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Robinson Armament M96 Expeditionary Rifle .223 Rem.

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An attractive and practical rifle, the Robinson was completely modular in its design and construction. In a matter of minutes the barrel and gas groups could be changed for shorter ones ($350 for the conversion) to make this the M96 Recon Carbine. We were impressed with the design and manufacturing quality, but thought the rifle needed a manual bolt stop.

Robinson Armament M96 Expeditionary Rifle .223 Rem.

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Home Defense
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Weight Unloaded
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The safety was ambidextrous, sort of. We found lefties could get it easier than right-handed shooters. We’d lengthen it for easier thumb use. Magazines were snug in the box.
The action opens this far with the removal of one pin. Bolt removal was easy once understood.
In seconds the M96 broke down into these components. We punched out only six of the seven cross pins. Another takes off the buttstock. We timed ourselves at well under a minute to reassemble the rifle after this photo was taken, and we badly fumbled two steps. About 30seconds ought to do it.

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