Ashbury Saber M700 Precision Rifle

Ashbury Precision Ordnance

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Mfg recently announced a new rifle called the Saber M700. As the name suggests, the gun is built on the company’s Saber modular rifle chassis and uses a Remington M700 barreled action. These specific guns are built on the company’s Saber MRCS-AR chassis. According to Ashbury Precision Ordnance, the guns are designed to blend the best features of a bolt action rifle with those of the AR platform.

These rifles use a Remington Model 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD barreled action that is chambered for the .308 Win and 6.5 Creedmoor cartridges. The hammer forged barrel is 20″ long with a 1:10″ twist for the .308 and 22″ long with a 1:8″ twist for the 6.5 Creedmoor. Both versions have threaded ends for a muzzle device. Ashbury Precision Ordnance uses a X-Mark Pro trigger that is set at 3.5 pounds. The gun feeds from a Magpul PMAG 5 7.62 AC magazine.

Although the gun is clearly a bolt action system, the chassis has a buffer tube to allow for the attachment of an AR-style stock. The tube is mounted on a double locking hinge. This allows it to fold while also retaining the ability to use a wide range of adjustable length stocks. A Magpul CTR is standard on the gun.

The guns are all made in the United States, and they will be sold through Cabela’s stores only. The suggested retail price is $1,799.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Jess

    Expensive, but sort of cool. I have a similar set up in an XLR element chassis with same barrel and action for 308.

    Fun fact, they had a savage version that was recently featured in the Shooter tv series.

  • NMac

    Not trying to be negative, but I just don’t $1800 there.

    • Rob

      Agree. But the price won’t stay there. Early adopters with cash to spare always get to pay for the product development costs for the rest of us. 😉 It will probably settle at about $1000. If it doesn’t the Ruger Precision Rifle will kill it.

    • TangoDownProduction .

      I agree with you. When I can buy the Savage in 6.5 Creedmore for almost $1,000 less.

  • Marcus D.

    Looks like a savage. Just got an e-mail from Bud’s. They are selling the old model chassis rifle in 6.5 creedmoor with a 22 inch barrel for $750. Wish I had $850 lying around with nothing better to do. [They are also featuring the Marlin 1895 in .45-70 with a 22 inch barrel for under $400 after rebate. I need to find a better way to make money.]

  • mazkact

    With all the competition in these precision chassis rifles I see nothing but good things to come in this market. I’m just eating popcorn and watching the show for now. I’m shooting my older extremely heavy rifles and waiting for the right one to come along at the right price.

  • Sledgecrowbar

    These AR-looking bolt guns are a good thing for making it a more popular action but I’d really like to see a Savage Axis/Ruger American, et al, segment model so more people could get into them. Right now it’s a rich man’s toy. Certainly the aluminum chassis is worth a premium but how about 6-700 instead of double that. The Ruger Precision is a great example of this style being successful but not everyone can make that mental jump to four figures.

    I remember now Mossberg has one in the right price range, and it does take AR mags too. Would be nice if it could mount AR handguards.

  • mazkact

    The Tikka T3 x Tac A1 should be about the same money.