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Zel Custom Manufacturing Introduces the Tactilite T2

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Zel Custom Manufacturing introduces the Tactilite T2, a magazine-fed, bolt-action .50 BMG conversion for AR-15 style rifles. The T2 utilizes a side-mounted magazine design (similar to a Sten gun) on Zel Custom’s unique steel billet upper receiver. As a “firearms accessory”, the Tactilite T2 .50 BMG conversion kit requires no special paperwork, background check, or waiting period.

“The T2 was developed in response to law enforcement feedback to our single-shot T1,” said Michael Brendzel, president of Zel Custom Manufacturing. “However, consumer demand has already exceeded expectations.”

The T2 receiver is CNC-machined from solid 4140 steel bar stock, heat treated for greater strength and durability, and features an integrated scope rail, for superior accuracy. The T2 comes standard with a 7075 aluminum quad-rail, black CeraKote finish and one 5-round Accuracy International magazine. Available options include choice of Mossberg or Lothar-Walther barrels, choice of barrel contour and choice of right- or left-handed receiver. Prices start at $2298.

Tactilite T2 and Tactilite T1 (single-shot) uppers are available from Zel Custom, Brownell’s, RSR Group, AcuSport, Amchar Wholesale and Vance Law Enforcement Supply.

Zel Custom Adds .338 Lapua to Upper Lineup

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Zel Custom Manufacturing just released their third-generation Tactilite big-bore, bolt-action uppers for AR-style rifles. The new Tactilite “Gen-3” features an upper receiver machined from a solid billet of steel. Zel Custom Manufacturing also announced that the Tactilite is now available for the popular .338 Lapua cartridge, in addition its the existing lines of .50 BMG and .416 Barrett conversion kits.

Zel Custom Tactilite Upper

“Machining the upper receiver from a solid piece of steel offers several important advantages,” said Michael Brendzel, president of Zel Custom Manufacturing. “First, it allows us to create an integrated scope rail that will not lose zero. Second, we are able to precisely align the integrated scope rail with an integrated barrel extension to assure the greatest accuracy. Third, the solid receiver is stronger and more durable than the cast and/or welded uppers offered by competitors. While our approach is more costly in time and materials, we have taken the opportunity to reengineer our processes and have been able to maintain our well-known value pricing.”

Additionally, Brendzel had this to say about the introduction of a new caliber, “The .338 Lapua fills a critical void and we believe that Zel Custom provides an excellent value option in this space.”

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