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Post by Pete D. » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:06 pm

Still shooting indoors.
SF - 89
TF - 98 5X
RF - 96 2X
NMC - 283 7X

High Standard Victor - Ultradot - Falcon barrel - CCI Blaser .22s
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Post by Bullseye » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:29 pm

Still hitting pretty consistently I see.

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Post by piasashooter » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:48 pm

Ruger MKIII, Ultradot, 50 feet indoors

SF 83

TF 99-5

RF 98-5

NMC 280-10


Slow fire just wasn't working to good today. Last week I tried something new during practice that I thought was interesting, and figured I would share it here. I have always been quite a bit better at timed and rapid, but have wondered for a while now, where my first shots of a string of timed or rapid hit the target. My thinking was that if I struggle in slow fire, the first shot of a string is basically like a shot of slow fire, the main difference being that you continue firing after the first shot. So I put up a timed and rapid target and fired each shot listening to range commands with a ten second buzzer. I would hit play, let it go through the commands, and when I heard the buzzer, I would shoot as if starting a string of timed or rapid, but only one shot. I repeated this ten times, and was amazed how well I shot, I ended up with a 100-8x, with one of the tens nearly touching the x ring, and the other low left. I am not sure what this means, if anything at all, but it sure was interesting.

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Post by stork » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:40 am

Had a slow night at the range last night, so I finally got some shooting in instead of having to watch everyone else (I'm the Range Officer).

Ruger MKII, 1" Ultra Dot, Rem SV (CMP surplus). 50' indoors

SF-89
TF-95-3x
RF-98-4x

NMC 282-7x

This lot of Rem is much better than most I've had. I only had 2 duds out of 100 rds.

I'm realizing that a lot of practice is going to be needed. I keep playing with the position of the bottom of the grip in the heel of my hand to find the sweet spot. Also played with canting the pistol to about 11:00 instead of trying to keep it vertical.

I swapped out the old Ultra Dot I had on for a new one. The old one still had the friction adjustments, a 2 minute dot, and had been mounted on the slide of my 45 for about 32,000 rounds. It still works fine but the tiny dot was a bit disturbing when switching to any of my other UD's as the rest all have the 4 min dot.

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Post by Bullseye » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:22 pm

I am not sure what this means, if anything at all, but it sure was interesting.
It means your mind is getting in the way of your shooting. Active thinking is interfering with your application of the marksmanship fundamentals. This is what typically happens during slow fire when a shooter has no sense of urgency to apply proper trigger control and sight alignment and overcompensates in the process. It also says your technique is sound so all you have to do is just shoot.

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Post by Pete D. » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:49 am

Last month, I took the red dots off all my pistols. Using irons again was and is a - let's say - interesting learning experience. At 65 my eyes are not what they were when I started playing this game.
.22/.45/air pistol....all irons. Wish that I could say that I have shot some wonderful scores....that has not happened yet.
What has happened, though, is that my general shooting with the red dot has gotten better, especially SF. Go figure.
I put the dot back onto the Victor the other night and shot a 96 SF. Some fellows do that regularly, I know, but that is as good a SF as I have ever done. Now to have it migrate a bit further and do it again....and have that work into timed and rapid (they were more normal at 95 and 93, both 2X.)
I remain a work in progress.
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Post by Pete D. » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:52 am

Shot a gallery match on Wednesday with the Victor and iron sights.
This is as good as I have done with irons. Like I wrote earlier...a work in progress.
SF - 86
TF - 97 1X
RF - 91 1X
NMC - 274 2X
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