Precision marksmen prefer the heavier .308 Winchester cartridge over the AR’s .223 Remington because it packs more energy and is more accurate over longer ranges. The .308 is a much larger cartridge; to accommodate its size, reengineering of the operating system, receiver, and gas tubes were required.
With the military demand for a rifle to meet its needs several manufacturers redesigned the AR-15 to serve as the basis for a tactical rifle. DPMS/Panther Arms’ offering for this market is the LRT-SASS.
Simply put, the LRT-SASS is an AR-15 on steroids. It is larger in size, larger in caliber, and heavier in weight.
After getting the LRT home, I gave it a close going over. The fit and finish of the rifle are impressive, the bolt and charging handle move smoothly, and breakdown did not require any tools even though they fit tightly. The LRT is all-business matte black. I think DPMS did a fine job building this rifle.
Overall, I found the LRT-SASS to be an outstanding rifle—among the finest I have had the pleasure to shoulder and shoot. It handles well, is amazingly accurate, can double as a CQB carbine if need be…what’s not to like?
If you’re looking for a new tactical rifle for yourself or your agency, the LRT-SASS should be among those considered. The rifle is designed to meet a wide variety of applications and to accommodate a wide variety of accessories: lights, IR designators, and various types of optics and bi-pods. Because of this versatility it is my humble opinion that it will meet and exceed your wants and needs.
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