I’ll admit it. I’m the guy who doesn’t mind trying different things just because they’re different. Granted, that causes my wife to shake her head about me sometimes when we go out for dinner because I’ll try whatever oddball special they have (if it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg). So, knowing this about me me explain one of the reasons that a new rifle coming out from a Swiss firearms manufacturer appeals to me.
That manufacturer, KUGS, is calling this new rifle the Fatboy Rifle. If you’re like me, when you think of a Fatboy, you immediately think of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. I don’t know if that’s where they took the name from, but the rifle itself is an interesting rifle designed for long and ultra long shooting distances. A writer going by Hirachya H gives us details about this rifle:
The KUGS Fatboy rifle has an extremely simple and quite a strong design that will be available in a variety of calibers up to and including the .50 BMG. The action is locked via a laterally sliding breech block – similar to an artillery piece. The free-floated barrels are almost completely threaded externally to allow installing barrel harmonics tuning nuts. The barrels are also user-removable for ease of transportation and caliber changes. The lower receiver / trigger housing is made of 6061 aluminum. The stock consists of a pair of steel tubes and a composite buttplate. The LOP is not quick adjustable but it can be changed using different-length stock tubes. The overall weight of the configuration shown in the pictures (chambered in 7.5x55mm, with a 720mm (28.34″) bull barrel), is 3.450kg (7.6 lbs).
You can see an image of the Fatboy Rifle at the top of this article.
Now, if you’re a purely practical firearms buyer, then, the Fatboy Rifle may not be right for you. After all, reloading after every shot isn’t the most convenient situation when they are many other options available, now. Having said that, if you want something a bit different and you don’t mind laying out the cash for a fun gun, then, the KUGS Fatboy Rifle may be one to consider.
I like them when they are a bit strange, and have been known to create a few myself.
My immediate fear with this rifle, as configured here, is recoil with cartridges producing heavy recoil. That butt looks like a real killer.
I would love to see some results with this rifle when fitted with a moderate cartridge. Thanks for the review.
I am interested in learning how to get this rifle, love how it’s made, starting with how the bolt is closed, to how it fires. Not a lot of parts that can fail you.🥰🥰🥰🔥
More info on the KUGS rifle . Like what chamberings, will they do a wildcat chambering, barrel lengths, mow much, where to buy etc.
Do you buy or make
What is the normal caliber
Fat Boy was the name of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
You’re correct, Micheal M. It’s Fat Bob for Harleys. The name came from wide rear tires and a “bobbed”
To answer your questions :
ABOUT THE NAME
FATBOY is the given name of this rifle not because of its size but because it can shoot big size ammo (until 50BMG)
ABOUT THE PRECISION
I’ve shot and confirmed 1/3 MOA at 328 yards (results published on KUGS.CH)
ABOUT THE RECOIL
7.5×55 SWISS, juste wearing a T-Shirt, easely mor than 300 rounds during the day. 7.6 LBS is the weight WITHOUT BARREL, because the final weight depends of the barrel you choosed to have on.
ABOUT THE MECANISM
Just watch the video on KUGS or on TFB TV
ABOUT WHERE TO BUY
Just contact the company, we take order for the FIRST SERIE in june 2022, price around 7’000 (plus shipping and exportation fees)
ABOUT THE AMMO CHAMBERING
In fact this is not a big deal, a complet rifle is more easy to ship (papaer work, border, ATF…) than a part rifle, so we provide it with a standard caliber and when you get it ask your gunsmith to put on the barrel you want (375 CT, 50BMG or 6BR), it will be cheaper any way. Their is not “normal caliber” just the one you prefere to shoot with 😉
FINALY, a friend of mine told me : Pretty skinny for a FATBOY !
Best regards from Switzerland
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