Windham Weaponry News -> Choosing the Right Upper for Your 5.56/.223 AR15
Windham Weaponry News -> Choosing the Right Upper for Your 5.56/.223 AR15
Vol. 6 / Issue #9 / Sept. 2017
Mark Eliason, VP Sales & Marketing
Late September has officially brought us into the Fall of the year – when many a man’s thought’s turn towards hunting season! Windham introduced a fabulous hunting rifle last Spring, and we think it entirely appropriate to bring it to your attention again.
Our 20″ Barreled .308 model comes already dressed with a fine collection of hunting appropriate accessories (Magpul MOE Fixed Buttstock, MOE M-Lok Forend, Hogue Rubber Overmolded Pistol Grip, 5 Round hunting magazine). And, of course the venerable .308 Win. caliber has a long history as a proven, hard hitting. game getter. So if you’re considering a new rifle for your hunts this season, check out the Windham Weaponry R20FFTM-308 at your local FFL Dealer. Full details are below, or on our website. Happy Hunting!
To see all our rifles and accessories, go to www.windhamweaponry.com
or call us for a free catalog (1-855-808-1888) – We would love to hear from you.
As always, hunt and shoot safely, and feel free to contact us with any AR related questions.
This Month’s Feature Rifle:
Windham Weaponry 20″ .308
Caliber: .308 Win.
Type: Rifle, Semi-Automatic, Gas Impingement System
Weight/Length: 9.05 lbs. / 40.75″ overall
Magazine: 5 Rounds (Ships with one 5 Round Magazine)
Receivers: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum Flat Top Upper. Lower has Integral Aluminum Trigger Guard
Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Black Anodize Finish with Laser Engraved Caliber Marking
Bolt: Carpenter 158 Steel
Barrel: 20″ Fluted, Chrome Lined Steel with A2 Flash Suppressor
Barrel Material: 4150M Chrome Moly Vanadium 11595E Steel
Rifling: 1 x 10″ Right Hand Twist
Stock: Magpul MOE Fixed Buttstock
Forend: Magpul MOE M-Lok Handguard
Pistol Grip: Hogue Overmolded Pistol Grip
Rear Sight: None – Ready for optics or other type accessory sights
Front Sight: None – Ready for accessory sight on Mil Std 1913 Gas Block Rail
Includes: Lockable Hard Plastic Gun Case, Full Color Operators Manual, Transferable Lifetime Warranty, and Black Web Sling
See your local FFL Dealer to purchase.
If you ever have questions about your rifle, please feel free to call
Windham Weaponry Customer Service (Toll Free: 1-855-808-1888). Shoot Safely!
FROM THE GUNSMITH’S BENCH
Erik Winter, Windham Weaponry Gunsmith
TOPIC: Choosing the Right Upper for Your 5.56/.223 AR15 Barrel: M4 Feed Ramps vs non-M4
Since the industry standard is now to use M4 style feed ramps, most upper receivers on the market have the M4 cuts in the upper to correspond with the deeper M4 ramps in the barrel extension.
This can be a problem if you are installing a new upper on an older AR15 barrel that has the older style, shallower feed ramps. You should never install an upper with these cuts on a barrel that has the older feed ramps as you end up with a small gap under the feed ramp between the upper and the barrel extension. Bullet tips can get caught in this gap causing serious jamming issues.
Always use an upper receiver that does not have these cuts when installing on an old barrel.
We don’t show these uppers in our catalog but we do keep some flat top uppers on hand that do not have these cutouts should you need one. The part number is UR-FT-LR for a stripped upper. The price is the same as the standard upper with the cuts $125.00. And as always we offer free installation here at the factory if you need one installed on your barrel. Just call customer service at 1-855-808-1888.
On the other hand, if you need to install a new barrel with the M4 feed ramps onto an older style upper without the cuts, this can be done. I do recommend carefully cutting in the feed ramp cut outs in the upper with a Dremel stone for the most reliable feeding.
CUSTOMER SERVICE CORNER
Cheryl Eliason, Customer Service Manager
This Month’s Question is:
Will the new Windham Weaponry .450 flat top upper fit my AR lower ?
Yes, our .450 Upper is ready to snap onto your AR15 Lower Receiver/Stock Assembly. The Assembly is complete with Bolt Carrier Assembly, Charging Handle and a 5 rd .450 Magazine.
