Summer – although still quite wonderful in the Great State of Maine – will soon give way to Fall, and then thoughts turn to Hunting Season!
We have the perfect deer or other big game hunting rifle in our SRC-308 with TimberTec Camo Finish. One of the lightest .308 AR type rifles on the market, it none-the-less packs a hefty .308 punch. Its 16.5″ barrel is easily maneuverable in thick cover, but very accurate enough for that occasional long shot. And the rugged Windham Weaponry AR platform will last through many hunting seasons – we guarantee that with our Transferable Limited Lifetime Warranty! It’ll still be the same rugged, accurate, reliable rifle when you are ready to pass it on to your son. Just be careful where you place it in the woods… the TimberTec Camo Finish may make it hard to find again!
All our rifles and accessories can be seen at www.windhamweaponry.com or call us for a free catalog (1-855-808-1888).
As always, hunt and shoot safely, and feel free to contact us with any AR related questions.
This Month’s Feature:
Windham Weaponry SRC-308 in TimberTec Camo
Model: R16FTT-308-C3 MSRP: $1,533.00
Caliber: .308 Win.
Weight/Length: 7.55 lbs without magazine. / 38″ overall (34.1875″ with Telestock collapsed)
Type: Rifle, Semi-Automatic, Gas Impingement System
Magazine: 20 Rounds (accepts all other capacity .308 magazines)
Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 aluminum flat top upper receiver with integral Mil Std 1913 rail & trigger guard
Receiver Finish: Hardcoat anodize with TimberTec Camo Finish
Bolt: Carpenter 158 Steel
Barrel: 16.5″ Medium Profile with A2 Flash Suppressor
Rifling: 1 x 10″ Right Hand Twist / 6 Lands & Grooves
Stock/Forend: 6 Position Telestock / Mid Length Shielded Handguards – both with TimberTec Camo Finish
Pistol Grip: Stark Pistol Grip with TimberTec Camo Finish
Rear Sight: None – Ready for Optics or other type accessory sights
Front Sight: None – Picatinny Rail Gas Block – Ready for accessory sight
Includes: Lockable hard plastic case, black web sling, Q.D Sling Swivel, full color Operation & Safety Manual, Transferable Lifetime Warranty
See your local FFL Dealer to purchase.
FROM THE GUNSMITH’S BENCH
Erik Winter, Windham Weaponry Gunsmith
TOPIC: Is My Flash Hider or Muzzle Brake Removable?
Now and then I get the question “Is my flash hider or muzzle brake removable?”
The majority of rifles we build have removable A2 flash hiders but we also build rifles for states that have banned some features of modern sporting rifles. One of the banned features in those states is a flash hider or barrel threads that you can access. For those states we weld on a muzzle brake which is not removable.
Sometimes one of these rifles makes it to a state in which there is no law against having a flash hider and I am asked if the brake can simply be removed with a wrench. This cannot be done without professional gunsmithing to drill through the welds to get the pins out. If you put a wrench on the brake and force it off it will destroy the threads and also most likely put a stress ring in the bore at the muzzle that will destroy the barrel.Here’s the difference between a removable flash hider and a brake.This photo shows an A2 flash hider that is removable:
Here is a muzzle brake that is NOT removable:
We also make 14.5″ barrels that have welded flash hiders on them to make the overall length of the barrel 16″.
Under Federal law any barrel under 16″ is considered a short barreled rifle or “SBR” and you need a $200 tax stamp from the ATF to legally possess a rifle with a barrel under 16″
So our 14.5″ barrels we offer for commercial sale have flash hiders welded on them to bring them to the legal length of just over 16″. These flash hiders have to be non-removable to comply with Federal law regarding SBRs.
We make them with both Vortex Flash Hiders and extended A2 Flash Hiders:
Note that all of these brakes and flash hiders are pinned and welded on both the top and the bottom
In the many years I’ve been repairing AR15s I’ve seen a lot of ruined barrels where people tried to remove a pinned and welded brake or flash hider. Before trying to remove one, be sure that it is not welded on.
If you ever have questions about your rifle, you are always welcome to call Windham Weaponry Customer Service (Toll Free: 1-855-808-1888). Shoot Safely!
CUSTOMER SERVICE CORNER
Cheryl Eliason, Customer Service Manager
Normally we use this section of the Newsletter to answer AR15 rifle & accessory questions that we get frequently from our customers.
This month, however, we want to re-introduce to all our customers and readers, a long-time Windham Weaponry “family” member who is re-joining us in the Customer Service/Sales Department to help answer your questions and supply your AR15 needs.
I am pleased to announce that Harvey Macomber has joined our Customer Service / Sales Department. Harvey is very knowledgeable in the AR Platform and has many years of experience in Production Assembly, Quality Control, Customer Service and Sales. Harvey also works part time at our sister company, the Windham Indoor Shooting Range & Retail Store.
Harvey worked for Bushmaster for 13 years until they closed their doors. He joined Windham Weaponry when we opened in July 2011 and worked in Quality Control, Production and Purchasing until November 2012. Harvey is happy to be back within the Windham Weaponry family doing what he loves, talking to gun enthusiasts.
Our Newsletter Editor, Karen Fogarty – who is also our Assistant to the Vice President of Sales and Marketing – was struck from behind by an uninsured motorist while riding her Harley on May 21st.
A Fundraiser was established to help her through this difficult and expensive time, and we’re pleased to report it has generated a lot of interest, and many raffle ticket sales to help Karen
Let’s keep this rolling as Karen still has a lot of healing to do and a lot of bills to pay. You can purchase raffle chances to win one of 3 great rifles – all donated by long-time friends and associates of Karen. See details below, and go to this link to purchase tickets:
Windham Weaponry 2 to 1 point Tactical Elastic Sling
Part #: SLING-WW-ELASTIC Price: $ 44.95
The highest quality components are used to manufacture this U.S. made tactical rifle sling. Features include an extra wide 2″ black elastic webbing, black finished stainless steel HK hooks and D-ring, and a quick-release buckle for easy firearm detachment. Designed for ambidextrous firearm operation, it offers rapid 2-to-1 point conversion and is adjustable from 34″ to 55″ in length. Weight is approximately 1.5 ounces.
Todd J. Coons, VP Law Enforcement & International Sales
WHAT’S NEW IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over, and what a summer it has been!
The Texas Sheriff’s Convention was a huge success and I would like to thank all of you that came by the booth to say hello.
As some of you may know, I like to shoot hogs and there isn’t any better place to shoot hogs than Texas, so after the Sheriff’s Convention I traveled to Victoria TX to meet up with my good friend Gary Smejkal in order to shoot some hogs. I was with my two sons, Christian and Samuel, for the shoot and boy did we have a great time! I would like to give a shout out to Gary’s cousin Jimmy for letting us hunt on his farmland. As you can see by the photos we had a lot of success to say the least.
Most of us were shooting the 7.62×39 (Christian shot a .308) and it was truly a hog slayer!! I can’t say enough about how pleased I was with the function and accuracy of that platform. Between the 4 of us we shot nearly 1,000 rounds without one failure to fire. Just amazing! (well, maybe not for Windham Weaponry rifles). Christian shot the biggest hog, at over 300 pounds and Sammy had the shot of the night as he hit one on a full run at 85 yards that flipped it right over and it was dead with one shot. Just an amazing time and to spend it with my two boys and good friends just made it that much better.
I would like to give a HUGE thank you to Josh and Philip from EoTech for the use of their thermal unit and to Angelo from FLIR for letting us use his FLIR units as well as the FLIR hand held thermals.