A two rifle concept for the tactical marksman is taught at D & L S.A.T.A. for one reason. It Works. The MR-30 PG is the longer range half of the concept.
The MR-30 PG rifle package was developed for the most discriminating precision marksman after years of research, testing, and development by Dave Lauck and other professionals. This rifle is not an attempt at duplicating any other rifle, it was designed from the ground up as the most rugged, repeatable, and accurate precision field rifle available anywhere.
The most popular chambering for this package is .308 Winchester. There are several reasons for this chambering: accurate factory loaded match grade ammunition, a factory loaded bonded core tactical round applicable for barrier penetration with minimal fragmentation and a similar close range trajectory to the match load, long accurate barrel life, minimal recoil, acceptable trajectory pattern for the moderate ranges commonly encountered during tactical operations in a civilian environment. .308 Winchester has long been established as a proven accuracy cartridge.
The MR-30 PG is also available in most other popular calibers. The 300 Win Mag is now available in a specialty factory match load and accurate factory loads are becoming increasingly available. The .300 ultra mag offers even more performance than the 300 wm and is a prime magnum choice. The 300 WSM is also becoming very popular. The design of the MR-30 PG allows for very comfortable shooting with a magnum cartridge.
The MR-30 PG rifle system is completed on a new Nesika Bay action in the caliber of choice. The Nesika Bay action is used for its reliability, accuracy, and overall quality. Total weight and length of the completed rifle depends on customer request, selected options, and barrel contour. The expected use environment should be a consideration when requesting an approximate weight. The MR-30 PG will be the heavier component of the two rifle concept and generally used from a distant static position. Weight range is normally 14 - 27 pounds (Lighter and shorter units are available on special request). A stout rifle is ultra stable in the field and the MR-30 PG's optional rugged carry handle makes the system quite portable. The full length (Operator removable) carry handle also provides excellent scope protection and an area for camo and accessory attachment.
Cost was not a major consideration in determining what components were selected to complete this package. Components were selected based solely on their ability to achieve the overall goal of the system: a superbly rugged and accurate field rifle. Cost of the finest components used in the MR-30 PG, as well as the substantial meticulous labor involved in handcrafting individual rifles, add up to an expensive rifle package. There are lower cost accuracy packages for shooters that do not require the extreme durability and precise repeatable accuracy this system delivers. Those of you who have been behind the rifle in critical situations already know there is no substitute for having the very best. Informed administrations are also aware of the liability exposure which results from fielding less than state of the art equipment.
The aluminum stocked MR-30 PG, after 30 days of continuous intense testing and evaluation in rugged conditions, maintained repeatable accuracy to the point of being able to win First Place in the Tactical Marksman Match, the Carlos Hathcock Shootoff and the Golden Egg Shoot. The EGG Shoot consisted of dialing in a cold shot at 500 yards and making a hit on a chicken egg sized target with a single shot. Numerous other precision shoot offs have been won with this state of the art rifle, including numerous entries into the One Mile Club, which requires hitting an 11" x 16" target at 1800 yards. More MR-30 PG rifles than any other types combined have made entry into the OMC
Features included in the MR-30 Professional Grade rifle system:
- Complete accurizing of a new Nesika Bay rifle action in the caliber of choice. The action is squared, trued, and lapped.
- A one piece bolt handle and body are used for reliable operation in the harshest of conditions.
- The extractor and ejector are polished and fitted for reliable function.
- The bolt body is vented. In the unlikely event of a pierced primer, high pressure gases can be vented away from the shooter.
- Proper striker springs installed for reliable ignition.
- New trigger group installed. Reliable and crisp 3 pound plus pull with wide trigger. The trigger group is finished for corrosion resistance. The enhanced trigger group eliminates the cross bolt clip that commonly falls off the factory group under field conditions. A fully raised bolt handle is used as a simple and rugged safety device. The trigger group is certified for law enforcement use by the trigger manufacturer. (Law enforcement shooters should be liability conscious about rifles with factory Remington triggers "adjusted" outside the factory, especially on tactical rifles, as it has been deemed to be a factory only adjustment. Improper trigger adjustment can cause the rifle to fire when the bolt is closed or otherwise unexpectantly, and greatly increases danger, liability for the marksman, and agency.)
- The recoil lug is an ultra rugged steel lug, over twice the size of the common factory lug. This adds increased surface area and rigidity to the system.
