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Old February 19th, 2017, 07:33 AM   #1
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PRS Team Shooting 6mmXC M14s

As we continue to push the envelop on accuracy in our M14 platforms, we have used our bolt action builds as a benchmark.

This year we are sponsoring a PRS team to compete in the open gas and bolt gun competition. PRS to me is my way of verifying the rifles we build will perform at the highest levels and in active field conditions. It is also a lot of fun.

I grew up in central North Carolina in the heart of NASCAR country. I knew drivers and their families but the most important lesson I learned was seeing the industries that supported NASCAR. The competition aspect of NASCAR was a validation of the engineering and technical component.

I feel the same in our business, and the PRS competitions are my way of validating our engineering and technical components in a harsh, fast-paced field environment.

This year I decided to sponsor two shooters and four guns. Two bolt action rifles and two M14 rifles. The M14s are chambered in 6XC and are hitting the 2800 fps mark with the 107 Sierra, while the same load is 3025 fps in the bolt gun. This puts us in the running in terms of ballistics but how will our guns perform over 12 stages and over 150 rounds against the more modern free floated barrel, gas impingement systems with bull barrels and fewer moving parts.

As some of you may be aware, we are working on a new barrel that will have a larger diameter from the gas system forward at a diameter of .720" with a 5/8x24 muzzle thread. Many have suggested a 20" length, and I think I will offer it in 20" in 30 Cal and 24" in the 6mm and 6.5mm. While the .308 Win is perfectly at home in barrels from 18" to 22", the smaller sixes need more runway.

Our first event is the Accuracy International Long Range Classic in Baker, FL on March 11-12. Unfortunately, I will be on active duty during the month of March, but if any of you are going to the event, be sure to find our team tent and speak with our shooters.

I want to also give a huge "big league" thanks to our sponsors. We could not have gotten started in this series if we didn't have the support of the companies listed below.

JAE Global: www.jallenglobal.com
Sierra Bullets: www.sierrabullets.com
Krieger Barrels: www.kriegerbarrels.com
Bula Defense Systems: www.buladefense.com
Tab Gear: www.tabgear.com
Sightron Optics: www.sightronusa.com
Lantac USA: www.lantac-usa.com
Pacific Tool and Gauge: www.pacifictoolandgauge.com


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Old February 19th, 2017, 07:58 AM   #2
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A very well done video showing the 2015 competition.

https://video.search.yahoo.com/searc...b&action=click

Thanks from Phil McGrath, tonyben and Rich D
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Old February 19th, 2017, 08:12 AM   #3
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Will be watching your teams progress in the PRS series Jon. I read the most recent article on the PRS series and see that the 6XC is in the top 3 most popular calibers chosen by the leading competitors, right behind the 6X47 Lapua and 6.5X47 Lapua. Looks like you've picked a winner in the 6XC. I've enjoyed shooting my 6XC M25 so much I'm thinking about having my FN PBR rebarreled in 6XC as well.

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I've always been amazed by the engineering that goes into firearms and the cars of racing, and the continuing improvement to things that you would think can't be improved on.

Does the team have a team name?

Best wishes in your endeavors and to the team.

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How did the accuracy international event go, anyone go?
Here is a link with a good video from the director of prs going into detail about what the gas gun divisions are and a live run through of what a stage would look like.
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...as-gun-series/


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Old April 5th, 2017, 06:30 AM   #6
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Bobby our top shooter was neck in neck with the AMU shooters and was squaded with them. His gun went down and although it was a simple fix, I was on an active duty assignment 1000 miles away and couldn't help.

Thanks for asking. He was positioned in the top 10 before the gun went down.

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What kind of triggers are in the M14s?

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Did anybody get pictures of the event?

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