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Finally read the FAQs

Finally read the FAQs (3/11)

  1. Can confirm the Kidd, VQ and TK bolts are all compatible with the stock ruger receiver. Biggest advantages: Firing pin is generally fixed in place (up/down) for consistent strike location on the case rims. Extractor has already been replaced with a good one. Rear of bolt is generally profiled to smooth operations and allow for reliability with a wider range of ammo. Bolt face is cut to a tighter tolerance - this is the HUGE one. One issue you sometimes see with the stock bolt is that the bolt face is a bit wide - allowing the case to get slid to the side by the extractor as it is extracted from the chamber and changing the ejection pattern to more forward vs 3:00 - leading to.... stovepipes! Have swapped a ruger bolt for a VQ bolt and the change in ejection pattern was dramatic - 1:00 ejection with the stock bolt to 3:00 with the VQ bolt. similar with Kidd.
  2. It's been hard over the past year and a half. Between lock down and ammo shortages - people have been very, very selective in how they spend their ammo. I'm considering starting up an IPSC style 'mini rifle' match for .22lr carbine stuff, however we'll see if there is even enough ammo floating around for that!
  3. I would shoot it exactly 1 time to get classified and then never again. I don't 'care' if it's a division or not. I don't think I saw anyone shooting a rimfire revolver at the WSSC, and in the past 5 years I've seen 1 shooter show up at the local match with a 22 revolver - so I don't think anyone locally would care either.
  4. IMO - it's not simply 'add more stages.' That will trickle into the entire classification piece - and world records. And World Speed Shoot. And... For level 1 matches you can ALWAYS zap in outlaw stages. My new shooters haven't been terribly interested in outlaw stages - some USPSA centric shooters have expressed an interest, as they tend to like the stimulation of 'new' a bit more than the average steel shooter. Is it a 'bad' thing? No. It's going to be a little more complicated than 'just add them' however. As such - I'm against it without a lot more planning for the impacts.
  5. The MR is good. I've gotten to play around with it in the Axiom stock and in a tacsol stock. I've dressed it in the carbon fiber barrel and in a Wiland barrel. The only negatives for me: the rail seems to high for me, and the shape of the trigger guard precludes the use of many after market magazine releases. The trigger itself is fine, and the barrel with the carbon fiber is really excellent. All that said - if it fits you and it ejects and loads reliably then RUN it. It's a good gun, and will give you years of service.
  6. Well... there are pretty much 3 options worth a dang it seems that can get you to the weight goal you have set. 10/22s of various ilk. For assortment ammo I have found that the TK chamber iron is a life saver, actually. This - even with occasional WTF moments of reliability - seems to be one of the best ways to go. Buckmark rifles - worked over by 'some dude' that is pretty much always backed up... Without his magic I wouldn't mess with them really - but I'm not a buckmark fan in general. S&W 15/22 - with all the Taccom 3G goodies you can get on there. Barrel - carbon fiber hand guard, etc. Tim Ubl knows how to make them go fast and the magazines are very reliable. They do have issues - like extractor issues mostly. But good guns as well as light.
  7. Sometimes the shipping is.... erratic. I've gotten them the same week and i've waiting 3 or 4 for delivery. Good news is that the product is fantastic and worth the wait.
  8. It doesn't matter, as long as it fits you. I've found the Magpul stock works well for me and is cheap. I set the LOP a bit on the short side vs. a hunting rifle and I got a riser kit so that my cheek weld and the Cmore dot line up right. I've shot the Tacsol thumbhole stock and I like it a lot. I've shot an Axiom stock and it was fine. The Hogue stock is really nice as well. The chassis systems are very cool. When I'm rich, when the rifle is holding me back from the next .1 second, or when I feel like upgrading beyond what I have now I'll probably get one of Todd's systems - again for the adjustability of it (Willand).
  9. With the Blitz and the Zulu 2.0 - do you disable the secondary spring in the receiver tube that comes with the Zulu?
  10. That handguard looks amazing on that. Reeeeally nice work.
  11. I bought a 10/22 at a pawn shop. Replaced the extractor. Dropped it in a magpul stock and ran that. I think I paid as much for the stock as I did the rifle, actually... I upgraded the trigger by doing a trigger job and that's it. Really - factory sights and all. I've decided that I'll shoot RFRO some this year, so an EGW rail is on it now, (it is the extended rail) and a Cmore 8 MOA dot with a riser on the comb of the magpul stock.... If'n I want to get fancy I'll get a Willand, Tacsol, or Beyer barrel and spring for a Brimstone trigger job, and maybe one of them cool bolt handles.... Heck... maybe I'll get someone to paint it 'purdy.' I guess what I'm saying is this: Get something that fits you, has good balance, and that runs... period. You can certainly get sucked into shaving ounces, or grams - and you can make some damn sexy looking guns. But if your budget is bare and you want to shoot - you can do pretty reasonable with a pawn shop find and a couple of magazines.
  12. Is there such a thing as too light?
  13. So - dryfire documentation: I am of the opinion that you don't need to or WANT to document every rep. Instead - identify the duration and par time used. As the part time drops - document it. So if I dryfire the draw and I start with a 1 second par time and do that for 1 minute, then drop the par time to .9 for 1 minute - I document that kind of 'block.' I don't care if once I got it at .85 and once I got it at .89 and once I got it at 1.3..... I am documenting my training a bit more coarsely. I still try to have a session goal, I still document solutions and successes. But I do NOT have 232 lines of data.....
  14. I have a lovely Steel Challenge Performance Log that I've made. 200 pages, spiral bound - split between dryfire and live fire practice. Kinda pretty much follows the Lanny B model. If anyone wants one... shoot me a message and we'll figure out how to get you one. I'm on my 4th version of it at this point... I tried doing a spreadsheet and recording it electronically, but I don't take a laptop to the range and I wind up using my phone for video analysis purposes... paper, even in the 21st century - works best for me.
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