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For Immediate Release 

January 21, 2015

Media Contact:
Troy Perry
(434) 296-8600
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F/TR-308 Patriot:
Ashbury's Latest Competition Ready F-Class Target Rifles

Ruckersville, VA. - 2015 marks Ashbury Precision Ordnance Mfg (APO) first product entry into the formal F-Class competition shooting world with its new F/TR-308 Patriot

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rifle.  This purpose built rifle is based on Ashbury's precision manufactured octagonal SABER® SX bolt action receiver.  The F/TR-308 is an off-the-rack modular precision rifle that can be ergonomically adjusted to fit most every competitive shooter and provide consistently reliable ˝ MOA downrange precision.

The F/TR-308 uses the latest innovation in the patented SABER®-FORSST® modular rifle chassis system (MRCS), a rigid interlocking action/chassis design.  The F/TR precision rifle is ideal for new or experienced shooters that need a precision competition rifle platform with modular upgradeability, requiring minimal maintenance, that assures shooter comfort and delivers uncompromising accuracy.

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The F/TR-308 is built around the precision CNC machined SABER® SX bolt action receiver, a newly engineered manufacturing collaboration with Stiller's Precision Firearms that accepts two styles of detachable box magazines and APO's Single Shot Target Block.  The fire control mechanism is the new fully adjustable T7T developed by 11-time NRA National High Power Rifle Champion and 6-time National High Power Long Range Rifle Champion, David Tubb.  "This adjustable two-stage trigger is just plain hot and will help F/TR shooters put more X's on their score card with this rifle platform," said Gary Vance, Ashbury's Manager of Engineering Services.

"As an NRA Small-bore Rifle, High-power Rifle Instructor and USAS/CMP High-power Rifle Coach," Vance continued, "I am very excited about this project."  APO Gunsmiths will work closely with customers to set triggers for best safe performance.  "Tubb has really done an outstanding job with this trigger," Vance concluded.

The F/TR-308 barrel is a match grade, button rifled, 416R Stainless Steel Palma contour, hand crafted by a team of specially trained former USMC 2112 Precision Rifle Technicians.  The 1-in-10" twist barrel is meticulously chambered in .308Win Match and finished with a recessed target crown.  F/TR chambers are precisely machined to a straightness of less than <0.0002 of an inch, true to the centerline of the barrel bore in APO's modern CNC-based ordnance shop.

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Holding these high tolerances delivers consistent sub ˝ MOA performance with precision handloaded and factory match grade ammunition using projectiles in the 175gr to 210gr range.  Customers can select barrel lengths of their preference out to 30 inches, with 26 inches being standard.  Longer barrels require custom chassis configurations to manage the approximate 18.18 pound overall rifle weight limit.

APO's F/TR-308 rifle is a standard right-hand configuration, with a left-hand model available.  The competition rifle features a one-piece monolithic 20 MOA 12 o'clock top rail designed to "unitize" the platform and reduce accuracy robbing vibration.  The SABER® MRCS one-piece monolithic rail provides unparalleled platform rigidity, yielding consistent shot-to-shot accuracy.  The SABER chassis also features an ergonomically shaped Quattro Alloy forend that helps to reduce mirage from the barrel and can be interchanged with a carbon fiber model specifically designed to manage heat.

Ashbury's new interlocking ASX-A3 MOD-0 chassis further incorporates the lightweight Hand Tool Adjustable (HTA) shoulder stock with a fixed stock joint (folding hinges are optional) that have cheek piece height adjustment, length of pull spacers, and recoil pad drop adjustments all topped off with a premium Limbsaver® recoil pad.  Other shoulder stocks are available, but caution is recommended as weights can increase quickly with other options, keeping in mind the 18.18lb limit.

The F/TR-308 competition rifle package weighs in at approximately 17.6 pounds with an LRA F-Class Competition Bipod and Leupold VX-6 7-42x56mm day optic.  There are also flush cup sling swivel sockets evenly distributed along the entire length of the rifle on both sides.  The standard F/TR-308 is coated with rugged Cerakote ceramic finish in black, Olive Drab Green, Flat Dark Earth, Titanium or Tungsten Gray and Burnt Bronze.  APO also offers customers a truly patriotic American Flag motif with an awesome stars and stripes color scheme.  Other custom designs are available.

For more information on this competition rifle and other APO long range Riflesports equipment, please visit the Ashbury Precision Ordnance Mfg website, contact our customer service department or shop the APO online store, The Armory.


About Ashbury...

Ashbury International Group Inc. is a central Virginia USA based company, having more than 19 years of international experience as a prime contractor to government agencies, military, and special operations forces as well as manufacturer of commercial shooting sports equipment.  The company provides logistics, engineering, training, ordnance manufacturing, systems integration and emergency preparedness products and services.

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Mfg.  (APO), a division of the Ashbury International Group Inc. is a BATFE licensed 07/11/SOT firearms manufacturer.  APO manufactures the patented SABER-FORSST modular rifle chassis system for small, medium and large caliber bolt action factory and custom rifles.  APO also manufactures custom tactical, and multi-sport precision rifles in calibers from .223, .to .375CT.  APO's Custom Shop offers complete special order custom rifle and pistol builds for discriminating customers. Additionally, APO manufactures high quality rugged electro-optical weapon mounts, and TACT3 tactical field tripods. APO also distributes a wide range of long range shooting accessories to include Field Firing Solutions (FFS) ballistic software, Long Range Accuracy Bipods, Snipers Field Tool Kits and Vectronix laser range finders, thermal imagers and night vision devices.

The Rapid Product Development Center (RPDC) provides engineering design and prototyping services. The engineering services group is Solidworks® CAD based with Cosmos FEA and FeatureCam® CAD/CAM machine programming software, 3D Printer-Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) capable, a modern CNC precision machining shop and an experienced, well trained staff.





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