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Old September 27, 2011, 11:55 PM   #1
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Steel Plate Matches With .22's - Video

Below is a short video from an indoor .22 steel plate match that was taken last week. My indoor .22 club has been sponsoring them for a few years now. We dedicate our weekly Friday match to .22 pistol, rifle, and revolver nights, with a practice night added in to shoot with any gun that fires .22LR.
It's been a boone for the club because we were primarily a .22 bullseye pistol club, but since that has been on the decline lately we developed this new activity. We have gained some new members due to it and a lot more people have discovered that our club exists.
A lot of folks have bought new guns and have learned how to shoot their old guns combat style, and at a lot faster pace and with more proficiency than they ever use to.
It's a fun activity for folks of all ages and both genders. We have at least 3 classes of shooters, and if someone wins their class twice then they must move up to a higher class.
And the relatively low cost of .22 ammo makes the activity that much more attractive verses shooting center fire.
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Shooting Steel Plates With .22 Pistols
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Old September 28, 2011, 02:16 AM   #2
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Awesome video!!! I would love to do that. Looks like a great time.
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Old September 28, 2011, 01:50 PM   #3
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thats awesome looks so fun
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Old September 28, 2011, 03:18 PM   #4
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Wife and I used to attend Steel Challenge matches at our local club, in the .22 division.
Great fun, with sometimes faster times than the centerfires.
And no chasing brass!
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Old October 4, 2011, 02:08 PM   #5
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Very nifty! Any info available on the target stand...and what distances are shot? I think my local club might have enough interest for an occasional shoot like this.
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Old October 4, 2011, 03:14 PM   #6
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Old October 19, 2011, 07:48 PM   #7
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We shoot at the distance of about 33 - 35 feet.

We've made some brand new plates. They're more of a paddle design that eliminates the need to weld the thin lollipop stalk to the plate at the top and to the rack attachment at the base.
Because the paddle is wider at the base, the rack attachment can now be bolted to the paddle rather than welded. That forms a squared tubular housing that a bolt can be slipped through to attach the plate to the rack so that it will pivot and fall down when hit.
And these plates are also made from a tougher steel for increased longevity.
The original plates would break intermittently at the welds and become warped after many thousands of hits. So this new paddle design should solve those problems without much of any difference in performance.
Here's a short video of some .22 rifle matches using the new paddle plates.
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