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4 years 4 weeks ago, 6:15 AM

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Bullseye league

Do anybody shoot in a bulls eye league? Have a friend that wants me to join this winter, do you find them enjoyable and helpful with your marksmanship? League is 15 or 16 weeks long, plus they practice one night a week, not sure I want to be committed to something for that many weeks. I'm rather new to pistol shooting so would be a good experience, I think. I know I would get frustrated at not getting the scores of the guys that have been doing it for years, but that would lead to incentive to get better.

4 years 4 weeks ago, 4:09 PM

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Howdy, Well let's see.
Trigger time = Always a good thing.
Burning powder & rocketing things down range = Always a good thing.
Competition among like minded people = Always a good thing.
Camaraderie & new friendships with like minded people = Always a good thing.
Learning from more experienced people = Always a good thing.

I'm sorry BND,, The Question was???

Sorry could not resist Doug. Sure, go for it.

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4 years 4 weeks ago, 7:26 PM

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find out what pistol they are using,around here all the bullseye leagues are .22 with the Ruger MKII,Browning Buckmark leading the field.Add a good sight,trigger job,7 inch barrel.Then put tape over your left eye of your shooting glass lense ( to be truly accepted into the club),I'm kidding, and shoot the hell out of your gun.Any time i was around those guys,they were pretty serious.Have fun.

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3 years 51 weeks ago, 7:01 AM

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Started Practice

Started practice on Tuesday nights for bullseye league, No where near the "big boys" in scoring but they have been doing it for years, but seen improvement in my scores from week 1 to week 2 so that is all that matters. And now look forward to Tuesday nights, at least that is one night, I will not be falling asleep on the couch at 7 during the winter.

3 years 51 weeks ago, 12:52 PM

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good deal

so what type pistol are you useing? Hopefully that group will be as accomidating to you as my group was to new guys,lots of help went out to the new guys.

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 1:13 PM

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Mark iii

Using a Ruger Mark iii with a millet red dot scope. Had a really nice guy helping me out Tuesday, gave me some good pointers, mainly to slow down, making me realize that 20 seconds is actually a pretty long time to get off 5 rounds. I didn't shoot as well as I had hoped but know I was over thinking everything but with time everything will become second nature. The guy that worked with me is an excellent marksman and told me he could help me get respectable scores in a short period of time. The regulars are pretty serious but very willing to help out this new guy. I really look forward to shooting every week.

3 years 46 weeks ago, 9:43 AM

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First night of league last night, my score is improving but not too happy. Ordered a new trigger and a muzzle break this morning. Hoping they come in before next Friday so I can get them installed and have time to practice. Love shooting in the league, good times, great practice and something to do in the winter time.

3 years 46 weeks ago, 6:19 PM

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good deal

one thing i like about the Ruger,options!

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 12:53 AM

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buckndoe

Is it a match with multiple shooters?

Sneekers, a guy down at our local range does it on his own and mails his targets in some where? That sound right?

He also shoots 32 cal revolver, Hameril 22 and actually shoots pellet?

Looks like it would be really interesting, though not sure what the costs would be like?

oh, all the best with it!

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 45 weeks ago, 4:28 PM

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multiple..

We shoot against teams from other gun clubs, we travel and host guys from other clubs. Our club has 3 teams and each week, each team is at a different range. Good way to meet other shooters and get a chance to visit other ranges. We pay $40 dollar fee and $3 dollar range fee each week. Guess there is a banquet at the end of the year with dinner, awards and tons of door prizes. (guess 3/4 of the guys walk away with something).

New trigger is in, feels great though I haven't shot it yet. Improved my score last night by 52 points. Can't wait till practice on Tuesday to shoot with Valquartsen trigger.

3 years 45 weeks ago, 12:51 AM

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$43.00 per week ?

Man that's a lot of doe
Better be some good prizes

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 5:31 PM

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Fee

Forty is a one time fee for the season, 3 dollars is the weekly fee.

3 years 44 weeks ago, 6:03 AM

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Who would think

slow fire targets are the hardest ones to get a good score on. You have 7 minutes to shoot 10 rounds, but are my worse targets. But that seems to be the case for alot of guys. Going to start shooting like a timed fire target.

3 years 44 weeks ago, 12:02 PM

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Wavering

I watch Sneakers shooting and it is wild to see him hold his weapon up for so long a time before taking a shot. Then he leans into his shooting box to get a look through the spotting scope he has attached to the lid. Then he flips to cover back over his glasses lens and the gun comes back up to hold again for a period of time.

He shoots, Pellet, 22, 32 and 45. I think he is in some international league where he mails stuff back and forth and also posts to some web site?

I'll ask him about it tomorrow and see exactly whats up with it.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 44 weeks ago, 3:08 PM

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Wavering

Never knew I shook so much until I put a red dot on my pistol, little dot bounces around. Do find the tighter I grip the gun the more it shakes. Have read the Army Marksmanship unit a couple of times and the tips have seemed to help. It is just a matter of putting it all together, mind, grip, breathing, stance, trigger pull and on. But for only shooting pistols for a little over a year, I think I am doing ok. Scores keep going up each week, just not as fast as I sometimes hope for.

