Cadex Defence brought to SHOT Show 2020 a large number of new products – from rail adapters to complete rifles. In this article, we’ll cover some of the most interesting news of this Canadian company.
The new hunting CDX rifles currently includes two models – CDX-R7 CRBN (Carbon) and CDX-R7 SPTR (Sporter). All the features of these rifles are identical with the exception of the barrel: the CDX-R7 CRBN comes with a Proof Research carbon fiber barrel whereas the CDX-R7 SPTR has a fluted stainless steel barrel. Both rifles are available in short or long action lengths.
CDX hunting rifles utilize Remington 700 footprint actions made of 416 stainless steel. The 4-lug bolts have a 50-degree bolt throw. The rifles are compatible with AICS pattern magazines and come with Cadex DX2 EVO single/two stage triggers. The barreled actions are housed in new Tundra Strike synthetic stocks with 15 different color and color combination options available. The caliber options include the following chamberings: .308 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, .300 WSM, 7mm Rem Mag, .28 Nosler, .300 Win Mag, .300 PRC and .338 Lapua Magnum.
I had a chance to shoulder and work the actions of CDX hunting rifles and if I have to pick one feature/part that I am most impressed with, that will be the Tundra Strike stock. These stocks have great ergonomics, they shoulder perfectly, and the materials and textures are outstanding, too.
The Tundra Strike stock is compatible with Remington 700 footprint barreled actions. It is made of polymer with molded-in aluminum bedding blocks and CNC machined magazine well and recoil lug cavity. This stock also features a neoprene cheekpiece, rubberized grip and handguard inserts, oversized trigger guard and magazine release lever, and forend inserts for sporter and heavy barrel contours. No bedding job is required for installing the barreled action.
The MSRP of Tundra Strike stock is $536.95.
Arca Elite System
The Cadex Defence ARCA Elite System (AES) allows locking the Picatinny rail clamp in the preferred position on their ARCA rail. Two stainless steel pins inside the clamp engage the gear teeth shaped serrations on the rail once you tighten the side lever. I tried adjusting the clamp and it was pretty intuitive with smooth sliding and rock-solid lockup. The tension of the clamping lever can be adjusted too. The AES rail is made of 6061-T6 aluminum. It is M-LOK compatible. The MSRP for the shown 12.5″ rail is $326.95.
Another Remington 700 compatible part by Cadex Defence. What sets the DX2 EVO trigger apart from the competition is that it can be converted from single stage to two stage in a matter of changing the place of the selector pin on the housing. The trigger pull weight is adjustable within the 1.5 to 2.5 lb range. The position of the trigger shoe can also be adjusted.The MSRP of the DX2 EVO trigger is $225.95 – $259.95.