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just passing through. is the WSM bolt/mag going to happen, or just SH rumor?

on the fence as I scale down heavier weapons and a mag bolt face may just do it. understand mag COAL limitations, but from what pics I see, the port is actually bigger than magazine itself? maybe could single load longer rds for that twice a year I would get to shoot past 1200
 

Akdodge88

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Not sure what happened at Q with the sling swivels, but they had lots of trouble with them so I guess they went this route to at least get some out. Not elegant at all, but I like how low profile and lightweight they are. My only gripe with them is the hex fastener. One of the selling points that Q made originally was that only a t25 was needed. When I asked them about it, they said something along the lines of, "The shop didn't have any T25's, so we went with this."
That was one of my gripes as well. I am also having issues finding a QD sling that stays attached..... it’s too low profile to work with the proof barrel unless mounted in the farthest forward two positions. My QD sling holds tight in the stock, but pull out of of the rail attachment pretty easy.
 

claytonm

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just passing through. is the WSM bolt/mag going to happen, or just SH rumor?
I am fairly certain that 300 WSM was announced by Q as a caliber they were going to offer for the Fix. Here is a TFB article, but I don't really know of an official statement: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/01/31/q-hq-fix/

My guess is that Q is really preoccupied with creating their new hotness, the 8.6 Creedmoor, and we'll likely see that released before 300 WSM. It has been hard enough to find any of the current offering's barrels, and the barrel nut wrench has been out of stock for weeks if not months at this point. At the same time they also have irons in the fire for the Mini Fix, an R700 Fix chassis, a bipod, and suppressors, it's hard to see how soon we'll see more love for their fullsize Fix.

This is 100% my armchair speculation though, from following them on social media and being generally interested in the company as a whole. I could be completely wrong.
 
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Just reporting back with some great customer service experience. Sent my Fix back for the heavy bolt lift issue, they got it back to me within a week. Opened the package up and there was a brand new barrel on my Fix as well. They did forget to send my cherry bomb back with the gun, so I emailed them back and they overnighted a cherry bomb and a bottle rocket to me along with some stickers and lets be honest who doesn't like free stickers!
 
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Just reporting back with some great customer service experience. Sent my Fix back for the heavy bolt lift issue, they got it back to me within a week. Opened the package up and there was a brand new barrel on my Fix as well. They did forget to send my cherry bomb back with the gun, so I emailed them back and they overnighted a cherry bomb and a bottle rocket to me along with some stickers and lets be honest who doesn't like free stickers!
Hi esw004,

Glad they got you fixed up, they have been very helpful for me on the couple of minor issues I have had (broke the little plastic backer tightening down the cheek-piece screw too much and lost a spring from the grip lol...both quickly replaced).

Was there a note or other explanation for the new barrel? Did it have something to do with the heavy bolt lift fix? Was anything different about the barrel or was it the same (caliber/contour/maker etc.)? Just curious, please let me know if you have a sec. Have a good one!

-TSean
 
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Hi esw004,

Glad they got you fixed up, they have been very helpful for me on the couple of minor issues I have had (broke the little plastic backer tightening down the cheek-piece screw too much and lost a spring from the grip lol...both quickly replaced).

Was there a note or other explanation for the new barrel? Did it have something to do with the heavy bolt lift fix? Was anything different about the barrel or was it the same (caliber/contour/maker etc.)? Just curious, please let me know if you have a sec. Have a good one!

-TSean
The invoice I got back had the Date and Activity as Line Item Headers.

Under the Activity header it said
FIX-SPECIAL
The Serial Number
RAM Return to Customer

There was no other explanation. In retrospect I honestly think they have mixed my RMA up with another persons. All I know is it went in with a very scuffed up 6.5 22" Bartlein/Tooley barrel and came back with a standard 6.5 22" Q Barrel.
 
