Why doesn't anybody offer an AR in 30-06???

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by bluesea112, May 30, 2009.

  1. bluesea112

    bluesea112 Active Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    West, TX
    30-06 is one of the most popular calibers of all time.
    Does anybody know a technical or mechanical reason that nobody has produced an AR style rifle in 30-06?

    There must be a good reason, but I don't know what it would be. I know they would sell like hot cakes if someone offered it.

    What do y'all think?

  2. I would suggest that it's because the .30-06 is considered a "long action" cartridge. An AR style weapon would have to be awfully large, and exceptional strong, to accommodate such a round, and that would defeat the whole purpose of the AR design. Look, for example, at the Browning Automatic Rifle to see what you would be dealing with.

  3. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    The .308 is so close to the ballistics of the .30-06 that I doubt manufacturers want to go to the effort to make a longer-action AR just for the .30-06. It would possibly be a somewhat oddball in terms of magazine length, etc... The logic for making a .243 for the AR was in large part because the .243 is a necked-down .308, so the action travel is the same and the rounds fit much the same way in the magazines for the .308 round.

    That's just my amateur opinion on the matter. :confused:
  4. islenos

    islenos New Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    West Texas
    they do

    Cobb MCR Multi Caliber Rifle

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  5. I think I saw one of those in a local gun store earlier this week:eek:

    I see it's offered in all the Mauser calibers EXCEPT 7.92x57:mad::mad::mad::mad:
  6. OBrien

    OBrien New Member

    May 6, 2009
    Bangor Maine
    How much for one in 35 Whelen? That would be awesome! A little pricey but still great.
  7. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    I'm not convinced that the AR platform is the best one out there anyway...

  8. Tony22-250

    Tony22-250 New Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Snellville, GA
    I personally know or knew the guys at Cobb but they got bought out by bushmaster. They no longer make the MCR! Wish they did! So there are no more long action ARs on the market :( So the ones out there are the ones you get! Untill Skip Patel gets to making them at Bushmaster and thats not going to happen any time soon!
  9. bluesea112

    bluesea112 Active Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    West, TX
    Wow, I got all excited only to be disappointed in the end. I didn't even realize cob had been purchased by Bushmaster. That sucks. Man that multi caliber looks like an incredible rifle.

    Thanks for the replies everybody.
  10. bluesea112

    bluesea112 Active Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    West, TX
    Skip Patel needs to make his current line of rifles function properly before he takes on any more projects. I have a Predator that is still giving me problems. Sent it back to factory twice. They say they cannot mimick the feeding problem. Bushmaster sucks.
  11. Tony22-250

    Tony22-250 New Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Snellville, GA
    Well I told Buzz "sales manager at Cobb" that it was a bad idea to sell out like that to a huge company like Bushmaster than he said "With the money they offered him its was no brainer I only wish I had more shares in the company."
  12. GMFWoodchuck

    GMFWoodchuck New Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    Because people are a bunch of little girls and do not want to carry a gun that weighs 6 ounces more.
  13. bluesea112

    bluesea112 Active Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    West, TX
    I guess you can't blame a guy for making a profit. However, it seems kind of silly to purchase a company without continuing to produce their product. I don't think Cobb had enough of the market share to hurt Bushmaster sales, so the only valid reason for Bushmaster to purchase Cobb would be to acquire their product designs.

    The only company offering multiple hunting calibers in an AR frame rifle is DPMS, and they are flourishing because of it. Bushmaster is crazy for not continuing the production of Cobb's multi caliber option rifle, because that would put them in the same playing field with DPMS.

    Bushmaster doesn't even offer an AR in .308!

    I wonder when the Cobb management team's "non compete" clause expires? lol
    Last edited: May 31, 2009
  14. bluesea112

    bluesea112 Active Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    West, TX
    Gosh, that MCR rifle is nice. That photo has a magnet inside that keeps pulling me back to look at it.
  15. Tony22-250

    Tony22-250 New Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Snellville, GA
    Have you seen the COBB MCR 400? it is chambered in larger calibers like 300 win mag and 338 lapua!!!

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