Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ugly Gun Sunday



The Ashbury ASW338LM Sniper Rifle:

"Engineered around the versatile .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge, Ashbury’s ASW338LM is based on the combination of a Surgeon XL bolt action receiver and the SABER-FORSST modular stock chassis system. This sniper system enables shots on enemy targets and lightly armored threats out to 1,500 yards. The ASW stock can be folded and extended, while incorporating an adjustable cheek piece and folding monopod. The composite forend includes a monolithic top rail, a thermal heat management system and side rails that are co-bore aligned. Bullets are sent out of a Rock Creek 416 5R Pinnacle barrel with an optional muzzle brake or suppressor system. The manufacturers report sub-MOA accuracy with RUAG target ammunition beyond 1,500 yards. For more information, visit www.ashburyintlgroup.com."

As our contributing reader noted:

"This thing looks like a blind man dragged a Remington 700 through the parts bins at Rock River."

Personally, I think it looks like a left-over prop from the Transformers movie.

A big thanks to Ed for the heads up on this!

4 comments:

BobG said...

It looks sort of like someone tried to make a steampunk rifle, and all they had to work with was Leggos.

MauserMedic said...

BobG,

When the only human physical contribution to making a gun is assembling parts that are computer-molded/computer-machined, you end up with something like this. I'm sure it's reliable, accurate, and durable. But it doesn't have any soul.

DirtCrashr said...

It's so tactical I can't even read the marketing blurb without crossing my eyes!

CocaCola4blood said...

Great for sniping as long as your surrounding environemt resembles the inside of a pimps house.