AR-15 News Rifles First Look: Patriot Ordnance Factory Olde School .308 G&A Online Editors March 18th, 2015 | More From G&A Online Editors Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) is well known for its innovation of the AR platform, and the company is continuing this effort with the release of its new Olde School rifle chambered in .308 Win./7.62x51mm NATO. While POF-USA is recognized for its gas-piston rifles, the Olde School rifle is designed with a traditional direct-impingement gas system. What makes this system different from those used in other ARs is that it utilizes a gas tube manufactured entirely from Inconel, which increases reliability by improving the amount of heat that the gas system can handle. As with many previous POF-USA rifles, the Olde School uses the company’s proven E2 extraction technology, which redirects a small amount of gas back along the neck of a spent cartridge to aid with extraction. For added versatility and dexterity, the Olde School also incorporates completely ambidextrous controls and sports an 11.5-inch M-Lok compatible M-Rail forend for mounting attachments. The Olde School rifle is available with either a 14.5- or 16.5-inch barrel for a total length (collapsed) of 34 or 36 inches. The rifle is lightweight, weighing just 8 pounds with the 14.5-inch barrel and 8.2 pounds with the 16.5-inch barrel. The new POF-USA Olde School rifle is available for $2,599 and comes with either a black anodized or NP3 finish. relatedFirst Look: POF-USA ReVolt Bolt-Action RifleContinuing with their American Revolution in innovation, Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) introduces the ReVolt bolt-a... Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from Guns & Ammo Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week Even More First Look Show More Get the Guns & Ammo Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. 9 Awesomely Creative Ways to Kill ZombiesRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services LIKE WHAT YOU'RE READING? Get 12 issues for the low price of just $9! Subscribe!