"In 2014, I was running a 20” 308 Win and shooting 155 Palma Match King bullets at the Sniper’s Hide Cup. I didn’t realize at the time that I was shooting very well but at the end of the tally, I was in 50th place. Being newer to the sport and knowing that the last year I was 3rd from last, I was very excited about my placement. It happened that I also ended up as the top 308 shooters at the match among all the 6.5mm and other ‘wildcat’ cartridges. I ended up being presented with a brand new 6.5 Creedmoor for my top 308 finish and still use the Stiller action though it has been through 6 different barrels at this point."
The Smoke Carbon Buttstock Bag Rider was designed based on customer feedback to compliment and increase the functionality of the Smoke Carbon Buttstock. It increases the shooter's ability to better spot their shots for quicker follow-ups.
The bag rider adds an additional 3.25" of surface area to the bottom of the buttstock that allows a natural and solid feel when used with any rear shooting bag. It installs easily by utilizing the buttstock's lower M-LOK slot. The backer used to attach the bag rider features machined in flush cup Quick Detach (QD) sockets for sling attachment.
With it's minimalist and practical design the bag rider only adds 1.5 ounces to the buttstock weight and is ideal for lightweight Element 3.0 Magnesium hunting rifle configurations.Head over to www.xlrindustries.com for more information on the NEW Smoke Carbon Buttstock Bag Rider and other great XLR Accessories!
Jake Vibbert is back with Team XLR for 2020 precision rifle season. Although it has been an unusual year for the sport, Jake has continued to make an impact as a competitor, match director, instructor, and sponsor.
In just five years, Jake has earned an impressive shooting resume with consistent top finishes in both the Precision Rifle Series (PRS) and the National Rifle League (NRL). In fact, Jake has compiled more wins than any other shooter in the United States at national level PRS and NRL matches during that span.
Jake owns JC Steel Targets which produces quality AR500 steel targets along with target hanging systems. JC Steel Targets is a proud sponsor of precision rifle matches in both the NRL and PRS and also supports local ministries in Jake's community of Cheney, WA.
As a precision rifle instructor, Jake travels the country shooting and teaching precision rifle classes. He has also put together a Precision Rifle Training series, the first of its kind, geared towards both new and advanced shooters who are interested in improving their tactical/practical precision rifle performance.
This past year, Jake and fellow shooter Jon Pynch launched the VP Precision Podcast in which they discuss recent matches, trends, and offer their insight and perspective on the precision rifle scene.
A devoted husband and father, Jake, has formal degrees in sports medicine and youth ministry. An avid outdoors-man, he enjoys hunting and fishing with his family and mentoring youth through his ministry service.
Make an introduction to Jake and he will respond instantly with a big grin and firm handshake. You would be hard-pressed to find a nicer person.
Top Finishes of 2020 (Thus Far)
Jake took the top spot at the RETRO-TPRC the first professional match of the Precision Rifle Series, and a strong second-place finish at the Parma Precision Rifle Rumble.
Jake's Competition Rifle
Jake Vibbert's competition ENVY Pro! Checkout the ENVY PRO JV Competition Kit which includes all XLR Accessories that Jake runs on his rifle. We have bundled them all together to take all the guesswork out of building your next competition rifle!
Chris Way is back with Team XLR for the 2020 season. He is off to a quick start with a win at the National Rifles League's (NRL) Rifles Only Brawl the first national match of the NRL's season.
Since taking up competitive precision rifle shooting, only a short time ago, Chris has had success in both the NRL and Competition Dynamics (CD) series. Last year Chris had 3 top 5 finishes within the CD series including a 1st place finish at the Sniper Adventure Challange.
Chris's goals this year are to qualify for the NRL Finale within three matches, to be highly competitive within the Competition Dynamics series and to beat Dorgan Trostel in a match.
Chris is based out of Erie, CO where in addition to his shooting activities he is an avid rock climber and runs a company called PACE Lid which makes storage compartments for largemouth water bottles.
Big congratulations to XLR Pro Shooter Paul Dallin on his first-place finish and Brian Pence with his third-place finish! Amazing to have two XLR Pro Shooters finish in the top 3 of a national level match!
Just a small fraction of the #xlrfamily that participated in this weekend’s National Rifle League Precision Rifle Shooters of Idaho (PRSID) Gem State Standoff precision rifle match. Huge shout out to match directors Nate Lauerman & Seth Howard putting on such an amazing event! And all the RO’s who kept things running smooth and quick.
Check out the entire XLR Pro Shooters HERE
We want to thank everyone that came out and represented XLR at this amazing National Rifle League match. We look forward to seeing you all at upcoming matches, keep shooting!
XLR ENVY JV Heavy Fill Chassis System is now being inletted for the Kelbly's Black Bear Tactical action.
"Designed to be the ultimate tactical action. 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."
The Kelbly's Black Bear Tactial is only available in Short Action footprint, see how well it fits in the chassis by viewing the video below!
If you're interested in ordering a Kelbly's Black Bear Tactical action visit HERE
Happy .308 Day from XLR! Get out and send some down range this weekend!
For the first time, XLR is offering a custom Cerakoted chassis package, done in our signature colors of red & black. Only 10 of these custom chassis are up for grabs and they are in-stock ready to ship today! Once these are gone, they are gone forever!