Shot my first metallic silhouette match last Sunday


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Poper
January 17, 2014, 03:06 PM
It was a good time. Very nice people.

I only scored 3 chickens, one turkey and one javalina and zero rams for a score of 5 out of a possible 40. :o

My technique needs some serious work and oodles of practice is obviously necessary. :scrutiny:

But I intend to shoot more matches in the future anyway.:D

Poper

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twofifty
January 17, 2014, 09:47 PM
Glad you've discovered the joys and challenges of metallic silhouette.

Too many men don't return to silhouette after the experience that you had. Most are embarrassed when their self concept collides with reality. So they choose to continue wallowing in anonymous incompetence and BS rather than doing the work that it takes to become a good practical shot.

There is nothing quite like clanking & knocking over small (2 MOA ?) metal animals, while standing on one's two feet, without a sling. Just wait till you hit 5 in a row - not an easy task.

If you stick to it and get yourself hooked up with a mentor, your practical big game hunting marksmanship will be head and shoulders above the crowd.
And you'll make new friends along the way.

Jon_Snow
January 20, 2014, 12:02 PM
Welcome to the cool kids club. :)

Poper
January 21, 2014, 04:34 PM
Too many men don't return to silhouette after the experience that you had. It should be pretty easy to improve my score, so I think I will stick with it through one season at least. :)


Funny thing: I noticed there weren't any young guys competing. Everyone appeared to be late 40's and there was one guy that said he was 86! I'm 58 so I guess I fit right in with the rest of the old codgers. ;)

Poper

AFDavis11
January 21, 2014, 08:08 PM
Honestly, I think that's a pretty decent first time out. What gun were you shooting?

twofifty
January 21, 2014, 09:51 PM
Poper, just sent you a PM.

Poper
January 21, 2014, 10:29 PM
Honestly, I think that's a pretty decent first time out. What gun were you shooting?
Thank you. I was shooting my Tikka T3 Hunter in .30-06 handloaded with 58.5 grains of IMR4350 pushing 165 grain Hornady SST's. When connected, the animals go down with authority! ;)

Poper

Jon_Snow
January 22, 2014, 03:43 PM
If you're handloading, you may want to develop two loads, a light load for chicken, pigs and turkeys (CPT) and a full power one for rams. You can check the steel chickens forum for specifics.

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