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

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?

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REMINGTON MODEL 700 PCR PRECISION CHASSIS RIFLE

More than a rifle, a fully optimized system that’ll stretch your effective range and shrink your groups like no other production rifle in the world today. 
The all-new Model 700 PCR (Precision Chassis Rifle) pairs the strongest action ever conceived – our legendary Model 700 – with an exclusive aircraft- grade aluminum alloy chassis of unmatched rigidity and atmospheric immunity to create the most stable and consistent platform possible for launching long- distance shots. It’s a potent combination made even more effective with a host of accurizing upgrades that include a 24” barrel with 5R rifling, free-floated in an aluminum handguard, plus a completely user-configurable Magpul PRS Gen 3 stock for the ultimate in comfort from any shooting position. Its sub-MOA accuracy is confirmed using our advanced CATS (Computer Aided Targeting System) before it ever gets to you. But the best part is confirming
its tack-driving superiority for yourself. Available in three popular long-range chamberings including 6.5 Creedmoor, 308 Win, and 260 Remington.

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RUGER PRECISION RIFLE CARBON FIBER BARREL | PROOF RESEARCH

The Ruger Precision Rifle is one of the most innovative and exciting precision-rifle platforms on the market, and the addition of a PROOF Research carbon fiber barrel can enhance the platform and bring its performance to the next level. The carbon fiber barrel from PROOF Research features an internal barrel constructed with 416R stainless-steel that features match-grade qualities. The company then surrounds the barrel with its patented carbon-fiber-based matrix, which provides a number of incredible features. The barrels are 64 percent lighter than standard options. Accuracy is guaranteed with match-grade components. Barrel life is improved through enhanced heat dissipation. Barrel harmonics are improved, as well as reduced POI shift during fire. The PROOF Research carbon fiber barrel for the Ruger Precision Rifle also features a threaded muzzle with 5/8×24 TPI thread pitch, making it easy to add a number of aftermarket accessories to the gun’s muzzle.

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Winchester XPC Chassis Rifle | Precision Rifle

The Winchester XPC Rifle is a welcome addition to ever growing list of factory equipped chassis based bolt action rifles. On paper and in pictures the XPC seems to be well thought out and designed. The Winchester XPC Chassis rifle features a Magpul Generation III PRS stock, 20MOA picatinney rail, threaded barrel muzzle, aluminum chassis and utilizes Magpul AICS magazines, It will be interesting to see if the XPC can make a showing against the monstrously successful and out of stock Ruger Precison Rifle.

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Savage Model 10 APO Ashbury Precision Ordnance

Savage Model 10 APO Ashbury Precision Ordnance – 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.

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Remington Model 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor

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.

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.

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Remington Ultimate Sheep Rifle Build

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.

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CADEX KRAKEN | CADEX CDX-MC KRAKEN

The new Cadex Kraken (Cadex Defence CDX-MC Kraken), is a multi-caliber rifle using an innovative (patent pending) barrel change system. This system is the only true no point of impact change between take-down and reassembly of the same barrel. Cadex Kraken is using traditional barrel to action threading system while incorporating a special tool designed to unscrew and torque its barrel from the breech side.

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IWI DAN 338 | Israel Weapon Industries DAN 338 Lapua

The IWI DAN 338 Bolt Action Modular Sniper Rifle, renowned for its outstanding strength, has been designed to reach a perfect aim-and-shoot during the first round. The sniper was developed in collaboration with the Elite Units of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) following years of battlefield experience. Together they built the ultimate bolt action sniper rifle specifically for military and police organizations and law enforcement agencies worldwide.

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RITTER STARK SX-1 MTR TACTICAL RIFLE

The RITTER STARK SX-1 MTR TACTICAL RIFLE was designed to allow operators to customize the rifle to fit any specific mission requirements. The rifle can be supplied with three interchangeable calibers: .308 Win, .300 Win Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum. With the SX-1 MTR, operators can utilize different aftermarket magazines and drop-in upgrades with the AR15/M16/M4 pistol grips and buttstocks that fit to the original R&S buttstock folding mechanism.

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