Modular Driven Technologies recently sent us one of their new LSS Chassis Systems. The LSS is a very minimalist chassis that offers you the option to use your favorite AR15 pistol grip and adjustable buttstock. One of the most important features is that the LSS allows your Remington 700 short action rifle to accept Accuracy International AICS pattern magazines. Our initial impression is that the LSS is a very solid piece. Our factory Remington 700 Varmint rifle dropped right in.
The slim, short forend free-floats your barrel and allows for a solid point to mount a bipod or sling. The LSS comes out of the box with a sling stud installed. We chose to install the optional 2.5″ picatinny rail to facilitate mounting our Alamo Four Star DLOC equipped Harris bipod.
The LSS does not include a pistol grip or buttstock. You must provide those yourself. We chose to install a Falcon Ergo Tactical Deluxe grip and Magpul CTR stock. The comb height with the CTR stock is too short for a good cheek weld with a typical low-mounted rifle scope. Adding a Magpul 0.75″ Riser resolved this perfectly.
Overall the quality is very good. The chassis is advertised as Type-3 Hard Anodized with a black coating. We did chip some of the black coating off of the pistol grip lug when we installed a hard plastic grip. Otherwise the installation was uneventful.
The LSS is available for the Remington 700 Short Action, Savage and Tikka T3.
The LSS retails for $399 from Brownells and is available in black or FDE. This price point places the LSS in a position to take the “best buy” title for entry level chassis systems. At 1.6 lbs (without butt and grip) it is one of the lightest Remington 700 Chassis we have encountered.
Once we get some range time with the system we will report back with a full review.