WTO Switch Lug review

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Switchback2, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Switchback2

    Switchback2 Well-Known Member

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    Well I got my First Switch Lug system in a few weeks ago and was able to try it out and see how it performed.
    First off I was able to mess with a couple of the SL systems a couple months back at World shoot and was Very impressed with there repeatability and ease and cost of swapping barrels. I was able to shoot a 6 Creedmoor at a 500 yard 1/2 size hog target and made a center shoulder hit, Took the barrel off and bolt out while they explained it all to me, Reinstall bolt/Barrel and shoot again and impact was maybe 4 inches right of my first impact. So I had to order one after that.

    I ordered most of my parts and sent to them with a list of what I wanted with the exception of the .284 barrel which I brought from them. I went with a Bartlein on both barrels, Manners T4A Mini chassis, Curtis action and Calvin Elite Trigger.
    First off I want to say out of the dozen or so Customs I have built the WTO guys were Great to work with as far as updates and photos along the way which only took them around 5 weeks. I had them chamber the barrels in 6.5x47 Lapua and there 7mm SAW Throated long for the 175 Berger Elite Hunter. I had them Custom mix the Cerakote to match lightest color on stock which ended up being 3 colors and looks Great . Now on to the barrel swapping this system seems to be working flawless as I have changed barrels a couple dozens times already just showing my shooting buddies how the system works and how repeatability it is , which seems to be 1/2 to 3/4 MOA . I Am staying in that range after taking barrel off and reinstalling it every time, the worst POI shift I have got was 1 inch at 100 yards and that was 3 barrel take offs and once removing the Suppressor. Which I think the suppressor caused the other 1/4 change.
    There 7mm SAW caliber , I think 4-5 of us has already fell in Love with as it is a simple one pass though dies with Palma 308 brass and with the 175s and RL16 I am pushing them 5 shot average of 2836 already and barrel hasn't really steadied in yet, but we have stretched it out to 1000 yds making repeatable hits on 8 inch disc plate. So all in all I am Very HAPPY with this build and already trying to decide which Caliber barrel is next LOL
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  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Damn, that's nice!
     
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  3. Switchback2

    Switchback2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks it really looks better in person after I got scope mounted.
     
  4. dok7mm

    dok7mm Well-Known Member

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    Just got my barrel in. Got to take it to Clayton and have him set up the SwitchLug. Sure could have saved some $$$$ on stocks and actions, had I committed to the SwitchLug when he first came out with it. The advantage to have a fire forming barrel for wildcats is another +. Thanks for the review.
     
  5. Prieto9000

    Prieto9000 Well-Known Member

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    I built one in 6.5 GAP/28 nosler.
    Rem 700Ti
    Manners EH1
    Bartlein 284
    Proof 6.5
     
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  6. dok7mm

    dok7mm Well-Known Member

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    My only concern was the SwitchLug interfering with the scope mounted as low as I now have it. I'd hate to go to taller rings and ruin my cheek weld.
     
  7. Switchback2

    Switchback2 Well-Known Member

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    Mine worked out almost perfect with the 20 MOA rail, you really have to look at it to see any difference.
     
  8. dok7mm

    dok7mm Well-Known Member

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    I was hoping the rail would help. Clayton said he didn't think it would be a problem, but the short length of my March puts the bell close to front of rail. Maybe I'll get lucky. Thanks for the reply.
     
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    Rich Coyle Well-Known Member

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  10. Prieto9000

    Prieto9000 Well-Known Member

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    You shouldn´t worry about it. It gets flush with my egw rail. I just had tu cut 2 slots from the front of the rail. So a non-extended rail should fit just fine.[​IMG]
     
  11. dok7mm

    dok7mm Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, good picture, shows it well.
     
  12. LastShot300

    LastShot300 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats for the super set up, she is a beauty!
     
  13. JamesT750

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    How do you like the Switchlug? I'm about ready to pull the trigger on an MPA chassis build using one and could use a bit of insight before i make the investment.
     
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