith & Wesson Model 10: A Legendary K-Frame Available Today

Today’s Model 10 chambers .38 Spl. and can handle +P loads. Cylinder capacity is six cartridges in the single/double action. Its frame, cylinder and barrel are carbon steel, blued in classic fashion and the grips are wood. It’s a timeless look.

Tips & Techniques: A Penny For Your Dry-Fire Thoughts

When performing dry-fire practice with an AR-15, there are a lot of reasons you might not want the bolt to lock to the rear. You can use dummy rounds, snap caps or other safety aids, but there’s another trick used in training circles requiring far less investment.

NRA Foundation Grants $252,000 For Ammo To USA Shooting

The NRA Foundation Board of Trustees has approved a $252,000 grant for USA Shooting to purchase the specific shotshells used by the National Team, National Development Team and National Junior Team.

This Old Gun: Winchester Model 1892 'Trapper'

The Winchester 1873 may have been “The Gun That Won The West,” but it was the Winchester Model 1892, with its smoother, stronger action, that soon began outselling the earlier toggle-link lever-action and eventually caused the ‘73’s demise in 1921.

Preview: Wilson Combat WCP365 Grip Module

Wilson Combat is offering aftermarket grip modules compatible with SIG Sauer’s P365/P365 XL micro-compact semi-automatic pistols that significantly improve the host handguns’ ergonomics while adding a touch of custom flair.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.