SIG Sauer MCX Carbine
The MCX redefines what it means to be a modular AR. Engineered to optimize performance of .300 AAC BLK with and without a can due to an auto-regulating gas system, going sub-sonic to supersonic with the MCX is simple. The MCX is also designed to be adaptable to 5.56 NATO and 7.62x39mm. Just a barrel swap, and the bolt head in the case of the 7.62x39mm, and the MCX can run on three different ammo types. The operating system is a short-stroke piston, so the MCX can be fired even with the stock folded. ($1,866)
The AR-style rifle is one of the most popular rifles being produced today, and a lot of manufacturers doubled down on their products by producing some outstanding examples this past year. The list below includes ARs along the price spectrum and ARs that defy the norm. Whether you shoot competitively, hunt, or are looking for something for self defense, these rifles have you covered.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the Winter 2016 Issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.
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