Only from Remington®, the Model R-15 in 30 Remington AR – A New 30 Caliber Hunting System

January 05 2009

Madison, N.C. – In 2008, Remington made history with the introduction of the Model R-15 VTR.  This modular repeating rifle was derived with varmint and predator hunters in mind and was the first of its kind among the industry’s leading hunting firearms manufacturers.  The Model R-15 was an immediate success and has quickly established a new category of precision hunting rifles. Now, big game hunters can benefit from the lightweight R-15 platform.  As part of 2009’s most innovative new hunting system, the Model R-15 is being offered in the revolutionary new 30 Remington AR chambering. 

The Model R-15 in 30 Remington AR offers a compact platform with big-game hunting capability with ballistics similar to the venerable 308 Win, in a cartridge sized perfectly to fit in the R-15 rifle. This new system will give hunters an option by providing ballistic performance previously not available in an AR-15 style platform.

For peak accuracy, the R-15’s 22-inch, 0.680" OD barrel is precision-crafted from Chrome-Moly steel and is free-floated within the machined aluminum fore-end tube and given a recessed hunting crown for the ultimate in shot-to-shot consistency. Six longitudinal flutes forward of the gas block provide increased rigidity and weight reduction while promoting rapid barrel cooling. 

Control comes naturally with the ergonomic pistol grip and lightweight overall design of the R-15. Its uppers and lowers are machined from aluminum forgings for featherweight durability. This version of the R-15 is decked in the ultra-effective Realtree® AP HD® camouflage to blend with a variety of hunting terrains. A four-round magazine is included to comply with most state big game hunting rifle regulations. Match this precision hunting rifle with one of our new 30 Remington AR centerfire ammunition offerings and hunters have the ultimate hunting system to take afield.

Model R-15 Features:

  • Chambered in revolutionary new 30 Remington AR
  • Free-floating, button-rifled 0.680”OD Chrome-Moly barrel with recessed hunting crown for superior accuracy
  • Fluted barrel design reduces weight and promotes rapid barrel cooling
  • Clean-breaking, single-stage hunting trigger (4 ½ - 5 lbs)
  • Receiver-length Picatinny rail for optics
  • Ergonomic pistol grip for rock-solid aiming and control
  •  Full Realtree AP HD coverage
  • Includes 4-round single stack magazine
  • Legal for hunting in most states
  • Lockable hard case included
Offerings for 2009 are as follows:
Remington® Model R-15 in 30 Remington AR
Model R-15  30 Remington AR
Action Semi-auto
BBL Length 22 inches
Overall Length Overall Length
Avg. Weight  7 1/2 lbs 
Stock Material  Synthetic
Stock Finish Realtree AP HD 
BBL Material  Carbon Steel 
BBL Finish  Matte