Beretta, known for their plethora of products and their M9 service pistol for the US Army, has announced a partnership with McRee Precision and the introduction of a new limited edition Tikka rifle. The new rifle, dubbed the “TSR-1” is a combination of Tikka’s barreled action and McRee’s custom aluminum chassis.
The barreled action comes straight from the high-end parts bin. Its from the Tikka T3 Compact Tactical Rifle line. The barrel is a “semi-heavy” contour, coming in at 20″ with a threaded muzzle (5/8×24 for those curious). The weapon is available in .308 Winchester and .260 Remington to start at 1/11 and 1/8 twist, respectively. 6.5 Creedmoor is listed on Tikka’s website, but does not seem the SKU has gone public yet. The action is finished with a teflon-coated bolt and mounts into the chassis via a steel recoil lug.
The chassis has all of the goodies that shooters clamor for. The forend is replete with Magpul’s M-LOK system (6 slots) and the receiver is topped with both upper (20 MOA cant) and lower picatinny rails, with the lower pic rail behind the M-LOK slots. The chassis has an easy-access ambidextrous magazine release for Tikka magazines. For user-interface, the stock uses AR grips (with one installed from ERGO) and a custom side-folding stock with length-of-pull and comb adjustments.