An interesting little rifle made an appearance at the CSAAA show in February. Canadian company Wolverine Supplies brought in a sample of the Swiss-made B&T SPR 300. This little bolt gun is chambered in .300BLK, features an 9.8″ barrel and an integrated suppressor. Its got a price tag to match, and will cost your department or unit $8000 to add to the armoury, and that’s before you put an optic on there. Unfortunately the suppressor means that this rifle is only available to Canadian military and law-enforcement buyers.
Being chambered in .300BLK, the SPR is designed for short range, high precision engagements inside of 150 meters. B&T promises that the SPR is “quieter than an airgun” with the right loads through that 9.8″ barrel. Interestingly, the rifle feeds from a short 10 round magazine common with the SG-550 series of assault rifles.
The stock features a very smooth folding action that locks open and closed, and is adjustable for length and comb height. The bipod is made of polymer to keep weight at a minimum, has spring loaded legs, allows for swivel and pan, and folds forward under the suppressor. The factory rail includes enough length for mounting night vision, and space for lights or lasers on the 3’oclock and 9’oclock rails.
From the factory, you get a CAA pistol grip with its variable modules, but any AR-15 grip will fit.
Although B&T describes this rifle as “integrally suppressed” you can actually remove the suppressor as part of the take-down process. Perhaps “designed to be suppressed” or “factory suppressed” would be a better descriptor. With the suppressor removed, and the stock folded, the entire system collapses down to briefcase size.
I was pretty pleased to get the opportunity to handle the SPR, and hope the opportunity comes up to put some rounds through it soon.