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The Rifleman’s Rifle — SAINT 5.56mm

Grifter

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Founding Member
Ok as usual an awesome article and great review on an great firearm but I have one question or maybe expressing some confusion.
What is a picatinny gas block?
Not trying to be a smart a**
The glass block has a small section of picatinny on it, normally the front sight gets mounted on it.

Other options are a low profile gas block that the handguard goes over, or the old gas block that had the "A" style front sight.
 

JW1234

Alpha
finally took mine out over the weekend. Irons sights were dead on at 50 meters...I forgot to loctite the RDS and they fell into a mud puddle on the 15th round...This pandemic has me over using ellipses. Got my paperwork in for my LTCF, eyeballing you, Hellcat.
 

BET7

Hellcat
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Good post Mike & 1776_Duck. I own the Saint 5.56 Carbine with the "A" style front post. I wanted one for my collection of AR's and got it a a Gun Show in the $800 range.
I also like the Flag in the video with what looks to be a picture of our very own "Annihilator" on it, behind the "Duke" cutout there in the video. :unsure: Nice. :sneaky:
 
Great video as always Mike you always put out informative good stuff. I do have some questions, 1st regarding how often an AR should be cleaned? 800 rounds mentioned in the video and hasn’t been cleaned surprised me, I clean my AR’s after I shoot them anywhere between
50-150 rounds, obviously a deeper cleaning after more rounds fired, so my question is am I over cleaning it?

In regards to the BCM stock I have the second version of the Saint AR15 rifle with the full floating Mlok hand guard and I just recently replaced the stock with a Magpul unit because I could not collapse or extend the stock by myself since it was so tight on the buffertube.
making it so it’s not loose is one thing but needing to bang it on a bench to collapse it is another.

Finally I’d like to see a video or article on where is best place to mount sling attachments so the rifle hangs close to the body without wanting to flop over.
I understand a lot of that is personal preference but where is the best starting point?
 

Mike H.

Editor, The Armory Life
Staff member
Great video as always Mike you always put out informative good stuff. I do have some questions, 1st regarding how often an AR should be cleaned? 800 rounds mentioned in the video and hasn’t been cleaned surprised me, I clean my AR’s after I shoot them anywhere between
50-150 rounds, obviously a deeper cleaning after more rounds fired, so my question is am I over cleaning it?

In regards to the BCM stock I have the second version of the Saint AR15 rifle with the full floating Mlok hand guard and I just recently replaced the stock with a Magpul unit because I could not collapse or extend the stock by myself since it was so tight on the buffertube.
making it so it’s not loose is one thing but needing to bang it on a bench to collapse it is another.

Finally I’d like to see a video or article on where is best place to mount sling attachments so the rifle hangs close to the body without wanting to flop over.
I understand a lot of that is personal preference but where is the best starting point?
Keystone19250, thanks for the compliment on the article. I think that Eli did a great job on the review.

On your cleaning question, that can be pretty subjective, with one shooter having a very different opinion than another. I personally tend to clean my ARs in the 300-round range, unless I'm shooting really nasty ammo. I'm sure some shooters here clean more often, and others less :)

I will say, I was out as a writer attending the launch of the SAINT back in 2016, and we ran a ton of ammo through those guns in nasty, dusty conditions, and I did not clean it any over the two days I was there and didn't have a single malfunction with it during the event. No lube added during that time, no nothing. Needless to say, I was impressed!

Sorry to hear about the issue with the stock. I would suggest next time something like that happens, definitely reach out to Springfield Armory's customer service department. They will make sure to help you out with any issues you might have.

Interesting idea on the sling point deal. I might just happen to have a piece coming up soonish related to that ... :) Be sure to stay tuned!
 
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