This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com
Georgia-based MasterPiece Arms (MPA) has introduced a new compact bolt action rifle, designed to be stored with a minimal footprint. The MUT or Micro Urban Tactical rifle has a number of features designed to reduce its overall length.
The rifle is chambered in .308 and it is available both as a full-length rifle and in an SBR configuration, with a 13-inch barrel. It features a folding stock, which can store a suppressor in its body, and MPA’s BA Lite Chassis. MPA claim the rifle can achieve sub ½ MOA accuracy.
MPA describe the MUT detail in a recent press release:
This purpose driven rifle was designed to be used when an ultra-compact platform with a minimal stored footprint is required, all while achieving sub ½ MOA accuracy.
The MPA Light Weight Chassis System is machined on MPA’s CNC Horizontal Machining Centers to exacting tolerances from 6061 aluminum. The v-bedding system provides additional clearance for glass bedding action and straight section of the barrel. The chassis also includes a built-in inclinometer, thumb notch, lower mounted Picatinny Rail and is spigot mount ready. The spigot mount is designed to be inserted in the front of the chassis to provide an extended distance between the front bipod and the rear support. A sling stud can replace the Picatinny rail if the customer desires.
The specially designed folding Compact Suppressor Ready (CSR) Buttstock comes with an adjustable length of pull and can store a suppressor up to 1.5″ in diameter (1.570″) and 8.5″ in length. This can take a suppressed rifle measuring up to 48″ in length and reduce the overall length to 23.5″ with the suppressor stored in the buttsock and folded/locked into a short barreled rifle (SBR) configuration.
The MPA MUT 308BA 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 Spiral Fluted One Piece Bolt with DLC coating is hand lapped and fitted to each individual action. The rifle is available as an SBR with a barrel length of 12.75″ or as a standard rifle with a barrel length of 16″ or longer.
MasterPiece Arms has put together a video showcasing the MUT, check it out below:
The MUT comes in a range of colours including black, burnt bronze, flat dark earth, gunmetal, marine red, NRA blue, sniper green, and tungsten. MPA is now offering the rifle with an MSRP of $3,025, find out more and check out the rifle’s full spec sheet over on their website here.