Precision Rifle Matches – Heavy vs Light Rifles

John McQuay from 8541 Tactical weighs in on the advantages and disadvantages of both heavy and light rifles during precision rifle matches. The 6.5 Creedmoor rifle shown features the MDT ACC Chassis with Area 419 Hellfire Brake.

MDT ACC Chassis System:

  • CNC Machined from 6061 Aluminum
  • Chassis, buttstock and grip weight: 5.9lb – 13.3lb, depending on the rifle model and number of weights added to the system
  • Cerakote finish in Tactical Grey
  • 17″ of available ARCA/RRS dovetail, with retention screw so that accessories don’t fall off mid-stage
  • M-LOK pattern attachment system on all 3 faces of the forend
  • Accepts most AR-15 pistol grips, but designed with the MDT Vertical Grip in mind
  • Wider, ergonomic thumb shelves than previous chassis systems
  • Mag latch limiter to prevent over camming and pinching of magazines
  • Uses our proprietary ESS buttstock interface
  • Free floating barrel channel with removable end cap for interior weight installation and adjustment
  • Trigger adjustment slot of R700 single stage triggers
  • Will accommodate barrels up to 1.350″ diameter
  • Compatible with AICS style magazines
  • Compatibility:
    • Remington 700 Short Action and most aftermarket clones
    • Remington 700 Long Action CIP – Requires 3.850” magazines
    • Savage Short Action, Models 10,11,12 and 16
    • Tikka T3 Short Action calibers – Also supports Tikka T1x
    • Howa 1500 / Weatherby Vanguard Short Action
    • CZ 455 – will not work with the CZ455 Tuning trigger
    • Defiance XM
    • Bergara B-14
    • Full size bolt, Remington 700 Clones may be supported, contact Customer Support for more information about your action

Area 419 Hellfire Self-Timing Muzzle Brake:

  • WEIGHT: .5 lbs
  • DIMENSIONS: 6 × 3.5 × 2 in
  • CALIBER: 223/6mm, 6.5mm, 7mm/30cal, 338cal
  • FINISH : Raw Stainless, Black Nitride
  • THREAD PITCH: 1/2-28, 9/16-24, 5/8-24, 3/4-24, M18x1, M18x1.5