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Old July 7, 2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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Just got a set of NRA Silhouette spinner targets.

I ordered them through WalMart.

These things look very nice,,,
They are for .22 silhouette practice.



Chicken, Turkey, Boar, & Ram,,,
My question is what range should I place them at?

I'll be using a .22 rifle and shooting normal velocity rounds.

Thanks gentlemen,,,

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Old July 7, 2011, 01:59 PM   #2
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Hmmmm. Aarond

.22 for a chicken, OK
.22 for a turkey, maybe

.22 for a boar or ram


unless your really good


RUN


Have fun with the targets
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Old July 7, 2011, 02:31 PM   #3
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Hello egor20,,,

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Have fun with the targets
That's the plan my friend,,,
I like hitting reactive targets.

Once a month my range has a "rimfire silhouette" match,,,
All the guys and gals haul out their incredibly nice single-shot rifles.

They shoot these same size steel targets,,,
You shoot a string of 10 rounds at 10 targets for each distance.

I just can't remember what the distances are,,,
And I think they are in meters not yards.

Anyone know for certain?

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Old July 7, 2011, 02:44 PM   #4
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If its like range I shot on in Virginia Beach its;
10, 10, 1, 100

10 shots
10 targets
1 minute
100 yards

lots of zero's, never was good at it.
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Old July 9, 2011, 09:57 AM   #5
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These might be slightly smaller than the common .22 rifle size, which are usually 1/4 of full sized, (the ones used for centerfire matches).
But, maybe NRA rules differ a bit
The distances our club uses for .22 rifle are 25, 50, 75 and 100 yds, for the smallest to largest targets, respectively.
For .22 handgun, the distances are halved, for the same sized targets, or the same distances for double sized targets.
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Old July 11, 2011, 09:06 AM   #6
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Thanks Gentlemen,,,

I took them out this weekend,,,
And 25, 50, 75, & 100 is where I placed them.

They were fun as all heck to shoot,,,
You must hit the ram right under the swing arm to "spin" it.

All in all they held up very nicely,,,
I was shooting Federal bulk pack HP's,,,
There was no denting to the steel targets at all.

The targets came with one stand,,,
And it could be better as far as stability,,,
I'll just make some individual stands out of 2x4's.

All in all,,,
they were worth the 49.95.

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Old July 11, 2011, 09:55 AM   #7
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You must work for Wally World, hope you get a commission cause I got to buy a set after seeing your pictures.

Rifle matches are won and lost on your hind legs. I get lazy and don't practice standing as much as I should. I think this will be the cat's meow because if its fun, I'll practice my offhand more.
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Old July 13, 2011, 03:48 AM   #8
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Use 22 standard velocity, place the C,P,T,R targets at 40,60, 80, and 100 yards. This is good enough for fun shooting. The real placement would be 40, 60, 77, and 100 meters if the targets are the correct size. If you don't have an adjustable target turret scope, zero your rifle at the turkey. Aim at the foot of the chicken, belly of the pig, on center at the turkey, and the top of the back on the ram.
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Old July 13, 2011, 08:16 AM   #9
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No commission,,,

I just like to pass along whatever I find that's fun and useful.

I get lazy with my rifles as well,,,
Sitting at the bench is just too easy a thing to do.

Thanks SteelChickenShooter,,,
I can easily measure out those distances at my range.

