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Bowman

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  1. Bowman

    3gun rifle ammo selection 200+ yards

    I mostly shoot local matches which rarely go much past 300 yards, but I've also been happy with the Federal AE 55 grain. It gives me decent accuracy and can be purchased for a reasonable price.
  2. Bowman

    3gun rifle ammo selection 200+ yards

    I mostly shoot local matches which rarely go much past 300 yards, but I've also been happy with the Federal AE 55 grain. It gives me decent accuracy and can be purchased for a reasonable price.
  3. Thanks for the suggestions! I will give them a try.
  4. That's kind of what I was thinking. Or maybe I could get a longer buffer so that I don't need a spacer. I was looking at the Spike's ST-9X as a starting option. Perhaps I might want a stiffer spring with the heavier buffer.
  5. I have a PCC with a Colt lower (made 10-12 years ago) and an upper that came from Spike's Tactical. It works fine as original, but I was concerned about the potential wear on the bolt stop so I tried adding a buffer spacer from Spike's. I have one of these spacers in a RRA PCC and it works fine in that gun. For some reason the hammer does not seem to be resetting in the Colt/Spikes gun. It will fire the first round in the mag and load the next one but the hammer is not reset. When I pull out the spacer the gun runs fine. The buffer is the original from Colt and weighs 5.4 oz. I'm using a ramped bolt. I guess I could try a thinner spacer or perhaps a longer buffer without a spacer. What is the best approach to reduce wear on the bolt stop and have the gun function? Thanks for your suggestions!
  6. Bowman

    1x optic for 3 gun

    I'm interested in feedback on how the Vortex Spitfire reticle works on smaller targets with the 3 MOA center dot. I've been using an Eotech that's having problems with reticle fade so I'm going to get a refund and need a replacement. Sometimes the targets are fairly small or obscured and the 1 MOA center dot on the Eotech works well for that. Would a Spitifre work well in that kind of situation? Also, is the Spitfire a true 1X?
  7. I bought one of the first lot that was released. The day they released them for shipping and I was in Cabela's in Owatonna, MN a few weeks back and the had one on the shelf and it was still I'm the same configuration I got mine in. I have been extremely happy with mine and it has never let me down. The modifications that I did were to file the back of the carrier to allow more clearance for loading shells so that it won't bind up. I ran it with the factory lifter until last month when I ordered a replacement welded lifter from C'Rums. It loads a little easier with that. I also bent the shell catch back slightly and filed a small radius in it to provide less loading resistance. The only port work I did was to move the port forward slightly. I also added a +4 Nordic extension for 12 round capacity. Other than that I really haven't messed with it. I do feel it is a great gun and a pretty good value. Is it completely ready out of the box, no but you could spend 30 minutes with a file and some wet dry sandpaper and it would do great. If I were in the market to buy a shotgun again I would still buy this and I have shot m2's and 1301's and I also own a Stoeger for backup. The only shotgun that intrigues me is the browning A5 at this point and unless I can get some quality time in on one to see if I like it I will be sticking with the versamax. I can provide pictures of my mods upon request.Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk Thanks for the information!
  8. Has Remington made any significant improvements since 2014? Supposedly they were going to lengthen the lifter. I'm thinking about getting one and wondering if I would still need to do most of the modifications described in this thread. Thanks in advance for the feedback.
  9. Bowman

    Which MTAC mount

    I'm using a JP and it works well.
  10. Upright at 8:00 oclock, bullets facing forward.
  11. Bowman

    Gen 3 or 4 34?

    I prefer my Gen 4 due to the slightly smaller grip and trigger reach. I have also found my Gen 4 is more accurate than my Gen 3.
  12. Bowman

    Trigger Durability

    My CMC has worked well for about 5K rounds. I like it.
  13. I use a Rock River 9mm AR with 32 round Colt SMG mags. It works well.
  14. Bowman

    55gr accuracy thru 1:7 vs 1:8

    My experience is that it depends on the ammunition. Some of the cheaper factory 55g ammo is not that accurate in my 1/7's but higher quality 55g shoots well. If you handload then you should be able to find an accurate 55g load for your rifle.
  15. Bowman

    Triggers and .22 conversions.

    I have a Spike's .22 upper and it did not work consistently with a Chip McCormick trigger (3.5 lbs) but of course works fine with a stock trigger. I'm now using it on a lower with a Geiselle SSA trigger. This trigger works great and is light enough for my purposes. I have a friend using a CMMG upper on a lower with a Geiselle SSA-E trigger and it seems to work fine.
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