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Since building my 6.8 bolt gun on a Stevens 200 action, I've been wanting to put a new stock on it that would allow the use of removable mags. I also knew my son wanted to replace the 4# stock on his 6.5 Creedmoor Ruger M77 MKII target model. It just so happened that MDT had a M77 stock on sale in the clearance store. I checked to see if it would work on the MKII target model and they said it would, so he bought it.

As it turned out MDT was wrong and the 2 stage trigger on the MKII would not fit without removing a lot of aluminum (Dremel) from the chassis. They were good about it and offered options: Return the chassis or perform the surgery on the chassis (without affecting their warranty) for which they would send me a couple of their $40 mags. I took them up on the DIY offer and here is the M77 just waiting for my son to pick out furniture to finish the build.

Gun Trigger Air gun Shooting sport

I liked the quality of the chassis so much that I ordered one for my Stevens 200 build and took the 2 mags they offered in .223, so I could convert them for 6.8. I'm going to enjoy this.


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I've been waiting for a left hand Tikka T3 long action to show up in the clearance section. It's about the only chassis available for my rifle.
 

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Got the parts to finish my Stevens 200 to MDT LSS 6.8 upgrade:

Gun Firearm Trigger Optical instrument Air gun Gun Rifle Firearm Trigger Air gun

Still need to Dremel the .223 mag so it will hold and feed the 6.8, but otherwise ready to shoot.
 

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Have you shot it yet, was it off a bipod? If shooting of a bipod shouldn't you have the bipod out towards the end of the barrel a little more? I have been thinking about one of these for a build but not sure on the short front were a bipod would go. It does look good though.
 

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Have you shot it yet, was it off a bipod? If shooting of a bipod shouldn't you have the bipod out towards the end of the barrel a little more? I have been thinking about one of these for a build but not sure on the short front were a bipod would go. It does look good though.
I haven't shot it yet, and I don't use a bipod (I've now removed the front mounting stud). I'll take it to the range when the weather cools down.

Concerning the short fore end and bipod use, it doesn't appear to cause issues. Check the reviewer's comments toward the end of this review: http://8541tactical.com/2014/08/11/modular-driven-technologies-lss-chassis-review/

Although it costs $100 more than the LSS, MDT also sells the LSS-XT with a longer fore end: https://mdttac.com/lss-xl-chassis-system.html
 

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Hey JerBer
did you ever get those MDT223 mags to handle the six8 ?
I got mine to run about 80% They just don't seem to like to feed the last one or two rounds.
 

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Hey JerBer
did you ever get those MDT223 mags to handle the six8 ?
I got mine to run about 80% They just don't seem to like to feed the last one or two rounds.
Yes, I was careful to only remove (Dremel) enough material to just allow loading the 6.8 cartridge, so the cartridges fit snugly. Although I can only load 8 rounds in a 10 round .223 mag, they all feed well. Just an observation...the mags seem a little sloppy when inserted in the LSS and the rounds feed more reliably when upward pressure is applied to the mag.
 
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