PRS Rifle in F Class

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I have a precision AR15 already and a 6mm creedmoor bolt gun ordered that are set up for PRS. In order to use them in F class, my research indicates that I will need to take the brakes off and stick a half round length of cut pvc pipe in my mags so I can single feed. Additionally, I might want to transfer my Sightron SIII 10-50x60 from my FT air rifle and use that at max power. In north texas, the closest matches are in east Texas and they max out at 600 yards, so I don’t need to avoid using Sierra match kings for my AR15. Does that basically cover it? Is there anything else I need to do?
 

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I'd probably go with an Original Bob Sled rather than a chunk of PVC, and you'll also need an empty chamber indicator or "chamber flag" if you don't have one already. Most F-class matches, if the gun is out of the case, and you're not actually firing (or in official 'prep' time) you need a flag in.

Also be aware that there is no hooking the bipod legs or feet into the straps on your mat - I see more than a few 'cross-over' shooters try that. No bueno (n)


Other than that... bring plenty of ammo and have a good time!
 

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Second on the Bob Sled, and also the Satern single shot magazine follower.

The follower will sometimes need a bit of trimming to get proper performance; I think that's mostly because of variations in different magazine designs, and I read that they will not work with Magpul mags. I trimmed the rear upper edge of mine at about 45 degrees to get better bolt closure.

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A quality windage adjustable front rest and rabbit ear rear bag would be advisable.
Since your not shooting from improvised field positions were a light bipod is more versatile the front rest would be a big help in consistency, staying on target after the shot and less fiddling around between shots.
That would be good for the 6mm Creedmoor if you want to shoot in the open class.
 
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Just use a regular mag and single feed. No need to do anything other than remove the brake. You may not even have to do that. Reach out to the match director and ask him about your break. He may stick u at the end of line but let you keep it on.
 

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Just use a regular mag and single feed. No need to do anything other than remove the brake. You may not even have to do that. Reach out to the match director and ask him about your break. He may stick u at the end of line but let you keep it on.
^^^ this

I did essentially what @Prophet78 described at our last local match... I pulled the Area 419 Hellfire brake off my Sav 10 BA Stealth, installed the hill-billy thread protector (quick wrap of black electrical tape on the threads), and shot the match 'as is'.

Just tossing the round on top of an AICS mag will work... just don't get too ham-fisted with running the bolt forward in the event that that it snags on something - it's not quite as smooth as feeding from a SLED, but entirely doable.

We had another fellow showing up to his first 600yd match, with an RPR. After some discussion back and forth (me being the match director), I told him not to worry about the brake this first time out. Honestly, if your gun is set up and shooting fine, I'd rather you shoot the match and see if you like it rather than have you go screwing around pulling the brake off the day before, only to find that your gun (or you) doesn't shoot as well as expected with the brake removed.

Match directors at small local / club matches are more likely to be flexible about this sort of thing - the same match directors would probably say 'No' if its a state or regional level championship match, where other shooters are getting serious and are likely to gripe about being squadded next to a braked gun.
 
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Our f class guys put us at the end and have a board between us. Very welcoming too.
 
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Go shoot.

If you usually shoot PRS then leave it on the bipod. It will be great practice. Get a good rear bag and a shooting mat.
You need a spotting scope or binocs to score for the other shooters on your target. (assuming you aren't shooting E targets)


You can learn a lot about wind reading. Shooting 20 shot strings at a circular target gives you great feedback over the time it takes you to shoot.

Now...One bit of advice. You are starting this, you will be tempted to shoot very fast, try to avoid that. Learn something, if there are competitive F-Open shooters there you are not likely to be compeditive with your setup and experience. Don't worry about your score, slow down, try to make wind calls and not chase the spotter, and take it easy on your barrel. If it's a 600 yard match you will have 22 minutes for 2 sighters and 20 shots for record. Try to use at least 15 minutes.
 
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I seen on Facebook that MK Machining is making a AICS single shot sled as well. Install it just like a magazine and go.
 
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You really don’t need any special gear. I use my Harris bipod and game changer for rear support. Excellent wind practice but make sure like others have stated shoot slowly.
 

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I got a 6mm CM bolt gun now and it has a self timing brake for easy reinstall, but the rifle plus scope weighs over 19 pounds. Is there a weight limit for F class?
 

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I shoot f class practice and they don’t care about weight. They would rather we don’t shoot with brakes so they send us to the end of the firing line.