Precision Rifles & Precision Rifle Chassis Systems
I always find it interesting what the predominant questions are that come from the contact page at a website. in the case of this website Modular Rifle I think all of the questions except for one have one way or another pertained to The Remington RACS Chassis and variants used on the Remington Military Sniper Rifle XM2010 (now known as the Remington M2010) and it’s siblings, Remington MSR, Remington PSR and the Remington CSR. There’s quite a bit of confusion and it’s completely understandable. Maybe we can sort some of it out.
The ESS Chassis retains the MDT proven V-block bedding system to form a solid and reliable base for the rifle action. The magazine well has been refined for easy insertion of the magazine, while reducing rattle and movement. The tab style magazine release has been replaced with a semi-flush ambidextrous paddle that can easily be activated by a weak or strong hand. The recoil lug mortise has been designed to accommodate most aftermarket recoil lugs and the trigger area will accommodate most aftermarket triggers
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.
The ultimate in long-range prone shooting, the GRS Bolthorn Chassis is superbly balanced and featured. With GRS Stocks advanced understanding of recoil management, the GRS Bolthorn keeps the line of recoil as close to the core line of the barrel as possible, resulting in unsurpassed recoil absorption and greater accuracy.
AI AXMC: The latest in a long and distinguished line of combat proven sniper rifles, the AX series comprises the stand-alone AI AX308 (.308 Win) and the multi caliber AI AXMC, a .338 Lap Mag which can be reconfigured to .300 Win Mag or.308 Win in minutes simply by changing the barrel, bolt and magazine/insert.
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.
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.
The Sisk Tactical Adaptive Rifle (STAR) offers professional and competitive shooters something they’ve never experienced before – a take-down rifle with near-infinite adaptability featuring adjustment points at the butt, comb and wrist for customizable, ergonomic performance in any shooting situation imaginable.
Boasting the multi-caliber support of toroidal locking lugs that never need lapping, an interlocking scope mount, a Mauser extractor and a Springfield ejector, American Rifle Company’s Mausingfield action is a unique fusion of modern design and battle-proven features from bolt actions past. The Mausingfield is compatible with aftermarket components designed for use with the Remington Model 700, such as triggers, trigger guards, and magazines, stocks, and chassis. And as if that’s not enough, the Mausingfield is also compatible with Savage barrels and lock nuts, enabling you to install off-the-shelf turnkey barrels without the need for expensive equipment or custom machining.
The Remington PSR (Precision Sniper Rifle) also known as the Remington MSR (Modular Sniper Rifle) is the sniper rifle that won the SOCOM PSR Competition. The Remington PSR beat out the following impressive list of sniper rifles. SOCOM PSR Competition Candidates, Accuracy International AX 338, ArmaLite AR-30, Barrett MRAD (Multi-Role Adaptive Design) Blaser Tactical 2, Desert Tactical Arms SRS, FN Ballista, PGM 338, Sako TRG M10, he Remington PSR is now available to purchase as a kit
Huber Concepts Triggers are reportedly the best premium aftermarket rifle trigger for the Remington model 700 rifle and it’s clones.
The TIMNEY RUGER PRECISION RIFLE 2 STAGE TRIGGER is a self-contained, 100% DROP-IN TRIGGER ready to install in your Ruger Precision Rifle for an exceptionally smooth, crisp, two-stage trigger pull. No gunsmithing, fitting, or adjusting required.
The TIMNEY RUGER PRECISION RIFLE 2 STAGE TRIGGER is also CNC machined, heat treated and coated. The sear is wire EDM cut, heat treated to 58-60 Rockwell and Teflon-nickel coated for lubricity and dependable, long-lasting service life.
Timney offers this 2 stage trigger for the Ruger Precision Rifle. The pull weight is factory calibrated for an eight-ounce first stage and one -pound second stage (the second stage is adjustable from 8-ounces to 2.5 pounds of pull weight)
The 2-Stage trigger features machined and hardened steel work surfaces and the sears are Teflon-nickel coated for added lubricity. The trigger housing and shoe are CNC machined using state-of-the-art robotics and the sears are EDM cut from high-grade solid steel. The trigger housing utilizes an anodized aluminum body and the trigger shoe and safety are carbonitrided which dramatically increases the surface hardness and wear-resistance properties of the metal.
Savage teamed with Drake Associates to expand this “BA” line of long-range chassis rifles. The new Model 10/110 BA Stealth features a factory-blueprinted Model 10/110 barreled action mated to a custom version of the Drake Hunter/Stalker monolithic chassis, which has been enhanced to Savage’s specifications.
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.