3/8ths MOA Guaranteed – 6.5 Creedmore – Masterpiece Arms – + CZ 755 Chassis & Can in the Buttstock – SHOT Show 2017

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Masterpiece Arms
65BA Chassis Rifle $3,150
(I can’t find other products on website)

Serious shooters benefit most from small companies with design teams who are enthusiasts themselves. That is the case with Masterpiece Arms, and it is funny since they started making MAC-10s. But even going back to that gun, MPA took what is considered a classic mostly useless movie gun, and matured it into a practical and reliable pistol caliber carbine (with a brace) that actually takes Glock Mags.

Now MPA has become an evolution to competition rifles, 3/8ths MOA guaranteed competition rifles no less. Go figure. I think it’s just a group of guys having fun pushing the boundaries on guns with whatever they can think up and build, and doing a great job of it.

The first rifle in the video is the Masterpiece Arms MPA65BA in 6.5 Creedmore. It is built on their BA chassis system, and then you’ll see a smaller version of the BA chassis built for the CZ 755 rimfire rifle. I have reviewed those guns and gotten 1/4 MOA out of the box, with a wood stock, so you can easily imagine why MPA would make a chassis, rather than rimfire rifles with a more recognized name.

And the last product you may have seen here once before, when MPA first announced it. It is a folding chassis system that allows you to hide a suppressor in the buttstock. Holding it in my hands, the rifle said covert operator, not mall ninja, and though I’m not that scary guy myself, I could see how this could be a valuable asset in such a profession.

All of these guns are for the most part hand made one at a time to order, so if you want one, contact MPA to get in line. Main office in Comer, GA: (706)-395-7050

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  • BillyBob January 27, 2017, 8:15 pm

    Ruger Precision Rifle®
    Print Spec Sheet Find a Retailer Buy Now
    Model Number: 18008 Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
    StockFolding, Adjustable Length of Pull and Comb Height
    Barrel Length24\”
    BarrelCold Hammer-Forged, 5R Rifling
    HandguardRuger Precision Rifle™ Short-Action
    Twist1:8\” RH
    Grooves5
    Weight10.7 lb.
    Capacity10
    Height7.30\”
    Overall Length43.25\”-46.75\”
    Length of Pull12\” – 15.50\”
    Folded Length35.60\”
    Width3.30\”
    Suggested Retail$1599.00
    Medium-contour (.75\” at the muzzle) barrel features a Ruger Precision Rifle™ Hybrid Muzzle Brake to effectively reduce recoil while minimizing noise and blast to the sides of the shooter (thread protector included).
    Cold hammer-forged 4140 chrome-moly steel barrel with 5R Rifling at minimum bore and groove dimensions, minimum headspace and centralized chamber.
    Equipped with a Ruger Precision Rifle® Short-Action Handguard for improved scope clearance for long-range scopes.
    20 MOA Picatinny rail secured with four, #8-40 screws for increased long-range elevation capabilities.
    \”Upper\” receiver and one-piece bolt are precision CNC-machined from pre-hardened 4140 chrome-moly steel to minimize distortion.
    Three-lug bolt with 70° throw features dual cocking cams and a smooth-running, full diameter bolt body.
    In-line recoil path manages recoil directly from the rear of the receiver to the buttstock, not through a traditional bedding system, providing maximum accuracy potential.
    Ruger® Precision MSR stock with QD sling attachment points features a bottom Picatinny rail and soft rubber buttpad. The left-folding stock hinge is attached to an AR-style buffer tube and accepts any AR-style stock. Length of pull and comb height are adjustable. Barrels can be easily replaced by a competent gunsmith using AR-style wrenches and headspace gauges.
    Magazine well front is contoured for a positive grip for bracing against shooting supports.
    Oversized bolt handle for positive bolt manipulation, with 5/16\”-24 thread for easy replacement. Bolt disassembly tool is stored in the bolt shroud for easy striker channel cleaning. Also features a Ruger Precision Rifle™ Billet Aluminum Bolt Shroud.
    \”Lower\” magazine well halves are precision machined from aerospace-grade 7075-T6 aluminum and are Type III hard coat anodized for maximum durability.
    Patent-pending multi-magazine interface functions interchangeably with AICS and M110/SR-25/DPMS/Magpul-style magazines (works with some M14 magazines).
    Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ trigger is externally adjustable with a pull weight range of 2.25 to 5.0 lbs.; wrench is stored in the bolt shroud.
    Extended trigger-reach AR-style grip and 45° reversible safety selector. May be configured with any AR-style grip and selector.
    Also includes: two, 10-round Magpul® PMAG® magazines.

  • Don Honeycutt January 24, 2017, 7:15 pm

    Go to any serious benchrest match and you will see a line of rifles capable of placing 5 shots in a group measuring 1/4 MOA or better at 100, 200, 600 and even 1000 yards. These Benchrest competition guys call 200 yards, “Short Range.” I own a pretty nice short range BR action rifle. It was custom built for me at just under $3K. (BAT action/Krieger Barrel/Jewell Trigger/Kelbly Stock in 222 Remington) that regularly shoots under 1/4 MOA 5-shot/100 yard groups. Unfortunately for me, my rifle (or is it me) is not accurate enough to compete with the big boys. They have rifles that do groupd half the size of mine. If you do not understand or believe what I just wrote, just go to Accurate Shooter.com and Benchrestcentral.com, and learn something new.

