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RENEGADE PLUS SPR
POF seems to be making a habit of winning ICA awards, notching its second win in the rifle category with its Renegade Plus SPR. POF’s known for its gas piston designs, but decided to bring its engineering flair to the direct impingement market. While the world of DI AR rifles is pretty saturated, the Renegade Plus SPR still stands out with a number of innovative features in a functional and attractive package. Notable features include its ambidextrous controls, roller cam pin, heat sink barrel nut, nine-position adjustable gas block, straight gas tube, and integrated gas key on the bolt carrier. It’s available in .223 with a Wylde chamber and 18.5-inch barrel or .224 Valkyrie and 20-inch barrel; both barrels are 1/7 twist, match grade, and nitrided. The rifle sports an M-LOK handguard, three-port muzzle brake, flat 3.5-pound trigger, Mission First Tactical grip, and Luth-AR buttstock.
Evaluators highlighted the gun’s features, craftsmanship, and attention to detail, with compliments such as, “The rifle stands out when side by side with other ARs,” and “It’s a high-end AR in a world of plain AR rifles.” One noted that in his testing, the rifle “put 15 of 20 Russian Wolf 55-grain bullets into a 6-inch steel gong target at 400 yards on a very windy day.”