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Old 02-16-2017, 01:47 PM
Snoopy47 Snoopy47 is offline
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It's finally coming together

Sometimes at bulls eye matches I might have ONE target worth bringing back home. This time I had four.

50 yards .22 - managed to keep them all on the repair center.

25 yards .22 - managed all but one inside the black.

25 yard 45 timed fire - all but one inside the 9

25 yards 45 rapid fire - managed FIVE 10's

50 yard 45 is still my weakness with a 75 that isn't worth showing here. However, I can remember when it was a challenge to even hit the paper at 50 yards. Then my goal was simply getting 10 scored hits at 50 yards.

It's all coming together, and maybe this year will be the first for my distinguished Leg points. I just have to keep on top of it, and I do need to improve my 50 yard performance.

Honestly though, I think I just need to up my reload charge .2-.3 grains for my 50 yard ammo. I have some pretty light loads, and I'm having to hold high, and everything I shoot is in the bottom half of the target at 50 yards.

We shoot a 1200 match, and this was also the first time I broke 1000 (with a 1014-19x).
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:43 AM
Capt. Methane Capt. Methane is offline
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Nice, keep up the great work!

As a teenager I was shooting muzzle loaders with a group that emulated the Trapper period pre Civil War. Double set triggers were allowed but other than that it was spit patch and round ball and the Holy Black.

A bunch of dry fire practice and a bit of growing into the TC .50 over the course of a couple of years and I started picking up beads (the awards, rather than ribbons were glass trade beads-they kept it authentic!) once and a while.

It's a real kick when you finally recognize the improvement over time, especially you start from scratch-it can be discouraging unless you realize that you are really competing against yourself first and trying to do better at every match.

Those skills have largely eroded over the years but I'm working on getting them back...

I think you're doing fine-with a 1911 at 50 yards I'll bet I could hit the backstop almost every time!
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:30 AM
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Good deal. Keep moving those goals up.
I am a rather brilliant surgeon, perhaps I can help you with that humpů
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:05 AM
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Keep up the positive attitude that is a major component of the game.
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:55 PM
Snoopy47 Snoopy47 is offline
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My goals are the Distinguished Pistol Badge, and eventually the Presidents 100.

While those are technically competitions I know I'm a LOOOOOOONG way off from winning.

Right now I'm just chasing the bling bling I can wear on my Army Reserve. But I don't really have to compete against the top guys to get those.
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Old 02-17-2017, 04:08 PM
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Don't make scores your goal. Make it process!
Perfect trigger, follow through,etc. Scores and medals follow.

Lanny Basham has a great book, With Winning in Mind
Terrific read. I've also heard Bullseye Mind is excellent.

P.S. Stay positive! Can't
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