APO introduces the SABER® Precision Rifle (SPR) line based on its new SX bolt action receiver. The SABER SX is Ashbury’s first in a new line of octagonal precision manufactured bolt action receivers for calibers up to short magnum chamberings. The SPR-308 uses the latest innovation in the patented SABER®-FORSST® modular rifle chassis system (MRCS), an interlocking action/chassis design. SPR precision rifles are ideal for law enforcement agencies seeking to enhance their tactical long gun capabilities or practical rifle shooters requiring a versatile ergonomic precision rifle platform with modular upgradeability.
The core of Ashbury’s SPR-308 platform is the precision CNC machined SABER SX bolt action receiver, a newly engineered octagonal manufacturing collaboration with Stiller’s Precision Firearms that accepts two styles of detachable box magazines. The fire control mechanism on SPR-308 rifles is an adjustable single-stage trigger, set to a crisp 3.5lbs. The SPR-308 is hand crafted by a team of specially trained former USMC 2112 Precision Rifle Technicians, engineers and experienced machinists to exacting standards and precision tolerances that deliver consistent sub ½ MOA performance with RUAG’s 168gr Swiss-P Target and other premium grade match ammunitions.
The SPR-308 is a rugged precision rifle designed to produce optimum accuracy with 150 to 200 grain projectiles for a variety of precision shooting pursuits. Using proprietary barrel engineering software, APO designed the 20 inch Pinnacle Series contour, fluted barrel in 416R stainless steel for this potent package. The 1-in-10” twist 5R barrel is chambered in .308Win Match and finished with a recessed target crown reminiscent of the revered USMC M40A1 sniper rifle. SPR cartridge chambers and (optional) threaded muzzles are precisely machined to a straightness of less than 0.0002 of an inch, true to the centerline of the barrel bore.
The rifle is a standard right-hand configuration, with a left-hand model available. The SPR-308 features a one-piece monolithic 20 MOA 12 o’clock top rail with rail space for a “co-aligned” day optic, clip on night vision or thermal imaging device. The SABER MRCS one-piece monolithic rail provides unparalleled platform rigidity, yielding consistent shot-to-shot accuracy. Ashbury’s SPR also features an ergonomically shaped Quattro Alloy series V-17 vented forend with 3, 6 and 9 o’clock accessory rail attachment points, variable grip angles, adjustable hand-grip-to-trigger distance, and a comfortable Ergo hand grip.
Ashbury’s new interlocking ASX-A3 MOD-1 chassis further incorporates a double locking aluminum alloy hinge and an ergonomic tactically adjustable shoulder stock (TASS) with changeable length of pull spacers, positive locking thumbscrew/bail ring cheek piece height, and rapid push button Limbsaver® recoil pad positioning, up and down.