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What competition would I enter with a .22lr...

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by mach1.3, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. mach1.3

    mach1.3 Well-Known Member

    Ruger slabside 6.88" Competition Pistol? I'm a total rookie to competitive shooting. I plan on joining our local gun club and they do alot of competitions. I haven't bought a new pistol yet but am deciding btw a 6.88" SS competition target/or a Ruger Hunter. Any thoughts?
  2. jr_roosa

    jr_roosa Well-Known Member

    Bullseye or NRA conventional pistol. They mean the same thing.

    You will probably want some custom work done on the competition model after a month or two. At least a trigger job. Otherwise it's a great starter pistol for bullseye.

  3. cavman

    cavman Well-Known Member

    I chose the Hunter. I wasn't aware of the target model. They are both nice in their own way, but the fluted barrel of the Hunter is one of the things that struck me. So I bought it.

    I shoot my .22 in Bullseye competitions. It was great when I first started out. I got many thousands of rounds down range over that year as I was learning how to properly shoot. Saved a ton of $$ on that learning curve, so by the time I got the first 1911 for the rest of the FullMatch, I had some foundation already laid.

    It is a pretty hard sport (mentally) but I like it.
  4. Hit_Factor

    Hit_Factor Well-Known Member

    Steel Challenge if you might prefer a speed game over precision.
  5. mbopp

    mbopp Well-Known Member

    +2 for Steel Challenge. You can run iron sights or optics but you'll need 5 magazines (or someone to load one for you between runs.)
  6. tarakian

    tarakian Well-Known Member

    Ruger Rimfire Challenge if you also have/get a 22 rifle.
  7. Hoser

    Hoser Moderator

    Silhouette, Steel Challenge, Bullseye, ect. Tons of choices.
  8. 243winxb

    243winxb Well-Known Member

    Internation may need a barrel no longer than about 5 1/2" ?

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