The RS-35 is a semi-automatic battle rifle manufactured by Rickard Firearms & Defense. It is the 7.62x51mm / .308 Winchester alternative to the AR-15 based RS-15, and is also the successor to the relatively low-selling Model 40 semi-automatic rifle. It also has gotten a reputation for being a potential successor to the Mk. 14 EBR / M39 EMR's in service. In the public, it competes against Lewis Machine & Tool Company's LM308 (L129A1), Clicker C316, Kaizen Renegade ERCV, and XM17 ECR-H DMR. However, its role in the Rickard lineup has been questioned due to the introduction of the RX15-H DMR.


A factory-fresh RS-35 with a SOPMOD crane stock, keyhole rail system, factory iron sights, and a 22-inch barrel.


A prototype RS-35 with a SOPMOD Crane stock, factory iron sights, and a 22 inch barrel.


  • Barrel is 18, 20, or 22 inches long.
  • Chambered for the 7.62x51mm NATO / .308 Remington cartridge, and is fed via a 20-round magazine.
  • Designed in 2008, produced since 2011.
  • Effective range is around 750 meters.
  • Rate of fire: Semi-auto only.
  • Weighs 8.1 pounds.
  • Can be equipped with a keyhole or M-LOK rail system.
  • Similar to the RS-15, the name only bears the name of Troy Rickard and Brian Stout, the lead designers of the design, as Michael Walker (the CEO of RF&D) has a hatred for AR-15 style rifles. Also, the "35" in the name of the rifle refers to both the AR-10 and the SR-25 (10+25=35).
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