NEW XRS Chassis from MDT - Crossover Rifle Stock

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Look what came a day earlier than expected:



Only spent a half hour unboxing and doing a quick fit test with my Howa BA and the cheek piece, LOP and grip -- I'm slammed with work tonight and all day tomorrow but will spend a little more time with it tomorrow night and Thursday. Will get it set up properly this weekend and then heading off to shoot it next week on vacation.IMG-9472.jpg

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Initial thoughts:

1) color is great and rubber surfaces are nicely tactile.
2) it's a noticably heftier/more solid feel than the KRG Bravo, especially the polymer.
3) the barrel channel is a cavern: you could fit a cannon in that thing and it would free float.
4) a 26" barrel with a Little Bastard on the end is quite barrel-heavy; I'd be interested in some heavy/steel LOP spacers for balance.
5) after spending over a year putting this rifle together I can't wait to shoot it!
 

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Looks good. I'm curious if you experience any magazine feeding problems. Hopefully MDT has worked that out. Thats been my only gripe about the XRS.
 

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Looks good. I'm curious if you experience any magazine feeding problems. Hopefully MDT has worked that out. Thats been my only gripe about the XRS.
Me too. This is my biggest concern and it seems weirdly hit or miss (across multiple MDT chassis models and even the KRG Bravo) for something that I would think would be fairly standardized as fits-or-doesn’t.

I’ll be trying Magpul mags first as I generally love them in all my other platforms and they seem to have to most positive experiences from Howa owners.


Been getting my ass kicked at work today (WFH) and every couple of hours I turn around and fondle it and feel a little better 🤣 You can’t outrun me forever, weekend!
 

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Hey @Islas82 Maybe you can try to use Rit dye in grey, kind of like what this guy did with his FDE Bravo. It’s just a thought anyway, maybe @MDT_Josh or @MDT_OFFICIAL can share a thought on whether the stuff used to make the MDT polymer parts is the same type of material used to make the Bravo polymer parts., or if it will take a dye.
 

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Hey @Islas82 Maybe you can try to use Rit dye in grey, kind of like what this guy did with his FDE Bravo. It’s just a thought anyway, maybe @MDT_Josh or @MDT_OFFICIAL can share a thought on whether the stuff used to make the MDT polymer parts is the same type of material used to make the Bravo polymer parts., or if it will take a dye.
wow that could actually work and the results look great! Thank you
 
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You are welcome. I hope it works out for you. I think the FDE will work better as your base. The black would be too dark and the grey would turn out too dark i think. If you do decide to do it, post up some pics. There are some good details in that other post, maybe you could do a step by step post even.
 
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Hey @Islas82 Maybe you can try to use Rit dye in grey, kind of like what this guy did with his FDE Bravo. It’s just a thought anyway, maybe @MDT_Josh or @MDT_OFFICIAL can share a thought on whether the stuff used to make the MDT polymer parts is the same type of material used to make the Bravo polymer parts., or if it will take a dye.
It should take a dye, no idea on the KRG part. But any plastic compatible paint will also do!
 
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In that thread they did say that it would work on an Oryx, which has a similar polymer composition to the XRS so.... :unsure: Before today I have never heard of "Rit Dye" this is all new to me.

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I guess anyone that knew someone in the Navy 20+ year ago would be very familiar with Rit Dye. My mother used to use it to keep my father's dungarees from being too faded (back when sailors wore dungarees). She'd just pour it into the washing machine with water and a load of my father's dungarees, and voila! They came out looking nice and blue again.

Everyone else just used it for adding color to home anodizing aluminum (with widely varying results), or for tie dye hippie cloths and t-shirts.

Since we were on the lower end of the income bracket back then, as kids, Mom used it on our toughskins pants (after patching the knees). The color faded long before the material gave on clothes back then...hmmm...I think I'm dating myself....
 

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@MDT_Josh , glad you learned something new today, I did as well in regards to different polymer compositions for different parts. Hence my question about different mfgs using same type polymers or not. Thank You.
@MarinePMI , I learned about rit dye like you, from my mom "renewing" my sears jeans. That lesson came in handy when I was in the Navy as you said, it helped "renew" my dungarees. Old times, good times.
 

