Ultimate Range and Accuracy
When we began to approach precision rifles our goal was to build guns that struck the balance between portability and accuracy. At the same time, however, we recognized that there is a broad swath of shooters (ourselves included) who just want to head down to the range and knock on steel as accurately as possible. It is this shooting desired experience that is at the center of our design philosophy for the Pilum T-1. In order to achieve the maximum range and accuracy possible, the T-1 comes standard with our special #7 contour barrel. The barrel is available from 22-26 inches* depending on the intended caliber, user preference, and whether or not regular suppressor use is intended. This rifle, as with all our other precision rifles, will shoot ½ MOA or better with match grade factory ammunition, and may achieve an even higher level of accuracy when using hand loads.
Solid Foundation, Flexible Ergonomics
We chose the rock-solid XLR Evolution chassis as the foundation for the T-1. This chassis, along with the hand bedding applied to every rifle, results in an unshakable shooting platform. However, a durable foundation is not the only helpful feature offered by the Evolution chassis. It also provides a 14” modular, free-floating tubular handguard just in case shooting from an unconventional position is required. The handguard itself works to protect the barrel from accuracy-degrading contact, and 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock modular rail mounting points offer aftermarket attachment support for bipods, range finders, and night optics. Finally, to promote comfort and ease of use on the range, the Pilum incorporates a fully adjustable stock for length of pull, recoil pad height, and cheek rest height, as well as a hand filling pistol grip, and oversized bolt knob.
No Aspect Left Untouched
We believe in what we call an “Intentional Design” philosophy. This means we approach every part of every product we produce with the intention to help it perform its job as well as possible. This approach can be seen in the Pilum. The 4140 chrome-moly, precision-machined action with double pinned recoil lug, is paired with a DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coated bolt assembly which is hand lapped prior to coating. This bolt assembly incorporates specially designed straight fluting which, along with the DLC coating, create a butter smooth action, making this rifle as pleasant to re-chamber as it is to shoot. The enhanced firing pin assembly reduces the lock time to 2.3 milliseconds, reducing rifle disruption while firing. Also assisting in the shooting endeavor itself is either a 3 lb single stage or a 2.5 lb two stage Timney trigger, with trigger blocking safety, as well as a Griffin Armament two chamber muzzle break for maximum recoil mitigation. The Griffin break includes their taper mount system allowing easy use of their line of precision suppressors. To top it all off, a full Cerakote finish is included in the majority of our in-house patterns.
Standard lead time: 4 months
Payment terms: 50% down, 50% at shipment (Shipment can be delayed to 4-month mark by customer if rifle is ready early)
Calibers: .308 Winchester / .260 Remington / 6.5 Creedmoor
Triggers: 3.5lb single stage / 2.5lb two stage (+$40.00)
Muzzle devices: Griffin Armament Paladin Taper Mount Break / Thunder Beast CB Break (+$40.00)
Non-standard calibers are available for an additional $200 (may add 1-2 months to lead time)
Left-handed version available (adds $500.00 and 2-3 months to lead time)
IMPORTANT! This product must be shipped to an FFL (Federal Firearms License) holder. When ordering please include the shipping address of the FFL holder where you intend to pick up your rifle. The address must match the address listed on their actual FFL. After ordering, your order will be placed on hold until a copy of aforementioned FFL is emailed to us for verification purposes.
Complete feature list:
4140 chrome-moly short action with DLC coated bolt
Provides a smooth, and easily cleaned action.
A faster lock time (2.3 milliseconds 11.5% faster than standard 700 style actions) and lighter strike (4.3 in/lbs) produces less disruption to the rifle when firing.
Double pinned recoil lug for greater rigidity and better alignment.
22-26” 5C Rifled Barrel
Barrels are crafted Broughton blanks made from 416R Stainless Steel. They are pull button rifled and stress relieved five times throughout the production process. Then each barrel is hand lapped with a uniform land and groove diameter up to 0.0001" from breech to muzzle.
5C rifling (Canted Lands) provides higher muzzle velocities, increased bore hardness, and extended barrel life. Rifling twist rate varies with cartridge and caliber selection.
Available in either 3lb single stage, or 2.5lb two stage configurations.
Every Timney trigger is made from a solid block of heat treated steel, so there's no connector bar to come loose.
Additionally, each trigger comes with a trigger blocking safety, meaning there's no way to move the trigger when it's on safe.
XLR Evolution Chassis
6061 T6 aluminum chassis.
Large trigger guard for easier gloved use.
Large Bolt Knob
Eases use of the action with gloves.
Premium Muzzle Break
The Griffin Armament two chamber, QPQ Nitride coated, Paladin muzzle break comes standard, and is compatible with all Griffin Armament taper mount suppressors.
Also available is the two chamber, Thunder Beast CB Break, which is Ion Bond coated, and compatible with all Thunder Beast quick detach suppressors.
Fully Adjustable Stock
Adjustable for length of pull, cheek rest height, and recoil pad height.
Quick-detach flush cup mounts.
Set up for ambidextrous use.
14” Aluminum Handguard
Pic rail attachment points
Takes Standard AI Magazines
The chassis and action accept both standard AICS magazines as well as AW double stack magazines.
The magazine catch/release is ambidextrous for easy use from either side of the rifle.
Custom Cerakote Finish
Customer choice of standard patterns included. Premium patterns available (contact us for pricing).
Length: 43.5” (Max length of pull) 39.5” (Min length of pull)
Rifle (No optic)
Polymer carry case
One AICS Short Action P-Mag
XLR picatinny rail adapter (5.5”)
XLR quick detach sling mount
Standard sling swivel stud / bipod mount
*Weight and overall length are determined with an 22" barrel. (Recommended barrel length varies based on caliber and application.)