Modular Rifle System Examples
MODULAR RIFLE CHASSIS SYSTEM
Remington’s XM2010 Army Sniper System Now In Stores
Confirmed examples of the Remington XM2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle have made their way to stores. Remington has been hinting and teasing about this for some time now, that they would be making the XM2010 commercially available, and the resulting package is more than anyone could have hoped for.
Being a sniper system it includes more than just a rifle. It includes one Enhanced Sniper Rifle chambered in .300 Winchester Magnum, effective out to 1,500 yards, one Leupold MKIV ERT 6.5-20x riflescope with an H-58 reticle and Badger Ordnance rings, a five-round detachable magazine, a Harris bipod, and lastly, an Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) TiTAN suppressor and quick-detach muzzle break combo. All this comes packed in not one, but two cases, one soft inside one hard, which also include a deployment kit and a cleaning kit.
All this can be yours for the low, low price of just $17,000. That’s not a typo, opening bids start at $17,000 and that’s at the low end, with other shops pricing them at $18,000. (The optics and the can alone are worth about $4,000.)
That does not include the $200 tax stamp for the suppressor.
Other specifications of the XM2010 are that it weighs 12.1 pounds, is 46.5 inches long without the suppressor and 52 inches long with, has a totally free-floated 22-inch barrel and quad-railed handguard, has a completely adjustable buttstock and it uses AR-15 grips and trigger guards.
Obviously the exclusivity here is the XM2010’s major selling point. This is the rifle the US Army’s snipers use, and these examples are contract overruns of that very exclusive contract. (Let’s hope they’re overruns and not the rifles that are unable to meet the military’s 1 MOA or less at 200 yards requirement. Don’t worry, we’re joking, they’re guaranteed accurate.)
But you could do a whole lot for $17,000 (plus $200 for the tax stamp), not the least of which is make a comparable rifle with easily seven grand left over. Don’t take this the wrong way, the XM2010 is a phenomenally beautiful rifle, we’re especially glad that something this modern is getting into the hands of our troops. We just hope the military isn’t spending $17,000 a piece on these, either.
FN Ballista SNIPER RIFLE
The Ballista—a multi-caliber, modular precision rifle—is FNH’s response to the Special Operations Command’s solicitation for a sniper rifle. The PSR can be changed from a .338 Lapua to a .300 Win. Mag. or a .308 Win. in a matter of minutes by just swapping out the barrel, the bolt head and the magazine. The trigger can be set to single or two-stage and the folding butt stock is adjustable for length of pull. The Ballista weighs at a tick under 17 pounds and gives the operator the ability engage targets out to 1,500 meters.
SAKO TRG M10 Multi Caliber Configurable Sniper Weapon
Sako has released a new model TRG labeled the M10.
Sako Breaks TRG Mold with New M10
The TRG M10 represents quite a departure from Sako’s current TRG models which use a composite shell over a metal chassis which holds the barreled action. There is no outer shell or “skin” on the TRG M10. The action bolts into a rigid, exposed metal chassis to which a rail-equipped metal forearm/handguard is attached. Bipods can mount directly to a bottom Picatinny-style rail or to a metal block clamped to the rail on the underside of the forearm. The TRG M10 is designed to shoot multiple calibers, it employs two different bolt assemblies to fit both standard and magnum cases (of course this requires a barrel interchange as well).
For Military and Law Enforcement Only
Currently, the TRG M10 is marketed for “military and law enforcement only.” It will be interesting to see if Sako eventually decides to sell the TRG M10 to American civilian shooters. If Sako changes its mind about the civilian market, we would not be surprised if an announcement to that effect would be made at SHOT Show 2012 (to be held Las Vegas, NV, January 17-20, 2012). The TRG M10 system will next be displayed at the Milipol trade show in Paris, France on October 18-21, 2011.
Right Click “Save As” to download the Sako TRG M10 Specifications PDF HERE.
XLR INDUSTRIES EVOLUTION CHASSIS
XLR Industries Evolution rifle chassis is designed as a direct bolt-on replacement for most factory rifles. The chassis features a 1.75 inch centered hand guard available in either 12 or 14 inch lengths. This chassis is fully adjustable to ensure perfect union between you and your rifle. We have inlets available for most rifle actions. If you do not see your action listed, please contact us for a custom inlet. There is no extra charge for the custom inlets.
The new TAC21 chassis brings the Remington 700 Short Action to the next level in versatility and modularity, with an instant improvement in accuracy.
The drop-in chassis serves as a base to which the operator can add tactical components according to the desired functionality. The stock is manufactured out of aluminum hard anodized to mil spec type III, with a top full length MIL-STN-1913 accessories mounting rail. The built-in mounting rail has 20 MOA (Minutes of Angle) on the action housing and is parallel to the barrel axis on the fore-end.
TAC21 can be ordered separately, or with the completion kit. The TAC 21 chassis is designed to accept any AR-15 butt-stock and pistol grip. The basic kit does not include shoulder butt-stock and pistol grip, offering the option to customize from the wide variety available on the market.
The TAC21 chassis uses AICS style magazine in .223 and .308 caliber, and supports installation of bolt on MIL-STN-1913 accessory mounting rails on the fore-end and side of the action housing. Mounting holes are spaced for Magpul style L5 (11 slots) and L3 (7 slots) rails (1.600” / 3.200”).
TAC21 chassis is engineered to minimize warping and distortion. The rifle receiver only makes contact with the TAC21 chassis on the V shape bedding and recoil lug area insuring the best accuracy and repeatability. The generous clearance on the fore-end makes any barrel (diameter up to the receiver size – 1.350”), free floating.