Brass Flingers...

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Brass Flingers...

Post by Jason » Mon May 04, 2015 12:36 pm

The "Classification Update" thread got me thinking about something. For the existing "service rifles" that are semi-auto rifles, what is done to prevent flying brass from hitting other shooters and to collect it after firing? It's one thing to get hit by the 22LR brass while shooting on the rare occasion that someone shows up to a smallbore silhouette match with a 10/22, but that experience would be very different getting hit by 308-class centerfire brass while shooting. If we did start allowing AR-type rifles into their own class in silhouette (I'd likely be all over it if we did), how would we prevent those shooters from interfering with other shooters? Is that problem already solved with existing service rifles?

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Post by BCloninger » Mon May 04, 2015 12:47 pm

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Post by Jason » Mon May 04, 2015 1:52 pm

Yes, I know that those exist for AR-style rifles. They are also "attachments" and we know how many debates there have been about that. I'm more concerned about existing service weapons that are known to fling brass and what is currently done about that.

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Post by Jerry G » Mon May 04, 2015 2:58 pm

We had a guy and his son show up with an AR rifle for HP last Sunday. The rifle was a flattop and scoped. Brass was flying everywhere but I didn't here anyone complain. The muzzle blast was a bit much.

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Post by OldRanger » Tue May 05, 2015 7:41 am

Jerry G wrote:We had a guy and his son show up with an AR rifle for HP last Sunday. The rifle was a flattop and scoped. Brass was flying everywhere but I didn't here anyone complain. The muzzle blast was a bit much.
Jerry, if you are around Fri before Iron Man you can hear the obscene muzzle blast from my scar 17. It flings the brass too.
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Post by Jerry G » Tue May 05, 2015 7:46 am

OR, I'll be way down at the other end of the firing line. :-bd

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Post by OldRanger » Tue May 05, 2015 7:47 am

Yeah you could always put the brass flingers on the right side of the firing line.
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