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Old 03-19-2020, 05:58 PM
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Good Shoot'n Ed!

I got a call from the air base that this was their last day for skeet and trap before closing due to the virus so shot trap instead of rim fire.

I shot this last week....
199/13X, Tom Billeter, Tucson
Walther GX1, Walther sights, Eley CMP bulk
Cowan front, Protektor rear
50/3X, 50/3X, 49/3X, 50/4X = 199/13X

There's been some good scores shot lately. Keep yer stick on the ice and stay healthy!

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Old 03-23-2020, 01:54 PM
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Martini Mark II
Redfield Olympic rear and front
Eley Club
50-1,50-2,50-3,50-2x=200-8X

New to me Martini. Rifle shoots great and a pleasure to shoot if conditions would just cooperate. Switching winds 8-10mph and a tough range to shoot as its on a hilltop. After finishing mounted the Unertl back on and peeps were shooting to conditions capabilities.

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Old 03-27-2020, 02:03 PM
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196-8x Eric Welbourn (Eric2U)
Kimber 82G. OEM sights w/ Centra adjustable set at 1.9 on the front.
Fed Ultra Match
Protektor front & rear.
Sunny, 88F, <3 mph breeze from 4 o'clock.
50-3x 48-1x 49-1x 49-3x

New guy here - I usually shoot in the offhand match, saw this match and thought it was a good fit for the Kimber which had no purpose in life. I am amazed at the accuracy of peep sights. Will be fun trying to figure out windage with peeps.

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Old 03-27-2020, 02:15 PM
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Hi Eric, keep at it.

Eric,

The Kimber is capable of shooting 200 - many x scores. If you don't have wind flags, and most of us don't, try and get the sights adjusted so centered, the bullets are hitting center. Look through the spotting scope after each shot. If you see the holes moving away from center, see if you can hold off the tiniest amount to compensate. That is usually quicker than adjusting the sights, which do not have as fine an adjustment as needed. And quick is good before the wind changes more in an other direction. As you hold the rifle with your shooting hand, try and oppose the pull on the trigger finger with counter pressure from the palm of your hand or thumb. Isolating as much as possible the trigger pull. Keep at it, you will get better scores as you progress.

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Old 03-27-2020, 02:28 PM
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Peep Sights

Hi Eric, Go over to the Martini forum and watch the Bisley video Rod Blackburn posted to really appreciate "peep sights".

Keep at it. Tom

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196-8x Eric Welbourn (Eric2U)
Kimber 82G. OEM sights w/ Centra adjustable set at 1.9 on the front.
Fed Ultra Match
Protektor front & rear.
Sunny, 88F, <3 mph breeze from 4 o'clock.
50-3x 48-1x 49-1x 49-3x

New guy here - I usually shoot in the offhand match, saw this match and thought it was a good fit for the Kimber which had no purpose in life. I am amazed at the accuracy of peep sights. Will be fun trying to figure out windage with peeps.

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Old 03-27-2020, 08:31 PM
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Welcome,Eric, you may just find that appreciation for peeps if you shoot them enough to find the right sight picture. As far as grouping goes compared to scope I’m always amazed when I take off the Unertl and group the same. There are times with fast switching winds that you will shoot better with peeps due to a better view over the gun. I shoot both eyes open one through sights on the ready and other eye watching flags or flight patterns of Mosquitoes when out.

Your 82G has many 200’s left in it!
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Thanks guys.
I might be over thinking it, but the ballistics calcs I use (gundata.org) say that 5mph wind from the left or right will cause a bullet drift of 0.6" at 50 yds. So at least here, an allowance for wind should be taken into account most of the time. The day I shot the posted target, it was almost calm which is rare. Luckily, there are flags at the range I shoot at.

Regardless, both ranges near me are closed for county-wide CV restrictions. Hope to shoot a target or two by the end of April.
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Old 03-28-2020, 01:49 PM
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Precautions

The range we shoot here is still running. They have removed every other bench to increase the safe zone from your neighbors. The trap range, shot this morning, limits squads to 3 shooters, every other station. Works for me!
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Old 03-28-2020, 04:42 PM
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Our outdoor ranges that I frequent are still open thus far.. as long as the state doesn’t hack our surveillance camera system. DNR just shut down guides fishing with clients for Walleye and Steelhead. Too many guides posting on social media with three fisherman in small boats.

The .6” of wind drift at 5mph I would presume is a neutral air density. High humidity and air temperature also has to be taken into effect. In the north here we are still shooting over snow or boggy conditions on a fifty degree day. Was playing the other day in 2-4mph wind trying to get a handle on it. With the lightest flick of lightweight flagging a switch from right to left was 16 clicks of windage correction at fifty yards. Eight clicks either direction from perceived calm, this was at 38 degrees ambient temperature. Mind boggling it was!

Last night I spent an hour on the lathe turning delrin to make a proper set of super light wind detection flags. They turn on the slightest of breeze and the 3/4” survey flagging flick at 1 mph. Watching flags I find as enjoyable as squeezing triggers.
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Somehow managed to post today’s score under a different heading. Can’t figure out how to change to this thread heading.
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Martini MK II
Olympic rear, Olympic Front
Bausch&Lomb front bipod Protektor #12 wedge rear
Federal UltraMatch UM22
50-5X, 50-3X, 50-4X, 50-5X= 200-17X

NOS bipod arrived in today’s mail so had to test it. Nasty month for wind here in the Upper Peninsula and today was no different. Wind gusting 5-20mph but prepared with a proper set of flags made over the weekend. Temperature 36 degrees and ammo left in cooler in back of car since last shooting. Cold wax on Eley’s chambered very difficult, Wolf Match Extra same. Federal’s chambered nice so tested those.
A little Spring weather would be nice!
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Thanks Chuck, have my 17yo daughter shooting now with the M12, will get her shooting peeps next time out.
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Thanks Chuck, have my 17yo daughter shooting now with the M12, will get her shooting peeps next time out.
Lon
Your welcome. My daughter used to shoot then she married a turd. Now at 49 years old he wants to start shooting. Guess now is better than never.

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