MasterPiece Arms Releases Rifles In 6mm/6.5mm Chamberings

MPA-BA

If you have ever gone to a precision rifle competition you will see all sorts of 6mm rounds.  From the 6mm Creedmore and .243 Winchester to 6.5 Grendel and .260 Remington.  They are flat shooting, high velocity rounds with a very high BC, which is why a lot of the competition shooters are using them.

MPA308BA Type 2

MasterPiece Arms is now chambering their rifles for various 6mm and 6.5mm rounds.  Their new rifles will feature the MPA chassis, Stiller’s Precision actions and Spencer/MPA hand lapped barrels.  With a MSRP of just $3,250 they are very reasonably priced for someone looking at getting into a precision rifle, and not spending a small fortune.  Check out their press release below if you are interested in getting more info.

COMER, GA (July 2014) – MasterPiece Arms, manufacturers of the MPA MAC Line of pistols,carbines, suppressors and MPAR Rifles, proudly announces our finest bolt-action in 6mm and 6.5mm: the MPA 6mmBA Bolt Action Rifle & the MPA6.5mmBA Bolt Action Rifle.

MPA’s newest entries into our bolt-action rifle series, offered in various6mm and 6.5mmchamberings, are built on a MPA tactical aluminum chassis with a Stiller’s Precision TAC Series action and MPA/Spencer hand-lapped barrel.

The MPA chassis is produced from 6061 aluminum with a v-bedding system which provides additional clearance for glass bedding action and the straight section of the barrel. The MPA buttstock comes with an adjustable cheek riser, length of pull and monopod. The 6mmBA and 6.5mmBA also feature a front mounted bridge with Picatinny rail and a lower mounted Picatinny rail, plus a 20 MOA scope rail. The body is finished in a cerakote finish of either black or flat dark earth. The MPA 6mmBA and 6.5mmBA are compatible with any AICS or AW compatible magazines.

The Spencer/MPA hand-lapped rifle barrel is produced from 416RQ stainless steel and is precision gun drilled, reamed and honed. It is pull-button rifled using CNC produced twist guides to exacting and consistent twist control and stress relieved in a Cress Vacuum Furnace and hand-lapped to exacting sizes, removing any and all tooling marks. The barrels are tested and verified using a Sheffield Air Gage Inspection System to .0001″ size variance with additional inspection on a video borescope.

The Stiller’s Precision TAC Series premium actions, produced for MPA, have recoil lugs ground to .0001″ flatness and parallelism. The action is machined from heat-treated stainless steel and the face, tenon and lug abutment cuts are machined in a single setup, ensuring exact parallelism and perpendicularity for critical features that affect accuracy. The Stiller’s Precision TAC Series bolt, also produced for MPA, is a one-piece design with the bolt, lugs and handle machined from a single piece of 4140 heat-treated steel and all critical features and dimensions are finished on a CNC OD grinder. All bolts feature spiral fluting and are hand-lapped and fitted individually to each action. The bolts have a black nitride finish.

Additionally, the MPA 6mmBA and 6.5mmBA Bolt Action Rifles come with an MPA muzzle brake (tactical or bench rest type) and Timney 510 trigger. The MPA 6mmBA and 6.5mmBA each retails for an MSRP of $3,250.00 and includes the tactical chassis, a 10 round AICS type magazine and a Plano AW Rifle Case.

The 6mm Rifles are available in various 6mm chamberings, including 6mm Lapua, 6mmXC, 6mm Creedmore, 243 Winchester and others. The 6.5mm Rifles are available in 6.5mm x 47 Lapua, 6.5mm x 284 Lapua, 6.5mm Creedmore, 260 Remington and others. Check with MPA for your chambering of choice.

For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of pistols, rifles, carbine and suppressors, visit www.masterpiecearms.com.



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  • Vitor

    I hope they learn to spell Creedmoor right.

  • ClintTorres

    Did I not get the memo?

    When did $3250 stop being a fortune for a precision rifle? “Reasonable” maybe but still a fortune in my book.

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      Mine book says the same thing as yours!

  • http://gearward.com/ Mark

    Epic. Literally the exact opposite of the MAC in every conceivable way.

    • http://suburbansdomain.blogspot.com Suburban

      I still think they should have released the bolt-action rifles under another brand, for this exact reason.

  • Blake

    Looks awesome!

    But so is the M77 .243 bull bbl/beavertail/bipod that’s already in the safe &ltgrin&gt

  • Anders Albertsson

    And here I thought they were announcing an airsoft version

  • Sir Jerksalot

    You know, if you want to convince people that you don’t pimp yourself out for cash/gear/ammo/access, running press releases for Masterpiece(ofshit) Arms might not be the way to do that…

    • http://dasilvawedding15.wordpress.com/ lalahsghost

      MPA was bought out a few years ago, and a video stated that their engineers wanted to do something interesting and “good” for a change. IIRC, MPA also manufacturers parts for other companies, but they want to get away from that.

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      We’ve never even tested a Masterpiece Arms. Everybody gets the same press release treatment. In fact I doubt they even know we posted it.

  • iksnilol

    Can someone educate me about these tactical rifles? I have no problem getting 1/2 MOA with a stock Sauer STR with a sling (about 2k cost). That makes this seem a bit pointless (for me personally).

    I will admit they look cool and somewhat comfortable (bare aluminum doesn’t seem that comfortable to me).