The MDT XRS Chassis system combines a traditional rifle stock form-factor with the features and modularity of a chassis. The MDT XRS chassis system is perfect for general precision work, PRS/NRL competition, and hunting. MDT launched the XRS Chassis system at the 2020 SHOT Show, and I knew that sooner or later, I would be running around the forests and high deserts of New Mexico with one in pursuit of game.
An adjustable buttstock, commonly found on a chassis rifle stock system, is vital for properly fitting a rifle to your body. Unless you go with a custom rifle stock, most stocks are a "one size fits all" that will generally work okay for shooting in a sitting or standing position but are lacking when you start lowering your profile to a prone position. A conventional wood or fiberglass rifle stock can be tailor-made to fit your specific body morphology, but unlike a chassis stock system, young shooters cannot easily grow with the system. They also cannot be adjusted if multiple people are using the rifle, nor can they be easily adapted to different shooting styles or technology.
With the growing popularity of 6mm cartridges in precision rifle competitions, the 6mm BR and its variants have quickly become a go to choice for top competitors in both the PRS and the NRL. MDT is proud to announce the addition of the 6mm BR AICS pattern magazine. Available in 12 round capacity, the new magazine is a one-step solution for feeding your 6mm BR variant rifle. The MDT 6mm BR magazine Is the one step solution smooth, reliable feeding for the most popular rifle cartridges in precision rifle competitions.
Without solid fundamentals, all the gear in the world won’t do you any good. Remember, gear is meant to make this easier, not do the work for you. There are however, some things in precision rifle matches that are mandatory in my opinion, (aside from safety items).
Once you get used to the modularity and comfort of a chassis rifle stock, it is hard to go back to a traditional stock. The modularity of chassis cannot be understated. Multiple QD attachment points and M-LOK slots for rails and bipod and tripod attachment all lend themselves to a system tailored to the individual shooter. Rifle chassis also feature adjustable combs and length of pull, which allow an end user to achieve a perfect fitment. This adjustability can be quickly tailored for a different shooter, so one rifle can be used by multiple people with different body types or craniofacial anatomy. Instead of purchasing several rifles, money can be applied towards better optics, ancillary gear, and ammunition for training.
Modular Driven Technologies is proud to announce the MDT Match Van. Piloted by Veteran shooter Buck Holly, The MDT Match van will be traveling the country and making appearances at precision rifle matches, range days and trade shows. The MDT Match Van is a one of a kind match support vehicle equipped with the latest MDT products for demo and hands on experience.
A year ago, picking up on the popularity of the Ruger American bolt action rifle line, MDT released its renowned ESS chassis system for the Ruger American short action models followed up closely by the Gen2 release of the rejuvenated LSS-XL a couple months later. As Ruger continues to expand the Ruger American bolt action rifle line, one of their recent additions has been the release of the AR compatible versions of their rugged, reliable rifle.
So far 2018 has kept its promises for MDT: our team is working relentlessly, releasing new products for you to customize your bolt action rifle systems, rejuvenating some of our existing chassis system lines with practical features that help you shoot better, and extending our current product offering with new inlets being released. As we slowly roll into Fall MDT is still going full steam ahead to achieve the goals that we’ve set for ourselves this year.
I felt a light breeze on my left cheek—7km/hr from the west. The target, a white 10-inch gong, shone in the sun 600 yards down range. After 2 days of training, I was confident in my setup. Using match grade ammo, my rifle was capable of sub ¾-MOA accuracy. I had already collected and verified its ballistic data (.308 Win) so I knew how many clicks to dial the turret for a center mass hit. I leaned against the butt-pad remembering that a little forward pressure on the bipod keeps the rifle from shifting during recoil. A few deep breaths. Pause. Fire. First round hit!
From the novice to seasoned sharpshooter, we’d all like to #ShootBetter. Shooting is a perishable skill and without regular practice we all get a little rusty. The good news is that if we squeeze in a little training time each week it’ll pay big dividends.