[SHOT 2023] Hands On with the Luth-AR MCA-22 Chassis

Matthew Moss
by Matthew Moss
Luth-AR’s MCA-22 chassis (Matt Moss/TFB)

A few months ago Luth-AR introduced their MCA-22 chassis kit for the Ruger 10/22. At SHOT Show 2023 we got a look at the MCA-22 and Luth-AR ran us through its features. MCA stands for Modular Chassis Assembly and according to Luth-AR, the chassis is designed for plinking, Tactical 22 matches, Steel Challenge, Practical Rimfire Challenge matches, or starting out in NRL22 competitions.

Luth-AR worded with Roth Performance on the stock which is designed to accept standard profile 10/22 barrels and bull barrels with a diameter of up to .920 inches. The chassis is easy to install and made from glass-filled nylon, 6061 aluminum and steel making for a rigid platform.

Luth-AR's MCA-22 chassis (Matt Moss/TFB)

The stock is ambidextrous with some good adjustability: the click adjustable cheek piece offers incremental vertical adjustments, the stock’s length of pull can extend from 11.25 inches to 15.75 inches in 0.75-inch increments and the butt pad can be raised up to 1 inch.

Luth-AR's MCA-22 adjustable stock (Matt Moss/TFB)

There are 5 M-LOK attachment points on the bottom of the stock and 1 on either side at the front of the forend. Luth-AR also provide a removable taper barrel insert to accommodate 10/22 bull barrels. All in all a solid package for breathing new life into your old 10/22.

Luth-AR's MCA-22 chassis (Matt Moss/TFB)

On first impressions, the MCA-22 is a solid and rigid chassis with some impressive adjustability in terms of length of pull and cheek riser height. One downside to this adaptability is that the thumb screws, 2 of which secure the extendable section of the stock and the cheek riser, are not captive and have to be removed fully when adjusting the stock. This isn’t a major concern but having the screws captive once they’re loosened and fully extended would make adjustment in the field while out hunting or plinking a little easier. Otherwise, the MCA-22 shoulders well and the addition of QD mounts and the texturing on the pistol grip and forend are welcome features. MSRP on the MCA-22 is $189.95. Find out more at www.luth-ar.com.

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Matthew Moss
Matthew Moss

TheFirearmBlog.com - Managing Editor, Overt Defense.com - Managing Editor. Matt is a British historian specializing in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. He also runs Historical Firearms, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of The Armourer's Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms. Here on TFB he covers product and current military small arms news. Reach Matt at: matt@thefirearmblog.com

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  • Dead Sirius Dead Sirius on Jan 29, 2023

    A few months ago? This has been out almost a year. You can find reviews of it as far back as June of last year.