Slugs are In!

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    Justweld
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    It official, slugs up to .25cal are now allowed for the NRL 22!!!! This is going to change everything! 

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    Centercut
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    It’s about time. Now if I could only find a Monthly shoot less than 3 hours from San Diego. Thanks for the heads up!

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    Inkedshooter
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    Right on! Guess it’s time to test and tune! 

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    jtnm
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    It’s about time them jack wagons let slugs in! Thanks for the heads up

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    Wayne52
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    Slugs ROCK !!!

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    Dam it !  Just got 12 tins of pellets and tuning my Impact around them LOL

    Waiting for ranges to open so I can go and shoot my first match, will stick with pellets for now but slugs are in the near future.

    Thanks for the heads up !!!

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    steve123
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    6. Air Rifle class is for air gunners. If the shooter chooses to use domed pellets the Air Rifle must be a .30 caliber or lower. If the shooter chooses to use slugs, the Air Rifle must be a .25 caliber or lower and the slugs must weigh 45 grains or less. Tethered tanks are not allowed. Projectiles must be mass produced.

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    Justweld

    It official, slugs up to .25cal are now allowed for the NRL 22!!!! This is going to change everything! 

    Finally, that's awesome!  But again – if it's a .22 league why allow any caliber other than .22? .22 projectile of any kind, nothing bigger.

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    molder
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    I think i need to move to a fun state lol nothing here in tenn

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    harrymoreland
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    Sorry, what (NRL)?

    for those not in the loop.

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    harrymoreland

    Sorry, what (NRL)?

    for those not in the loop.

    National Rifle League – competition shooting for centerfire rifle

    NRL.22 – competition shooting for rimfire and air rifle

    Check out YouTube

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    Justweld

    It official, slugs up to .25cal are now allowed for the NRL 22!!!! This is going to change everything! 

    Finally, that's awesome!  But again – if it's a .22 league why allow any caliber other than .22? .22 projectile of any kind, nothing bigger.

    A .22 league that only allows .22 caliber? What other crazy ideas you got floating around in your head? Seriously, though, the only reason I can think of as to why they allow other calibers would be to increase participation, maybe boost the appeal of the league. As with almost everything in life, somebody has to pay the bill, and more participation helps with that. Hope you and yours are doing well during this craziness!

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    steve123
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    Justweld

    It official, slugs up to .25cal are now allowed for the NRL 22!!!! This is going to change everything! 

    Finally, that's awesome!  But again – if it's a .22 league why allow any caliber other than .22? .22 projectile of any kind, nothing bigger.

    What happens is if a guy shows up with an air rifle and he's the only one with an AG he's extremely outclassed by the rimfires if he uses pellets. Even 22 cal JSB 25 gr.

    Yes technically he's shooting in airgun class but if it's windy there's a huge amount of missing going on so it's not fun because even the lower scoring 22rf shooters with mediocre gear are hitting more often. If there were a bunch of guys shooting PCP's it'd be much more fun because then you can try to outscore them.

    Also a lot of these NRL22 matches have targets farther than 100Y, the one I go to has targets out to 208Y. It's easy to hit a 5" plate at that distance with my 22rf when the wind is slight. I got 9/10 a few months ago.

    What I'm getting at is that 22 cal, 25 cal, or 30 cal slugs with a .09-ish BC in a 90fpe AG would bridge the gap more compared to pellets making the match more enjoyable. Actually 22rf's don't have very good ES, like 40fps for match ammo, and PCP's can have much lower ES than that which would help hit percentage at longer distances. 

    The major problem right now with PCP's and slugs is getting the precision down to constant sub moa for AG's to be somewhat competitive with rimfires. In other words, and in theory, the worst group out of the rifle has to be less than an 1" if there was no wind at 100Y. A good rimfire with match ammo will do this. 

    One of the coolest things I can think of would be winning a NRL22 match using slugs in a PCP against the rimfire guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeah basically they are trying to boost participation by allowing slugs. I think they should have allowed 30 cal with slugs but imposed a slug weight and fpe cap and probably the same with 25 cal. If some guy shows up with a 25 cal Texan shooting 70's at 1000 fps some of the targets are going to be flying off or getting bent, lol. 

    Just my opinion and up for conversation.

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    Centercut
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    I'm pretty sure they have NRL-22 in Oregon, would love to see a PCP with slugs put some whoop-a$$ on the .22 LR RF guys out to 200 meters.  That would be very cool…  Looks like you're the man for the job!  Hope to read about you once the matches start back up after the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.  Step into the Arena…

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    steve123
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    That's pretty good! Now let's see a 6×5 at 100Y with your rifle with slugs and pellets. It's six groups of 5 shots at 50Y and 100Y.  It'd be interesting to see how you'd compare going against 22rf's. Here's the rules of a contest over at snipershideforums. https://www.snipershide.com/shooting/threads/6×5-thread-v4-0-new-1-1-20.6253073/

    You'll see steve123 on the initial results from back in 2013. I only shot the contest once at 100Y and once at 50Y with Lapua Polar Biathlon, keep in mind that most of the highest scoring competitors kept trying many times until they beat their previous score which are in the results shown. Can you imagine competing against these guys with your Impact! Then factor in 3 times the windage needed for pellets and almost twice the windage needed for slugs. Scroll down the page results to the current high scores, that's astounding, WOW! 

    I wish I knew how to post pics from my phone to AGN. I put a full mag with 15 of the 16 shots with my 25 cal impact into less than an inch vertical one day a couple weeks ago! Then I shot an EBR card of 25 shots at 100Y a few days later during a low wind day and only scored 220??? Probably averaged 2.3" with some flyers??? It just seems AG's weird out from day to day, whereas rimfires are more consistent???

     

     

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    Centercut
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    Steve, that sounds like a very good test of a gun/shooter/ammo accuracy.  Six groups of five shots each, shot consecutively.  Not "semi-pseudo-partial groups", but true five shot groups.  All on the same sheet of paper.  Now that'll separate the men from the boys, tough at 100 yards, and brutal at 200 yards!  Even better, shoot an EBR size target 25 bulls 25 shots at 200 yards.  I'd love to see someone score better than say 175 at that range.  That's "only" hitting the 7 ring on average which is larger than MOA (2.8 inches)…

     

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    steve123
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    Yep, I agree!

    Someday in the future I hope to do some serious testing with slugs when I get the correct rifle or barrel. 

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    Crusher
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    I so wanted to post a message here about my "keyboard gun".  But I'll just save that story. :)

    Man, I need to get the slugs figured out and start practicing @ 200 yards. I'm shooting in smaller caliber slugs at RMAC. I'm going to see if I can talk the team tuner to help me with Stralock when we meet up for the chicken little match.

     

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    HeyU
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    oops,, nevermind

     

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