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Old July 13, 2011, 12:06 PM   #10
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You will find good quality standard ammo has a predictable trajectory. I mentioned zeroing on the turkey. If you have a BDC scope you can have your POA /POI the same, on center for each animule. No I didn't spell it wrong, I just like that word. A typical bullet drop compensation goes like this: set zero and index marks to be on center for the chicken, come up about 2 inches for the pig, come up another 3 inches for the turkey, then up another 4 inches for the ram. A bullet drop of 8 inches, maybe 9 inches is about right. Once you decide you really enjoy this sport, you can begin to trick out your rifle. As one example, you can mount your scope with a 4 or 5 MOA downward cant. This gives you bullet drop compensation built in at your base or rings. It gives you some offset and flexibility for your sighting in because you already have about a ballpark 4 inches of drop compensated for due to the way the scope is installed. As an example, I mentioned chicken foot, pig belly, turkey body, ram back. With 4 MOA BDC built in, you aiming points will be closer to center. Something like this: You might be on the chicken, on the pig, and on the turkey. Still low for the ram. I make copies of paper animules for bullet and sighting evaluations. Multiple images of each on a sheet of paper gives you good feedback on where you aim and where you hit. Once you dial in your hardware on paper, then when you go out with a buddy, you'll be nailing the swingers.
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Old July 13, 2011, 12:20 PM   #11
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Thanks for the tips my friend,,,

I am confused about the sport in itself,,,
It seems that there are many variations to the rules.

At my Rifle & Pistol club the shooters are using "traditional" rifles with iron sights.

You see a lot of the Stevens rolling block rifles,,,
And many people with very pricey target style rifles.

They shoot the chickens standing up,,,
The other targets they can kneel, sit, or go prone,,,
A few of the shooters use those shooting sticks when sitting.

I'm not as involved as they are,,,
I have a Henry Accubolt with the included 4x scope.

I'll set up at the ranges you specified,,,
And see how I can do with ten shots per target.

Again, thanks for the tips,,,
I'll zero on the turkey and see how it works.

Aarond

P.S. I chuckled because my Mom always used the word animule.
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Old July 13, 2011, 03:30 PM   #12
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See if you can find any websites and links to the tune of SteelChickens.com. Local clubs have flexible rules and they might compare or contrast to the official NRA rules. Some clubs shoot a "hunter" or a "standard" class. Others don't.
I'm pretty sure the NRA rules permit any manner of scope you desire. However, your local club could have matches set up differently. I follow the local rules if I shoot a club match, but this sort of shooting can produce a lot of misses and the shooters don't enjoy having zero hits. For this reason, I set up my own matches. I allow anything. We use regulation targets but the distances are roughly cut in half. Optics, open sights, scopes, all are allowed. More kids and more elders have more hits. It keeps them wanting to participate and have a good time. NRA rules do not allow a bench rest. If an older person that can't hold steady wants to shoot, I allow a bench rest. We all opt to use a bench rest or not. Doesn't matter. Just changes the scoring. I'll shoot offhand while a buddy uses a rest. Doesn't matter. No matter who gets the best score that round, we still have a good time out with our 22's. If my Dad wants to compete using his rifle from a rest while I shoot my Browning pistol off hand, I don't care. He gets a kick out of nailing a few chickens to my misses. Then he starts in with his deer hunting stories. You know, there's a whole heckuva lot more to shooting sports than just target accuracy.
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Old July 13, 2011, 03:58 PM   #13
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Sports should be fun,,,

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You know, there's a whole heckuva lot more to shooting sports than just target accuracy.
You're preaching to the choir my friend.

Way too many folk take competition too seriously,,,
In my not-so-humble opinion it sucks the fun out of a sport.

It gets worse when prizes are offered,,,
People forget the spirit of the game,,,
And use guile to gain advantage.

It's like when one SASS shooter is playing the spirit of the game,,,
He shoots .45 Colt loaded to normal cowboy velocities,,,
But the next guy is shooting .38 powderpuff loads,,,
Thinking he will get back onto the target faster.

I am a leather worker and often will make some small thing for a prize,,,
But before I donate I make the sponsors play by my rules,,,
The winners of the match get a recognition certificate,,,
Then all of the competitors names go in a big hat.

No matter how poorly they did in the scoring,,,
Everyone has an equal chance of winning a nice prize,,,
I truly believe that this practice gets more people on the line.

You wouldn't believe how excited people get over these KeySlingers.


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