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So I'm going to shoot open exclusively now that my girlfriend has switched. I'm thinking of just running 170s except if there is a stage where I need to go prone or kneel. I've found reloads are fine, actually IMO a little easier after doing some dry fire. What's yalls opinions?

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I did the same, except I also have three STI Gen2 mags with TTI guts and base pad.  I use them for classifiers and any time I have to drop a mag in dust or mud.  I generally only load 10-11 in the STIs, depending on stage plan.  It is not a good idea to drop a mag with 20 rounds still in it.  So for 30 or 32 round stages, I start with an STI, drop it at the first reload point that costs no time and continue with a 155 or 170.

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I shoot with a friend who runs 4 170s.  I was planning on doing the same, but I got a deal on the 155s for the same price as the 140s.  155s and 170s are close enough in size there is no issue with reloading.  I generally start with a 170 and reload with a 155, except in the instance I outlined above.  It all depends on your stage plan.

 

I will caution one thing with all 170s.  Dropping an almost full mag, as you would on a classifier with a mandatory reload, is not a good idea.  Sometime a round will slip under the follower.  Other times it may jam down in the tube.  In either case, you have to disassemble the mag to fix it.  That's why I have the STI Gen2 mags.

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6 hours ago, zzt said:

I shoot with a friend who runs 4 170s.  I was planning on doing the same, but I got a deal on the 155s for the same price as the 140s.  155s and 170s are close enough in size there is no issue with reloading.  I generally start with a 170 and reload with a 155, except in the instance I outlined above.  It all depends on your stage plan.

 

I will caution one thing with all 170s.  Dropping an almost full mag, as you would on a classifier with a mandatory reload, is not a good idea.  Sometime a round will slip under the follower.  Other times it may jam down in the tube.  In either case, you have to disassemble the mag to fix it.  That's why I have the STI Gen2 mags.

Yes I plan I keeping a couple 140s in my range bag just for these instances. I figure I already have them and may as well just keep them for the occasional need. 

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