The author sprints from the first to second shoot position during the first practical course. The Stag Model 5's light weight and agile handling were advantages during movement.
If pressed for a complaint, it would be that the muzzle threads are 1/2-36, which prevents the use of some muzzle devices such as the MSTN QC compensator and standard .30 caliber sound suppressors. With the increased recoil of 6.8 SPC, shooters may prefer a brake or compensator instead of a standard A2 style flash hider. Stag Arms reports they are looking into a standard thread pattern to address this issue. While the Stag carbine lagged behind the other rifles in the second course of fire due to recoil handling, it should be noted that the other three rifles all had muzzle compensators instead of flash-hiders and were also more than twice as expensive.
A shooter engages four targets through the low port. To speed target acquisition, the Stag carbine was equipped with an EOTech Holosight on a LaRue Tactical mount.
Although the Stag Arms brand is relatively new, they are backed by over 30 years of precision manufacturing experience in both aerospace and small arms components, and this attention to detail shows in their rifles. The Stag Model 5 carbine is well-built and reliable, and would make a good choice for home defense, a ranch rifle, hunting, or law-enforcement patrol.
Stag Model 5 Specifications Weight 7.1 lbs Barrel 16 inches Twist 1/10 inch Caliber 6.8 Remington SPC Upper A3 Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum Buttstock Collapsible 6 position Rear Sight Removable carry handleStag Model 5 Test Results
Average Accuracy Best Accuracy Velocity Velocity (MOA) (MOA) Standard Deviation Hornady 110-grain OTM 1.61 1.01 2535 8 SSA 110-grain Pro-Hunter 1.72 1.45 2558 23 SSA 115-grain SMK 1.49 0.74 2523 14 Course of fire #1 - Movement Fastest ... ... Slowest Shooter #1 ... M468 Stag AK-47 12.25 12.64 16.42 (seconds) Shooter #2 ... Stag MSTN AR-15A2 M468 13.38 13.56 14.9 14.96 (seconds) Shooter #3 ... M468 Stag AK-47 12.03 12.68 13.85 (seconds) Shooter #4 ... AK-47 Stag M468 AR-15A2 11.97 12.49 12.57 12.63 (seconds) Times averaged over several runs.
Course of fire #2 - Acquisition and Transition Fastest ... ... Slowest Shooter #2 ... AR-15A2 M468 Stag 3.26 3.49 4.52 (seconds) Shooter #4 ... M468 AR-15A2 MSTN Stag 3.08 3.1 3.37 3.51 (seconds) Times averaged over several runs.
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