There is a good chance you have never heard of Alamo Precision Rifles, and an even better chance that you should have. Alamo Precision Rifles (APR) is located 275 miles north of the Alamo near Dallas, Texas. I recently made the trip from Austin to APR to check out their facility.
Big things are happening there.
The good folks of APR make some outstanding rifles at very reasonable prices. Their new action which has a Remington 700 footprint will set you back $799. Barreled actions start at $1,699 and full rifles start at just under $2,500 which is a steal for a custom-made rifle.
Seriously, by the time you buy a Remington factory action and have it trued, you’re already at around $900 and that’s without a barrel. So around $900 for a trued factory action with Remington stamped on the side or $800 for a built-right-the-first-time action…that’s an easy decision.
APR has been truing Remington factory actions for a while and figured they could do a better job themselves. Naturally they did what any rifle builder that’s obsessed with accuracy and quality did, they starting making their own actions which are machined by TL Technologies to APR specs.
Alamo Precision Rifles represents excellent value for the accuracy-obsessed shooter. We have an APR rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor in for testing, the first APR action in the wild, actually. It’s a bit early to give a full report but I can say that so far, it’s been fantastic.
The fluted bolt and threaded bolt handle are standard, as is the 20 MOA rail.
The side bolt release is a nice touch. The APR action is well-made, well-finished and a great value. “Great value” isn’t something you typically hear when talking about custom rifles.
Look for a full review soon. In the mean time head over to APR’s website and see what they are all about.
Here’s their official press release:
ALAMO PRECISION RIFLES ANNOUNCES THE APR ACTION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TL TECHNOLOGIES
9/6/2018 – Hurst, TX – Alamo Precision Rifles, Leader in affordable high quality custom precision rifles announced the release of the APR action. The APR action is an economical feature rich custom action that fits the Remington 700 footprint, with runout tolerances rivaling the top-tier custom actions currently available in the market.
“For years the availability of Remington 700 actions has made them a cornerstone for those seeking to build a true precision rifle on a limited budget. However, many folks view them as a compromise and the variability of their quality in recent years has become an issue. Some are pretty straight, some take a lot of work to get trued and timed, and others are so far out that they simply can’t be used”. said Robert Waggoner, owner Alamo Precision Rifles “Until now, the bigger problem was other options automatically add at least $500 to the price of a build and that’s a deal- killer for folks trying to work within a budget.”
The new APR action far exceeds the quality, standard features, and tolerances of any factory action, while maintaining a similar all in cost of a trued factory action. The APR is a game-changer for those who are considering using a factory action as a means of controlling the costs associated with building a custom rifle. Customers now have access to a full featured custom action at a substantial savings over comparable actions on the market.
Remington 700 footprint
Side bolt stop release
Threaded bolt knob
Spiral fluted bolt
Pinned recoil lug
Tool-less fire control removal
Controlled round feed
20 MOA Picatinny rail
8 – 40 Base screws
The APR is available from select dealers and directly from www.aprifles.com.
About Alamo Precision Rifles
Alamo Precision Rifles is a custom rifle builder located in Hurst TX. All APR custom builds are made to the spec of our clients and come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. APR uses state of the art equipment and are committed to creating the highest quality custom rifles available. If you aren’t completely satisfied with any purchase you make from Alamo Precision Rifles, contact us and we’ll do our best to make sure that you are.