Yankee Hill Machine Hunt Ready RifleThese days, more and more shooters are recognizing the potential of the AR platform for use in the field. The guns are fairly accurate, offer plenty of power for suitable game species and provide fast follow-up capabilities if needed. Lots of gun manufacturers have been capitalizing on this by developing hunting-specific ARs that are tailor-made for field work.

Ahead of the recent 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the popular AR and accessory manufacturer Yankee Hill Machine, Co. (YHM) announced it was bringing out two new field-ready rifles for the new year. Dubbed the Hunt Ready Rifle series by the company, these two ARs are hydro-dipped in Kryptek Highlander camo, are hand tuned and are topped with a Bushnell Trophy scope that is factory zeroed at 100 yards.

There is a Rifle model and a carbine model in the new Hunt Ready series. The Hunt Ready Rifle utilizes a 20-inch free-floated 4140 steel diamond fluted barrel, while the Carbine’s is slightly shorter at 16 inches. Both have receivers forged from 7075-T6 aluminum, and both are equipped with YHM’s Rifle Length MR7 M-Lok Handguard and YHM’s low profile gas block.

Yankee Hill Machine Hunt Ready riflesThe Hunt Ready Rifle features an A2 trapdoor stock, while the Hunt Ready Carbine wears an adjustable M4-style telescoping butt stock. The Carbine also has YHM’s Phantom 5C2 flash hider/compensator on the muzzle; this is not present on the Rifle model.

The Bushnell Trophy scope featured on both guns utilizes a mil-dot crosshair reticle, and YHM uses its own manufactured one-piece scope mount to hold the Bushnell in place. The YHM mount has been designed to hold the optic at the same height as the rifle’s iron sights.

Each rifle package also comes with a sling from Grovtech. The sling’s length can be adjusted with just one hand, and it incorporates a wide padded, rubberized shoulder area to reduce strain and fatigue on the user’s shoulder in the field, while remaining firmly in place.

The YHM Hunt Ready Rifle will be available in either 5.56 NATO or 6.8 Remington SPC, while the Hunt Ready Carbine will add .300 BLK to that list. MSRP on the Rifle is listed as $1,611 for the two 5.56 NATO models (one has a 1:7 twist barrel and the other has a 1:9 twist barrel) and $1,654 for the 6.8 Remington SPC version. Pricing on the Carbine is $1,579 for 5.56 NATO and .300 BLK models and is $1,633 for the model chambered in 6.8 Remington SPC.

For more information, visit the Yankee Hill Machine, Co. website, or check out the detailed specifications below.

Specifications:

Yankee Hill Machine Hunt Ready CarbineYankee Hill Machine Hunt Ready Carbine
Type: Semi-auto, direct-impingement gas
Caliber: 5.56 NATO, .300 BLK, 6.8 SPC
Barrel: 16-in., free-floated, 4140 steel, diamond fluted
Twist: 1:7 or 1:9 (5.56 NATO), 1:8 (.300 BLK), 1:10 (6.8 SPC)
Receivers: Forged 7075-T6 aluminum
Gas Block: YHM low profile
Handguard: YHM Rifle Length MR7 M-Lok
Stock: M4-style telescoping stock
Finish: Kryptek Highlander camo
Price: $1,579 (5.56 NATO and .300 BLK), $1,633 (6.8 SPC)
Manufacturer: Yankee Hill Machine, Co

Yankee Hill Machine Hunt Ready rifle specYankee Hill Machine Hunt Ready Rifle
Type: Semi-auto, direct-impingement gas
Caliber: 5.56 NATO, 6.8 SPC
Barrel: 20-in., free-floated, 4140 steel, diamond fluted
Twist: 1:7 or 1:9 (5.56 NATO), 1:10 (6.8 SPC)
Receivers: Forged 7075-T6 aluminum
Gas Block: YHM low profile
Handguard: YHM Rifle Length MR7 M-Lok
Stock: A2-style trapdoor stock
Finish: Kryptek Highlander camo
Price: $1,611 (5.56 NATO), $1,654 (6.8 SPC)
Manufacturer: Yankee Hill Machine, Co.


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