Accuracy at range was consistent, with no vertical stringing. My friend and colleague, Scott McGregor, used one at a recent Hornady media event and I watched him put 10 rounds on steel at 610 meters rapid fire using Hornady 155-grain ELDM with ease, and no significant change in point of impact. My experience was exactly the same back home, putting 16 of 20 rounds in the ISPC steel at 700 yards using the American Gunner. Switching back to 200 meters, the zero was unchanged. It just does not get much better with an AR-10.

Bottom Line

Testing .308 ARs is always a mixed bag for me. Having used them since the 1990, most are quite disappointing and my least favorite to shoot. Granted, things have evolved a ton, but most are heavy with heavy recoil and spotty reliability. Some work great with one round, not so much with others. The very best I’ve tested all seem to start around $4,000—way out of most people’s price range. My first test of an AR-15 sized .308 was the DPMS, and it worked but was very harsh to shoot. POF’s Revolution DI .308 seems to deal with all those things pretty well. Recoil is present (it is a .308 after all), but a good brake manages it very well. Accuracy is excellent, reliability is spot on and its tunable. When it comes to size and weight, it’s as close as you can get to an AR-15.  After testing it will be added to a very short list of only four .308 ARs I will actually shoot on purpose. If you are looking for a light, accurate, and reliable .308 that does not break your back (and possibly not your bank either) give this one a very long and hard look! See the new Revolution DI at your nearest dealer, or for more information contact POF USA; Tel.: (877) 561-9572; Web: www.pof-usa.com

One might think that felt-recoil might be objectionable when firing a way-lighter-than-typical, .308-Win-chambered AR platform, but that would be far from the truth; the rifle’s 3-port muzzle brake eats recoil and muzzle rise with a very high level of effectiveness, putting you back on target not long after a spent casing clears the ejection port. You truly have to experience it to believe it.

Specifications:

  • Caliber/Gauge: .308 Win / 7.62x 51mm
  • Barrel: 16.5 inches
  • OA Length: 37 inches extended
  • Weight: 6.81 pounds
  • Sights: Flat Top Rail
  • Stocks/Grips: Mission First Tactical buttstock and pistol grip
  • Action: Rotating bolt, direct gas impingement
  • Finish: Hard Anodized
  • Capacity: SR25 Compatible
  • Price: -$2,669

Performance:

Load                                                     Velocity                      Accuracy

Hornady 155-gr. AMAX BLACK                  2,700                          0.75 inch

Doubletap Colt Comp 155 TMK                 2,650                          0.85 inch

Doubletap 125-gr. BT                              2,750                          0.90 inch

Black Hills 178-gr. ELDX                          2,470                          0.97 inch

Barnes Vortex 130-gr. TTSX                     2,986                          0.73 inch

Hornady 155-gr.American Gunner            2,700                          0.70 inch