Yorba Linda, CA – National Rifle League (NRL), a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and education of precision rifle shooting through a range of outdoors-related public interest activities, is pleased to announce XLR has renewed its sponsorship of the 2019 Season as the Official Chassis.
XLR, founded in 2010, offers tactical bolt action rifle chassis for Remington, Savage, Howa, Tikka, Surgeon, Defiance Machine, Stiller, and more; machined from 6061 T6 billet aluminum. Renowned for their extreme adjustability and modularity, XLR chassis systems and buttstocks have set the standard for precision rifle shooters.
“XLR collaborates with some of the top precision rifle shooters in the nation to build the best possible chassis out there,” stated Travis Ishida, Co-founder of the NRL. ‘This kind of action shows how much this company cares for the growth of the sport, and the NRL is grateful to have their support.”
NRL will host 17 national level precision rifle matches, and the NRL Championships will be on December 6-8 in Texas, where XLR will be supporting with product for competitors to select off the prize tables and will be offering a financial rewards program for competitors placing in high ranks using an XLR chassis. Visit https://xlrindustries.com/contingency-payouts to see what XLR requires for contingency payouts.
For more information on the matches in the NRL 2019 season, please visit: http://nationalrifleleague.org/matches-page/
XLR is a US manufacturer of tactical bolt action rifle chassis and rifle chassis accessories. XLR manufacturers multiple modular rifle chassis systems for over 50 different bolt action rifles. XLR also manufactures a line of adjustable buttstocks that are widely used for AR applications, as well as being used on other rifle chassis systems.
Looking to upgrade your factory Remington 700 stock? XLR Industries has been making world-class chassis systems for both short and long action Remington actions since 2010.
Whether you're looking to upgrade to begin shooting in NRL or PRS precision rifle competitions or wanting to make your off-the-shelf Remington much more comfortable to shoot, you've come to the right place.
Our chassis systems are direct drop-in applications. Requiring zero gunsmithing, bedding or downtime. Simply drop your barreled action in. Torque the action screws to spec and you're off to the range.
Fitting the rifle to you, or anyone who gets behind it is made easy with our fully-adjustable buttstock. Featuring 12-15" of Length of Pull adjustment (can be extended or shortened depending on buffer tube configuration) Cheek riser height adjustment for acquiring the perfect cheek weld and eye relief on your optic. As well as recoil pad height and cant adjustments for really dialing in your shoulder pocket.
Remington actions have been the go-to platform for years, and what most custom action companies base their footprint from. Making it the perfect candidate for your next or first chassis system. With the wide array of upgrades and custom accessories for the Remington actions, you will have a wonderful system for generations to come.
And with your Rem 700 in an XLR chassis, you'll have a rifle that is leaps and bounds above the factory setup. Making it more enjoyable to shoot for the whole family.
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Coming from a background where I hunted almost exclusively with lightweight rifles, you might expect my transition to a heavier precision rifle to have some growing pains. In general, these precision rifles are much larger and much heavier than the rifles I historically hunted with. However, shortly after starting down this road, a friend introduced me to using a chassis rather than a traditional stock. In the spring of 2017, after researching the product line by XLR Chassis, I purchased my first chassis. I chose the XLR Element Chassis. It is machined from solid 6061 T-6 billet aluminum (more info here) with the plan to install it on my Tikka CTR as an upgrade from the OEM stock.
Once I got over the initial “scale shock” of this heavier rifle, the advantages of the chassis became apparent. With the XLR Chassis System, in particular, their buttstock designs allow you to adjust the rear to fit each shooter. One can dial the length of pull from as long as 15” to as short as 10” to fit even the smallest folks, especially children. The cheek riser height is also easily adjustable, so the shooter has the perfect full sight picture in the scope while maintaining a solid cheek weld. You can also easily swap out the grips to allow for smaller or larger grips and grip angles to what best fits a particular shooter.
Couple all that adjustability with the fact that you can install a folding adapter to the buttstock and all of a sudden your rifle is 10”+ shorter in your pack than a traditionally stocked rifle.