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htowncoog

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Just reporting back with some great customer service experience. Sent my Fix back for the heavy bolt lift issue, they got it back to me within a week. Opened the package up and there was a brand new barrel on my Fix as well. They did forget to send my cherry bomb back with the gun, so I emailed them back and they overnighted a cherry bomb and a bottle rocket to me along with some stickers and lets be honest who doesn't like free stickers!
Mine feels like it is heavy to lift as well. I thought it was a matter of maybe breaking it in. Didn’t know others were having same issue.
 

.30kal

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The invoice I got back had the Date and Activity as Line Item Headers.

Under the Activity header it said
FIX-SPECIAL
The Serial Number
RAM Return to Customer

There was no other explanation. In retrospect I honestly think they have mixed my RMA up with another persons. All I know is it went in with a very scuffed up 6.5 22" Bartlein/Tooley barrel and came back with a standard 6.5 22" Q Barrel.
Did they actually fix the bolt lift issue? I've got about 200 rds through one of the original pre-orders and it hasn't lightened up much, so I'm thinking of getting a RA number.
 
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That was one of my gripes as well. I am also having issues finding a QD sling that stays attached..... it’s too low profile to work with the proof barrel unless mounted in the farthest forward two positions. My QD sling holds tight in the stock, but pull out of of the rail attachment pretty easy.
What swivels are you using? I have just paid $50 and don’t want it failing on me.
 

htowncoog

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I can now lift the bolt with my pinky. 100% worth sending it in.
Don't mean to sound stupid but can you lift it with your pinky with magazine, ammo, and round in chamber with your pinky?

I can lift my bolt w/o any ammo in magazine and it is smooth but once I insert a magazine w/ammo and chamber a round it is super heavy.
 
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The invoice I got back had the Date and Activity as Line Item Headers.

Under the Activity header it said
FIX-SPECIAL
The Serial Number
RAM Return to Customer

There was no other explanation. In retrospect I honestly think they have mixed my RMA up with another persons. All I know is it went in with a very scuffed up 6.5 22" Bartlein/Tooley barrel and came back with a standard 6.5 22" Q Barrel.
Hi esw004,

Thank you for explaining. Sheesh I am not sure how I would feel about them swapping out my barrel without at least asking first and an explanation. When you say "scuffed up" you mean externally? How many rounds did you have down it/how was the accuracy? Have you shot the new barrel and is everything still good? I would want to know who made the barrel as well...although if it shoots well and is just a nice fresh barrel then all's well that ends well I suppose!

-TSean
 
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Hi esw004,

Thank you for explaining. Sheesh I am not sure how I would feel about them swapping out my barrel without at least asking first and an explanation. When you say "scuffed up" you mean externally? How many rounds did you have down it/how was the accuracy? Have you shot the new barrel and is everything still good? I would want to know who made the barrel as well...although if it shoots well and is just a nice fresh barrel then all's well that ends well I suppose!

-TSean
If it was only cosmetically scuffed I think I'd be a little ticked about getting back a standard barrel when you had a bartlien/tooley before considering it's a $200 upgrade last I looked.
 

wes1

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Haven't shot off it yet, only played with it at the house, but it offers everything I want at great price.
Looking forward to comparing to my ATLAS(s)
 

Akdodge88

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What swivels are you using? I have just paid $50 and don’t want it failing on me.
They were included on my Magpul sling. They definitely seem to lock in no problem with the 16” .308 barrel, but not so much when I install my 6.5proof barrel. So I’m wondering if it protrudes just enough inside the hand guard, even on the second position back, that it touches the barrel and isn’t getting a positive lock. I carried my fix last weekend on a several mile ATV ride through the mountains, and didn’t have it pop off. So I may try again with the proof barrel to see what happens.
 

