by Adam Wilson, APO Marksmanship Activities Coordinator; original post on SnipersHide.com
The old adage that “Ounces Equals Pounds and Pounds Equal Pain” applies to the back country hunter trying to quickly get into a position to get an animal on glass as well as the soldier carrying a rifle in combat. This fact has led me on a search for a lightweight, compact precision rifle that provides the ballistics I want without compromising durability or accuracy.
Recently the Ashbury Precision Ordnance Custom Shop was commissioned by a client and former APO Riflecraft student to build a matched set of lightweight short barreled .308Win tactical hunting rifles using the new Ashbury SABER® M700™ sport utility rifle as the baseline. The rifles would be a gift for the client’s oldest son and used on father/son spot and stalk hunts for big game out to several hundred yards.