Recently I had the chance to catch up with friend and silencer master craftsman Joe Jones, owner of Curtis Tactical. Last year we took a brief look at some of Curtis’ projects and it’s nice to know that they are still pushing forward with beautiful and functional projects. Jones just finished converting a .30-06 Savage bolt gun into a .308 integrally suppressed tack driver. As you may have already guessed, I love rifles like this one.
This is a Savage 110 in 308win integrally suppressed rifle that we built recently. The rifle features a 16″ Bartlien 5R barrel, McMillan A5 stock, and 24″ oal integral suppressor.
The build started life as a standard long action 30/06 hunting rifle. The customer wanted to use this as the platform for the build as the rifle was his fathers. We started by truing the action and lapping the bolt in. We chose to go with a Bartlien 5R barrel in 1-10 twist which was threaded and chambered then headspaced to the receiver.
The barrel was ported just behind the muzzle to make use of the area between the barrel and tube. The tube was then welded to the barrel nut and to a spacer at the muzzle. The barrel is 16″ long so that leaves us with 8″ of tube that we used clipped cone baffles in that are retained by a threaded end cap so the user can remove the baffles for cleaning if they choose to fire lead bullets or dirty sub sonics.
The receiver and barrel assembly were then finished off in an O.D. green cerakote. The trigger is a factory savage that we worked over to provide a crisp 2# pull. For the stock we chose was a McMillan A-5 adjustable stock that was glass bedded to the action. We added an extended bolt handle and topped the rifle off with a 20moa Nightforce base, Warne rings, and a Leupold MK4 3.5-10×40 scope. All in all you have an extremely quiet and accurate rifle that weighs 9 pounds and has a 24″ OAL barrel.
It’s perfectly glorious.
While Curtis Tactical does offer off-the-shelf suppressors for pistols and rifles, they excel in building custom guns. So if you have a unique build you’ve been looking to start, drop them a line.