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Old 05-22-2019, 7:31 PM
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Anyone have The Fix by Q? Shot one?

Whatís your impression? As good as the price suggests?






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Old 05-22-2019, 8:23 PM
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Heard the accuracy leaves a lot to be desired, lot of drama with the original barrel manufacturer, heavy bolt lift issues. I haven’t shot one personally but I’d rather spend that kind of money on a custom gun.
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Most things sold by Q seem overpriced to me.

Just from the description the Fix seems kind of weird, like an AR-308 with a bolt handle. The bolt lift is very short, like it has an AR multi-lug bolt. It uses the AR-10 magazine too.

Beanz, what's your plan for it?
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Old 05-22-2019, 9:02 PM
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Saw one in the wild last week. Very interesting rifle. It was a 16" 6.5CM Guy couldn't hit crap with it but very well have been the shooter as conditions that weekend were very bad. 25+ gusts of wind. Very spendy but very cool concept.
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Beanz, what's your plan for it?
Nothing particular. Just getting tired of waiting for the Siete.


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Saw one in the wild last week. Very interesting rifle. It was a 16" 6.5CM Guy couldn't hit crap with it but very well have been the shooter as conditions that weekend were very bad. 25+ gusts of wind. Very spendy but very cool concept.
That's a weirdly short barrel for a Creedmoor.

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Nothing particular. Just getting tired of waiting for the Siete.

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I saw an older gentlemen shot it at LA shooting range a few weeks ago. He was nice and invited me to try to shoot it. I didn’t shoot it but play with it a bit. It felt a bit awkward. The bolt lift and design are not my cup of tea for sure. The bolt is also kind of rough. But again, I’m not a pro so maybe the gun is better than me.

With a price of $3k for that rifle, I have a list of different manufactures or custom rifles that I would pick.
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WhiteMamba who posts here from time to time uses one for shooting pigs so maybe he will chime in?
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Larue Siete. Another mostly discussed, never seen gun.


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WhiteMamba who posts here from time to time uses one for shooting pigs so maybe he will chime in?
I've spun up two Bartlein blanks for his Fix. He's a precision shooter so he wants accuracy. The rifle is interesting, and if you like the ergonomics of an AR then by all means. In shines as a light and compact hunting rifle, exactly what Mamba uses it for. Any other purpose and is has shortcomings.
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I've spun up two Bartlein blanks for his Fix. He's a precision shooter so he wants accuracy. The rifle is interesting, and if you like the ergonomics of an AR then by all means. In shines as a light and compact hunting rifle, exactly what Mamba uses it for. Any other purpose and is has shortcomings.
Completely agree. I would only use one as a light hunter, but I believe there are better choices for the money in that role as well.
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Larue Siete. Another mostly discussed, never seen gun.


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Heh, never even seen it discussed, obv.

Why look for the weird when there's a metric crapton of really good bolt guns on the market? This is basically the golden age of that kind of rifle. You can even find custom grade rifles built on thousand dollar actions on sale from time to time.
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In shines as a light and compact hunting rifle, exactly what Mamba uses it for.
I own one, and this is exactly why I bought it. I'm very happy with it, it's probably my favorite gun to shoot.

The light weight nature of the rifle really amplifies your inconsistencies as a shooter, but I think that applies to any light weight bolt gun. I think that's where a lot of the accuracy complaints come from. I think an experienced shooter who shoots well, can do so with most any platform. Beginner shooters/hunters buy this rifle and expect it to shoot ragged holes when their form is crap.

I also agree, if you're looking for a gun to shoot from a bench or maybe PRS style events this is not the gun for you. You'll probably be disappointed.

If you really get down to the details of the rifle, there's nothing on the market that is currently like it in my opinion, others will likely disagree. I think Christensen Arms MPR is a close competitor that has similar features and over all weight.

There aren't a lot of rifles out their with similar weight characteristics and modularity. It's up for you to decide what features are important.
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I've spun up two Bartlein blanks for his Fix. He's a precision shooter so he wants accuracy. The rifle is interesting, and if you like the ergonomics of an AR then by all means. In shines as a light and compact hunting rifle, exactly what Mamba uses it for. Any other purpose and is has shortcomings.
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Completely agree. I would only use one as a light hunter, but I believe there are better choices for the money in that role as well.
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I own one, and this is exactly why I bought it. I'm very happy with it, it's probably my favorite gun to shoot.

The light weight nature of the rifle really amplifies your inconsistencies as a shooter, but I think that applies to any light weight bolt gun. I think that's where a lot of the accuracy complaints come from. I think an experienced shooter who shoots well, can do so with most any platform. Beginner shooters/hunters buy this rifle and expect it to shoot ragged holes when their form is crap.

I also agree, if you're looking for a gun to shoot from a bench or maybe PRS style events this is not the gun for you. You'll probably be disappointed.

If you really get down to the details of the rifle, there's nothing on the market that is currently like it in my opinion, others will likely disagree. I think Christensen Arms MPR is a close competitor that has similar features and over all weight.

