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NEW EBR class suggestion

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    jps2486
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    THe big trend today in air rifle BR is long range with larger calibers.  What about an event limited to .177 caliber at 50 or 75 yards?  This could be quite a challenge and could maybe allow more clubs to host such a match if they don't have 100+ yard ranges.  Just a thought.

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    douger
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    great idea 

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    gh6airgunner
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    I like the idea very much.  Possibly limit the weight of the pellet as well. The new 13gr JSB slug would be fun to use as well.

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    Hynzie
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    i would like to see what people can do off hand, that would be the ultimate of what these shooters can do at any range  pat

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    Jayson
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    I love it! You can ask Centercut, I wanted to do a .177 cal 10.3 grn max 100 yd for fun a few years back at RMAC, but we never had timeπŸ‘ŽπŸΌ
    I would love to see more fun stuff! More springers and also a 200 yd bench slug, not worth a bunch of money, just for funπŸ‘πŸ»

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    Centercut
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    Jayson

    I love it! You can ask Centercut, I wanted to do a .177 cal 10.3 grn max 100 yd for fun a few years back at RMAC, but we never had timeπŸ‘ŽπŸΌ
    I would love to see more fun stuff! More springers and also a 200 yd bench slug, not worth a bunch of money, just for funπŸ‘πŸ»

    Ditto. In a way it was done at the Oregon EBR in May. A nationally ranked shooter shot his 100 yard final card with .177 (Beasts I think). And found out it’s not good to bring a knife to a gun fight. ;)

    But it would be a blast, and doable with the new .177 slugs. I’d actually like it if the small bore slugs event was a bench event hitting steel out to 250 yards instead of an NRL22 event that most of us older guys have no interest in…. 

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    mlobarr
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    I’m a firm believer that if you want to attract more people to this sport or (way of life) you need way more 50 yard and 75 yard bench rest shoots. I have been shooting powder burners for over 50 years and I have some of the best for long range including great scopes, kestrel, etc. even been to some of the best schools the us government (military)had to offer back in the early 90’s. I now enjoy shooting between 50 and 100 yards with my air rifles, way more fun for me , plus I can teach and show others a hell of a lot easier and quieter and the ammo is so much cheaper. I’m a firm believer with the advancements that are being made at such a fast pace on air rifles this is the future for shooting sports. I’m also a machinist and a Nuclear Test Engineer (mechanical) and I think that Fredrik Axelsson and his son and team are our modern day Thomas Edison laboratory as far as the air rifle is concerned, always innovating. There are also many others that are great , Daystate electronic, etc . I think if you concentrate on 100 yards and in you will gain more people and families to the sport and if you continue to shoot the extreme distances 150,200, 300 yard YouTube shots you are doing a disservice to the sport, just my opinion.

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    TOEPICK
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    Good idea!

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    steve123
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    I think the problem is the lack of time to have such an event considering the schedules are full.

    Honestly I like shooting reactive steel instead of paper. Even though I'm not terrible at NRL stuff I'm growing weary of positional and obstacle stages as I age. I'd rather shoot either off the bench or ground, at reasonable distances (depending on whether shooting slugs or pellets), on reasonable sizes of steel, and in reasonable time allowances, so as not to be rushed to finish the stage (ON TARGETS THAT ARE EASY TO LOCATE AS WELL AS EASY TO SEE). Too me its all about hit ratios, high hit ratios are simply more fun.

    As much as I like FT and EFT I'd rather shoot at spinners instead because often you can see where you hit and almost as important where you missed. I hate it when I miss but have no idea where and no clue how to correct for a hit if the target is to be engaged more than once or to get an idea where to aim for the next target. Plus there is no need to reset a target.

     

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    bertman77mk2
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    Hynzie

    i would like to see what people can do off hand, that would be the ultimate of what these shooters can do at any range  pat

    Yes, offhand!! 😎

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    brink
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    Well, there's air rifle silhouette pretty tough little game!

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