PRECISION RIFLE – SPECIAL SERVICE .300/.338 NORMA MAG

Accurate-Mag’s long-range thoroughbred takes down tangos at 1,200-plus yards!

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    Known for building some of the most rugged mags in military use today, Accurate-Mag has now designed and built the Special Service rifle, a rugged, fully customizable bolt action capable of reaching the farthest targets with repeatable precision thanks in part to its Savage’s action and trigger.
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    Designed to truly max out a sniper’s effective range, the .300 (left) and .338 (right) Norma Magnum cartridges are very efficient, providing the same downrange energy of other large sniper rounds with less recoil.
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    A U.S. Marine scout sniper with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 3, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan provides security for Marines patrolling the Nawa district of Afghanistan's Helmand province July 10, 2009. The Marines are deployed in support of NATO's International Security Assistance Force and will participate in counterinsurgency operations and train and mentor Afghan national security forces to improve security and stability in Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Artur Shvartsberg/Released)
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    British marine Sgt. Gareth Beardshaw looks through his binoculars and gives distance readings to Color Sgt. Jason Walker as the sniper team returns enemy fire in Lakari Bazaar, Afghanistan, July 19, 2009. Afghan National Army soldiers and U.S. Marines with 1st Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment are working together to deny freedom of movement to the country's enemies. The Marine battalion is the ground combat element of Regimental Combat Team 3, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. James A. Burks/Released)
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    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Anthony Quinn, left, and Airman 1st Class James Costello, both assigned to the 56th Security Forces Squadron, qualify on the Barrett M107 .50-caliber long range sniper rifle at the Florence Army National Guard Range, Ariz., Feb. 11, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sandra Welch/Released)
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    U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Mark Trent, a scout sniper with 3rd Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, provides security inside a compound in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Feb. 16, 2010. The Marines took shelter inside the compound after clearing it of insurgents and improvised explosive devices. Marines and Afghan National Army soldiers are conducting Operation Moshtarak to remove the Taliban from the town. DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Tommy Bellegarde, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)
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    09192010-M-8640M-001 FORT PICKETT Va.- Lance Cpl Matthew Gearhart, a scout sniper with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Weapons Co., aims in on his target during a training exercise aboard Ft. Pickett Va., Sep. 19. Gearhart and the rest of the battalion is preparing to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
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    Accurate Mag will offer a variety of chassis to fit any shooter’s needs. A .308 model is shown in the black chassis, a Norma Mag in forest green.
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    Accurate-Mag equips the Special Service with a soft Kickeez buttpad that helps tame the recoil of the magnum rounds. The rifle’s buttstock is also adjustable for cheek height and length of pull, so operators can find the perfect fit behind the rifle.
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    Precision Armament’s Severe-Duty muzzle brake mitigates linear and torsional recoil and really tames the .300 and .338 Norma Mag.
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    More features of the Special Service include its Savage 110 barreled action, Savage AccuTrigger, Magpul MOE pistol grip and 20-MOA Picatinny top rail.
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    The skeletonized buttstock helps reduce weight. Also note the V-notch below the cheekpiece, which is designed to accommodate your support hand as you push the rifle against your shoulder while firing.
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    Vin Battaglia, the vice president of Operations and Principal at BML Tool, demonstrates how easily it is to take down the Accurate-Mag Special Service rifle for maintenance—a boon for operators in the field
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    The forward bedding section contains a setscrew that can be tightened with a hex wrench. While the action screws hold the barreled action to the chassis, the setscrew pushes the barreled action back into the chassis for additional contact and greater consistency.
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    Notice the steel insert in the Special Service’s aluminum chassis. The steel insert is designed to reduce wear on the aluminum chassis. It also serves as a liner for the mag well and a stop that prohibits mags from being over-inserted.
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    The weight and ergonomics of the Special Service help reduce the .300 Norma Mag’s recoil to that of a .308, making for fast, accurate follow-up shots. This target shows the first cold-barrel shot with the .300 Special Service, with the remaining rounds clustered in a 0.25-MOA group.
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For 2013, Accurate-Mag has introduced a rifle designed to be accurate out to 1,200 yards, reliable and consistent, all while chambered in cartridges with excellent downrange ballistics. This firearm also has the ability to adapt to any scenario—and any shooter. And the Accurate-Mag Special Service rifle embodies all these elements at a lower cost than its competitors. Accurate-Mag is known for its steel, single-stacked, centerfire-rifle mags, which are high quality and meet all mil-spec and NATO Stanag requirements. The M24- and M40-type service rifles, as well as the MK13 and NATO variants, in military use are outfitted with Accurate-Mag magazines. OEM rifle manufacturers like Colt, Savage, Ruger, McMillian, Remington and others use Accurate-Mag magazines too.

Downrange Power
The Special Service rifle uses Accurate-Mag’s proprietary chassis, built from forged 7075 aluminum and machined to accept a short or long action from either Remington or Savage Arms. The chassis is made with three components: the stock section, bedding section and forend. The stock is completely customizable for any shooter stature with an adjustable length of pull and cheekpiece. (Length of pull is adjusted via a click-stop knob, while a hex wrench is required to adjust the cheekpiece.) A Kickeez recoil pad is used, and the cheekpiece has a soft, pliable pad. The bedding section holds the barreled action via the two action bolts, but Accurate-Mag ensures the barreled action is rock solid and snugs it up with a setscrew in the forward end of the bedding section. While the action screws hold the barreled action to the chassis, the setscrew pushes it into the chassis. When I disassembled the rifle I could see the action was making full contact with the chassis—the workmanship on the chassis was excellent.

A Magpul pistol grip was used on the two test rifles I received (one in .300 Norma Mag and the other in .338 Norma Mag), but it can easily be swapped out for most any AR-style pistol grip. The magazine well is massive so you can easily insert and remove the fine steel Accurate-Mag magazines. The release is large and can be operated with gloved hands, and the mag well has a steel insert, which is different from those of aluminum chassis rifles. The steel insert reduces wear that would normally occur on the aluminum chassis…