Firearm manufacturer 2A Armament’s XLR-18 is a precision rifle and one of the lightest AR-10s on the market, if not the lightest.
The XLR-18 is chambered in .308 and is perfect for hunting applications in states where AR-style rifles are legal to use.
We used one for hog hunting in two different parts of Texas and the rifle was flawless. The XLR-18’s trigger is crisp and the gun cycles flawlessly. We put about 400 rounds of various brands of ammunition through the XLR-18 prior to the hog hunts and the rifle never hiccuped.
The .308 round delivers knockdown power missing in smaller rounds—like .223/5.56—and makes hunting 170- to 230-pound hogs, and larger, a breeze.
We paired our XLR-18 with a Pulsarvision Trail XP50 Thermal Riflescope, which gives you the benefit of a clear image in both day and night. The 2A Armament–Pulsar combination is as close to hog-hunting perfection as one might see this side of heaven.
View this post on Instagram
Charging @pulsarnightvision Trail XP50 Thermal Riflescope on @2a_armament XLR-18 .308 #ar10. The lightest AR-10 on the market. Dealt accurate my #hoghunting gun for next two days. @wearebreitbart @weaponoutfitters @huntingandfishingtexas @weaponsfanatics @cabelas @mainbeammedia @sightmark @thermaloutfitters #awrhawkins #breitbart #hoghunter #hoghunters #hunting
The precision and light weight of the XLR-18 are complemented by a remarkable trigger. All of these features combine to make the gun easier to keep on target in a situation that requires quick follow-up shots:
View this post on Instagram
Wow. #hoghunting in #memphistx early morning. Using @2a_armament XLR-18 #308rifle w/ @pulsarnightvision Trail XP50 Thermal Riflescope. These hogs were moving fast after ahots on a third one (by another hunter). @wearebreitbart @huntingfishingthecountry @huntingandfishingtexas @hog_hunting_texas @cabelas @sportsmans_warehouse @thenssf @nationalrifleassociation @mainbeammedia @sightmark #awrhawkins #breitbart #hoghunter #hoghunters #huntingtexas #ar10 #2aarmament #pulsarthermal #pulsarthermalimaging
The XLR-18 is a fine weapon, which performs at a level that many other AR-10s cannot hope to match. It does not stumble, jam, or fail; and it delivers extreme accuracy. It is a rifle for those who want a firearm for long-range target shooting that can also be counted on as the go-to hunting rifle season after season, year after year.
AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at email@example.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.