3 years 44 weeks ago, 4:58 PM

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I love this thread! Thanks Buck. I reckon I'll have to retire before I join anything similar.
Mailing and posting targets on a regular basis would be a challenge right now.
I haven't fired a weapon in 2 months! Yep, that sucks!

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3 years 44 weeks ago, 7:12 AM

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2 months?

Yep that sucks for sure. Hope your not shooting because your not feeling well. I would think most gun clubs have a bullseye league then you do not have to mail any scores in. At least the league gives me reason to shoot twice a week. One night practice, one night competition.

3 years 44 weeks ago, 7:13 AM

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A spotting scope is probably my next purchase.

3 years 44 weeks ago, 8:43 PM

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I feel just fine. Work is running me kida all over Oklahoma for now. Should be close to home soon. For how long, I don't know.

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3 years 44 weeks ago, 9:35 PM

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Stay WARM!

I was stationed at Tinker back in 1980 and I remember the winter days wasn't so bad unless the wind was blowing but damn it was colder than hell come Dusk.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 42 weeks ago, 6:10 PM

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too much on shooting, shot like crap on Friday night, got back to having fun and being relaxed and practice went much better Tuesday night. Just hope it cares over to Friday.

3 years 42 weeks ago, 6:15 PM

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buckndoe wrote:
too much on shooting, shot like crap on Friday night, got back to having fun and being relaxed and practice went much better Tuesday night. Just hope it cares over to Friday.

thats it. dont over think it. Just practice proper mechanics and rely on training and intuition when the match comes. As with most stuff, when you over think it you'll eventually imagine ebear with your dog or wife or both and want to jump off a bridge.

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
3 years 42 weeks ago, 5:58 AM

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is the voice of experience

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3 years 42 weeks ago, 7:25 AM

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My Dog

isn't doing so well, almost 14 would hate for that to be one of his last experiences in life.

3 years 42 weeks ago, 7:34 AM

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Last night

I shot my best score after coming off my worst last week, so I am pretty happy, though lots of room for improvement. My first target was terrible but pretty proud that I cleared that out of my mind and shot better with each target. Think I found good combination of grip and trigger control last night. Before the match started our best shooter held out a laser pointer on the target, then had me do it. He wanted to show me that he struggles with keeping the red dot in the black and that I am not that much worse than he was. He said with improved muscle control and muscle memory I will continue to be able to hold the dot in the black more consistently.

3 years 42 weeks ago, 7:24 PM

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Learn to get your finger pointing at the target and your
gun will naturally follow.

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3 years 41 weeks ago, 9:02 PM

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CW's Laser ring

might not be such a bad idea. I once knew a guy that had learned to shoot by placing his index finger along side the frame and actually pulling the trigger with his middle finger. Funny part about it was that where he pointed that index finger, he hit consistently within a half inch. Me and two other friends tried for more than a year to get him to shoot with his index finger but he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn much less a target. I learned to point a handgun that way but could never get used to shooting with the middle finger. Lost track of the guy after I went into the Navy. CW if you get the thing invented, it might be worth trying to learn to shoot that way. Just my .02 worth.

I wish I could afford to get involved in that type of shooting, but right now just don't have the time or the funds. Maybe one day I will.

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3 years 41 weeks ago, 9:18 PM

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I bought a Heritage combo for $199.00
Pretty nice gun for the money and have
the 22mag if you want it.

That's the only way I can shoot. I pop off
about 500 per week in my back yard just
playing around

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3 years 41 weeks ago, 9:08 PM

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He said train your mind to look where your finger
is pointing even if it's bent around the trigger.
I did a lot of pointing but did learn what he meant.

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3 years 41 weeks ago, 10:03 PM

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CW, same here...

It is what I teach myself these days... I have a compact CZ which I took the sights off of to prove without a doubt that point shooting works even if you can not see your sights...

Allot of people do not get that Range shooting is totally different than defensive shooting.

If you practice it enough you can actually hit exactly where your looking without raising the weapon up to get a sight picture...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 41 weeks ago, 10:08 PM

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do their trade. They don't have time to aim.
Bob Munden .24 seconds from draw to shoot
and hit his target. 1/4th of a second? I take that
long thinking about it.

And he's not so young anymore

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3 years 41 weeks ago, 10:13 PM

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Yup

yeah they are amazing...

I liked the Extrema Marksmen shows they ran on Discovery a couple of times. Actually found it more interesting that the Top Shot show hands down.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 41 weeks ago, 10:15 PM

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on the outdoor channel. Can't believe some of it.

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3 years 41 weeks ago, 10:23 PM

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It that the show

Where the guy used a bow and arrow, shot a drip of water in free fall, also bounced an arrow off of 5 or 6 walls into a balloon at the end of the track?

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 41 weeks ago, 10:52 PM

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Bob Mundon shots coins in the air with a 45LC
Skeet shooters shoot 6 at a time
There is a guy with a long bow does some shots

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3 years 41 weeks ago, 10:37 PM

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seems to be a Spam Monkey on line right now... Going to post about Football is every area just cause they can....

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!

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