Behind the Scenes Look at MasterPiece Arms' BA Chassis System

Tom R
by Tom R

MasterPiece Arms has produced a video giving a pretty detailed breakdown of their Bolt Action Chassis System. It shows all of the features and operation, and some good video of deployment of the features.

In this video Phil Cashin, owner of MPA, gives an overview of the MasterPiece Arms Bolt Action Chassis, delves into its latest features and gives you a behind the scenes look at what makes this chassis so unique.

Warning, the video is ~26 minutes long, but I did find it somewhat interesting. It is cool to hear some of the rationale for some of the design decisions. It is even cooler to see stuff in operation as the manufactured intended.

It is pricey at $875. Does anyone here have one? Thoughts?

You can find some more information about their Bolt Action Chassis System at:

Tom R
Tom R

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it--he is known (in certain circles) for his curse...ahem, find the breaking point of anything.You can reach him at tom.r AT or at

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  • Wingbert Wingbert on Nov 02, 2015

    Right, $870 is actually relatively low when compared to many R700 chassis out there. My AICS AX cost about $1300

  • Lance Lance on Nov 02, 2015

    Still no chassis for Ruger or Winchester that shows the company's lack of vision.

    • JK JK on Nov 02, 2015

      @Lance Why would they want to produce a product specifically to showcase their lack of vision? Now, if they were to produce a chassis system for those rifles that showed their vision, they might really have something.