  • LR Shooter January 24, 2017, 9:48 am

    Factory load or hand load? Good Point. However, 3/8 MOA is not necessarily number of shots relevant. A single shot, landing within 3/8 MOA of PoA is what appears to be stated. In fact, trying to shoot a ‘quick’ group of even 3 shots to the same PoA will more than likely change the PoI of following shots. Masterpiece does not define the 3/8 MoA as a group accuracy, not even a cold barrel group. Perhaps they should clarify. A warming barrel 3 or 5 shot group that maintains the 3/8 MoA would really be something.

  • Shane Foster January 24, 2017, 9:23 am

    From the website:
    Accuracy Guarantee
    3/8″ MOA (3 shot group)

  • DTruck January 24, 2017, 9:18 am

    Very unfortunate, considering the history of Creedmoor itself. Hey, maybe that can be your next column.

  • Dr Motown January 24, 2017, 8:57 am

    Precision long-range shooting is quite an expensive sport. While I appreciate the technology, it is meaningless for me as a deer hunter. For those who can afford it and enjoy the applications, best of luck to you! We’re all brothers in the shooting sports

  • Nate January 24, 2017, 8:40 am

    I would never buy a rifle from anyone who guarantees 3/8 minute-of-angle. Making such a statement betrays a complete ignorance of ballistics. Bullets travel in curves; no matter how good your rifle is, at some distance that curve will exceed 3/8 MOA. The same is true for any boob who claims his rifle can shoot to 1 MOA.

    • Joe January 24, 2017, 9:48 am

      You really know nothing about “minute of angle” or long range shooting. The 3/8″, 1/2″, or 1″ repeat ability is at a specific distance. 1moa at 100 yards would equal 2moa at 200 yards, 3moa at 300, etc. You are retarded.

      • LR Shooter January 24, 2017, 11:21 am

        A popular misconception regarding what MoA infers. In fact, One Minute of Angle relates to a difference between PoA and PoI of very close to 1 inch at 100 yards. The trajectory continues to two hundred yards and an offset of one MoA at the 200 yard target is very close to 2 inches (PoA to PoI). 3inches at 300 yards and so on to 10 inches at 1,000 yards. Were it Joe’s way, the difference between PoA and PoI at 1,000 yards would be 10 MoA, or 100 inches! Were it Joe’s way, a 3/8 MoA barrel would have a PoI 37.5 inches distant from the PoA. Hardly record setting.

      • Mark January 24, 2017, 12:06 pm

        You really should either check your response or your knowledge before calling someone else retarded. A minute of angle, or minute of arc, doesn’t change with distance. 1 MOA amounts to around 1″ at 100 yards, 2″ at 200 yards, and 3″ at 300 yards. It does not change from 1 MOA to 2 MOA to 3 MOA with distance. A Rifle with 3 MOA would have a spread of 3″ at 100 yards and 9″ at 300 yards.

      • Joe Poyer January 24, 2017, 11:16 pm

        Is it necessary to insult someone because you disagree with what they say or think they are wrong. A polite correction would have been far better received — and believed.

    • Michael Perry January 24, 2017, 6:25 pm

      I am a retired Marine Corps Colonel with 34 years of service (6 years enlisted) I only mention this to add some credibility to my comments. I purchased this rifle directly from Master Piece Arms two years ago and was built to my specifications from their options. It was chambered for the Hornady 140 gr AMAX in 6.5 Creedmoor. Took all the guess work out of determining bullet jump, etc. After I placed my order online, I received a personal call from Phil Cashin, MPA’s CEO and president. He went over my specifications to insure everything was correct. He even offered to laser etch the Marine Corps emblem on the barrel and magazines. I received the weapon in 5 weeks, took it to the range, and it has been shooting 1/4 MOA ever since. If you check out what MPA does to this rifle to make it accurate, you will understand why they can claim a minimum of 3/8’s MOA.

  • David B. Monier-Williams January 24, 2017, 8:39 am

    Get a new photographer. You can’t see the rifle as its on a black background. Altogether, a lousy interview

  • Frank Crum January 24, 2017, 7:56 am

    I agree with Bohio, as a shooter that jumped out at me “creedmore” in the headlines, my first thought was “what kind of article will it be when he doesn’t know how to spell it?

  • BOhio January 24, 2017, 6:06 am

    Please show a little professionalism, and pride in the writing craft, and have your copy reviewed and edited before it is published. It’s correctly spelled CREEDMOOR, not “Creedmore” as you have it in the headline and elsewhere in your article. And your punctuation needs a lot of work…

    Last, but not least, what is the 3/8 MOA guarantee? Is it three shots? Five? One group out of a dozen, at 100y? Factory ammo or handloads?

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