MDT Hunter 26

SwiftShot

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Looking at MDT Hunter 26 on my rifle. I am wondering if anyone has experience with it and if they have put it on a Christensen Arms.
 

Lawnboi

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I hear rumors that they are coming out with a carbon fiber vertical grip. Hopefully it’s adjustable. That would make me need one.
 

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Shooting mine more has presented that the ARCA foreend is not Really Right Stuff spec. My Atlas bipod with RRS SC-LR clamp slides up the foreend under the recoil. So I installed an M-lok picatinny rail and put the ADM mount back on the Atlas.

I still like the chassis. My next one likely will not have the ARCA foreend though.
 

Lawnboi

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Shooting mine more has presented that the ARCA foreend is not Really Right Stuff spec. My Atlas bipod with RRS SC-LR clamp slides up the foreend under the recoil. So I installed an M-lok picatinny rail and put the ADM mount back on the Atlas.

I still like the chassis. My next one likely will not have the ARCA foreend though.

The rrs thumb knob version of an atlas mount is significantly lighter and more sleek. A plus if your looking to save some weight.
 

IrkedCitizen

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The rrs thumb knob version of an atlas mount is significantly lighter and more sleek. A plus if your looking to save some weight.
She is not light by any stretch of the imagination. With the Zermatt TL3 LA, 20" Rock Creek heavy varmint contour barrel, 5-25×56 f1 atacr, spuhr mount, 5 round 3.850 aics mag, and atlas bipod she is probably 13lbs. Lol

She shoots though. Last four shots down the barrel this past Friday at 200 yards. Yellow dot POA.
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I have a tikka 300wsm sitting in one...no regrets here. Buy one and don't look back. This was coming from an AG composites stock. Much prefer the MDT
 

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Shooting mine more has presented that the ARCA foreend is not Really Right Stuff spec. My Atlas bipod with RRS SC-LR clamp slides up the foreend under the recoil. So I installed an M-lok picatinny rail and put the ADM mount back on the Atlas.

I still like the chassis. My next one likely will not have the ARCA foreend though.
I just got a small M Lok Arca rail and it seems to work just fine for mine.

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I am hoping eventually you can buy pieces of this chassis as component parts such as folder/fixed stock piece and carbon fore ends.


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gtriple

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Only issue is the magnesium is very soft (duh). I ordered one for my Tikka and installed it extremely carefully with the proper torque. Then, when I went to take it apart and put it on my T1X, one of the bolts holding the fore-end on pulled out the threads. Had to send it back to MDT and they replaced it.

Then when the replacement arrived, the box showed up in not-so-great shape. I took it out and went to install it and the whole mag well had been bent like 5 degrees. Too much to even insert a mag into. Back it went to MDT. Still waiting on the replacement.

They obviously have excellent customer service, but I would have preferred that the magnesium not have any threads and the fore-end did not wrap around the barrel. Makes it a pain to have to disassemble the fore-end from the action to swap between guns. And obviously increases the chance that you'll pull out the threads.

For the little bit that I had it, it was absolutely fantastic to shoot. I love the foam on the cheek riser.

I would just recommend that you don't swap it between rifles frequently. And it might not take the same kind of abuse a stock or a heavier chassis might take, so be careful with it.

I'm going to be getting an XLR Element 4.0 MG soon to compare it to. I've got a feeling I might like the XLR more for the reasons mentioned above, but the HNT26 is an excellent product.
 

IrkedCitizen

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20" PRC? Damn that's sweet. What kind of velocity are you getting? Any data for factory Hornady Precision Hunter?
No i do not have any velocity numbers my chronograph gave up the ghost and I've been waiting on a labradar. I might just buy a magnetospeed. I am the second owner of this barreled action. I bought it as a complete rifle package. I didn't like the original chassis so I installed the HNT26. My can is 3/4×24 and the barrel was threaded 5/8×24. So it needed to be cut and threaded and I decided on 20".

The rifle was built and chambered by PVA:
300prc
Zermatt TL3 LA Mag BF full nitride 0moa rail
Rock Creek HV steel no flutes 26" 1:7"tw 5/8×24
Trigger Tech Diamond
Cadex Defense Field Competition Chassis
ATACR 5-25X56 F1
Spuhr SP-4902 30 MOA mount
Atlas bipod
Dead Air Keymo
ATS Tuner
Accurate AICS 3.850" Magazine

Previous owner wanted to shoot PVA 241gr coppers hence the 1:7" twist but he and Unknown Munitions were having trouble finding a suitable load so they abandoned that because he was tired of wasting time and money. So Unknown Munitions finished load development for this barrel using Berger 230gr OTM bullets. ***Again this is for this barrel so use due diligence as this might be too much for your barrel. *** Hornady brass, 82.7gr N570, GM215M primers, Berger 230gr OTM bullets. The chronograph pictures I saw said 3030fps but I cannot confirm nor deny those numbers.

I wasn't sure about the 1:7" twist barrel since I live in Colorado and hunt at high elevations. So I went and shot it in the original configuration at 7,800' elevation. I shot 13 rounds of the UM loads while getting a feel for the rifle. Within those 13 shots I produced these two "3 round groups". Nothing wrong with the 1:7" twist and 230gr Berger combo.

100 yards
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200 yards
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All that said, supposedly 3,030fps when it had a 26" barrel. Lol. I'll eventually get a velocity at 20" but I'm happy with the accuracy that I am getting. So I'll just continue to shoot the remainder of the UM loads. It had 207 rounds down the tube when I bought it and I've shot 58 through it.
 

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I put my 20" 7SS Terminus Apollo Lite in one and absolutely love it. I got the arca forend to work with my tripod, but still use the ADM clamp that came on my TBAC bipod so I put a short section of pic rail up front. I've got to where I like my bipod on a fixed attachment with a locking clamp.
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