Re: FN TSR XP USA
I had a PBR XP before I got my SPR. Mine was .5 -.75 moa at 100 yards (with match ammo). The only modification was to replace the trigger, but the TSR's come with a better trigger now. The hogue stock wasn't my favorite, however it was a nice rifle and was very accurate.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: BigBaboon</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Action Guy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The TSR-XP USA, and some Winchesters, have a hybrid action that is referred to as controlled-round push-feed (CRPF). They employ the blade ejector of the pre-64 Model 70 and the sliding plate extractor of the post-64 Model 70.
The pre-64 Model 70, M-70 Classic, FN SPR, TSR-XP, and PBR-XP actions have the non-rotating claw extractor. This is the controlled round feed (CRF) action most are familiar with (directly descended from the Springfield M-1903 and Mauser 98 before it). As the cartridge is fed from the magazine, the cartridge head slides up the bolt face and under the extractor as the cartridge comes off the magazine. The cartridge is always positively controlled by the rifle in some manner, either by the magazine or by the extractor. As the bolt rotates closed, the extractor stays in place, thus it is refered to as "non-rotating". It is visible in the ejection port when the bolt is forward.
On push feed actions, such as the Remington M-700, Savage 110 etc. and the post -64 Winchester M-70, the bottom of the bolt face is enclosed. The ejector is a plunger/button ejector that protrudes from the bolt face. These two do not allow for the cartridge head to slide up the bolt face as it is fed from the magazine. Once free from the magazine, the cartridge is loose in the action until the bolt is completely closed and then the extractor grabs the extraction rim. On the Savage and the post-64 Win, the extractor is a sliding plate located in the right locking lug.
With a bolt face that remains open on the bottom and a blade ejector not protruding through the bolt face (it is fixed to the receiver in the rear receiver ring), the cartridge can slide up the bolt face and under the extractor. The TSR-XP USA and some other Winchesters made in the late 1990s to early 2000s have this design. The bottom of the bolt face is open and the extractor is available to grab the cartridge rim as it comes off the magazine and does not require full chambering before it has control. The extractor does rotate when closing the bolt, it is in the right locking lug and is rotated to the bottom as you close the bolt.
For the TSR-XP USA this design was used because it handled the small .223 Remington head better than the claw. Originally, the design was a less expensive way to make a controlled-round feed rifle without the expensive claw. Not by much, but large manufacturers count pennies. Eventually the full CRF claw returned because of market demand.
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Do you have any particular experience with the PBR-XP .308?
Seems to be some dislike toward the Hogue stock, but as far as I can tell (from internet research anyway), it doesn't seem to negatively affect accuracy, it just doesn't feel right to some people.
So far, from all accounts, the PBR-XP .308 is a reliable, smooth, accurate rifle... right?</div></div>