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.223 Day Special: The Armalite TAC 20 and Vortex PST Gen II 2-10x32mm Riflescope



In celebration of .223 Day, EuroOptic is putting together a special package optimized for long-range precision shooting: an Armalite M15 TAC 20 rifle, paired with a Vortex PST Gen II 2-10x32mm Riflescope and CM-202 cantilever mount


The M15 TAC 20 is outfitted with a 20 inch (hence the TAC 20 designation) stainless steel barrel with a black nitride finish. Although an 18-inch barrel is still highly suited for long-range shooting, a 20-inch barrel is able to squeeze out a little more velocity. The barrel is topped with a slim 3-port compensator with additional porting to vent some of the gasses up and to the right, this in turn pushes the rifle down and a little to the left – a nice feature for right handed shooters.


The TAC 20’s receiver is pretty standard for an AR-platform, but it does have a few bonus features like an ambidextrous safety, a Raptor Radian charging handle, and a two-stage trigger. The TAC-20’s gas system is rifle-length, making recoil soft and manageable, and an adjustable gas block allows the user to tune the rifle to their preferred ammunition or make it more compatible with a suppressor. What really steals the show for the TAC 20 is its Luth-AR MBA-1 stock, which can be finely tuned to the user’s desired length of pull and cheek height.

The Vortex PST Gen II 2-10x32mm Riflescope is perfectly paired with the TAC 20, mounted via the CM-202 cantilever mount.


This mid-range optic is in the first focal plane, and is equipped with tactical exposed turrets that produce tactile and audible clicks. The PST Gen II also has Vortex’s exclusive Rapid Zero Return (RZR), allowing you to easily find your original zeroing after making adjustments in the field. An illuminated reticle and multi-coated lenses makes the PST Gen II a good choice for shooting in the failing light of the early morning or late evening especially when set to a low illumination level. The M15 TAC 20, equipped with the PST Gen II, can easily hit targets at ranges within the 600 to 700 yard mark. However, in the right hands and in optimal wind conditions, this rifle/scope combination can reach all the way out to 800 yards. Applications for this set up could include predator and varmint hunting, as well as a beginner rifle for someone looking to get started long range shooting. 




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