Badger Ordnance has announced the release of its first full rifle system, the M134 Compact Precision Rifle. To reach the “compact” moniker, Badger Ordnance has opted for a shorter barrel (either 14.5″ or 16″ at the customer’s choice) along with a shortened but largely extendable stock system (Badger reports 7 positions).
The rifle is a balance of light and heavy features. The barrel is a Medium Palma profile from Bartlein, but the chassis itself is a carbon fiber affair custom built for Badger by Manners Composite Stocks. Weight for the total system is 9.3 lbs, prior to adding any optics or accessories.
To that effect, the rifle is accessory ready, featuring a fully removable front picatinny rail section for mounting various night vision or thermal adapters along with optional side rails for lasers, lights, etc.
Badger claims sub-MOA performance from the system. The action itself is machined from 4143 steel and features a six lug bolt “locking on and head-spacing off of a precipitation hardened breeching ring”. The optics rail is a 20 MOA option machined directly into the action (unlike others who simply use a screwed in adapter. The system uses Accuracy International AW (Arctic Warfare) 10 round magazines.
No word on expected retail pricing but the M134 Compact Precision Rifle will be available Quarter 2, 2016.