APO SABER M700 30-06 Sport TAC Modern Sport Utility Rifle

APO SABER M700 30-06 Sport TAC Modern Sport Utility Rifle

Press release courtesy of Ashbury Precision Ordnance

ASHBURY PRECISION ORDNANCE SABER M700 .30-06 Sport-TAC MODERN SPORT UTILITY RIFLE

November 5, 2018, APO Editorial Team APO Field Test – Big Game Hunting Season 2018 – Montana

We try and take advantage of any opportunity to get APO equipment out into the field for real world feedback from novice and experienced users alike.  We are committed to improving our products in an earnest effort to improve our customers experiences on the shooting range or in the field hunting.  This hunting season we wanted to get the SABER M700 Sport-TAC, Ashbury’s version of a Modern Sporting Rifle, into the hands of an experienced big game hunter to see how APO’s purpose built sport utility rifle performs in the wild!  You can read more about APO’s SABER M700 Modern Sporting Rifles here.

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?

We’ve asked him to treat our gear like it’s his own and let us know what works and what doesn’t.  If you have questions after reading his upcoming field reports, you are welcome to email us and we’ll get you an answer.

Why .30-06 you ask?  Good question, because .30-06 Springfield is a proven big game hunting cartridge over 100 years old. More importantly we could really test the Sport-TAC’s performance with Federal’s Edge TLR 175gr for hunting and Federal Gold Medal Match 168gr BTHP for long range target shooting.  The barreled action is a hand select Remington M700 SPS Threaded Muzzle with a 20″ 1:10″ twist barrel built up in our versatile lightweight SABER MRCS-AR modular rifle chassis with a  base rifle weight of 8lbs.

The SABER M700 Sport-TAC rifle’s three (3) shot acceptance group precision of 0.2 MOA was nothing short of exceptional for both types of ammunition!  Amazingly, these two Federal Premium ammunition’s were the best of the five tested, with the others averaging just over 1 MOA which was really not bad for hunting ammunition.  Do you need a 24” or 26” barrel to be effective at intermediate to long range big game hunting scenarios?  How about in a ground blind or tree stand?  The answer is… B.C. will let us know, but back here at APO HQ think the answer is NO!

The velocity of the Federal Edge TLR .30-06 ammunition out of the Sport-TAC’s 20″ barrel is 2,635fps, which is about 100 fps lower than factory spec and certainly acceptable for off the shelf ammo.  We expect that as the barrel breaks in, the ammunition velocities will increase.  Also, the good news is that we intend to precision hand load some of the Edge TLR bullets in 175gr and 200gr to improve the rifles down range external and terminal ballistic performance.

We chose the Edge TLR bullets (click to watch video above) as they were specially designed to provide better terminal ballistics (expansion) at lower velocities encountered at longer ranges; the goal obviously is a well placed shot in the vitals resulting in a clean ethical kill. We are extremely pleased with the overall sub-MOA performance and accuracy from our SABER M700 Sport Utility Rifles with quality ammunition like that from Federal Premium!

The Sport-TAC model should be available in early 2019, with SABER M700 Precision Rifle variants with slightly heavier barrels available in .308 Win and 6.5 Creedmoor available now. 

For more information on the SABER M700 line of rifles visit SABER-M700.com and read this field test review focusing on hunting and rural defense in Real World Survivor Magazine. If you happen to be interested in a serious tactical version of the rifle check out the SABER M700 TR (Tactical Rifle) in .308Win and 6.5 Creedmoor its pretty sweet!

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Saber Forsst Rifle Chassis

The SABER®-FORSST® (folding rifle stock system tactical) Modular Rifle Chassis system was conceived in 2004 as a way to advance the functionality of modern bolt action rifles for tactical, competition, target and hunting applications. After more than seven years of intensive development, countless hours of engineering design, prototyping and testing; with input from experienced snipers, world champion competitive rifle shooters, and hunters Ashbury has to date been awarded 14 utility and design patents, with additional patents pending!

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Saber Forsst Rifle Chassis Infographic

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Saber-Forsst Rifle Chassis Features

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Saber Forsst Rifle Chassis Mod 1

SABER modular rifle chassis are manufactured to ISO:9001-2008 standards principally from 7075-T6 aerospace grade alloys, advanced composites and lightweight high-strength carbon fiber materials. SABER® chassis’ are truly modular and designed to provide users with greater functionality and increased accuracy when installed on many popular right and left hand bolt action receivers.

