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Thinking about a Stag 3G......

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by DeerHuntr, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. DeerHuntr

    DeerHuntr Well-Known Member

    Wondering your opinion on them. It will be my first AR and I don't really want to build one right out of the gate but don't want a POS either. Looking for accuracy and reliability and the sales guy said it has a lifetime transferable warranty and a ½"moa guarantee so it seems to fit the bill. It will be mostly a range toy with the occasional prairie dog and coyote hunt thrown in. It looks to be a very nice rifle and of high quality. Also looked at a RRA coyote carbine which was nice and a little cheaper as well as a bushmaater. The selection around d here is starting to come back but still no where near what it was. Opinions appreciated
  2. Huskerguy

    Huskerguy Well-Known Member

    I have a Stag Model 2 and love it. I was just like you, it was my first and it is a shooter. I have just recently put my own together through PSA. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with the stag. They are dependable and it eats anything I put in it including reloads of various types and non-brass ammo. The price is right on the Stag as well.
  3. ObsceneJesster

    ObsceneJesster Well-Known Member

    The Stag is fine. The salesman guaranteeing sub MOA is a different story. :-*

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  4. HJ857

    HJ857 Well-Known Member

    I bought a 3G upper about two years ago. It is really nice and the Evolution rail is sweet. However, I think the 1/2 moa guarantee is seriously optimistic. One moa I could accept and mine shoots a hot load to close to that.
  5. hacksaw

    hacksaw Well-Known Member

    I have had a Stag 3G for about a year now, LOVE it! Best trigger I have used to date, more accurate than I am, even with bulk ammo. No reliability issues to date.
  6. DPris

    DPris Well-Known Member

    I have a Stag 3, the only non-Colt among four ARs here.
    Quite like it.
    Much better trigger than the last two new Colts that came through. :)
  7. DeerHuntr

    DeerHuntr Well-Known Member

    I laughed at his ½ moa statement as well, I'm not capable of it as a shooter so I will never know. Hoping to hold 1" groups , if I can do that I will be happy and the prairie dogs will not!!
  8. HJ857

    HJ857 Well-Known Member

    When I was comparison shopping the RRA ATH and the Predator Pursuit were also high on my list and probably slightly more accurate than the Stag. But the Stag could easily be found in stock and RRA has/had a ship time that was way too long for my taste. I've not regretted going with the 3G ever.

    One note though since you mention varmint hunting and target use. The Stage muzzle brake is great for shooting offhand but is not good at all if rested. The brake sends all the gas upwards and it drives the barrel down. It's not so bad if you're rested on bags, but if you use a bipod it will bounce at lot, more than enough to throw your sight line off so that you won't see your impact. Something like the PWS FSC556 brake sends all the gas off to the sides and it's easy to see your hits (or misses), especially off bags. Just a thought.

    If you handload, mine really likes the Hornady 53 grain Vmax with a max load of TAC. I can get 1 to 1.25 moa out to 550 yards.
  9. ObsceneJesster

    ObsceneJesster Well-Known Member

    I never understood the breaks or comps designed to direct the gasses upwards and the muzzle down. It just doesn't make sense to me.

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  10. DeerHuntr

    DeerHuntr Well-Known Member

    Picked it up tonight!! Had to skimp on the scope a little bit but it will work for the time being. Excited to go to the range and try it out. Wish me luck.
  11. DeerHuntr

    DeerHuntr Well-Known Member

    Loaded some 53gr hornady match on top of 26.5gr varget for it. This evening. Hope it holds 1moa if it does I will be happy
  12. HJ857

    HJ857 Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to your results, and your review overall.
  13. Jackal

    Jackal Well-Known Member

  14. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    Well, that's just rude and insulting.
  15. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Well-Known Member

    PSA makes great rifles (probably closer to mil-spec than Stag), but this is not a fair comparison at all to the Stag 3G.

    The Stag 3G is a "race gun" rifle that is specifically set up for 3-gun, and has a stainless 18" fluted heavy barrel and a Geisele 3-gun trigger. The PSA rifle you've linked is set up as a defensive carbine with a standard AR trigger and a 16" hammer-forged chrome-lined barrel. Both are great rifles, but are intended for completely different uses.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2013
  16. HJ857

    HJ857 Well-Known Member

    Machine Gun Steel and extra thick chrome plating. It makes me think the catch phrase for that rifle should be "AK accuracy in an AR package".

    But, I don't know how true that really is. I wouldn't mind hearing some reviews of that rifle by actual users.
  17. benzy2

    benzy2 Well-Known Member

    I would have taken the 3G over that PSA if it were my money. You can't beat a Geissele trigger. Looks like a decent barrel and brake (if you want a brake). The hand guard is quality. The rest seems built to spec too. Not sure it will be a 1/2 MOA rifle but it should be very good at its designed purpose.
  18. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Well-Known Member

    The PSA rifles with the FN hammer-forged barrels are actually quite accurate. There's plenty of reviews out there of them.

    Regardless, the PSA rifle linked is not closely comparable to the Stag 3G, as it was designed for a completely different purpose. If I was going into a situation where my life was on the line, I'd take that PSA over the Stag in a heartbeat. If I was running 3-gun or punching paper, sure - the Stag 3G is a better gun for that role.
  19. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    Do you not understand why they are used or how they work? If the latter, they work by using laws of physics. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The gas is forced upwards, and as a result exerts a force on the gun downwards.

    OP, I have a Stag 3G upper and a Super 3 Gun trigger in my competition (3 gun) rifle. It is a sweet shooting little thing, but unless you handload that 1/2 MOA ain't gonna happen (and even then, maybe not). I have about 8,000 rounds through mine since October when I got it and I haven't had a single malfunction.

    At matches I regularly shoot it out to 500 yards, and occasionally have taken it to 650. Once you figure out your holds, then gun will do its job.
  20. DeerHuntr

    DeerHuntr Well-Known Member

    Shot it on Sunday, put about 90rds through it I suppose. Really love the rifle, really hated the scope. I put a Redfield Revenge 4-12 on it. I had read some decent reviews on it but no matter what I did I couldn't get it to focus right and its tracking was terrible. We're talking 10-12 clicks @ 100yds to move it 1". I had eyestrain so bad I developed a headache for the rest of the day. Contacted the retailer I bought everything from and he let me return it on Monday. Spent a little more but ended up with a Nikon Buckmaster 4.4-14x40SF with BDC, this ones clear as a bell. So I get to sight in again but that's OK hopefully it goes better. It shot pretty well anyway even with my eyes buggin out of my head.

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