WINDHAM WEAPONRY FEATURED PRODUCTS
Matt Hasty, Retail Sales Manager
Mission First BATTLELINK Minimalist Stock
This is the lightest Stock on the market! With heavy input from operators we utilized the minimal amount of material while maintaining all the necessary functionality.
Battlelink Stocks are the evolution of battlefield technology manufactured using a specially developed Military Grade reinforced, super tough polyamide. Putting the stock to your shoulder is the foundation of any stock. Holding true to the basics while adding functionality with the minimal amount of material possible was our goal. With heavy input from operators from all spectrums we saw the need to make a stock that offers all of the functional requirements while keeping the weight under 6 ounces. This stock adapts and changes to your environment or operational needs by utilizing custom accessory mounts and is able to accept a new optimized sling configuration. This ultimately makes our stock the lightest in today’s AR accessories market.
Mission First BATTLELINK Minimalist Stock Features and Functions:
Want to Order? or If You Have Questions?
Call Customer Service / Sales 1-855-808-1888
Todd J. Coons, VP Law Enforcement & International Sales
WHAT’S NEW IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
September already… Where did the Summer go? Very hard to believe we are into Fall now!
I know with hunting season just around the corner many of you will be getting ready to head into the woods. Please keep in mind that we here at WW have a complete line of AR style rifles that are perfect for hunting. For example the .308 in 3 different barrel lengths with several different configurations and the .300 Blackout, 7.62x39m .450 Thumper and the new 6.5 Creedmoor. Cindy and I are running some GREAT specials for the rest of September and all of October. So if you are active or retired LE or Military reach out to us for pricing. We’ll also do customization when possible and every rifle will come with one 5 round mag and if that rifle already comes with a 5 round magazine we’ll add a second at no charge.
I would like to give a shout out to all the folks that attended the two Armorer’s Classes in Virginia that were hosted by the Virginia Department of Corrections. We had two classes back to back with over 50 in attendance!
We also have some opportunities for those of you out there to attend one of our Armorer’s Courses around the country. Here is a link with those current opportunities, but please check back as we are working on adding a few more locations to the list very soon.
To qualify to attend a class you must have at least one of the following: hold a current and valid permit to carry concealed; have a current FFL or work for a business that has a current and valid FFL; be an active police officer or a retired officer covered under HR218.
Stay safe out there,
Todd J. Coons
Vice President, Law Enforcement & International Sales
PERSONALIZED, PRIVATE LESSONS
We at Windham Indoor Shooting Range and Retail Store wish to provide an enjoyable shooting experience. One of the services we offer is personalized private lessons. Whether you have never fired a gun before or are already an experienced shooter, we can tailor the lesson to your needs and ability. We have NRA certified instructors ready to work with you.
Please call 207-892-0274 to schedule a lesson.
FALL SHOOTING LEAGUE
Every Thursday now through December, we are having our Fall Shooting League. Each week will bring a different course of fire. The courses are designed to help you increase your skills and get you to think on your feet. They are open to all skill levels, from beginner to advanced shooters. Bring your own gear or rent ours. We have three categories: Pistol, Carbine, and Carbine/Pistol transition. Gear used includes Pistol and/or Carbine, Holster, Magazine Pouch(s), Sling for Carbine, 3 Magazines for Pistol and/or Carbine, 3 Speedloaders for 6 shot Revolvers, hand held flashlight and/or weapon mounted flashlight. Ear and Eye protection is available if you don’t have your own.
Times run from 11 am to 1 pm and 3:30 pm to 7 pm. Round count for each week will be 24 rounds unless otherwise specified. You will generally have enough time to go through twice, but remember the first time is for score.
These will be fun and as challenging as you want them to be. Participants will be able to go through at their own pace and scores will be posted so you can see how you improve over this 14 week cycle.
As always, our instructors will be there to give advice and coach you on improving your shooting as well as suggestions for employing good tactics.
The cost is $14 for one gun and $20 for two. Feel free to come watch to see if this is something you would enjoy participating in.
Here is a Direct Link to buy Muddy Girl Rifle Raffle Tickets:
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Windham Indoor Shooting Range & Retail Store
has to offer every day, see: