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 Posted: Sat Dec 7th, 2013 03:30 PM
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edztruck
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Joined: Mon Jan 14th, 2013
Location: Nebraska
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Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
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Shot 3 position NRA small bore at 50 ft in competition from age 15 to 25. (in the 70's, with retired sergeant as instructor thru ROTC, 5 man team and individual) Also belonged to a club in Des Moines IA shooting small bore and moved to Hi Power in my early 20's. There is a lot to be said about daily practice with the same allowed ammo and rifle. The body and brain do remember for your entire life, like riding a bicycle. Equipment is a must. Heavy barreled rifle, leather single point sling that wraps around the elbow with a loop, heavy leather jacket. They make cloth with patches, those are crap if your shooting comp, and a kneeling roll and heavy leather glove. Practice, practice, practice the fundamentals. Position, breathing, squeeze the trigger, natural point of aim. all have to work in harmony. Could go on and on about how the rifle behaves in the different positions and how to time your shots. It is an expensive but very rewarding activity that develops a skill you will always have. I will drop a couple of names that I shot with/against, Gary Anderson, Manfred Wunderlich, Bart McNealy. Mcnealy went on to be recruited to the 5th army marksmanship unit. He was a helluva shot and I was so glad he was on our team. Miss those days when all I worried about was shooting.



 Posted: Thu Dec 19th, 2013 07:46 PM
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Silver-Bolt
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Joined: Thu Nov 7th, 2013
Location: Portland, Oregon USA
Posts: 93
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Favorite type of cartridge to load?: pistol
My favorite chambering is:: 10mm
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I started shooting USPSA in June of this year. Very fun sport. So glad our friends talked me into giving it a try. Also shot a couple of GSSF matches. I talked my wife into trying a GSSF match and she loved it. She then took her range safety certification course and gave USPSA a try. Now we are both hooked. We typically shoot 3-4 matches a month. Throw in a few practice days each month and our 9mm consumption is very high. Between the two of us an average of 3k rounds a month. Up until now we have been shooting all factory ammo. This week I took the plunge and placed an order with Dillon for a 650 and all necessary accessories to get started.

My advice on competition is to go watch a few matches of the various disciplines and see which interests you the most. I watched bullseye, IDPA, USPSA, etc. YOUTUBE is another good resource to see the various styles. A word of warning. It is highly addictive.



 Posted: Sun Mar 9th, 2014 06:37 PM
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Ruffian
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Joined: Wed Feb 19th, 2014
Location: Rockland County NY
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Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
My favorite chambering is:: 6mm&25-06AI 40&460S&W 7mm,280 Rem,300&30-378 Wby,6.5x47& 338 Lapua Mag,6mmPPC & wildcats
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This is what I have been looking for....long range stuff..What equipment is needed ...measure wind ? ballistic tables ?? Great !!!!! Do we have any skilled shooters ouy here !!! I did some but not knowing what I was doing other than pull the triger ????



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 Posted: Sat May 2nd, 2015 10:01 PM
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72coupe
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Joined: Sun Jun 11th, 2006
Location: Iowa Park, Texas USA
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I shoot at least 1 highpower match per month. This morning I shot a 94 offhand. Not a match winner but the best offhand score I have shot since 2000.








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