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Posted: 3/22/2021 1:09:06 PM EDT
During the first weekend in October, Rio Salado's Multigun team will be hosting the 2nd annual "Red Oktober: Cold War" action rifle match. We are thrilled to announce that Lee Armory has stepped up as title sponsor again this year.

In 2021, you can look forward to the same successful format as last year, with stages designed specifically for the weapons of the Cold Warrior. There will be 8 challenging run-n-gun rifle-only stages with targets ranging from 1 meter to 300 meters, plus a vendor demo area. Ammo count is expected to be around 250 rounds, and bimetal ammo WILL be allowed. Competitors will shoot the whole match in one day - Saturday or Sunday. There will also be limited slots for competitors wanting to shoot with staff on Friday.

Prize bags will be distributed by random draw as each squad rotates through the vendor demo area (must be present to win) and trophies will be awarded according to division participation, plus there will be a "High Cold Warrior" award for the top iron sight shooter. All competitors will want to plan on returning Sunday afternoon for the award ceremony when we will be giving away a number of additional firearms and other cool, high-value items by random draw - again, must be present to win.

The match will be run under IMA-ROCW rules (Time-Plus with Points). Equipment divisions will be as follows:

• ComBloc Irons: Any semi-auto rifle derived from a Cold War-era Warsaw Pact/Eastern Bloc weapon. Iron sights only (no optics of any kind). Magazines limited to 30-rounds loaded.
• Free World Irons: Any semi-auto rifle derived from a Cold War-era NATO/Western Bloc weapon. Iron sights only (no optics of any kind). Magazines limited to 30-rounds loaded.
• Battle Rifle Irons: Any semi-auto rifle derived from a Cold War-era battle rifle. Battle rifle calibers only. Iron sights only (no optics of any kind). Magazines limited to 20 rounds loaded.
• ComBloc Open: Any semi-auto rifle derived from a Warsaw Pact/Eastern Bloc weapon. No other restrictions. If you want to use optics, this is the division for you.

Registration is open now on PractiScore. The match fee is $175, payable at time of registration. A full refund (minus a $5 third-party processing fee) will be issued for withdrawal requests received via Practiscore prior to 11pm MST on August 15th. After this deadline, no refunds will be issued.

After registering and paying, competitors will be able to squad immediately on a first-come-first-served basis. If your preferred squad slot does not look like it is available, please sign up and email Stephanie ([email protected]) with your specific squad request - we will do our best to accommodate you.
Link Posted: 3/22/2021 6:57:05 PM EDT
Can I use a 308 AR free floated with some flip up irons in the Battle Rifle division?
Im not sure if that's too much of a deviation from the original Ar10.
Link Posted: 3/22/2021 7:08:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Forgetfull:
Can I use a 308 AR free floated with some flip up irons in the Battle Rifle division?
Im not sure if that's too much of a deviation from the original Ar10.
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Yes, that is fine as long as the iron sights are "battle worthy" - basically, traditional post-and-aperture battle sights with sight radius not longer than the original AR10. Flip up is OK.
Link Posted: 3/26/2021 9:32:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2021 9:33:58 AM EDT by Bye_Felicia]
Hum.

Richard, were would a rifle from a non aligned state fit in?


Specifically thinking of the SIG 550 series, in my case a 556R(I'd strip the optic and run fixed irons). It seems best fit into "Free World Irons"?

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Might be outside the scope of the match, but curious.

I did get signed up.
Link Posted: 3/26/2021 2:53:22 PM EDT
Looks like a good reason for me to pick up and start playing with an AK.
Link Posted: 4/1/2021 4:52:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Forgetfull:
Can I use a 308 AR free floated with some flip up irons in the Battle Rifle division?
Im not sure if that's too much of a deviation from the original Ar10.
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Yes, that's fine for Battle Rifle Irons.
Link Posted: 4/1/2021 4:55:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Bye_Felicia:
Hum.

Richard, were would a rifle from a non aligned state fit in?


Specifically thinking of the SIG 550 series, in my case a 556R(I'd strip the optic and run fixed irons). It seems best fit into "Free World Irons"?

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/40084/20200102_075825_jpg-1880419.JPG

Might be outside the scope of the match, but curious.

I did get signed up.
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Yes, we'd consider CH to be part of the Free World, despite not being part of NATO.
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