Stag Arms's Model 8 and Model 8L next generation gas piston rifles has been built from the ground up incorporating features that makes it run better, cooler, and cleaner than similar rifles. The Model 8 and Model 8L ship with a 5.56NATO chambered 1/9 twist 16" chrome lined barrel, front flip sight and gas piston system with the advanced features described in the bullet points below, and Diamondhead diamond apeture front and rear flip sights, and fixed stock. The model 8L has been specifically designed from the ground up for left handed shooters.
Adjustable short stroke piston which is easily serviceable and all gasses vent away from the shooter and action of the rifle. One piece stainless steel bolt carrier with integrated carrier key to prevent it from coming loose or being damaged. Pads on the bolt carrier to prevent carrier tilt, greatly reducing wear on the rear of the lower receiver and buffer tube.
Weight: 6.9 pounds
Length: 32.5" collapsed, 35.75" extended
Action: Semi-auto gas piston
Chamber: 5.56 NATO - this rifle will also shoot .223
Twist Rate: 1/9 button rifled
Muzzle Device: A2 flash hider (Stag Arms Compensator on post ban models)
Barrel: 16", 4140 steel, chrome lined, government profile, manganese phosphate coated
Handguard: Thermoplastic with double heat shields
Upper Receiver: Forged and mil-spec 7075 T6 aluminum with type 3 hard coat anodizing and a picatinny rail on top
Bolt Carrier: Piston bolt carrier with a manganese phosphate coating
Charging Handle: Standard mil-spec
Front Sight: Diamondhead low profile front flip up sight
Rear Sight: Diamondhead low profile rear flip up sight
Lower Receiver Material: 7075 T6 aluminum with a type 3 hard coat anodizing
Hammer/Trigger pin size: Mil-spec small pin .154"
Pivot/Takedown Pin Size: Mil-spec small pin - .250"
Caliber Marking: 5.56 NATO
Buttstock: Mil-spec 6 position (Post-ban stock looks the same non-adjustable at the furthest extension)
Buffer: Standard carbine buffer and spring
Trigger: Mil-spec single stage trigger with a non-adjustable 5-8 pound trigger pull
Grip: A2 style plastic grip
Magazine: 30rd (Post-ban versions will have a 10rd magazine)
Safety Selector: Right Hand