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Aquila Precision Firearms specializes in tactical style rifles. We can build them in practically any configuration to meet the shooters needs. Most of these rifles will shoot .250 groups or better at 100 yards with the work described below, proper optics, proper load, and the proper skill level. We guarantee them to shoot .5 MOA.

There are a lot of options available for these style rifles in order to fit them to the shooters needs and preferences. Most of them will be listed on this page to assist in making the proper choices. Also there is a checklist at the bottom of the page.

The following are item and option that are the anatomy of a true custom Tactical rifle.

Action and Bolt

We start with a new Remington Action and incorporate very meticulous machining methods to blue print the action and bolt. The Bolt and firing pin is bushed to remove any slop so that everything is concentric with the bore of the barrel to ensure repeatable ignition.

A major problem with tactical style rifles is the manner in which the bolt is attached. Just knocking the rifle over can break off the bolt handle. We now offer a option to tig weld the bolts to ensure the handles stay attached during extreme abuse.

Aquila also utilizes custom actions that do not require any truing work. Some of them are pricey but deliver quality results. Most of the time we transform our customers existing hunting rifle into their desired tactical rifle.  If a custom action is desired, there is a large selection to choose from. We also carry some in stock and are listed at the bottom of the page.

Triggers

We have settled with two brands that offer great performance and reliability - Timney and Jewel. This is an important option on any rifle. It doesn’t make the rifle any more accurate; it helps the shooter, shoot better. It is almost impossible to shoot accurately with a heavy trigger pull and excess creep. We no long adjust the Remington triggers due to liability and quality reasons.

Barrels

Tactical rifles usually incorporate a heavy style barrel from a quality manufacture. Aquila’s preferred barrel manufacturers are Mike Rock, Lilja, Hart and Krieger. There are other barrel makers available that also make great products. However, we try to offer better turnaround times than other rifle makers and we can get these barrels in a timely manner.

To properly fit a barrel to an action is a very meticulous pains taking job. We developed several operations that have allowed us to produce consistently accurate rifles and incorporate these into every rifle we make. There is a huge difference in a gunsmith that doesn’t understand the dynamics of a gun barrel and machinist that takes all of the dynamics into consideration when machining and fitting it to the receiver and chambering. Even the best barrel will not shoot well if not proper machined.

The crown is the last part of the barrel the bullet touches before it heads down range and it has to be perfect. We machine them so that they are perfectly concentric with the last few inches of the bore and the bullet makes full contact all the way around as it leaves the barrel.

Other barrel options are muzzle brakes and fluting. Muzzle brakes are a must for some of the larger magnum calibers but may not be needed for the smaller ones. This is up to the preference of the shooter. Our brakes reduce the felt recoil up to 50%, this is a huge option for calibers such as the 338 Lapua and the Ultra Mags..

Barrel fluting reduces the weight and looks great. It does not offer greater barrel rigidity as widely touted.

Stocks

As with most of the components of the tactical rifle, a quality stock must be used in order to produce accuracy and comfort to the shooter. There are several configurations that have to be considered as well, shape, adjustable butt pad and cheek piece for example. Tactical rifles are usually shot for longer durations than hunting rifles and fit is important in order to cut down on fatigue.

Aquila normally uses H-S Precision, McMillan, Bell and Carlson Medalist and Manners. We also go with other makers that our customers prefer. These companies offer very high quality products that we can get in short order in order to stay with our short deliver times.

Rings and Bases

Scope Mounts and rings on a tactical rifle are usually much heavier built that the ones utilized on a hunting rifle. The base is usually a picatiny style with a slight MOA cant for long range shooting.

Coatings

Aquila uses Duracoat for most applications. We have found it to be a very versatile and durable finish. We go to great lengths to ensure every coating job is perfect, from metal prep to the final spraying. Just bead blasting the metal and spraying the coating isn’t enough to produce a good-looking finish that will last.

As detailed in our coating section, there are a lot of options, colors, and solid or camo patterns…. Even pink. Just let us know what is required.

Other Items needed to complete your weapons system

  • Quality Scope mount and rings
  • A quality tactical scope with lens covers and sun shades
  • Ballistic charts with bullet drop (if not built in to the scope)
  • Bipod
  • Extra picatiny mounts for accessories
  • A quality case that will provider protection for the rifle
  • Extra clips if you have a removable magazine
  • A sling that will fit the needs of the shooter
  • A good stock of ammunition
  • Cleaning kit

We can provide all the above accessories to compete your custom rifle.

Compare our standard features to our competition

The Tactical Rifle package and all the features listed below and have several choices available to meet the shooters needs. If the rifle is not in stock, our turn around time is normally 4 weeks from the time all the components have been received.

Features:

  • Calibers - 223 to 338 Remington Ultra mag (larger calibers available with custom actions)
  • Remington Action
  • Match grade barrel
  • Blue printed Action and bolt
  • Bush bolt 
  • Badger Bolt knob or custom made
  • 8-40 scope mount holes
  • Tactical Stock (B&C Medalist)
  • Timney Trigger
  • Dura Coat Coating (one color)
  • Base Price - Tactical Rifle $2500.00

Upgrades and Options

Add: Manner Stock  (See Options)
Add: Jewel Trigger $120.00
3 Position Bolt Safety  N/A
Barrel Fluting $150.00
Muzzle Brake $150.00
Removable brake w/Thread Protector  $200.00
Badger Removable Brake w/Thread Protector $200.00
Camo Coating 3 colors on metal and stock $375.00

 Manners Stock Choices and Options:

Manners

MCS-GAT $475.00
MCS-T $435.00
MCS-T1 $485.00
MCS-T2-( fixed cheek - fixed butt ) $495.00
MCS-T2A-( Terry Cross adjustable cheek - fixed butt ) $635.00
MCS-T3 $485.00
MCS-T4-( fixed cheek - fixed butt ) $499.00
MCS-T4A-( Terry Cross adjustable cheek - fixed butt ) $645.00
MCS-T50 $880.00

Options for tactical stocks

Install sling stud per customer location $6.50 each
1" QD sling swivels for studs $5.50 each
Install flush cup base ( cups will be screwed to steel plates inside of the stock at time of build ) $15.00 each
1" or 1 1/4" sling loops for flush cup base $9.60 each
Clear coat gel option with one coat of clear automotive finish $200.00
Single textured non standard color $40.00
Digital Camo 3 color starting at $145.00
90% carbon fiber shell $55.00
Build up rear tang area for non standard action inlet $55.00

Be sure to take your time in choosing options and configurations that will best fit your personal preferences. Please call if you have any questions.

Aquila is the next generation rifle builder that provides extremely accurate rifles.

Thanks,
Chris Lukenbaugh
Owner


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