After having just installed a Remington 40XC barrelled action in the AICS I wanted to explain an issue I had. When I had initially recieved the AICS I had my Remington 700 varmit barelled 308 installed in it. Before getting a chance to shoot it-I was able to find and purchase a new barelled 40-xc in 7.62 NATO.This is actually meant for the National match 40-XC/KS (one hell of a good match rifle for competition I might add) The recoil lug on the action was literally .003 inches smaller than the slot that was milled in the chassis. This is a 6061 T6 aluminum CNC machined billet that actually holds the weapon in a "V" block-no bedding necessary- the 1/4"-20 action cap screws just hold the action securely in the v block-centering it perfectly-the slot in the chassis supports the recoil lug and actually absorbs the force of the recoil. The 700 just slipped right in and bolted up literally within 10 minutes. In the case of the 40X the massive recoil lug slipped perfectly into the slot but as a result the action cap screws were not perfectly centered. To cure the problem I opened the holes up approx. 1/16 of an inch and the bolts threaded in with no problem. Other than that slight problem I have never seen a more secure-yet amazingly simple way to secure and bed an action. With the V block the action cannot move laterally and with the recoil lug secure in the machined slot all forward or aft movement is eliminated. K.I.S.S. The stock with the barelled action plus optics weighs slightly more than 17 pounds. The thumbhole stock is very comfortable prone, the system has an accesory rail machined into the forend as well as mounts for a Harris bipod as well as the spigot for the (COSTLY) Parker-Hale Bi-pod. Of course the weather was 60 degrees and beautiful when I was putting the rifle together-today its in the low 30's and snowing- tomorrow-rain or shine I'll be shooting it. Just wanted to advise you guys the system is very well made and IMHO well worth $595. This includes a five round magazine that functions perfectly(with dummy rounds at least) and doesn't stick out below the forend. I also includes spacers that adjust the length of pull as well as a recoil pad. I did not opt for the adjustable cheek peice.