The Sig Sauer STRs and SSG 3000s may not be the coolest looking rifle on the Planet, but they shoot rather accurately to say the least. By the looks of the design and functions, here’s an invention from LRD in Sweden to take the rifle long into the “new” Century.
The new chassis is a result of the collaboration between two of Sweden’s most dedicated long range shooters. The product is a result of their wish to make a chassis that suited their needs as competitive shooters, and the ergonomics is optimized for long range and Precision Rifle Shooting.
Both shooters have been long time users of the SIG SAUER STR (Scandinavian Target Rifle). A rifle system specified and ordered as a joint venture between the National Shooting Associations of Denmark, Norway & Sweden. Most commonly chambered in 6.5×55 SKAN makes it a great long range rifle, and barrel changes are done in minutes by the end user and requires only a torque tool. Barrels are widely available trough the countries National Shooting Associations.
LONG RANGE DESIGN announces the JET-01 CHASSIS SYSTEM for the SIG SAUER STR/SSG3000 Rifles
Lightweight, modular chassis system for the Sig Sauer SSG3000 and STR actions.
– Machined from solid billets of 7075-T651 Aluminum.
– Significantly lighter than comparable systems.
– Fully adjustable, foldable stock. Folds over the bolt.
– Quick adjustable length of pull and height of the butt plate. Both can be adjusted independently with just one hand.
– Adjustable cheek weld. Adjust up/down, left/right
– Barrel can be changed without removing action from stock.
– Flanged magazine well, utilises Sig Sauer original magazines.
– Uses flat top, AR15 style grips
– Ergonomically designed grip surface assures same position of the shooting hand every time.
– 4 Flush-cups
Two proprietary, free floating hand guards will be available and features MAGPUL MLOK compatible slots at the 3, 6 & 9 o’clock positions for accessories.
– Picatinny rail for SSG3000/STR with dovetail mount available as an option
An adjustable bag-rider will be available as an option.
Optics by Premier Reticle, 3-15×50, and in a mount from Spuhr.
The barrel is from Norska Våpensmia/Norma. I love the “lipstick red” with the black chassis around it.
The Picatinny hand guard features a full length 12 o’clock STANAG 4694 rail for NVG or Thermal optics.
The Flattop hand guard will be more lightweight and will accommodate a lower optics mount than the picatinny version. It will have MLOK slots at the 12 o’clock position instead of the full length Picatinny rail.
All pictures shown are of the first prototype. There have been made some improvements to the production model, both in function and design.
There will be both right and left hand versions available.
There is no pricing available yet, but don’t expect it to be a low-cost solution. The motto was rather to build it as they wanted themselves, instead of looking for cheap solutions with less quality and function.
Yes, LRD might offer chassis for other rifles in the future. Most probably the Tikka, however don’t expect a release anytime soon for this model.
Pre-production series is in production right now. The real production of the JET-01 model is scheduled to become available the second quarter of 2017.
Long Range Design is a small business run by owner and shooter Peder Westman. LRD holds basic and advanced training courses in Long Range Shooting and is currently producing a small line of shooting related accessories.
Check out their homepage, there are some pretty cool pictures from their training: http://longrangedesign.com