With the ATF going after ar pistol braces, I was trying to do some creative thinking, and I have gotten to the point where I would like some experts to weigh in. (At least people more knowledgeable than me.)
Imagine an adjustable shoulder rig with an extended receiver at the shoulder that accepts a plain old pistol buffer tube. Basically putting the buttstock on your shoulder instead of on the firearm.
How would the ATF classify this? Or would they even look at it?
I see a lot of folks drooling over carriers and fancy molle gadgets that cost a lot. While a carrier is great for quick access, there are better ways of carrying more gear especially if you're not using plates. A complete alice setup (belt, suspenders, buttpack, 4x M16 mag pouches, 4x pistol pouches, canteen, and holster) will run you $150 and with that you'll have the ability to carry 12 rifle mags, 4 pistol mags, food/water, and misc essentials. The best part is, this can all be used in conjunction with a carrier and the entire alice setup can be folded up into the buttpack when not in use. Very cost effective setup and 100% usgi.
I've tightened the thing down as much as possible. I assumed that you'd want a PC that didnt move at all, and it largely doesn't as long as you're doing typical walking around and bending over, but if you jump the inertia of the plates sends it to the throat when you start falling.
if your ar stock is set in the shortest config, you can still use it, the same way people use ar pistol braces as stocks.
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I'm a new gun owner. I have a Tikka T3X CTR.
I like the idea of getting open/backup sights for it before picking up a scope (much) later down the line, and I like the idea of the shallow V in the back with the bead or wide fiber-optic in the front. AKA express sights, allegedly the "fastest" open sights you can aim with on a rifle.
But it has a picatinny rail on the back, so there's nowhere to get a gunsmith to put sights, unless they do it farther forward on the barrel.
For the life of me, I can't find a single solution anywhere that lets you put a shallow V on a rail. They all have to be welded or tapped onto a bare spot.
Is this even possible, or do I have to pick something else?
Does anyone have any recommendation for a bolt action preferably in 308 or 30-06 that will not break the bank but still be a good and useful hunting rifle for deer and the like.