Grandpa next to the new-fangled whippersnappers

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    Shot a Multigun match in "true heavy" division (often called heavy metal or heavy irons depending on organization.

    Gramps acquitted himself well, connecting on steel out to 370 yards.

    I shot a 1911 A1 and a Mossberg 12 gauge pump also. Lots of fun
     
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    Very cool! What are the requirements for a True Heavy match? I didn't realize there was such a thing.
     
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    Different organizations have different gear requirements and for example 3 Gun Nation has changed its division requirements several times over the years. The original intent of "heavy" division was a .308 or larger battle rifle, a .44 or larger handgun, and a 12 gauge pump shotgun.

    In UML which is what our club is affiliated with now, "Tac .308" is basically tactical optics division but with a .308 rifle, "Free Heavy" is as above but with a .40 caliber pistol, and "True Heavy" specifies .45 ACP limited to 10 rounds in the mag, and a 12 gauge pump as well.
     
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    Turns out I beat 35 poodleshooters including some in open division. Garand can still get it done!
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    I can just hear the crowd cheering you on chanting: "M1, M1, M1...", as you dusted all those peashooters with their ARs!
     
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    We’re you shooting irons while the AR guys had optics??!!
     
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    Yes. The faster tacops and open guys beat me by a long way but I beat quite a few in TacOps, 2X4 TacOps, 2X4 Open, Open, and PCC divisions. The stages didn't require a lot of shotgun loading and I shoot my pump as well as a lot of auto guys and faster than some, particularly as they're often clearing malfunctions. Had a couple guys running ARs in my squad that caused them problems all day. Course they had messed with the adjustable gas block to try to make it shoot softer/faster and that came back to bite them. A quality AR with standard parts and good ammo is as reliable as anything. but people think they need to mess with them. I guess that's part of the fun.
     
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    nice
     
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    LOL I did get a cheer of "Thirty aught six!" When I flipped the spinner with 2 hits instead of the 8 or 12 required by the ARs.
     
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    Got to love that kind of spectator support!
     
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    Congrats sound like you have great time.
    I would love to see their faces when grandpa showed them how have to be done, no frills.
     
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    Finally got the video up for any interested

     
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    Glad to see the wooden warrior doing what it does best...
     
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    Wow, you had a great performance, in a such a long stage with a Garand, 1911 and shotgun.
    It might take me 2 day to recover from the exciting only.
    Keep posting please. Quick question what ammo did you use for the Garand.
    Thanks and keep posting them.
     
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    Good job!
     
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    Ammo is federal bulk birdshot and Winchester slugs in the shotgun, handloaded 168 Nosler CC and 110 vmax in the Garand, and handloaded 200 grain LSWC in the 1911. I usually shoot 230 plated ball in 1911s but I wanted to burn these up.

    Rifle charges are 44.6 H4895 under the 168s and 49 under the 110s. CCI #34 primers, mixed HXP and GI brass, sized to or slightly below the lower step on a Wilson case gauge.
     
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    Thanks 1kPerDay
    CMP remenber my Birthday recently with a Garand. So, I have to treat the rifle properly.
    Running is not for me by now, but certainly I can shoot standing.
    Keep posting your matches.
     
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    if you can find Greek HXP M2 ball that is probably your best bet for factory ammo. Or "creedmor" ammo from the CMP. I haven't used any of that though.
     
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    Thank you, i will look around for some.
     
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    The Creedmoor 167 match ammo shoots very tight groups in my special. Do yourself a favor and try some out. They shoot better than my handloads so far, but I don't spend as much on components as they do. Lapua Scenar Match BTHP bullets in Lapua brass. Not really that expensive for what you get.
     
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    If I ever start shooting groups slung up I'll definitely check it out
     
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