I have a couple questions for future and current MDR owners.
It comes in a cool little plastic case - but you have to tear it down each time, and there is no room for optics.
Do you plan on keeping it assembled once you get it?
What case will you use that gives you room for a scope and accessories? The Pelican 1650 seems really nice but may be a bit too small.
and here are some tidbits for you perhaps...
If you have a DTA suppressor already, in case you own other DTA products, you can buy the muzzle break from the 16" .308 to add to the end of the MDR but you will need to remove the flash hider - this is made easier if you buy or have an Advanced Armament flash hider removal tool
Advanced Armament Corporation Tool, Blackout Flash Hider - 64185, part # AAC-G5-AAC-64185
I bought mine from Optics Planet for ~ $35
You will also need a set of shims for an AR-10, as the shims that come with the DTA muzzle break / adapter are made for the larger SRS barrel.
I purchased a PRIMARY WEAPONS - AR-308 .308 SHIM KIT from Brownells for ~$5, the large washer was a perfect match for me.
So now my DTA suppressor will also work on my MDR, but if you want to remove the (stock) hand guard you also need to remove the muzzle break. Not sure if the expanded handguard would help here.
I have been watching the NightForce 1-8x24 thread in the Optics area - hoping to hear what people say once their ATACR scopes start arriving. I am currently looking at a Minox as my front runner so far.
I'm keeping mine assembled. I do wish the hard case accommodated an Optic. It would be hard to do with some many optics out there, but not impossible. I have the 36" Voodoo case, I like it a lot. I am hoping the MDR fits in my Voodoo MP5 case/Uzi case, I need to pull it out of the shed. I now DT has drastically reduced the required torque to remove the flash hider.
The new ATACR looks sweet, I run a 2-10 so I will let that wear out or bore me and then upgrade later