Sanders Armory Complete AR15 18″ Match Grade 6.5 Grendel Type II 416R Stainless Steel Upper Assembly with Side Charge Upper
Includes an 18″ Match Grade 6.5 Grendel Type II 416R Stainless Steel Tapered HBAR Match Grade barrel with 1:7.8 Twist 5R rifling, hand-lapped, and air gauge tested.
The Sanders Armory AR15 Billet Aluminum side charging upper assembly is equipped with a low-profile Steel .750 Gas Block with Nitride Finish, Stainless Steel Rifle Length Gas Tube, Free Float Ultra Slim Line MLOK Handguard has a full line top rail and, 6.5 Grendel Type II (.136) Nitride BCG with Hardened Phosphate Bolt and Extractor. The upper receiver is an AR15 / M16 Mil-Spec Billet Upper Receiver, the Receiver is milled from 7075-T6 aircraft aluminum, is precision machined to mil-spec M16/M4 specifications, and features M4 feed.
- RIGHT-Side Charge Upper Receiver with 7075 T6 Grade Billet Aluminum with Mil-A-8625 Type III Hard Coat Anodized Finish, and M4 Feed Ramps
- 18″ Match Grade 6.5 Grendel Type II 416R Stainless Steel Tapered HBAR Barrel with 5R Rifling
- Hand Lapped and Air Gauge tested Barrel
- 1:7.8 Twist rate
- .750 Low Profile QPQ Steel Gas Block
- Rifle Length Stainless Steel Gas Tube
- 15″ OR 16.25″ Free Float Ultra Slim Line MLOK Handguard
- Your choice of a Birdcage Flash Hider or Tapered Fat Comp Muzzle Brake with 5/8 x 24 Thread Pitch
- The complete upper fully assembled is 5.0 LBS
WHAT IS 5R RIFLING?
Retired Army man, Barrett “Boots” Obermeyer developed 5R rifling as a gunsmith in his family’s store. Boots holds a High Master Classification in both high-power rifle disciplines, is a Distinguished Rifleman, and has won numerous shooting awards at both state and national levels. The best definition of 5R rifling comes from “Boots” himself …
“5R is the form of rifling I developed for use in most target barrels, and in many sporting barrels,” he explained. “These barrels have 5 grooves, and the lands have angular sides. I have observed that bullet jackets will deform such that they remain closer to the R-form lands than they will to the sharp-edged lands present in conventional-style rifling. This reduces powder fouling at the corner of the grooves. The angled form of the lands also helps to reduce jacket failures in quick-twist barrels.”
The diagram above of rifling profiles shows the difference between traditional rifling (top) and 5R rifling (bottom). Because the edges of 5R are not square, they don’t cut into bullet jackets as much and, with 5R rifling the lands are opposite of grooves, while with traditional rifling, lands are opposite lands and grooves are opposite grooves.
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