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HRider

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    Hurley Rider

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  1. Good points for sure. I would love to see IPSC rifle come to the states, maybe we could get more than 5 or 6 people interested in shooting iron sights again. BTW, congratulations on your teams performance at IPSC rifle world shoot a couple of months ago! Hurley
  2. I have ran a 24" Nova since 2010. It is stock except for an additional fiber bead, some small smoothing of the loading port, chamfering of the mag tube entrance and a +5 Nordic tube. I also stoned the action bars and drilled a hole in the stock to allow a Proctor sling to be attached. It has been flawless in operation and is considerably easier for me to load than a Remington 870 (I grew up hunting with an 870 and still have three of them, but like the Nova much more for 3 gun). Hurley
  3. I have toyed with the idea on making an extended tube for a '97 and using one for fun in 3 gun. They are much easier to load than a Model 12. I would have to buy another one though, my '97 has a 32" full choke barrel, and I wouldn't dare cut it off. It still patterns really good, I use it for turkey shoots now. Hurley
  4. That would be fun. There used to be a rifle match in Birmingham that would allow Garands to just put one on paper to neutralize. With the CMP close by, they usually had a few guys shooting Garands. Man, will they rock an MGM flasher! Hurley
  5. My first experience with UML rules is this years Ft. Benning match that will take place next week. They sent the rules out to the competitors a couple of weeks ago. Back when we signed up for the match, they announced that they would recognize Open, Tac Optics Limited and Heavy. When UML rules were forwarded, Heavy is actually Tac Heavy (9mm or larger pistol, Auto shotgun and .308 or larger rifle which can have one optic). UML has traditional heavy (45 pistol 10rd limit, 12 ga pump and .308 rifle with 20rd limit) Tac heavy and I think Heavy Optic, which is another configuration. The match is supposed to declare which one of the Heavy divisions they will recognize ahead of time. The UML rules for Open, Tac Optics and Limited look like what I am used to seeing from most everyone else (Blueridge differing only by requiring all shotguns other than Open be plugged to only allow 8 rds in the magazine tube). Most of the local two and three gun stuff around me just recognizes Open, so you just run what you brung. Hurley
  6. The unified set of rules (UML) is the set that has so many variations of "heavy". You sure have to be sure which variation of heavy the match that you plan to attend is using or you will be at a disadvantage. Hurley
  7. I have been following this thread and thinking on it. In my area, 2 gun has grown quite a bit in the last three years. We tried a 3 gun series three years ago and had good attendance. At the end of the year, the majority of shooters in the area over ruled the 3 gun people and voted to make the series a 2 gun. I respect their decision, but prefer to shoot 3 gun (Multigun). I have been around awhile, stated shooting USPSA pistol in 2002, shot my first carbine match in 2004, first Multigun match in 2008 and my first international match in 2008. I was hooked on Multigun from the first match! It is more than just about the shooting to me, it is a combination of gear management, stage planning, meeting new people (some of the nicest people I have met in the world were through 3gun), helping fellow competitors out, using the proper tool in the toolbox, etc. Match shooting is really an exercise in efficiency. I really like shooting big, natural terrain stages like you will find at Rocky Mountain, HeMan and Blue Ridge. One thing that I think deters people from shooting 3 gun is the shotgun. Everywhere you look, people are telling you that you "have" to buy a gun and have it built into a competition gun by whoever is the hot shotgun smith at the time. While there are great gunsmiths out there that can build a fine shotgun for you, it is not a necessity for competing, especially for a new shooter. A quality shotgun with a tube on it will serve you well and can be purchased new for less than $1k. I do wish we would go back to a maximum of 9 rounds in the gun for everything except open. As far as UML helping grow the sport, there is some validity to the standardization mindset. I have enjoyed the individual flavor of the various matches that I have had the privilege to traveling to. Sure, you need to read the rules before going, but such is the same when traveling to foreign places. Hurley
  8. Bob, if you PM me, I will forward the email to you. Hurley
  9. I received an email last week with a link to an early background check. My computer at work and my phone would not access the link due to browser version (company devices, so I can't change/download other versions). I finally got on it with my wife's phone and completed the request. I received an email the next day telling me the request for early was denied and I would have to go to the visitor center to gain access to the base. Hurley
  10. I too love shooting this match, but I am such a glutton for punishment that I went and had a tooth pulled today, lol. Blueridge is a very challenging match, both physically and mentally. I really enjoyed this years match. I didn't notice it being more difficult than the other ones that I have been to, but it did live up to the Blueridge reputation. I had the pleasure of being on squad one with some old friends and some folks that I met for the first time this weekend. I had a blast shooting with and getting to know them and look forward to seeing them again. I would like to thank all of the Sponsors, ROs, Stats and Andy for making this match happen! Hurley
  11. I have a JP CTR-02 with a light contour 18" barrel. It does not like 75 gr Hornady bullets, but likes 77gr Sierra Match Kings. I have over 7k rounds through it and it still produces .8" groups while dirty with factory Fiocchi 77 SMKs. I clean it with foaming bore cleaner and then a Ballistol patch followed by a dry patch every 6-800 rds. One other thing to look at is the crown, if you have carbon buildup on the crown, it can make groups open up considerably. Try some different bullets and find what it likes. Hurley
  12. Dan, do have results posted somewhere. It looks like fun, had my daughter's birthday not been Sunday, I wanted to join in with a 625, M14 and pump shotgun. Hurley
  13. Traditionally, full day format. Shoot four stages per day all three days. Hurley
  14. Does a competitor have to be a 3GN member and classified to shoot and be eligible for the prize table? Hurley
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