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Sol, it is the French FR F2, different stock and grip, but the muzzle and barrel alignment
hmmm. the photo was taken at a army special ops sponsored competition but i thought the FRF2 was alot longer, i've never seen one with carbon fiber---you could easily be right but it just looks off from that.
i think the stock and the grip assembly are different, was the french legion there? we did training with them at lejuene?Take care and Semper Fi, as always!
It's a 3rd party stock/chassis system on an unidentified action.The stock/chassis is called SABER-FORSSTHere is a very large version of the above pic.
It looks like their ASW308 model (Pic of Action).--------quote--------This workhorse caliber Asymmetric Warrior® ASW308 Precision Tactical Rifle is engineered and designed to provide users with an ergonomic, mid-range capable and highly accurate .308 Winchester rifle platform. This precision tactical rifle is proudly manufactured in the USA and built on the strong Surgeon 591-II bolt action receiver, and the patented SABER®-FORSST® MOD-1 modular rifle chassis. The ASW308 is available in an A3 5 or 10rd magazine configuration. The ASW308 is an ideal tactical rifle platform for launching high performance .308 Win caliber AB39, COR®BON Performance Match, RUAG Swiss-P match grade and Sub-Sonic ammunition.The ASW308 comes with a standard 20″ 1-in-10″ twist, Pinnacle Series 416 stainless steel fluted barrel, safety and performance engineered using APO’s proprietary B.A.S.E.D. barrel engine
It looks to be an earlier version of the ASW308. While the lower receiver & magwell match the current ASW308, the scope rail matches that of the TCR series (not a full length top rail, ie stops where the barrel mates to the receiver).
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It's an M-40A3 or M-40A5 with a different chassis system. It's got the characteristic Remington 700 action and safety, and then the newer muzzle break as well as the drop-down side-rail. Not only that, but there are few other nations use MARPAT camo, so it's safe to assume a Marine and his rifle.
He's MARSOC. they don't play by Marine Corps rules. who knows what gear they're runninng...the only thing that we can be sure of is that its nonstandard and probably boutique.
I concur... I missed the ID on the action as the Winchester and R-700 actions (the rear of the bolt) are almost identical.If you look at the sides of the R-700 bolt compared to the photo in question and the ASW308, you will see that the ASW308's rear bolt has flat sides while the R-700 is round. The photo in question has a round bolt.I looked on their site and they offer the SABER®-FORSST® MOD-0 for the R-700.Here is a PDF brochure.
Accuracy International AX 338.http://www.accuracyinternational.com/ax338.php