September 29, 2017

Hunting Rifle Chassis System | Pic of the Week 9-29-17

Check out this TOAD of a grizzly taken in Alaska! Luke M. was a part of the hunt and nice enough to share the photo. The grizz was taken using an Element chassis with a Tikka in 6.5 Creedmoor and Nightforce optics. Be careful up there, Luke, and thanks for the pic!  

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September 21, 2017

Desert Camo Savage 10 Chassis | Pic of the Week 9-21-17

Check out Mark's Element chassis with Tactical Lite buttstock that he custom painted in this cool desert camo pattern. Mark is running a Savage 10 FCP-SR in 6.5 Creedmoor topped with a Vortex Razor Gen 2 4.5-27. Nice build!

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September 12, 2017

Savage Model 12 Chassis System | Pic of the Week 9-12-17

Shout-out to Garrett G. for this awesome image of his XLR Element chassis with Tactical Lite buttstock! The action is a Savage Model 12 in 6.5 Creedmoor with a 26" Criterion barrel. Nightforce optics and a SilencerCo suppressor make this build complete. 

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September 01, 2017

Bright Pink & Purple Chassis | Pic of the Week 9-1-17

Props to Aaron S. for setting up his daughter with this lovely Envy chassis with Tactical Light buttstock. Talk about one-of-a-kind! Custom Cerakote job, custom suppressor from Silencer Tech, spiral fluted barrel, Atlas bipod, and Nightforce optics. Who knew purple could look so serious!?

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August 25, 2017

What Size Scope Rings Do I Need for My New Chassis System?

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CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR SCOPE RING CALCULATOR!

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:

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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.

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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 23, 2017

Remington 700 Carbon Chassis | Pic of the Week 8-23-17

Shout-out to PRS Team Shotout Inc. for the exciting image of this XLR Carbon chassis! The rifle action is a Remington 6x47 Lapua with a Heavy Palma Hawk Hill 24" barrel and Nightforce optics. Truly a nice build with a custom brake by Hurricane Creek Precision.

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August 15, 2017

Tempest & Mausingfield Chassis Systems | 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

How to Calculate What Scope Ring Height I Need

XLR Industries

CLICK HERE to visit our scope ring height calculator!

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:

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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.

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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

Tikka T3 Chassis System | 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

Savage Model 10 Chassis System | 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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