Back in August of the current year, we took a sneak peek at the pre-production prototype of Sharps Bros chassis called Heatseeker. A couple of days ago, three months after the release of the first pictures, the company announced that the Heatseeker is available for purchase. Let’s take a look at the final features and specs of this chassis.
As mentioned in our article telling about the prototype of this Sharps Bros chassis, one of its most interesting design features is the position of the stock mounting threads that are compatible with AR-15 buffer tubes. Unlike many other chassis, the Heatseeker stock is elevated so that the buffer tube axis is in line with the bore axis. This solution allows using standard AR-15 stocks without a cheek riser.
The Sharps Bros Heatseeker chassis is machined out of billet 6061-T6 aluminum and has a black anodized finish. The overall weight of the chassis is 2 lbs. It is compatible with SIG MPX pattern handguards and comes with a 14″ carbon fiber M-LOK handguard that weighs 5.7 oz. The handguard is attached to the chassis via an HK G3/MP5 lower/handguard pin (the small HK pin). Besides the buffer tubes and stocks, the chassis is also compatible with AR-15 pistol grips. Pretty interesting combination of parts borrowed from other firearms!
Currently, the Sharps Bros Heatseeker chassis is available only for Howa 1500 Mini Actions which come chambered in the following caliber options: .223 Remington, .300 Blackout, 7.62x39mm, .204 Ruger, and 6.5mm Grendel. In the foreseeable future, the company will release versions of this chassis designed for Howa 1500 Short Action, Remington 700 Short Action, Ruger American SA both for versions taking AR and AICS magazines. The MSRP of the Heatseeker chassis for Howa 1500 Mini Actions is $579.95.
Tell us in the comments section what do you think about this new Sharps Bros chassis. Do you think it offers features or combination of features that other similar products on the market are missing?
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