Precision Rifles & Precision Rifle Chassis Systems
J. Allen Global maker of some of the best and winningest rifle chassis systems lays off all employees and closes it’s doors.
Sniper-grade accuracy meets military-grade tactical toughness in the legendary Remington Defense M24 platform, engineered to deliver extended-range precision and ultimate operator adjustability
MDT Elite Scope Rings offer a solid, lightweight mounting system for your optics. Made from precision-machined aluminum and features a built in anti-cant level. Rings are available for 30mm, 34mm and 35mm diameter scope tubes.
The MDT Adjustable Core Competition Chassis System is designed primarily for Precision Rifle Series and National Rifle League shooting disciplines.
The Victrix Scorpio Mille rifle is uniquely crafted by Victrix armaments with Military and Law Enforcement in mind. The Scorpio is part of the Minerva Series and ensures the highest degree of accuracy and repeatability. When it comes to long range precision shooting, magnum calibers like the .300 Winchester Magnum, .300 Norma Magnum, or .338 Lapua Magnum are a natural choice, that’s why the Scorpio has chamberings for all three. The cleverly designed, fully modular rifle chassis (FMRC) allows you to customize your rifle for a variety of applications. The chassis is also made of aluminum alloy and hard anodized to prevent scratching and abrasion. The Scorpio is a rifle that celebrates precision and attention to detail.
It would appear that Remington refuses to let the XM2010 Sniper Rifle platform die. The XM2010 was originally renamed M2010 and now it’s once again revamped but this time with a new .308 Winchester specific designation. The new model designation is the “700 ESR-1 Enhanced Sniper Rifle”.
Magpul has followed up their Pro 700 Chassis Remington 700 Short Action Chassis with the new Pro 700L series. The Pro 700L is the long action version of the chassis for popular calibers such as .300 Winchester Magnum, 30-06 Springfield, 7mm Remington Magnum etc. The chassis are feature rich and available in 3 colors. They are priced between $900-$1000 which is higher than I would expect given how competitive the field is. I plan on getting one and seeing how it compares to my MDT’s.
If you’re a match shooter or hunter looking for a game changing piece of gear, look no further than the MDT CKYE-POD. Quality craftsmanship and fast, simple adjustments make this bipod the ultimate in versatility.
MDT has just re-launched the Light Sniper System (LSS) chassis with second generation design and feature updates. The LSS GEN2 is designed for use with compact, short barrelled rifles to provide light-weight, accuracy improvement and consistency.
MDT has introduced a new chassis and brand with the release of the ORYX. The ORYX is a one-piece integrated aluminum chassis and buttstock created to improve the consistency and accuracy of a bolt action rifle that retails for under four hundred dollars.
Vortex 4-16x44mm Diamondback Tactical Riflescopes are designed with First Focal Plane function, making it easier to use subtensions even at higher magnification levels. These Riflescopes from Vortex are equipped with Zero Reset enabled tactical windage and elevation turrets with precise clicks for accurate adjustments. The Vortex 4-16x44mm Diamondback Tactical FFP Riflescope has anti-reflective coatings on all exposed glass surfaces to improve visibility in low light conditions even without illumination. Count on the fogproof, shockproof Vortex 4-16x44mm Diamondback FFP Riflescope for your next hunt or competition.
Modular Driven Technologies has sent out a few black friday sales emails today. Im mostly interested in the LSS Chassis for $239, I will order on Friday (Payday). I will probably go for a $269 long action version. There is outstanding deals on cosmetic blemished factory seconds. Examples, a left handed TAC 21 is $276!!!. Equally intriguing is the skeleton stocks that are $100-$150 off. I don’t think I can swing a stock and a chassis though. If anyone reading this purchases something that’s a factory second I would like to see some pictures and hear some feedback about what the cosmetic defects are.
APO Custom Shop client Britton, an experienced and accomplished hunter out in Montana, offered to field test APO’s SABER M700 Sport-TAC rifle chambered in .30-06 this hunting season. He’s got tags for big game and predators which are a great match for the .30-06 Sport-TAC! In 2016 Britton cleanly harvested this nice Montana Big Horn Sheep at 388 yards and this Pronghorn Antelope (above) in 2017 at 596 yards both with his APO custom built SPR-300WM precision rifle chambered in .300 Winchester Magnum. Really nice field shooting!
Britton plans to give the SABER M700 Sport-TAC a real-world workout over a couple of months in different configurations on his upcoming hunts. APO provided him with a complete rifle, ammunition and various modular shoulder stocks, hinges and alternate forends so he could set up the SABER M700 Sport-TAC MSR the way he wants to hunt with it! Also, we’ll get some honest feedback on APO’s use of the very popular Magpul CTR carbine shoulder stock with ¾” cheek riser on this field rifle and does it really work for hunting or just look tactic-cool?
The bolt action rifle has remained fundamentally unchanged for over 150 years. Sure there have been improvements and refinements but for the most part the basic rifle remains unchanged. There’s a receiver with a barrel threaded in to it. The barreled action is placed in a hunk of wood called the rifle stock. A scope is attached directly to the receiver or action. The action is fed by either an internal magazine or external box type magazine. The action is cycled by by lifting up the bolt, sliding it fully rearwards then returning it forwards and down to it’s locked position. Take the safety off, pull the trigger and “bang”. Repeat as necessary. Obviously the previous is over simplified.
Today we are on the precipice of great changes to the bolt action rifle.. Almost weekly some rifle chassis manufacturer or traditional firearm manufacturer announces a new rifle chassis system or a complete rifle built upon a chassis. The chassis eliminates the wood stock formerly used in bolt action rifles. The chassis in many ways are making bolt action rifles more AR-15 or AR-10 like. In fact many rifle chassis utilize AR stocks, pistol grips, scope mounts and any other picatinney rail mounted hardware you can imagine.
The changes do not end theres. Taking a play from Savage some clever folks are adapting Savage drop-in barrels to Remington 700 receivers. This method is called “Remage”. There are currently 3rd party Remington 700 action clones designed for Savage barrels. Not to be beaten at it’s own game several of Remington sniper rifles such as the PSR, MSR and CSR feature quick change barrels that look similar to that of an AR-15. It’s a matter of time before a modular quick change barrel system like that makes it to consumer rifles. We are seeing bolts that feature the best locking methods of all firearms combined in to bolts. These new rifle chassis are also in some cases allowing users to choose the type of magazine whether AR-15, AR 308 or AICS.
The future is also here with ammunition. Despite an emotional debate of purists in love with the .308 Winchester and it’s long proven history 6.5 Creedmoor is poised to be the long range accuracy cartridge king. If the military adopts 6.5 Creedmoor and brings the ammo cost down that will be a game changing moment for shooters and snipers alike.
The purpose of this site is to keep up with these changes for a future, current and historical perspective.