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Old 08-06-2019, 01:22 PM
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Probably one of the most sage pieces of advice I have seen here, to which I subscribe. Unfortunately, I consider myself batting 3 for 4 on the main points. Some of my scores prove that I occasionally don't know what I'm doing.

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Heck, never place blame on yourself! It's the ammo, it's the wind, it's the gun, it's the sun moving behind a cloud (or out from behind one), it's someone talking too loud behind the line, it's someone who's walking by 10 feet behind you, it's the type of powder you're using to coat your front or rear bag, it's the fact that your hotel room wasn't up to your standards....

See, those are just off the top of my head!

Honestly, it's rimfire. Nothing makes sense sometimes. Have seen people shoot targets that just blow your mind, and then on the next target, with the same gun, ammo and conditions, they can't hit a bull in the butt. I would never assume how someone shot one target in a match as an indication on how good or bad they are. Not saying I haven't stunk up the joint throughout an entire match, but sometimes things just go crazy on one target and all you can do is hang on tight and hope you don't get thrown into the weeds.

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Old 08-06-2019, 04:09 PM
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There have been some stretches where Ive thought about selling it all and taking up golf....but I hate playing golf more than I hate my sometimes patterns rather than groups.
Why, just today I threw up the old Caldwell front bag and played a bit, no rear rest/shouldered only, and at 50yd only got some 1/2" 'groups'. Gotta say, I was disappointed looking through the 16x.....
Time was I would have been thrilled.

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Heck after we shot a few different types of targets with scopes, we started shooting apertures with the A23/5 at 50. It was the best time I've ever had in shooting a match. And I've shot in quite a few matches.
Copied from Kennys post above #3..

No body takes Kennys lunch money at 50 on the A23/5 target. He gets all the others lunch money.

I havent shot my 82G that way the last 2 summers--shame on me. The gun likes the old SK MATCH w/ a dimpled bullet . Im about out of the SK match and have not tried to find a replacement.
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Justin, other than trout fishing, shooting iron sights and doing so well is the most relaxing, enjoyable time one can be spend. marty

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Old 09-19-2019, 08:47 PM
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I've never tried trout fishing but I sure like shooting tiny groups with these 50+ year old rifles and peep sights. My bench is always in the shade so its pretty relaxing running a couple boxes through these fine old Winchesters.
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I've never tried trout fishing but I sure like shooting tiny groups with these 50+ year old rifles and peep sights. My bench is always in the shade so its pretty relaxing running a couple boxes through these fine old Winchesters.
Justin, the time spent trout fishing don't count towards your allotted time on earth. marty
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Justin during 2012 I pretty much had the range to myself, old school was keeping mans best friend far enough away from my bench. marty
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during that late summer/early fall of that 2012 period, I shot consecutive over 80 targets of A-23/5 with the lowest score being 200-17x. I was in a zone and it didn't matter the ammo I used. today I suspect I'm a dinosaur... marty
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so Justin when I move to florida and joined dade city rod and rifle, those shooters said they had never seen anything like this! just like riding a bike. ps; helps to have a very good usmc 40x. marty

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do it again.
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so Justin, look at those 2 targets above and notice there is No sighters, that's because the range officers on a number of days thought the A-23/5 was too large, so I cut the sighter portion off, shot a few fouling shots off target, then cleaned the target...LIKE I WAS GOING TO HIT THE FRAME OR WHATEVER..lol...difference is having shot iron sights for 62 years and having excellent coaches for many....marty
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Too bad we just got instant winter here (8 1/2" of snow in the past 48hrs), I was eager to try my new set of Lee Shaver inserts for the Int. MkIII at 50yd. out back
Should be a good picture in the J.H. Steward filtered iris (but no correction lens...yet).
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Too bad we just got instant winter here (8 1/2" of snow in the past 48hrs), I was eager to try my new set of Lee Shaver inserts for the Int. MkIII at 50yd. out back
Should be a good picture in the J.H. Steward filtered iris (but no correction lens...yet).
light bends, so as we get older imop more light is a plus. I shoot best with this shaver insert. marty
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so Justin when I move to florida and joined dade city rod and rifle, those shooters said they had never seen anything like this! just like riding a bike. ps; helps to have a very good usmc 40x. marty

Very good shooting!

It's cooled off here, supposed to be in the 20's tonight so we've moved to air rifles indoors. I'll still shoot some rimfire here at home when the weather permits.


I've looked at a couple 40X's but haven't found one that tickled my fancy. I kinda have the itch for a nice 37 so I've had my eyes open for one. The 52's will always be my favorites, I smile every time I pick one up.
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Very good shooting!

It's cooled off here, supposed to be in the 20's tonight so we've moved to air rifles indoors. I'll still shoot some rimfire here at home when the weather permits.


I've looked at a couple 40X's but haven't found one that tickled my fancy. I kinda have the itch for a nice 37 so I've had my eyes open for one. The 52's will always be my favorites, I smile every time I pick one up.

I agree

Justin, I have several 52's mostly D's with one each of a E and B. I also have a few 40X's. I have owned a couple of Rem 37's. The 37's shoot as well as any of the above, but even if it has the "miracle trigger" it will be like shooting with the safety on, as compared to the others. You may want to try before you buy. But you may be lucky enough to find one with a aftermarket trigger.
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