Customers frequently comment about the adjustable ergonomic design which is singularly unique when compared to a traditional rifle stock and contributes to reducing felt recoil. These features allow shooters better control, shot follow through and enhanced long range accuracy across the entire caliber range from small to large caliber including the 50 BMG. You can upgrade nearly any sub-assembly and most individual components of the chassis using a common family of accessories on your home workbench or with the assistance of a trusted gunsmith. SABER®-FORSST® Modular by Definition…Performance Engineered by Design proudly Made in America

Modular by Definition…Performance Engineered by Design. The patented unitized monolithic top rail, ergonomic push button adjustable hybrid folding shoulder stock, Quattro carbon fiber co-bore aligned forend and completely modular design highlights the MOD-1. MOD-1 SABER chassis are precision manufactured in compliance with ISO:9001-2008 standards from aerospace grade alloys, advanced composites and super-strong carbon fiber materials. SABER® MOD-1 modular rifle chassis are designed for many popular right and left hand bolt action receivers using detachable 5 and 10rd magazines. SABER MOD-1 installation may require a gunsmith for selected barreled actions for precision fitting.

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Saber Forsst Rifle Chassis Mod 1 – Shoulder Stock

  • Fully Adjustable Shoulder Stock Ergonomics
  • Folding Hinge or Detachable
  • Tool-Less
  • Limbsaver® Recoil Pad
  • Standard Butt Hook w/optional Interchangeable Monopod
  • Integral Flushcup Sling Swivel Points
  • Comfortable for Right or Left Hand Shooting

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Saber Forsst Rifle Chassis Mod 1 – Center Chassis Section

  • Modularly Interchangeable (short, long and XL)
  • A1-5rd, A2-10rd and A3 5/10rd
  • Variable Angle Grip Adapters
  • MAGPUL® Hand Grip
  • Grip to Trigger Distance Adjustment
  • Paddle Lever Magazine Release optional Ambi-TG

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Saber Forsst Rifle Chassis Mod 1- Quattro Forend

  • Unitized Monolithic Rail in 0, 20, 30, 40 and 60 MOA MIL-STD 1913 rail
  • Re-Locatable MIL-STD 1913 Accessory Rails: standard 12˝, 4˝ also with Flushcup Sling Swivel Inserts
  • Ergonomically designed for precision shooting
  • High strength alloy, composites and carbon fiber construction
  • “Bedding-less” action interface technology
  • Right and left hand standard models
  • PBA-H Shoulder Stock w/adjustable cheekpiece, length of pull (LOP), vertical recoil pad position, grip to trigger distance and optional adjustable field Monopod
  • Unitized 20MOA / 30MOA Monolithic Rail
  • Quattro forend “co-bore aligned” MIL-STD 1913 accessory rails
  • User maintainable with SABER® Field Multi-Tool
  • Durable MIL-STD 810G corrosion resistant protective finishes
  • SABER® Electro-Optic scope rings 30mm, 34mm, 35mm (optional)
  • Weight: 6.3 lbs (approx.)
  • Colors: Black. Optional special order Flat Dark Earth, OD Green and Nordic Gray
  • Models Available For The Following Bolt Action Receivers:
    • HS Precision Pro-Series 2000 L/A
    • McMillan G30 S/A, L/A and 50BMG
    • Remington 700 S/A and L/A
    • SAKO TRG-42
    • Savage 110
    • More under development!

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Saber Forsst Rifle Chassis Mod 0

Inspired design with modularity, ergonomic fit, versatility and accuracy in mind! The SABER MOD-0 provides users with a highly accurate “drop-in torque down” solution to upgrade a favored rifle or custom build. MOD-0 SABER rifle chassis are manufactured in compliance with ISO:9001-2008 standards from aerospace grade alloys, advanced composites, super-strong carbon fiber materials. The MOD-0 is simple to install and designed to accommodate existing two-piece and many one-piece receiver scope bases requiring no special tools. SABER MOD-0 provides users with a fully adjustable fixed length shoulder stock, configurations for many popular right and left hand rifle action manufacturers and a Quattro carbon fiber forend with top and bottom accessory rail positions.

