PSA Gen2 PA65 20" Rifle-Length 6.5 Creedmoor 1/8 Stainless Steel Lightweight M-Lok MOE 2-Stage Rifle - 5165448588

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PSA Gen2 PA65 20" Rifle-Length 6.5 Creedmoor 1/8 Stainless Steel Lightweight M-Lok MOE 2-Stage Rifle - 5165448588


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Barrel Length: 20”
Barrel Material: 416R Stainless Steel
Barrel Profile: Heavy
Chamber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Twist Rate: 1 in 8”
Extension: M4
Gas System: Rifle-length
Gas Block Type: Low profile .750”
Upper Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
Receiver Style: PA10 Flat top with feedramps
Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Anodized
Forward Assist: Yes
Dust Cover: Yes
Handguard Type: Free Float
Handguard Style: PSA  Lightweight M-Lok Free Float
Handguard Length: 15”
Bolt Steel: 9310, Nitride treated with Double Ejector 
Bolt Carrier Steel: 8620, Nitride treated
Staked gas key: Yes
Lower Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Anodized
Fire Control Group: 2-Stage Nickel Boron Trigger Assembly
Buffer Tube: 7075 T6 Aluminum 
Adjustment: 6-position telescoping stock
Stock: Magpul MOE, Black
Grip: Magpul MIAD, Black
Magazine: 20 Round PMAG

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PSA PA-65 20" Rifle Length 6.5 Creedmoor 1:8 Stainless Steel Lightweight M-Lok MOE 2-Stage  Rifle - 5165448588

Barrel: Machined from 416R stainless steel, chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor with a 1:8 twist rate and a rifle-length gas system.  Upper is paired with a PSA 15" Lightweight M-Lok free float rail, .750 gas block, and an A2-style muzzle device.

Upper:  Precision machined from forged 7075-T6 aluminum, then black anodize hardcoated to MIL-8625 Type 3 class 2.   

Bolt Carrier Group:  Gen2 6.5 Creedmoor BCG is designed with double ejectors in order to ensure flawless cycling.  9310 steel bolt assembly, nitride treated for durability.  8620 carrier, with a nitride treated gas key properly staked with grade 8 fasteners.  Charging handle is also included.

Lower: Precision machined from forged 7075-T6 aluminum, these lowers are then Black anodize hardcoated to MIL-8625 Type 3 class 2.   With a Nickel Boron 2-Stage Trigger Assambly, a Magpul MOE Stock, and a Magpul Miad Grip. This is an ideal platform for the 6.5 Creedmoor. 

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Are there any plans to make a 22 inch 6.5 or 308 model?
Michael T on Aug 20, 2018
Are there any plans to make a 22 inch 6.5 or 408 model?
Michael T on Aug 20, 2018
How many grooves does the rifling have? Style of rifling?
Justin F on Jun 23, 2018
What is the weight?
Bruce P on Jun 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mine weighs about 12 pounds.
Is the A2-style muzzle device removable?
Befus on Jun 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is removable with the right tools.
What is the total length of the rifle?
Phillie on Sep 29, 2018
Is this build a low or high profile upper and lower receiver?
USMCRet. on Sep 29, 2018
Good gun or no?
Amare P on Jun 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, mine is very accurate. I had some ejection issues but they are getting better with some gas block adjustment. The rifle is a very good value IMO.
Is this allowed to be shipped to Massachusetts?
skip m on Aug 1, 2018
What magazine should be used with this rifle? I have a PA-10 in .308, can I use the same magazine for 6.5 creedmoor?
Aaron S on Jun 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: yes, the same magazine works fine between .308 and 6.5
Can a 308 upper be attached to this lower?
Texgun on Dec 22, 2018
Does this have an adjustable gas block?
Curtis B on Jul 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does.
Do you have a five or ten rounds mag for this rifle?
Terry on Dec 4, 2018
What is the total lenght of this rifle?
James on Oct 7, 2018
Can anyone tell me if there is a slimmer hand guard preferably Key Mod full rail that will fit this gun?
Matt L on Jun 28, 2018
Will it accept 10 round PMAGs?
The Grill Segeant on Oct 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, of course ....... just be certain they are for the 7.62 X 51.
Great gun. Just came from the range sighting mine in.
Does this have a 2stage trigger in the lower?
Bubba on Nov 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There is about a 1/8" of smooth take-up with light spring resistance. The break point can be clearly felt at that point and breaks at 5 lb 6 oz on my RCBS trigger scale.
Is this AR DPMS spec? I want to know if it is compatible with the Hera Arms CQR for AR10
tobi a on Oct 20, 2018
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PSA GEN2 PA10 .308 Complete Classic Lower Receiver - 516447192
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BEST ANSWER: Most likely will not work there is no military specifications on ar 10’s it is not a service rifle. Just buy a psa 10 upper to go with a psa lower and will work like magic.
What size muzzle break will I need for this rifle?
Matt H on Jan 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The oversized birdcage A2 that comes is great . If you seek an aftermarket I would get an .308 or better for the high pressure of the Creedmoor, but the recoil is extremely manageable.
What size trigger pins does this have?
James C on Jan 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It has the "small" pins. I did not take out the trigger to mic it but from the outside of the lower they are about .150. Going on memory, the lower pins are usually .154".
What type mag would be used in PA65 6.5 Creedmore lower I got the complete lower then got the complete upper put it together . Seams like I read a AR 10or 308 would work but I want to make sure . So if anyone knows for sure I would appreciate the info.?
Charles H on Oct 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Some companies make a dedicated 6.5 magazine but a 308 magazine will also work fine.
Is this a new rifle?
Texgun on Dec 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: yes and a very excellent gun! Be sure to wear hearing protection! amazing
Is there a specific scope mount height needed for this rifle???
FrankO on Apr 13, 2019
Can this be shipped to California?
John W on Jan 22, 2019


