So what's the deal with bowling pin competitions? What are they rules, etc. Sounds like it would be kind of fun. Anybody know of a place in Northern VA to get into some of this type of stuff? Thanks..
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April 30, 2005, 05:22 PM
April 30, 2005, 07:51 PM
Bowling Pins are a pretty informal competition. Seems every range has their own way of running the match.
there are 5 pins on a table around 20-25 feet from the line.
Shooter loads and makes ready, buzzer sounds, shooter engages pins.
Table has to be clear of pins to be completed.
placement of pins for different calibers. eg for big bore, front of table, 22 back of table.
some places only judge hitting the pin, don't have to clear the table. This is usually out of concern for either safety, or damaging the table.
Time is usually shoot 4 tables, drop lowest score, average the other 3. But I have seen various ways of scorig time.
Give it a try! Pins are alot of fun, I especially enjoy shooting them with a .22. Shooting fast is fun!
April 30, 2005, 08:04 PM
The use of bowling pins to practice defensive type pistol shooting was a good idea.
In a normal match, the pins are placed at the front of a table. You need to be shooting a good defensive type cartridge to knock the pin off the back of the table. The pins also require a good center of mass hit to fly off the back of the table. Wing one and it will just roll around the table top and you have to shoot it again. Like all good sports of this type, it requires a fine balance of speed and accuracy. You can't miss fast enough to win, but accuracy won't win without speed.