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The AR-15 platform has become one of the most-popular styles of semi-automatic rifle in America, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only game in town. There are are still many different styles of rifles being made both here in the U.S. and overseas. Here’s a few of them that are new for 2022.


B&T USA  APC223 PROB&T USA | APC223 PRO
APC223, APC300 and APC308 receive PRO upgrades this year. Each APC rifle-caliber platform utilizes a hydraulic-buffer system reducing felt recoil and muzzle rise, while providing increased terminal performance, intermediate barrier penetration and sheer energy on target. Optic not included.

▶ Folding stock or brace
▶ M-Lok-compatible fore-end
▶ Dual, folding non-reciprocating charging handles
▶ Fully ambidextrous PRO lower receiver

Specifications
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 24 to 33 inches
Weight: 8 pounds, 3 ounces
MSRP: $3,147
(813) 653-1200 bt-usa.com


Century Arms  BFT47Century Arms | BFT47
Want an AK-pattern carbine, but also want to support American manufacturers? The BFT47 is both an AK and made in the U.S. With upgraded classic features like a heat-treated, stamped receiver and a maple stock, it promises the AK’s legendary reliability without the icky feeling of supporting communists.

▶ RAK-1 enhanced trigger group
▶ Extended magazine-release paddle
▶ US PALM magazine
▶ Ergonomic safety selector

Specifications
Caliber: 7.62×39 mm
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.25 inches
Overall Length: 37.25 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $829.99
(561) 908-7993 centuryarms.com


Springfield Armory  HellionSpringfield Armory | Hellion
It’s not hard to see why the Hellion made such a splash with its introduction. Bullpup styling and Eastern European heritage give this compact rifle a unique appeal, while engineering like ambidextrous controls and reversible ejection make it easy to operate.

▶ Integrated flip-up sights
▶ Adjustable gas system
▶ 4-prong flash hider
▶ BCM Gunfighter Mod3 pistol grip

Specifications
Caliber 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity 30 rounds
Barrel Length 16 inches
Overall Length 28.25 to 29.75 inches
Weight 8 pounds
MSRP $1,999
(800) 680-6866 springfield-armory.com

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