HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Total Precision or Tragic Rendition?

Austin R
by Austin R
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Total Precision or Tragic Rendition?

Welcome everyone to the 204th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – Is this Gat a sweet deal or only has a Fudd appeal? Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.

In our last edition, our poll showed that you, the readers, decided the suppressed M76 was a very hot gat.

HGFC - M76 NATO or Yugo No? - Poll Results

At this time the original auction remains up with the very hot M76 still up for grabs. We can only hope this very hot gat can find its way to a new home in the very near future.

In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a custom Aero Precision SOLUS chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. As is tradition, this custom bolt gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $2,800 Starting Bid with No Reserve.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?

Total Precision or Tragic Rendition?

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Total Precision or Tragic Rendition?

Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:

“This rifle is destined for a concrete bench next to a NO RAPID FIRE sign…” – Rusty S

Selling this wood-clad bolt-action gat is GunBroker seller PrecisionMetalsandArms, located in Rome NY. Let’s see what they had to say about this custom SOLUS.

This is an Aero Precision Solus barreled by me with a Shilen heavy varmint stainless steel .264 1-8 twist barrel chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. The stock is a MDT XRS with the wood kit, the lug area is bedded with Marine Tex. Trigger is a Trigger Tech special set at 1.5 lbs, will readjust at your required lbs if requested. Comes with 4 mags, MDT AICS steel 5rd and 10 round, Magpul AICS 5rd and 10rd. The optic is a Bushnell Engage 6-24×50 30mm scope with Warne Mountain Tect 30mm, high rings. All instructions, wrenches and stock parts including butt pad spacers and a different style grip included. Everything is fitted into a Pelican Vault single rifle case.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Total Precision or Tragic Rendition?

Rifle was targeted and 20 rounds were fired. 100% satisfaction guaranteed, I stand behind my work. I have over 18 years experience in the firearms industry and started building rifles in the Remington Custom Shop in 2012 to 2015 and later in my own operation starting in 2017. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Total Precision or Tragic Rendition?

Like all custom rifles, we’ll never really know how good this one is until someone purchases it. Sadly I hate to point out that this group leans more towards being ~.750 MOA and not .581 MOA. Measuring from the center of each impact isn’t as much fun, but that’s the correct way to measure MOA. Still having just reviewed one of these rifles I can attest to how well the Remington 700 pattern action works with the Savage pattern prefit barrels. I honestly hope that this design is here to stay and becomes the standard pattern moving forward.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Total Precision or Tragic Rendition?

Like AR pattern designs, once a design like this becomes standard, it’s a certainty that you’ll see over-the-top custom jobs sooner rather than later. This subjectively is neither bad nor good, but rather just is a byproduct. It does present an interesting opportunity to see how these items are priced after they’re built though. I mean, is this really worth $2,800 or do I smell toast? Because these photos say 2023 but I feel like I’m in the 90s looking at them.

What do you think? Is this rifle worth it for $2,800 or would you rather build or buy something more your own? As always, I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Total Precision or Tragic Rendition?

What do you think? Is this custom SOLUS a Hot Gat or oddly inspired Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Custom AERO Precision SOLUS is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:

Austin R
Austin R

The author is a military contractor who enjoys conducting independent firearms research and reloading. Article inquiries and suggestions are welcome at austinjrex at gmail.com

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  • KsKLR KsKLR on Aug 31, 2023

    Nice rifle but not for the price. Very average group for even a factory 6.5 Creedmoore. One would think with a Shilen barrel it would group half that. Buying someone else’s custom rifle is never a good idea.

  • Ken Ken on Sep 01, 2023

    That group at 100 yards is not impressive at all. Pass

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