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Stag Arms Model 2T 5.56x45mm NATO

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Good lightweight gun. Shot the best with two of the three test ammos. Rail system gives it the edge over the High Standard if you want accessories. Front sight is an impediment to lasers and dot sights, but not riflescopes. Much cheaper than the Ruger, making it Our Pick of the trio.

Stag Arms Model 2T 5.56x45mm NATO

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The four Samson Star-C M4/M203 handguards each measured 7 inches in length, making 28 inches of mounting surface for accessories. The handguards are free-floating and had white-inscribed reference numbers on the top and bottom units, marked with “T” and “B” for those of us who have slept since yesterday. Our unit lacked protective covers for the handguards.
Stag Arms has supplied forged receivers and other parts to the industry for about 30 years. The 7075-T6 anodized aluminum receiver with forward assist and brass deflector was fitted very well, with no discernable play between the upper and lower halves. At some point, we might replace the stock hard-plastic pistol grip. The Stag’s 7.6-pound trigger pull was repeatable and better than the other two guns’, our testers said. There was slop in the take up, which we eventually used like the first stage of a two-stage trigger.

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