ArmaLite AR-50A1 National Match Rifle
The AR-50A1 National Match is similar to Armalite's standard AR-50A1 with some VERY important differences.
The AR-50A1 NM is produced from selected components:
- The National Match's 33" barrel is 3" longer than the standard AR-50A1's barrel
- The barrel has eight flutes. The flutes help with cooling and reduce unnecessary weight while maintaining accuracy-enhancing stiffness
- The barrel has a 50 BMG chamber
Armalite has also developed a 'Skid System' for the AR-50A1 National Match. It's meant for serious match use and comes standard, NOT as an expensive add-on. The Armalite Skid System provides parallel rests on the rifle that are parallel with the bore of the rifle so when it recoils it will recoil straight back. This has been requested by match shooters, some of whom have made their own. The front skid attaches to the slot in the forestock similar to the way bipod rails are attached. The rear skid attaches to the buttstock. Armalite developed the Skid System without modification to the AR-50A1's original parts so the system can be used by shooters who already own an AR-50A1 and want to use their original stock with NO MODIFICATIONS.
Calibre: .50 BMG
Barrel: 33" Chrome Moly, 8 Groove
Rifling Twist: RH 1:15"
Muzzle Device: Highly Efficient Muzzle Brake
Stock: 3-section stock – extruded forend, machined grip with vertical grip, forged and machined removable
Upper Reciever: Modified octagonal form, drilled and slotted for scope rail
Trigger: Single Stage Trigger
Overall Length: 61.5"
Weight: 33.6 lbs.
Included with Rifle: 15 Minute Rail, Owner's Manual