4.4 / 5.0
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Purchased the PSA 10 Gen2 Lower and PSA 65 upper. Used Magpul P Mags as directed. The rifle is awesome. Unbelievable value. No issues. Added TACTICON flip sights and was dialed in in less than 5 rounds. Awesome rifle. Recommend to anyone. PSA has nice equipment t.
100 yards with first 13 rounds at that distance.
Dialed in at 50
Ended today with this group on a dozen rounds. Very satisfied with PSA
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March 23, 2019
PSA 6.5 AR-10...
Although this is my first 6.5C AR-10 I've had the opportunity to shoot other brands. Here's my .02 worth. 3 Good points...1st is the rifle itself, the attention to detail is amazing. Everything is lined up perfectly, shoots amazingly. 2nd is the price, c'mon...all this for $400 some odd bucks cheaper than anyone else? 3rd is the customer service, I had an issue where either PSA or myself (prob me) stripped out the Allen to adjust the GB. I messaged PSA on a forum they're on. Received a message from Josiah and he offered a call tag to take care of it. It so happens I was able to remove it myself. Outstanding company , can't wait to save up for something else!
February 21, 2019
2 months ago
I love this rifle. The trigger is the equal to my Rock River 2 stage, the fit and finish is spot on, and the 6.5 Creedmoor is really perfect if you are after accuracy.

Did I mention I love this rifle? Great value.

Highly recommended if you are after 20" barrel rifle.
November 30, 2018
Great rifle great price.
Bought this at a low price as an entry level into LR Shooting, as always prompt delivery and the performance was over my expectation.
November 29, 2018
6 months ago
This is a pretty good rifle as accurate as my 308 Springfield Armory with a match barrel. I do agree that they could have better QC the spring on the dust cover was poking out I had to trim it my self. But i haven't had any issue with ejecting cases. I used heavy lube and i haven't had any jams. I could giving it 4 starts but the only defect i found was cosmetic and i was able to fix it my self.
November 28, 2018
great rifle
accurate and operates well.
November 22, 2018
6 months ago
Not very happy
Fired a little over 100 rounds through this gun so far not very happy the groups are 2-4 inches at 100 yards out of a gun vise.
Sending it back to Palmetto hoping for a new barrel or some sort of tune up, I will update this review when it returns.

Occasionally it shoots an MOA group but there will be 1 or 2 fliers over an inch away. I am not shooting cheap ammo I tried 5 different factory hunting/match ammos.

I thought perhaps the semi auto action might have damaged the bullets when feeding. So I loaded 1 bullet at a time without the magazine. No improvement.

3 different shooters have tried grouping this gun same result. So it is not shooter error.

Tried cleaning it. Tried shooting it dirty. No improvement either way.

I want to love this gun. Will update if accuracy improves.
August 7, 2018
Straight shooting gun and well built.
Having trouble with PSA 6.5 Creedmoor. It is not ejecting the shell casing. I have shot about 100 shells through it and it has caught around 10 shells. Any ideas for fixing this issue?
August 5, 2018
Response from Palmetto State Armory
We apologize you are having issues with your rifle if you would please contact us at 803-724-6950 we would be more than happy to find a resolution to get your rifle fixed.
August 6, 2018
David M
Shoots very accurately, some function issues
I have 60 rounds through it, all Hornady Match ammo. It seems to shoot very well, and I've managed a couple of 1/2" 3 shot groups at 100 yards. The first box about 1 in 3 did not eject properly, and those that did eject, ejected at 1-2 o'clock. I've adjusted the gas block, and that seems to have helped - the last 20 round I only had one FTE. Need to inspect in more detail now that it has a few rounds through it, and will also load some handloads for it. One minor gripe is the 10 rd Magpul mags have to be rammed home hard to get it to latch in place. I'll investigate this further; it may just be a bad mag. I did change the stock to a Magpul ACS, which locks in position and is better suited to the rifle IMO. Overall the rifle is a good value; the accuracy is excellent, though I do hope PSA can do a better job on the functioning issues in the future.
July 31, 2018
10 months ago
First AR10 & first from PSA: Good Decision
Been reading countless articles about the long range accuracy of the 6.5 Creedmoor round. Did quite a bit of research and shopping to find the right rifle.
My new PSA is great! Well built and it functions perfectly.
I mounted a SIGHTRON 8-32X56 scope. Accuracy is as-expected and it's fun to shoot!!!
I own SEVERAL AR15's but this was my first AR10 grade rifle.
Good decision!!
July 24, 2018

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