Ultralight .308 – The POF Rogue: SHOT Show 2020

POF introduced their brand new ultralight Rogue in .308.

For more information, please visit Patriot Ordnance Factory.

If you are a fan of the 7.62×51 (.308) but like the smaller form factor and lighter weight of the AR-15 platform over the AR-10, Patriot Ordnance Factory has an option for you.  This year at SHOT Show 2020, POF introduced their Rogue .308 Rifles and Pistols.

The Rogue’s receiver is minimalist in design. Any material that isn’t needed was removed to reduce weight.

Think of it as an AR-15 chambered in .308.  Rather than scaling everything up to an AR-10 platform, they remade the upper and lower receiver, largely just changing the magazine well dimensions and using a 7.62 bolt.  This reduction in size translates into a much lighter and handier package.

The Rogue Rifle featuring a 16” barrel and Rogue Pistol with a 12.5” barrel — weigh 5.9 and 5.7 pounds respectively.  And since the bolt has less mass than an AR-10, the recoil impulse is said to be less as well.

The receiver end plate has a built-in QD socket.

While I didn’t haven’t had a chance to shoot them yet, I’m looking forward to getting my hands on one.  Anyone that spends a fair amount of time on the range, or carrying a rifle into the backcountry, knows how heavy a gun can get in a hurry.  The fact they have been able to shrink the size and weight as much as they have is incredible.

On the right and left side of the rail is an additional QD socket.

The POF Rogue will available Q1 with a MSRP of $1799 for the rifle and $1849 for the pistol with MAP being $1699 and $1730 respectively.

For more information, please visit Patriot Ordnance Factory.

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About the author: Ivan Loomis has spent a lot of time outdoors, backpacking and camping as well as extensive international travel. Eventually, he landed in the Marine Corps in the late 90’s. After a hiatus from the service to race the Baja 1000 a couple times, he reenlisted with the Air Force. Departing that he wound up in a large metropolitan Police Department for a spell before landing in the Security Contracting world.One constant through these experiences was gear and weapons. Having spent time in a lot of environments and with the opportunity to field a lot of equipment, he’s grown fond of well-made gear.He now shares those experiences, adventures, and knowledge through contributing articles and videos to various publications, including his own site: www.kitbadger.com

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  • Ean February 13, 2020, 6:15 pm

    DPMS did this years ago with the GII.

  • Warren Wilson February 4, 2020, 12:19 pm

    I’ve been saying to do this for years!
    Now when do we see the AR-10 in .50 BMG?

  • Ray McGaughey February 4, 2020, 8:50 am

    POF may have hit a home-run with this. If they are able to withstand the pressures & recoils without cracking receiver components, the short action cartridge possibilities are endless. Why would you carry a 6.5 Grendel when you could carry a 6.5 Creedmoor in the same weight ? I’ll be keeping an eye on this.

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