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Old 05-07-2017, 02:58 PM
10thmountain 10thmountain is offline
 
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Default Making adjustments while on the line. JCG MATCH ONLY.

Couple of items. I was wondering about.

What repairs can you make on the line if something goes wrong?

For example...

1. Front sight falls off. -( Saw this today.)

2. Rear sight is loose and wont hold.

3. Gas plug comes loose.( happened to me- I am going back to USGI only gas plugs)

Can you legally grab a screw driver or appropriate tool and fix these issues as they pop up?
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Old 05-07-2017, 03:19 PM
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Yes

Let the RSO know what you are going to do before you do it.
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Old 05-07-2017, 04:43 PM
10thmountain 10thmountain is offline
 
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solid advice.
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:43 PM
6.5 Swedish 6.5 Swedish is offline
 
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Yeah, but for practical purposes you're not going to have the time to fix stuff on the line. The JCG match is only 30 rounds. You can't fix anything in rapid, obviously. In slowfire standing and prone you can make minor adjustments -- emphasis on MINOR, such as tightening a gas plug.

But if your front sight falls off in standing, even assuming if you have the time to find it, pick it back up, grab the correct Allen wrench, and tighten it, you still need to re-zero the rifle. If your rear sight loses tension you'll need to find the right tools, tighten it, and then re-zero it. Lotsa luck accomplishing all that in the most stressful part of the match.

The best way to deal with this stuff is to do a thorough "preflight" inspection on the rifle and make sure everything's properly tight BEFORE the match. If you do that, the gun should hang together for 30 rounds.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:04 PM
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Solid advice.
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:35 PM
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Here's one repair to have happen not M1 but an 03. Firing rapid fire string at Perry was doing clean first 5 then part way thru last 5 things went south as front sight blade flew off. After cease fire I looked around reach forward for blade. Quick thinking I tore my timer support off and used the spring hinge as a pin and finished offhand with blade held in place by a wire. Can't remember if I got a medal but did repair online going from rapid prone to standing. So yes by all
Means repair if you can.

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Old 05-25-2017, 03:02 PM
10thmountain 10thmountain is offline
 
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I love all these examples.
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Old 05-26-2017, 08:59 PM
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I keep gas a plug wrench, allen wrench and multi tool on the line. Have passed all of these tools around during matches, works in slow fire.
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