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SRA SM 2016

SRA SM (Finnish reservist shooting championships) was shot 6.-7.8.2016 in Nurmes. The stages were pretty good and sauna was provided on both evenings (I arrived in friday 5.8.).

Stages and stages drawings are presented below, but the drawings of the stages can also be found  from RESUL and a playlist of all the stage videos is available at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLT6QbUxcGnXuY4vpAbVsfLsRHMsaq3aeK

More information about the compition in finnish: http://resul.fi/uutinen/sra-sm-2016-rastit-lisatietoja/

Stage1: rifle, from near to far (10-250m)

Stage2: rifle, 10-200m

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Vares Cup II / 2016 gallery

Few pictures from Vares Cup II / 2016 SRA competition.


Talvi SRA 2016 gallery

Some pictures from V-S Suomen Talvi SRA, a local reservist 3gun match.


Laitila Pimeä SRA 2015 gallery

Some pictures from Laitila Pimeä SRA 2015


Uudenmaan SRA Piirikarsinta II / 2016 (pictures)

Two Special Squadders and one prospect took part in Uudenmaa court SRA qualifications competition.

The weather was great for the date ( October 25th) and the stages were mostly pretty nice to shoot, with only few complaints: the plates on the plate-rack on stage1 were very heavy and it was not easy to tell a hit from 300m and 150m metal targets (stage4 and 5).

First we had to wait pretty long for the stage officials to finish their pre-match, but after that, the timetable held and we could quickly move to next stage after the previous one was shot.

After last stage we had some car problems but managed to get to awards ceremony  in time to collect the medals for 1st and 2nd in Open Division.
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Vares Cup SRA III / 2015

Third component match of Vares Cup 2015.

Everything did not go so well, but fortunately the long rifle stages were successful and gave enough points to compensate for the malfunctioning shotgun and the lack of pistol skills.

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IPSC Semi Auto Open Division Rifle Build

Last season (2014) I decided to try shooting in Open Rifle Division and started more detailed specification (i.e. spreadsheet) on will be in the rifle.

Initial specs were pretty simple with at least 15 inch free float and 1-6x variable scope, but soon came more complicated. First I was thinking about a carbon float but with some insights from an experienced gunsmith and thorough browsing through the web I came to conclusion that a slim keymod float would be the choice:  keymod is mostly holes –> light, but enables accessories and slim profile (1½”) gives better grip and adds to lightness, still being stiff enough. At the moment I couldn’t find many ways to acquire 15+ inch slim keymods to Finland so I went with Leapers UTG in FDE and thus started acquiring also the magpul parts in FDE.

I had grown fond of Magpul MIAD grip (with the largest back piece) in my two other rifles (Standard and Minirifle) so that was the obvious choice for this build too. The A2 stock was also a little clumsy on some specific stages and adjustable stock would have had it’s place. I was wondering between Commercial- or MilSpec, when I found out that Commercial stock can be extended further than the MilSpec enabling a setting for proper eye-relief in both prone and standing positions as head is usually on more forward position on prone and some other specific shooting positions (more about this on a later post). Combined with a proper pull length for my physique/shooting style, the longer setting has its place (at least when shooting with t-shirt instead of plate carrier which would add to the pull length). So the stock was selected to be Magpul CTR Commercial Spec.

Status of the Open Division build with standard division rifle for scale
First parts have arrived! (current standard division rifle for scale)

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