NEW HNT26 Ultra-Light Hunting Chassis from MDT Corp

   03.01.21

NEW HNT26 Ultra-Light Hunting Chassis from MDT Corp

For hunters seeking a bolt-action rifle of a superior nature, assembling a rifle on a chassis rather than a run-of-the-mill stock is a popular option, and the new HNT26 Ultra-Light Hunting Chassis from MDT Corp offers light weight and thoughtful design, as it was made specifically for hunting and the base model weighs in at a mere 26 ounces including the base, butt stock, forearm, and grip.

This hunting chassis is sold as a kit which includes magnesium alloy base, foam-filled carbon fiber buttstock, carbon-fiber-enclosed forend, and a carbon fiber grip. MDT saw many hunters using their tactical and sport rifle chassis for hunting, and decided the time had come to design an all-new rifle chassis system aimed at hunters. Aside from the light weight, the optional side-folding stock might be the handiest feature about this hunting chassis, but it’s certainly not the only one. Below is a list of specifications and features from MDT:

HNT26 Ultra-Light Hunting Chassis Specs

  • Snag-free design to diminish or eliminate unwanted snag points
  • Foam-filled carbon fiber buttstock is ultra-lightweight while dampening vibrations and felt recoil
  • Optional ARCA rail can be integrated right into the forend
  • Designed for use with MDT’s new Polymer SA 3 Round Magazine, which fits flush into the magwell
  • Length of pull and comb adjustment (12.5” minimum length of pull with adjustable spacer system)
  • Thumb shelf
  • Chassis body machined from AZ61A magnesium alloy
  • Fixed and folding version available
  • Ultralight weight design weighing between 26oz and 31oz depending on configuration chosen (folding version and ARCA version increase weight to the high end of this scale)
  • Foam-filled carbon fiber buttstock deadens sound, vibrations, and felt recoil
  • Carbon Fiber components provide warm to touch feel
  • Designed to diminish snag points and provide superior ergonomics
  • Low profile mag latch integrates seamlessly into trigger guard
  • V-Block bedding system with free floating barrel
  • Will accommodate barrels up to 1.25” diameter
  • Compatible with AICS style magazines
  • Front and rear QD
  • Front and rear sling swivel mounts
  • Vertically adjustable cheek riser with soft touch foam pad
  • Accepts most AR Grips but specifically designed with ultra lightweight Carbon fiber grip just over 1oz
  • Carbon-fiber-enclosed forend with MLOK, QD mount, Sling Swivel Mount
  • Cerakote finish in either Black Carbon Fiber or Cobalt Green
  • Titanium action / grip screws

Available Rifle Platforms

  • Remington 700 Short Action (and clones)
  • Remington 700 Long Action CIP 3.850 (and clones)
  • Savage Short Action
  • Savage Long Action CIP 3.850
  • Tikka T3 Short Action
  • Tikka T3 Long Action

Short action non-folding versions are priced at $1,299.95. A folding stock adds $200, integrated ARCA rail adds $50, and long action adds $50 which means a fully tricked-out setup for a long action rifle will run you $1599.95. Don’t forget to add a magazine; that’s not included. Sorry, southpaws, only right-hand versions of the HNT26 Ultra-Light Hunting Chassis are currently planned. The MDT HNT26 Chassis System is available for pre-order at https://mdttac.com/hnt26-chassis-system.html and shipping is expected to begin summer 2021.

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