View Full Version : 3-gun rifle stages--are 10-rounders enough?

January 28, 2002, 11:17 PM
Are 10-rounders enough while doing 3-gun rifle stages? Or will I only fire a few, then move? Or is this all based on whoever designed the evil COF?

Do people shoot Garands for fun, if not to be competitive?

I heard talk about doing like the IDPA did, that one day CA will have to have a 10-round cap on rifle matches, just to let the younger guys be competitive.

January 29, 2002, 09:44 AM
Any size mag is ok if you dont mind reloading. Some matches use a lot more than 10 rounds per stage. Some also call for reloads. I usually use both 10, 20 and 30 rounders.

January 29, 2002, 02:46 PM
As you alluded to in your post, it will probably depend on the COF.

Will it still be fun? Oh yeah!
Will you be competive? Maybe.

January 29, 2002, 11:04 PM
I don't think I'll be competitive shooting anything other than .223 but man, shooting my .308 sounds like a lot of fun.

February 4, 2002, 09:30 PM
Mag capacity is not an issue in 3-Gun or IDPA rifle CoFs. I've seen video of a guy who absolutely crushed the competition with a Lee-Enfield Jungle Carbine.

Most CoFs require at least two hits to CoM, sometimes a Mozambique drill. In 3-Gun, I've gotten away with two loaded 30-rounders, though I do not recommend it (firing from a prone position with the damn things is not fun). My current 3-Gun loadout is three 20-rounders for the AR. IDPA requires a 10-round limit on all mags, don't know if we're limited to the total number of mags on the person.

February 4, 2002, 11:11 PM
Mag capacity is not an issue in 3-Gun or IDPA rifle CoFs. ....

The point I was trying to make is that you will be more competive with a 10 round mag if for instance, the COF is only 10 shots and then some movement for reloading, as opposed to a COF that has you standing still and blasting away at copious amounts of close targets requiring more than 10 shots.