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Old 11-26-2018, 7:14 AM
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Default 5 Go To Kit Items for Local Matches

Have read and watched many articles related to support gear folks wouldn’t leave home without. What’s your go to items you can’t live without at a NRL/PRS style match other than rifle, scope, and ammo.

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Old 11-26-2018, 12:52 PM
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There are a bunch of youtubes like this:

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Old 11-26-2018, 1:18 PM
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:38 AM
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How many guys bring a tripod?
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:43 AM
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I do not... to expensive Haha

Another resource is the long range reddit sub. Good stuff in there.
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In order of importance (to me) and what I bought: Bipod (you didn't mention it so I'm including it, most guys run a 6-9" swivel-style), Rear bag, extra magazines, Backpack, Game Changer bag, and Pump Pillow. Tripod if you've got one (I *rarely* use my tripod).

Ready to rock.

Does one NEED all that stuff to compete? No. You can get by with gun, scope, extra mag or two, bipod, rear bag and a backpack. The rest comes later as needs require. Try not to fall into the "Gear Game" - it's hard to resist.
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How many guys bring a tripod?
There are stages in this match where it seems like almost everyone did.

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In order of importance (to me) and what I bought: Bipod (you didn't mention it so I'm including it, most guys run a 6-9" swivel-style), Rear bag, extra magazines, Backpack, Game Changer bag, and Pump Pillow. Tripod if you've got one (I *rarely* use my tripod).

Ready to rock.

Does one NEED all that stuff to compete? No. You can get by with gun, scope, extra mag or two, bipod, rear bag and a backpack. The rest comes later as needs require. Try not to fall into the "Gear Game" - it's hard to resist.
No Kestrel? You just wet your finger and hold it up?
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No Kestrel? You just wet your finger and hold it up?
I just hold out my oh wait wrong forum.
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No Kestrel? You just wet your finger and hold it up?
KNEW I forgot something!

Kestral goes after Rear Bag. LOL

I am trying to work on not using my Kestrel for anything other than dope, not for wind. That is a hard thing to master, and I still suck at it.
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Kestrel isn’t on the near future list yet. Hopefully someone in my squad will have one..
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They're really helpful if you're going from match to match in different areas. The required dope for an 800 yard shot is a lot different between Sac Valley at 200' elevation, Las Vegas at 2,000' and Reno at 4,500'.
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Super basic question, is the pack “just” to carry stuff, or is it used as a shooting rest?

I am looking forward to a clinic and hopefull a match, and they recommend a pack, just wondering it it will do double duty.
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Super basic question, is the pack “just” to carry stuff, or is it used as a shooting rest?
I've used it for both but sometimes it needs a little extra "stuffing" to make it actually useful as a rest.
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Super basic question, is the pack “just” to carry stuff, or is it used as a shooting rest?

I am looking forward to a clinic and hopefull a match, and they recommend a pack, just wondering it it will do double duty.
I read the same thing.....

My pack is small, light, with just the essentials.. but it’ll be my first match so I really have no idea what to expect...(other than a good learning).
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The instructors suggested a small pack helps cushion the rifle when it sits on a hard surface like a tank trap, short wall, or vehicle. Hard surfaces cause the rifle to bounce under recoil. I don't shoot "PRS" style matches but it was a great class. This year the Marines are using their M38 SDM rifle. Some notes on last years clinic/match. Unfortunately, half the pics are missing:

https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/....php?t=1430128
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I use my back pack primarily to carry everything, and when there is a HUGE void to fill, I use my back pack.

Definitely don't feel like you NEED to have all this gear to get started. Show up with what you have and shoot. Your squad mates will almost always let you borrow their stuff to try out before you buy, so you'll only buy what you NEED to fill a specific purpose. Just have FUN.
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