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  1. wixthedog

    Range for Carbine sight in

    I think most agree that it depends on what kind of match you shoot and what the long range expectations are. Most majors I shoot you can expect up to 500 yd stages so a 200 yd zero is fairly common with known dopes before and beyond that. Some matches are restricted to shorter range so a 25yd would be fine.
  2. I run a Vortex Razor 1-6 and I took my zero down from a 200yd to a 25yd for the last similar match and it worked well. Fingers crossed.
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    Absolute BEST 3 gun scope under 1k?

    I've learned that if you want to find out what is best for 3-gun and what can stand up to being tossed around then you should look at what the top 10% use. Scopes are easy, a Vortex Razor HD 1-6x24 on top of a Warne mount. If you can find their non-E version they are a bit cheaper, around $900, since it was discontinued recently. The latest version is $1300 or so and the Warne mount is around $100. https://www.eurooptic.com/Vortex-Razor-Gen-II-HD-E-1-6x24-JM-1-BDC-Riflescope-RZR-16008.aspx
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    USPSA matches in South Texas

    This is a great source for around the Houston area: http://www.tacticalpoppins.com/Matches.aspx
  5. I sent my Versamax (non Tactical edition) to Hawkey Ordnance and they made it awesome. It runs great with whatever I feed it and slugs are accurate.
  6. This is a solid list of matches around the Houston area. http://www.tacticalpoppins.com/Matches.aspx Area59 hosts the most but they are in Rosenberg, about 1.5 hours from you. The Brazosland Pistoleros hold a monthly match at CCC in Cawthorn and that is really close to the BCS area.
  7. One way is to use longer than needed carriage bolts with a backing nut on each. Use rubber or small chain and capture that at the very end of the carriage bolts using two nuts/washers each. This would allow for a level of deflection needed. The stand design itself would go from there, maybe a single upright that allows you to hide the straps/chain behind the IPSC plate.
  8. wixthedog


    While it is very disheartening to hear/read of theg barrel issues that some have had I am happy to report that my MBX is still doing great. We are about 2K rounds into ownership and it truly has been flawless. The only gripe I have is the bolt is pretty hard to lock back, so much that my wife can only do it some of the time. I'm sure there is a remedy to this but it's not a deal breaker. Whichever direction you choose, good luck.
  9. wixthedog

    MBX PCC is a shooter!

    No kidding! I have a large amount of steel and she hasn't stopped shooting yet. This is getting expensive.
  10. wixthedog

    MBX PCC is a shooter!

    She may give that a go if it pops up. I’ve never been a big fan of SC but I appreciate it for what it offers.
  11. wixthedog

    MBX PCC is a shooter!

    Thanks for the advice but she is dialed in pretty well, currently at 25 yards. By supported I was referring to shooting off a bench, and unsupported referring to standing and delivering on my own - like in a match setting. My wife is only interested in USPSA and maybe IDPA so I don’t see much of a reason to do much further. If I decide to do a 2x4 UML match or something I’ll just learn the holds for 100yd stuff. Another range day this morning and she ran like a sewing machine and held zero like a champ.
  12. wixthedog

    MBX PCC is a shooter!

    I received the new rifle from the fine folks at MBX shortly before Christmas but since I was out of town I had to wait a couple weeks to get it on the range. I ordered the standard PCC with the 14.5" ultra lightweight barrel with the pinned/welded MBX brake. The only other addition was the extended mag release. This thing shoots! It was purchased for my wife so that she can come out and play with me at range days and matches and we both love it. We had two range days and two local matches so far and it has been a pleasure to shoot and very accurate. I've only run Orr Tactical 115 grain in it and I see no need to move from there. I may play with their 147's after a while but I am in no rush. I did a 10 yard supported group and a 10 yard unsupported group, then repeated at 25 yards using a 6 MOA C-More sight. This is my first time messing with a PCC but I dont think I could be more pleased with it aside from bring filthy at the end of the day. The best part is my wife loves it and now we can spend some more time together. Win win I say.
  13. wixthedog

    Mbx lightweight barrel

    I have a MBX sitting in the safe but I have not had a chance to take her out (I'm out of town). Its the 14" lightweight with the pinned and welded comp. After I get back and go play I'll send an update. My dealer and buddy played with it when it came in and they loved it using 115g FMJ's but they didn't do any group testing.
  14. wixthedog

    Don’t really know what I’m doing yet!

    The G17 is a great option but I am a firm believer in the best gun is the one that fits you best and you shoot the best. One size doesn't necessarily fit all! Go visit a match as an observer and ask some questions, the folks will be friendly and often happy to let you try their gear.