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Rifle Chassis & Stocks – What The Pros Use

Rifle Chassis

There has been more innovation surrounding rifle chassis and stocks in the past 5 years than any other component of precision shooting! A large part of that was driven by competition and R&D for military contracts, like the Precision Sniper Rifle contract, but now the precision rifle community is benefiting from the hard work companies continue to put in that direction. It’s an exciting time to be shooting precision rifles! It seems like cool new chassis come out every year, and 2015 was no exception. I recently surveyed the top 100 shooters in the Precision Rifle Series (PRS), and this ...

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Custom Rifle Stocks – What The Pros Use

This post reviews the rifle stocks and chassis the best precision rifle shooters were using in 2014. The data is based on a survey of the top 50 shooters in the Precision Rifle Series (PRS). The PRS tracks how top competitors place in major rifle matches across the country. These are the major leagues of sniper-style competitions, with targets typically in the 300-1000 yard range. This is the 3rd year we’ve collected this data. For more info on the Precision Rifle Series and who these guys are scroll to the bottom of this article. Before I dive into the results, ...

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Custom 6XC Precision Rifle Build

I recently had custom precision rifle built by Surgeon Rifles to use for tactical/practical rifle competitions. Those competitions typically include shots from 300 to 1,000 yards. As I walked through SHOT Show this year, I was on a hunt to find the best components for each part in a quest for the ultimate precision rifle build (or at least try out the latest and greatest to see how it stacked up to the hype). I’ve already put 600+ rounds through it, and ran it in 2 competitions. One of those was the 2014 Steel Safari, which is a grueling 3 ...

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American Rifle Company – Most Innovative Product of SHOT Show 2014

The firearms industry usually advances through incrementalism … a company just improves over last year’s design somehow by making it lighter, faster, more accurate, higher capacity, more reliable, or incrementally better. It is rare to find a completely fresh, innovative design, but American Rifle Company (ARC) is a young startup that brought a new product to the SHOT Show 2014 that caught a lot of people’s attention. Theodore “Ted” Karagias is a brilliant Mechanical Engineer and President of American Rifle Company. Ted has packed so many innovative features into his new product that it can be a little overwhelming. But hang ...

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Best Stocks – What The Pros Use 2013

This post is about the rifle stocks the best precision rifle shooters are using. It is based on what the top 50 long-range shooters nationwide brought with them to the Precision Rifle Series (PRS) Finale a couple weeks ago. This is the major league of sniper style matches with target engagements ranging from 25 to 1,200+ yards, but there is definitely a focus on the “precision” rifle part regardless of the range. Virtually all of the matches require competitors to carry their rifles over miles of rough terrain and fire from improvised, positional shooting positions. This means rifle stock selection is ...

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Best Gunsmiths, Actions, Barrels & Stocks: What The Pros Use 2012

Meet The Pros The Precision Rifle Series (PRS) is a championship style point series race based on the best precision rifle matches nationwide. PRS matches are recognized as the major league of sniper-style rifle matches. At the end of each year, the scores from 15 different matches are evaluated and the top 50 shooters nationwide are invited to compete head to head in the PRS Finale Match. The info below is based on the equipment those pros brought with them to the most recent finale. This is a great set of data, because 50 shooters is a significant sample size, ...

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AI Skins Review: AICS ViperSkins

A few weeks ago I wrote the AI Stock Shootout, which compared the different AI stock configurations available.  One of the products I mentioned that showed a lot of promise was Victor Company’s ViperSkins, so I thought a good follow-up would be a more in-depth review on that product. What are ViperSkins? The Accuracy International Chassis System (AICS) is different than most stocks.  The body of most stocks like McMillan, H.S. Precision, and others are solid with some type of metal pillars or bedding block permanently embedded within them.  The body of the stock also provides part of the structural rigidity needed for ...

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200+ McMillan Stock Colors Photos

McMillan marble stocks are conspicuous and unmistakable. They pioneered the molded-in, swirling colors finish and its become a hallmark of McMillan stocks. But if you’re like me … you’ve seen some you really like, and some that are so ugly they almost scare you away from the idea completely. It’s just seems like such a gamble on an expensive stock. “It’s a bit of a crap shoot if you’re trying to get exactly what you envision. That said, I haven’t been disappointed with how any of them turned out.” – Owner of 4 McMillan marble stocks That is exactly what ...

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Olive, Tan, & Brown McMillan Marble Stock Color Photo Gallery

This gallery contains McMillan stock pictures where the primary colors are all earth tones like Olive, Tan, or Brown.  These are typically the most popular colors for McMillan marble stocks, because these finishes not only looks good … but they can also be used as an effective camouflage pattern when using these colors. There are several other photo galleries for other colors and also for McMillan’s camo & flame stock patterns as well.  I even have a few tips for things to keep in mind when ordering a McMillan stock. View Other Stock Photo Galleries & McMillan Stock Ordering Tips

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Gray McMillan Marble Stock Color Photo Gallery

The photo gallery below has McMillan stock pictures that are primarily gray or strictly black & white.  These represent some of the most popular stock colors for a McMillan marble finish. Grey stocks especially good with stainless steel actions & barrels. I’ve created several other photo galleries for other colors and also for McMillan’s camo & flame stock patterns as well.  I even have a few tips for things to keep in mind when ordering a McMillan stock. View Other Stock Photo Galleries & McMillan Stock Ordering Tips

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