Some things that I can tell you about you version based on conversations with Ares sales department and Matt at B&H Police Supply:this is the ARES SCR that I want.
What's up with the bolt release, it's optional? I don't get it.
The base model is very minimalist, "hey, I don't look like an AR; I look like a hunting rifle." It does not come with a bolt release, forward assist, shell deflector, front sight, military-style barrel profile, rail system, etc. There's a cut-out for the bolt release that is filled with a blank, so it is an optional add-on. The bolt carrier doesn't interface with forward assists, so if you put on an upper with one, then pushing it won't do anything.thanks for the info carp, but why is a bolt catch/release optional? and perhaps ARES may consider selling the rifle with a BRAKE rather than a hider as I thought that portion of the law was thrown out.. the whole mis spelling thing with break vs brake... although I cant remember now for sure.
Same seller had a Monte Carlo stock model (SCR #1) and a Short Sporter stock model (SCR #3) on there with starting bids of less than $900 a week or two ago. I don't believe that the bidding went any higher than that on either, but I know at least one person bid on the Short Sporter model. I thought about it, but I would like the bolt catch option, which I'm sure this seller couldn't get.Already one on GB. 1K
Agreed, but I believe they said "not in the immediate plans" or something like that. They'll wait until complete rifle sales start to slow and then they'll bring out the lowers to tap into that secondary market.Any details on when/if they will sell the complete lower only? Using any upper of your choice would make this a no brainer if they sell the lower by itself.