I’ll be politically correct and call an AR or black rifle an MSR. MSR might stand for Modern Sporting Rifle, but these rifles are everywhere. This year, black rifles have come out of the shadows, and I think MSR should stand for Main Stream Rifle seeing as nearly every rifle manufacturer produces its own version of the MSR. To use a term, they are ubiquitous. Sure, there are MSRs that prefer the shadows, ready to defend, but there are those that compete, punch steel at distance and hunt, too. Here are a few rifles worth noting.
The problem when you start chambering ARs in exotic calibers is that the price of the AR tends to become just as exotic. Not so with the MkW-15 T SBN, ANVIL in .458 SOCOM. This is a base model using Mk3 platform receivers machined from billet 7075-T6 aluminum. Rest assured, this rifle will work with ease on game the size of feral pigs to whitetails. It’s equipped with a 10-round Lancer L5 magazine. CMMGInc.com
Editor's Note: This article is from the 2017 Shooters Guide issue of Gun Digest the Magazine