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Doug H.

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  1. My last Efile Form 1 took 16 business days!  The SBR I did on paper took over 8 months.  I built a 8” on a QC10 and in March finished an MP5A3 clone with 8.6” barrel. The Mp5 shoots much softer and is easier to control but trigger travel is longer and harder to shoot fast splits on in your face targets.


  2. 1 hour ago, caspian guy said:

    Curious about the basepad on your mag?

    I found them at the Ben Stoger Pro Shop online.  It’s just a bumper, no round increase but with the price of HK mags I thought they were worth protecting.  3D printed with a rubbery plastic, they fit very tightly. Only $4.95 each.



  3. My name is Doug and I’m a trigger slapper.   That said, the 9ct trigger is sprongy but not heavy.  The takeup is long but light and the break is predictable.  If I try to hold the trigger back after the shot I often end up doubling.  It’s not like a JP trigger but so what, it’s completely usable and fun to shoot.



  4. I just sold a GMR-13 to buy a PTR 9ct MP5 clone.  I have a couple of AR-15 SBRs, including a QC10 9mm but the MP5 is an iconic gun that begs to be shot in PCC matches.  


    An MP5 has some disadvantages but like shooting single stack that is part of the fun.  I’m shooting the PTR in non USPSA PCC matches now and when my Form 1 comes back I’ll shoot it in USPSA matches.  



  5. I've used the FastFire 2 and 3, Cmore Slideride & STS, Aimpoint H1 & PRO, JP Jpoint, Trijicon RMR 06 and TruGlo Tru-Tec 20mm (looks the same as the Holosun HS403b).  Jpoint was the only one that ever broke for me and after only one session on a Glock 34.  FastFire 2s had some problems with the tiny screws falling out but were replaced quickly, only problem being that I needed to have 2 in rotation at all times with one on the gun and one heading back to be replaced.  Any of them will work, I prefer the Aimpoint H1 because it is small but it's too pricey for me to buy for a fun gun.  The Aimpoint Pro is a good deal and I don't notice the scope body because I shoot with both eyes open.  My new 9mm SBR has the TruGlo Tru-Tec 20mm red dot on it and it functions perfectly, is the size of the H1 and was under $150.  If it holds up it will be the best deal for the money.  I have it on an absolute co-witness mount which I had to buy because I felt the included 1/3 co-witness mount was too high.



  6. Michael, 1moa is not going to be good enough. I read a pretty long article by Brian Litz, and with a lot of scientific evidence that I'm sure you would enjoy, his number for PRS is .7". Anything under that is awesome, but that is what you need. I wish I could remember where the article was, it has been several months since I read it. I'm also trying to pull info out of a brain that is heavily influenced by oxycodone. It's like trying to swim through pea soup.

    Also just read a review on one of his 223 barrels. Several groups fired, .75 was the best, the average was around 1.3". The writer was very pleased as he was hoping to get at least 2moa. wow.

    I'm in complete agreement that sub-MOA will be the requirement. I hope the recovery goes well.

    JP, they have the experience the quality and some of the best customer service in the industry. Have a question, just give them a call and talk to a tech who is an actual shooter and knows what you are talking about. I just bought one of their 6mm Creedmoor barrels and look forward to 1000+ yard shooting pleasure.


    Certainly they have the reputation and I have always been impressed with their products that I own or have seen in use. If I had my way, I'd just have them build an LRP-07 for me in 6.5 and be done with it. But that is too costly for me. I have had it on my To Do list to call in and talk to somebody about their barrel profiles. I really don't understand what hey are going for with the skinny profile under the handguard. I'll try to have them explain it to me. It was exciting to see them offer the 6mm option as a basic factory option. :-) I think I'll stick with 6.5mm but it shows the gains these calibers are making in the marketplace.

    I have an LRP-07 and it is really nice but if you already have a AR-10, just swap the barrel with the JP 6.5 Creedmoor. The price includes a new JP high pressure bolt!


  7. JP, they have the experience the quality and some of the best customer service in the industry. Have a question, just give them a call and talk to a tech who is an actual shooter and knows what you are talking about. I just bought one of their 6mm Creedmoor barrels and look forward to 1000+ yard shooting pleasure.


  8. my first year at the Ironman, I took my .308 bolt gun, its an older Remington 700 PSS with the standard 4 round non-drop free magazine. I didn't know what to expect, but had my dope sorted out to 800 before showing up. What I didn't expect was staging the gun empty and loading on the clock initially. It took me a very long time to click ammo into the ejection port before engaging the 550 yard targets. Got my hits fine, but when I had to load after hitting the 2nd target once, I realized I was at a huge disadvantage with my current setup. I didn't make it past the 550 yard targets, shooting them 3x each before my time ran out. I didn't manage to setup another gun for the next year, so I didn't even take it.

