First Look: Aero Precision Lever Motion Rifle

Massive information for lever gun fans: Aero Precision is breaking into the modernized lever motion rifle market. Aero is well-known for its AR-15s, AR-10s, pistol caliber carbines, and most not too long ago the Solus bolt gun, however this was a shocking flip. Though the brand new Aero Precision lever motion rifle continues to be very a lot in its prototype section — it does not even have an official title but — we have been capable of get a primary look and a few key particulars about it from firm representatives at SHOT Present.

Aero Lever Gun Prototype Options & Specs

Proper out of the field, the Aero lever gun will include among the commonest upgrades that might usually be added to a tactical lever gun. It has a 16-inch threaded barrel to permit set up of muzzle brakes and suppressors, in addition to a machined aluminum handguard with M-LOK slots and QD sockets for a sling.

The handguard extends right into a full-length Picatinny prime rail with a ghost ring rear sight and fiber optic entrance sight. The handguard, prime rail, and inventory can be accessible in a number of totally different finishes, together with OD inexperienced and FDE.

The receiver is completed with an upgraded loading gate, aftermarket set off, and a novel lever that matches the contour of the rifle’s grip. The grip additionally options polymer panels on both aspect with texture paying homage to an AR pistol grip.

The Aero Precision lever motion inventory is a skeletonized aluminum design, similar to current aftermarket choices. It options an adjustable cheek riser, attachment factors for sidesaddle ammo carriers, and QD sling sockets. The tip is completed with a comfortable rubber buttpad and what seems to be a spacer for size of pull adjustment.

Above: Aero’s lever design is barely extra angular than a conventional lever loop, and features up with the form of the grip.

As you would possibly anticipate, the Aero lever motion can be provided in two of the preferred rifle calibers instantly at launch: 30-30 and 45-70. The corporate tells us there can be extra caliber selections coming after that, together with some particularly attention-grabbing ones (that is all we’re allowed to say proper now).

Take into account this can be a very early prototype, so among the smaller particulars and ending touches might change earlier than it hits manufacturing. Nonetheless, after dealing with the gun and working the motion, it feels impressively clean for this stage of improvement.

When and How A lot?

Aero Precision employees advised us the discharge of this lever gun is tentatively slated for the fourth quarter of 2024. Pricing is estimated at $1,700 to $1,800, however that will additionally change because the design and options are finalized.

Stag Arms Lever Motion

Stag Arms, Aero’s sister firm, can be releasing its personal variant of the identical lever gun. In keeping with Stag’s hunting-oriented rifles, the Stag lever motion can be a extra conventional lever gun with iron sights, wooden furnishings, and a traditional lever loop. It ought to be a strong selection for followers of the normal lever gun, corresponding to current Marlin, Henry, and Winchester choices.

For extra info on the brand new Aero Precision lever motion rifles, control later this 12 months.

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