Bear Creek Arsenal ARs: The Masters By: Kat Ainsworth


AR platform rifles are endlessly customizable and available in an array of configurations. Whether you’re a precision shooter, sport shooter, or hunter, you probably have something in mind when it comes to your AR preferences. Bear Creek Arsenal offers a trio of “Master” ARs, which includes their Fieldmaster, Targetmaster, and Huntmaster models, covers all those bases and then some.

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Bear Creek Arsenal Fieldmaster
The Bear Creek Arsenal Fieldmaster is one of three ARs in the company’s “Master” themed line of rifles. (Photo credit: Bear Creek Arsenal)

Bear Creek Arsenal provides details of their AR “Master” line:

The first is the Fieldmaster. It is offered in .223 Wylde and has three different barrel lengths to choose from. Other features include MFT Battle Link Stock, Velocity 3 lb. trigger, Magpul Ambidextrous grip, and Dual Charging to accommodate the preference of all.

Next is the Targetmaster. Designed for long-range shooting, it comes in .223 Wylde and has a 20” Stainless Steel straight fluted barrel. It also includes an ambidextrous rear charging handle, dual charging action, Velocity 3 lb. trigger, Magpul ambidextrous grip and PRS Lite stock, adjustable gas block, and VG6 Slimline muzzle brake.

Lastly is the Huntmaster. This is a totally new design that created a platform larger than the AR10. The calibers that will be available are .270 Win., 30-06, 7mm Rem. Mag, and 300 Win. Mag. These enable caliber hunters to pursue the largest game in North America.

Bear Creek Arsenal Fieldmaster
The Bear Creek Arsenal Fieldmaster is chambered in 223 Wyle and available in varying barrel lengths (Photo credit: Bear Creek Arsenal)

The Fieldmaster is the company’s 223 Wylde offering that’s designed with a heavy barrel and overall durable features for serious use. The rifle has a Picatinny rail over the receiver and a section of Picatinny at the muzzle end of the handguard for accessories.

Features of the Bear Creek Arsenal Fieldmaster include:

  • 223 Wylde Dual Charging Rifle
  • 18-inch 416R SS Black Nitride Bear Claw Fluted Heavy Barrel
  • 1:8 Twist
  • Mid-Length Gas System
  • 15-inch MLOK
  • MagPul Grip & Battlelink Stock
  • Velocity Trigger
  • Does not ship with a magazine (but we know where you can find some!)
BCA Targetmaster
The Bear Creek Arsenal Targetmaster is chambered in 223 Wylde rifle and has a 20-inch black nitride spiral fluted heavy Barrel with VG6 Epsilon 5.56SL Muzzle Brake. (Photo credit: Bear Creek Arsenal)

If your focus is target shooting, the Targetmaster is a good option. It has a 20-inch, fluted, heavy barrel to help you achieve your target goals and a Magpul stock for comfort and an improved cheek weld.

Features of the Targetmaster include:

  • 223 Wylde Dual Ambi Charging Rifle
  • 20-inch Black Nitride Spiral Fluted Heavy Barrel
  • 1:8 Twist
  • Rifle Length Gas System
  • 15-inch MLOK
  • BCA Adjustable Gas Block
  • VG6 Epsilon
  • MagPul Grip & Battlelink Stock
  • Velocity Trigger
  • Does not ship with a magazine
Bear Creek Arsenal AR
BCA designs and manufactures a number of different ARs. (Photo credit: AR Build Junkies)

The Huntmaster of the line is an interesting design. The gun maker states it’s been created to be a platform even larger than a standard AR-10. Available calibers include .270 Win., 30-06, 7mm Rem. Mag, and 300 Win Mag.

MSRP varies depending on the specific model, caliber, and barrel length.

Which of these rifles do you like best? Tell us in the comments below.