I hope Remington is thinking this will get ARs greater acceptance for hunting. There are a lot of 'hunters' who don't think ARs should be used for hunting. The more main stream ARs get....the better!That would be quite handy here if you're a hunter. I haven't hunted deer in a long time but IIRC the legal limit for mag cap in autos for big game is five rounds.
Not really a sign of the times in a bad way, it's a sign of companies paying attention to the fact that a lot of hunters use ARs and that a lot of states (including WI) limit hunters to five rounds or less.