First Match with the MAGPUL Pro 700 Chassis and Hardware

Match COF (Course of Fire)

The first match I shot with the Magpul Pro700 Chassis was a field style team match ran by Isaiah Curtis in Missouri. Taking it to a field style match instead of a square range match will really show how comfortable this chassis can be for me, due to target aquisition and differently elevated target engagemenents.

I ran, as the title might have clued you in on, the Magpul Pro700 Chassis, Vortex Razor Gen II EBR 7-C, 6.5C Defiance Deviant Tactical Medium action, and Atlas B10 bipod.

It was 10 degrees, windy, and there was a lot of snow on the ground, however, the Chassis performed.

The match CoF was a fun one. Each stage was scored on impacts. First round impact you got 4 points, 2nd round, 3 points and so on so forth. You then multiply that number with the range of the target. For instance, we shot a 4 and a 3 on a 1170 yd target, which means we scored 8,190 pts on that stage.

In this one day match, I shot off a tripod, thin wall on a deer stand, and bipod prone. Throwing the gun down onto the Armageddon Gear Mini Gamechanger bag was easy addition, the Arca Rail sat level, and point of balance was easily established.

During this stage, you had to be within arms length of the tree stump that this competitor is shooting off of.

Equipment Performance

In my previous article, I wrote about the night before the match set up. In all, I shot 10 rounds with this chassis before the match. Even with that small amount of practice on it though, I attacked positions with ease with the chassis.

With many stocks and chassis I worry about my handsize. With this, I didn’t know if the thumb rest that is molded onto the chassis would work, but my hand found it naturally. The adjustment of the pistol grip was great as well. I could adjust it so that my finger didn’t have to reach and I could easily rest my finger 90 degrees on the trigger.

I ran AICS short-action PMAG and had no issues there either. Despite the cold everything kept working.

Making things repeatable is huge when shooting precision rifle. The vortex optic made adjustments easily repeatable, and the chassis made building a position repeatable. I was able to easily manipulate the stock with pressure on the bag.

Equipment Adjustments

Going forward, I will probably experiment with some different larger bags, as I do with the Mini Gamechanger and the chassis, it sat a little low for me. I will also add a M-LOK thumbrest to the left side of the rail.

I did have issues with pressing the mag onto a position, affecting feeding of the round. That is pretty standard though, and can be fixed with training, repetition, and body positioning.

Results

My teammate and I (unofficially due to my teammate being Match Director) ended up scoring 2nd out of about 15 teams. Scoring 34,862 pts in all. It was a fun match. My equipment performed and showed what I want to tweak.

Isaiah and my rifles

The Winners of the Curtis Custom Weapons Team Match

As always, thank you to Vortex Optics for always being such a large supporter of the shooting community and donating your time and equipment for the shooters.

Stephanie Martz
Steph is a current full time Small Arms Repairman for the Minnesota Army National Guard with 8 years of experience of weapons maintenance and employment under her belt. She has taken multiple armorer and weapons proficiency classes to include FN, Knights Armament, and Small Arms Weapons Expert course. She also writes for American Gunsmith and AR Build Junkie.