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Mega MATEN build **UPDATE: RANGE REPORT**

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by SICARIO, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    Just finished a mega MATEN build

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    (without scope or mag: 8lbs)
    -Receiver: mega MATEN
    -Barrel: fultan armory 18.5" chrome lined
    -muzzle attachment: thread protector w/a vortex flash hider (for a rainy day)
    -gas block: pri adjustable (two barrel dimples to lock it in)
    -handguard: Troy TRX extreme 12"
    -BCG: DPMS
    -charging handle: BCM gunfighter mod4
    -trigger: geisselle ssa
    -safety selector: battle arms ambi
    -pins: KNS anti rotation
    -bolt hold open: phase tactical
    -grip: Magpul miad
    -stock: Magpul CTR
    -buffer&spring: slash CAR-10 Heavy w wolf spring
    -scope: Burris xtr 1.5-6
    -scope mount: Larue spr
    -buis: Troy front and rear
    -Sling mounts: noveske rear plate / noveske TRX qd mount
    -sling: blue force gear vcas
    -mag: Magpul

    Fit&finish is great, need to go test it out......
     
  2. 74sporty

    74sporty metro portland Active Member

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    its a very sharp looking rifle. nice parts. love the hand guard. looks much nicer and lighter then a bulky quad rail.
     
  3. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Nice build, have you had the chance to shoot it yet? Since I built my NoveskaLite, Noveske upper with a ArmaLite lower I have been spoiled. I don't want to shoot anything else. Either stripped with irons or scoped it's a blast.

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  4. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    Haven't shot it with the new barrel yet. Will be testing it this Saturday. Range report to follow
     
  5. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    So I got the Fulton barrel installed and took it out to shoot today.

    Rifle is a dream to shoot. It balances perfectly even w/ the stock fully collapsed. I shoot standing w/ the stock out one position from fully closed, and 3 positions in the prone position.

    Recoil is very nice, very smooth (even w/o a brake). I imagine it's due to the rifle length gas system, adjustable gas block (see review here), and the heavy Slash buffer. I could shoot all day w/ wolf or surplus ammo (the federal stuff had a bit more bite).

    One thing I was impressed with was how much muzzle flash there was. I've been so used to shooting with a flash hider, and with the vortex there is virtually none. But, since I don't need to be "visually stealthy" the thread protector will stay.

    I'm by no means a bechrest champion, but at the same time this is not a benchrest rifle. I shot three 3 round groups, one w/ wolf ammo, one with surplus, and one w/ federal 150gr hunting rounds. I'm satisfied with the accuracy, and I'm sure I could do better with a bit of practice (and not rushing everything on my lunch break). Shooting was done at 100yrds, prone position w/ a tire as my rest (bipod to follow......)

    Note: I was an idiot and made some adjustments to my scope between the milsurp and federal ammo, hence the fact the the federal is shooting lower than the others.

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    Federal 150gr Hunting rounds (100yrds)
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  6. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    Just Finished the MATENs little brother (Mega Receiver/Daniel Defense Barrel, and all the same goodies as the MATEN)...

    Keeping the controls identical are nice for muscle memory...

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  7. wedge556

    wedge556 seattle Member

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    Nice...