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distance to targets

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by chief99, Jun 29, 2014.

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  1. chief99

    chief99 Member

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    Am not a competition shooter . Watch it on TV and it is hard to tell at what distances and what size steel target they are shooting. I shoot at my own backyard range , at 6 inch pie plates , at 21 and 30 feet . Keep them all in the pie plate. The steel targets on the competition shooting look huge . Just wondering.
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    Regulation Steel Challenge targets are 10 -12" diameter, 18x24" rectangle at 7 - 35 yards.
     
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    What type of competition?

    The closest you can safely shoot steel is about 7-8 yards. I've shot steel silhoutte targets at 75-100 yards in 3-gun matches several times.
     
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    On TV? Surely not broadcast, by any chance?
     
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    Thanks for the replies .
     
  6. Hoser

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    I shoot steel challenge with a pistol from 8-35 yards. I shoot centerfire pistol silhouette from 50-200 meters and rimfire from 25-100 meters.

    In 3-Gun we shoot steel from 100-600 yards. Anything from a 4 inch plate all the way up to a 18x24 steel IPSC target.

    With a bolt gun we shoot 6-12 inch steel out past 1,100 yards.

    Short answer long, it depends on the game...
     
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