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TonytheTiger

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About TonytheTiger

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    I tell bad jokes.
  • Birthday 08/01/1989

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    Middle of nowhere, North Central IL
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    3 Gun
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    Anthony Dietmeier

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  1. TonytheTiger

    Modular Driven Technologies Experience?

    MDT makes great stuff. If you've got money, patience and a Rem 700 action footprint the new ACC chassis is going to be a big deal for precision rifle matches. https://mdttac.com/products/acc-chassis-system The weight system is a game changer and the integral ARCA rail and modular/adjustable grips are the kitties titties too.
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    Sub-$400 optic

    @Garmil Keep us posted on the Athlon.
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    Rifle Build Help

    Try standard gas rings. I've had bad luck with the JP rings.
  4. TonytheTiger

    PRS: Lowest Viable Magnification Range?

    I went and asked some accomplished PRS shooters I know, the small group surveyed all have multiple guns that have 3-18x, 4.5-27x, 5-25x or 6-24x scopes on them and they all switch between optics without hindrance at either end of the mag range because they all use 10-16x in matches. Sounds like the closest targets could be at 200 yards but would be small enough that you would still want 10x magnification at least.
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    PRS: Lowest Viable Magnification Range?

    Precision Rifle Series. It's really just a point series that helped bring a certain type of rifle shooting to the spotlight, and has now become synonymous for that kind of match. Kind of how for a while 3 Gun Nation was so big that people thought the 3GN moniker was a catch-all name for all 3 gun matches. Both sports existed before and will exist after the big name has gone, but for now the correlation seems inseparable.
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    PRS: Lowest Viable Magnification Range?

    Yes and no. Being a 3 gunner at heart I also wish all scopes started at 1x and went from there. And I do believe 3-18x is probably the most versatile mag range out there and could do everything from 50 yards to as far as I'll ever shoot. All that said, I've never shot my 6-24x on 6x, even though my brain keeps saying a 3-18x or 4.5-27x would be better because of the lower minimum magnification. And I hate to admit it but there has been a few times during load development that I was glad to have the higher top end.
  7. TonytheTiger

    PRS: Lowest Viable Magnification Range?

    I'm also relatively new to Precision rifle as a sport, but I've been shooting long range off of every possible prop or barricade I can find for a couple years now. I've never exceeded 15x on my 6-24x scope except during load development. I've only shot to 600 in a match (where the scope stayed at 12x) so it's possible more magnification helps further out and I just don't know it yet.
  8. TonytheTiger

    PCC technique

    Oh I'm with you on the centrally mounted buttstock, been doing that for years. I was just commenting on pulling it over the shoulder while moving to navigate tight spots.
  9. TonytheTiger

    PCC technique

    Oh man, that's deep. Everytime I start thinking I'm an accomplished rifleman I learn something new. I honestly have no idea if I do this or not, time to go watch some match videos...
  10. TonytheTiger

    Sub-$400 optic

    I've only got to peek through it once for a short time but I would say it's definitely a league above any of the Strike Eagles/PA's/Burris in that $250-350 category. Which makes sense, they usually cost about $500. I own three different Athlons and you get more than you pay for.
  11. TonytheTiger

    Precision gun build

    Yeah once you get into large frame guns and faster cartridges than 308 it's a whole new game.
  12. TonytheTiger

    Sub-$400 optic

    https://cameralandny.com/mobile/spec_sheet.html?catalog[product_guids][0]=68e4b190-9b1e-0135-02e9-00163ecd2826
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    Precision gun build

    I'm not saying a 22-24" rifle gas barrel won't work, there's too many variables to make absolute statements like that. What I am saying is that you stack the odds in your favor and buy a wider operational window by getting the longest gas system possible. Things like reamers used, gas port size, the particular lot of ammo you have and even your atmospherics can all come into play and make a system that works for the next guy be a total failure for you. Most higher end manufacturers like JP or any I mentioned above have started standardizing longer gas systems and there's a reason for it, they spend less time on the phone troubleshooting for the guys whose component/ammo choices put them on the edge of functioning.
  14. TonytheTiger

    Precision gun build

    A lot of people have trouble with getting 22"+ rifle gas barrels to run right. Apparently they actually have too much dwell time and an AGB and super heavy buffer and possibly reduced power loads or powder burn rate experimentation are the only way to get things timed properly.
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    Precision gun build

    Off the top of my head, Rainier Ultramatch, Proof Camgas, Craddock Precision, Keystone Accuracy to name a few. All these places turn out great barrels and will have 18" rifle gas and then +1" and +2" gas systems on anything longer than 18". Low mass systems aren't critical but being able to tame the gun with an AGB and something like a JP SCS can mean the difference between a brass chewing, small part destroying, AK47 feeling, needlessly excessive recoiling rifle and a finely tuned smooth running machine.
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