ben b. Posted December 20, 2011 Share Posted December 20, 2011 (edited) Shot my 1st 3G match and liked it. I want to do some more, but I will not be a full time 3G guy as the matches last all day; I have 3 little kids and that "gone all Sunday" bit causes more marital tension than the fun is worth. I am still active in IPSC/IDPA/Steel. So I will be an occasional 3G player for a while. The close shots with the rifle were new to me, but I adjusted to the hold over after the 1st stage. It seems like the accessory red dot would be a worthwhile addition for close rifle shots. I used a 20" HBAR Colt that I bought for CMP. CMP kinda put me to sleep and then died out locally anyway. The rifle is heavier than the other guys' 3G rifles. I am happy with the A2 fixed stock. I am shooting 68 gr Hornady match BTHP loaded with AA2230 powder. My Colt rifle has a Burris 1-4x TAC30 on it zeroed at 100 yds, seems fine. The barrel is not threaded. It has a YHM aluminum float tube. I am going to add an Ultradot L/T reflex to the side of the scope for close targets. I already have the red dot sitting around and so I ordered a low scope ring with rail on top to mount it to the scope tube at ~45* angle. I plan to see if the bottom (side intended to mount ring to gun)sticks out enough to be a problem, and if so I will cut off the bottom of the ring, so that part is probably a done deal. 1) Is it advisable to rebarrel or just wait until I have a shot-out barrel? I was thinking an 18" light-weight contour, 1:8" twist with a .223 Wylde chamber. Then I would add a Miculek comp. 2) If not rebarreling, is it worth it to thread my 20" HBAR for the comp? Or to cut to 18" & thread? Problems with cutting? 3) When/if I rebarrel, I will likely add a carbon fiber tube. Is there merit in not waiting? 4) What range is typically used to zero the accessory red dot at? 5) Other thoughts or considerations? I have disposable income for this, but I am also a penny-pincher, so opinions and reasoning on whether to spend money now or shoot now & spend later will be most helpful. thanks for any opinions, advice and reasoning, Ben Edited December 20, 2011 by ben b. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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