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Finally got to try a bowling pin match yesterday
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 Posted: Wed Apr 6th, 2016 06:59 PM
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One of the relatively local ranges said they were having a bowling pin shoot on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, and I was able to attend. I'd have to give that 2 thumbs up :thumbs::thumbs: on the fun factor! Since we werent' drawing from holsters, I was finally able to give the ole 1911 a chance in a match. It brought a smile to everyone's faces to watch those pins go rocketing backwards lol. I wasn't quick enough to win, but it was definitely a great time.



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 Posted: Thu Apr 7th, 2016 12:58 PM
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The range I belong to has a bowling pin shoot twice a month as well. Haven't been in a while, but they are fun. My favorite is black light. I painted the front post of my Hi Power with glow in the dark paint and had a lot of fun.



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 Posted: Thu Apr 7th, 2016 03:31 PM
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Pins are a lot of fun, for such a simple match.

With a 45 ACP 1911 try heavy bullets with a fast burning powder using a low load. Like a 252gr (the old Lyman 238 Auto Rim SWC) with 4 grains of WST. The recovery time from the recoil is the secret to faster times. Aim point; pin table joint with impact at pin center body, then you just rake the table top.
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lscraig1968, I went to McDonough, if you're familiar with that area.

Rapier, I was using some 230 plated hollow points I got from X-Treme Bullets and 6.5gr 800-X powder. The bullets are hollowed just to make the correct weight, not function like jacketed hollow points. They average 815 fps through my chrony. I've shot them at steel plates and they flatten out nicely. Sometimes I could pick off one pin per shot, but then sometimes I'd get to trying to go too fast and just made a lot of noise lol.



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Ah, the dreaded fast noise. Been there done that.
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We shoot pins at Govenor's Gun Club in Hiram. About 90 min north west of McDonough.



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Having fun and learning the ropes is much more important than winning, especially when first getting started. You can worry about trying to win later.



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