Tactical Bolt Action

The Les Baer Custom Tactical is a bolt-action tactical rifle chambered for seven different cartridges. The Tactical is a Franken-gun – pieced together with several custom-built parts that are mostly upgraded replacement parts for Remington Model 700s.

The stock, a Bell and Carlson Remington 700 BDL Varmint/Tactical, is designed specifically to reduce recoil for long-action cartridges. In it, glass bedding acts as an intermediary so when the barrel heats up and swells the stock won’t get in the way and alter the barrel’s direction. It has an adjustable butt stock and cheek pads and on the fore-end is an integral aluminum rail, so a bi-pod can be easily attached.

The Varmint Classic model’s stock has the same features except for the adjustable butt stock and cheek pad.

The Tactical has a single-stage match trigger with a short 2.5-pound pull made by Timney, a company that makes custom triggers that are easy to install and known for incredibly smooth action. Next to the trigger is the Wyatt detachable magazine system, which uses a simple yet dependable design. Two latches located on the front and back of the magazine lock it into place. To remove it, just grab the magazine, apply pressure to both latches and it pops out.

It uses a Stiller Tac30 bolt, which is specially made for tactical and long-action cartridges. The bolt has stylish helical fluting along the body—a feature that reduces weight but otherwise has no practical purpose. It’s stainless steel with a matte black finish. The bolt lever has an oversized knob, so shooters can re-chamber with less visual guidance. Along the top of the bolt housing is a Picatinny rail for easy mounting of a scope or sight.

The match barrel is stainless steel with a matte black finish. On the tip of the barrel is a recessed target crown, so the barrel won’t shake too violently during discharge and throw off the rounds trajectory.

Les Baer recommends the Tactical Recon for military, law enforcement and long-range shooting. And, the Varmint Classic is also recommended for hunting small game and varmints.

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