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Adcor Defense - Brown Enhanced Automatic Rifle (B.E.A.R.) #201-2040E 5.56mm NATO/223 Rem., $2214

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You'll have to pay a premium price for this gun, but we think it's worth it - except for the trigger. It shot better than the Ruger SR-556FB, which we gave an 'A-' grade, and offered an interesting set of new features. It's hard to make an AR-platform gun stand out anymore, but the B.E.A.R. does so.

Adcor Defense - Brown Enhanced Automatic Rifle (B.E.A.R.)  #201-2040E 5.56mm NATO/223 Rem., $2214

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Some of the components of the Adcor Bear include the bolt in front, op rod attached to the bolt, and rear charging handle (arrow). Adcor says the design of the Elite's gas-piston system and operation rod eliminates carrier tilt.
Here's a representative 10-shot group shot out of the Adcor at 50 yards with the Ultramax ammo. We shot some of the chronograph data with open sights shown nearby, but or the accuracy work we used two red dots from Insight Tech and EOTech. The MRDS shot this one.
The ambidextrous forward-placed charging handle/forward placed assist (arrow) permits the operator to charge, clear, or forward assist the weapon with the front hand. The operator pulls the handle to open the action.
This is the opposite side of the handguard and the forward charging handle. The arrow points to the retention notch, which accepts the folded-in handle when it's reversed.

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