If you’re reading posts on this site, then I have no doubt that you have an appreciation for beautiful firearms. Seeing fine craftsmanship and elegant design on a firearm can be as satisfying as seeing any other work of art. The difference, of course, is that a beautiful firearm is, typically, something that you can use for practical purposes.
With that in mind, here is a new rifle that you may want to take a look at (see the picture above). Our friends over at ammoland give us these details about the firearm:
MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is pleased to introduce the MPA 224BA Bolt Action Rifle. Built specifically to use with the newly released 224 Valkyrie caliber, the MPA 224BA Bolt Action Rifle is ideal for competitive shooters looking to make longer range shots and hunters interested in varmints and medium game with a 1/2” MOA accuracy guarantee.
The chassis is machined on MPA’s CNC Horizontal Machining Centers to exacting tolerances from 6061 aluminum. MPA’s unique pocketing system reduces weight and increases the structural integrity of the chassis. The chassis also includes a built-in bubble level, thumb notch, night vision bridge and lower mounted Picatinny rail. The new MPA Enhanced Vertical Grip is also included. It is also compatible with a user locatable barricade stop system, which requires the purchase of an optional MPA BA Rotating Barricade Stop.
The MPA 224BA Bolt Action Rifle includes a precision gun drilled, reamed and honed Spencer / MPA rifle barrel made from 416RQ stainless steel. The hand-lapped barrel is bore and land inspected on a video borescope. The chamber is indicated within 0.0001” or less to the bore of the rifle.
The MPA produced buttstock features an adjustable length of pull, adjustable cheek riser, and bag rider. The length of pull and cheek position are locked in place via a set of screws that are embedded into the buttstock body. It provides a very strong lockup of the cheek riser plate and recoil plate assembly.
You can find out more details at MPA’s page for the rifle here. I don’t know about you, but there is a simple elegance to the design of this rifle that appeals to me. It may not appeal to everyone, as traditionalists will want to default back to rifles with wooden stocks (which can be beautiful, too), but, if you want to try out the 224 Valkyrie caliber ammunition, this may be a nice choice to work with.