The following information will help you truly understand the differences between the design of the Revolution vs the AR10 platform.
The Colt 901 was the first attempt at reducing the size of the large action/frame of the AR10. DPMS mimicked the design and showed the GII two years later at Shot Show. Many other companies have copied this trend resulting in more “me too” products. They call this the “small frame” AR10. We will now refer to it as an “intermediate frame.”
The Revolution is an AR15 that is engineered to shoot the .308/7.62×51 cartridge. We started with the footprint of the M16 and added the overmatch force multiplying punch of the .308/7.62×51 battle rifle.
Firing pins (in order of left to right):
The M16 is the shortest. The .308 Revolution & AR10 at the same length.
Charging handles (in order of left to right):
Bolt Carriers (in order of left to right):
Bolts (in order of left to right):
Cam Pins (in order of left to right):
Barrel Extension (in order of left to right):
Upper Receiver (in order of left to right):
The Upper Receivers length shown in the picture shows the differences in length.
As you can see, the proof is in the pictures. We’ve attempted and succeeded at bringing true innovation to this platform. The .308 Revolution uses many of the same interchangeable parts, or redesigned parts that are similar in size to those belonging in an AR15. This results in the footprint and overall length of the Revolution to be the same size and weight as your AR15. This is truly an AR15 designed to shoot the .308 cartridge!