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Old 02-17-2015, 02:10 PM
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Default Modern Military Match AR configuration Class A

I've been browsing threads discussing this topic and one thing seems to be clear.

The description of what a "legal" rifle should be is about as clear as mud.

I've been able to get what I believe to be a better understanding of a legal rifle after reading several threads on this forum. So I thought I would sum it up here to make sure my understanding is accurate.

After reading the pertinent section of the 2015 rulebook and browsing discussions on this forum this is what I've come up with.

Basically any U.S. manufactured AR/M4 rifle in .223/5.56mm that weighs 7.75 pounds or less; which should eliminate the HBAR variants and butt/hand guard weights.

Telescoping or fixed stocks are allowed with telescoping stocks fixed in place for each string of fire.

Standard mil type "iron" sights either fixed or BUS types.

Trigger must have at least 4.5 pound trigger pull.

No special accurizing such as match triggers, float tubes (unless they are of the quad rail type) pinned sights etc.

To summarize, grab any AR/M4 off the store shelf that weighs 7.75 pounds or less, has a minimum of 4.5 lb trigger pull and is fitted with "iron" sights of some type.

Seems like a pretty broad/loose definitions after soaking it all in.

Is my understanding accurate?

Jim
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Old 02-17-2015, 02:45 PM
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It's what I use, along with M855.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:17 PM
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Trigger must have at least 4.5 pound trigger pull.

No special accurizing such as match triggers...
Where is the information on match triggers? All I can find is the 4.5 pound minimum trigger pull.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:06 PM
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Where is the information on match triggers? All I can find is the 4.5 pound minimum trigger pull.
I don't even think the rules say anything about special accurizing not being allowed, or match triggers. I'll have to look into the quad-rail float tube, that'll be HUGE if they are allowed.

Clear as mud.. that's about the only thing we can be sure of.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:16 PM
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I don't even think the rules say anything about special accurizing not being allowed...
That is covered on page 38, rule 5.2.2 , fourth bullet point, and rule 5.2.3, third bullet point.

But, yes, clear as mud on much of it.

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Old 02-18-2015, 07:19 PM
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I don't even think the rules say anything about special accurizing not being allowed, or match triggers. I'll have to look into the quad-rail float tube, that'll be HUGE if they are allowed.

Clear as mud.. that's about the only thing we can be sure of.
The section of the rules about accurizing says:

No special accurizing is permitted except that fixed sling swivels may be attached to the forward end of the handguard.

I take that statement to mean all the things people do for accurizing the XTC service rifles. Match triggers, free float tubes, weights, heavy barrels etc.

I believe it also hints that quad rails would be allowed as that would be pretty much the only handguard where you would attach a sling swivel to the forward end.

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Old 02-18-2015, 07:34 PM
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7.7 lbs? My Armalite NM is heavier than that and that's before I added weight to the buttstock.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:45 PM
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They are supposed to be combat weapons, not National Match target rifles.

And I think you can have a quad rail only on an M4 type.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:52 PM
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I am new to the modern military rifles my local monthly matches we have a number of shooters who shoot AR NM rifles under the MM classification. Some who shoot the same rifle as mine.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:59 PM
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Okie Dokie then.
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