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  1. #1
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    Jul 2001

    Chandler-Iron Brigade Armory .308 Rifle #315 with Scope

    This is a Chandler (Iron Brigade Armory) built .308 Remington 700 #315 that belongs to my LT.
    McMillan M40A-1C in woodland camo pattern
    416R 6 groove stainless Hart 26" Barrel, 1:12 twist, with 10 rounds through it aside from factory test shots. All finished in the Manowar finish.
    Nightforce NXS 3.5-15x50 MOA Turrets/Mildot Reticle SFP with Butler Creek Caps
    Storm case, Torque Wrench, Dewey Cleaning Rod, Bore Guide, Log Book and AWS Sling

    $7,000 plus shipping

    From website:
    For those desiring the ultimate in long range (1000 yard plus) accuracy and precision, with extreme requirements for strength and durability, the Chandler Sniper M40 Long Range Precision Rifle is in a class with very few peers. Many rifles can hold one minute of Angle (MOA) accuracy at 100, 200, or 300 yards. The Chandler Sniper Rifle has been designed with the purpose of achieving that level of performance at distances out to 1000 yards, day after day, week after week, even under the most miserable and demanding field conditions. It is a hardened field rifle that will hold zero through the worst of any situation.

    The recognized standard of performance in long range military sniper rifles was the USMC M40A1. All other rifles strive to meet its level of performance and ruggedness. The Chandler Sniper is a custom rifle built to exceed the USMC specifications. All Chandler rifles are made by select USMC RTE armorers who realize that only by paying attention to the smallest detail will their products perform as required.

    Starting with a Remington 700 Action, the Chandler Sniper Rifle also incorporates a McMillan stock, Hart barrel, high quality Leupold tactical scope with Mil-dot reticle, Iron Brigade Armory one-piece scope mount, Badger Ordnance M5 steel one-piece steel trigger guard, and all required accessories. The Chandler Sniper Rifle is chambered as a standard in .308 Winchester for the Sierra 168 or 175 grain Matchking bullet. These rounds are available through Black Hills and Remington Arms Co. Other calibers are available such as 300 Win-Mag, 30-06, .223/5.56, 7x61 S&H, 6.5-.284, 7MM Rem Ultra Mag, .300 Rem Ultra Mag, .338 Rem Ultra Mag, .300 WSSM and .338 Lapua.

    Features include:


    --Remington 700
    --Clip slotted for stability and strength of scope mount
    --Bolt face and action squared and trued
    --Magazine box welded to receiver for durability
    --Follower and magazine box modified for reliability and ability to hold five rounds
    --Scope mount holes resized to 8x40 for stronger mounting


    --Standard Remington 700 trigger rebuilt and tuned for optimum performance
    --Set sear engagement and overtravel
    --Pull weight adjusted to 3 3/4 lbs.
    --Adjustment screws sealed to prevent loosening under routine use and recoil


    --Hart stainless steel 416R 26-inch tapered with 1:12 twist (.308)
    --Improved recoil lug for enhanced bedding capabilities resulting in stability
    --USMC style muzzle crown for protection of muzzle


    --McMillan A1C
    --Made from high performance epoxy resin
    --Extremely rugged titanium Devcon bedding with Marin-Tex skim bedding provides a perfect mating of barreled action and stock
    --All non-bedded surfaces sealed with DuPont Centari acrylic enamel to prevent damage by oils, solvents and/or moisture
    --Wichita unitized non-removable swivels
    -- Swivel stud in front for optional bipod use

    -Trigger Guard:

    --M5 Chandler Style one piece steel trigger guard and floor-plate
    --Provides rigid, distortion free foundation to lock barreled action in place
    --Essential for long range accuracy and maintenance of zero
    --Features positive floor-plate lock which will not ?unintentionally? open
    --Uses Torx head T-30 steel bolts and torqued to 65 in. lb. to ensure proper tension between the action and the bedding


    --Leupold 3.5x10 MK4 LR/T Part # 52128 is standard
    --Any Leupold Scope is optional, see upgrades or email for further info
    --Nightforce scopes available, see upgrades
    --M1 style has 1/4 minute click adjustments
    --M3 style has 1/2 minute click adjustments
    --Mil-dot reticle is standard on all scopes
    --New TMR reticle is optional, see upgrades
    --Butler Creek flip-up scope covers are standard
    --Lifetime Warranty

    -Scope Mount:

    --Unitized construction makes this the most rugged and robust scope mount available
    --Maintains zero in the worst field conditions
    --Locks into receiver clip slot for extra stability and ruggedness
    --Uses all four receiver mounting holes
    --Includes four 8x40 Torx head mounting bolts
    --Engraved with Chandler Sniper # and Serial #


    --All metal parts are finished with our proprietary polymer-resin based Manowar Finish

    This finish is available in Black, OD Green or Desert Tan and is salt water tested at 500 hours

    Accessory equipment provided with each Chandler Sniper Rifle includes:

    --Hardigg Storm Case (OD Green Standard) Black available by request
    --Chandler Sniper National Match leather sling made by Turner Saddlery (Black or Tan)
    --AWS Turner Sling available by request, no additional charge
    --Cleaning equipment from J.Dewey Co. (Nylon coated rod, bore guide, adapter and patch holder)
    --Seekonk Torque wrench with attachments (68 inch-pound)
    --Chandler log book - for maintaining accurate records of rounds fired and maintenance

    Delivery and Accuracy

    All Chandler Sniper M40 rifles come assembled, test fired and zeroed for 100 yards. Given correct maintenance, ammunition and shooter's skill, these rifles will deliver consistent SUB-MOA groups out to 1000 yards. Note: Some calibers require handloaded ammunition for the best accuracy. While attempting to chamber all
    calibers for a factory load, handloads will always perform the best. The .308 and .223
    are the only exceptions to this rule.


    Chandler Sniper Rifles are warranted for life with the following exceptions:
    --Damages caused by line of duty or neglect
    --Weapons/parts found unserviceable due to extended service life (i.e., barrels, finish, bedding, etc.)
    Considering the above exceptions, Iron Brigade Armory will repair all original weapons at current actual cost. Unauthorized work performed on IBA Rifles may void the warranty.

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  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2001

  4. #3
    too bad this quasi-M40A1 clone isn't topped with the Unertl 10X USMC Sniper or even the USO MST-100 day optic

    also wish it had a more authentic M40A1 McMillan HTG stock rather than that with the adjustable cheekpiece and extra swivel stud, as well as Badger M5 bottom metal rather than a modified Winchester Model 70 steel floorplate


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