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Look what came a day earlier than expected:



Only spent a half hour unboxing and doing a quick fit test with my Howa BA and the cheek piece, LOP and grip -- I'm slammed with work tonight and all day tomorrow but will spend a little more time with it tomorrow night and Thursday. Will get it set up properly this weekend and then heading off to shoot it next week on vacation.View attachment 7391526

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Initial thoughts:

1) color is great and rubber surfaces are nicely tactile.
2) it's a noticably heftier/more solid feel than the KRG Bravo, especially the polymer.
3) the barrel channel is a cavern: you could fit a cannon in that thing and it would free float.
4) a 26" barrel with a Little Bastard on the end is quite barrel-heavy; I'd be interested in some heavy/steel LOP spacers for balance.
5) after spending over a year putting this rifle together I can't wait to shoot it!
How many mlok slots on the bottom of the stock? Wondering is a area 419 12” arca rail will fit.
 

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How many mlok slots on the bottom of the stock? Wondering is a area 419 12” arca rail will fit.
Five full ones and a half one at the end (the sling stud mount takes up about half of it but it’s integral so you can’t non-permanently remove it — you can see how it’s partially filled-in in the pic).

Front edge of the receiver is exactly 12.5” from the end of the chassis and the back edge of the first mlok opening is 2.5” from the front of the barricade stop.

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That’s on the Howa version btw.

That black part is just anodized aluminum, no polymer panels. Outside edge to outside edge of the mlok slots (including the halfie at the forend) is just a hair under 9.25”

I’m debating an arca rail myself but that’ll be a later thing anyway. Can’t wait to get this all set up tomorrow and shoot it next week!
 
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That’s on the Howa version btw.

That black part is just anodized aluminum, no polymer panels. Outside edge to outside edge of the mlok slots (including the halfie at the forend) is just a hair under 9.25”

I’m debating an arca rail myself but that’ll be a later thing anyway. Can’t wait to get this all set up tomorrow and shoot it next week!
Thank you!
 
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I guess anyone that knew someone in the Navy 20+ year ago would be very familiar with Rit Dye. My mother used to use it to keep my father's dungarees from being too faded (back when sailors wore dungarees). She'd just pour it into the washing machine with water and a load of my father's dungarees, and voila! They came out looking nice and blue again.

Everyone else just used it for adding color to home anodizing aluminum (with widely varying results), or for tie dye hippie cloths and t-shirts.

Since we were on the lower end of the income bracket back then, as kids, Mom used it on our toughskins pants (after patching the knees). The color faded long before the material gave on clothes back then...hmmm...I think I'm dating myself....
I resemble those remarks.

And those worn-in dungarees were the most comfortable of any of the uniforms I wore, to include the various coveralls.
 
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Considering getting another ACC... are you guys planning any significant updates or an improved version or can I pull the trigger on one?
 

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Josh, I couldn't tell by visiting the site. Are any of the other MDT chassis cheek piece interchangeable with the XRS?
 

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Josh, I couldn't tell by visiting the site. Are any of the other MDT chassis cheek piece interchangeable with the XRS?
This is a good question and I'll have to look into this for you. I am not sure we've been asked this before, so let's see!

After looking into it; no, the XRS cheekriser has different hole spacing than the SRS and SCS buttstocks. If you'd like to see a specific type of cheekriser on the XRS though, be sure to let us know :D

Josh
 

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Josh,

Would there be the possibility in the future to accommodate a height and cant adjustable recoil pad on the XRS platform or should I look at a chassis that uses the SRS instead?
 

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Josh,

Would there be the possibility in the future to accommodate a height and cant adjustable recoil pad on the XRS platform, or should I look at a chassis that uses the SRS instead?
Possibly something that could happen in the future!
 
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My XRS in FDE arrived this week for my Tikka T3 CTR.

Super happy with the product, this is the first time I have upgraded from a factory stock on a bolt action

Only issue I had is that I couldn't get my Toque wrench in to tighten the action screws. So I don't know if I got it to the correct torque specification. Just tightened it as much as I could.

Loving the FDE color and the vertical grip that's included
 

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My XRS in FDE arrived this week for my Tikka T3 CTR.

Super happy with the product, this is the first time I have upgraded from a factory stock on a bolt action

Only issue I had is that I couldn't get my Toque wrench in to tighten the action screws. So I don't know if I got it to the correct torque specification. Just tightened it as much as I could.

Loving the FDE color and the vertical grip that's included
Awesome to hear.

If you have a multi bit screw driver with 1/4" drive hex bits, that will give you some length to get down in there to be able to use your torque wrench.
 
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I have not seen these at matches yet, how are people liking these? I'm asking because I'm thinking about ditching my bravo and going to an MDT