Question about Ftr rifle matches

6cmShooter

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I'm looking at shooting a few ftr matches this yr and am wondering if the 308 barrel I currently have will work. It's chambered in 308 but throated for the 178 elds will this be allowed does it have to be chambered to saami spec?
 

BlueLacy

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Your chamber is fine, they have no free bore or neck diameter restrictions. I have only had chamber actually checked one time at the 2017 world championships. They only run a standardard 308 go and no go gauge to test chamber. The top level shooters normally are running a .340 tight neck(some) and a minimum of .170 freebore (all).
 

smoothy8500

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Here's the current NRA rulebook that includes F-class. I have found most clubs are fairly lenient in allowing non-conforming rifles to participate, but will not send scores to the NRA for recordkeeping. The most common issues are muzzle brakes and rifle weight limits. It's a good idea to contact the match director before participating, more than likely they will help steer you in the right direction.
Have fun when you go!

 

b6graham

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    guys are running the 200.20x, 208LRHT, and even the 215 Hybrid and 220 LRHT from super long freebores

    you'll be fine