Precision Bolt Gun: Tubegun vs. AI Chassis System


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Justin
February 25, 2009, 10:59 AM
I'm looking at having a custom bolt action rifle in either .260 Remington or .243 built up for long distance sporting rifle matches. I've looked at and handled rifles from Accuracy International, as well as MAK Enterprises' Tube Gun system, and like both of them.

For those of you with experience with guns for this sort of application, what is your recommendation and why?

Please note that I won't consider McMillan products.

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Howard Roark
February 25, 2009, 11:51 AM
I have used a MAK in high power prone competition. I liked it because I have always shot AR platforms in other high power disiplines. I built it as a switch barrel chambered in .260, .308 and 6.5x284.

The beauty is that there is no bedding material to ever deal with. Kevin is a great person to deal with.

The AI is also a great product. The price difference between the two is supstantial.

Howard Roark
February 26, 2009, 08:14 AM
Here is another tube gun alternative, Eliseo (http://www.competitionshootingstuff.com/).

I think it all depends on how much you want to spend. All these platforms are quite capable.

desidog
February 26, 2009, 01:09 PM
I'm not a competitor, but I have a Montana M99 in .243 with an AI stock. I'm a lefty, and couldn't find anything in Stainless Steel, let alone with a .243 barrel with a twist for heavy rounds, for deer.

It's my favorite gun and i highly recommend it.

slzy
February 28, 2009, 11:23 AM
what is the issue with mcmillan?

krs
February 28, 2009, 04:30 PM
what is the issue with mcmillan?
I was wondering that too. Two of my three bench guns wear McMillan stocks, although I bought them through Bruno's.

Is there a personality clash?

latisimusd
February 28, 2009, 10:33 PM
I've had both AICS & MAK Tube rifle. One commonality is they both use the same AICS mags. I prefer the MAK Tube rifle simply from the receiver rigidity standpoint. I shoot better long distance groups with my 700 receiver in the MAK tube (maybe I'm getting better:eek:) MAK is a switch barrel setup 223, 308, & 6.5x284 - shoot all yardage ranges to 1000yds. Here's a few pics of both:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/ARfun/3ca8.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/ARfun/logan1000yds3.jpg

Good luck with your decision - can't really go wrong with either!

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