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    0akhonor
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    I’m not sure if this has been blasted out to everyone, but there is a weekly silhouette match hosted online.
    It’s on your honor, and doesn’t cost anything except a little bit of ink to print out your targets. You can compete with any airgun and the ranges are close enough for most garages or backyards:
    http://www.onlinesilhouetteshoot.com/Menu.asp

    Classes:

    • Paper Silhouette Pistol 18 Foot (5.5 Meter) Class
    • Paper Silhouette Pistol 33 Foot (10 Meter) Class
    • Paper Silhouette Rifle 33 Foot (10 Meter) Class
    • Paper Silhouette Pistol Benchrest 33 Foot (10 Meter) Class
    • Paper Silhouette Rifle Benchrest 33 Foot (10 Meter) Class
    • Paper Silhouette Rifle Benchrest 25 Yard (22.9 Meter) Class
    • Metal Silhouette Pistol / Short-Range Air Rifle (SAR) Class (1/10 Scale)
    • Metal Silhouette Rifle Class (1/10 Scale)

    We all know that competition improves your focus- no guilt for not submitting, but I challenge myself to put both the good and bad scores online. I’ve used a $35 air pistol and a high end pistol. In both instances, I learned more about how they fire during the shot cycle, what pellets worked best, and how much caffeine I had that day.
    Come join us, let’s see your scores!

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    mobilemail
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    I tried shooting those little critters at 10m with my 1701 with open sights, couldn’t even see the darn things!  LOL

    Haven’t tried it in a while with my rifle, I will have to give it another whirl. I have never attempted to post my embarassing results, but I might!

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    FunGun
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    I think this is a great idea.  I will try to get this done, no promises for this week due to busy schedule….but will try!  Thanks for the heads up!

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    0akhonor
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    No guilt if you don’t participate and no trophies if you run the table- but you’ll be a better shooter after a month or so of participation!
    See you online.

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    sharroff
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    Just posted my first…please check my scoring to make sure I got it right. 

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    0akhonor
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    Hi Sharonoff
    Good for you! I won’t be able to see your score until the week ends. I’m proselytizing the event, but don’t run or help out with the website. We’ll be able to see each others scores on Monday.
    Watch out for Mike Elliot on the rested pistol event- he’s on fire !

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    sharroff
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    Here you go: 

     How would you score that?

    My FX Ranchero (pistol) is waiting for parts to arrive for AOA.  Might be able to get in a card with that this weekend.

     

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    0akhonor
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    You might have better luck if you stood a little closer?
    Remember the carnivals, where you had to shoot the pink star completely off of the paper? I’m seeing a lot of black left on those animals….
    What class where you shooting? I wantt to make sure I’m not in it…

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    sharroff
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    LOL, that was 10M benchrest rifle.  The gun does 3/8 at 55 yrds from a FT sitting position.

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    mobilemail
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    Phew, i was worried. i can promise my 10m offhand doesnt come out like that!  Can i shoot a .25 for better chance of a nick? Works in archery. 🙂

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    0akhonor
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    Hi guys,
    Like the way you think, like real Americans!  This kind of rule book perusing is what makes NASCAR great. If the rules don’t outlaw it, it’s legal, and I don’t see where it say’s you can‘t use your Sam Yang .45 cal as a silhouette gun.
    If you think about it, what could be more American than to “bring enough gun”, as Springfield is wont to say… I know when I go shooting ground squirrel, I don’t worry if the pellet is too big. You can’t make those fur zombies dead enough, in my opinion :)
     

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    mobilemail
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    Darn right! Who would hunt a pig with a .177???? (Don’t say Brits, it’s mean…)

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    Gwelo
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    Click on “Rules” and look under “equipment”,  states any .177 or .22, yada, yada, yada.

     

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    mobilemail
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    Kidding aside — for rifle benchrest, does the term “mechanical rest” include a bipod, or must it be a rest unattached to the rifle?

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    0akhonor
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    Hi Mobilemail,
    I’m don’t make the rules but I would interpret it thusly- if you used the bi-pod, it’s definitely not offhand. Since it’s not one, it should be the other?
    You could argue, a bench-rested rifle could have the forearm and the butt supported- using a bi-pod would theoretically then be more difficult to shoot accurately than fully supporting it via the rest.
    At our local club bench-rest air rifle matches, bi-pods are allowed, but the winners are generally those who have their rifles completely supported, front and rear, resting on a solid base.
    I say, go for it!

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    mobilemail
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    The rifle rest and bags I have now are kind of on the cheap side, but they should do for shredding chickens. I asked about the bipod because my .22 has a lower pic rail just begging for one!  When i get back in town from work I will see about perforating some targets.

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    Daxx
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    I was going to contact the web admin to see if we could get .25 cal added

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    0akhonor
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    Hey Daxx,
    They have this contact info for your use:
    Send an email to [email protected] with your suggestion.

    Maybe suggest a big bore version? I compete in my local clubs indoor 10 meter matches and sometimes receive grief from the good shooters for using my Crosman 2240 in .22 cal.
    Our rules allow .22, but their point, that I have a 20% size advantage. rings true.
    Then again, I have all of $35.00 wrapped up in my used pistol vs. their custom PCP Walthers and Tau’s…
    I’m not in this to win, I’m trying to use the competition to improve.

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    Daxx
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    Yes, I am the same, not in to win, just shoot and have fun and get better at it.  I thought it would be fun to post scores on the site, but sadly, no .25 yet.  I did send an email.

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    mobilemail
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    I was really joking about the .25, kind of overkill for a 10m match – unless it’s your only rifle. I would like to know about the bipod though. i will contact them.

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