Ashbury Precision Ordnance APO Custom Shop (APOCS) Builds Custom .338 Lapua Magnum SEFR (SABER Enhanced Factory Rifle) Anti-Materiel/Sniper Rifle(s) for New Action Television Series ‘Shooter’ Premier

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By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com

November 22, 2016

Speaking of Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO) tactical rifles, the APO Custom Shop (APOCS) has apparently built some custom .338 Lapua Magnum SEFR (SABER Enhanced Factory Rifle) anti-materiel/sniper rifles for the premier episode of Shooter. This is, in DefenseReview’s opinion, an excellent choice, since the APO SABER rifle chassis system (in this case, the SABER SVL-A2), is a proven one that can achieve up to .5 MOA (Minute Of Angle) accuracy, and look good while it’s doing it, which is important for television (or film).

Anyway, DR’s really looking forward to seeing the APO SEFR .338LM tactical rifle in action on the small screen very soon. In the meantime, enjoy the Shooter trailer video below.

The following is the official APO press release on it:

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Builds Custom Tactical Rifles for New
Television Series – SHOOTER Premier

APO Custom Shop Builds SEFR Rifles in .338 Lapua Magnum
for New Action Television Series Premier

Ruckersville, VA. – AshburyPrecision Ordnance Mfg‘s Custom Shop (APOCS) was selected by Independent Studio Services, the world’s largest weapons provider to the movie and television production industry, to create a distinctive sniper rifle especially for the new SHOOTER television series premiering on the USA Cable Network November 15, 2016.  The new TV series is based on the hit 2007 movie by the same title starring Mark Wahlberg, who is also the new series’s Executive Producer.  “The SHOOTER production team did not want a non-functioning Hollywood prop,” said Matthew Peterson, Ashbury‘s Product Development Coordinator.  “It was important that the sniper rifle used in the TV series had modern, realistic character and be a fully functional ‘real-steel’ precision rifle system.  The new signature SHOOTER TV series rifle needed to be based on a ‘commercially available’ factory rifle, built on the innovativeSABER®-FORSST® modular rifle chassis system.”  APO had just the answer…a SABER Enhanced Factory Rifle – SEFR!

The new SHOOTER TV series SEFR rifle built by the APO Custom Shop started out as a Savage 110 with a factory 26″ 1:9 twist barrel chambered for the powerful .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge.  The Savage bolt action receiver has been specially trued by the APOCS veteran US Marine Corps MOS 2112/2111 Gunsmithing/Armorer lead ordnance team. The barrel is topped off with a sleek, recoil reducing muzzle brake suppressor adapter.  The Savage AccuTrigger is superb and the rifle is easily capable of turning in sub ¾ MOA groups or better, using RUAG Swiss-P 250gr Target OTM ammunition.  This real-steel, range-ready APO precision rifle weighs in fully kitted at 18.5lbs!
The patented SABER® SVL-A2 MOD-1 is proudly manufactured in the USA by American military veterans and craftsmen from aerospace grade alloys, carbon reinforced composites and high-strength, light-weight carbon fiber.  This SABER® modular rifle chassis system features a heat-mitigating prepreg carbon fiber forend with a 30MOA one piece monolithic rail that provides increased structural rigidity essential for consistent down range precision shot placement and solid co-linear mounting of a rifle scope, clip-on night vision or thermal weapon sight.
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The Quattro forend has co-bore aligned Picatinny accessory rail attachment points at 3 and 9 o’clock for laser pointers, illuminators and laser rangefinders.  The 6 o’clock forend rail accommodates variable bipod and tripod attachment points.  The SVL-A2 MOD-1 has an ergonomically adaptable Push Button Adjustable Hybrid (PBA-H) shoulder stock, drop adjustable Limbsaver® premium recoil pad, height adjustable field monopod, re-positionable hand & grip angle adjustment and a detachable 10rd 3.76″ high capacity magazine that accepts CIP length ammunition.

“Through close design collaboration with Independent Studio Services, the current APO SEFR 110 is an enhanced version of the initial SEFR Savage 110 rifle platform Ashbury introduced in late 2012,” said Peterson.  “The SABER MOD-1 modular rifle chassis rapidly adjustable ergonomic features and Quattro forend offers the TV series writers and actors a lot to work with in terms of positioning the actor in alternate firing positions and attachment of electro-optic accessories.  Ashbury was really pleased to again work with the TV production industry having previously provided APO precision rifles and sniper support gear for television action series like THE UNIT, 24, and Chuck.”
For more information about Ashbury Precision Ordnance Mfg., our line of SABER® modular rifle chassis systems, ASW, TCR, SuperSport and SPR precision rifles, APOCS custom pistols and long range shooting accessories, please visit the Ashbury Web Portal.  For information on our RIflesports Lifestyles programs visit our and websites.
About Ashbury
Ashbury International Group Inc. is a central Virginia USA based company, having more than 20 years of international experience as a prime contractor to government agencies, military, and special operations forces as well as manufacturer of commercial shooting sports equipment.  The company provides logistics, engineering, training, ordnance manufacturing, and systems integration.

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Mfg.
  (APO), a division of the Ashbury International Group Inc., is a BATFE licensed 07/11/SOT commercial firearms and shooting accessories manufacturer.  APO manufactures SABER bolt action receivers and patented modular rifle chassis systems for factory and custom bolt action rifles.  APO manufactures custom precision tactical and multi-sport precision rifles in calibers from .223 to .408CT.  The APO Custom Shop offers custom reflex sight installation on pistols and complete special order custom rifle and pistol builds for discriminating clients.

APO manufactures high quality rugged electro-optical weapon mounts and TACT3 tactical field tripods.  The company also distributes a wide range of rifle sports accessories to include Ruag Swiss-P ammunition, Field Firing Solutions (FFS) ballistic software, the RSTA-II Tripod Shooting System, Long Range Accuracy Bipods, and Snipers Field Tool Kits.

The Rapid Product Development Center (RPDC) provides engineering design and prototyping services. The engineering services group is Solidworks® CAD based with Simulation FEA and FeatureCam® CAD/CAM machine programming software, 3D Printer-Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) capable, a modern CNC precision machining shop and an experienced, well trained staff.

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