Shaw Precision Guns Unveils New Mark X Rifle

Copyright 2011 Craig Thompson

Bridgeville, PA: From Shaw Precision Guns, a division of E. R. Shaw, America's largest independent manufacturer of gun barrels, comes the new Mark X, an evolutionary upgrade of the Mark VII bolt action rifle that sets new standards in custom rifle affordability. Gun-savvy consumers can order online or in person at the company's retail store what is essentially a custom rifle in their choice of barrel lengths from 16.25" to 26" in two different contours. Over 100 chamberings are offered from .17 through .458 in both commercial and wildcat calibers.

The new Mark X differs from the Mark VII in that it features both cosmetic and functional improvements, among them, a ¼" thick integral recoil lug, an attractive flat-sided patented receiver with an integral Picatinny scope mount base, and controlled-round feeding. Also, the highly acclaimed AccuTrigger is standard, as is a 5-rd. detachable magazine and a laminated stock in a choice of brown or black.

Essentially, the E. R. Shaw Mark X is a custom, made-to-order rifle, yet its MSRP starts at $1399 for the basic blued chrome-moly version with laminated stock. Options include stainless steel barrels and actions, left hand actions, Timney trigger, high polish or matte metal finish, a Grade 5 checkered walnut stock, barrel fluting, and Shaw's patented spiral fluting are additional-cost options. www.ershawbarrels.com