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  1. Bringing up a necro thread, but I ordered my fluted melonite this evening. I've got a hankering for a 16" 3 gun rifle build and this barrel seemed to be the ticket. My current 3-gun rifle has a Nordic 18", looking forward to the comparison in shooting. The nordic is very, very smooth shooting.

    I'd be interested in your comparisons between those two. I hope that you enjoy the new barrel. I'm excited about the 308 Win version of the same. :devil:

    Thanks! I'm pretty stoked. I decided that this one would be a no-compromise gun, so instead of a MTAC 1-4, I plan on going with a Vortex Razor 1-6. Mount will be a Bobro instead of a PEPR. Trigger will be a Geissele SD-3G flat instead of a CMC 3.5 Flat. Still somewhat undecided on a muzzle device. Receiver set should be picked up this coming week - an Aero set in FDE. Never had a "color" gun before.

  2. Bringing up a necro thread, but I ordered my fluted melonite this evening. I've got a hankering for a 16" 3 gun rifle build and this barrel seemed to be the ticket. My current 3-gun rifle has a Nordic 18", looking forward to the comparison in shooting. The nordic is very, very smooth shooting.

  3. I've now spent a bit of time with one (although it's not mine :angry2: ). A friend bought a 24". It's fast. Very fast. I certainly can't outrun the bolt, no matter how I may try. Also, with the stock IC choke, Fiocchi Low Recoil slugs printed exactly to POI at 50 yd. Federal low recoil slugs were about 6" high, but centered side-to-side. Recoil seemed less than my Winchester Super X 3. Very impressed with this shotgun.

  4. ignore those people and vibes. fancy guns don't determine what class you sit in. i can't count how many people walk around with $5,000 and never get out of D or C. or, people who keep buying a new thousand-plus dollar gun thinking it's what takes them to the next level. it's the shooter, not the equipment. pick one gun and run with it. never change, and shoot the piss out of it.

    I've really been wondering about this.

    I shot my way to a reasonably high level in Sporting Clays with a mid-range gun (Browning 425). My shooting partner was one of the top shooters in the world in the Senior class (won gold overseas one year). He shot a few different guns while we shot together, but all of them were mid-range guns (Beretta 303's and 390's, Browning Ultra).

    A lot of the competitors were shooting $8K+ Kreighoffs. I shot them many times, but I never found something in them that would get me to give up one of my Berettas or Brownings in favor of them. I also shot Perazzis and Kolars a few times and also never felt anything that would have given me a competitive advantage.

    My partner and I had always discussed that if you had a shotgun that was durable, reliable, and put the shot charge where you looked (fitted for you), there was no reason to ever switch guns unless you got bored, regardless of the brand. Dance with the one that brung ya. We'd shoot everything with the same gun just to get the trigger time and experience. The more you shot the one gun, the more likely you were to know exactly how it performed when you faced a real challenging shot.

    So when I've read those comments about the TS, I have wondered if my experience with shotguns didn't translate over. I have assumed that similarly to shotguns, they way to improve is to pick a gun (or platform if you want to division hop) and get as much trigger time with that gun or platform as you possibly can. I've thought that if you've got a reliable, durable, accurate pistol, there's no reason not to shoot it everywhere it's allowed to get completely comfortable with it.

    Thanks for backing that theory up. Maybe I need to make a 3 hour drive south and get some CZ shooting lessons from ya. :)

  5. So I've been doing more research on the TS and the CTS and I think I'm going to pick up a CTS from the custom shop. In my research I read some comments that just didn't vibe well with me. I think I saw something along these lines said twice " If you are a C or D class shooter, get it it's a great gun" Which to me these people are saying yeah it's a great gun but you will never get M or GM class with one, which I kinda think is BS.

    Anyway I think I'm going to end up going with the CTS, I usually take the road less traveled :)

    For what it's worth, I'm one of those "C or D class shooters". When presented with the opportunity last week I picked up a low-mileage CTS to be my first real Limited gun. I've only got about 200 rounds through it so far, and have yet to shoot it in a match. However, I have read the comments I think you're referring to, and I don't get them, either. I can't fathom why the pistol would not be highly competitive at the top level of the sport. Neither could an A class shooter who tried it yesterday. Two of my mags will hold 21 rounds and still seat relatively easily (Grams springs and CZ follower). I just can't see how this gun is going to put me at any sort of disadvantage.

    I'm currently loading 165's in mine to 1.30 with WST, and this load is accurate so far.

  6. I have a friend who has sworn for years that all you ever need in a progressive pistol machine is a Lee Loadmaster. He had two of them, I think. One set for 9mm, the other for .40. Told me I was wasting money on a LNL AP. Then he bought his first .45 and tried converting the Loadmaster over. One week later he had his first Dillon 650, and is now looking at buying a second.

    I can tell you that in my experience with my LNL AP, once I got some teething issues out, it's been a fantastic press. It will occasionally mess up a primer feed (maybe 1 round out of every 300), but primers seem to be the Achilles' heel of most presses. I load 9mm, .45 ACP, and .40 S&W on my press, and have the parts for both .38/.357 and .41 Mag. Glad I went full progressive, and I'm satisfied with my choice.

  7. IMHO, the only downside to the CZ is aftermarket support. The 2011 is a circular argument - everyone shoots it for competition because of the aftermarket support. The reason there's aftermarket support is that everyone shoots it...

    I won't deny that the S_I guns are attractive, durable, and get fantastic trigger pulls. But I've got my eye on a used CTS that has a trigger that gives up nothing to a 1911. My Production/3 gun pistol is a CZ 75 Shadow, and the CTS feels like a pretty close approximation for a limited gun, albeit with a better trigger.

    There are about 4 or 5 folks regularly shooting CZ's out at the range. I've seen the CTS choke a couple of times (extractor spring was too light), but that's it. They run pretty darned well. 5000 through my Shadow this year and after an initial problem with light primer strikes (went to a heavier mainspring), it's been trouble-free. I'd expect a CTS to be similar.

  8. Don't know if this one has been mentioned before, but I used to be a hardcore Sporting Clays shooter.

    For a while in the late 90's, the really hot thing to do was to have your Beretta AL-390/391 tricked out by Briley or Seminole, and then get a custom painted stock. I saw some painted like WWII aircraft, fishing lures, American flags, you name it.

    I remember at one particular shoot a guy had his new 391 out with a bass-boat metallic green finish. This particular course had a pretty decent swamp on the property, and mosquitoes were a constant problem. So the shooter sprayed down with 100% DEET bug dope, and then proceeded to start shooting. The DEET reacted with the expensive paint job, and the shooter ended up wearing metallic green paint on their cheek, right forearm, and both hands. The DEET did a pretty thorough job of stripping that paint off the stock.

    Never saw it happen again. ;)

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