First Look: Masterpiece Arms MPA BA MPR PRO 6mm Creedmoor

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Hey Shooters, this is Todd Woodard, editor of Gun Tests Magazine.

In the April 2021 issue, we tested four 6mm Creedmoor rifles that could be legal in the Production Division of the Precision Rifle Series, one of the hottest shooting sports in America right now.

The Production Division of the Precision Rifle Series limits the maximum MSRP of the rifle to $2500 and the optic to $2000, as listed on the manufacturer’s website.

That’s still a pretty steep price, but at least Production Division equipment brings the initial cost down. In other divisions, the guns alone may start at $6000.

So saving a few thousand dollars on the rifles makes sense. For this test, all four rifles came in under the $2500 Production Division cap. The contestants were:

  • the Masterpiece Arms MPA BA MPR PRO 6mm Creedmoor, $2499;
  • the Christensen Arms MPR 8 01-03035-01 6mm Creedmoor, $1799;
  • the Ruger Precision Rifle 18032 6mm Creedmoor, $1599, and
  • the Savage Model 110 Elite Precision 57558 6mm Creedmoor, $1999.

This video is a First Look at the Masterpiece Arms MPA BA MPR PRO 6mm Creedmoor.

We tested with Black Hills 108-grain ELD-Ms, Berger’s 105-grain Hybrid Target, and Federal’s 107-grain SMK.

Three of the four rifles really liked the Berger 105-grain Hybrid round. These groups were shot by the MPA. Contributing Editor Joe Woolley and his team noted that the muzzle-forward balance on the MPA allows the rifle to rest on bags easily with little effort from the shooter.

The heavy-barreled MPA showed great balance on the barricade bags.

The MPA chassis comes with an Ultra Bag Rider mounted to the bottom of the buttstock, which supplies a secure surface to rest on your support bags.

The MPA’s Enhanced Vertical Grip is a great aid.

Worried about cant on those long shots? The MPA provides an onboard inclinometer bubble level.

The three-lug bolt on the MPA allows a short, 60-degree lift on the bolt.

Making the bolt lift even easier is a roller on the cocking piece, which reduces friction.

There’s a ton of other features on this rifle. Check out the April 2021 issue of Gun Tests to learn more about them.

Music by TimMoor from Pixabay

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