Skilled precision marksmen are limited by only one thing, their tools. Enter Cadex Defense. This company builds the hammers that precision shooters need to drive nails at a mile out. From long guns to complete accessory suites, there is a wide variety of items available to improve your tool-belt on their web page. Whatever your long range shooting needs are, Cadex Defense has you covered.

Never heard of Cadex Defense? That’s okay, we’ll get your dope dialed in with this review.

Who is Cadex Defense, and What do They Do?

Cadex Defense Beach Shot

For the past fifteen years, Cadex Defense has built out systems for the military and law enforcement. These systems range from complete armor suites on vehicles, to precision rifle packages. They also offer a complete line of commercial grade products for civilians, and their products are some of the best in the industry. Rest assured that if you are buying from this company, you are getting a truly military grade product that will meet and exceed your expectations. If tools are you limiting factor, these people will solve your problem.

On top of this, the company also conducts a wide array of research and development tasks. This in-house ability allows the company to build out completely custom products to solve a variety of problems. They are completely capable of taking an idea through each step of the R&D process, and providing the customer with a tailor made product.

Top Cadex Defense Precision Rifles.

In total, this company has eight long range precision rifles in their inventory. This wide selection of firearms ensures that every shooter of every caliber can find a precision firearm that meets their needs. If you are looking for a specific rifle you can navigate to this link and check out their full inventory.

Below are our favorite precision long guns from Cadex.

CDX-R7 Sheepdog and Shepherd.

Cadex Sheepdog Shepherd

The Sheepdog and Shepherd rifles from Cadex are an outstanding introduction to their world. They feature a traditional style stock to chassis system, as well a fully adjustable synthetic stock called the Strike Nuke Evo. Out of the box, this rifle has features you wouldn’t find on any other long gun unless you had fully customized the weapon yourself.

It features an MX-2 Tactical Muzzle Break that is suppressor ready, a spiral fluted bolt 4 lug with 50° bolt throw, and a DX2 Evo selectable single/double stage trigger system that make each pull of the trigger a fantastic experience.

You can read more specifications below. If you would like to view the rifle directly you can click through to this link.


Sheepdog Version.

  • Dimensions: 47.11″ x 3.91″ x 7.73″
  • Weight: 13 lbs

Shepherd Version.

  • Dimensions: 47.96″ x 3.91″ x 7.73″
  • Weight: 13.5 lbs

Cadex Defense Sheepdog and Shepherd

CDX-MC Kraken.

Cadex Kraken Precision Rifle


No seriously, unleash the Kraken with this rifle. With the CDX-MC Kraken, you are essentially getting two rifles in one. Cadex has created an extremely innovative and proprietary barrel change system that allows the Kraken to easily shift between calibers at the twist of a single screw. If versatility is something that you are after, then the Kraken is something you absolutely need to go check out for yourself.

Here’s some of the basic specifications.


  • Dimensions: 46.1″ x 4.2″ x 8″
  • Dimensions (Folded stock): 37.2″ x 4.9″ x 8″
  • Weight: 15.2 lbs
  • Weight (With Muzzle Brake): 15.8 lbs

Kraken Specifications

CDX-50 Tremor.

.50 BMG Rifle

Did you really think we could write an article about precision rifles and not put a .50 BMG on our list? Neither did we, so we put it on our list. There’s just something about an anti-material rifle that weighs less than 24 pounds that makes me happy. If you think you’re the type of person who may need to reach out and touch something with a .50 BMG, but don’t want the 30 pounds of Barret weighing you down, give the Tremor a look.


  • Dimensions: 51.5″ x 4.6″ x 8.4″
  • Dimensions (Folded stock): 42.4″ x 5.4″ x 8.4″
  • Weight: 22.6 lbs
  • Weight (with muzzle brake): 23.9 lbs

Cadex Defense 50 BMG

Rifle Chassis and Bolts from Cadex Defense.

At the end of the day, some shooters aren’t satisfied with purchasing a pre-built rifle. If you’re the type of person who needs to get their hands dirty, then Cadex Defense has you covered. They sell the Sheepdog and Shepherd bolt systems as an independent item as well as seven different rifle chassis systems that allow the end-user to build the precision long gun of their dreams. If you’ve been sleeping on these systems, then you’re really missing out.

In the video below, The Sniper’s Hide gives their thoughts on their upgraded Tikka T3x.

Other Products and Weapon Accessories Offered by Cadex Defense.

As if their rifle packages alone weren’t enough, Cadex has stepped up their game in other places as well. They offer a wide variety of precision shooting tools ranging from barrel flags you can use on the range, all the way up to some of the best and most durable bi-pods we’ve seen on the market. On top of this, there is a number of outstanding shotgun accessories that you can use to upgrade your Mossberg and Remington style shotguns.

Oh wait, and before we forget, they sell armor packages for vehicles, AR-15 lower receivers, and a surveillance package that is probably one of the most comprehensive surveillance systems we have ever seen.

Surveillance Kit

Final Rounds on Target.

One thing can definitely be said about Cadex Defense. Every product that they produce is made with lives and safety of the shooter in mind. Having test driven a few of their products, I can confidently state that their products are designed well. They simply work, even with a non experienced precision shooter like myself driving them. With a solid spotter, these rifles made me feel like Carlos Hathcock.

If you are in the market for a high-end precision long gun, then consider a purchase through Cadex Defense. You’ll definitely shell out some serious cash to get in, but serious precision shooters need serious tools to get the job done.

Let us know what you think of the Cadex Defense products down in the comments section below. We’ve had insanely good results with them through our short test drives, but if you’ve had a different experience we definitely want to hear about it. The best way to gather knowledge is as a community. We’ll see you back up range.

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