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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:


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. 

APR Features:

Remington 700 footprint
Consistent tolerances
Mechanical ejector
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

MSRP: $799

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.

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    • Howa does make a good action. Especially when you consider the price. I actually picked up a barrel action from Brownells a few weeks ago. Great price. I got the 18” 308 version.

  1. I have a general rule of never spending more than $1000 on a single (complete) firearm (optics not included) so that rules me out. Besides I get to the rifle range once every 3 months or so and shoot 2MOA groups so I’m thinking more practice with my false factory actions would probably do me more good anyway.

  2. 6.5 Creedmoor was made for semi-auto with shorter action requirements. There are better rounds for bolt action that can take longer action rounds. Definitely a mismatch.

    • The company shouldn’t make what customers are (apparently, going by their website) asking them to make?

      That’s a great way to grow a small business right into the ground.

    • .308 was made for semiauto actions. 6.5 creedmoor just does it better. That’s why I’m waiting for 308 creedmoor.

        • > “.308 with a short action for semi-auto use, isn’t that 300blk?

          No, to quote Inigo Montoya, “You keep using that word, [short action].
          I do not think it means what you think it means!”

          FYI, .308 Winchester already is a short action caliber. So are 6.5 Creedmoor, 7.62 x 51 NATO, .243 Winchester, and 7mm-08 Remington, all short action calibers.

          Long action refers to rounds LONGER than .308, such as 30-06 Springfield and .270 Winchester.

          Perhaps you meant to say “Mini action,” which is Howa’s term for even shorter, intermediate calibers such as .223, 5.56, 300 Blackout, 7.62 x 39, and 6.5 GRENDEL, which are all SHORTER than short action.

  3. I never experienced a failure with the Model 70 Winchester actioned rifles either in .308 Win/7.62 MM NATO or 30-06. While the .308 Win. Is a fine round, being not only old, but old fashioned too, my preferences lay with the 30-06. By the way, I while no long active in High Power Rifle Competition, I still have an old Remington 40X Rangmaster rifle. The rifle always shot very well. That said, and due to being left eye dominant, I shot left handed, the Model 70 actioned rifles, mine were all post 1964 actioned, functioned much more readily than did the 40X. Here I refer to the rapid fire stages of the NMC.

  4. Any idea what barrel thread patter they are using for this action? It would be great if they went with the Savage small shank pattern.

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