Modular Driven Technologies Black Friday Sale 2018 – New Stock, Cosmetic Blemished Factory Seconds

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. 



Savage Model 10 APO Ashbury Precision Ordnance

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Savage Model 10 APO Precision Bolt Action Chassis Rifle

The say the Savage Model 10 APO announcement took me by surprise is an understatement. Ashbury Precision Ordnance is a clear competitor of Modular Driven Technologies and Drake Associates. MDT and Drake with Savage are responsible for the Savage Stealth Rifle. I cant help but wonder if this is a result of MDT Chassis appearing on Savage’s competitors rifles or the reverse. If you do not know already the Mossberg MVP-LC and Weatherby Vanguard Modular Chassis Rifle both utilize a MDT LSS chassis. Regardless APO chassis is the “Good Stuff” with regards to tactical rifle chassis. It will be interesting to see if the Savage APO is able to gain market share from the highly sought after Ruger Precision rifle. I wouldn’t mind some range time with the 6.5 Creedmoor chambered model.

Savage Arms has teamed with Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO) to bring precision shooters the Savage Model 10 APO Chassis Bolt Action Rifle, effectively expanding their line of long-range chassis rifles for recreational shooting, hunting and tactical competition. These rifles feature a Model 10 factory-blueprinted barreled action mated to the new APO SABER MRCS-AR modular-rifle chassis with a Magpul CTR shoulder stock that features a folding double-locking hinge. Octagonal aluminum handguard with M-LOK attachment system. Adjustable Magpul MOE pistol grip and six-position mil-spec AR-style retractable stock offer a secure yet comfortable grip. Comes equipped with Cabela’s exclusive Red target AccuTrigger. 5R rifling. Includes one Magpul PMAG® AICS five-round detachable magazine.

Part No.     Description UPC MSRP

22631           10 Savage/Ashbury 308 Win. 24” bbl. 011356-22631-0 $1,799

22632           10 Savage/Ashbury 6.5 Creed. 24” bbl. 011356-22632-7 $1,799

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Picture of a Savage Model 10 APO Precision Bolt Action Chassis Rifle
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Picture of a Savage Model 10 Ashbury Precision Ordnance Chassis Rifle

Remington Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor

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Remington Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle

The Remington Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle is a bold move from Remington in a few ways. The first being the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge caliber. Many felt that Remington would never offer 6.5CM because it is too similar to .260 Remington. Fortunately that theory was incorrect. Remington wisely sees the writing on the wall and recognizes that 6.5 Creedmoor is not a passing fad and is poised to be a game changer in long range accuracy and power. Remington also recognizes there’s money to be made in a modern Remington Model 700 Rifle.

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Remington Model 700 Magpul Hunter Stock

The next bold move is the offering of a factory rifle that features the Magpul Hunter modular chassis. First off traditional hunters may not recognize or be familiar with Magpul but AR-15, AR-10 and 308 AR shooters are. Magpul is a staple brand offering some of the best magazines and stocks in the business.  Magpul is a breath of fresh air to the bolt action rifle. The Magpul hunter stock is like a bolt action rifle version of the Magpul PRS AR stock. This is a good thing and it’s a big step away from standard Bell & Carlson synthetic rifle stocks offered by Remington for decades.

The adoption of the Magpul stock brings with it the ability for a Remington 700 factory rifle to use Accuracy International “AICS” type magazines. These are the standard among most sniper rifles and rifle chassis. Magpul AICS magazines are very inexpensive.

Why is the Remington Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle Special

The 6.5 Creedmoor is a Hornady designed modern cartridge that was designed from the ground up as a competition cartridge. The caliber has a history of winning competitions. The long and slender design of the bullet provides greater accuracy down range and is flatter shooting than the .308 Winchester. In fact the US Military is studying the 6.5 Creedmoor as a replacement for the .308 Winchester in some applications. The 6.5 Creedmoor is ballistically superior to the .308 Winchester. This translates to a better hit probability at ranges exceeding 700 yards. The .308 is more powerful down range but the more accurate 6.5mm bullet increases the odds of actually hitting the target. Obviously as closer ranges both calibers are very accurate.

Remington 700 5R barrel is the same barrel that is used on the Remington Police and Military sniper rifles and similar. This is not an entry level economy barrel.

Note: Inevitably these types of posts turn into pissing contests and emotionally biased arguments. Here’s a few facts. .308 Winchester ammunition can be found cheaper. At this time given the intended use 6.5 Creedmoor ammo is only available in the premium lines from ammunition manufacturers. The same ammo in .308 is about the same price. 6.5CM does not have the advantage of being a NATO/Military round so there’s no bulk ammo pricing. Despite folks saying ammo availability for 6.5CM is limited that is simply not true. It’s available at the chain stores and most real gun shops. It lacks the shelf space in mom and pop gas stations. Hardly a deal breaker for most. The Remington Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle may not appeal to all hunters and shooters but those who understand it’s purpose and abilities will be pleased.

