Pork Sword chassis by Black Collar Arms

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Muzzle to hinge I get 18.75" ........No muzzle device, measured from end of threads to end of mount on Pork sword. 9" KAK 9X39 barrel
 
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    Didn't see a thread for these new lightweight, minimalist chassis. $300 gets you a chassis for a R700 receiver, which doesn't include the farend (forend) or stock/brace. I am considering pre-ordering one and doing a 12", 6.8 SPC, SBR build. I think it would make a great rifle to carry when cruising around the lease.
    https://blackcollararms.com/product/pork-sword/

    Here are some of their pictures.

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    300 bucks with no fore end and no stock. Basically, you get practically nothing. By the time you add a decent stock and fore end you are well north of 800 bucks. There are plenty of good chassis for a lot less.
     

    TacT-MecH

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    300 bucks with no fore end and no stock. Basically, you get practically nothing. By the time you add a decent stock and fore end you are well north of 800 bucks. There are plenty of good chassis for a lot less.
    But the other chassis' weigh a lot more and are quite a bit larger... The Pork Sword excels at being minimalistic. Those of us that bought it, did so with that in mind. I wanted a fold-up bolt gun in 300Blackout that fits in a backpack.

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    fdkay

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    But the other chassis' weigh a lot more and are quite a bit larger... The Pork Sword excels at being minimalistic. Those of us that bought it, did so with that in mind. I wanted a fold-up bolt gun in 300Blackout that fits in a backpack.

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    Whatever floats your boat. Personally, I think it's a waste of money. In your case, it works for a highly specialized firearm. I would have just bought an xp 100 and rebarreled to 300 blk.
     
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    TacT-MecH

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    Whatever floats your boat. Personally, I think it's a waste of money. In your case, it works for a highly specialized firearm. I would have just bought an xp 100 and rebarreled to 300 blk.
    I looked at going that route. The xp-100 was more expensive than buying a stripped action and adding the KAK barrel. I have about the cost of the xp-100 as I do in my whole build.
     
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    300 bucks with no fore end and no stock. Basically, you get practically nothing. By the time you add a decent stock and fore end you are well north of 800 bucks. There are plenty of good chassis for a lot less.

    We actually have quite a few customers who have built legit "handguns" on our chassis, meaning no forward accessory and no brace or stock. Handgun hunters who want to use an R700 action and wanted something even more compact and lighter than an XP100 or some other options and wanted a box magazine-fed system, etc etc. Some added our FARend since it's only 2.6 ounces.

    The other design goal was to be as modular as possible. Limiting proprietary attachment systems and avoiding an end-to-end (buttpad to front of the forend) fixed system that can't be changed around. So, it's a Picatinny rail at the rear for attaching pistol braces and shoulder stocks and a Pic rail at the front for attaching forward accessories. Which, yes, right now are only our FARend (Forward Accessory Rod) and we're about to launch our first handguard design in a couple weeks. More handguard options are in the works and we do hope the aftermarket might jump in with other options at some point. Standard Pic rail makes that easy!

    FWIW, getting "well north of $800" would be possible with custom Cerakote but generally won't happen, and you can do an end-to-end setup for half that:
    • Chassis: $300
    • FARend: $65 or upcoming Handguard $185
    • our Stock Option: $199.95 fixed mount $299.95 folding mount ...SIG has compatible stocks starting at like $149
    • KAK pistol brace $65 or SB FS1913 $179
    Every component we make for the chassis is machined here in Texas from domestic 7075 aluminum. Costs a little more than foreign 6061 but we like the results :)
     

    reubenski

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    We actually have quite a few customers who have built legit "handguns" on our chassis, meaning no forward accessory and no brace or stock. Handgun hunters who want to use an R700 action and wanted something even more compact and lighter than an XP100 or some other options and wanted a box magazine-fed system, etc etc. Some added our FARend since it's only 2.6 ounces.

    The other design goal was to be as modular as possible. Limiting proprietary attachment systems and avoiding an end-to-end (buttpad to front of the forend) fixed system that can't be changed around. So, it's a Picatinny rail at the rear for attaching pistol braces and shoulder stocks and a Pic rail at the front for attaching forward accessories. Which, yes, right now are only our FARend (Forward Accessory Rod) and we're about to launch our first handguard design in a couple weeks. More handguard options are in the works and we do hope the aftermarket might jump in with other options at some point. Standard Pic rail makes that easy!

    FWIW, getting "well north of $800" would be possible with custom Cerakote but generally won't happen, and you can do an end-to-end setup for half that:
    • Chassis: $300
    • FARend: $65 or upcoming Handguard $185
    • our Stock Option: $199.95 fixed mount $299.95 folding mount ...SIG has compatible stocks starting at like $149
    • KAK pistol brace $65 or SB FS1913 $179
    Every component we make for the chassis is machined here in Texas from domestic 7075 aluminum. Costs a little more than foreign 6061 but we like the results :)
    Misa wants ...
     

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    We actually have quite a few customers who have built legit "handguns" on our chassis, meaning no forward accessory and no brace or stock. Handgun hunters who want to use an R700 action and wanted something even more compact and lighter than an XP100 or some other options and wanted a box magazine-fed system, etc etc. Some added our FARend since it's only 2.6 ounces.

    The other design goal was to be as modular as possible. Limiting proprietary attachment systems and avoiding an end-to-end (buttpad to front of the forend) fixed system that can't be changed around. So, it's a Picatinny rail at the rear for attaching pistol braces and shoulder stocks and a Pic rail at the front for attaching forward accessories. Which, yes, right now are only our FARend (Forward Accessory Rod) and we're about to launch our first handguard design in a couple weeks. More handguard options are in the works and we do hope the aftermarket might jump in with other options at some point. Standard Pic rail makes that easy!

