The Fulton Armory FAR-308 rifle is our name for Stoner’s .308 based AR-10 revolution, the bigger brother of the rifle that has served longer, and in more forms, than any other issue martial arm on earth. Like the old adage “victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan”, there are many “fathers” of the AR-10.
Rossignol’s experimental ENT B5 (1901), Eklund’s AG-42 Ljungman (1942), the French MAS-49 (1949), Fairchild, Armalite (the original, not the commercial company of today)…
But it was the genius of Eugene Morrison Stoner and his visionary application of the direct impingement gas system that truly revolutionized small arms design. Unlike conventional gas-operated firearms, direct impingement does away with a separate gas cylinder, gas piston, and operating rod assembly. Gasses act directly upon the bolt and carrier thereby saving weight and reducing complexity, cost, and number of part replacements.
Original USGI AR-10 receivers or parts have never been available to the U.S. commercial market due to its extreme rarity and “machinegun” status. Today, both semi-auto AR-10 type receivers and parts are available from a variety of commercial sources with varying degrees of interchangeability, dimensional fidelity, durability and safety. Like most things not all AR-10’s are created equal.
Sadly, some AR-10 type rifle designs, uppers, receivers, parts and magazines are not interchangeable with other manufacturers, greatly diminishing one of the greatest benefits of the AR platform-it’s interchangeability. Push two pins and drop on a different upper and you have a new rifle. Perhaps in another caliber with different sighting devices that purposely meets your every need. Fulton Armory’s FAR-308 is compatible with Remington, DPMS and other manufacturers making it the most universal, popular and supportable design available today.
For those desiring a longer range/more effective AR in .308 Win today, one can build, or buy complete, a rifle that is vastly more accurate and more highly refined than that of the original. A true 21st Century firearm evolution of Stoner’s revolution. With Fulton Armory’s acclaimed semiautomatic FAR-308 receiver, parts, components and assembly techniques we can take you wherever you want to go.
From the no-nonsense utility of our Special Rifle Series, to the current M110 military design, to the un-matched precision of our 6.5mm Dreadnaught (supersonic at 1200 yards with the energy of a freight train), every Fulton Armory FAR-308 is lovingly created, one at a time, from the finest receivers, parts, and assembly techniques available, anywhere.
The Fulton Armory FAR-308 is truly a “rifle for life,” an heirloom to be passed down for the ages. Safe. Durable. Extraordinary. The Fulton Armory FAR-308.