• Works with LR308 and AR10 308 barrels and receivers
  • Ultimate tool for barrel nut installs or removal
  • Excellent for removing stubborn/seized barrel nuts without damaging upper
  • Designed for muzzle device installs and will not damage index pin
  • Can be used to install forward assist/port door cover
  • Compatible with forged and billet LR308 and AR10 upper receivers
  • Machined from 4140 Ordnance grade steel
  • Durable Black Oxide finished for years of use
  • Will not mar or damage exterior of upper receiver
  • Receiver mounted sights can be left installed
  • Can be installed horizontally or vertically in bench vise


  • Material: 4140 Ordnance Grade Steel
  • Finish: Black Oxide
  • Weight: 3.68 lbs.
  • Length: 12.75"
  • Diameter: 1.18"


  • LR308 and AR10


If you have ever built an AR, you'll agree that one of the most frustrating parts is putting the rifle receiver in an action block to mount it on a vice. An action block does not allow you to mount your rifle in different positions easily, and it can also damage the exterior finish of your upper receiver.

A Better Way To Do Things

So, if you regularly work on your rifles, making upgrades or building them, an upper receiver rod is a tool you need to have. Instead of holding the receiver from the outside, these receiver rods are made to slide into the receiver and lock into the star pattern slots of the barrel. The rod can then be mounted onto a vice, and it gives you a very solid platform to work from. Moreover, the best part is that you don't need to remove your sights or optics to use it.

Essential Tool For 308 AR Builds

The Midwest industries .308 AR Upper Receiver Rod is designed to work with the dimensions of LR308 and AR 10 308 barrels and receivers. They are ideal for a variety of jobs, especially for installing barrels and handguards. You can also use them to mount your rifle and install new gas blocks, gas tubes, muzzle devices, and sights. Moreover, unlike an action block, it doesn't cover the exterior of your receiver, so it can also be used to install a port door or forward assist.

The Midwest Industries .308 AR Upper Receiver Rod is solid and heavy, and it won't bend or get damaged easily. It is made from 4140 Ordnance grade steel and has a durable black oxide finish.

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