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[SHOT 2018] Advanced Modular Sniper Rifle from Accourate Mag

This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com

Accurate Mag is a Connecticut-based precision rifle parts manufacturer that just recently introduced a new line of rifles, their Advanced Modular Sniper Rifle. Before we get into the new rifle, it must be mentioned this company is actually an OEM manufacturer of the Remington XM2010 Sniper Rifle for the U.S. Army. They had a number of their magazines at the booth, with “Remington” stamped on the baseplates. This is what all the Remington XM2010 rifles are coming issued with.

The creation of the Advanced Modular Sniper Rifle was due to the companies ability to manufacture the Sport-Tac chassis, which they had been doing in a number of variations and for a while commercially for other actions. The magazine was already being made for Remington, so pairing the two together along with an action and quick change barrel that could also be interchanged with other calibers was a simple design choice as well.

Images are from the online website, as the version on display didn’t have the bolt assembled with it. Notice how small the entire rifle can be compacted. Also notice the M-Lok panels along the 9,3, and 6 o’clock positions. The entire length here is around 26-inches.

The key to the barrel interchangeability are these cuts on the chamber where the company has their patented Trunnion Barrel locking system. It uses two spherical locking keys to engage the trunnion in position against the chassis. These are tightened or untightened by an Allen Key.

The modified Picatinny rail is a 20 MOA height rail that runs across the receiver.

Generous portions of M-Lok across the handguard. The M-Lok portions at the diagonal position aren’t for mounting any accessories and is instead for air venting through the handguard.

The folding stock folds against the right side of the stock, and has two QD mounts buit into the right and left side of the chassis. It also locks on the right side, instead of simply rigidly resting against it like some other folding stocks.

The bolt uses a 4-lugged design with a non-curved, straight bolt handle. When asked, the representatives mentioned this was to decrease the degree of throw needed to operate the bolt.

The rifle can be ordered chambered in .308 WIN, 6.5 Creedmoor, .300 Winchester Magnum, .300 Norma,  .338 Lapua Magnum, or other barrels/bolt combinations that allow users to switch between them.

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