Smith & Wesson Announces M&P 10 Volunteer X Rifles By: Daniel Y

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Smith & Wesson has expanded their lineup of M&P 10 rifles with the new Volunteer X series. These new models add upgrades to the base M&P 10 Sport model. They pair a 16″ barrel with an overall weight of under nine pounds.

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Smith & Wesson Announces M&P 10 Volunteer X Rifles

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The Volunteer X retains the ambidextrous bolt release from the other M&P 10 models. The safety is also ambidextrous. Two caliber options are available – 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Winchester. Both still feed from standard SR-25 pattern magazines. The list price for both calibers is $1749.

A long list of upgraded parts set the Volunteer X apart from the base Sport model. The furniture is upgraded, with a handguard from BCM and a pistol grip and stock from B5 Systems. Iron sights from the Williams Gun Sight Company are included, as is a muzzle brake from PWS. A flat-face trigger is standard along with a Radian Raptor-LT charging handle. As with all S&W firearms, Volunteer X is backed by the company’s Lifetime Service Policy.

Smith & Wesson Announces M&P 10 Volunteer X Rifles

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Specifications:

Model Volunteer™ X
Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor / .308 Winchester
Capacity: 20+1
Safety: Manual Safety on Lower
Length: 39.3″
Front Sight: WGS Tactical Folding Sight
Rear Sight: WGS Tactical Folding Sight
Action: Gas Operated Semi-Auto
Stock: B5 Systems SOPMOD Stock
Grip: B5 Systems P-Grip 23 Pistol Grip
Barrel Material: 4140 Steel
Twist Rate: 1:8˝ Twist
Barrel Length: 16″
Weight: 140.8 oz.

From the manufacturer:

The new Volunteer™ Series MSR platform features Smith & Wesson® excellence perfected right out of the box. Each delivering the rugged performance of competition-ready, S&W precision plus the advantage of name-brand accessories from partners like Radian™, B5 Systems and Bravo Company. Equipped to excel and primed to compete, the Volunteer Series are ready to roll.