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Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by downs, May 31, 2016.

  1. downs Pew Pew Pew

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    100 yards.

    The stage I didn't record because I forgot to turn on the camera. Was 25 yard pistol steel and then 6 rifle targets between 280 and 500 yards.


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  2. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Last match that will ever be shot at Chabot Gun Club. It's gone now. Closed forever. It was an emotional time for many. The range had been around for 67 years and is a locus of fond memories of family, friends, freedom on display and good times had by all. To understand the impact it has on those of us that used the range, it would be like one day waking up and suddenly there's no such thing as a McDonalds hamburger. At first you're a little sad about that but it's too big to really grasp and after a few days the true melancholy of the matter sets in.

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    I get those fireballs out of my 1895 Guide Gun when shooting modern powder loads like Winchester Super X. Fun for a couple shots but only for a couple. Those loads really kick out of a short .45/70 rifle!
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    IIRC those are 3 grains of 4756 and 50 grains of double F. Really killer load. Almost self cleaning. No blow tubes or mid-match mop-n-scrub but the usual thorough cleaning that night as always is still a feature.
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  5. downs Pew Pew Pew

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    Local Steel match at Elm Fork shooting compound in Dallas, Tx.

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    Another night of pewing

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    DALLAS ACTION PISTOL SHOOTERS ELM FORK 21 SEPT 2016

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    Killin it! Smooth doubles and great shot to shot situational awareness (shoot/no-shoot). It looks like you might be crowding your cover a bit, could just be the video. If you are not at least arms length away you're crowding it, coming back a bit will speed your engagement time as you round the edge. It's also a super good idea to never crowd your cover in a firefight and without being that guy, train close to how you'll fight if possible within the rules. I tell ya what, I don't want a firefight with someone like Downs opposing. I'm always really glad crooks don't practice and the good guys do.
  10. downs Pew Pew Pew

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    I try to stay away from my cover and recommend the same to others who are practically humping the walls. I still find myself sometimes inching closer as the stage goes on. Just need to train myself a bit better in that area.

    Pistol caliber Carbine match last night using the infamous Hi-Point 995 Carbine.

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  11. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Keeping distance from cover is still my most consistent failure in pistol drills.

    That's what hi-point makes well. A reliable shooting gun, for all the flak I might give them, they do have that going for them. I had a 995 and it was awesome except for what California made me do to it with the bullet button and every time I shot it it would pinch my cheek. Ended up ditching it and building a bolt action .45ACP chambered 1911 mag fed rifle out of an old mauser. Not nearly as fast and hardly reliable feeding but I can shoot my .45cinderblock wildcat in it or .45super or .45acp.
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    Local Steel match in Dallas

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  13. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    No video as my cameraman decided to take a vacation but, my coach and I both took 2nd in our classes at the annual Ted May Memorial metallic silhouette competition. On day one we both shot very poorly due to heavy shooter wind (wind that blows the shooter around more than the bullet) and yet managed to lead our classes through the first day with scores of 40% (coach) and 24% (me). On the second day I shot over 38% with 31 of 80 which is a nice continuance of my overall score trajectory. My coach shot nearly 64% with 51 of 80 on the 2nd day which was not up to his potential but right inside his usual score. Day 1 winds were in the 20-40mph range and very very gusty coming from left to right and blowing shooters off target all day. Scores were horridly low as a result. Day 2 had plenty of wind and cooler temps but the wind was from 6 o'clock nearly all day and 12 o'clock at the end with very little side to side effect. When it would kick up though we'd be putting in 3MOA of wind right off the bat.

    Coach missed winning his class by 2 shots against a guy that he's always trading wins with. I missed my class win because a master class shooter got a new rifle and instead of putting himself into AAA where he belonged he put himself into B class. He did get pushed into A class after the win. Now though he'll take an A class win at his next match because A shooters don't shoot anywhere near his scores and then he'll get bumped to AA and do it again and then he'll finally end up in AAA or master. His score on the 2nd day was 53 of 80. I was shooting A class where I shoot at the middle of the A range scores but there were so few A shooters at the match that we merged with B class for final aggregate scoring and captain sandbag took the win. It's not cheating to do what he did (no rule directly against it) but it is a massive douche nozzle move and it means he and I will be shooting in the same class at the next match and he'll get pushed into AA. Usually what we'll do for guys like that that are shooting a new rifle but we know they're upper level shooters is to put them in the proper class for their score before winning scores are declared if they shoot 2 classes above their registered class. If you shoot outside your class by a small amount twice in a row you just get bumped up to the next class up. That's how I ended up in A, by shooting 2-4 shots above B class twice in a row on all 4 guns.

    All in all a good match. I did well, coach did well. We managed to stay comfortable despite the weather and kept ourselves fed and hydrated too.
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  14. downs Pew Pew Pew

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    Firing line wind is the worst. I can deal with down range wind but firing line wind takes real skill.


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  15. downs Pew Pew Pew

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    Also have an upcoming carbine match video. My usually reliable Hi Point carbine had a lot of malfunctions this go round. Ihtink it mostly revovles around my new mags and a detoriating feed ramp on the HPcarbine combined with some Poly coated reloads. I'm goign to polish up the feed ramp and give it another go but I've also got a Mech Tech G17 carbine conversion on it's way to pick up the slack.

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    It's a humbler for sure. I was able to make a few deliberate head shots on the 100m rams without shooter wind being a problem. With heavy shooter wind and I was only able to hit rams going center mass and I'm still calling those hits luck. The Sako .22 I was using has a ripping fast lock time which helped.
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    Steel match from last night. Replaced my XS Big Dots with Tru Glo non tritum Fiber Optic "Brite Sights" and really like these new sights. I've always been a tritium guy especially for a carry gun but after shooting more and more low light stuff I've noticed I either never notice or never see the glowing tritium and that I'm always just using the outline of mysights against the low light environment or

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    Practice Day with NTXLF

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    Cowtown Classic 2017 in Cresson, Tx. LVL 2 USPSA match

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  20. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Damned good shooting! Looked like maybe off and on you hesitate in moving away from the steel falling targets but you hit the snot out of them reliably. Is the clang maybe not always audible so you have to wait for a visual cue? With your kind of consistency, especially with transitions, it seemed out of place. When I'm doing PRS matches I usually run out of time because my bullets are so small with the 223 that the plates don't often move and the splash is very small making it hard to pick up in my wigglin-ass rifle scope. I often have to wait for the clang before moving on to the next target. Kinda exactly the opposite sequence of events but same basic thing... need one cue when the other is insufficient and it burns you on time. With our really long range stuff, 750 and beyond, we put impact sensing strobes up so as soon as the bullet hits there's a super bright flash of light aimed at the firing position. You know within the bullet flight time which is just about recoil recovery time.
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