Cadex Defence, flaunt it if you've got it!

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Just got this back from Chad and Eric at LRI. Thanks guys!

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Cadex Dual Strike Chassis
Cadex Shadow CXD-40 Action
375 Cheytac, K&P 36”, 1.5” straight barrel, 1:7 twist
Terminator T5 Muzzle Brake
Nightforce 7-35 Mil-C
ERA-TAC Adjustable Mount 34mm / Height 30mm (1.85”) / Nuts 0-20 MRAD - T2074-0030
Charlie Tarac Macro - Scope Mount
Triggertech Diamond Trigger
Accu-Tac HD-50 Bipod with Arca on Henderson Precision Universal 12” Arca Rail
MDT Vertical Grip
Cadex ELR Bag Rider
Peterson 375 Cheytac Brass, Cutting Edge 400gr Lazers, H50BMG

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    My chassis should be shipping from EO’s next week. Cadex stayed it would be on next shipment to them.
    It’s a lefty and been waiting 6 weeks for the build.
    Can’t wait...
     

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    I’m just doing a build with a Deadline LA in 300PRC in a Cadex Remington 700 LA Lite Competition Chassis. I had to shorten the top rail slightly to clear the forend and have the mag release shortened by 0.075” due to the larger bolt diameter.
     

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    I’ll be running the Cadex Lite Strike Chassis in Sniper Grey, Bighorn TL3, TT Diamond pro curved, 2 Shilen SSM 26” bbl in 6mm Dasher and 6.5CM, APA Lil Bastards brakes. Been told the TL3 with medium tang will drop in with no issues. I may buy another TL3, TT Diamond and a MPA Matrix and drop the 6mm dasher in it. Two purposely built guns, or just do bbl swaps if I want to shoot a different caliber. Will see how it goes time wise swapping out..
     
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    One of these days I'll have to put some effort into taking better pics. This thing deserves much better than what I'm doing.

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    Mine finished in 6mm Dasher.
    The fit and finish of the Cadex Defense Chassis is something to see.
     

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    Hobbitsniper22

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    Finally finished my build. Cadex Lite Competition Chassis, Ulitmatum Deadline Action, International Barrels 26” 300 PRC 1:8, NF ATACR 5-25 x 56 Scope, Spuhr Mount, Triggertech Diamond Trigger, Cadex Falcon Bipod, Cadex MX1 Brake, MDT Vertical Grip, GRS Bag Rider. MDT 300WM 3.850 CIP Mag. MDT M-LOK Weighs.View attachment 7239317
    How does the 300prc perform? Very keen on one have you been able to stretch it's legs at all??? That set-up is straight porn 💦
     

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    How does the 300prc perform? Very keen on one have you been able to stretch it's legs at all??? That set-up is straight porn 💦
    I’ve only been able to get out a few times with it. Started at 700 yards with the 12”x 20”, 9”x 9” & 4”x 4” plates. Once I got centered the 9”x 9” was effortless and went 2 for 3 on the 4”x 4”.
    Form there I got a little aggressive and went straight to 2176 yards. Had it absolutely surrounded but no hits on the 20”x 24” plate. Splash high, low, left & right including one through the leg on my stand. A little wind with a 3 1/2 second flight time can wreak havoc on your shot. 😖
    Going to go back to 1200 yards then a mile before I give the 2167 yards a shot again.
    I absolutely love the setup everything about it scream quality.

    700 yard targets
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    2167 yards, target on spot above bullet tip.
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    I’ve only been able to get out a few times with it. Started at 700 yards with the 12”x 20”, 9”x 9” & 4”x 4” plates. Once I got centered the 9”x 9” was effortless and went 2 for 3 on the 4”x 4”.
    Form there I got a little aggressive and went straight to 2176 yards. Had it absolutely surrounded but no hits on the 20”x 24” plate. Splash high, low, left & right including one through the leg on my stand. A little wind with a 3 1/2 second flight time can wreak havoc on your shot. 😖
    Going to go back to 1200 yards then a mile before I give the 2167 yards a shot again.
    I absolutely love the setup everything about it scream quality.

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    2167 yards, target on spot above bullet tip.
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    Still looks like very good groupings at 700 yard and i have seen videos of individuals pushing these rounds out to 2000 yards and beyond with very good success check out this video from a ELR couple in Western Australia
     
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    Still looks like very good groupings at 700 yard and i have seen videos of individuals pushing these rounds out to 2000 yards and beyond with very good success check out this video from a ELR couple in Western Australia
    I watch most of Mark & Sam‘s videos. It’s pretty impressive what they can with a large assortment of calibers. They were the ones that inspired me to keep reaching out further and further. My original goal two years ago was to shoot 1000 yards with the 6.5 Creedmoor which I was able to get out to 1200 yard. After that last year I went 3 for 3 at a mile with the 338 lapua. Now it’s see how far I can keep pushing it. 😃👍
     

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    I’ll be running the Cadex Lite Strike Chassis in Sniper Grey, Bighorn TL3, TT Diamond pro curved, 2 Shilen SSM 26” bbl in 6mm Dasher and 6.5CM, APA Lil Bastards brakes. Been told the TL3 with medium tang will drop in with no issues. I may buy another TL3, TT Diamond and a MPA Matrix and drop the 6mm dasher in it. Two purposely built guns, or just do bbl swaps if I want to shoot a different caliber. Will see how it goes time wise swapping out..


