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March Rimfire Match:

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Maverick223, Mar 1, 2012.

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  1. Maverick223

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    Welcome to the Rimfire Match for the month of March! This match is open to any and every 22 caliber (as well as 17 and 20 caliber) rimfire rifle including the perennial favorite .22LR, as well as the .22Short, .22Long, .22 Mag., .17HM2, .17HMR, and 5mm Rem RF Mag (as well as any oddball rimfires that you might have). This match is meant to be challenging and educational, but most of all FUN. Hopefully it will get you out to the range and shooting your rifle. If you have one handy, make sure an bring a friend too.


    There are Two Optics Divisions:
    ->Iron sights and non-magnified optics and red dots. Shot at 25yds.
    ->Scopes and other magnified sighting devices. Shot at 50yds.

    *Note that the distance is back to our typical range of 25/50.

    There are Two Rifle Classes:
    ->Unlimited/Target Rifles (highly modified rifles, rests, target sights, sub-.20cal. chamberings, high magnification optics- over 10x [in the appropriate division] may be used)
    ->Sporting Rifles (Includes All Non-Target Class Autoloaders, Bolt Actions, Single Shots, Pumps, & Lever Rifles chambered for any rimfire cartridge .20cal./5mm and larger)

    Both classes can be shot from any position. Rests/Sandbags/bipods are permitted in the Target Class only. Shooting stick(s) are now permitted for both classes (either crossed or walking stick style). Use of a sling is encouraged.


    25 Yd. (Irons) Target: See image in the link below. Scale to 100% on standard 8.5x11in. paper. The objective is to fire one shot at each ring (feel free to color them to increase visibility). Scored as indicated for nicking the ring, and double that for a shot lying completely within. No penalties for a miss, but if one of your shots stray and there are two holes in the same circle the lesser score is the one for record.

    50 Yd. (Optics) Target: Same as above.

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    If you enjoyed this match and want a bit more challenge, or just compare your rimfires to their big brothers, check out the concurrent Centerfire Match using the same target at double the range.

    When you are satisfied you've done your best post/attach (or shoot me a PM) a photo or scan of your target with as much of the following information as possible: Forum name (or name you want posted in the results), Rifle, make, model, vintage (if known), Sights/Optics (with magnification if applicable), Ammo, Position, Distance, Conditions (in/outdoors, wind, temperature...). Multiple submissions are allowed (in same or different division/class with same or different rifles).

    Self-scoring is encouraged and appreciated; all submissions due before March 32nd. ;)
     
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  2. Maverick223

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  3. Orlando

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    Mav
    If you miss are you allowed to take another shot at the same circle?
     
  4. Maverick223

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    Nope, the first one counts. Maximum of 13 shots per target.

    :)
     
  5. Orlando

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    Sounds good to me
     
  6. sixgunner455

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    Interesting! Like a "know your limits" target, without the zero points for the sheet if you miss one. :D
     
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    You got it! Also note that I slightly altered the scoring to favor the wee circles (increasing values).

    :)
     
  8. Orlando

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    Cant wait to shoot this one Mav. You picked a good one
     
  9. Maverick223

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    Thanks, Orlando.

    :)
     
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    I like it! For my first THR competition, I plan to come in 2nd to last. haha
     
  11. Maverick223

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    Welcome, chute2thrill!

    Hey, at least your setting an achievable goal, right?...in other words: my name will probably be the one following your's. :p
     
  12. sixgunner455

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    I shot this thing 4 times this morning. I actually had one target where I hit the 13 - I only cut it good, though. That target was 84pts and this one beats it due to consistency at 88pts, in spite of missing the itty bitty stuff.

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    Savage MKII FV .22LR, Bushnell 3x9x40, bench with bag front and rear. Stock seemed a bit short, so I've added a recoil pad instead of messing around with spacers.

