What does the AR-57 have going for it? Quite a lot. With the top-mounted magazine, it ejects spent rounds down through the magwell allowing left- and right-handed shooters to shoot it comfortably. The muzzle rise and recoil are non-existent, the muzzle blast is mild and relatively small and light. You can use 5.7/.22 Mag-rated sound suppressors instead of the larger 5.56 cans. For firing prone or benched, the top-mounted magazine is also more comfortable than even the shortest box magazine protruding from below. Read to learn if this niche rifle is for you.
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