    Does the TL3 and/or Origin work with the top rail in the Lite Strike Chassis? What screws did you get?
     

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    There is some mods that are needed to make the top rail line up, just small relief areas. The screws were 8-40, everything plugs and plays nice with the TL3 action. The action fits perfect with the medium tang, the back screw on the top rail, nearest to bolt does not line up. The two fronts do, you have to shim the top rail about .040”, if not your rail will bend. The top rail is very rigid, will not move at all when shimmer correctly..
     
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    JB.IC

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    A guy on a Cadex Facebook posted this. I personally want something like this for my Shadow 40. Not because I can use it as a carry handle but to stiffen where the forend and chassis mate. I imagine that there’s a tiny bit of flex there because I do not believe it’s ridged enough. I could be wrong and that’s fine. My concern is when you use a pic mounted Charlie tarac and any amount of flex will cause a POI shift with your Charlie’s zero.

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    I hope that guy starts selling those! I'll get one for the shadow and the tremor. The tremor especially is not fun to carry around with the new 40" barrel!
     
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    I hope that guy starts selling those! I'll get one for the shadow and the tremor. The tremor especially is not fun to carry around with the new 40" barrel!

    Oh yea. Carrying around a crew served weapon lol.
     

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    I hope that guy starts selling those! I'll get one for the shadow and the tremor. The tremor especially is not fun to carry around with the new 40" barrel!
    If he is selling, sign me up for one also. I need it for my Tremor, albeit mine only has a 32" barrel... :)
    It be nicer if it could be manufactured in similar aluminum material as the Cadex Tremor chassis.
    It would kind of bug me to have the carrier made out of composite material, since I have no idea what "alumide" feels like to the touch...
    And if it gives, it will be 35/40lbs of combined weight landing on the scope.
     
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    Anyone in here a machinist?

    I’m looking to see if anyone can make an arca rail like how Area419 makes for the AIAX. I’ve talked with them and they are too busy to build one.

    Below is an example of the AIAX rail they make.
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    The idea is to not only have a full length rail but to also stiffen the mating point where the forend tube and base chassis mate. Below is the area I’m wanting to stiffen up on my Shadow 40 chassis

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    My Shadow with new 34in 1-7 twist.The work was done by Robert Vestal. The brake is a Terminator T5. Scope is 34 mil S&B 3x27 with H59 Mount ERA-TAC 0-70 MOA and Charlie Tac set to 30 mils. The bipod is ACCU-TAC HD-50. So far the longest shot made was 3440 yards. With the Charlie I have 68.8 mils of adjustment which gets me out passed 3800 Yards.

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    Pretty soon Robert is going to be building all of our rifles lol
     
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    Still looks like very good groupings at 700 yard and i have seen videos of individuals pushing these rounds out to 2000 yards and beyond with very good success check out this video from a ELR couple in Western Australia
    Got back to the 2167 yard spot with the 300 PRC on a 30” x 30” plate. With a bit of a gusty breeze I had hits on my 3rd, 5th & 8th shots. Felt great to get hits at this range on the 3rd time I’ve tried. My wife got a great video on which you can hear the ring of the steel about 9 seconds after the shot.

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    JB.IC

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    What’s the max barrel OD for the Shadow and Tremor chassis?
     

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    Does some one know the color code of this green Cadex chassis?
    Cadex has decreased color options on the chassis line, so this one is no longer there, but if some one know the code of it, i would be pleased.
     

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    I'm in the verge of ordering either a Cadex Kraken or the new AI AXMC MK3 (similar to AXSR in the US). Want to get it with .308. 6.5CR and 300 Norma in one buy.

    Cadex would cost me about 2-3K euro (3-4K Us$) more (any of these rifle systems will set me back +12k$ minimum).

    Is see some advantages of the Cadex but also some drawbacks. Cadex would have better POI after change of barrel, the rifle looks better (to me) and the Rem700 platform allows for some more flexibility in aftermarket triggers etc. At the same time I don't know any Kraken users here were I live (The Netherlands) so I thing re-sale value also might be less then a AI. I have also seen some remarks on the replacement barrel availability but in Europe both are difficult to get.

    Would you have any seen any other benefits of the Kraken vs the mentioned AI?
     

