If you’re in the market for a new shooting chassis or rifle stock, then you’ve undoubtedly come across the MDT XRS. It’s one of the most popular options on the market, and for good reason. The XRS is an incredibly versatile platform that can be used for a wide variety of shooting applications. Whether you’re looking to do some long range precision shooting, hunting, competition shooting, or you just want a chassis that can do it all, the XRS is a great option. In this review, we’ll take a close look at what makes the XRS so popular, and see if it’s the right chassis for you.
About the MDT XRS
The MDT XRS is a feature-packed shooting chassis that offers a lot of functionality and versatility. One of the most notable features is the adjustable length of pull, with flat bottom forend. This feature allows you to adjust the length of the stock to fit your specific needs, whether you’re using it for long range precision shooting or hunting. Additionally, the XRS features a detachable magazine well, meaning you can quickly and easily swap out different magazines for different applications, and it turns whatever action you are putting into it, into a AICS detachable box mag compatible rifle. The XRS also has m-lok slots on the forend for mounting accessories, and an adjustable cheek rest for a comfortable and customized fit. If you prefer to get the additional enclosed forend for it, like I did, it also has more M-lok slots on the front, as well as a full length Arca rail.
The MDT XRS is a chassis that was designed with the input of top competitive rifle shooters. It provides them with the adjustability and customization they need to be successful in long range shooting. The chassis also features a unique polymer over aluminum stock design that makes it easy to carry and comfortable. Additionally, the MDT XRS comes with a variety of different options and accessories, making it one of the most versatile shooting platforms on the market. Whether you are a competitive shooter or just looking for a great way to improve your long range shooting skills, the MDT XRS is the perfect chassis for you.
Rifle shooters have long appreciated the benefits of a stable shooting platform, and the MDT XRS provides just that. The XRS chassis is purpose-built for competition use, with a variety of features that make it a top choice for serious shooters.
The MDT XRS chassis is constructed from high-quality materials, and features a precision machined aluminum receiver for increased durability. The XRS also has an adjustable stock and cheek rest, allowing shooters to find their perfect fit. Additionally, the XRS chassis is compatible with a variety of popular accessories, making it easy to customize your setup.
Whether you’re looking for increased accuracy or simply a more comfortable shooting experience, the MDT XRS is the perfect choice. With its superior construction and versatile design, the XRS is sure to help you take your game to the next level.
Dropping your barreled action in the XRS chassis is very simple, you just drop it in, slightly tighten the action screws so they just grab, then lift the rifle front end up so the rifle stands on the butt stock, this will ensure the recoil lug is firmly planted against the aluminum bedding block of the XRS. Then you tighter the action screws down to 65 in/lbs and you are ready to go. In this case, once I installed my Savage barreled action into the MDT XRS, I took it to the range and shot a 0.19 MOA three-shot group with it, so personally I feel that the standard bedding of this chassis is more than adequate enough. I know some OCD benchrest shooters will still do additional bedding on theirs, but I do not see it as necessary for most types of shooting.
To install the MDT XRS enclosed forend, is a little more involved process. You have to first take off the two front side polymer guards by loosen three screws in each, then you loosen the 6 screws holding the standard forend to the chassis, slide your enclosed forend down to the chassis over the barrel, then tighten the 6 screws holding it to the chassis. Lastly you reinstall the two side front polymer hand guards on the forend and you are done.
With the rigid aluminum chassis, and the polymer external, the chassis feels light, but well balanced and super comfortable in hand. Thanks to the included spacers, you can adjust the length of pull to suit your arms and you can also install the included vertical grip like I did with mine.
The more I soot with it, the more I just fall in love with this chassis, and personally it has become my go-to chassis to install on basically all of my rifles as soon as I get them, unless they are specific purpose rifles like my PRS rifle which goes in a MDT ACC chassis.
I have shot two PRS matches with the XRS, and although it handles really well and comfortably, I personally feel it is too light to be used with 6.5mm calibers and fast 6mm calibers to see yourown hits and misses with, and that was even with the MDT internal forend weight installed as well a one set of external weights.
It did do really well as a PRS chassis, when it had all those weights installed and has a 6mm Dasher barreled action in it. The recoil was then manageable enough for me to spot the hits and misses and adjust accordingly.
I do hope that MDT or another aftermarket manufacturer makes more additional weights for this chassis so it can be made even heavier for PRS use.
I have taken my Remington 700 and my Savage in MDT XRS chassis to 6 hunts so far, and apart from the Savage being too heavy with it’s thick straight profile barrel, this is by far my favorite chassis / stock to hunt with. Throw a Atlas tall PSR bipod on the front of the XRS attached with an Area 419 Arca clamp, and carry a Armageddon gear pint-sized gamechanger with Git-lite fill, and there will be no obstacle or scenario where you cannot get a stable shot from with this platform.
Personally, I still prefer my MDT ACC for my dedicated PRS rifle. But for everything else, the MDT XRS is my new go-to rifle chassis. I already have 2 rifles sitting in MDT XRS chassis with the enclosed forend, and will probably add a few more in future. I feel MDT knocked this one out of the ballpark, and feel they should keep on developing additional accessories for it. If you are looking for a chassis / stock combination that you can use for target shooting, competition shooting and hunting, the MDT XRS is the way to go.