Staff Review: Modular Driven Technologies LSS Chassis

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by MechTech, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. bombadillo Moderator

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    I'm wanting a REALLY blocky, squared off setup with a FLAT 3" or wider bottom for bench rest, longer forend, and I'm wanting something as a mirage reducer for over the top of the barrel, but I'm probably just using a fat miniblind piece for that painted "Tacticool" Black or camo. I am not sure the color that this rifle is going to end up. I'm REALLY liking that they added the adapter plate in there because it was silly that they needed an adapter plate to begin with.

    Which I still have one for SALE!!! If someone wants it, PM me and I'll darn near give it to you.
  2. Patruck825 Member

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    Just put my MDT LSS Chassis on my Talo edition .308 MVP. Turned out pretty good.
    a few initial impressions...
    -Weight balance changes though actual weight stays the same, the heaviest part is now directly in front of the mag. its not a deal breaker because this will be shot mostly from bipod, but its a noticeable difference in hand.
    -Bolt will not go forward on an empty mag, it stops against the follower. this didn't happen when the factory stock was on, I'm not sure if its intentional, or not. Its not all bad.
    - you have to alter your grip to reach the mag release, it doesn't lay under your finger like on an AR, and I have pretty big hands. Ill be picking up an Odin Works XMR to see if I can remedy this.
    - Handling the rifle with a hot barrel seems it will take a bit of getting used to, a barrel shroud attachment would be a very welcome addition.

    Here she is as of right now, waiting on a cheek riser for the CTR and will be ready to ring some steel.
    mvp.jpg
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  3. bombadillo Moderator

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    Minus the can, looks like a big brother of mine! ;)


    You should definitely go with an EGW HD base though. VERY nice product and mounts like a rock on the MVP
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  4. Patruck825 Member

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    I must admit I took some inspiration from yours for the CTR with the riser on it ;)
    I'll check em out, I've had EGW mounts in the past and they've always been solid. I took these talley mounts off my Remington 700 since I had them laying around (sold the 700), never had an issue with them, so I'm gonna run them till they give me one :)
  5. bombadillo Moderator

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    Oh heck, Talley is definitely one of the best. I just enjoy the monolithic type base solidity. I don't think you'll have a problem with anything Talley though.
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    I've read many reviews of the Tac21 chassis and I hate giving my opinion but for the price there are better chassis systems out there. Look at the KRG X-Ray line, the problem with the Tac21 is that the scope mounts right to the chassis instead of to the receiver. People have complained alot about inconsistent grouping and not being able to hold zero well. And not to mention you have to disassemble the chassis to remove the bolt. Just my .02
  7. Jimmy2112 Active Member

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    It's been almost a year since I wrote that I believe...learned a lots since then. Did pickup a Rem 700 and installed a MDT LSS chassis.

    The LSS has a few short comings though and I've been looking to change my setup. MDT has a new LSS coming out, that addresses some of the issues. And it has my interest. But, so does XLR Industries, Master Piece Arms and especially Cadex.

    I'm waiting to see what MDT does before I do anything. If they can bring to market a barrel guard, that attaches to the LSS, using the Night Vison rail mounting points. I'll stick with the LSS.


  8. bombadillo Moderator

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    I like the Cadex systems, but WOW are they sure proud of their products. I don't understand where they can get off charging $1400 plus for a decent chassis, or even $8XX for a minimal chassis similar to the LSS chassis system.
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  9. Jimmy2112 Active Member

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    If you shop it, the Cadex chassis can be found cheaper then the MSRP list price.
  10. tevan0707 Member

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    My bad, I should have checked the date code before quoting. But what you said about the LSS has me a little concerned for the one I have on its way for my 700.
  11. Jimmy2112 Active Member

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    It's a solid chassis and it works. Have no concerns. The new LSS has a longer forearm and a redesigned rear section to better accept fixed butt stocks and collapsible butt stocks (like an AR15 lower receiver).

  12. tevan0707 Member

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    I know they are coming out with the T53 I think is what it's called? But when you say the new LSS, when did they start or are going to start to make them so I know if mine is a new or old model?
  13. Jimmy2112 Active Member

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    Not sure of the exact date. It's not being manufactured yet, that I do know. I also believe the price will be $499 for the new LSS. I'm going off memory though, and it gets flakey sometimes. :)

  14. S1Loki Active Member

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    revive mode on. . .

    Being as since I am a new owner of an LSS. (ordered two weeks ago)

    Also popped into MDTs site the other night and saw a few SKELETON stocks in the clearance aisle. They are not there this morning, makes me happy I pulled the trigger when I saw them. So a stock(V3) and adapter(V2) are being processed. Even with shipping, still came in under the msrp of the stock by itself.
  15. tevan0707 Member

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    I just installed the adjustable recoil pad on my MDT LSS with a CTR stock on it. It makes it even more comfortable than before.

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