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The gun is quite heavy, with the match barrel, and metal handguard. This is a flat top model, with no sights. The design allows the scope to be mounted closer to the axis of the bore, for a bit less parallax error than if it were mounted high, on the standard carrying handle. Unlike current match rifles, this example has a bayonet lug, and a flash hider (For night matches). One very nice feature is the set trigger. I have never owned a gun so equipped before, but it is a feature I could certainly get used to. The set trigger, on this rifle, is adjusted by a screw in the handle. It is also engaged or disengaged, by the same screw, and can be put on, or taken off, in a few seconds. Once the set trigger feature is engaged, the safety is used to "set" the trigger. This gives a pull of about three pounds (if that), and a clean, crisp break, with almost no take up, and no over travel at all. The trigger must be set before each shot, so that rapid fire is not an option, with the set feature engaged.
I have upgraded the optics to a 6-18x 50 with an adjustable objective. This is quite a bit better than the old 3-9x40 which had previously done the job. The basic rifle is a much modified, and painstakingly constructed AR-15. For general details, please see the section on the standard AR-15.