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Old 02-17-2007, 12:33 AM
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My first bullseye comp.Any advice?

The local range is having a bullseye tournament next week.I guess it is going to be a little different than what i have been reading about.It is a 60 shot challenge at 25 yards(thats the max size for the range.They are going to just change the size of the targets from what i was told.I am still considering this because I know I am not good enough to win and i will more than likely not even come close to winning.Does anyone here have any advise they can give me just in case I decide to do it.
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Old 02-17-2007, 04:10 AM
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If it is an NRA match there are two targets used at 25 yards; one for slow fire and one for timed and rapid fire.

Make sure your 25 yard zero is adjusted before you go (No sighters in an NRA match) and have fun.

NRA Bullseye isn't easy, but it is a lot of fun and quite a challenge.
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Old 02-17-2007, 05:21 AM
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:34 AM
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Since time won't be much of a factor, just take your time and stick to the fundamentals of good shooting. Good stance, steady grip, best sight alignment you can hold, and steady press of the trigger while holding the correct sight picture.

Also, know if your sights are adjusted for a 6 o'clock hold, or a center-of-bull hold.

Good luck & good shooting.....Rod.
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:52 PM
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:51 AM
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I'm near the low end of the Bullseye competition spectrum. I don't expect to win but what other sport let's you stand shoulder-to-shoulder with this year's winner of the nationals at Camp Perry (Jim Henderson), the winner of several of the nationals in years past (Steve Reiter), and a member of the US Olympic shooting team (John Zurek) to say nothing of the other High Master ranked shootings in this weekend's competition? See http://www.desertmidwinter.com/ -- Look in the 2007 Conventional Pistol (and earlier) results for all four of us (Jim, Steve, John and, of course, me [Ed Skinner] -- In the SharpShooter category where I compete, Mario is kicking my b**t! I've got to focus, focus, focus today in the 45 portion).

Keep a log book of your scores so, over the months and years (!), you will be able to see *your* progress.

If the goal of shooting is hitting the target, then Bullseye is the center.

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Old 02-18-2007, 10:18 AM
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Just about any competition that isn't a "National or Regional" competition can put you shoulder-to-shoulder with champions. I shot on the same squad with Todd Jarrett in my second USPSA shoot. All the "Champions" shoot local and regional matches. Go and enjoy. Shot bullseye a couple of times, but was just too slow for me. My fav is pins, falling & speed steel in that order. Try them all, shoot often. Tracy
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:36 AM
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Thanks guys.I think I am going to go ahead and try it.I will post the results
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:39 AM
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:07 AM
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Thanks guys.I think I am going to go ahead and try it.I will post the results
What are you shooting with? What gun? .22 or .22 and CF? Are you shooting open sights or with a red-dot scope?

I also run a website called NEPistol.com and we have a monthly challenge there in the message forum. You can post results for the National Match Course (aggregate of a Slowfire, Timed Fire and Rapid fire targets). Eskinner posts his scores there too.

(NOTE: At the moment, there appears to be a server error preventing the website from responding.)
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:26 PM
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The local range is having a bullseye tournament next week.I guess it is going to be a little different than what i have been reading about.It is a 60 shot challenge at 25 yards(thats the max size for the range.They are going to just change the size of the targets from what i was told.I am still considering this because I know I am not good enough to win and i will more than likely not even come close to winning.Does anyone here have any advise they can give me just in case I decide to do it.
Hi

Advice taken from Gil Hebbard's Treasury of Pistol Shooting (it will cost under $10.00). Focus on the front sight, keep your sights aligned, when you pull the trigger, just keep it moving. Have fun, don't worry, take each shot one at a time. Concentrate on the shot you're shooting. If you leave the match with everything you came with (except ammo), it was successful.

I (see signature) coach air rifle and air pistol team. For a kid's first match, I always tell them that the MOST important thing is to NOT SHOOT THE RANGE OFFICER. I'm usually a range officer at the matches...

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Old 02-21-2007, 04:27 PM
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Almost forgot, you can't call any shot back. If you shoot a 7 forget about it. Bullseye, unlike USPSA with it's Super Squad, does allow you to rub shoulders with the best.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:06 PM
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Joe D,
At local shoots (as is stated in the original post) you CAN shoot with the pros. At my first shoot (not my first USPSA shoot) at Sir Walter Gun Club, I shot on a squad with Todd Jarrett and Chris Tilley. Not Nationals or Regionals,



LOCAL SHOOTS. Tracy
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:10 PM
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Well I went to the bullseye match tonight and I was very disapointed.Only one other person showed up so it was cancelled.They are having a 22lr fun day on the 28th.maybe people will show up for that.You will have to knock down 6 targets and the fastest wins.I will let you know how it goes.Its not 1911 oriented but i think it is still ok to talk about here.Right?
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:16 PM
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Screamer, where are you ?
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:07 PM
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I am right here!just kidding.Im in ohio
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:50 PM
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I had the good fortune to be included in the Sunday afternoon informal shoots of some fine 'bullseye guys' when i was just a kid. It'll be good for you, and you'll learn things there you can't learn anywhere else.

I'm no Bullseye Ace, but I like to shoot a relay or two once in awhile, just to improve my overall shooting- and there is room for improvement.

http://sargesrollcall.blogspot.com/2...s-offhand.html

Take a look at this guy's blog when you get a chance-

www.tonybrong.blogspot.com
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