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    Whats the best R700 chassis for your buck?

    I like the looks of the JAE the best, Mcrees next and then the AIC, but the JAE is 1K and year lead time, AIC is up there too, but the Mcrees comes in under $600 and looks like a great chassis for the price. Any others out there in the $600 or less price range? I have seen a few with the AR type butt stocks with a connecting tube and dont care for the looks of those, if I wanted an AR-10 look, I would just go with one of those.


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    I'm no expert in this field, but especially for a budget build, I don't think you can beat Mcree. They aren't quite as tactical looking to me as some of the other higher end chassis, but seem to be well built. Heard only good things about them.


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    You've definitely got options:

    There's MDT. They have a low cost basic chassis w/ bottom metal that accepts AICS mags, but you have to add your own AR style grip and stock. After the addition of a PRS these are in the $700 range

    MDT Lightweight $399 http://mdttac.com/lss-chassis-remington-700.html
    MDT Tac-21 $689 http://mdttac.com/tac21-short-action.html

    The EXO chassis is similar to the MDT with some tactical design cues

    Exo $499 http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet...ton-700/Detail

    Or you can step up the the AICS 1.5.

    AICS 1.5 $869 http://www.midwayusa.com/product/289...308-winchester

    Although IMO like you mentioned the Mcree really is offering the most bang for the buck in a ready to go drop in chassis system. They don't seem to be back ordered like many of the other manufacturers and are getting nothing but good reviews from what I've read. If I were currently in the market for a new chassis Mcree would be my choice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinus211 View Post
    You've definitely got options:

    There's MDT. They have a low cost basic chassis w/ bottom metal that accepts AICS mags, but you have to add your own AR style grip and stock. After the addition of a PRS these are in the $700 range

    MDT Lightweight $399 http://mdttac.com/lss-chassis-remington-700.html
    MDT Tac-21 $689 http://mdttac.com/tac21-short-action.html

    The EXO chassis is similar to the MDT with some tactical design cues

    Exo $499 http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet...ton-700/Detail

    Or you can step up the the AICS 1.5.

    AICS 1.5 $869 http://www.midwayusa.com/product/289...308-winchester

    Although IMO like you mentioned the Mcree really is offering the most bang for the buck in a ready to go drop in chassis system. They don't seem to be back ordered like many of the other manufacturers and are getting nothing but good reviews from what I've read. If I were currently in the market for a new chassis Mcree would be my choice.
    Can't weigh in too deeply here as I only have experience with 2 chassis. They're both on R700s but different calibers.
    I am very fond of the AICS 1.5 on the .308. But the other rifle is for prairie dogs and I have occasion to shoulder it and walk around a bit.
    It wears a Bell and Carlson Tactical Medalist Style 3 and uses Wyatt bottom metal and I put on a Karsten cheek piece.
    About 1000 rounds fired so far and I'm happy with it, but can't compare it to anything. 2-3 pounds lighter than the AICS


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    I have the McRee on my FNH i like it. There are quite a few options. Rock Solid stocks. AICS McRee The Tac 21s. There are lots of different. systems out there. Heres a link that one of my fellow shooters posted.

    http://waguns.org/viewtopic.php?f=40...4&hilit=Chasis


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    I am all but certain I will go with the mcree, the big question now is what color, flat dark earth or O.D. Green?


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    I have FDE you can have OD


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    Mcree should be here this week, excited to get my rifle put back together and do some shooting!

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