This rifle, in the XLR Element chassis, took 15 big game animals in 2017. This was comprised from half a dozen different shooters including several grown men, an 8-year-old boy, as well as my 5’3′ sister who was six months pregnant at the time.
I have found for backpack based hunts from a base camp (where you must pack animals but don’t have your entire camp on your back), the additional weight of a heavier precision rifle is mitigated by having a shorter profile and thus more portable rifle. This is especially nice when going through thick brush or alders.
Another major bonus of a chassis platform is the rigidity it gives the rifle. Unlike traditional OEM rifle stocks, no bedding is generally needed to see an increase in accuracy.
When I began planning my next rifle build after my hunting season concluded in 2017, I contacted XLR and asked to try their carbon fiber chassis. Obviously, I was trying to keep weight down for this project, as its primary use would be for hunting applications. I was surprised to find that their carbon fiber chassis, even with the folding stock adapter, came in at just under two pounds more than most my lightweight stocks. Those two pounds are more than worth it considering the for the adjustability and the ability to fold the stock.
I initially put the carbon fiber stock on my 27” carbon barrel 7 WSM. The total weight of the rifle, before scope, came in at 8.8 pounds.
It is still far from qualifying lightweight by my standards, however, the weight is still very manageable for the style of hunting. After completing load work-up and using my 7 WSM several times in the field, I decided to put my Tikka CTR in the carbon chassis to see how it would handle and shoot.
One advantage with the carbon chassis I didn’t anticipate was that carbon doesn’t freeze my hands in cold weather like an aluminum chassis–a nice benefit, especially when you find yourself carrying the rifle in your hands for extended periods of time in colder conditions.
I was a little apprehensive about how the carbon fiber handguard would react to cold temperatures under recoil with the bipod attached. Finding myself in -53F temps on a family winter camping trip, I decided it was a great time to test it.
As it was, I was able to make first round and second round hits on a 12” plate just over 700 yards away. The handguard and chassis held up just fine, but I was freezing so I put the rifle back in the case and hurried back inside the cabin.
If you are looking to upgrade your rifle to a platform that allows for adjustability to fit a variety of different sized shooters, and the ability to fold down to make for a much smaller profile in your pack, I feel the XLR Chassis Systems are certainly worth a look.
Boy, I wish I had this setup in my backyard! Check out this monster of a build, featuring a Stiller Tac 338 in our XLR Evolution HD Chassis. Specifically designed to work with XL or 'oversized' actions and calibers, this chassis can handle some truly heavy equipment.
Taking up the rear of his chassis is our most popular platform, the Tactical Buttstock. Which features length of pull adjustment, cheek riser height adjustment, recoil pad height adjustment, and recoil pad cant adjustment. Once adjusted, shouldering even these large caliber rifles becomes a breeze.
Today's featured rifle is chambered in .338 Lapua Improved. These rounds push some serious power down a 30" (1-9.5" twist) Bartlein Barrel to a massive Terminator T3 Muzzle Brake. But not to worry, the additional weight and adjustability of the chassis system and buttstock keep this shooting experience enjoyable. With increases in accuracy and repeatability due to our multi-point radial cut inlet and free-floating barrel channel.
The eyes down range are powered by a Nightforce ATACR 7-35x56 F1 power optic, mounted on top of a 20 MOA Stiller Scope Base. Mounted on the scope base is one of our XLR Picatinny Bubble Levels. This little device helps you see and correct for cant when behind the rifle with its high-vis green bubble level. Whether its steel or big game nothing is safe downrange, even way downrange.
Creating the boom for this big rifle is a Jewell Trigger. Which can be directly attached to your action in our chassis systems without any clearance issues. Nearly every factory or aftermarket trigger fits our system, including new actions that feature a trigger-hanger over the standard pin style hanger.
XLR is one of the only chassis manufacturers to create a product for this XL actions and systems. Unlike a traditional wood or fiberglass stock, our products are direct drop-in applications that require ZERO gunsmithing or modifications for inletting your action. Eliminating downtime, increasing accuracy and repeatability and giving you more time at the range.
