Just like Tim, I joined a smallbore gallery team as a winter practice for summer Highpower matches. I am only 1 of 2 shooters using iron sights. Wanting to test the waters before I jumped in, I bought a used Kimber 82G for $380 and have been using up the case of Wolf match target that I bought for my CLE .22lr upper.
All I can say is WOW, smallbore is hard (and addicting)
I have been making progress on my scores, but I am still at the 290 range while the winners are shooting 365-380. I do understand that I will never be able to shoot 350+ with the rifle I have, but I needed to start somewhere and work on positions (kneeling sucks).
Being a gun hoarder all my life I have many rifles in the $300 - $700 range sitting in the safe not being used. I have now started the process to cull the heard to fund a Anschutz 1913 supper match in a 1918 stock. My wife thinks I am crazy for wanting a 3k rifle, but as long as I selling to buy she is OK with it.
Hello, my name is Jim and I am now addicted to very accurate rifles.
ps, yes I know this is an old thread.
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