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  1. Chip3

    Faxon match, Faxon gunner, Odin, BA

    Have a 16" gunner with the superlative block. Tried different ammo, bolts, deep cleaned, different scope, broke apart and reassembled, brake no brake etc but could never get consistent moa groups out of it. Seems like it shifts when it warms. Contacted faxon, not much response. I love the weight and use it for bays now but do not trust it for much else. Built an upper using an 18" criterion hybrid barrel and have been impressed with it's accuracy. It is sub moa with pretty basic ammo. I enjoy shooting the faxon and know some people who have had good luck with them but when it is time to replace it will go with another brand.
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    Stoeger M3000 Scattergun?

    https://moaprecisionllc.com/product/patrick-kelley-signature-edition-stoeger-p3k/ Looks like Tom still offers it prebuilt. New website looks nice and there are some great looking stoeger parts.
  3. https://leapers.com/index.php?act=prod_detail&midx=1976&status=new&itemno=AIR32250 You can find these on amazon and some places like primary, optics planet etc. Saw a few at a match some weeks back and picked up a set for a back up gun. Installed about like most others and appears well made, have not zeroed yet. Included torque specs, wrench etc.
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    G34 gen4 mos slight issue

    Tape seems to do a good job of protecting the vortex on a MOS that I use. Black tape doesn't even look like it is there.
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    Good Quality, Slick Safety Earmuffs

    Gel cups for Howard Leight sports make for a pretty decent ear muff. The seal and comfort is light years ahead of the standard offering. The seal seems to make a large difference in noise reduction. I would double up when shooting an AR with a comp on the clock if wearing muffs. Not an audiologist, operator, leo, or pro shooter so your results may vary. https://www.amazon.com/Noisefighters-Thick-Relief-Glasses-Impact/dp/B07HYG5KY9/ref=pd_sim_469_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07HYG5KY9&pd_rd_r=31cd1370-d929-11e8-8ab2-735607aeb124&pd_rd_w=nNZIy&pd_rd_wg=7uGxu&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=18bb0b78-4200-49b9-ac91-f141d61a1780&pf_rd_r=K9BHNMZ638M8V39MACV1&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=K9BHNMZ638M8V39MACV1
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    Limited Irons Build Help

    https://ultradyneusa.com/ more than $100, kind of a weird set up but allows you to run any gas block
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    9mm buffer in 223 carbine?

    Some 9mm buffers are extended and some are the same length as a carbine buffer. A "generic" 9mm buffer would be carbine length and weigh about 5.5 oz. or similar to an H3. Google "ar buffer weights chart" and you will see more then you never wanted to know about buffers.
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    16inch ar15 barrel search

    Criterion 15160-HY12 16" 1-8 RH .223 WYLDE Rifle .750 2.05 lbs Chrome lined $269 at optics planet Recently put on a recent build and have been very happy 1518S-HY12-N 18" 1-8 RH .223 WYLDE Rifle .750 2.20 lbs stainless nitrided Criterion seems to offer a fair value with no magic voodoo claims. Chrome lined may offer some extra durability
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    Safariland ELS Hardware

    https://www.mcmaster.com/#tee-nuts/=1dr36be
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    Greetings from Alabama

    Brocks Gap and Talladega both run monthly matches for the types you mentioned. Brooks prac tact is multigun but not always 3 gun. It is a fun match and beginner friendly. Talladega does a great 3 gun match that is fun and can be a little more challenging. Both are well worth your time, have great guys running the matches and friendly competitors. Also both ranges occasionally run other multi gun type events. Check their calendars. USPSA is supposedly strong at both ranges Steel Challenges nationals were just at Talladega and Brocks runs a great steel challenge the 3rd weekend of the month Saturday and Sunday.
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    Solution for slugs hitting high

    If you are hitting tight groups that are high, shimming may help you bring it down. Is it just slugs or could your shot stand to come down some too? I had an issue shooting high with shot and fixed it by shimming. Gun came with them so it was just a little bit of time of looking at the pattern and swapping parts.
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    What do you recommend to get Match video

    A couple of local guys use the mobius. It is about as cheap as you can go. https://www.amazon.com/Mobius-Action-Camera-1080P-Sports/dp/B00DP1WYD2/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1527085415&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=mobius+action+camera&psc=1 Polaroid and Sony make good options as well for a pov cam and the gopro session? (small cube) is solid.
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    Why are handguards so expensive?

    https://www.graniteridgeoutfitters.com/Aero-Precision-AR15-Quantum-M-LOK-Handguards-Black-APPG400002.htm Good vendor for Aero. In stock
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    Why are handguards so expensive?

    ALG has an economy model which is $85 for the 13". I you don't need to hang a bunch of stuff off it, could be a good cheap option. May be tight on the gas block. https://algdefense.com/ergonomic-modular-rail-v0-e.html Aero makes a basic model as well. Extrusions are not overly expensive and the tooling for them can be pretty reasonable. The extruder has to set up and run if he runs 1000 ft or 10000 ft. With hand guards you probably have low volumes which lead to higher material cost and anodizing cost. The more expensive guards usually have more shaping and cuts which means more machine time. Once you throw in scrap rates, shipping, a barrel nut, fasteners, qc, packaging, installation instructions/customer service, etc. $150 is probably not a bad price. And if you consider the distributor had to make a little money as well, the manufacturer is probably not making nearly as much as it may seem on a cheap chunk of aluminum. https://cardinalaluminum.com/ is a quality extruder.
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    Why are handguards so expensive?

    You could always make your own. Will probably cost you more than $150
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