Aaron Spuler is a firearms enthusiast and recreational shooter. Follow more or his work at The Weapon Blog
Attended the Texas Firearms Festival for the third year in a row over the weekend. Have to say that each year it gets better and better! Lines were very short, and I was able to bounce around from booth to booth all day long. There were a few booths that I visited at least 8+ times during the course of the day. Vendors and manufacturers were very kind and eager to educate folks on their products, which made the whole experience simply wonderful.
Out of all the guns I fired at the festival, there is one that I can’t stop thinking about. Manufactured by Battle Rifle Company, the Odin was a dream to shoot. When I had the opportunity to shoot the BRC Odin (chambered in 5.56mm), I was not taken to the standard 100 yard range that other unscoped rifles were taken. To my surprise, I was taken to the 250 yard area of the range. Mind you, the rifle was set up with flip-up iron sights. I sat at the bench and proceed to take my first shot: BOOM…ding! (hit). Second shot: hit! I will admit to being a little excited and giddy, and thus rushed the third shot — my round impacted just above the left shoulder. Fourth round: hit! Fifth round: hit! I’d never shot an AR with iron sights at that distance, and to be able to score 4 out of 5 hits on a torso-sized target took my breath away. Had I been doing my job, I would have easily reached out and touched a target at 250 yards 100% of the time.
Receivers: Forged 7075-T6
Barrel: 14.5″, 5.56mm, 1×7, Carbine Gas Length, Cryo Treated w/ Compact Muzzle Brake
Handguard: 12.5″ Battle Rifle Company HexRail
Trigger: ALG ACT
Sights: Magpul MBUS
Stock: MFT Minimalist
I would be lying right now if I said that I didn’t want a Battle Rifle Company Odin in my collection…