Spike’s Tactical has a well-established name for making some of the coolest rifles out there.  From fun lowers to high-performance dream rifles they’re all available at Spike’s.  In our recent series of AR-10 rifles we came upon the Roadhouse in .308.

Built like Schwarzennager should wield it, the Roadhouse is beefy.  Of course everything is bigger on an AR-10, but this rifle is a beefcake of an AR-10.  It’s not that weight reduction measures haven’t been taken, rather that everything is built tough.  The barrel itself reminds me of a machine-gun barrel.  Despite the beefiness there is also a stylistic and artistic touch to the gun.  You have to see it to believe it and that’s what the video below is for.

Another impressive feat with the Roadhouse is the overall feel.  It’s beefy, but not blocky, stylized, but not in that dainty “show only” way other makers have done.  This gun has the looks for show, and build for go.  A great example of this is are the ambidextrous controls.  The magazine and bolt release don’t look like GI models simply glued in place, nor do they scream at you as if to be the start of the gun.  Instead they flow into tastefully raised sections of the lower.

This will be the first 1:12 twist AR-10 we’ve shot, and I’m looking forward to how it runs with the lighter loads.  We all know that twist rate serves as a general guideline for load compatibility, but there still seems to be a golden rule of 168gr performing best.  Will that remain true with this rifle?  In the video you can see the pile of ammunition to chose from.  We want to hear your estimate as to which one will run best.

Make your vote for our ammo choice in the comment section below and we’ll get this beast to the range!

Guns this nice don’t come cheap.  As seen on the Spike’s Tactical product page the Roadhouse is currently a $2,800 investment.  Below is what you get for your money:

Gen II .308 Billet Upper Receiver


  • 7075 T6 Construction
  • Ejection Port Door
  • Ejection Port Door Spring
  • Ejection Port Door Rod


18″ CHF Barrel


  • Cold Hammer Forged
  • Chrome Lined
  • 1/12 Twist Rate
  • 5/8 X 24 Thread Pitch for Muzzle
  • 7.62 Nato Chamber
  • .750 Gas Block Seat
  • M4 Style Ramped Barrel Extension
  • Mil-Spec Phosphate Coating


15″ .308 M-LOK Rail


  • 7075 T6 Barrel Nut
  • 6061 T6 Rail
  • Continuous Top Rail
  • Free Floating 1 Piece
  • Q.D. Attachment Points


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Low Profile Gas Block


  • Solid Billet Steel
  • .750 I.D.


Proprietary Gas Tube


  • Black Nitride Inside and Out
  • Gas Tube Roll Pin


Charging Handle


  • BCM 308 Mod 4
  • MilSpec Type 3 Coating


Nickel Boron .308 Complete BCG


  • Nickel Boron Coated
  • Laser Engraved with ST Spider logo
  • High Pressure Tested (HPT)
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected (MPI)


.30 Cal R2 Brake


  • Black Nitrite


Spike’s Gen II Billet Sights


  • Sliding Rear Aperture


Gen II .308 Billet Lower


  • Raised Spider Logo
  • Raised Bullet Pictogram Selector Markings
  • 7075 T6 Forged Receiver
  • Multi Caliber
  • MIL-A-8625F Type III Class 2 Hard Coat Anodized Finish
  • Low Shelf, RDIAS Compatible
  • Proprietary Ambidextrous Controls
  • Built in Trigger Guard
  • KNS Mod ST Anti Rotation Pins


Lower Parts


  • Hiperfire 24 Trigger
  • Ambi Safety
  • Spike’s Pro Grip
  • 6-Position .308 Buffer Tube, Castle Nut
  • .308 Buffer Spring
  • ST-T2 Buffer
  • Magpul ACS Stock


(Rifle includes hard case and manual)

Weight: 9lb 3oz
Length: Position 1- 38″
Position 6- 41 1/4″