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I shot the last silhouette match of the season
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:39 pm    Post subject: I shot the last silhouette match of the season Reply with quote

They are closing the silhouette matches for the winter and I shot a 26/40 for top honors. It is the best (by one) score I have gotten since I started shooting in the matches. There was an old Marine shooting that was right behind my score so it should get interesting when we start back up in April.
I am still shooting in AA class but when I get up to 29/40 I slip into the AAA class. I have to shoot 35/40 or better to be in the "master" class - that used to be called AAA when I was shooting Hunter's Pistol. I was top AAA shooter with my Ruger 357 revolver against Contenders and some other rather exotic handguns including some with scopes. Back then I could still see my front sight and the target - can't do that today at 100 yards.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:04 am    Post subject: Re: I shot the last silhouette match of the season Reply with quote

how would you go with an aimpoint type red dot???
good shooting.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:09 am    Post subject: Re: I shot the last silhouette match of the season Reply with quote

That is another match I have never done yet..

Well done Paul!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:17 am    Post subject: Re: I shot the last silhouette match of the season Reply with quote

Great work Paul...handgun IHMSA is not an easy match. The last match I shot was in 1991...shot a 36/40 with my Production 30.30 10" BBL TC Contender. Would have won the match and been Club Champion that year but had to shoot off against a mate. We were shooting "feeding" chickens at 200 yards and I lost out by one target. I loved that match.

Like you, I can't see the sights anymore which is why I gave up pistol shooting and sold my pistols.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:31 am    Post subject: Re: I shot the last silhouette match of the season Reply with quote

Sold your *cough cough* pistols? *cough* Think *cough* I'm going to cry.

Not bad Paul...Next year..."Master" class.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:18 am    Post subject: Re: I shot the last silhouette match of the season Reply with quote

Always wanted to give silhouette a try !!!

Good job Paul......what gun and load have you been shooting ???

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:48 pm    Post subject: Re: I shot the last silhouette match of the season Reply with quote

Proof reading Vince, proof reading.............

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:31 pm    Post subject: Re: I shot the last silhouette match of the season Reply with quote

must be too many of those emails Vince.. they are bad for the eyesights LOL


Whats wrong with wearing glasses? Thick ones if needed.
Without mine, I cant see my guns..

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:00 pm    Post subject: Re: I shot the last silhouette match of the season Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
The last match u shit was in 1991..

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:54 pm    Post subject: Re: I shot the last silhouette match of the season Reply with quote

Told you he needed glasses..
Not these kinds
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: I shot the last silhouette match of the season Reply with quote

I'll never go to a match if that's what you gotta do....I always thought the shooting was the business part, not the doin yer business. Vinnie's been constipated since 1991, someone give em a dose of chili er summptin.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject: Re: I shot the last silhouette match of the season Reply with quote

We shoot 22LR and trust me, an optical sight is a necessary evil. You can see your target and the crosshairs but getting them to line up together is the hard part. The rifles are fired from a standing position, no slings, from the shoulder with no part of your arms in contact with your body for support (except where they attach).

I have never fired at any real animal from that position and under those constraints - there is always a rest to use. In this game they make it hard on you.
Think of it this way - the 20 yard chicken is a 1" circle, the 40 yard pig and the 60 yard turkey are 2" circles and the 80 yard ram is two overlapping 2" circles. From a bench it would not be too hard except when the wind is blowing but standing and shooting offhand? Not so easy.

as for the ammo I am using the Winchester Wildcat ammo which is not as accurate in my rifle as the Remington "high velocity" green box ammo but I have more of the wildcat and they do not shoot to the same POI at all.

On the good side, I have improved with every match and if I continue to practice (which I will) by the next match I should be shooting at least AAA.

Thanks for the congrats everyone.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:14 pm    Post subject: Re: I shot the last silhouette match of the season Reply with quote

Improving...great stuff mate. Try the Federal Champion ammo. I buy it in a box of 525 and it is very accurate, and it's only $29 a box here at the moment.

Rimfire silhouette with a rifle...only ever tried that once and it is heaps harder than pistol silhouette. I was hard pressed to hit anything. Laughing I have often thought about having a try at centrefire rifle silhouette...but out to 500 yards, off-hand...nah...ain't gonna happen with my eyes and shakes. Embarassed Laughing

Yeah Bushy...sold my Ruger Mk1 rimfire pistol, my 586 .357 Mag revolver and my 10" 30.30 TC Contender. I didn't want to mate, but the Govt made it too difficult for me to continue, so I gave them, and my licence, up. I got near enough $5K for my pistols and associated paraphernalia so I was able to buy my .243 rifle and 12g shotgun along with some other bits and pieces...and gave SWMBO a gift of $2.5K.

Suz...constipated since 1991...that means I'm fulla Shocked wtf ...hey hang on...I could be a Politician. Very Happy Very Happy Cool

Thanks Pete...in mitigation, it was rather late at night mate.

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