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4 years 4 weeks ago, 4:13 AM

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i have always wondered if they spend time setting up their zeros on these rifles they are using,and the bows require more setup for draw and peep sites.ISD said his friend that is going to be in season 3 had to shoot a "juked out" AR.and the sites were way off.

I'm very familiar with setting the sites on an AR,used to instruct hudreds of Marines on how to do exactly that,and setting individual weapons to a "battlesite zero".Each person is different a few clicks up or down,left or right.I am not so sure we are seeing the best "Top Shot" if they aren't getting any time to set up their rifles,pistols,and bows.

Or,is it just fast and loose with "kentucky windage".That 1000 yd shot....youcan't just grab a Barret and start blasting,at the outdoor range i shoot at,you have to qualify at 600 yds before they will let you attempt to shoot 1000 yds.I understand that is a range safety issue but still...

thoughts....

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4 years 4 weeks ago, 6:49 AM

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I wondered much the same thing. Perhaps ISD can fill us in when he has a chance to find out from his friend. Personally I can't see picking up any gun cold and being expected to hit a target without a chance to run a hundred or so rounds through it and adjust the sights to hit where I'm aiming. I suspect that they have a couple of staff fire the weapons, maybe their "expert" or whoever it is helping them prepare for a challenge sight it in for their preference, but that doesn't set it up for the individual shooting the challenge. As for bows, I had two uncles who bow hunted back it the late sixties and early seventies when bow hunting was just taking off. Neither of them could hit the side of a barn with the other's bow. So, I'm guessing that they would have to allow them find some sort of adjustment there.

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4 years 4 weeks ago, 9:21 AM

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Cliff gets back I will definitely be asking loads of questions about how they work it. I've noticed that some of them actually adjusted sights at times and nothing was said about them doing it. but the norm was they would just up with the gun and throw a spotting round down and adjust point of aim.

Cold bore wouldn't be hard at pistol distances and under 100 yards as long as the sights were on to begin with.

Hell, I remember having to re-qual with the M16 and putting one out to figure out POA then running with it. Seems like everyone has a different BZ and if your not shooting it all the times you really do not get to know it intimately enough, being Air Force and all...

Though I was Prime Beef and Read Horse so we did spend more time with ours than most in the AF.

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4 years 4 weeks ago, 10:22 AM

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I am late again, but ISD you did not answer my question about two breeches, is that what they mean with signifgant blowback or none. I have not kept up on to many modern weapons, but I hate to say it, But you know I will, and for the boys club from the late 60's early 70's. Especially one that is fighting for life again and will not, let the dr's near him anymore, because he cannot stand it anymore. A lot from memories. My point is shooting for money and prizes against the real thing for your life or food is a whole different scenerio. I was proud that lady from the first top-shot went home to see her father before he died, and quit because of that. He had to be real proud that his daughter would do that. Then I watched a few more times and saw the guy who was a trick shooter and a world champion, especially with the old six guns. He missed them all,and got sent home by the young kid nobody liked. Hard to believe they choke, but that kid could shoot anything, even things he could not have even been born to see, let alone use. He did not win it all, but hung in there a lot longer than so called world champions. When I and my brothers grew up at a young age we were taught to fight, when it is inevitable, started with bb gun w/ no sights. When we could hit sewing needles at 30 ft, we went to shotguns and bows to hunt and upward and onward. First time I shot a real rifle was at 16 years old and a lever action 30-30, from the back of a pickup truck going 35mph, in an edge of gravel pit and just running in woods were three deer. One 8 point buck.. Had to be a 200yd shot or more and moving in pickup bed and put the open sights on top of head and shot while bouncing around.

Brothers said why did you bother, I said drive over there, walked into woods ten feet and bullett went up deers hind quarters and came out at the nose. Was not proud of the killing, when realised it was a doe and two fawns with him. One fawn in woods already and scared and hiding. we could see them, ten feet away. Of couse did not waste the deer and ate it, but that was it for rifles for me, because my conscious got the better of me. They outlawed rifles in Jersey that year and had to go to shotguns only. Still hunted and really waited for the prise of my life then came Nam- long winded I know, but then you killed first and for your life, and like Wyatt Earp said to brother Morgan, not to long before being shot in the back and killed. He said-"Belive me boy, you don't ever want to know what it feels like to take another mans life " That is all I have to say about the shooting experts, as they are called. JOHN

4 years 4 weeks ago, 10:00 PM

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Top Shot...

I watched a couple of Vids on the show where they actually had the people being instructed and allowed to practice with the weapon befor the comp... But also saw where they had some of the weapons that were just passed along during team events. 1 zero for everyone...

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4 years 3 weeks ago, 4:05 PM

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Like the show

Even if u shoot the same rifle over and over u should sight it in,but tv is tv have to show the best parts but also the people on the show are so post to know how to work it better then any one else. Just me 2 cents. TY

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4 years 3 weeks ago, 4:38 PM

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I llked the show, I just could not figure the misses of so-called experts, and the way those last vets acted to each other. The contests were not that challenging to me anyway. I tried to get on, but no luck yet ! JLC

4 years 3 weeks ago, 6:57 PM

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try agine

maybe next round or they might think u would win. TY

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4 years 3 weeks ago, 7:04 PM

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TG

I wrote again, and they are trying for a season of so-called experts, Colby answered me though like a man would and said next season they or by his advice and suggestions, and e-mails should try some regular gun guys and see how they stack up to so-called trick-shot experts and world champions of just one gun or weapon. I suggested it might be more entertaining if you had a handful of guys that have done it all from childhood to service or hunting and turkey shoots and western and single shot to the big guns and bows and knives, but the ones real guys throw, not circus tricks with 20" balanced blades. He was very responsive and even said I am not the only one leaning in that direction, along with police and CIA & FBI and whitehouse security retired, etc. JOHN

4 years 3 weeks ago, 7:20 PM

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John,I'd rather get to setup the course of fire :)

now that could be some serious fun...

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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