New Faxon Firearms OVERWATCH 8.6 BLK Bolt Action Rifle

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Introducing the new OVERWATCH 8.6 BLK Bolt Action Rifle from Faxon

Taking advantage of the relatively new and unique 8.6 BLK cartridge is Faxon Firearm’s new OVERWATCH bolt-action rifle. While Faxon Firearms normally specialize in making some of the best barrels in the business, they also have a passion to create their own style of firearms and the new OVERWATCH rifle is here to help fulfill that goal. Full details and purchasing options are below for your convenience.

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Introducing the new OVERWATCH 8.6 BLK Bolt Action Rifle from Faxon

New Faxon Firearms OVERWATCH 8.6 BLK Bolt Action Rifle

Not content with merely making barrels for the new 8.6 Blackout, Faxon Firearms has recently released the Overwatch rifle series, looking to combine top-quality bolt-action rifle building with the 8.6 Blackout caliber. Today we’re breaking down the two versions of the Overwatch Tactical.

The Overwatch is available in a more traditional style with the Overwatch Hunter, as well as two flavors of chassis builds in the Overwatch Tactical, in a 16″ barreled rifle and a 12″ barreled/braced pistol.

It’s quite interesting to see a company release a firearm that is chambered in a non-SAMMI spec cartridge offering but personally, I’m all for it. The First Edition rifle is being offered only with a 16″ barrel model that will come standard with a 1:3 twist rate, M18x1.5mm threaded barrel, and a load of other high-end components like a Timney Elite Hunter trigger. The new 8.6 BLK First Edition Bolt Action rifle will cost $3,399 from the Faxon Firearms website. For more information you can visit faxonfirearms.com.

Specifications:

  • Faxon 16″ 1:3 Twist 8.6 BLK Barrel w/ Thread Protector, Taper Adapter, and Remage-Style Nut
  • Muzzle threaded M18x1.5mm for use with any AI standard muzzle device or suppressor mount
  • MDT LSS XL Gen 2 Chassis
  • Faxon TAC 30 Action & Bolt by Stiller

    ​​​​​​​AICS Mag Compatible

  • Timney Elite Hunter 510-V2 Trigger
  • B5 Precision Collapsible Stock
  • B5 Pistol Grip

Weights & Dimensions:

  • Weight: 7.61 lbs
  • Length: 35.375″
  • Depth: 8″
  • Width: 1.5″
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  • MediumSizeTex MediumSizeTex on Sep 28, 2022

    If they're going to call a rifle OVERWATCH, I expect it to have glowing energy coils and collect particles from the air for several seconds before firing.

    • DW DW on Oct 01, 2022

      @MediumSizeTex Nah I expected a suppressed bullpup AMR

      (Different game)

  • Iksnilol Iksnilol on Sep 29, 2022

    Sounds expensive to feed. 510 Førland is easier. Or 510 whisper

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    • Iksnilol Iksnilol on Oct 01, 2022

      @Giolli Joker 338 lapua brass isn't nearly as hard get as 6,5 mememoor in my part of the world.

      And for legal uses for me the 8,6 is simply too weak. That and casting 510 bullets is easier

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