Thanks!That's the first version of the foam that was used with the Mod 5. As you can see, the stock is unfolded and you have to remove the silencer before storing the rifle in the case. Snipers tried to leave the silencer on the rifle at all times, since carbon locking would help keep everything aligned or accurate or whatever. They changed the foam to the folding stock type to help accommodate this, since it left enough room in the case for the silencer to remain on the barrel.
Both types of foam are correct for the Mod 5.
anyone sent their MK13 Mod 5 over to Red Bull Armory? I've been waiting on my Mk11 can to send off to another smith, but I just came across some information from another member on one of the forums that Red Bull is able to make the barrel modifications using a CNC machine program from Crane. This is supposed to not require the can for fitment. I was just curious if anyone had used them for this build yet? It'd be nice to have my rifle complete without waiting on this form 4. I want to do my due diligence before shipping off this crazy expensive build kit.
I believe LRI did my Mod 5 on a 5 axis CNC with the same drawing/program and stated the suppressor was required for fitment. That said, I am not sure what the impact is of having the rifle built without the can on hand for machining then attaching it afterwards.
Perhaps it’s a simple matter of excessive POI shift between suppressed and unsuppressed shooting, perhaps there are other considerations.
Maybe @LongRifles Inc. can provide some insight?
I'll put some of this into a better perspective. From 2006 to 2009 I was a security contractor working for Triple Canopy on the Baghdad Embassy Security Contract. I was initially hired as a gun plumber. The contract grew over time to include the REO's (Regional Embassy Offices) scattered throughout the theater. The job metastasized into a courier and traveling range officer gig to these locations as well. (Ankawa, Kurdistan, and Basrah in southern Iraq). This meant I had a lot of interaction with other companies. "Bee Dub" (BlackWater as it was known at the time), and DynCorp. (A bunch of others, but back then there were only 3 able to bid on DoS contracts).
Anyway, BW had the WPPS contract and that mandated DDM's. (Defensive Designated Marksman). Filling that slot required monthly recertification on the weapon systems. The M24 bolt guns and the SR25's from Knight. It was interesting that BW guys only shot the bolt guns for this exercise. You almost never saw the gas guns come out of the cases. Now we move forward to the 2008-ish time frame. BW was in hot water over an incident so they were the focal point of all things from the DoS point of view. The most feared entity in security contracting is not a terrorist or insurgent. It's actually a Department of State Contract Compliance Officer. One stroke of that pen will shut you down and that means millions of dollars per week down the toilet. No shit.
Curious what rings those are?
Interesting. I seem to be getting some binding on the right side of the trigger. The round disk that is part of the safety lever is binding against the chassis.
thats the late case issued with the stiller/imuns guns. You can see your case has a cut provisioned for an imuns rifle. It is enlarged for the imuns and also the bipod being more forward. Many of these cases have Stiller Serials on the outside. The earlier cases, which had the rifle fold in the case, were for the remingtons and cut for the mars and often had G6XX prefix serials marked on outside. Do note, there are some remington/mars folder cases that were chopped for imuns and have rem or stiller serials.
i was looking at that rifle. Beautiful build. I owe you two mod 0's. Im going to need one of those desert sands and one in black. just waiting on Lilja.Random Guy, Desert sand oven cure cerakote was used on his barrel.
I've got this rifle up for sale in the for sale section and on my website.
I know for sure that G6394309 and G6553921 existed as Mk13 Mod 3s at an NSW armory on the east coast in 2009. At that same armory there were some Mk13 Mod 5s (G6553886 and G6553901) with serials lower than the highest Mod 3. One could deduce that they were from the same order of actions from Remington. The G6394XXX and G6553XXX serials represent the very last block of builds of McMillan stocked Mk13s before the Mod 5's took over.
I need to get around to sending my MK13 Mod 5 kit out to RWS. I've still got the jitters about shipping all of that equipment out I guess. Luckily it sounds like RWS doesn't need the can for the barrel contouring as they have a couple MK11 cans to mate up. I'm curious if anyone with those thoroughbred kits has had their rifles built yet. I know there were a bunch of those kits. I was also hoping someone was going to part out the kits too. What I wouldn't do for a stock set of those FDE skins to use instead of my brand new cerakoted FDE skins.