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They were included on my Magpul sling. They definitely seem to lock in no problem with the 16” .308 barrel, but not so much when I install my 6.5proof barrel. So I’m wondering if it protrudes just enough inside the hand guard, even on the second position back, that it touches the barrel and isn’t getting a positive lock. I carried my fix last weekend on a several mile ATV ride through the mountains, and didn’t have it pop off. So I may try again with the proof barrel to see what happens.
Thanks for the info. I have also got a proof barrel on route. I’m kinda thinking a simple QD cup on the side of the hand rail would have been a better option. It’s done now so I’ll see how I get on when it lands. Can you post some more photos of your set up.
 

.30kal

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Zero effort load dev with the Fix. Took my load (140 ELD, 42.2 gr H4350, 1x Prime Brass, 210Ms) for another rifle and got this (I dropped the 5th shot so it should have been better):

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Bolt lift seems a little better now that I’m over 200rds. Haven’t been as successful with an all copper hunting load (Barnes 127 LRX) thus far w/H4350. Going to try Superformance and RL16.
 
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Zero effort load dev with the Fix. Took my load (140 ELD, 42.2 gr H4350, 1x Prime Brass, 210Ms) for another rifle and got this (I dropped the 5th shot so it should have been better):

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Bolt lift seems a little better now that I’m over 200rds. Haven’t been as successful with an all copper hunting load (Barnes 127 LRX) thus far w/H4350. Going to try Superformance and RL16.
I had almost the same experience 42.5 h4350 with a 140amax, eld or 143 eld-x all shoot great and about 2725fps
 

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They were included on my Magpul sling. They definitely seem to lock in no problem with the 16” .308 barrel, but not so much when I install my 6.5proof barrel. So I’m wondering if it protrudes just enough inside the hand guard, even on the second position back, that it touches the barrel and isn’t getting a positive lock. I carried my fix last weekend on a several mile ATV ride through the mountains, and didn’t have it pop off. So I may try again with the proof barrel to see what happens.
That is exactly correct.

I have a 308 Proof barrel and the QD sling moutn has to be fairly far forward, otherwise the swivel protrudes deep enough to touch the barrel and not lock in properly.

I was going to look at a bunch of QD swivels to see if some protrude less than others, but I havn't gotten to it yet.

 

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I got one yesterday at like 930 in fort worth soon as they opened. Definitely need to swap the pistol grip out. I was kinda surprised they didn't include a QD slot up front. Will be fun taking on the deer and elk hunts.
 
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I shamelessly roll kahles on everything. I really like the magpul bipods so far. I got a pair just to see what they were all about and now they're my favorite.
 
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Can we get some more chat about the Fix!!!

I am waiting ITAR approvals and need my fix as I’m still waiting to get hands on.

So let’s see some groups and preferred loads. I have got a 20” 6.5 creedmoor bartlein barrel and a 24” 6.5 Proof research barrel coming. Along with one of the light weight .308 bartlein barrels.
 

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I have a 24" Proof and 16" Bartlein barrels, both in 308. I've been mostly shooting factory ammo so far, but I finally got some Badlands Precision bullets in, so I am starting proper load development. I should have some idea of how they do shortly. My plan is to develop a good hunting load using their 150gr Bulldozer and a precision load with the 155gr ICBM. I ahve used their bullets in other calibers and they are spectacularly consistent.

Also, since they have a fairly short bearing surface, they do not seem overly sensitive to overpressure. I might also develop a load with some less expensive 155gr bullet for practice, but that can wait for now.

For the time being, I am going to just experiment with the 24" Proof barrel. The 16" Bartlein can wait. Besides, with the 8.6CM coming out, I might get a 16" barrel in that caliber and divest the 308" Bartlein barrel I have.

Still the best boltgun I've ever owned.



ILya
 
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Ilya great to know it’s the best bolt rifle you have owned. Especially as it was a toss up for me between this and a DTA.

Any chance of a photo of your Fix with your March 3-24-42??? I’m thinking my 5-20X50 Schmidt ultra short may be too heavy.
 

