Match COF (Course of Fire)
The first match I shot with the Magpul Pro700 Chassis was a field style team match ran by Isaiah Curtis in Missouri. Taking it to a field style match instead of a square range match will really show how comfortable this chassis can be for me, due to target aquisition and differently elevated target engagemenents.
It was 10 degrees, windy, and there was a lot of snow on the ground, however, the Chassis performed.
The match CoF was a fun one. Each stage was scored on impacts. First round impact you got 4 points, 2nd round, 3 points and so on so forth. You then multiply that number with the range of the target. For instance, we shot a 4 and a 3 on a 1170 yd target, which means we scored 8,190 pts on that stage.
In this one day match, I shot off a tripod, thin wall on a deer stand, and bipod prone. Throwing the gun down onto the Armageddon Gear Mini Gamechanger bag was easy addition, the Arca Rail sat level, and point of balance was easily established.
In my previous article, I wrote about the night before the match set up. In all, I shot 10 rounds with this chassis before the match. Even with that small amount of practice on it though, I attacked positions with ease with the chassis.
With many stocks and chassis I worry about my handsize. With this, I didn’t know if the thumb rest that is molded onto the chassis would work, but my hand found it naturally. The adjustment of the pistol grip was great as well. I could adjust it so that my finger didn’t have to reach and I could easily rest my finger 90 degrees on the trigger.
I ran AICS short-action PMAG and had no issues there either. Despite the cold everything kept working.
Making things repeatable is huge when shooting precision rifle. The vortex optic made adjustments easily repeatable, and the chassis made building a position repeatable. I was able to easily manipulate the stock with pressure on the bag.
Going forward, I will probably experiment with some different larger bags, as I do with the Mini Gamechanger and the chassis, it sat a little low for me. I will also add a M-LOK thumbrest to the left side of the rail.
I did have issues with pressing the mag onto a position, affecting feeding of the round. That is pretty standard though, and can be fixed with training, repetition, and body positioning.
My teammate and I (unofficially due to my teammate being Match Director) ended up scoring 2nd out of about 15 teams. Scoring 34,862 pts in all. It was a fun match. My equipment performed and showed what I want to tweak.
The Winners of the Curtis Custom Weapons Team Match
As always, thank you to Vortex Optics for always being such a large supporter of the shooting community and donating your time and equipment for the shooters.