Which size MANAEL Stackable Chassis Weights are best for my rifle?


Chassis weights are one of the quickest and easiest options to create the best balance for your precision rifle competition rifle. MANAEL offers a selection of universal Mlok chassis weights, giving a “stack” of options for find the perfect rifle set up:

What sets the MANAEL Universal Stackable Chassis Weights apart?

  • More weight options than most other brands (up to 1200g /2.6lb)
  • Available in two lengths (80mm / 3.14″ or 160mm 6.2″ )
  • M-lok universal fit (compatible with most rifle chassis)
  • Stackable – you can stack them to create a super wide foreend, or double up on weight while saving space.

Considering style of the MANAEL Stackable Chassis Weights is best for your precision rifle competition chassis requires weighing up a few key factors

  • your shooting style and preferences
  • how heavy you want to go
  • how much room you have to mount the weights

Choosing the Best Chassis Weights for Your Shooting Style & Preferences:

Long Length Kit:

  • Total Weight: 1.2 kilograms (1200 grams)
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 20mm x 30mm (6.2″ x 0.7″ x 1.18″)
  • Weight Per Piece: 600 grams (1.3 lb)
  • Total Weight Per Kit (2x long weights): 1200 grams (2.64 lb)
  • Each weight piece will need 4 M-lok slots to mount into
  • Can be stacked on to a Long Weight, or 2x Short Weights

Short Length Kit:

  • Total Weight: 600 grams (2x short weights)
  • Dimensions: 80mm x 20mm x 30mm (3.14″ x 0.7″ x 1.18″)
  • Weight Per Piece: 300 grams (0.66 lb)
  • Total Weight Per Kit (2x short weights): 600 grams (1.3 lb)
  • Each weight piece will need 2 M-lok slots to mount into
  • Can be stacked onto Short or Long Weight

Comparison:

  1. Weight: The Long Length Kit offers double the weight of the Short Length Kit, making it suitable for shooters who prefer more significant adjustments to their rifle’s balance and stability.
  2. Dimensions: The Long Length Kit’s weights are longer in size compared to the Short Length Kit, which may affect the overall balance and handling of your rifle. Consider the available space on your chassis and how the weights will fit.
    1x Long Weight will take up the space of 4 Mlok slots on your rifle chassis foreend.
    1x Short Weight will take up the space of 2 Mlok slots on your rifle chassis foreend.
  3. Flexibility: The Short Length Kit provides flexibility for shooters who prefer lighter adjustments or have space constraints on their rifle chassis. If you need more weight, just add another short kit.
  4. Stability: If you prioritize stability and reduced muzzle movement from recoil, especially for precision shooting or long-range engagements, the Long Length Kit’s higher total weight can offer better stability by creating more mass to absorb recoil and weighing down the rifle’s centre of gravity.
    Additionally, Long Weights may help add rigidity to the foreends of some chassis without adequate foreend reinforcement or that have unwanted flex (not one of the MANAEL chassis, obviously!).
  5. Stacking the weights: Both styles of weights can be stacked on top of each other.
    The Short Length Kits are ideal for mounting on the top of a “stack”. Because it is a shorter length and only requires two mounting screw holes, its easy to mount on a Short or a Long Weight.
    The Long Weights can be stacked on another Long Weight, or 2x Short Weights laid alongside each other. This will ensure you have enough space to mount the long weight on the “stack”. Each Long Weight has 4 holes for inserting the mounting screws. You don’t need to use all 4 screws, but we recommend it for best stability.

Which One Should You Use?

  • Choose the Long Length Kit if you want to get as heavy as possible, prioritize stability, or engage in precision shooting where reduced muzzle movement is critical.
  • Opt for the Short Length Kit if you prefer flexibility, lighter adjustments, or have space constraints on your rifle chassis.
Short weight or Long weight

Ultimately, your choice should align with your shooting style, preferences, and specific shooting scenarios you encounter. Experimenting with both kits can help you determine which one provides the optimal balance and performance for your needs.