I've lately become very interested in competing in this race/shooting competition.
I have competed in a few adventure races and obviously love to shoot so it seems like a good match.
My interest in the race which can be found here http://www.survivaltrial.com/index.php
has me rethinking my choices in what I will buy when I return to the US (firearms wise).
The packing list for the race can be found here: http://www.survivaltrial.com/packlist.php
For the race (which requires a partner for a team of two) requires a 5.56 AR per person, 9mm Handgun per person, and one 308 precision rifle per team. Now before I got really interested in this race I had been planning either building a 6.5 Grendel SPR type AR or buying a 308 AR.
My first thought on the race was, well, I better get a 308 bolt gun instead, but I'm not so sure now. Could the 308 AR do just as good of a job?
Would the 308 AR be too much weight compared to the bolt gun? I have a little bit of a budget to play with when I get back but it is not a fortune.
What would your thoughts on the equipment list be?
I may also have to reconsider a new 9mm as all I have available are a Glock 19 and a XD SC 9mm. Perhaps a full sized 9mm would be better for the competition, but perhaps not. I'd like to keep weight down to a minimum since I'd be covering about 35 miles in 24 hours with everything on the packing list on my back. Weight vs Competitive worthy equipment.
Thanks for your time and thoughts.