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Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by mpthole, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. mpthole

    mpthole Member

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    Hey guys -

    I just joined a pretty hard core rifle club and one of the members is on the Palma team.... so I guess that's pretty good from what I hear. ;) Where do I go to find out more?

    Sany Pagel is her name
     
  2. echo3mike

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    Some tranisitional phase my therapist keeps talkin
    You could start with the page you linked, or a google search for long range rifle. 1k, .30 cal rifle. That's the easy part. Doing it well...whole 'nother world.


    S.
     
  3. Steve Smith

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    Palma was essentially developed to allow old geezers an opportunity to still shoot while not exhausting themselves too much. In fact, the Rascal Scooter was designed just for Palma shooters, and then trickled into the mainstream Geritol world. Moving only 100 yards at a time, and always lying down, you can really get that "retirement" mindset working...why, you might even want to have some XC Highpower shooters pull your targets for you after they've already finished their own match! Yup, Palma is the place to be, I tell ya, no more standing or rapid fires, just slow methodical shooting and some Rascal mods. When I get old, I'll be a Palma shooter too. That'll be when I turn around 110.

    Actually, Palma is a nice shooting sport, but as an XCer, I have my opinions, as you read above. ;) Personally, I'd like there to be more friendlyness between XC and Palma shooters, but I don't get the impression that want to be associated with us.
     
  4. Jon Coppenbarger

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    Can I get different colors for a Rascal scooter now or does Palma still only allow Pink?
    No Palma is a fine sport as long as do not win in the first couple of years as if you do you will be a outcast forever.

    Do the regular highpower thing first and use long range as a second sport as alot of events are in conjunction with regular highpower events.

    Remember one thing if you can not clean a reduced target and the 600 yard highpower target first do not expect good scores at 800, 900 and 1,000.

    It is hard to learn the sport at 1k without doing the other first. And if you are already shooting great scores at 200,300 and 600 yard matches then why not try long range.

    I will shoot palma again but it will be a few years from now as I still have alot I want to do as a regular XTC shooter.

    Steve : LOL
     
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    "USMCR, SSGT David Karcher, USMCR, Dennis Flaharty" Steve, you gonna tell these guys they're 'geezers'? Just curious. snicker. Short range being 800 yards using somebody else's 155 grain ammo isn't anything to sneeze at.
    mpthole, go to the page you linked, click on 'home' and scroll down.
     
  7. Jon Coppenbarger

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    It is a inside joke.
    We here in CO have some very good palma shooters also. Including Mr Karcher. ( He belongs to the same local club Steve and I belong to)
    We even have one shooter that finished 21st with his ar15 service rifle last year in the palma at perry.

    We have many , many friends in long range and we like to tease tehm and they give it back to us.
    As a matter of fact to show what I mean. I was over to the 2002 long range national champions house last night for about a hour.

    Does that seem like We do not like them?

    Dang Steve drop me a line. Jon
     
  8. mpthole

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    sunray - well I feel dumb. :eek: I swear that site is so slow on my dial-up at home that the home page never quite loaded. Now I know.
     
  9. Steve Smith

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    Yes, we know a lot of the Palma and Long Range National Champs, and they are good guys.

    FWIW, I think the most active and sucessful of the Palma guys are the ones that get along with XC shooters most. The old geezers are definitely sour about something, and it causes a lot of unnecessary grief.
     
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    Re Palma Match Competition, if memory serves, it was fired at 800, 900 and 1000 yards, 15 shots at each distance.

    The host country provided weapons, ammunition and the shooting range of course. Rifles were sighted in at 25 yards. Rear sight, (iron sights) was then elevated a particular number of "clicks", which in theory would put one "on paper" at 800 yards. The match was then fired.

    Once again, I'm trusting to memory, which does not always work. Hope this helps.
     
  11. milanuk

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    Ah... other than the 15rds @ 800, 900, & 1k yds, your memory is wrong :D

    Host country provides the *ammo*. 25yds doesn't really enter into it, as shooters that don't show up w/ a pretty good idea of their gun's zero don't generally make it onto the International teams. Sometimes local ranges (at least here stateside, can't say about overseas) might have one day where they shoot 300, 600, 900, 1000, for example, to get people on paper that show up and have never shot that far before, and then a Palma match the next day.

    The pages already linked to in earlier posts pretty much cover the matter.

    Monte
     
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