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First Look: Mossberg MMR Hunter 7.62

Mossberg is adding a .30-caliber offering to their MMR-series of rifles with the MMR Hunter 7.62.

Chambered for 7.62x51mm NATO, the rifle features a 20-inch free-float barrel with a 1:10 right-handed twist. The barrel is constructed of 4140 carbon alloy steel and uses a carbine length gas system under its aluminum tubular for end.

The bolt is manufactured from Carpenter 158 steel which is high pressure tested (HPT) and magnetic particle inspected (MPI). The bolt rides inside a flat-top upper receiver made from a 7075 T6 aluminum forging.

Lower parts include a 1.14-inch diameter receiver extension made from 6061 T6 aluminum, a fixed A2-style buttstock and a Stark Equipment Corp. pistol grip. Fire control parts include a standard single-stage trigger group with .154-inch diameter pins. The MMR Hunter 7.62 also comes with a 5-round detachable magazine.

The Mossberg MMR Hunter 7.62 comes to market in late summer 2014 with no confirmed MSRP at this time.

Mossberg's MMR Hunter 7.62 has an overall length of 39.5-inches and weighs 8.8-pounds unloaded.
The rifle features a 20-inch free-float barrel with a 1:10 right-handed twist, and an aluminum forend with dual front swivel studs.
The upper and lower receivers are forged from 7075 T6 aluminum and feature familiar AR-style controls.
Major components of the MMR Hunter 7.62 are manufactured in the USA.

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