August 15, 2017

PIC OF THE WEEK 8-15-17

This week we thank Nick D. for this sweet shot of both of his XLR chassis! In the foreground is an XLR Element Chassis with a Tactical Lite buttstock. The action is a Mausingfield with a Bartlein barrel and Kahles 624i optics. And in the background is Nick’s XLR Carbon Chassis with Tactical Buttstock, Tempest action, and Nightforce ATACR scope. Congrats on finishing second in Colorado Springs!


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August 15, 2017

Calculating Scope Ring Height

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What size of scope rings do I need? This is a very common question. Without having all of your components in hand it is very difficult to give an accurate scope ring height. For this reason, we have provided a scope ring height formula to help you determine the proper ring height required. The formula will vary slightly depending on the type of chassis you are measuring for.

(All units in inches. Ring height measured from top of base to scope center line. Sloped bases add .035" to height every six inches objective extends from base.)

For standard Evolution chassis: (actual objective diameter/2) + .9 - (action diameter/2) - base height = required ring height.

For Evolution HD / Carbon chassis: (actual objective diameter/2) + 1.05 - (action diameter/2) - base height = required ring height.

We will now work through an example using the formula for a standard Evolution Chassis:

Using the above formula, we will plug in some numbers. Our scope in this example has an objective lens diameter of 50 mm. We must convert this to inches, which comes to 1.96. The Remington 700 SA has an action diameter of 1.35 inches. Finally, our scope base is un-sloped and has a height of .350 inch from the bottom of the base to the plane in-between the risers on the Picatinny rail.

 

The equation is solved in the above photo. In our example we need .855 inch of ring height. Our scope has a 30mm tube, so we choose the XLR 30mm Medium Profile Scope Rings which have a height of 1.18 inches. The extra space should be enough for our lens covers.

The use of a caliper is recommended for taking measurements. It is also important to note that all units are in inches-be certain to convert before placing your dimensions into the formula. The formulas provided do not guarantee correct fit. Use your own discretion.

Questions? Concerns? Comments? Email us at info@xlrindustries.com

August 09, 2017

PIC OF THE WEEK 8-9-17

Tommy from Catawba Valley Armory sent in this scenic shot of two XLR Element Chassis with Tactical Lite buttstocks in the West Virginia rain. The action on the left is a Tikka T3 Tac and on the right a Howa M1500. Each rifle features a Vortex Viper PST 6x24 mounted on an EGW 20 MOA rail and custom Longbow suppressors wrapped in Cole-Tac suppressor wraps. Thanks, Tommy!

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August 03, 2017

PIC OF THE WEEK 8-3-17

This week we thank Kyle P. for this shot of his XLR Element Chassis with Tactical Lite buttstock, Monopod Rail Adapter, and Harris bipod. The action is a Savage 10 308 Win with a 20” barrel. Optics come from a hearty Vortex HS-T 6-24x50. Nice build, Kyle!

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August 02, 2017

XLR Announces the Release of the ENVY™ Rifle Chassis System


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The highly anticipated ENVY™ offers a winning blend of features, function, and durability. It was designed specifically for those shooters who desire professional level precision.

Grand Junction, CO. –  August 2, 2017.

XLR, a leading U.S. manufacturer of custom rifle chassis and components, is proud to announce the release of the ENVY™ precision rifle chassis. The feature-rich ENVY™ was developed from the ground up through years of cooperation with some of the best shooters in the world.

The ENVY™ rifle chassis has a base weight of 35 oz (without buttstock or grip) and will initially be available for the Remington 700 short action and clones. The sleek, one-piece design is constructed from rigid 6061-T6 aluminum for an ultimate balance of lightness and durability. A multi-point radial cut inlet allows the receiver to sit in the chassis stress-free for the utmost in accuracy (no V-block). As with all XLR chassis, the ENVY™ is a direct bolt-on application with no gunsmithing or setup required by the user.