Essentially the Remington Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor rifle is a low recoil long range superbly accurate sniper rifle for hunters at slightly higher cost than a standard Remington Model 700.

Remington Proudly Introduces Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor

Remington rifles built on the Model 700 action have made their mark from the front lines of combat to the firing lines of local shooting ranges. Adding to that reputation of tactical superiority in 2017, Remington proudly introduces the Remington Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor.


Remington Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor Features:

  • Carbon steel barreled action with tactical bolt handle Metal finished in black Cerakote
  • 22″ Heavy Free-floated barrel with 5-R rifling
  • Threaded muzzle with thread protector
  • X-Mark Pro Externally Adjustable Trigger Breaks like glass, has virtually zero creep and offers a level shot control unmatched by any factory trigger today.
  • Magpul Hunter stock with aluminum bedding block Designed to fit any shooter thanks to an adjustable length-of-pull kit and three comb-height inserts.

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Remington 700 Magpul Hunter Stock Specifications

Remington 700 Magpul Hunter Stock: Made in the USA from reinforced polymer and an anodized aluminum bedding block, the Magpul Remington 700 Hunter Stock offers users a cost effective replacement featuring fully adjustable length of pull, comb height, and enhanced ergonomics. Compatible with Remington 700 Short Actions, this stock requires no bedding and is a true “drop-in” solution for the end user*. This stock is also M-LOK® compatible to accept a broad range of accessories.

Also available is a Bolt Action Magazine Well, which allows the rifle to be used with detachable box magazines without the need for custom inletting.

Remington 700 Magpul Hunter Stock Features

  • Compatible with standard Remington 700 pattern short actions with stock Remington hinged floorplates*
  • Easily upgradeable to removable AICS-spec magazines (5.56×45 or 7.62×51 pattern) with the affordable Magpul Bolt Action Magazine Well
  • Reinforced polymer shell with Type III hard anodized, machine finished, A380 cast aluminum V-bedding block
  • Accepts ALL factory Remington barrels including VTR triangular barrel contours
  • Compatible with aftermarket barrel profiles up to a Medium Palma (0.920″ dia. 5.50″ forward of the breech)
  • Tapered Beam design provides good rigidity through forend and will free-float compatible barrels
  • 60 degree grip angle from bore axis
  • Adjustable LOP from 13.0”-15.0” with included 0.50” Spacers
  • Rubber recoil butt-pad included and optional OEM Butt-Pad Adapter available for use with aftermarket pads
  • Optional High Cheek Riser Kit with 0.50″ and 0.75″ Risers to adjust cheek weld (Stock comes pre-fitted with 0.25″ Riser)
  • Accepts most factory and aftermarket triggers
  • M-LOK slots on forend sides and bottom for a wide variety of accessory and sling mounting options
  • Three dimpled drill points to install optional standard swivel studs (#10-32 x 3/8” long dome stud)
  • Push-button QD swivel compatibility in rear with optional Sling Mount Kits
  • Left and Right rear 1-1/4” Footman’s Loops

*NOTE: Fits right-hand receivers only.

All blind floor plate ADL models will require current factory Remington hinged bottom metal or the optional Magpul Bolt Action Magazine Well. Not compatible with Remington 700 DM models with their proprietary detachable box magazines.

Since factory action mounting screws can come in a variety of lengths, grinding to length or utilizing longer replacements may be necessary to optimize fit with the Hunter 700.

Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle Build

Picture of a Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle Model 700 Custom Shop in 6.5 Creedmoor
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Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle 6.5 Creedmoor

Since I began being interested in the 6.5 Creedmoor Caliber I have read over and over that because Remington offers .260 they will never offer a 6.5 Creedmoor chambered rifle. Fortunately for us not only is Remington offering 6.5 Creedmoor they have released two Model 700 rifles at the opposite ends of the price spectrum. The subject of this post is the high end offering from the Remington Custom Shop referred to as the Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle.
Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle Build Description

Through an unprecedented collaboration of some of the hunting industry’s foremost brands, we’re proud to offer the Ultimate Sheep Rifle. Combining the finest components available, this is the embodiment of KUIU founder Jason Hairston’s vision of the perfect lightweight backcountry rifle, brought to life by the expert gunsmiths at the Remington Custom Shop. Weighing a mere 5.6 pounds, the Ultimate Sheep Rifle is built to withstand the unforgiving conditions and terrain typical of mountain hunting, with a titanium action and carbon-fiber wrapped barrel and premium carbon-fiber stock to ensure unfailing performance and accuracy in any situation. The original build is in 6.5 Creedmoor, however, our Custom Shop can chamber the rifle in any short action caliber in the Titanium action or any short-action magnum caliber at all if stainless is used instead adding mere ounces. Keep up-to-date on The Build at the Ultimate Sheep Rifle blog.

