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Old 10-11-2020, 03:43 PM
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Thank you King, that is the rifle that I shoot lever action rimfire silhouette with, it functions like a swiss watch, and can sometimes make even me collect the gold metal.

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I second that !
210 with that gun is pretty incredible.
I dont think i ever hit 210 with my 82G back when i was still shooting 50 yds. This is pretty inspiring, maybe i will try 50yds again after the Dr fixes my R eye later this month

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Old 10-11-2020, 03:47 PM
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I'm glad to see this thread is alive and kicking. I think many people overlook the challenge of offhand shooting. I've long considered it one of my weaker points, and should take the time to hone my skillset more.

Great format in taking the accuracy away from the guns more and putting it into the hands of the shooters.


I think I'll print a couple of targets off and get some practice in before I go for score, but I'll probably shoot for score soon so I can track (hopeful) improvements over time.




Some good shooting in all the classes going on here. Well done everyone.
Yes, WELCOME !
Hope to see you out here soon.
Don't worry about your scores for now, just shoot & post.
In the beginning, we all started exactly where we were at !

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Old 10-11-2020, 04:16 PM
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Thank you for your dedication to this great match, and for getting youngsters involved, not an easy task, but so important to the future of the shooting sports.

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You are most welcome, all of you, thx for your support of the great sport of offhand shooting.

Re getting kids to shoot.:
I agree, it is SO important for so many reasons, and also agree that it is not easy these days with all the other distractions they have.
But it does not have to be complicated- the trick is to take yourself back to their age-time and remember your early days of shooting. For me that means tramping the woods and fields of my New England home place with an old 12 gauge or a .22, looking for rabbits and squirrels. Sometimes with a good buddy, sometimes alone. But i can still taste the smell of gunpower smoke in the crisp October air and so many little magical experiences in those woods. Well over a half-century later they remain jewels in my memory. My wish for the kids is they get a chance to experience something like that. It is still out there with plenty of space since so many have abandoned that sort of thing.

So use your imagination to make their intro to shooting alot of fun for them. Things like active targets are essential for them and i think a necessary release especially after (or before) the hard work of shooting offhand for scores as we do here.

Active targets are easy and cheap. Things like balloons, cans, etc.
Even glass bottles like we shot in the old days can be good if you place them in a big flat box for easy cleanup of the mess. Then you just empty the glass in your glass recycle bin which is where our bottles go anyway. Of course bottles are out if you shoot at a public range

One of the best active target is Ice cubes ! Go to the thrift store & pick up a few ice cube trays for the larger size cubes. Fill trays with bright food-coloring shades of water, pop them in the freezer. Take them to the range in a big cooler (also holds pop & snacks for the kids).
Line up the ice cubes on a board at various distances, start the kids hitting them off the bench then switch to O/H. They literally explode when hit with a .22 . Guaranteed reaction from your young shooter !
Most ranges would welcome them since they leave no mess to clean up, and they water the grass as well.

Cheers
Bob

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Old 10-11-2020, 08:05 PM
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25 yard Scope Sunday Practice 10/11/2020
Score: 463-8X
Name: 72coupe/Roy Woodman
Location: Wichita Falls, Tx
Gun: Ruger 1022
Set up: Nikon 3X scope
Ammo: Wolf MT
Individual Target Scores: 88-3X with a miss, 94-1X, 93-2X, 94, 94-2X
Notes: I am astonished at how well this little semiauto rifle will shoot. I shot 12 shots off target yesterday. I had just mounted the little 3X scope on it and it took me 2 shots to get into the X ring and I shot 9 more into the X and all within it.

Now if I can cure the stove pipe jams I get about 20% of the time.
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Old 10-11-2020, 08:13 PM
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25 yard iron sight practice 10/11/2020
Score: 474-10X 94-1X, 94-3X, 96-2X,95-1X, 95-3X
474-15X, 96-4X, 96-3X, 95-1X, 96-3X, 91-2X
Name: 72coupe/Roy Woodman
Location: Wichita Falls, Tx
Gun: Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle
Set up: Superb aperture sights
Ammo: Wolf MT
Notes: I can do better, just not today. Nice day for shooting, good light, wind 17 mph and it was 102 when I left the range.
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Old 10-12-2020, 05:13 PM
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**** 25 Yd IRONS **** 10.9.20
SCORE: 459-4x
NAME: zukiphile, 55
LOCATION: Ohio
GUN: CMMG A2
SIGHTS: A2
AMMO: RWS SSHP
INDIV. TGTS SCORES: 92-1X, 90-0X, 92-1X, 91-0X, 94-2X
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Old 10-12-2020, 08:57 PM
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Got some practice in Sunday.... and I need it.

I started with a higher contrast reactive target so I could get the basics down a little better. Good thing I only have a fixed 4x scope, because with more magnification it would have made the "circling the wagon" seem even worse.

