I put my Remmy 700 SPS Tactical in an AICS chassis over a year ago now and havent really looked back. It is a lovely piece of engineering and has improved the performance of my action tenfold. I replaced the trash stock trigger and its an awesome tool now.
If the AI designers spent a month designing the chassis..... they spent 15 mins on the skins. This was (i presume) between 1645 and 1700.....on a Friday before a Bank Holiday..... whilst looking through an office window at a beer garden........ full of cheerleaders......on a sunny day!!!
They are horrid.
I havent really found anyone with a good word to say about them (I prepare to be proven wrong), and the sheer number of Viperskins that have been sold backs that up. The form and fit on the chassis is poor with gaps and edges protruding. The palm swell is all wrong and the thumbhole positioning seems to place almost everyones trigger finger a long way forward of the trigger blade face.
My main gripe is the trigger finger position. I have girly hands but still my finger pad sits naturally 1/2"-3/4" forward of the trigger blade.
A) Modify skins. Plastic putty, sanding, priming, re-spray skins.
B) Modify trigger blade (make shoe, drill trigger blade (!) and mount.
C) Suck it up and stop bitching.
Decided on option B. Scary proposition as it meant drilling holes in a £125 ish aftemarket trigger!!
Here are the results and I'm quite happy. Trigger face is now directly under my finger pad and MUCH more natural. New shoe is screwed and thread locked in place and after loads of dry runs I'm taking her out this weekend.
I highly recommend it!!
Saw this mod for the chassis on a US website. It removes a small portion of the plastic forward of the magazine housing and provides a much better rest when firing off fence posts etc. Before the sloped skins didnt allow you to 'lean-in' as if loading your bipod when shooting upright, now you can and it makes a BIG difference in the field.
All it need now is a re-spray/touch-up.
All the best gents and keep up the good work!!