Suppressor and tactical firearm specialists Brugger and Thomet and B&T USA have just announced its new and improved integrally suppressed SPR300 Pro, a compact, bolt-action takedown rifle chambered for .300 AAC Blackout and .300 Whisper.
A chassis rifle, the SPR300 Pro is intended for rapid deployment and close-range work. This short-barreled rifle has clear military and police appeal, but will also do well as a medium game hunting rifle and, of course, having tons of fun with at the range.
While at a glance, the SPR300 Pro is about the same size as a carbine, but it is a short-barreled rifle under the suppressor housing. The rifle has a 9.8-inch barrel and an enormous expansion chamber, in order to achieve sound pressure levels as low as 121 decibels. B&T USA says it’s “air rifle” quiet.
In addition, the rifle can be disassembled for storage and transportation very discreetly. The adjustable stock folds to the side and the suppressor housing can be removed, shrinking the overall length of the SPR300 Pro to just the barreled action and chassis.
As advertised, the SPR300 Pro should disassemble and reassemble without affecting the accuracy or imposing any shift in the point of impact, which is critical for a rifle like this. The SPR300 also features a compact, quick-detach bipod, and it can all pack away into a tidy case with room to spare.
The SPR300 Pro comes with a Timney single-stage Elite Hunter trigger, adjustable from 1.5 to 4 pounds. The factory barrel has a 1-in-8 twist in order to stabilize a wide range of projectiles, although some shooters are likely to want to swap it for dedicated subsonic shooting.
The SPR300 Pro is compatible with AR-style buttstocks and pistol grips, and it uses ordinary AR-15-pattern magazines. These are also fairly personalized components, so there are lots and lots of options for customization here.
It has a split rail, one on the action for optics and one on the forend for night or thermal vision devices. The forend also provides a quad rail for other accessories. The SPR300 Pro has six quick-detach sling points for a sling, including two on the removable buttstock with the other four on the chassis.
If there’s going to be one caveat, it’s the price. While B&T USA hasn’t revealed the Pro’s MSRP, the original version typically retailed between $5,000 and $6,000, and it’s likely that the Pro’s market will be just as rarified.
The SPR300 Pro isn’t the only integrally-suppressed gun currently offered by B&T USA. They also make the B&T Station Six, a modern successor to the iconic Welrod. For more info about these guns and the rest of the B&T lineup, check them out online.