Unique to the ENVY™ is the integrated, Arca-Swiss™ style, 1.5” dovetail mount on the forend. This allows the chassis to be used with a camera tripod. Having the mount integrated ensures that it will never come loose during strings of fire. It also allows for a longer dovetail than a traditional bolt-on adapter would, which provides for more versatility in balancing the rifle by sliding it forward and aft.

The integrated detachable magazine system allows the use of AICS style magazines. A new style of magwell features a larger, tapered opening for faster magazine changes and has an angled, serrated face that can serve as a barricade stop. In addition, the ENVY™ also features an integrated 5.5” picatinny rail located on the bottom of the handguard as well as five strategically placed QD sling sockets. An integrated bubble level keeps cant issues in check. The M-LOK™ compatible handguard allows the shooter the option to custom-tailor the chassis with M-LOK™ accessories. 

“What we have put together is the perfect package for your competitive, PRS style shooter,” said Matt Means, Sales Manager for XLR. The ENVY™ has more integrated components than any other chassis in its class. This highly anticipated product release will satisfy the needs of anyone seeking a durable and highly adaptable rifle chassis. The ENVY™ will of course come with our lifetime warranty.”

The basic ENVY™ package is priced at $740 with many upgrades and options available. The ENVY™ is available now on the company’s official online store at www.xlrindustries.com.

About XLR
XLR is a U.S. based manufacturer of world-class rifle chassis, components, and accessories. The company manufactures the renowned Element, Evolution™, Carbon, and Envy™ chassis systems for professional shooters, tactical shooters, and hobbyists alike. Using only the finest materials and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, XLR strives to maintain its reputation for quality and tactical innovation. 

Contact Information
Matt Means · Sales Manager · info@xlrindustries.com · (970) 241-1807
XLR · 2323 Grand Park Drive · Grand Junction, CO · 81505
July 25, 2017

PIC OF THE WEEK 7-25-17

Our Pic of the Week comes from Jay A. Check out this build by Western Precision Rifles featuring a cerakoted XLR Evolution HD chassis and Tactical buttstock with a sick custom handguard from Unique AR’s. The action is a Stiller Tac 338 with a Benchmark MTU profile barrel. Other features include Leupold optics, an APD Ion Suppressor, and a Jewell trigger. Doesn’t get much better than this!

 

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July 20, 2017

Special Offer - 12" Carbon Chassis Package 

For a Limited Time Only. While Supplies Last!

 

The 12" Carbon Chassis Package is being offered at only $800 for a limited time. The 12" Carbon Chassis Package features a Remington Model 700 short action inlet. The package includes an Ergo™ grip, right-handed bolt, and a Tactical Lite Buttstock. The 12” handgaurd is not M-LOK™ compatible. The following accessories are available separately:

Carbon Picatinny Rail

Carbon Bench Rest Plate

Rail-Mount QD Sling Adapter

Handguard QD Sling Adapter

Monopod Rail Adapter

We took our rifle chassis to the next level with our Carbon™ model. The Carbon™ is light, strong, and modern in style. Its edgy look does not lose form to function as it utilizes our multi-point radial cut inlet for optimum accuracy. As with all of our chassis, the Carbon chassis is a direct bolt-on application with no gunsmithing or setup required by the user. The integrated detachable magazine system allows the use of AICS style detachable magazines.

 

July 18, 2017

PIC OF THE WEEK 7-18-17

Kent W. from WA sent us this great shot of his XLR Element Chassis with a Tactical Buttstock. Kent dropped in his Savage Model 10 and some pretty fine looking optics complete with bipod and a Kryptek suppressor cover. Nice!

 

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July 13, 2017

Win an XLR Element Chassis!

Enter today for your chance to win an Element rifle chassis from XLR! Read all about it at https://xlrindustries.com/pages/win-an-element-chassis.

July 12, 2017

Pic of the Week 7-12-17

Thanks to Doug G. for sharing this sweet XLR Evolution Chassis with Tactical Buttstock! This one has a custom cerakote job, Vortex Razor optics, and a Defiance Deviant action. Keep on shootin’ Doug. Congrats on winning at Kettle Falls!
 
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