    Eley/Remington Target Rifle. So far, this is the best ammo I've used in this rifle. But it's kind of expensive, and I don't have anymore for now. Have to try some other stuff, too.
     
  13. Maverick223

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    Well done, sixgunner455. If you are looking for other ammunition to try, I would highly recommend RWS Match Rifle as well as SK Rifle Match/Wolf Match Extra (same stuff) for excellent accuracy without spending a small fortune (no more than the Rem. branded Eley, and possibly a bit less). Aguila Rifle Match also does surprisingly well for even less investment (not the best match ammo out there, but nothing in it's price range has been able to get close to it's performance IME).

    :)
     
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    That IS some doggone good shootin', sixgunner455!

    I'm hoping to be able to shoot outdoors again this month as it's March and my buddy that built the range on his property is within a couple of miles of me. If I can catch it on a day his wife has the horses in the barn instead of the range area, I'll shoot this one outdoors with the older Savage Mark II .17 Mach 2 with some of my hoarded Eley ammo or maybe not. The 93R17 needs warmed up too.

    Gonna shoot the Centerfire match on the indoor range though, only chance I'll have of hitting that super little dot at 100 yards even with the Sav Model 10 Tactical. I'm working on another iteration of the Reloader 15 load with Sierra 62 grain MatchKings over the Prvi Partizan 69 grain bullets so wanna see what it does out of the wind first.

    BTW Mav, this is close to the most challenging target you've come up with yet - I like it!

    Jim
     
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    Thank you for the kind words, Jim. To be perfectly honest, this was one that I dug out of my archives because I didn't have time to make a new one from scratch.

    :)
     
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    Thanks, y'all. There is some month left, so if I get some more ammo in, I may try it again just for giggles.
     
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    Made it to the range today for my first attempt. The wind was a killer
    It sure is hard reading the wind with these 22's. I would hold 1/2 inch to the right to hit center then the wind would let up and I would completely miss the small circles
    I shot 5 targets and this is the best
    Modified/scope divison
    Kimber 82 22cal
    50 yds , off bench, front rest /rear bag
    Center X ammo
    Sightron 16 power
    10mph with 15 mph crosswind gusts
    53 degrees, cloudy , light rain
    # 11 is so close , I'll call it a miss.
    Score 135 ?
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    No. 11 looks like a hit to me, I'd call that a 146. Outstanding shooting, Orlando!

    :)
     
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    Wow, that's outstanding. I know exactly what you're talking about, trying to read wind and drift, Orlando.
     
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    I have a new rifle! This was my second time really shooting it. So far I'm very happy with it.

    This is from my first range session on Saturday:

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    It is a Savage Mark II FV with a Mueller 8-32X44mm scope on it. I'm shooting Wolf MT. It is my first experience with any of this equipment. I'm liking it!

    So today I got out in the back yard and shot 3 targets. These two both came in at 145 by my count. Sorry about the lousy pictures. I shot them from the prone position from the bipod and my small rear field bag.

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    The weather was great here today, but the wind was comin in from the right in some nasty gusts that kept giving me problems. Hopefully I'll be able to make it out again soon!

    Fun Target! Thanks Mav!
     
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    Nice. I'm shooting an FV also. Gonna have to work on things (mostly me, I'm sure) to hang with this crowd!
     
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    Thanks. I agree about the pull feeling a little short, I may look into a pad. I'm also going to be adding a cheek rest soon too. I have some thick Kydex laying around, I just need some bolts. I made one for my Savage 10 last year. It's been working very well.

    I'm loving the 32X scope! It feels like the target is sitting right in front of the barrel.
     
  24. Maverick223

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    Nice rifle, Gregaw. As far as the stock goes I don't like 'em, IMO it's worth the money to swap it for a Boyd's replacement.

    :)
     
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    Yes, that's the plan, but I can put a cheek rest on it for less than $5 for now and upgrade when I have the funds. Unless of course you'd like to make a donation??? :D:D:D
     
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