This is a custom build, match grade AR-15 in .204 Ruger. It is built on a precision machined receiver made by Black Gold Custom Arms out of Belgrade, Montana. Each of their receivers is manufactured from 7075 aluminum billet, is hand finished and then coated with hard anodize per Mil-A-8625 specifications. For more information, check out their website: https://blackgoldcustomarms.com.
The barrel is a 22″ McGowan target grade stainless steel barrel with a faster 1-10″ twist to stabilize the heavier 40 grain bullets. It also shoots the 32 grain just fine. Most factory 204 Rugers come with a 1/12″ twist, which while good for 32 grain bullets, they will generally not stabilize 40 or 50 grain loads. The barrel end is threaded.
This build used only the finest AR components:
|McGowan Match Grade 22″ precison stainless barrel|
|Black Gold Custom Precision Receiver|
|Timney AR 15 Trigger|
|BCM Gunfighter Ambi Charging Handle|
|Midwest Industries 15″ Key Mod Handguard|
|Mag Pull PRS Stock|
|WMD Nickel Boron X Bolt Carrier Group (BCG)|
|Vortex 30 mm Cantilver Scope Mount|
|ODIN WORKS Bi Pod Adapters|
|Vortex Viper PST 16×50 Scope with Sun Shield|
|Double Star Safety Selector|
|DPMS Magazine release|
|WMD Nitro Met Rifle Length Gas tube|
|Rock River Star Safety Selector|
|Rock River Arms Forward Assist|
|Rock River Arms Ejection Port Cover|
|Odin Works Low Profile Gas Block|
|A2 Stock Completion Kit|
|ERGO Lower Spring Kit|
|KNS Precision Pin Set|
I have put less than 40 rounds through the rifle. Even before complete break-in it’s shooting 0.5 – 0.75″ groups at 100 yards. That was off a bi-pod and Hornady factory 40 grain V-Max loads. The scope is a Vortex Viper PST in 16 x 50 power. Check component prices. I have over $3000 in the rifle build and scope. If you are looking for an AR in 204 Ruger that is optimized for 40 grain loads (think coyotes, marmots and wood chucks) this rifle is a great option. Must ship to an FFL.