Who Competes With Their MVP Or Other Rifle?

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  1. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    I do a good number of tactical rifle and other precision rifle type matches with my 24" .223 MVP. The tacitcal matches are normally 50 shot walking courses. There are 5-10 shooting stages with 5-10 rapid fire shots at each stage. Some shots are unconventional position shots (around barricades, through barricades, from a truck hood, etc...), some are normal prone shots. My usual tactical course is a 3 mile walk in the desert with ~2000 feet of elevation change and no formal spotter allowed (all the other shooters spot for you with their rifle optics). As soon as I can round up the funding I'll be installing a 6mm-223 barrel so I can shoot High Power Metallic Silhouette with it (200m).

    How do you compete? If you don't, why not?

    I don't compete to win. I compete to improve my performance and prove to myself that I'm as bad at rifle shooting as I think I am. I do occasionally win in my class but that's not a reason to do it or not. Hitting targets and being on the line with the pressure on is its own reward.

    Here's my blog page on match shooting. There's some pics and videos there. Enjoy.
    http://ballisticxlr.com/category/competition-shooting/
  2. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    20 looks and no competitors? C'mon chaps. You don't have to be a bloody bit "good" to go to a match and have a good time shooting. You don't need a bunch of special kit, just the desire to try it out.

    Rifle shooters:
    Check out www.steelchickens.com to find yourself a local metallic silhouette match. Try high power and just take your regular deer gun out (no magnums, no .22 cal) and shoot some steel with it. I betcha you'll have a great time. Rimfire silhouette is also super fun. Get some match ammo and a bolt action .22 and do it.

    Glock owners:
    Check out GSSF. You can find a match near you. They're inexpensive matches to get into and a lot of fun. You'll need a glock, 3 mags, holster and mag pouches. Typical runs are 50 rounds. Prizes are killer and you'll periodically be the only person in your class when you're a beginner so there's some easy wins possible.

    Shotgunners:
    Your local trap range almost certainly has a match schedule coming up for summer. Get your scattergun and go out and do it. I got a couple tips the first time I went to one and that little bit of help pulled me from shooting 16's to shooting 22-23's consistently. Try 15yard trap, single throw. I think you'll have a wonderful time and you might make some cool friends.

    Kids are always welcome at matches. They're usually allowed to compete and have their own special classes with their own special prizes. Many matches will have some juniors show up. There's something super funny about being beaten by a 9 year old girl. At least if you try to keep your sense of humor.
  3. wood chucker Moderator

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    I forget his name but one of our members here uses his MVP in service rifle at matches in N.Y.when in he shoots there.
  4. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    how about you? ever thought of getting out and doing a match?
  5. wood chucker Moderator

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    Done some.
    Did three position for while. Used to shoot bench rest (heavy sporter ) back in the day. Always liked competing against myself better I guess. Still shoot gentleman's wagers for fun and sport on occasion.
  6. Loze New Member

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    i compete in ipsc Manuel rifle divisjon with mye mvp .223 varmint .

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