    Even with a box mag bolt gun, you are still only going to have 10 rds in each mag and will need at least 15 if you don't miss, meaning that you will still have to reload on the clock. The only way to have enough ammo in the gun, is to have a platform that will give you at least 20 rds to start. That means you need a semi-auto. Your follow up shots will be 2x as fast to boot. I plan on building another LR gun someday for that match and will probably go with .308, if for nothing else, because its likely you will leave the brass behind. .308 brass is pretty much a no cost to me, but 6.5 CM are expensive to throw away. Besides, a .308 will do everything you need out of a semi out to 900, even with a shorter barrel.

    I disagree that you only have a max of 10 rounds, I just had a 20 round mag made for my bolt gun by Higher Capacity. I do agree that a gas gun is better for follow up shots and speed. You just stay in the scope and keep plugging. I've shot Ironman with a bolt gun (twice) and a gas gun (twice) and I really enjoy the gas gun. Got all the bonus targets this year and one of my squad mates calculated the benefit vs the time I spent and he said I benefited by about 65 seconds. If you are a first class bolt gun shooter it may not make that much difference, but for the average guy like me gas is the way to go.


  9. After considering all of my gear and guns, I decided that a 308 platform would be the best compromise for different larger caliber or longer range needs. I'd like to have a 308 so I could dabble in Heavy Metal once in a while. I've already got the 45 and the pump gun.

    Whether or not I do Trooper or Open in 2016 is still a debate topic (but only those two choices). Regardless, I'll need to have a good 308 load for long range. If I do Trooper then I also would need a nice shorter-range load for it. Between these concerns and a desire to have a 300blk carbine, I'm planning to begin reloading in the next couple of months.

    Doug, I'll shoot at everything!! No whimping out, I promise. :D

    Years ago I was discussing passing some long targets at a match in Cali. because they looked difficult to me at the time. One of my more experienced shooting buddies asked me if I thought I could hit the targets if time was not a factor. I told him yes. He said (and I will paraphrase for the kiddies) "then shoot the freaking targets or pick up your stuff and go home!" I've been shooting at all the targets ever since.


  10. Most of the people I saw shoot the bonus targets at my first ironman last year used about as much time as they gained.

    I am concerned that I would land in that category.

    I'd rather engage targets and hit them for no gain than pussy out and not shoot them at all. To me it's about shooting and I go to matches to shoot targets not pass them up.


    Doug, you're killing me. That was very funny. I do see your point. I've got time to consider how to approach this match. Which division is actually the current issue on my mind.

    I like carrying all of my stuff on my back, so...... :devil:

    So sign up to shoot Trooper like I did this year!


  11. At Ironman the ranges for the bonus targets are generally 500, 700 and 900 yards. You can shoot all the ammo at them that you want, until you time out. And I agree with Stlhead, just go shoot the match, borrow a long distance gun the first year and get a feel for the match before you build a gun specifically for that match.


    Thank you. I do appreciate the advice.

    About how many long range targets are there at Ironman?

    Soonest that I could possibly go would be next year, regardless.

    Usually 3 at around 500, one at 700 and one at 900. I think that last time I shot it you could score a total of 3 hits at each distance for a total of 9 bonus hits. I didn't shoot Ironman last year so YMMV. Stlhead shoots it every year and could give you a heads up on how it is run now.



  12. The major problem I saw several years ago on Stage 7 at Ironman was the slugs were loosening up the bolts pretty often. You could tell when the bolts had come loose because the spinner would not react as quickly or as crisply as normal. I had DQed earlier in the match and helped RO Stage 7 as my punishment. I tightened the bolts on that spinner many times and even broke my pinky when I let the tools slip off. Despite the fact that I broke a finger on one, I like spinner targets and have shot them in matches with pistol, shotgun and rifle. As long as the ROs keep an eye on them they are an interesting target that requires attention, patience and knowledge of your equipment.


  13. Big box store selling guns:

    Me: Can I take a peek at the glock 17

    Clerk: Sure, here you go

    Manager walks over, asks clerk loudly: Did he (referring to me) just take the safety switch off that gun?

    Clerk: Well glocks don't really have a safety switch per say...

    Manager gasps: All the safeties are off the glocks! Take these guns and put them in the back!

    Me: It looks like the revolvers are having the same problem.

    And off I went, to an actual gun shop

    That store is going to have a bit of a reduced selection!

    Oh my gosh, you're right, the safety got left off this one! But if you knock $150 off the price I'll take it off your hands and get it fixed myself so you don't have to send it back to Glock.


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