The PredatAR 5.56 is designed for those who are searching for a lightweight, ultra-reliable and accurate 5.56 mm NATO rifle for home-defense, competition-shooting or hunting. The PredatAR takes the highly accurate OBR 5.56 “Lite” design, and lightens it in every possible way with the least possible impact to the accuracy that the standard OBR is known for. By contouring the barrel, skeletonizing the handguard, lowering and simplifying the upper rail, and using a low-profile gas block, LaRue were able to reduce roughly 2 pounds from the standard OBR 5.56 rifle.
The handguards on the PredatAR extend out 14.75” to suit a larger range of shooting styles. The zero-MOA upper rail provides plenty of room for weapon-mounted night-vision day/night combinations. Both the upper and lower are CNC-machined from billet aluminum for the optimum fit and consistency. Even though certain features were lightened, there is still additional material in strategic areas to achieve maximum accuracy. Each rifle ships with one, 3” long, MIL-STD-1913 detachable rail section.
The barrels are lightweight-profiled with rifling in a 1/8 twist rate. All barrels are threaded in ½ x 28, with an A2 flash hider attached* (other muzzle devices can be added at an additional cost).
Caliber • 5.56 x 45 mm NATO Rifle Weight • 7.17 lb (based on 16.1” barrel version, unloaded without optics and accessories) Barrel Length • 16.1“ or 18" Rifling Twist Rate • 1/8 Muzzle Thread Configuration • 1/2 x 28 (Except where restricted by State and local laws) Barrel Life • 10,000 (approx) Gas System • Mid-Length Direct Impingement Rate of Fire • Semi automatic Trigger • LaRue MBT Magazine Capacity • 30 rounds
(Iron Sights, Optics and QD mounts not included in price) Base model includes LaRue RAT Stock and LaRue medium A-PEG™ Grip, 1 Aluminum Magazine, 1 Rail Strip, and A2 Flash Hider.
Both models come with a 6-position LaRue RAT Stock and LaRue medium A-PEG™ Grip. The Bolt Carriers are hand-polished hard-chrome with staked carrier keys, with Texas-Spec Bolt assemblies.