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February Rimfire Match

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Maverick223, Jan 9, 2010.

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  1. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Member

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    This one is open to any and EVERY 22 caliber (as well as 17 and 20 caliber) rimfire rifle including 22 Mag, 17HMR, and 5mm Rem RF Mag. This match is meant to be challenging and FUN. Hopefully it will get you out to the range and shooting your rifle.

    You may enter with multiple rifles.

    There is Two Optics Divisions:
    ->50 feet for iron sights and non-magnified optics and red dots
    ->50 feet for any Scope or Magnified sighting device.
    Please note the change in distance. This change is to ensure that everyone that wants to participate, and has access to an indoor/outdoor range of at least 50' in length, is afforded the opportunity.

    There are Two Rifle Classes:
    ->Unlimited/Target Rifles (highly modified rifles, rests, target sights, high magnification optics- over 10x [in the appropriate division] may be used, all .17cal rifles should be classified as "Unlimited Target")
    ->Sporting Rifles (Includes All Non-Target Class Autoloaders, Bolt Actions, Single Shots, Pumps, & Lever Rifles)


    Target Class can be shot from any position, Sporting Class is shot from any unsupported position. When you are satisfied you've done your best post, or PM me a photo of your target to me for scoring with the following information. The Targets Are Linked Below...

    50' Non-Magnified Target: 1 shot per target (animal). Scored as 1pt. for any shot that touches the animal outside of the target, and 2pts. for breaking the first ring, 3pts. for breaking the second ring, 4pts. for breaking the bullseye, 5pts. for any shot that lies completely inside the bulls.

    50' Magnified Target: 1 shot per target (sighter targets are not scored). Scored as indicated on the target (breaking the line indicates a hit). A larger HQ version of this target is included below in the attachments.


    All submissions due by the end of the day on February 28th, 2010.

    Shoot straight and more importantly...Have fun!
     

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  2. rmcelwee

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    Alternate target removed. Thanks...
     
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  3. TIRED TRAVELER

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    I am interested in knowing the dimensions of the paper target we are printing off the site is when you have one that is commercially printed. :scrutiny:

    When I print off the site the target seems too small at 8 1/2' x 11".


    JIM
     
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    I added a PDF version of the magnified target as well.

    Size it as big as you can for 8.5x11in. paper.

    :)
     
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    I am interested in knowing the dimensions of the paper target we are printing off the site is when you have one that is commercially printed.
    Size it as big as you can for 8.5x11in. paper.


    I asked because your target ends up smaller :barf: than the NRA target for indoor, of old. :cuss:

    I don't guess it really matters though if everyone is using the same size target.

    Just kidding, JIM :D:D
     
  6. rmcelwee

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    Yes, that one works much better for me. I'll delete my post so there is no confusion.
    Thanks!
     
  7. Maverick223

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    Great, glad it works better, and makes scoring easier.

    Oh, I follow you...I don't know how big the original one is (I don't live in the UK :neener:), it is one that someone sent and requested at the beginning of last month's match.

    :)
     
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    Oh, and for the next logical question (that hasn't yet been asked)...what is the benefit of a 10x score vs. a 10...tie breakers (10X>10). :D
     
  9. purchawk

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    I suggested this target, and it is supposed to fill an 8-1/2 X 11 sheet, so use the pdf version.

    The outermost 5 ring is 1". The 7 ring (just inside the thick, black ring) is a half inch. The 10 ring is only 1/16", so it is a real challenge. A .22 slug will take out both 9 and 10 rings if you can hit the bull dead center, but you can score a 10 by just touching the tiny 10 ring, with the outer edge of your bullet hole all the way out to the 7 ring.

    The real challenge is to keep up your concentration for 25 targets.

    It comes from the British benchrest association, and it is shot there at longer distance with super-accurate guns that are almost screwed down to a bench.

    It's a lot more fun to shoot with only a simple rest and guns that don't cost thousands.
     
