Faxon Firearms Ascent 5.56 Modern Sporting Rifle - 16"

Manufactured by Faxon Firearms
SKU: FX5116
MPN: FX5116
Manufactured by Faxon Firearms
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The Faxon Firearms Ascent 5.56 AR-15 Rifle is designed for the first time AR buyer that is feature packed while still bringing excellent value. The Ascent Modern Sporting Rifle is built around the forged aluminum receiver set with enhanced features like a tensioning screw to eliminate wobble between the upper and lower receivers. The barrel is 16” long with a SOCOM profile and a durable black Nitride finish. The M16 style bolt carrier group also features the same black Nitride finish. The 13” free float handguard fully covers the carbine length gas system and features M-LOK attachment slots for a full range of customization options. The rest of the AR-15 is outfitted with Mil-Spec parts that are reliable and help to keep the price down.

  • 16” barrel chambered in 5.56
  • SOCOM profile with Nitride finish
  • Carbine gas system
  • M16 BCG with Nitride finish
  • Forged aluminum receivers
  • Receiver tensioning screw
  • 13” M-LOK free float handguard
  • Mil-Spec components
  • M4 stock
  • Weight: 6.12 lbs.

Faxon Machining engineers and manufactures components that are found everywhere. In theaters of combat, on the ocean floor, in cars, in aircraft, on the ISS, and on Mars. Now, they bring their engineering excellence to bear on providing new and innovative components for the AR-15 platform that set the standard for quality. Faxon Firearms, manufacturing strategic solutions for tactical problems.
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Barrel CoatingSalt Bath Nitride
Barrel ContourSOCOM
Barrel Length16
Barrel LiningSalt Bath Nitride
BrandFaxon Firearms
Caliber Gauge5.56 NATO
Gas System LengthCarbine
Gas System TypeDirect Impingement
Handguard13 in M-LOK Rail
Muzzle DeviceA2 Flash Hider
Thread Pattern1/2 X 28
Weight6.12 lbs.

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