J-Hon

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I really like mine as a 308; wasn't really feeling it with the 22" 6.5CM barrel:



SS 3-15 works for now, as it's pretty light (24oz). Been wanting to check out a March or a Premier Light Tactical as a replacement, as those are really the only other lighter weight optics that I know of. Seems silly to top this with a 40+oz behemoth. Those Burris rings are cool, as you can get 40MOA worth of cant out of them alone.

Really like the short rail... it saves a little weight up front, and doesn't cut the absolute shit out of my hand. The original rail on mine was crazy sharp and caused me to bleed whenever I'd shoot off a barricade (which was pretty damn often). Not sure I get the get the issue with the QD mount, mine works fine and looks fine to me?

Definitely prefer to keep the rifle as light/handy as possible - I think it excels there. As a heavyweight setup, I felt like it didn't have as much to offer. The forend isn't wide/flat/stable enough, attachment points (and attachments) are non-existent, and the stock can neither balance out much weight up front, nor does it ride bags very well. As compared to say.... a KRG or MPA chassis, or a Manners. Doesn't mean it's 'bad', it's just the current configuration really doesn't seem optimized for that kind of setup (which was obvious from the pictures at the start, IMO).

It's a cool rifle, I'm happy with mine. I still think the receiver design is one of the best ideas going - Would truly change the world if it was licensed out and accessible to others.
 
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koshkin

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I really like mine as a 308; wasn't really feeling it with the 22" 6.5CM barrel:




SS 3-15 works for now, as it's pretty light (24oz). Been wanting to check out a March or a Premier Light Tactical as a replacement, as those are really the only other lighter weight optics that I know of. Seems silly to top this with a 40+oz behemoth. Those Burris rings are cool, as you can get 40MOA worth of cant out of them alone.

Really like the short rail... it saves a little weight up front, and doesn't cut the absolute shit out of my hand. The original rail on mine was crazy sharp and caused me to bleed whenever I'd shoot off a barricade (which was pretty damn often). Not sure I get the get the issue with the QD mount, mine works fine and looks fine to me?

Definitely prefer to keep the rifle as light/handy as possible - I think it excels there. As a heavyweight setup, I felt like it didn't have as much to offer. The forend isn't wide/flat/stable enough, attachment points (and attachments) are non-existent, and the stock can neither balance out much weight up front, nor does it ride bags very well. As compared to say.... a KRG or MPA chassis, or a Manners. Doesn't mean it's 'bad', it's just the current configuration really doesn't seem optimized for that kind of setup (which was obvious from the pictures at the start, IMO).

It's a cool rifle, I'm happy with mine. I still think the receiver design is one of the best ideas going - Would truly change the world if it was licensed out and accessible to others.
Premier Light Tactical does not exist any more, but its spiritual successor (and a better scope overall) is Tangent Theta TT315M. I had it on the Fix for a while and it is an exceedingly good match for the gun:

 

wes1

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Had a few free minutes today, and finally zeroed my fix.
Shot 30 rds of Factory Federal 130 Gr Berger hybrids. Avg velocity is 2850.
Great gun, super accurate.
Only small gripe is....I would like a more comfortable pad.
Err, math was off....average was 2893
 

claytonm

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SS 3-15 works for now, as it's pretty light (24oz). Been wanting to check out a March or a Premier Light Tactical as a replacement, as those are really the only other lighter weight optics that I know of. Seems silly to top this with a 40+oz behemoth. Those Burris rings are cool, as you can get 40MOA worth of cant out of them alone.
I have the SS 3-15 on mine as well, I think it is pretty solid at it's pricepoint, and agree that it's light. Can we get a pic of your setup w/ the short rail? I am debating picking one of them up for mine. I am hoping to pick up the MK5 HD 3.6-18 or that new Eotech 5-25 in the next year hopefully.

Magpul pic rail bipod is arriving today. I ordered one as a stopgap while I wait to see what Q's eventual offering looks like.