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XLR Industries Evolution Chassis System Review

  1. ADMIN

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    This is a thread for discussion of the article, XLR Industries Evolution Chassis System Review, By Marty Dabney. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
     
  2. 270 Sender0

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    Looks great, I have an old 7mm that's been collecting dust and this might be the project to go with, what overall weight did you end up with. I need to decide what cal to go with my rem action also....
     

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    i didn't weigh it but i'm thinking somwhere between 16-17 pounds with the 30 inch barrel.
     
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    lol, I don't think I'll be making this a back pack riflegun)
     
  5. bogger01

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    no, probably not.if you went with a shorter barrel with a sporter weight barrel then it might be ok for some packing around.the chassis only weighs about 4 pounds which isn't bad considering how stable of a platform it is.gun)
     
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    Marty,

    Great review!

    @ 4# one may be able to keep the total weight, with proper component selection, under the 16# Idaho limit. Carrying it to the 'hide' wouldn't be a problem.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words.and your right,the right components would make a huge difference in weight reduction.i use a long heavy barrel with heavy rings and base.also,in this weight I am figuring in the weight of the bipod so a lot can be done to reduce weight.remember this is a tactical rifle so weight isn't that big of a deal.and yes,to the guys on the hide this is probably considered a light weight.
     
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    by 'carrying it to the "hide", I meant carrying it to the ambush spot......

    That trip is usually well under a mile. The ambush spots further in are accessible via ancient logging roads..
     
  9. bogger01

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    oh i see.its been a long day.lol
     
  10. 270 Sender0

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    Marty, Every time I look at the photo's it looks sweeter!!!!! If you have any more close up's send them or post them. What scope did you choose for this project?
     
  11. bogger01

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    the scope is a super sniper 20x and seems to do well.I will eventually put a night force on it but for now I will use this.I will do some more close ups this evening for you.thanks,marty
     
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  12. bogger01

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    here are some close up pics

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    Very nice looking and functional stock. i've been in search of the perfect stock for my savge 110 7stw with a 27" shillen tube i had made up in '95. i think i finally found what i've been looking for! thanks much for the article gun)
     
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  14. Father Hood

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    Hello

    Thanks for the review. I have looked at these chassis for quite a while now and am curious if during your research you ever came across the chassis by JP Enterprises. It is similiar in many ways but uses a Magpul PRS stock that also folds. Cost is about the same if you were to add everything up from XLR. I would be interested in knowing if you considered them and if so what made you decide on the XLR. Thanks.