|December 2, 2012, 03:20 PM||#1|
Join Date: November 17, 2000
Interesting long guns at the carbine match
We had an IDPA pistol or carbine match. Shoot pistol or rifle (I shot my 1911).
The majority of guns were 223s - AR-15, M4s. Some AR pattern 9mms. A few AK pattern of different kinds.
Interestingly some folks shot 10/22s in standard patterns with extended mags. I have to try that. I have one. Need the mag.
The interesting guns were a FN FNAR in 308 and a classic Steyr Scout rifle.
The FNAR is big and loud (glad for muffs and plugs). It was quite fussy and did jam quite a bit. Rounds didn't eject.
The Steyr was a neat gun. Since it was bolt action and scoped, to make up for the time disadvantage, the user had to shot one shot but it had to be a head shot. Didn't know that rule.
Since it was a game - those big guns were fun to watch. They would be a pain (IMHO) in a tight house as compared to a handgun for movement around things (yes, they are really for the safe room - just a comment). At closer distances, pistol shooters are as accurate as the rifles. Long distances, the rifles were better - more zero's than 1s and 3s.
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