To get started on your own Ultimate Sheep Rifle, contact your local Custom Shop Dealer or the Remington Custom Shop today.

  • Action – Remington 700 Titanium Short Action
  • Barrel – Proof Research Premium Cut Rifled Carbon Fiber Wrapped
    • 20” Light Sendero Contour
    • Threaded 5/8 x 24 RH with Custom Muzzle Break
    • Thread Protector Included
    • Custom Kuiu Engraving
    • Barreled Action –  Custom Cerakoted in Titanium color
  • Stock –  Manners Custom Carbon Fiber EH-8 Stock
    • Custom Cerakoted in Kuiu Vias pattern by Scalpel Arms
    • Aluminum Bedding Pillars
    • Custom Bedded with MarineTex
    • Custom Aluminum Bi-Pod Rail by Long Rifles Inc.
  • Bolt – Spiral Fluted
    • Mini Bolt Knob (Badger) with Kuiu Engraving
    • Triple Pinned and Timed
    • Extractor M-16 Style (Badger Ordnance)
    • Custom Duel Ejectors
  • Trigger –Timney 510
  • Aluminum Parts for weight reduction
    • Floorplate with Custom Kuiu Engraving
    • Firing Pin
    • Bolt Shroud
  • Rifle only weight 5.6 Lbs.
  • Rifle OA Length 41”

The Genesis of a Brainstorm

June 03, 2017 – How the plan for the project was hatched – It started with a simple question: “What would the ultimate sheep rifle look like?” Now, through an unprecedented collaboration of the foremost high-country authorities, that question will be answered. The Remington Custom Shop. KUIU. Barnes Bullets. Leupold Optics. We’re joining forces to build the superlative mountain rifle—a gun unlike anything ever built.

As a veteran high-country hunter, KUIU founder Jason Hairston is on a never-ending search for gear that will do three things: shave weight from his load, increase his effectiveness on the hunt, and stand up to some of the harshest terrain and most unpredictable conditions on Earth.

With Hairston’s input, gleaned from years of experience, along with the peerless technical expertise of the Remington Custom Shop’s gun makers, Barnes’ ballisticians, and Leupold’s optics engineers, we will design and craft the Ultimate Sheep Rifle. And you’ll have a front-row seat to the action.

Through postings on this blog, a series of behind-the-scenes videos, and regular updates on Remington’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, we’re pulling back the curtain on the build and granting total access to the process every step of the way.

Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle

If there’s a universal mantra of any back country adventure—be it hunting, camping, mountaineering, or skiing—it’s “ounces become pounds.” That is to say, when you start making concessions for a few extra ounces here and there in the gear you carry, soon you’re hauling extra pounds. In the backcountry, extra pounds lead to fatigue and exhaustion, which ultimately can compromise a hunt.

Step 1: Choosing the Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle Components

Building the lightest and strongest rifle possible

In March, KUIU founder Jason Hairston visited the Remington Custom Shop in Sturgis, South Dakota, where we presented him with a number of options for each component that will comprise the Ultimate Sheep Rifle. We discussed the pros and cons of each with regards to Hairston’s wants and needs for the gun. After hours of deliberation, here’s where we landed.

Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle Action –  Remington 700 Titanium; 8 oz.

Hairston opted for a titanium Model 700 action in 6.5 Creedmoor (more on the caliber choice in a future post). Remington’s custom titanium actions are so precisely machined, to such tight tolerances, that secondary blueprinting—a step required of nearly any factory action—is not necessary. The bolt will feature an M-16 extractor and dual ejectors, as well as a Badger Ordnance Mini Knob.

Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle Stock – Manners EH8; 1 lb. 6.4 oz.

We showed Hairston a number of stock choices, including a few with comb and length-of-pull adjustability. In the end, this sleek, simple Manners won out. Like all Elite Hunter stocks, the EH8 has a carbon-fiber shell and a super-light fill. It’s compact and features a traditional straight grip with minimal palm swell. Designed specifically for Model 7 and 700 short actions, it’ll get a hand-laid epoxy bedding job for a rock-solid foundation. Scalpel Arms in Dallas, Texas, will apply a custom KUIU Vias paint job.

Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle Barrel – Proof Research Premium Match Grade Stainless (Sendero Light contour); 2 lb. 10.4 oz. (unchambered)

Unmatched strength and durability for minimal weight. That’s the hallmark of Proof Research’s carbon-wrapped steel barrels. Oh, and the accuracy isn’t too shabby, either. We considered a super-lightweight barrel with a sporter contour, but opted for the added rigidity and strength of the Sendero Light. At 20 inches in length with a 1-in-8 twist, we went as short (and therefore lightweight) as possible without giving up any accuracy. The muzzle will be threaded for a brake.

Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle Trigger – Timney Remington 700 (model no. 510); 1.6 ounces

Made from a solid block of heat-treated steel, Timney’s Remington 700 trigger features a pull weight is factory-set at a crisp 3 pounds with absolutely zero take-up.

Rounding out the rest of the components are an aluminum floor plate and trigger guard, a titanium recoil lug, an aluminum firing pin, and an aluminum Atlas bipod rail. All the metal work will be Cerakoted for supreme protection against the elements. Before the scope and bipod are added, the rifle will weigh right around 5 ½ pounds and will represent the pinnacle of the strength-to-weight ideal.

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Remington Defense RACS M40A6 USMC Chassis 86485

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Remington Defense RACS M40A6 USMC Chassis 86485

This Remington Defense RACS M40A6 USMC Chassis 86485 features a sturdy platform for precision shooting, 20 MOA full length picatinny rail, captive action screws, 3 sections of picatinny rail section plus one Harris bipod adapter and a folding RACS stock. The operator friendly RACS also features a free-float tubular design, fully featured front handguard, the ability to attach auxiliary rail sections to any of the seven facets of the octagonal handguard tube. The pistol grip is rubber with a good grip surface and excellent ergonomics. The pistol grip is interchangeable with standard AR grips if you would prefer something else.

The patent pending Remington Accessory Chassis System (RACS) incorporates state-of-the-art operator-defined attributes such as a free-float tubular design and a fully featured front handguard section. Operator-selectable auxiliary rail sections in various lengths can be attached to any of the seven remaining facets of the octagonal handguard, which allows the operator to install clip-on in-line night vision systems. The folding RACS buttstock provides the operator with a wide variety of adjustments to allow setting the system to suit the shooter and the operating conditions.

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This chassis does not come with a magazine but does take Accuracy International AICS magazines:


Additional Rifle Chassis Systems Below

J.Allen JAE 700 Rifle Chassis System

J.Allen JAE 700 Rifle Chassis System
J.Allen JAE 700 Rifle Chassis System Olive Drab JAE-700-R-RAILED-OD-SA

J.Allen JAE 700 Rifle Chassis System

The precision rifle world is awash in slick and high quality gear, but no chassis is more beautifully made or offers the features of the J. Allen Enterprises JAE 700 chassis. The most compelling feature is the adjustable magazine retention system that allows the shooter to bounce back and forth between AICS pattern and AW (Arctic Warfare) magazines. No chassis will better pair the AW double-stack magazine with a two-lug action than the JAE 700.

J.Allen JAE 700 Rifle Chassis System

J.Allen JAE 700 Rifle Chassis System Built-in Magwell that can be adjusted for fit and feed of the magazines (no other bottom metal needed; magazine not included). Adjustable Thumbwheel Cheekrest and QD lever to quickly remove Cheekrest for cleaning from the breech and removing the bolt.

J.Allen JAE 700 Rifle Chassis System Details
  • Full Length Aluminum Skeleton
  • Painted Composite Skins Permanently Bonded to Aluminum Skeleton
  • Patent Pending Cage and Adjustable Magazine Collet System (in either Short Action or Long Action)
  • Hardened Steel Insert for Recoil Lug (full surface to surface contact)
  • Integral Trigger Guard
  • Adjustable paddle (for adjusting fit/feed of magazine)
  • Captured Action Screws to bolt down receiver (65 inch lbs of torque recommended)
  • Rubber Grip
  • Flush mount Rail-European style
  • Cup mounts and Flush Cups (3 positions on each side of stock for attaching QD swivels for sling)
  • Adjustable Thumbwheel Cheek Rest w/ QD Mechanism (includes lever to remove cheek rest to remove bolt and clean with a rod from the breech)
  • Bottom 2″ Picatinny Rail (can be repositioned in several locations on Flush mount rail)
  • Bipod Adapter w/Swivel Stud (can be repositioned in several locations on Flush mount rail)
  • Off Hand Rest w/integral Picatinny Rail
  • Rubber Butt Pad (LOP can be adjusted by adding Butt Spacers which are sold separately)
  • Adjustable Palm Rest w/Spacers
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