Perfect Platform/ Caliber Combo

My first impression upon decanting the rifle from the shipping carton was “it’s heavy.” It weighs 11.5 lbs. A suitable optic brings it to 14.5 to 15 lbs. The centerpiece — and the source of most of the weight — is the heavy barreled action mounted in an aluminum alloy chassis — free-floated, biologically inert and pretty much immune to the vagaries of nature.

The barrel is 24" long from bolt face to muzzle. The flutes provide additional surface area for rigidity and heat dispersion and the 5-groove barrel is said to enhance accuracy by minimizing stress and distortion of the bullet and easing fouling removal. The barrel is made of 4140 steel, 1:8 RH twist. Our sample came with the trigger adjusted to a perfectly poised 2.5 lbs. and we left it alone. The detachable box magazine holds 10 rounds.