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 Posted: Sat Aug 17th, 2013 06:43 PM
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This will be the place to discuss tips and pointers for all disciplines of competitive shooting. I currently don't shoot competitively. But I am interested in doing it someday, ad would like reading about it.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 18th, 2013 12:03 AM
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Glad you started this thread, Bill. It will be interesting.



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 Posted: Sun Aug 18th, 2013 01:03 AM
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That's what I was thinking to. I've been thinking about finding a local gun club. They have an indoor rimfire competition, but with the shortage of rimfire ammunition that has all been canceled. They do have outdoor high powered rifle competition. I wouldn't mind getting in on that, although I have nothing but my old deer rifle to compete with. Maybe one of these days I will join. Reading posts here might really get me going.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 18th, 2013 01:37 AM
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I've always been a pretty good shot, but never considered myself good enough for competition. Maybe I will read some good advice here and what kind of guns are used and learn something. It has interested me in the past



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Good idea and perfect timing. Been contemplating it for quite some time now...



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OK guy's start teaching me the finer skills of handloading for this venture as well as the skills for shooting with old mark 1 eyeballs.



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Gents, as with anything we do, consistency is the key.
I am Target Rifle shooter, so .308win - prone position-shooting jacket-peep sight only at 300 to 1000 yards.

Load the ammo that you are alowed to use - we are restricted to 3 powders and 155gn projectiles. Load the most consistent ammo you can possibly make. Sight your rifle for that ammo.

And practice and ask as many questions as you need.
I am yet to find a shooter who wont pass on info to help a newbie, no matter their age.



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Sounds like this could be an interesting forum.
I compete with myself every time I shoot.....does that count?
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Thecyberguy wrote: Sounds like this could be an interesting forum.
I compete with myself every time I shoot.....does that count?
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I hope so, being that's what I've been doing :lol:

If I'm around friends and family it's more of a "fun" time. Competition can stay at the side for them, but I seem to still want the competitive nature amongst others. :lol:



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Shooting is a mechanical skill. Long long time ago I shot a bit competitively. Never could beat my old gunny but came close enough to stay on the team. The "Suzuki" method of piano teaches practicing over and over again. That is great only if you practice correctly and continue to refine those skills. Shooting is the same. Positions, cheek weld, trigger squeeze, breathing, concentration, and becoming one with your rifle/pistol will have to be practiced over and over again. Used to shoot a K a week at least. Seeing that group shrink consistently is a well earned reward.



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High power shooting is mostly a physical skill endeavor except at 600 yds. IMHO at 600 yds. and beyond it becomes mental with reading wind and mirage probably the most important component.



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A bud fitted a piece of plexiglass on top of his rifle the length of the barrel to cut down on mirage and heat waves.



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They sell heat shields to help deflect heat waves from the barrel. I believe Sinclair sells them. That doesn't help with the mirage that comes from the ground all the way to the target though. :confused:



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LOL, that is why you drink plenty of water prior to the shoot. Just jesting.



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If you are starting into competition or even if you have been at it for a while, there is one thing that will help you a bit, always compete with and against yourself. You should never care what someone else has done, because they simply do not matter. You drive your own car at all times, one shot at a time. Never, ever allow another competitor to drive you.

If you watch the old hands at a match you will soon learn the sheep from the goats, the ones you can trust to give good advice and those that will not do so. Every once in a while you will run into a person that refuses to help but in amateur (no money) shooting they are few like that, thankfully.

The idea is to get a little better each and every time out. That is a modest and achievable goal. You can only do that by learning and practice. Once you learn the basics the rest is mental and when you get to the point that you go to one shot matches, it is all, 100% mental. Your body will perform the shot to shot function because it is and has become automatic. You will learn to ignore the nay sayers, because they are going nowhere fast. The real trick is to not allow your desire to succeed, to become more work, than actual working at a job. When the fun becomes work, it is just not fun any more.
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Thecyberguy wrote:
Sounds like this could be an interesting forum.
I compete with myself every time I shoot.....does that count?
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When I compete with myself I always come out on the losing end.:lol:



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Is this a new subforum? I've never noticed it before.

Anyhow, I used to shoot locally in a trap league, CMP rifle, and outlaw combat handgun/3 gun.

I recently got back into it this summer. Now Im shooting a little IDPA and RWVA Appleseed rifle clinics (but that's really not a competition). The only problem is both these events are on the same weekend every month. I can only be one place at a time!



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Yes, we just recently added it. We figured since our membership has grown there might be some interest in a competitive shooting forum.

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I would like to see those who shoot competitively post some pics of their gear. I also have been wanting to get into this. I love watching 3GunNation. It just looks like so much fun.



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Another forum I used to frequent had "honor system" fishing tournies.

How about something like that here? Say everyone shoot their target on a specific day in a specific class and post their results? Have a range master or someone verify the target.

May be fun, who knows?



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