Springfield Armory goes big in its AR line with the introduction of the SAINT Victor .308.
Halleluiah and pass the ammo! It’s an AR-10.
The SAINT Victor .308 comes only months after Springfield Armory kicked off the line of high-end AR-style rifles. And, given the scant choices compared to AR-15s, should prove a welcome option for those who require a little more punch per trigger pull. Perhaps the rifle’s biggest selling point is its price isn’t through the roof with an MSRP of $1,399. Yes, there’s certainly cheaper available, but perhaps not with the SAINT Victor .308’s litany of features.
For those who have studied the AR-15 end of the line, the larger-caliber option shouldn’t throw any curveballs. Same as its smaller cousin, the SAINT Victor .308 includes:
- Nickel-boron coated single-stage flat trigger
- 16-inch chrome-moly-vanadium barrel
- 15-inch free-float handguard with ample M-Lok slots
- Bravo Company furniture
- Flush QD mounts
- Flip-up sights
- Melonite finished everything
- Proprietary muzzle break
- Mid-length gas system with a low profiled gas block
Also, the rifle comes outfitted with Springfield’s Accu-Tight system, a tension screw that reduces movement between upper and lower receivers.
Learn The AR-10 Inside Out:
- The Fall And Rise Of The AR-10
- AR-10 vs. AR-15: How Stoner’s Rifles Stack Up
- Understanding The AR-10 Upper Receiver
- Decoding The AR-10 Lower Receiver
While not detailed in Springfield’s literature, the SAINT Victor .308 appears a DPMS pattern AR-10, judging from receiver geometry. Makes sense, given it opens the rifle’s compatibility to a greater swath of aftermarket parts.
More scuttlebutt from Springfield:
GENESEO, ILL. – Springfield Armory® proudly introduces a heavy-hitting addition to the new SAINT® Victor family, the SAINT® Victor .308.
The SAINT Victor series of rifles and pistols from Springfield Armory are designed as purpose-built defensive firearms, and manufactured to professional standards for unrivaled performance.
Never before has Springfield Armory offered the popular SAINT® family of rifles in an AR-10 platform, until now. For those who prefer the .308 Winchester/7.62 NATO cartridge, the SAINT Victor .308 is the ultimate lightweight personal defense rifle. Weighing in at only 7.8 lbs., this rifle is purpose built to offer serious power in a quick handling configuration.
The SAINT Victor .308 features a 16” lightweight profile CMV barrel that is Melonite® coated inside and out to provide maximum corrosion resistance, and is partnered with an M-Lok free-float 15” handguard that protects the mid-length gas system, chosen for its smooth recoil impulse and reliability. The SAINT Victor .308 features a full-length “interrupted” rail to reduce weight and accommodate modern shooting styles, and the Accu-Tite tension system eliminates movement between the flat-top upper receiver and the lower receiver, ensuring a rock solid feel.
The SAINT Victor .308 also features a pinned low-profile gas block, a must-have on a serious use defensive AR rifle. High-quality spring-loaded flip-up sights are included, and a Springfield Armory designed muzzle brake eliminates barrel rise and softens recoil. An enhanced nickel-boron coated single-stage flat trigger provides more surface area for improved trigger contact. The end plate on the rifle features a QD mount for sling attachment. The SAINT Victor .308 features an enhanced bolt carrier group that is also Melonite® finished, with a 9310 steel bolt that is MPI-tested and shot peened for the utmost reliability. A 20-round Magpul Gen M3 PMAG is included.
SAINT Victor .308
Caliber: .308 WIN
Magazine: (1) 20-Round Magpul Gen M3
Barrel: 16″ Lightweight Profile, CMV Melonite® Finish Internal & External, 1:10
Front Sight: Spring Loaded Flip-Up
Rear Sight: Spring Loaded Flip-Up
Muzzle Device: SA Muzzle Brake
Trigger: Enhanced Nickel Boron Coated Single Stage Flat
Upper Receiver: Forged Type III Hard Coat Anodized, 7075 T6 Aluminum
Lower Receiver: Forged Type III Hard Coat Anodized, 7075 T6 Aluminum w/ Accu-Tite™ Tension System
Handguard: 15″ M-Lok Aluminum Free Float w/ SA Locking Tabs
Gas System: Direct Impingement Mid-Length, Pinned Gas Block
Receiver Extension: Mil-Spec Dimension Carbine, 7075 T6 Type III Hard Anodized Aluminum
Bolt Carrier: Group MPT, Melonite® Finish w/ 9310 Steel Bolt
Buffer Assembly: Carbine “H” Heavy Tungsten Buffer Charging Handle GI Style Butt Stock: Bravo Company 6-Position
Safety: 90 Degree Single Sided Trigger Guard Integral to Receiver
Pistol Grip: Bravo Company Mod.3
Length: 37.75″ Fully Extended, 34.5″ Collapsed Weight 7 lbs 11 oz
For more information on the SAINT Victor .308, please visit www.springfield-armory.com.