Published on September 26th, 2012 | by Juliet One14
Mcrees Chassis G5 Folder Review
I wrote a series a few months back about building a custom precision rifle. In the series I highlighted a few good stock options that I consider to be some of the very best on the market. Among those mentioned was the Mcrees Chassis by Mcrees Precision. I was so impressed with the Mcrees Chassis that I had Short Action Customs build me a custom rifle outfitted with Mcrees G5 TMAG Folding Stock. Needless to say I am more than satisfied with my rifle and it’s performance. It is nothing less than a tack driver.
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For years the only rifle stocks I ever ran on my rifles were Mcmillan stocks. I have never been let down in any way by any of my Mcmillan stocks. I am a firm believer in the saying “if it isn’t broken than don’t fix it”. So for me to completely leave my comfort zone and run a Chassis system I really had to see something special. That is exactly what took place 2 years ago when I first had the opportunity to get behind one of these fine systems from Mcrees.
The first thing I immediately noticed about the Mcrees Chassis is that it is made out of Aluminum. I liked that because of the durability of metal versus fiberglass. I tend to be pretty rough on my rifles when I work and train with them. My rifles aren’t safe queens and I train hard with them and sometimes they get a little banged up in the process. So the fact that the stock was metal was a huge plus for me.
The next item that appealed to me was the built in box magazine system. The system accepts your standard AI/Nato magazines in either 5 or 10 round options. The system works flawlessly and allows me the ability to reload my rifle under stress, quickly and efficiently.
The G5 is also outfitted with a folding stock. This is an option that I have grown fond of. It allows me to transport my rifle on my pack in a nice compact package. This is a very nice option when you’re moving through brushy terrain and obstacles. It also aids the shooter in rifle maintenance. Normally I have to lower the cheek rest to remove the bolt completely from the action. With the G5 all I have to do is fold the stock out of the way. The cheek rest is easy to adjust but I’m just not a fan of moving my cheek rest once I get it where I want it. I like to keep it there for the purpose of consistency. The folding option is built very durable and has absolutely zero play when locked into position.
The Chassis is also outfitted with a number of built in flush cups that allow the shooter to mount a sling in a number of different configurations. It also comes with a number of bolt on picatinny rail sections to mount after market optics, lights, lasers, and bipods.
The Mcrees Chassis is designed as a system that allows the shooter to drop a barreled action into the chassis and go to work. It requires no bedding of the action or altering to the chassis. It is completely ready to go out of the box and will allow your rifle to reach its full accuracy potential. The Chassis is built specifically for the type of action the shooter is running. Mcrees Precision offers a number of different models to work with your specific action type. You will be hard pressed to find an action type they don’t support but if this is the case they can and will build a Chassis specifically for your action.
The G5 retails for 675.00 and comes with a bunch of extras. This is a very affordable stock option considering all of the built in accessories. There is zero Gunsmith time involved which also cuts down greatly on overall cost and time away from the range.
I feel this chassis is the complete package for the warfighter or competition shooter.
Ordering x1 G5 TMAG Carbine- Fixed stock. Uses AR15 receiver extension, stock and grip. A call to McRee confirmed no mods necessary to any aftermarket AR15 grip. I have to get a collapsible stock that wont buckle under the recoil and a strong receiver extension tube. 390.00 bucks for the kit is a superb deal, its billet and comes with so many extras and options.
These guys are doing great things for us dudes with small pockets.
Job well done on the review, I may have totally over looked this kit without it.
Thanks for the nugget J-1
When my wallet allows it, I wouldnt mind dressing up the Remington 700 with this chassis.
The price point is good and the .338LPM deserves it.
Question for ya and the audience,
Any good books out there to help teach long range/precision rifle technique and maintenance.
Thanks all, i'll keep it short and sweet.
@dbowhunter Maybe check out Brandon's and Glen's(RIP) book: "21st Century Sniper: A Complete Practical Guide". Not exactly a dedication to long range/precision shooting as it covers sniper fieldcraft and what not but I'm sure that it's a great place to start. FYI: i haven't read this book yet... I'll be getting around to it sometime next year with the ever-growing SOFREP reading list that I am amassing. Good luck with your search!
@dbowhunter I'm not aware of any books either. I think the best way to learn is to meet and talk to other shooters. Attend a local long range or tactical match and observe. Ask questions. Most guys are more than happy to answer them and point you in the right direction. Magpul has a DVD series. If you have the money and the time, there's good quality instruction available as well.
@dbowhunter Unfortunately I don't have any books that I can personally recommend. I'm sure they are out there but I don't know of any. I'll keep my eyes open.
I saw one of these at the range on Sunday. It looked sweet. The price is really good. Any idea how much it weighs? Is it lighter than the fiberglass (AICS) chassis? Mines a beast.
@shooten It's definetly lighter than the AICS. Weighs around 5 lbs. That is pretty light for a Chassis or a Stock. Another plus for the Mcree Chassis.
@shooten It weighs around 5 lbs +or- a couple ounces.
@DDechant Thanks. I did check the website but didn't see the weight. That's a huge advantage over AICS.
@shooten I run one of these Chassis on a rifle of mine and I couldn't be happier. Mcrees Precsion is a great company with outstanding customer service.