At the Range: Nosler Varmageddon Signature Series AR Varmint Rifle
September 10, 2012
We recently hit the range with Nosler's Mason Payer, who brought along the Nosler Varmageddon Signature Series AR varmint rifle. The product of a joint effort from Nosler, Noveske and Leupold, the Varmageddon rifle is chambered in 5.56/.223 and features an 18-inch stainless barrel with a 1:8 twist and a free-floated 13.5-inch NSR handguard, plus a Mil-Spec receiver extension, Geissle SD-E trigger, Noveske Short Throw Safety (STS) Selector, and a PRS stock and MOE grip from Magpul.
The rifle retails for $2,295, and is also available in a complete package with the Leupold VX3 Long Range 4.5-14x50mm Varmageddon Edition Scope with calibrated CDS turret, Harris 6- to 9-inch bipod, two boxes of Varmageddon ammo and more for $3,195.
After putting a few rounds through the Varmageddon and hitting steel at 550 yards, we decided to have a little fun and test the penetration power of the 64-grain Nosler Varmageddon ammo on a few water jugs. Check out the video straight from the range.