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Hi,

"Artemis" scope mounts :) or AKA "Respect My Authority" scope mount with ambidextrous screws.

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Theis
You mean it mixes left hand screws and right hand screws? Or are the screws both left handed and right handed at the same time? That is awesome!!!
 

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Don’t tell anyone on the hide (might get flamed) but I love a bubble level on the mount.

One less piece of gear to get bumped or adjusted.

I’m guessing with the proprietary chassis, one piece action/rail and serious mount I could just level the scope to the mount and not have to worry
 

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Any chance of package deal possibilities for standard calibers with loaded RCC brass for getting you shooting right away then having the brass for reloading later on?

I'm assuming your super calibers and super tungsten, nano polymer coated, liberal tear inducing, rounds might be a little bit further out?
 

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Any chance of package deal possibilities for standard calibers with loaded RCC brass for getting you shooting right away then having the brass for reloading later on?

I'm assuming your super calibers and super tungsten, nano polymer coated, liberal tear inducing, rounds might be a little bit further out?
Hi,

We have no problem providing loaded and tuned ammunition with RCC brass and projectile of customers choice (Of course barrel specifications would be tailored to the customers projectile choice).

Liberal tears ammunition is still in T&E phase...lots of moving parts on that side of the house!!

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Theis
 

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^^^ missing you on that one
either im getting made fun of and dont get it (not the first time)
or im looking at the wrong pictures?
 

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^^^ missing you on that one
either im getting made fun of and dont get it (not the first time)
or im looking at the wrong pictures?
I think that he means you missed this picture and angle. I know that I did at first and had to go back and read through the last page to find it:

 
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must be a misunderstanding across the board..

i saw the original picture (same as above)

i though 2aB said there WASNT one
 

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@THEIS is the rifle designed off AICS mags ?

AW/AX not compaitable?

Hi,

The Kopis production version runs on AI #6852/6955 Double stack single feed.
The Aspis production version runs on AI #20400 Single stack single feed.
The Phalanx production version runs on AI #4719 Single stack single feed.

Also...We have received a few emails inquiring basically on the same question of "Why is the breech cylinder not designed/used as a "traditional" barrel extension"...

See below image:
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So figured would be great to address that head on in this thread :)

The technical reason(s):
1. We would have to make the entire receiver and consequently the bolt a larger diameter if we had the barrel thread into the "traditional" barrel extension design. But the way this is engineered we can keep the overall size smaller because the barrel extension does not have threads on the inside of it and such. The breech cylinder fits into the receiver body and then is pinned in place but is also held in place via the barrel since the barrel threads into the receiver body directly.

2. We wanted this design so that in the future if we ever wanted to make an aluminum or any other lightweight alloy receiver body we can use the same high strength components as already manufactured.

The philosophical reason(s):
1. We feel the "standard" in the industry of x bolt body diameter in relation to y bolt lug diameter in relation to z receiver diameter adding up to "action strength" is decades too late in being revised. This design does not count on xyz relationship diameters for its' strength; it relies on carefully chosen alloys, tolerances, machining procedures, specific component heat treatment specifications, etc etc to achieve its' strength, durability and reliability.
2. Pretty much nothing on this design and its' procedures are traditional/normal thought process in the industry :).

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Theis
 

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Hi,

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Everyone here at Hoplite Arms hopes all of you are able to sit back and cherish some of the memories you and your families have made this year.

We Thank those that are currently deployed or spinning up for deployment that cannot be with their birth family and wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving with your Military family.

We wish all the LEO and first responders a safe Holiday weekend out on the roads.

Sincerely,
Theis and the entire Hoplite team.

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Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too.

It’s interesting that the turkeys are armed with AK variants. Is that a statement?:unsure:
 

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Exactly...chi-com turkeys (for those of you know The Green Barets by heart)
 

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Spring Black bear hunt for 2021 lined up.

but there will be meat on the table before that.

thinking going back again for wolf hunt in Canada feb-March 2021

Toss this thing in some -30 and snow to see how it works.
 
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Toss this thing in some -30 and snow to see how it works.
Hi,

Well....it was designed, engineered, prototyped and tested in the Finland Winters so no problems should arise :)

Sincerely,
Theis

Many turkeys were consumed during the manufacturing of Hoplite rifles.
Hi,

I actually prefer skinless and boneless sardines to a damn turkey, hahaha

Sincerely,
Theis
 

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Hi,

Well....it was designed, engineered, prototyped and tested in the Finland Winters so no problems should arise :)

Sincerely,
Theis



Hi,

I actually prefer skinless and boneless sardines to a damn turkey, hahaha

Sincerely,
Theis
<<<<<<loves sardines!!!!!



if your new Hoplte rifle shoots awesome but is a bit stinky we’ll know why now!
 

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Hi,

Well, since the Aspis and Kopis parts are all sitting at heat treatment facility, I figured it would be a great time to highlight one of the features of the upcoming Phalanx weapon system receiver......This little improvement allows for better cartridge pickup of the big cases from the AI magazine.

Sincerely,
Theis

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Do I correctly interpret that as a little nub sticking out the bottom of the bolt? If so, the clearance cut in the bottom lug / feed ramp would help prevent damage to the tip of the bullet...
 
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Hi,

As mentioned previously :)

The devil is in the details. Here is "cutaway" of the feed ramps. The enhanced feed design of the bolt lugs and the dual feed ramp design is a perfect combination of minutia coming together for the greater good.

For decades the big guns have had to deal with dinging projectiles due to overall weight of the ammunition, design of the action feeding, the magazine seating specifications, etc etc etc....Now we can move past those nuisances and focus on the environment, wind and target.

Sincerely,
Theis

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Wow Theis, pretty darn cool. I can’t think of anything this innovative since... maybe the Barrett M82, and I think as far as innovation your project goes deeper than that.
The high pressure cartridges can really have a long term effect on the firearms industry! Time will tell, but I’m excited to see where this ends up!!

I was on your website but I didn’t see any Black Friday sales incentives, small business Saturday coupons, or even a cyber Monday flier. You should probably have a talk with your web master!!

Awesome is as awesome does. 😎
 
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I was on your website but I didn’t see any Black Friday sales incentives, small business Saturday coupons, or even a cyber Monday flier. You should probably have a talk with your web master!!
I think @THEIS is already counting on there being an unruly mob waving stacks of cash at him and demanding he take all their money now.
He probably won't need none of that discounting stuff to drive people to snap up all his initial production run... HA!

Here is a picture of me and several others about now as we wait for well.....:
 
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Hi,

Do you have any of the following lol:

Corbin Hydro Press
Hensoldt Spotter 60
CK Arms "Open" in 9mm
Jeep Gladiator with Hemi conversion
24' Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat

Sincerely,
Theis
I’m not at liberty to discuss this on an open and public forum.
Sorry, I’m just not that comfortable with it. I mean, just because they no longer post my photo in the post office doesn’t mean the coast is clear... 😉
 

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He’s actually the exact opposite...

Instead of preorders he mocked me when I threw money at him

Hi,

Wasn't mocking you per say, but more along the lines of the industry as a whole with the "Pre-Order" business models.

Sincerely,
Theis

So, any word on this coming to fruition or is it still a junior high circle jerk around a picture of Kathy Ireland in a swimsuit?
Hi,

LOLOL don't you have some kids running around that need looking out after or some stairs that need to be used as stress relief from taking care of the kids, :)

All Aspis and Kopis parts are at heat treatment and under gas vacuum as I type, lol.

Sincerely,
Theis