ArmaLite AR-30 .338 Lapua Magnum 26” Bolt-Action Precision Sniper Rifle

SOLD FOR: $2058

WOA#:  WY220917AB001

Make: Armalite

Model:  AR-30

Serial Number: US212822

Year of Manufacture : Post 1999

Caliber: .338 Lapua Magnum

Action Type: Bolt Action

Markings: The buttpad is marked “ARMALITE”.  The left side of the receiver is marked, “AR-30 SER. US212822 ARMALITE GENESO IL U.S.A.”  The left side of the barrel is marked, “338 LAPUA MAG”.  Both sides of the grip are marked with the ArmaLite Logo. The top rear of the receiver on the right side of the bolt is marked, “S” and “F” next to the safety.

Barrel Length: 26″. 27.5” with Muzzle Device.

Sights / Optics: There are no sights on this rifle, however there is a picatinny rail on the top of the receiver for your favorite scopes and optics.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a skeleton aluminum buttstock with fixed cheek rest, rubber buttplate.  The handguard is an aluminum benchrest frame and integral to the lower receiver. The muzzle has a “50 BMG style ArmaLite muzzle brake.  The LOP measures 13.25″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the rubber buttpad on the fixed stock. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One 5rd .338 Single Stack magazine in Very Good Condition.  .

Type of Finish:  Camo Cerakote

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is minimal to no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its finish. The balance of the finish shows minor finish wear from responsible use and storage. The screw heads are sharp. The pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Foam Lined Hard Case

Our Assessment: In an oversimplification, there are two types of sniper rifles in this world.  There are rifles chambered to get the job done, and then there are rifles chambered to break records and take names.  Welcome to ArmaLite’s AR-30.  At first glance you might have thought of an AR-50 as this rifle sports the AR-50’s iconic look with the oversized muzzle brake and long profile.  But the cartridge this rifle is chambered for is a whole different playing field.  There are many ways to describe the .338, but to wrap this round in a nutshell, the Lapua Magnum was created to deliver more stopping power than a .308 while still shooting extremely straight.  Field testing and time testing have proven this round true.  In 2009, Craig Horrison, a Corporal of House in the British Army, used this round to record the longest confirmed sniper kill in combat (since broken).  At a whopping 1.53 miles in perfect shooting conditions, this round still delivers on its promises.  It is why this round is among the go-to-rounds for Finnish snipers who hold a place of highest honor for Simo Hayha of Finland who scored the highest number of confirmed kills to date during the Winter War.  The .338 is sniper royalty. The Armalite AR-30 is a beefy throne to house that royalty and rule on the range.  With a modified Remington 700 trigger with some of the lightest pull I’ve ever had the privilege of inspecting, this rifle is a dream.  Although not the most comfortable stock, it is made for hard work and to do it well.  Become a record breaking sniper yourself and snatch this 1 mile rifle while you can!  Good Luck!

ArmaLite AR-30 .338 Lapua Magnum 26” Bolt-Action Precision Sniper Rifle
ArmaLite AR-30 .338 Lapua Magnum 26” Bolt-Action Precision Sniper Rifle