What makes a competition rifle, like the Stag 15 3Gun Elite, different than your standard AR-15, or home defense rifle?
My first thought was this would be a lot of gun to shoot unsupported. Fitted with an 18” fluted stainless steel heavy profile barrel, the gun is undeniably heavier than your 16” CMV barrel rifle. Without a scope, or mag the gun weighs about 7 ½ lbs, this is not at all a lightweight build.
With that said, the weight became less noticeable within a few hundred rounds of shooting. Now my old AR feels like a feather, and the Stag feels like a normal rifle’s weight. Stag has also gone the extra step of fluting the barrel, shaving a few ounces of weight off the barrel.
Obviously, the benefit of a longer barrel is better velocities that contribute to better accuracy, especially when pushing the limits on a 55gr .223 round.
During my last competition at Peacemaker National Training Center, there were two stages that had rifle targets at longer ranges, between 100 yards and 500 yards. Shooting off of a …Read the Rest