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Modular Driven Technologies (MDT) Acquires assets of J Allen Enterprises

MDT is excited to announce the acquisition of the designs, tooling and patents of the renowned precision rifle chassis system, the J Allen Chassis JAE-700 and JAE-100.

The J Allen Chassis systems have been touted as one of the most comfortable and configurable stock-style chassis systems in the last two decades, making it one of the most popular chassis among top precision rifle competitors. MDT is proud to continue the J Allen Legacy under the MDT line of precision rifle chassis and accessories.

CEO Maarten Van Ruitenburg states, “The acquisition of the tooling, patents, and design of the J Allen Chassis systems strengthens MDT’s position as the premier chassis manufacturer in the industry and offers another proven product to help customers SHOOT BETTER”. MDT will begin the transition of the Chassis production late 2019 at its Everson WA, USA facilities and plans to be in full production by mid 2020. “MDT will produce the J Allen Chassis with the same quality and expanded features that MDT and JAE customers expect” says Van Ruitenburg.

MDT is the leading precision rifle chassis manufacturer with offices and production in both Chilliwack BC Canada and Everson WA USA.
 

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The only mod I'd like to see is being able to use the internal weight kit. And maybe removable skins, for those of us that
have to change the color of our rifles every six months :cautious:
 

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barbie needs a new dress when barbie needs a new dress. Then its on for shoes to match oh and the barbie car with working lights is to die for , lol you got to do what you want to do with your stuff . polka dots or stripes , vanilla or chocolate , tac ta cool or practical choices are fun to have .
 

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The only mod I'd like to see is being able to use the internal weight kit. And maybe removable skins, for those of us that
have to change the color of our rifles every six months :cautious:
We are very early into this project, thank you for the feedback. We will see what the future holds for this.
 

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maybe the price will come down from insane to reasonable.
The price will be looked at for sure.

I love that JAE still lives on.

MDT - please don't change much, if anything, on the JAE chassis'!
We will see what changes, if any need to be made. We know it's a very beloved design. We love it too!

Except the time to get one and the price. Otherwise dont change much.
Yes, that will be a big part of this for sure.
 
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maybe i'll be able to use the JAE cert i have now too! not just a relic anymore
 

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@MDT_OFFICIAL will you guys be covering existing chassis for warranty work as well? Thanks
We will be finalizing those details in the coming months. Likely, yes, however, what form that takes is undecided at this time. Please be patient while we get everything set up.
 

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@MDT_Josh can I go ahead and put money down for a pre-order? :) I still have my Gumball artist rendition of what I tried to buy from them a few months ago. Long Action.

If you guys get these below $1500....you will sell a *%$* ton.
 

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Did you say $1000? When they came out the JAE M14 stock was $780 or something like that.

Found the original sales flyer. It was $599 actually..



@MDT_Josh can I go ahead and put money down for a pre-order? :) I still have my Gumball artist rendition of what I tried to buy from them a few months ago. Long Action.

If you guys get these below $1500....you will sell a *%$* ton.
 
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You waited 5 years? Holy bat shit fat man.
 

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Did you say $1000? When they came out the JAE M14 stock was $780 or something like that.
Well...if they priced them at $999...I'd probably buy a long and a short action

EDIT to add....for a Remmy 700 pattern....because that's the only pattern that matters ;)
 

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Yeah - when they first came out the wait time grew to insane.

That said - the price was pretty attractive. $599, $200 to add a thumbwheel cheek piece which was utterly necessary.


I aided them in developing the tensioning mechanisms actually. It was just about the first thing I ever did in a machine shop.

You waited 5 years? Holy bat shit fat man.
Well...if they priced them at $999...I'd probably buy a long and a short action

EDIT to add....for a Remmy 700 pattern....because that's the only pattern that matters ;)
 

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I guess I should add...the price I'm talking about was basically a fully loaded version....with the ARCA rail,...probably would be better with M-Lock spaced for the MDT weighting system......really liked the magwell collet system...and a few other of the 'options'.


I really like the comfort...at least for my body type....of the design.
 

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This is excellent news! The JAE was by far my favorite chassis option based on ergonomics alone. I got lucky and got a really good deal on one, then foolishly let it go. I’d absolutely be in for another if they’re reasonably priced!
 
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Mine that I never got was 1250 with an Arca rail.

They had gotten almost in line with other expensive chassis, by making it base price +options... that’s less than a foundation and bottom metal.

personally, I thought it was worth that. Would likely order another...i Just would prefer to get it next time.
 

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@MDT_Josh can I go ahead and put money down for a pre-order? :) I still have my Gumball artist rendition of what I tried to buy from them a few months ago. Long Action.

If you guys get these below $1500....you will sell a *%$* ton.
No pre orders yet and we're looking to have these available mid next year! We are moving their production equipment to our facilities now and will work as quick as we can to get these chassis back out there and on the range :D
 

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This is great news! I personally own 3 of them and really like them. To be quite honest the price point to the features make them well worth the cost. You can adjust the mag latch instead of grinding/welding on them to get them adjusted, adjust the mag well length to fit your mags better. All those little things add to the cost to build and are features I still want to see with the MDT transition
 

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maybe the price will come down from insane to reasonable.
I would hope that the transition from Cali to Washington would help them price competitively. I really think they could have been better sellers in the $1000-1200 range, but when I optioned one out at $2k I went back to looking at MDT and KRG.
 

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Precisely - optioned our at $1000 to 1200 and it would murder its competition in that range.

And I would like to see a Tikka option. R700 is cool till it ain’t.

I would hope that the transition from Cali to Washington would help them price competitively. I really think they could have been better sellers in the $1000-1200 range, but when I optioned one out at $2k I went back to looking at MDT and KRG.
 
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bought 3 MDT chassis (1 folding 2 non folding )since spring on here from hide members and 1 JAE. Kept the MDT's and sold the JAE about a month after receiving it. Wasn't that impressed with it for the money. Maybe if all i was going to do was bench shoot , might have kept it.
Not going to say anything bad about it, but just wasn't worth the $600 difference, all were used but like new
 
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Good for you guys great fit and I hope Lisa is part of your plans! JAE is a great product, well thought out, seems the production side caused the issues which you will resolve. Good news for the industry and consumers! Thank you for making it happen.
We're very excited about this opportunity to carry on with such an iconic chassis. We have acquired the designs and asset, however, if the opportunity arises to collaborate we will.
 

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Really looking forward to this. JAe and GRS are my favorite stocks.
 

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The price will be looked at for sure.



We will see what changes, if any need to be made. We know it's a very beloved design. We love it too!



Yes, that will be a big part of this for sure.
I love reading that they will look into possibly lowering the price And that they will hopefully keep the same design. Their stocks just had such a natural feel in my hands; they were easily one of if not the favorite stock out there. Thanks for the encouraging news.