MasterPiece Arms Ships New MPAR 556 Sporting Rifle

By Woody published on in Firearms, General, News

MasterPiece Arms’s new MPAR 556 Sporting Rifle, with an MSRP of $999, is chambered in 5.56×45 (.223 Rem.) and accepts AR-15/M16 magazine. It is differentiated from many other AR-style rifles by its heavy stamped-steel receiver.

MPAR 556

The Sporting Rifle has a 16-inch barrel with a 1:9 twist and weighs 7.8 pounds unloaded. The MPAR 556 employs a short-stroke piston action enclosed by a lightweight, free-floating, two-piece, hard-anodized aluminum handguard.

A front handguard cap keeps debris out of the gas system while providing strength and stability to the assembly. The operator can select where he wants to place Picatinny rails for accessories.

The AmeriMasterPiece Arms MPAR 556 Folding Buttstockcan-made MPAR 556 Sporting Rifle also contains a side-folding, 6–position polymer buttstock, locked-bolt action, full-length top rail, angled foregrip, and a non-reciprocating side charging handle with forward-assist.

MasterPiece Arms is located in Carrollton, Georgia with manufacturing based in Comer, Georgia. The company also produces the MAC Defender Series of firearms.

 MasterPiece Arms MPAR 556 Stock

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Comments (6)

  • lmarkus25

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    Creepy that all the reviews I can find on this rifle are copy and paste no matter which website. Did anyone really review this thing?

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  • krinkov4u

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    I’m really interested in buying one but it seems like MPA isn’t very forthcoming on detailed info and pics. I’d like to see the gas piston. Can you swap out the stock? All MPA does is show videos of people shooting it.

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  • Red Ryder

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    I bought this weapon last weekend. Although I only put 150 rounds through it, really like it. Like Lou mentioned, its heavy, but has lots of features. Its similar to an AR, takes the same mags, but also has some unique features that the AR platform does not. Side Folder, Side Charging and the bolt/carrier assembly is slick. Not bad. The piston design is great. after a 30 round mag dump, the receiver was cool to the touch. No heat.
    Nice

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  • Lou

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    7.8 #’s, too heavy for my taste. I can carry my mag fed semi auto 308 (FNAR)that only weighs one once more, with far more power. For my 5.56 I like my SU-16C that only weighs 4.7# and is very accurate. It is only about 25″ long with the stock folded.

    But thanks for the info.

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  • EdH

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    The handguard appears to be a bit thicker than the AR with a piston and the AK. Curious. Will have to watch.

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  • Jim Bob

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    Heavy, piston, and side folding stock reminds me of my Sig Patrol 556.

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