It’s Sunday after SHOT Show, but I have one more cool thing to talk about.
This is a bolt action upper by Uintah Precision that you can swap onto your AR Platform lower!
This is a stroke of genius in my opinion. If you live in a totally permissive state for AR15’s or AR10’s for hunting, count your blessings. Although the state I live in permits semi-autos for deer, the state the family property is in does NOT.
It has been a long-standing complaint of mine that I can adjust my AR to suit me for length of pull, trigger weight and whatever gee-gaws I want during the rest of the year AND shoot proficiently with it – but all of that proficiency goes out the window when it comes time for deer rifle season on family property. That’s when I have to drag out the wooden stock lever gun 30-30 that doesn’t fit me well. How much sense does it make that I have to hunt deer with a gun that I shoot five rounds a year out of and THAT just to make sure it’s still sighted in?
But here comes Uintah Precision which fits a bolt action upper to my existing AR lower, allowing me to keep my stock length adjustments and my safety lever and mag release button where I’m used to them. This sounds like it should be the best thing ever.
If I’ve already expended the effort to put a nice new trigger and stock on my existing AR, then I don’t see the point in having to trick out a whole new gun and get it to where it fits me, when I could use my “fun” lower with a different upper for hunting to keep the game warden happy.
The Uintah Precision bolt action upper would give me the multi-use flexibility I like AND the increased precision that bolt action offers, all while being state compliant.
I am planning to build a .308 from Aero Precision components this year (because I don’t have anything in the AR10 platform yet) so the next logical step after the build would be to try putting a Uintah Precision bolt action upper on it so I CAN use it in PA.
Uintah offers a variety of calibers and barrel lengths. They also offer custom builds if you are looking for a fluted barrel, etc. They are also currently working on a left-handed receiver for the southpaws out there.
Check out their web page and videos for more details. I’m certainly going to.