  10. purchawk

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    Since my indoor range is snow-bound at the moment, and it may not be open until after Feb, I shot the miniature version of this target (5/8" bull instead of 1") on my basement 10 meter airgun range with a .177 adult airgun.

    JUST FOR FUN!
     

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    That's good shooting Purchawk, and a great way to keep shooting when you can't get out. What is the equivalent distance for your target (50ft?), compared to the large one?

    :)
     
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    Sorry, bad image. I'll try again.
     

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    I can make it out...but I believe the best way to photograph/scan a target is by using something that is high-contrast (red, green, et cetera) as a background so the bullet-holes are visible.

    :)
     
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    I'm not great at math, but the 10 meter distance is about 42% of the 50 feet, and the target I shot is about 62% of the full target, so I think that means I was shooting at a target that should have been considerably farther away or considerably smaller in order to duplicate the conditions of the real competition.

    I can't get any more distance in my basement, and 10 meters is a common airgun distance (as in the Olympics), so I just shoot for fun and for the great practice. The sight picture and trigger control issues are not much different than for rimfires.

    I scale down NRA competition targets and practice on them, such as a 1/2 inch black dot that duplicates the sight picture for the 8 inch black NRA 100 yard small bore target.

    And, I have another target that duplicates and sight picture for 50 ft. NRA .22 indoor bullseye competition.

    It's a lot better than watching TV!
     
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    Yeah, it's a poor scan, but I'm just having fun, and I wanted to show what airgunning is like when you can't shoot guns that go bang.
     
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    10M (about 33') is about 66% of 50ft, so your target is pretty close...real close if distance/size is a 1:1 relationship (twice as big of target at twice the distance being the same relative size as the closer smaller target).

    :)
     
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    I said my math was bad! I should never try to convert meters to yards without using Google.
     
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    All hail the Google the great. notworthy.gif ...thank you Al Gore. :p
     
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    Went to the range today and shot the new targets. Was pretty fun.


    Robert McElwee - Unlimited/Magnified
    Ruger 10/22 with scope and bipod
    1/14/10 - 50 feet - 222 points


    Geoff Conine - Unlimited/Magnified
    Ruger 10/22 with scope and bipod
    1/14/10 - 50 feet - 220 points
     

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    Good shooting from both of you guys.

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    I really liked the target, contrary to the rules I set up at 52 yards and shot off of Calwell bags on my truck hood (my usual bench, LOL) the wind was light, using Eley club out of a Kimber sporter with a Leupold 3X9X33 EFR I managed a 178 with only 1 10X. It may not sound that great but the target helped me get steadier than I might normally.
    Thanks for the target download, and happy shooting to all.
     
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    No problem, glad the target helped. Give it a try at 50ft. for the match...your score should dramatically improve at that distance.

    :)
     
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    I took a coworker/buddy to the range with me today. The last thing we did was shoot these at about 50 feet.

    17Janat50ft.jpg

    Mine's the one on the left. We were using my 22LR AR, iron sights, unsupported. I didn't see this thread with the target until this evening after our range trip. He beat me in our pistol competitions, but I got him on this one and the one where we did failure drills with the 22LR. Finally found a brand of 22LR that rifle likes too, we fired almost 350 rounds of Winchester HPs with no jams :D I was averaging around 1 jam out of every 50 rounds with Aguila, just barely better with CCI, and Remington was absolutely horrendous.
     
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    Looks good happygeek, make sure and take your buddy to the range with you when you go back out for the match. ;)
     
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    I'm sure he'll want to go with me again next time, I brought the 22LR AR, 2 pistols, and ammo, he paid the range fee, bought a couple targets, and got one box of 45 ACP. Good time had by all, though next time I have got to bring more 22.

    I must say though, couldn't you have picked a slightly larger target? I noticed in the pics of guys that shot that thing that even a .22 bullet hole covers 3 or 4 of the rings. Either that, or I'd offer the suggestion of using one of those cheap Walmart bullseyes as the official target next month.
     
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