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    Hurley Rider

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  1. I have room for 20 rounds on my belt (old school weak hand caddies). That will get me through 90% of all shotgun stages, even when slugs are mixed in. On the big shotgun stages (like some of the 40-50 target stages at HeMan, woo hoo!), I add more caddies or a chest rig to have enough ammo. Usually, the mega shotgun stages are either all shotgun or only two gun stages, so you can move gear around on your belt to add shotgun capacity Hurley
  2. Back during the first Fort Benning matches (2005-2010), they filled up in .25 second! At least you have a chance at getting in now. I am looking forward to another fun filled Fort Benning match! Hurley
  3. HRider

    AR15 upper receiver types and accuracy

    I have owned many different ARs built by different companies. A mil- spec upper is capable of sub MOA. There are a few manufacturers that have proprietary barrel attachment systems and they may be better, I can't comment on that because I have not used any of them. I do have rifles made by JP, Armalite, Colt and Rock River that have printed groups much smaller than one inch with regular barrel attaching methods. I believe that most any AR with a quality barrel and ammunition should achieve sub MOA. if there is something that you like from one of the companies that use proprietary barrel attachment methods, go for it. Hurley
  4. HRider

    switching ammo in shotgun stage

    If you can start with the slugs, shoot them first and do not deviate from your plan, if you must use the slugs in the middle of the stage, save one birdshot target and load the slugs, shoot the bird target and then shoot slugs. As others have mentioned, use different color slugs and place them in a different place on your vest/belt. I usually place slugs so that I have to reach for them, not in the first place my hand would go for shells, unless it is an all slug stage. Hurley
  5. Thanks, I have looked at the Daniel Defense sight, it should work great for a PCC and even a match rifle, it just doesn't have the ability to dial up. The LMT is one of the others that I was referring to, it is fine, just the nut is not in the ideal location. I was able to buy a used DPMS rear from another iron shooter for my new build. I wish that I would have known that they were going to stop production, I would have bought up a few for the future. Hurley
  6. As a devoted iron sight shooter, I have read and appreciated this thread several times. Sadly, I learned earlier this year that the DPMS detachable A2 rear sight is now out of production when I tried to buy one for a new build. There are still a few standalone rear sights out there, but they are either the A1 type or have the mounting nuts on the left side of the rifle (the DPMS sight has mounting nuts on the right, out of the way of a right handed shooter's access to the charging handle). I use the DPMS A2 with two marks on the drum, one for 200 yards and another mark for 300 yards. Anything beyond 300, I just hold over. Hurley
  7. HRider

    JP "Machine Finish" picture?

    I have two CTR-02 rifles. I believe that they either have the light polish or machine finish barrels. The bolt carrier in the newer one is highly polished and noticeably smoother than the barrel. I just checked both box labels and neither mentions barrel finish, so I am not completely sure. The picture that you reference looks like a bead blasted barrel, they have done a few barrels like that. PM me if you wish and I can send a picture of my barrel, but again, I am not sure which finish that I have. Hurley
  8. I had a great time visiting with old acquaintances and making new ones. Squad 6 was awesome! The stages were fun and challenging. I want to thank all who were involved in setting up and running the match, the ROs really have to work hard at these matches! Thanks to the Boy Scouts who came out to reset targets, they worked hard also. A big Thank You to the sponsors as well, I will be sending my thank you cards in. I look forward to coming out again. Hurley
  9. I was reading over the rules and saw where supporting devices are allowed, are equal length coupled mags ok or still a no no? Hurley
  10. I am building another Large frame rifle. It will be primarily used for HeMan Iron, but will be a flat top, so I can mount a scope on it and shoot other matches. I am looking at a Critierion 20" stainless rifle gas barrel. They call it a hybrid profile, it has a .750 gas journal an is 1/11.25 I believe. I have looked at other barrels also. I have an old Armalite AR10 that has a 1/11.25 barrel and is very accurate. Besides having more torque, what should I expect out of a 1/10? What am I giving up now if anything? Thanks, Hurley editbto add: It will be 7.62x51
  11. HRider

    Armalite 3gun upper: 13.5 vs 18"

    I would choose an 18" rifle gas over a 13.5" for everything. Maneuvering obstacles will not be a hinderance with the longer barrel and you will be able to use a longer hand guard, allowing you reach out and drive the gun better. Of course, this is my personal preference, you may like something different. Hurley
  12. I liked it two years straight, wouldn't hurt my feelings to do it again. I like shooting from the moving vehicle. I trust your judgement, I am sure that you can replace it with something fun and challenging if you decide to. Hurley
  13. HRider

    Fixed choke for heavy metal

    Nothing says that you can't shoot your pump shotgun in limited, tactical or even open. In natural terrain, large stage matches, the pump is not as much of a hinderance. In bay style matches where shotgun targets are many and close together, you will need to practice more to close the gap on the semi auto crowd. Go shoot your favorite guns and have fun. Hurley
  14. HRider

    taking off the vent rib?

    Have you tried to duplicate the barrel heat in practice to see where your POA/POI is outside of match conditions? Shoot slugs from a cold barrel, shoot 25 rounds of bird and then shoot slugs again, note the difference under somewhat controlled conditions. Many times we shoot close paper with rifles before shooting distant steel at three gun matches, so I try to duplicate that when I go to the range to shoot my rifle. Hurley
  15. HRider

    .308 for 3 gun AR-10, Socom 16, or RFB

    Gunny's Surplus (gunnyssurplus.com) is showing some A1 stocks available. I have not purchased anything from them that I can remember, but they have been in business for many years. Hurley