New product preview – carbon telescopic mag tube
This new product has been developed by Pavel Orlov from the Orlov Shooting Team and it will be available soon for worldwide shipping as well as though a distributor network later in the season. Drop us an email through the contact page for a supplier contact in your country. We have a production version on the way for a full video review. Retail price is €350 plus shipping.
This new tube is significantly lighter than the aluminium telescopic tubes we previously tested, in fact it is only slightly heavier than the fixed carbon tubes we reviewed. You can see all the test data here – http://www.practical-shotgun.com/mag-tube-extensions
The Orlov Performance Products tube can be supplied with an overall length restriction for Modified and Open giving a capacity of 12 rounds or in an unrestricted version for Standard which gives 13 rounds.
The Benelli version weighs in at just under 150 grams and the Beretta version slightly less as the 1301 has a longer internal magazine meaning it requires less externally.
The outer tube is carbon fibre, the extending part and nuts are D16T aviation aluminium. It can be supplied with a teflon follower.