Luke Cuenco 10.05.22
Faxon Firearms has just dropped its latest offering to the firearms market with the introduction of its new OVERWATCH 8.6 BLK rifle. The new rifle chambered in the non-SAMMI Spec 8.6 BLK round will be available initially in a 16″ rifle configuration but will eventually also be available in a pistol configuration with a shorter barrel. Independent research and load data have shown 8.6 BLK to perform well out of a broad spectrum of barrel lengths and is capable of dropping large game like elk and mule deer at distances exceeding 200-yards without issue.
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The New OVERWATCH 8.6 BLK Bolt Action Rifle from Faxon Firearms
OVERWATCH 8.6 BLK Specifications:
- Faxon 16″ 1:3 Twist 8.6 BLK Barrel w/ Thread Protector, Taper Adapter, and Remage-Style Nut
- Muzzle threaded M18x1.5mm for use with any AI standard muzzle device or suppressor mount
- MDT LSS XL Gen 2 Chassis
- Faxon TAC 30 Action & Bolt by Stiller
- AICS Mag Compatible
- Timney Elite Hunter 510-V2 Trigger
- B5 Precision Collapsible Stock
- B5 Pistol Grip
Weights & Dimensions:
- Weight: 7.61 lbs
- Length: 35.375″
- Depth: 8″
- Width: 1.5″
It’s quite interesting to see a company release a firearm that is chambered in a non-SAMMI spec cartridge offering but personally, I’m all for it. The First Edition rifle is being offered only in a 16″ model that will come standard with a 1:3 twist rate, M18x1.5mm threaded barrel, and a load of other high-end components like a Timney Elite Hunter trigger. The new 8.6 BLK First Edition Bolt Action rifle will cost $3,399.00 from the Faxon Firearms website, for more information you can visit https://faxonfirearms.com/. This rifle would work perfectly for anyone who likes to hand load cartridges and is looking for an ultra-quiet, high-end hunting or scout rifle.
Not content with merely making barrels for the new 8.6 Blackout, Faxon Firearms has recently released the Overwatch rifle series, looking to combine top-quality bolt-action rifle building with the 8.6 Blackout caliber. Today we’re breaking down the two versions of the Overwatch Tactical.
The Overwatch is available in a more traditional style with the Overwatch Hunter, as well as two flavors of chassis builds in the Overwatch Tactical, in a 16″ barreled rifle and a 12″ barreled/braced pistol.