Chassis for hunting poll

Chassis for hunting

  • Tried it and do not like it

    Votes: 6 42.9%
  • Tried it and liked it

    Votes: 8 57.1%

  • Total voters
    14

MuleyFever

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Thinking of putting a Tikka in a XLR for the adjustability so my wife and I can share the rifle. Just wondering about how others that have tried a chassis felt about using one for hunting.
 
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MuleyFever

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Looking again at the XLR site they list the carbon buttstock as 12.5" and 13.75" options. Are they not adjustable?
 

Sobrbiker

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Did you vote?
Yup.
I shot PRS style matches for years with chassis systems (ran Rock Solid chassis) before they became all the rage, and I took up hunting after dialing back on competitions so I’m more comfortable with them.
The MDT LSS is a relatively lightweight setup, so it’s what I run on my hunting gun.
 

tdot

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I picked up a folding Carbon XLR, I really like it. 99% of my shooting experience was with a traditional shaped bolt action rifle. I probably should have purchased the adjustable non-carbon butt stock, as it turns out I don't like hiking with the gun strapped to the back of my pack.

I haven't hunted in cold weather with it, but since it would be carried in a gun bearer, I'm not as concerned about the cold aspect of it.

I'm very comfortable with it off-hand and prone, along with various field positions. I'll likely be buying a second XLR.
 

BeastOfTheTrees

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Have a Weatherby Vanguard Backcountry Barrel and action chambered in .300 Wby Mag, dropped into a MDT LSS XL Gen 2. Love the way it shoots and the folder I have on it. Just haven't hunted with it yet. I'll vote when I ruck it around the National Forest a bit.
 

JohnJohnson

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I've hunted with an AIAT (full rifle, not just the chassis) before. I think I went back to carbon fiber stocks just because of the weight.
 

orelkaddict

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I like my chassis guns but it totally depends on the hunt. If there's a high percentage of a long shot I'll pack that chassis every time. If majority of shots will be semi short shots then I'll just pack my carbon 308 traditional stock.
 
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