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    Does some one know the color code of this green Cadex chassis?
    Cadex has decreased color options on the chassis line, so this one is no longer there, but if some one know the code of it, i would be pleased.

    Hello Sir, sorry but we no longer have the code for this color. The name was Zombie Green but that is the only information we have.
     
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    I'm in the verge of ordering either a Cadex Kraken or the new AI AXMC MK3 (similar to AXSR in the US). Want to get it with .308. 6.5CR and 300 Norma in one buy.

    Cadex would cost me about 2-3K euro (3-4K Us$) more (any of these rifle systems will set me back +12k$ minimum).

    Is see some advantages of the Cadex but also some drawbacks. Cadex would have better POI after change of barrel, the rifle looks better (to me) and the Rem700 platform allows for some more flexibility in aftermarket triggers etc. At the same time I don't know any Kraken users here were I live (The Netherlands) so I thing re-sale value also might be less then a AI. I have also seen some remarks on the replacement barrel availability but in Europe both are difficult to get.

    Would you have any seen any other benefits of the Kraken vs the mentioned AI?
    I'd go AXMC to be honest. I was in the same boat as you last year. (And I'm also from Belgium btw). I chose AXMC.
    Rifle itself is cheaper, no conversion tools needed (which also cost money) and barrel availability is indeed much better. Both Pirosport and SolidSolutions can make any barrel for you in any caliber you want. You just don't have that kind of option with the Kraken.
    AXMC just makes more sense. I'm below 10k for my AXMC with 3 barrels (without optics). But I do have the older AXMC and not the MK3.

    That being said, Kraken sounds way cooler and Cadex rifles also look much nicer.
    I'm still gonna buy a Cadex rifle. Just difficult to decide if I should buy a Shadow/Tremor which I wouldn't be able to use very often. Or if I should buy a smaller caliber variant which I don't really need because the multicaliber possibility of the AXMC already covers that.. 😅
     
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    I'm in the verge of ordering either a Cadex Kraken or the new AI AXMC MK3 (similar to AXSR in the US). Want to get it with .308. 6.5CR and 300 Norma in one buy.

    Cadex would cost me about 2-3K euro (3-4K Us$) more (any of these rifle systems will set me back +12k$ minimum).

    Is see some advantages of the Cadex but also some drawbacks. Cadex would have better POI after change of barrel, the rifle looks better (to me) and the Rem700 platform allows for some more flexibility in aftermarket triggers etc. At the same time I don't know any Kraken users here were I live (The Netherlands) so I thing re-sale value also might be less then a AI. I have also seen some remarks on the replacement barrel availability but in Europe both are difficult to get.

    Would you have any seen any other benefits of the Kraken vs the mentioned AI?

    Hello tyfoon,

    Thank you for the interest in the Kraken. I am not sure what the AXMC retails for in Europe but know the Kraken is very competitive in the US market. I would recommend pricing out the Kraken complete. With the configuration of calibers you are looking for you will be covered with 2 caliber conversions. The parts brake down you will need is as follows.
    1. base rifle to make it easy we will say you order a rifle 300 Norma.
    2. 308 and 6.5 barrels
    3. Bolt body for 308
    4. mag conversion and mags for 308
    5. barrel changing tools.

    If you decide to order a new barrel we will only need your serial number off your action. We keep a record of all the info needed to chamber and head space your barrel perfectly. We guaranty our rifle to return to with in 1 tenth or less every time at 100 yards. The way we accomplish this is to torque down the rifle every time with our barrel changing tools. Once you have set your zeros and off sets you are good to go. I have personally seen us do mulitiple swaps over a day then have shooter take the gun to 1450 meters with first round impact time after time.

    You are getting a heavily engineered multi cal system compared to a threaded in barrel with a cross bolt to hold it in place.

    let us know if you have any other questions
    Ryan
     
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    JB.IC

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    Anyone have any heavy weighted bag rider for the skeletonized buttstock?

    Trying to find one that weighs around a pound or more.
     

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    How do you get the Kraken with skeleton stock? Do you just ask for it? And does Cadex guarantee a certain MOA? I've been wanting to order one of these forever.

    Hello Sir, yes you just have to ask for a skeleton stock. And we guarantee less than 1 MOA with match grade ammo. Thanks for your interest towards our products!
     

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    Does anyone know if you can, or have put an XLR TR-2 buttstock on a Field Competition Chassis? Can't find the post anymore, but I thought I saw someone put an MDT folding adapter on another type of fixed Cadex chassis.
     

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    Does anyone know if you can, or have put an XLR TR-2 buttstock on a Field Competition Chassis? Can't find the post anymore, but I thought I saw someone put an MDT folding adapter on another type of fixed Cadex chassis.
    Yes it can be done but you’ll need to add a locking plate to block the rotation of the rear stock