Choate Machine and Tool has announced the release of a new modular chassis called C Mod. The new chassis is compatible with Remington 700 short action footprint receivers. Its modularity is expressed in the ability to change the stocks and forearms without a need for removing the barrelled action from the actual chassis. According to the company, “This modularity provides the ultimate in adaptability and versatility while not disturbing the critical action-to-stock fit so reconfirming zero is unnecessary after configuring the system as needed.”
At first glance, it may look like a polymer stock, however, it consists of three sections with the middle core section being CNC machined out of a solid block of aluminum. The stocks and forearms are made of polymer with aluminum inserts at attachment points with the middle section.
The chassis is fed from proprietary magazines that allow loading cartridges with an overall length of up to 2.86″. It features an AR-style magazine release button which the company claims to be a better solution compared to a magazine release latch normally seen in front of the trigger guard because the latter is more prone to accidentally dropping the magazine.
There are two forearm and four stock options available for this chassis. Here is how the company describes them:
The ultimate in versatility is provided by the C. Mod Stock system of optional forends and butt stocks. Forends include a target/varmint style forend with a wide, flat bottom and a sniper/tactical style forend that is shorter and slightly tapered toward the muzzle end. Both come with a T-rail and bipod adapter. Butt stocks included two conventional types including a basic tactical style, a fully customizable target/tactical style with adjustable check piece and length-of-pull. Choate also offers two very specialized butt stocks for the C. Mod Rifle Stock including a telescoping AR style butt stock (compatible with any AR butt stock) and a pistol grip folding stock for the ultimate in portability. All butt stocks and forends come with the required hardware for rock solid installation.
The Choate C Mod. chassis has an MSRP of $710. The price includes the black anodized middle chassis itself, the black tactical forearm, black tactical stock as well as two magazines.
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