2024 Accessory Of The Year: MDT .308/6.5 Creedmoor Polymer AICS 3-Round Magazine

For the 22nd consecutive year, the editors of “The World’s Oldest And Largest Firearm Authority” have selected their top picks for the finest and most innovative products that the gun industry has to offer.

posted on June 12, 2024
2024 Accessory Of The Year: MDT .308/6.5 Creedmoor Polymer AICS 3-Round Magazine

The coveted Golden Bullseye Awards, now in their 22nd year, were created as a way for us to publicly recognize the firearm industry’s best-performing, highest-value and most innovative products from the previous year. Some years there are runaway standouts, but more often than not, there are numerous contenders worthy of accolade within a given category, and the selection process to nail down a slate of recipients can require no small amount of rigorous discussion on the part of the editors. This year we were blessed with a sizable crop of great new guns that could have won an award, but below you will find our consensus winners.

“Last year was one of massive new-product introductions from the recreational shooting sports industry,” said NRA Publications Executive Director Doug Hamlin. “As a result, the editorial staff had some tough decisions to make to identify the best all-new products.”

2024 Accessory Of The Year: MDT .308/6.5 Creedmoor Polymer AICS 3-Round Magazine
The magazine developed by Accuracy International for its chassis system, the AICS, has become one of the most prevalent and reliable single-stack magazine patterns in the rifle industry, however, low-profile it is not, with even five-round examples extending far enough beneath the host gun’s receiver to spoil comfortable prone fire.

MDT webpage screenshot magazine rifle accessories components

Fortunately, MDT—best known for its own chassis-style bolt-action-rifle stocks and precision bipods—now offers shooters a solution to this dilemma with its .308/6.5 Creedmoor Polymer AICS 3-Round Magazine, a detachable box that sits flush or near-flush with most AICS-compatible rifles. Weighing just 1.3 ozs. and molded of high-strength, glass-filled polymer, the magazines can accommodate most .308 Win.-family cartridges, including: 7.62 NATO; 7 mm-08 Rem.; 6.5 mm Creedmoor; 6 mm Creedmoor; .243 Win.; and .22-250 Rem., among several others.

MDT three-round magazine rifle accessory flush-fit AICS

In a “Product Preview” of MDT’s new magazine (September 2023), one of our editors discovered that its trim profile also aided “one-handed carry at the balance point by the user’s side,” greatly simplifying a hunting rifle’s unslung carry.

American Rifleman website screenshot product preview product of the year

For identifying a significant need in the magazine market and developing a quality, low-cost (MSRP $35) product to meet that need, we selected MDT’s .308/6.5 Creedmoor Polymer AICS 3-Round Magazine as our Accessory Of The Year. For more information, visit mdttac.com.


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