There aren't a lot of rifles out their with similar weight characteristics and modularity. It's up for you to decide what features are important.
Much appreciated your input, sirs!

I was looking for a long range target shooting gun and I don't hunt. The low weight and AR-style controls are nice, but looks like this is not the one.


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Heh, never even seen it discussed, obv.

Why look for the weird when there's a metric crapton of really good bolt guns on the market? This is basically the golden age of that kind of rifle. You can even find custom grade rifles built on thousand dollar actions on sale from time to time.
I'll keep looking. Those GA Precision offerings are nice. At those prices, I better do some careful research.

Below is one of the prototypes of Larue Siete, this one in 300WM. Some have been shown in wood stocks too.




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Below is one of the prototypes of Larue Siete, this one in 300WM. Some have been shown in wood stocks too.

That's an Accuracy International AX Chassis/Stock, if you really like the looks of it you could literally buy one today and put any number of quality bolt actions in it and have a very high quality/accurate setup right now without waiting for Larue to maybe make a bolt gun.

It really is a good time to be shopping for precision rifles, there's a lot of quality companies bringing actions to market and it's driving costs down.
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To me the best part of an AI is the action, not the chassis.

Beanz, take a look at the Masterpiece Arms Precision Match Rifle, which is their version of the PRS Production rifle (has to be $2k max msrp). When they first brought it out it used a Savage action, but now it uses a 3 lug MPA/Curtis action, whatever that means. If it's anything like the Axiom action they use in their more expensive rifles, 2 grand is a bargain. Those things run like glass.
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Where are you located?
You might be better off having BillyGoat Machine just put a barrel on an action and dropping it into whatever chassis you like.
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You might be better off having BillyGoat Machine just put a barrel on an action and dropping it into whatever chassis you like.
SF Bay Area during the week, near Reno on the weekends.

Hmmm, a custom rifle is starting to look better from what I'm reading...


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When you finish your laundry list of features you want, take a look into the market and compare to what you can buy from factory offerings. It might be that you can get most of what you want right off the shelf and only need to make a few tweaks. It's almost always a lot cheaper and faster way to go.
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SF Bay Area during the week, near Reno on the weekends.

Hmmm, a custom rifle is starting to look better from what I'm reading...


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SF Bay Area during the week, near Reno on the weekends.

Hmmm, a custom rifle is starting to look better from what I'm reading...


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Give me a call anytime tuesday-friday. Mornings right after 10:00am are best before I'm on a machine or in the paint booth. My lead times are weeks instead of months right now if your interested in going the custom route.
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SF Bay Area during the week, near Reno on the weekends.

Hmmm, a custom rifle is starting to look better from what I'm reading...
Gather up all your parts and make an appointment with me for a build day and the metal work is all done that day.
I have a guy coming down from San Jose this morning for a full build with truing a 700 reciever, fitting a pne piece bolt, rebarrelling and parkerizing.
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I own one, and this is exactly why I bought it. I'm very happy with it, it's probably my favorite gun to shoot.

The light weight nature of the rifle really amplifies your inconsistencies as a shooter, but I think that applies to any light weight bolt gun. I think that's where a lot of the accuracy complaints come from. I think an experienced shooter who shoots well, can do so with most any platform. Beginner shooters/hunters buy this rifle and expect it to shoot ragged holes when their form is crap.

I also agree, if you're looking for a gun to shoot from a bench or maybe PRS style events this is not the gun for you. You'll probably be disappointed.

If you really get down to the details of the rifle, there's nothing on the market that is currently like it in my opinion, others will likely disagree. I think Christensen Arms MPR is a close competitor that has similar features and over all weight.

There aren't a lot of rifles out their with similar weight characteristics and modularity. It's up for you to decide what features are important.
it's hard to find a 308 bolt action that takes SR25 mags. only the MVP and RPR are under this one's price point. RPR is closest with a folding stock and AR parts
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WhiteMamba is near Petaluma and shoots at circleS quite a bit. You could probably check out his fix by Q first hand then decide how to proceed.
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Iím having Marc at Spartan Precision Rifles build me a rifle, it isnít cheap but heís a good guy and will build you whatever you want. Iíd rather have a custom gun than an off the shelf Fix or LaRue rifle.
Buying a rifle of this quality is like buying a suit. There are jackets and pants you can find at Ross or whatever that you might be able to match. Then, there are stores like Macy's Nordstrom's, or similar, which I would equate to the Fix. Both of these categories will work just fine if you are both willing to compromise and are of average build/height that fits into their ranges.

If you have the means, then you can get a custom suit tailored to you. This is where people like Marc come into play. You have a list of specific things you want of your rifle, Marc will make it work with quality and accuracy. He stands behind his work, and you will get exactly what you want. While his wait time is potentially longer than other smiths, it's well worth it. If you are in the bay area, I highly suggest you take advantage of being in each other's backyard and get in touch with him. Feel free to PM me, and I can meet you there. I'm there pretty frequently anyway, planning more builds.

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