I started off so bad that I moved to the forum target at 15 yards. For some reason, the black/white contrast seemed to work better, and really these were the first intended precision shots with with RS22. At 15 yards, the groups was substantially tighter (about twice as tight) as at 25 yards, but certainly nothing to get excited about.

Then again, it's only 50-60 rounds in with a cheap rifle, cheap scope, cheap ammo... and the crunchy stock trigger. Things improved when I moved back to the 25 yard. I'll save myself the shame of the targets, and maybe shoot 5 for score the next time out.



Being rusty at one of the aspects I never got really good at makes me appreciate even more the scores some of you guys are shooting. Rather than think I'm going to challenge anyone at that level, I think I'll be aiming for the "most improved" yet still mediocre at best offhand shooter!
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Old 10-13-2020, 02:53 AM
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Welcome in Signmaster. You have the right way of thinking not expecting great scores right away. Just compete against yourself and you will get better. The more practice and dedication you put in the better you will get. This game is tough.
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Old 10-14-2020, 02:45 PM
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**** 25 Yd SCOPED **** 10/13/20
SCORE: 488 20x
NAME: Kingrider,52
LOCATION: NE Ohio
GUN: Remington 40x
SIGHTS: Scope Leupold 6.5-20 set on 20x
AMMO: Geco match
INDIV TGTS:98 4x,97 4x,98 5x,97 3X,98 4x

**** 50 yard scoped**** 10/13/20
SCORE: 220 4x
NAME: Kingrider,52
LOCATION: NE Ohio
GUN: Remington 40x
SIGHTS: Scope Leupold set on 20x
AMMO: Wolf MT
INDIV TGTS SCORES:45,38,47 2x,47 2x,43
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:53 AM
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**** 25 Yd scoped **** 10.16.20
SCORE: 462-6x
NAME: zukiphile, 55
LOCATION: Ohio
GUN: CMMG Heavy Taper 16"
SIGHTS: 1x prismatic
AMMO: RWS SSHP
INDIV. TGTS SCORES: 90-1X, 93-1X, 94-1X, 90-2X, 95-1X

42 degrees, no wind.

Tested the RWS ammunition for mechanical accuracy in the cooler whether. The five shot group was 150% of bullet diameter, like Aquila is in the summer. In 90 degree whether, the RWS accuracy is poor and it is so slippery that magazine loading is difficult.
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Old 10-18-2020, 01:09 PM
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Much better scores than last month. Nice day with not much wind.



**** 50-YARD SCOPE Practice **** 10-18-20

SCORE: 223-3X
NAME: acorneau (Allen Corneau)
LOCATION: Bayou Rifles, Houston
GUN: Anschutz 1710
SCOPE: Leupold/Premier at ~25X
AMMO: SK Rifle Match
INDIV TGTS SCORES: 42, 43, 47, 45-2X, 46-1X




**** 25-YARD SCOPE Practice **** 10-18-20

SCORE: 492-22X
NAME: acorneau (Allen Corneau)
LOCATION: Bayou Rifles, Houston
GUN: Anschutz 1710
SCOPE: Leupold/Premier at ~18X
AMMO: SK Rifle Match
INDIV TGTS SCORES: 97-3X, 97-2X, 99-6X, 99-7X, 100-4X

My target fell down right after my second to last shot. I had to go out there and fix it, then come back and take one final shot... Just barely cut the 10-ring line!

I think this beats my 25-yard PR of 492-17X... [EDIT: I checked and 492-17X was my PR.] Either way, I'm happy with this score!



**** 50-YARD SCOPE Practice **** 10-18-20

SCORE: 229-3X
NAME: acorneau (Allen Corneau)
LOCATION: Bayou Rifles, Houston
GUN: Anschutz 1710
SCOPE: Leupold/Premier at ~18X
AMMO: SK Rifle Match
INDIV TGTS SCORES: 48-2X, 48-2X, 44-1X, 44, 47

Tried this set on the lowest power my scope will do (~18X) and I kind of like the "less wobble" view. I'll try this out for a while to see if it consistently helps me or not.

If I get to the range on Saturday the 31st I'll have a bonus weekend, otherwise I'll mark these as my official entries for the month.

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Old 10-18-2020, 04:08 PM
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Wow, incredible scores

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Old 10-18-2020, 04:19 PM
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INDIV TGTS SCORES: 97-3X, 97-2X, 99-6X, 99-7X, 100-4X
Amazing. You're like a human shaped bench.
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:15 PM
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Amazing. You're like a human shaped bench.
I'm not quite sure how to take that.

Thanks for the kind words, folks.

I've been working on refining every little thing in my stance, my shot sequence, my follow-through, etcetera. It seems to be slowly paying off. Just today I made an adjustment in how I place my trigger finger on the trigger blade and it seems to be helping me keep in place while breaking the shot. Little steps!
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I'm not quite sure how to take that.
Coming from someone with a physique like a house of cards built on a bowl of jello, it's high praise.
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