Aero Precision is now offering a complete line of AR-style .308 Winchester rifles with its new M5 series. To mark the occasion it’s giving away the very first production M5 rifle, serial number US00001, valued at more than $2,500.
The M5 series is currently made up of six .308 models with rifle- and carbine-length barrels. M5s are offered with 16-, 18- and 20-inch barrels with a standard matte black anodized finish or with a flat dark earth Cerakote finish.
Serial no. 1, the gun being given away, is a matte black model with a 16-inch barrel and 12-inch free-floating KeyMod handguard and a ton of upgrades, starting with a Magpul STR stock, 10- or 25-round PMAG magazine and BCM pistol grip.
Instead of the standard A2-style flash hider the M5 featured in the giveaway comes with a SilencerCo Saker Trifecta muzzle brake and the fire control group is upgraded with a Geissele trigger and a BAD-ASS ambidextrous safety selector.
Topping it all off is a Vortex Viper PST 1-4x scope for fast, short- to medium-range shooting. The Viper is mounted with Aero’s own 30mm extended scope mount.
Although the rifle touted in the promo is nicely decked-out, the floor model M5 rifles and carbines are no slouches when it comes to features, either.
All the current M5 rifles sport M5E1 upper receivers and 6061-T6 aluminum alloy free-floating KeyMod handguards. The handguards have a full-length 12-o’clock Picatinny rail and KeyMod slots at the three-, six- and nine-o’clock positions for expansion rails and direct-mount accessories.
They are built around DPMS-pattern forged 7075-T6 hard-anodized alloy receivers that follow or exceed MIL-SPEC standards wherever possible.
All come with Magpul pistol grips and stocks, PRS stocks on 18- and 20-inch models and collapsible STR stocks on the 16-inch carbine.
The 16-inch models sport 12-inch handguards while the 18- and 20-inch versions come with longer 15-inch handguards, standard. They’re direct-impingement rifles with low-profile gas blocks and a standard forward assist.
What makes these guns really stand out in the rapidly-growing AR-10-style rifle market is their prices. With suggested retail prices starting at $1,499 the Aero Precision M5 is one of the more approachable .308 rifle series out there.
For complete details and specifications, and to order, visit the Aero Precision M5 product page.