IDPA Precision Rifle side match questions

IDPA Precision Rifle side match questions

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    IDPA Precision Rifle side match questions

    Compatriots,

    I see that there is a precision rifle side match this weekend at the Wolf Creek IDPA shoot. I am looking for some advice on what to bring for a rifle. Will there be short range and long range shots? what would be a good scope spec recommendation?

    Will likely bring a AR-15 rifle, unless all shots are going to be 300 yards plus.

    Thanks for the info.

    Wired1979


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    IDPA in Central Iowa - Wolf Creek IDPA - Traer, IA

    many clubs post the match set up in advance....yours is to find out.

    start here for to answer your question

    hi to you as a new guy---and as to your question....

    its just a google away, had you tried it b4 you posted?
    do you have other info you would like to share with us so we are not going to the same place you have already been?

    most IDPA side matches kinda require that you have been to a club match already and been checked out ( safety course).
    some will allow for the new guy but show up EARLY and expect to shoot last. and take the mind set of --fun rather than fast.

    ar should do ua fine. no steel ammo. a-cog, nothing more than a 4x
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    The side match for the June match is "Defensive Rifle", not "precision" ranges will probably be inside of 50yds. We're still working up the side match stages. The actual IDPA match will be consisting of the IDPA Classifier, we may try to think up a rifle stage that will work off of the classifier layout.

    Most favor red-dot optics of some sort, my AR sports a 1-4X optic...

    Of course iron sights are welcome as well, there shouldn't be anything that really requires an optic.

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    Hey JD,

    So long range scope on an AR-15 is not the way to go for the upcoming match this weekend. Short range scope or red dot on the AR-15 should be fine?
    thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    The side match for the June match is "Defensive Rifle", not "precision" ranges will probably be inside of 50yds. We're still working up the side match stages. The actual IDPA match will be consisting of the IDPA Classifier, we may try to think up a rifle stage that will work off of the classifier layout.

    Most favor red-dot optics of some sort, my AR sports a 1-4X optic...

    Of course iron sights are welcome as well, there shouldn't be anything that really requires an optic.

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    Oooh. I'm jealous, I want to play. I think the rifle matches are FUN. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wired1979 View Post
    Hey JD,

    So long range scope on an AR-15 is not the way to go for the upcoming match this weekend. Short range scope or red dot on the AR-15 should be fine?
    thanks
    Correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Correct.
    so what you think the range will be like this weekend after all the rain this week?

    bring boots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wired1979 View Post
    so what you think the range will be like this weekend after all the rain this week?

    bring boots?
    Probably not a bad idea, I usually bring two pairs of shoes and some plastic bags for the muddy ones.

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    A good day to shoot yesterday. Had fun. I think we got another new shooter hooked.

    Was disappointed that we did not get a chance to shoot the rifles. I was just itching to burn up some .223 ammo!

    Thanks for the help and effort, it is appreciated.

    wired1979

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    Quote Originally Posted by wired1979 View Post
    A good day to shoot yesterday. Had fun. I think we got another new shooter hooked.

    Was disappointed that we did not get a chance to shoot the rifles. I was just itching to burn up some .223 ammo!

    Thanks for the help and effort, it is appreciated.

    wired1979
    Glad you had a good time. I don't know if you got the scores via email from Dan but it looks like there's an issue with the scoring that we're trying to get worked out.

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