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Old February 17, 2017, 07:21 PM   #26
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Old February 19, 2017, 06:54 PM   #27
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i have fired steel challenge, falling plates and silhouette and I like silhouette a lot more. There is more challenge to it. I am going to try 3 gun to see how I like it this spring. It requires more accuracy than steel challenge and falling plates and it uses the pistol, rifle and shotgun which is a good combination. I don't know if I will keep doing it but if I find it challenging I am more likely to stay with it than if I find it easy.
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Old February 19, 2017, 07:35 PM   #28
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but if I find it challenging I am more likely to stay with it than if I find it easy
Then try sporting clays.................always changing, no course the same as any other.
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Old February 19, 2017, 09:00 PM   #29
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I like run 'n gun or fast shooting stuff.

Steel Challenge
Bowling pins

... And I'll settle for IDPA if none of the above are going on that day.
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Old February 19, 2017, 11:17 PM   #30
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I do pretty good with a shotgun in tactical work but I am lousy at shooting birds - clay or otherwise.
All my shotgun training has been tactical. The only way I can hit a duck is when it's in the water.
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Old July 9, 2017, 09:18 PM   #31
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Competition shoots

I can't wait for this fall I am very partial to the CMP matches myself. I also like to here the old war stories of the many older vets that always frequent these events.Most of my gun collection is wwii stuff so I'm well prepared. I only hope my garrand is up to finishing the match this time,firing pin broke last time out.
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Old July 10, 2017, 01:30 AM   #32
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I like shooting ICORE (revolver matches), USPSA and Steel Challenge. I've had to give up ICORE and USPSA since I'm in a wheelchair and the ranges here are on rocks and I can't maneuver over them. The Steel Challenge range is on grated dirt and since I don't have to move it fits my needs.

I use to shoot 2 matches a week but now I only get in one Steel Challenge match a month. I still get to the range twice a week for practice.

I also shot Silouette matches with my CPA 45-70 and 38-55. I love shooting at those nock down targets and always like watching the rams fall.
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Old July 10, 2017, 10:09 AM   #33
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USBR--22 BR-cause it is the only match in the area--140 mi away.

In a couple years that will be all done cause there will no longer be any shooters.

Used to have some families and youth. No longer. I suspect part of the reason is $$. For a dad and kid to shoot a match and one eve practice the week before will be about 75$$ for ammo, and that kind of money will buy lots of groceries and other things for a family.

Last Sat we had 6 shooters. Youngest about 60+ years old.
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Old July 11, 2017, 10:42 AM   #34
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I too love the ICORE matches followed by USPSA, which I still use my revolvers in. It's not that I don't have any bottom feeders, I have several but I guess that it's just my nature. I love shooting my wheelguns just like I bowhunted for 40 years using longbows and recurves, and I love fly fishing, not spin casting. LOL
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Old July 13, 2017, 06:59 PM   #35
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Probably whatever I last shot. Started in Boy Scouts, .22 rifle. PPC in the 70's, with revolver as a cop. IPSC in the 80's with 1911. Bullseye matches, 1911 .45 and .22 High Standard HD Military in the 90's. Turn of the century found me doing Cowboy Action Shooting. Last year did my first military high power match, M1 Garand, loved that. I'm going to try IDPA this summer and might look at 3 gun. Being around a bunch of like minded people is just fun.
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Old July 14, 2017, 09:56 AM   #36
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Up here in Canada, my two favorite are Service Rifle & LR Steel.
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Old July 14, 2017, 06:59 PM   #37
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I'm 68, started with Bullseye because at the time it was the only game in town, an indoor shooting range had a league on Tuesday night , we would shoot after work, it was fun and I am a better shooter than bowler.
Too old now for those jumping and running games but can still shoot Bullseye .
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