    FWIW, getting "well north of $800" would be possible with custom Cerakote but generally won't happen, and you can do an end-to-end setup for half that:
    • Chassis: $300
    • FARend: $65 or upcoming Handguard $185
    • our Stock Option: $199.95 fixed mount $299.95 folding mount ...SIG has compatible stocks starting at like $149
    • KAK pistol brace $65 or SB FS1913 $179
    Every component we make for the chassis is machined here in Texas from domestic 7075 aluminum. Costs a little more than foreign 6061 but we like the results :)
    When will this be available in 700 LA LH configuration?
     

    Flightmurse

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    I have thought about going this route for a .300 blk, might pick up a 8” barrel at some point. Right now the CVA scout takedown fills my .300 sub itch.
     

    Blair2020

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    Just wanted to post this for any that are curious. Just finished my Pork Sword build from one of the build kits from Black collar arms. The guys there are great to work with and everything is as promised. I ended up going with a 12" 6.5 CM carbon barrel on my own (virgin) Defiance action. The SB tactical folding braces are super backordered, so I put on a spare folding sig brace. Topped it with a Leupold Mark 5 HD and added an Area 419 brake. I'm getting 2414 fps with 140 gn ELD-M and it shoots sub MOA as far as I can shoot on my ranch (500 yds). It stays supersonic well past 1000 yds and has over 1000 ft/lbs of energy out to 550 yds. I love the integrated arca rail and shot the hog pictured off my tripod standing at 450 yds. Dropped it like a sack of potatoes. Gun is a little heavier than I anticipated and is just over 8 lbs with optic. I do like that I can fold it and it fits INSIDE my backpack. Overall, very happy and hats off to Black Collar Arms for a really cool concept.
     

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    I have been off comms for a while, who offers a carbon fiber blank or pre fit shorter than 16 ? I had trouble finding one a few years ago. One of these would be fun with a titanium action and a lightweight bbl.
     

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    I have been off comms for a while, who offers a carbon fiber blank or pre fit shorter than 16 ? I had trouble finding one a few years ago. One of these would be fun with a titanium action and a lightweight bbl.
    Black Collar Arms gets theirs from X-Caliber.
     

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    Thanks, that Is encouraging news. I saw that x-caliber offered proof CF blanks, I just didn’t have luck sourcing a shorter than 16” blank previously.
     

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    Is anyone unimpressed with Black Colla Arms slow rollout of a stock? They seem to keep missing their expected release dates. Atleast it seems more companies are entering the small chassis market such as JTAC and MDT.
     
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    They’re definitely slow on builds and stock.. but happy with my 10 inch pork sword... and stroke it often
     

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    Cool chassis philosophy, nice to have something a bit different out there.
    Looking forward to the Beef Curtains carrying case to slip it into...
     
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    So I’ve been kicking around building a 18” rifle using a lightweight folding chassis, after looking at the options it kind of boils down to the MPA Ultra Lite or the pork sword with a stock as both the Jtac and the MDT look to be over 3 pounds.
     

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    XLR is less than 2. Just finished a mountain hunting gun based on a Tikka lite.

    Any more word on these cut for Tikka? Been almost 2 years.
     

    BoltActionBrotherhood

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    So I’ve been kicking around building a 18” rifle using a lightweight folding chassis, after looking at the options it kind of boils down to the MPA Ultra Lite or the pork sword with a stock as both the Jtac and the MDT look to be over 3 pounds.
    They is also Indian creek.
    what are your thoughts on the Jtac visually.
    idk I want to like it, something is just off to me I can’t put my thumb on it.
     

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    They is also Indian creek.
    what are your thoughts on the Jtac visually.
    idk I want to like it, something is just off to me I can’t put my thumb on it.
    Yeah the MPA and the MDT look the best to me but they are both heavier than the pork sword by .5 and 1 pounds respectively.
     

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    what are your thoughts on the Jtac visually.
    idk I want to like it, something is just off to me I can’t put my thumb on it.
    FTR I have a 700 w/ 14.5 pinned barrel, 308 in a JTAC chassis. I’ve put some miles on it and it’s a very nice chassis. The sliding stock is very solid and plenty adjustable. I really wanted a pork sword but they just didn’t have all the features I needed... like a folding or collapsible rifle stock, or a long rail up front. Pork Sword rail design is better than JTAC in some regards because it’s square with integrated ARCA, it’s just not long enough. The JTAC rail is a bit more rounded, so it’s a lot easier on the hands to carry in the field. And let’s face it, that’s what most folks are looking for. Wasn’t hard to bolt on an ARCA rail on the bottom.
     

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    FTR I have a 700 w/ 14.5 pinned barrel, 308 in a JTAC chassis. I’ve put some miles on it and it’s a very nice chassis. The sliding stock is very solid and plenty adjustable. I really wanted a pork sword but they just didn’t have all the features I needed... like a folding or collapsible rifle stock, or a long rail up front. Pork Sword rail design is better than JTAC in some regards because it’s square with integrated ARCA, it’s just not long enough. The JTAC rail is a bit more rounded, so it’s a lot easier on the hands to carry in the field. And let’s face it, that’s what most folks are looking for. Wasn’t hard to bolt on an ARCA rail on the bottom.

    What is the weight on the JTAC?
     

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    What is the weight on the JTAC?
    I couldn’t tell you, never weighed it. I like the overall balance with a short heavy barrel, wouldn’t want it to be much lighter than it is now.