The ingenious German precision mechanic and gunsmith Hubert Schneider, from Dietingen in Baden-Württemberg, was involved in the development of numerous military/law enforcement firearms designs, as well as hunting and sports guns, which always featured accuracy at the highest level as the common denominator. At Mauser he was already instrumental in the development of the legendary SR86 sniper rifle in the mid-1980s. In addition, the holder of numerous patents at Rheinmetall accompanied complex military projects through to production readiness. He also co-developed the German DSR-1 bullpup sniper rifle from DSR-Precision.
But Hubert Schneider is also a permanent presence in sports, as he also built many Seehuber 300 m match rifles for top shooters in the German national team. His wealth of experience and expertise now flows into his own TTS Xceed sniper/precision rifle, which is the current pinnacle of his work.
All the details of the TTS Xceed multi-caliber sniper rifle
Thanks to its bullpup design with bolt and box magazine located behind the grip, the TTS Xceed has more compact transport dimensions compared to conventional bolt-action rifles with identical barrel length and full ballistic performance.
Available calibers for the TTS Xceed currently include: 6 XC, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5x47 Lapua, .308 Winchester, .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum. On the new German sniper rifle with interchangeable caliber and barrel, the bolt with 6 lugs split into 2 rows locks directly into the barrel. The gun is based on a two-part light-alloy chassis with a lower grip and an upper, long receiver with attached handguard. Due to the well thought-out design, disassembly into the main assemblies as well as caliber conversion are quick and easy. In all offered calibers the stainless steel, fluted Lothar Walther barrels with titanium alloy flash hider are available in 2 lengths. Matched to the respective barrel length, the handguard is also available in 2 lengths.
The stock can be quickly and completely separated from the receiver. After operating a lever, the bolt can be removed. The grip can also be separated from the receiver after loosening two screws. In contrast to other multi-caliber sniper rifles, the bolt head is not changed when changing the caliber, but a complete bolt is inserted instead, supplemented by the barrel and magazine. Like the receiver, the grip is made from aluminum, but has steel inserts in the magazine well in which the sheet steel box magazine snaps into place.
The magazine has a capacity for 5 cartridges in all calibers. It is dimensionally matched to the larger .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge, so the magazines for smaller calibers/cartridges have internal spacers.
Video interview with Hubert Schneider on the occasion of our coverage of IWA OutdoorClassics 2021:
"Made in Germany" accuracy
However, due to the lavish development costs, fine selection of materials, workmanship and minimum tolerances, the TTS Xceed is also likely to be one of the most expensive sniper rifles on the market – price starts at 11,400 euros and a complete caliber change assembly, consisting of bolt, barrel and magazine, is available from 4100 euros.
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