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Old 05-17-2021, 05:06 PM
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Big difference between 25 and 50 yards!

I took the target out to 50 yards getting some practice for an ARA club match, on Wednesday. (Only the second time I have shot in a match.) I will be shooting the easier "Factory" target so I figured practice on this one will get me ready.

Factory, 50 yards
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Rifle: CZ 457 Varmint Precision Chassis, Vortex Strike Eagle 5-25x56, Ammo: SK Rifle Match, Score: 1625
SEB Mini front rest, Protektor rear bag.
Weather: Mild winds and 70 degrees.
Yep 50 yds will humble you.

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Old 05-17-2021, 08:00 PM
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This photo shows what many would call a "10" especially if the scorer didn't have a 5X or higher magnifier with a light shinny on it to eliminate shadows.
Tap to blow up.

Here it is without a shadow.
Now maybe its a "10", or maybe not.

Tap to blowup. Then hold down control and hit the plus button to blow it up even more.
You now will start to see a little tiny bit of white between the plug and the "10" ring.

However with the Killoughs plug I recommended it post #29 you can see a reflection that shows the "10" ring line fully completed.
That reflection proves the this shot is not a"10" because if the plug was touching the "10" green ring it would not be complete in the reflection.
I you look at the bottom of the reflection on the plugs cylinder (not the target surface) you can see just the tiniest bit of white.

Conclusion:
Because of the polished cylinder on the plug along with the fact that it measurers exactly .224 of an inch, this it the plug to have.

My next post will show the ARA recommended magnifier that makes seeing both the reflection and any bit of white/green easy to see using a 10x circular lighted (no shadows) magnifier.

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The magnifier I'll be showing you was first brought to my attention by fellow RFC member doclu60.

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I have been waiting for you to weigh in on this topic. I will get around to measuring my plug tomorrow. I am interested in how it measures.

When are you to jump in on this match?

Have been working on learning the ways of the bipod. I thinking I am liking it.

Thank for your help in the past.

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Old 05-17-2021, 09:16 PM
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Because of my limited quantity of match level ammo, I can't really shoot these RFC contests at this time.

If I did shoot it, it would have to be for testing ammo/technique.
Therefore it would have to be at 50yds, and the ARA target doesn't really relate directly to the USBR target.

However I do enjoy checking out all of the members results, trials, and tribulations.

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Old 05-17-2021, 11:17 PM
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Thanks for the information, Smooth. Just ordered one of the gages from KSS.
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Old 05-18-2021, 07:57 AM
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Because of my limited quantity of match level ammo, I can't really shoot these RFC contests at this time.

I can understand the ammo reason.

If I did shoot it, it would have to be for testing ammo/technique.
Therefore it would have to be at 50yds, and the ARA target doesn't really relate directly to the USBR target.

So your a USBR type of fellow? I have shot in a few ARA matches so that is what I am fimilar with. No USBR matches around here. The few ARA matches I have shot in convinced me I was not up to that task. But I do enjoy this type of shooting game.

However I do enjoy checking out all of the members results, trials, and tribulations.

Please do, I welcome your input, and I hope others do also.

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I donít use the same targets.

But here is my 40 shot 50 metre card from last Sunday.

64 MPR. Home made front rest.
Nikko Hornet 10-50x60 scope on 36x.
17C, no wind.
Eley Black Match.
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Old 05-20-2021, 09:27 AM
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This has turned out to be a great training match as I just completed my second club match and finished first in both. (A little intimidating since I had never shot in competition before.)

Using the "unlimited" target in this RFC match really helped when going to 50 yards with the "factory" target. (Larger rings on the factory target but twice the distance.)

This is my best target for the day and just missed 2500!
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First time entering a match like this. Shot on a bench, just liked the pics in the grass better.


Factory: 25 yards
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Shot off bipod and rear sand bag








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Old 05-23-2021, 02:07 PM
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[QUOTE=TTS22;12325221]First time entering a match like this. Shot on a bench, just liked the pics in the grass better.


Factory: 25 yards
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457 MTR, SK reduced, 1825
Shot off bipod and rear sand bag

Good first target, in fact great first target. So since you did not shoot a 2500 on your first target, your punishment is a mandatory target each month until you do. Then you have to do the same at 50 yds.

Good looking rifle.

What is SK reduced?

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Midwest Swiss...Bret
Rifle, CZ 452 Varmint, ammo SK pistol match , score 2300
Equipment list protektor rear bag, rock frnt. rest
rifle has a Auto Sol sear kit, Glass bedded action 1" glass pad then barrel is free floated, re-crowned, trigger pull 1.25 lbs
Weather nice morning 72* temp low winds
Excuses ...nope tuff target for a hunting rifle shot two targets and came out with same score.
Used heavy paper and used a scoring plug next time print in blue or buy
some ARA targets.
may give it another shot next weekend ?



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Old 05-24-2021, 07:01 AM
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Good first target, in fact great first target. So since you did not shoot a 2500 on your first target, your punishment is a mandatory target each month until you do. Then you have to do the same at 50 yds.

Good looking rifle.

What is SK reduced?

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Thanks chuck, I will shoot it again for sure. SK reduced is just like CCI quiet but I find it a little more accurate.
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Old 05-28-2021, 01:02 PM
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Another try to finish out the month.

Factory, 25 yards
Screen Name: Pipes1 Name: Robert
Rifle: CZ 457 Varmint Precision Chassis, Vortex Strike Eagle 5-25x56, Ammo: SK Standard +, Score: 2200
SEB Mini front rest, Protektor rear bag.
Weather: 3-5mph winds and 85 degrees.
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Old 05-29-2021, 10:16 AM
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Just a note on scoring targets. It seems the scoring of ARA targets is done from an overhead position, not at a severe angle. Interesting page on this procedure, notice the pictures given as an example. It does require a flat surface for scoring, and the angle (or lack of) is probably even more important when using a "loop" in conjunction with a plug to determine the score. Worth a look.

http://archive.americanrimfire.com/n...l_standard.htm
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Old 05-29-2021, 12:31 PM
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Just a note on scoring targets. It seems the scoring of ARA targets is done from an overhead position, not at a severe angle. Interesting page on this procedure, notice the pictures given as an example. It does require a flat surface for scoring, and the angle (or lack of) is probably even more important when using a "loop" in conjunction with a plug to determine the score. Worth a look.

http://archive.americanrimfire.com/n...l_standard.htm

Thanks for the link, Ammohog. There is definitely a learning curve to the scoring and every bit of information helps for us new to the sport.

I started out a month ago with a plug gage that included an attached plastic magnifier and quickly realized it was distorting the view and made it difficult to use. I also picked up an "Eagle Eye" and liked it for quick looks then plugging the ones that appear to be questionable. Next I purchased one of the plugs from KSS and really like it the best and will probably add one of their magnifiers to help with my old eyes.

Fortunately, the matches here are designed to have fun but are still a great learning format especially with user input to help.

So far I have shot two ARA matches with our local club and double check the cards when I get home. This has also been helpful in the learning process as they tend to be critical calling any questionable shots as the lower score. It gives me a guideline to work with and try out on those targets shot for the RFC matches.

I am having a ball learning some of the finer points of the shooting sport and hope to continue improving as time goes on.

Thanks again.
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