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Non-Free Float Barrel Techniques?


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I went to my first multi-gun match 2 weeks ago and had a blast even though my performance wasn't as good as I would of liked. But I learned a couple of things which one that using a non-free float barrel can cause your accuracy to be off. I am primarly a pistol guy, and the S&W M&P-15 MOE was my first carbine purchase, and I have very LIMITED experience with ARs. While I love the new rifle I was wondering until I get a free float barrel or a rifle that has one if anyone on here had any suggestions on stances, or techniques I can use to help my accuracy when using a non free float barrel in 3 gun?

Thanks

PS I am sorry if there is another thread on this. I found quite a few threads talking about the advantages of a free float barrel over a non-floated barrel but didn't find anything that answered the question I asked here.

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I dont know of any techniques that may help, but IMO it really depends upon the distances you'l be shooting at. I have several AR's, some FF'ed, some not, and can really only tell the difference accuracy-wise when shooting at targets in excess of 200 yards. Anything within that range will probably group the same

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The US military has taught thousands to shoot six hundred meters with open sights with non-free float rifles. Don't get caught up in blowing money (yet) until you figure out what you need and works for you. My first three-gun rifle didn't have a free-float forearm on it and it didn't matter much since I was still learning and having fun.

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I dont know of any techniques that may help, but IMO it really depends upon the distances you'l be shooting at. I have several AR's, some FF'ed, some not, and can really only tell the difference accuracy-wise when shooting at targets in excess of 200 yards. Anything within that range will probably group the same

+100

If you rest the hand-guard on a prop to shoot, the weight may deflect the barrel or change the barrel harmonics, and thereby cause your pattern to open up...

Inside about 200 yards, and with 3-Gun sized targets... 18"??? at 200 yards?

You're not talking a lot of difference!

But AR owners are a picky, and superstitious, bunch... If one guy's got it on HIS rifle... and he beats me... LOL

JW

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