Our chassis can be inletted for more than 300 different actions in both left and right-hand configurations. (See our inlet list HERE) Making it possible for more shooters to experience the difference a chassis system makes over a traditional stock. Even if you're a southpaw, you can get a chassis system from us.
The Kelbly's Black Bear Tactical action is designed to be the ultimate tactical action.
From Kelbly's, "Featuring a square 1.4” wide flat bottom which resists rotational torque and allows for larger bolt stop screws. The Black Bear has an integral 20 MOA Picatinny 1913 MIL-SPEC Rail, BlackNitride finish for increased slickness and extreme environments. This is the flagship tactical action for Kelbly’s."
This action paired with a direct drop-in chassis, such as the Evolution, see below, creates the ultimate pair for accuracy and repeatability. Due to the massive size of this action, and its wide flat bottom design, we currently only offer the Black Bear Tactical inlet for our Evolution and Carbon chassis systems.
Check out the Kelbly's Black Bear Tactical action below
At the time of this post, XLR is the only chassis manufacturer to be offering a direct drop-in application for this action. With ZERO gunsmithing or bedding required to inlet this action. Simply drop your barreled action in, torque your action screws to 65 in lbs., and you're off to the range.
One of our first Evolution chassis systems for the Black Bear Tactical was sent to Kevin Turner, whose rifle is featured below. Kevin outfitted this rifle with some of today's best components on the market to create his ultimate tactical rifle. Kevin's rifle is chambered in the ever popular 6.5 creedmoor and is sure to be a steel ringing machine!
This sweet set up is for all you south-paws!
- Kelbly's Black Bear Tactical in left-hand
- XLR Evolution Chassis
- Krieger M24 contour Barrel
- Chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor by Kelbly's
- Jewel HVR Trigger
- Kahles K525i 5-25x56 scope
- Gemtech One suppressor
If you ever have any questions regarding XLR products, or you just want to chat, give us a call 970-241-1807. Or if email works better shoot us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
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At XLR we love our left-handed shooters! Unlike most chassis manufacturers, we take the time to create options for both right and left-hand actions. Our outlook is, if the action is made in left hand, we will make a chassis for it. No reason not to!
This week we want to feature an amazing build based on our lightweight carbon fiber chassis. Our true drop-in system allows you to bolt in your factory or custom action in minutes. Check out the build specs and photos of this awesome build.-.308 Remington 700 VS Left handed action w/16" heavy barrel
Congratulations to XLR Pro Shooter, Collin Fossen and his partner Chris Way on the 2nd place finish at the 2018 Competition Dynamics Team Safari.
Collin took up the bolt rifle part of the challenge, shooting his competition rifle that features our XLR Envy Chassis system. While Chris took on the gas gun challenges, both ringing enough steel to take home the 2nd place trophy!
The Competition Dynamics Team Safari is described as the following;
"This is a team "hike-and-shoot" rifle match for long-range rifle, semi-auto "carbine," and pistols. It will test a 2-man team's ability to locate, range, and engage practical targetry spread in the terrain using both weapons systems. Some of the skills involved include target recognition, ranging, wind doping, ballistic data management, marksmanship under field conditions, non-standard shooting positions, rudimentary trail skills.
You can think of the Team Safari as a Team version of the Steel Safari
This match is much easier physically than the TBTC and is more on-par with the Steel Safari."
Competition Dynamics has been pushing the limits on precision long range matches, pushing competitors far beyond their limits. If you're looking for a level of competition well above what you can find at your local day match, check our Competition Dynamics.
Check out this amazing rifle build out in Idaho's high country. Chassis systems are just meant for the range. The durable and rigid platform a chassis provides is unmatched in the field. Aluminum does not swell or shrink during extreme temperature swings, providing your receiver with the best environment possible.
Below is a quick build sheet for this sweet high country rifle build.
Thank you, Jared, for sharing your rifle build with us! If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming Pic of the Week, send us your pictures and build specs to firstname.lastname@example.org