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Saber-Forsst Rifle Chassis Mod 0 – Shoulder Stock

  • Fully Adjustable Shoulder Stock Ergonomics
  • Fixed
  • Hand Tool Adjustable (HTA)
  • Limbsaver® Recoil Pad
  • Standard Butt Hook w/optional Interchangeable Monopod
  • Integral Flushcup Sling Swivel Points
  • Comfortable for Right or Left Hand Shooting

 

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Saber-Forsst Rifle Chassis Mod 0 – Center Chassis Section

  • Modularly Interchangeable (short, long and XL)
  • A1-5rd, A2-10rd and A3 5/10rd
  • Variable Angle Grip Adapters
  • MAGPUL® Hand Grip
  • Grip to Trigger Distance Adjustment
  • Paddle Lever Magazine Release optional Ambi-TG

 

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Saber-Forsst Rifle Chassis Mod 0 – Quattro Forend

  • MOD-0 uses existing receiver scope base w/ 4” top and bottom rails and no side rails
  • Re-Locatable MIL-STD 1913 Accessory Rails: standard 12˝, 4˝ also with Flushcup Sling Swivel Inserts
  • Completely modular rifle chassis system
  • Ergonomically designed for precision shooting
  • High strength alloy, composites and carbon fiber construction
  • “Bedding-less” action interface technology
  • Right and left hand models are standard
  • Adjustable cheekpiece, length of pull (LOP), recoil pad position, grip to trigger distance and optional Monopod position and height
  • Quattro forend “co-bore aligned” MIL-STD
  • 1913 side rails
  • Interchangeable components and sub-assemblies
  • New modern SPORTER rifle chassis with adjustable shoulder stock, box magazine,
    and traditional style forend
  • Completely user maintainable in the field with SABER® Field Multi-Tool
  • SABER® Electro-Optic scope rings 30mm, 34mm, 35mm
  • Durable corrosion resistant protective finishes
  • Weight: 5.75 lbs (approx.)
  • Colors: Black. Optional special order Flat Dark Earth, OD Green and Gray
  • Models Available For The Following Bolt Action Receivers:
    • GA Precision Templar S/A
    • McMillan G30 S/A, L/A
    • Rem700 S/A and L/A
    • Surgeon RSR, 591, 1086, 1581

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Saber Forsst Rifle Chassis Sporter

Contemporary modularity using shoulder stock and center chassis section components from the patented SABER-FORSST chassis design, transition the standard MOD-0 into a more “traditional” looking rifle for a variety of shooting sports. SPORTER rifle chassis are manufactured in compliance with ISO: 9001-2008 standards from aerospace grade alloys, and advanced composite materials providing a light weight next generation hunting and sporting platform. The SPORTER is designed to use common two-piece scope bases for ease of installation requiring no special tools. The SPORTER chassis provides users with a fully adjustable fixed length shoulder stock, configurations for many popular right and left hand rifle action manufacturers and a sleek free floating composite forend. The standard color is black.

SABER-FORSST Rifle Chassis – Sporter Shoulder Stock

  • Hand Tool Adjustable Shoulder Stock Ergonomics
  • Fixed
  • Limbsaver® Recoil Pad
  • Standard Butt Hook w/optional Interchangeable Monopod
  • Integral Flushcup Sling Swivel Points
  • Comfortable for Right or Left Hand Shooting

 SABER-FORSST Rifle Chassis – Sporter Center Chassis Section

  • Modularly Interchangeable (short, long and XL)
  • A1-5rd or A3 5/10rd
  • Variable Angle Grip Adapters
  • MAGPUL® Hand Grip
  • Grip to Trigger Distance Adjustment
  • Paddle Lever Magazine Release optional Ambi-TG

SABER-FORSST Rifle Chassis – Sporter Forend

  • Traditional sporter rifle styling
  • Sling swivel stud
  • Lightweight carbon fiber design
  • Completely modular rifle chassis system
  • Ergonomically designed for precision shooting
  • High strength alloy, composites and carbon fiber construction
  • “Bedding-less” action interface technology
  • Right and left hand models are standard
  • Adjustable cheekpiece, length of pull (LOP), recoil pad position, grip to trigger distance and optional Monopod position and height
  • Interchangeable components and sub-assemblies
  • New modern SPORTER rifle chassis with adjustable shoulder stock, box magazine,
    and traditional style forend
  • Completely user maintainable in the field with SABER® Field Multi-Tool
  • Durable corrosion resistant protective finishes
  • Weight: 4.5 lbs (approx.)
  • Colors: Black
  • Models Available For The Following Bolt Action Receivers:
    • McMillan G30 S/A, L/A
    • Rem700 S/A and L/A
    • Surgeon RSR, 591, 1086, 1581

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