- The finest precision barrel is fitted to the squared, trued, and lapped receiver. A 416 stainless steel Hart Barrel. Hart Barrels have been established in the accuracy community with the most benchrest wins. The chamber and throat are specifically cut, and the barrel specifically rifled (twisted) for the cartridge and bullet being fired. 18"-30" barrels are common lengths. The barrel can be fluted to reduce weight, improve cooling, and maintain rigidity. Even when fluted, it still retains enough weight to shoot extremely well off the bipod or front rest. (Support under the rear if the stock is also recommended for best performance.) The muzzle can feature a recessed and protected precision crown or muzzle brake. Muzzle brakes are recommended for magnum cartridge barrels.
- The 700 style light duty bolt stop is replaced with a rigid bolt stop. Under dirty field conditions, the 700 style stop can easily stick in the down position, as it is only operated by a light duty spring. This condition can cause the shooter to be unexpectedly hit in the face by the bolt during fast bolt manipulation.
- The MR-30 PG is corrosion protected by a special finishing process following the machine work. Carbon steel parts can be finished in matte hard chrome. The trigger group is nickeled. Over coatings are applied to add color or camo to stainless steel. Under extreme field conditions, where the outer surface may be cut through, the hard chrome or stainless steel underneath will still be in place to resist corrosion. Scope rings can be treated with the same process. Matte black scopes are recommended. (Coating scopes can dry the O-rings and is not recommended.) On a camouflage rifle, the rings can be camouflaged to break up the black scope lines and/or the scope camo taped.
- The stock is fully adjustable for length of pull and cheek piece height. This allows for the rifle to be fitted to the individual shooter or compensate for cold/hot weather clothing. The butt features an effective recoil pad. The stock is over finished, similar to the barreled action.
- The stock design for the MR-30 PG is truly state of the art for the professional tactical marksman.
- It sets the standard in field durability. No wood, kevlar, or fiberglass is used. No action bedding to go bad or internal bedding blocks to come loose from a composite material. The D & L Tactical stock is a rigid aluminum system.
- The MR-30 PG stock sleeves the rifle's action to increase rigidity and accuracy. In long heavy barreled magnums, a barrel support sleeve is also used. The stock design allows for substantial free float clearance between the barrel and the forearm. The troublesome factory box magazine has been eliminated with this stock design. The rifle functions as a smooth loading, bolt action, single shot. The simplicity of shoot one, load one has repeatedly proven its reliability in high stress shooting.
- The top of the action sleeve is a Picatinny style rail with 25 MOA of slant built in. This allows for long range scope adjustment with the turrets. This top mount sleeve portion of the stock and the integral stock floor eliminates approximately $600.00 worth of expense by not having to purchase additional heavy duty scope bases, floor plate, and parts normally required when constructing a custom Remington 700.
- The stock features an ambidextrous pistol grip design of the same configuration as the popular 1911 auto pistol. The stock utilizes 1911 pistol stocks.
- Twin cartridge carriers can be attached to the sides of the stock to allow for quick single loading of cartridges into the action. A log book pouch and angle indicator can also be attached to the stock.
- An optional/recommended bipod plate mount can be fitted to the stock. This provides much more field durability than mounting a bipod on a single sling stud.
- The underside of the butt stock features an elevation wheel for precisely fine tuning the elevation alignment and creating a 3rd point of ground contact for a rock steady hold.
- The D&L tactical stock features a barrel bedding sleeve for use with extra long and heavy barrels. The sleeve is positioned just forward of the recoil lug. The sleeve serves to reduce stress on the action threads when using extra heavy barrels. Use of the sleeve is not necessary when using standard heavy barrels or shorter extra heavy barrels.
- The recommended scope for the MR-30PG is the NXS with illuminated D&L reticle in the 5-22X magnification range (D&L Sports™, inc. can also supply a choice of Leupold Tactical Optics for the MR-30 PG). The D&L Tactical Reticle assists the shooter with range estimation, wind shooting, and leading targets. All of this without the image area being cluttered or complicated. The Mil-Dot or the Duplex reticle can also be supplied. Scopes can be fitted with protective flip up caps. (The MR-30 PG can be used with other specialty optics, including night vision)
- Dave Lauck designed heavy duty steel attachment rings should be fitted to scope and base for superior rigidity. The scope needs to be mechanically leveled with the rifle. An ACD (Anti Cant Device) can be installed on the scope. This assists the shooter in setting up a level static rifle position on uneven terrain. This will minimize bullet placement error caused by a canted rifle.
- The MR-30 PG rifle system can be custom fit in a top quality travel vault for the utmost in system protection during shipment. (Vault size and cost will vary with rifle dimensions). Custom heavy duty drag bags are also available.
- An MR-30 PG maintenance kit is available. The kit consists of a one piece coated cleaning rod, bore guide, patches, brushes, jags, and accessories. Marksman's choice is recommended as a bore cleaner.