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Post by C Bennett on 10/13/2018, 10:51 am

I cant seem to find this question out. Is there any "Bullseye" competition thats ONLY rimfire pistol? aka bullseye shooting with just a rimfire pistol...im honestly not the least bit interested in the center fire part(and extra cost)....mostly the extra cost. So is there a rimfire only bullseye competition?? every time I search all I find is the more traditional 3 gun bullseye.

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Post by joy2shoot on 10/13/2018, 11:14 am

The NRA does allow .22 Only competition.  However, it is my understanding the match director running the match must have .22 Only registered as part of their tournament.  Where I shoot, some match directors will have a .22 Only if the tournament is large enough, i.e. state championship.  Other match directors will allow you to shoot .22 only for the entire 2700, but will not turn in your CF and .45 scores to the NRA as .22 only.  The center fire and .45 aggregates usually get turned in as DNF.  Registering, recording, reporting and awarding .22 Only as part of a 3 gun tournament complicates things and there is a balance of how many .22 Only competitors there are.  In my area, not that many except at the state tournament.

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Post by C Bennett on 10/13/2018, 11:23 am

TY so much ive been debating a nice Volquartsen or S&W model 41 as a retirement gift to self..mostly because I want a nice accurate rimfire. Id debated a CZ Tactical Sport..but rimfires just cheaper to shoot..for some reason I thought I could try to get into some .22 pistol competition in retirement...bullseye seemed challenging..I didnt even realize it was a 3 gun thing..and I just didnt want to bother with the extra expense of 2 more guns...just thought that there was a rimfire bullseye only type deal....apparently not so much Smile . TY so much for replies

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Post by oxbowbob on 10/13/2018, 11:55 am

I just didnt want to bother with the extra expense of 2 more guns

You actually would only need 1 more gun.  A 45 could be used as your center fire & 45.

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Post by james r chapman on 10/13/2018, 12:07 pm

And, a Nelson conversion on your 1911 frame takes the place of 3 guns.
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Post by dronning on 10/13/2018, 12:09 pm

oxbowbob wrote:
I just didnt want to bother with the extra expense of 2 more guns

You actually would only need 1 more gun.  A 45 could be used as your center fire & 45.
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Most match directors will let you shoot a 22 through the whole match.  The CF & 45 scores will not be recorded unless they also offer a 22 2700 match.  We have had several new shooters trying out the sport shooting 22 only this summer.  I know that two are buying .45's and a 3rd is going to continue with the 22.  We also have a couple of shooters with hand/wrist issues that are shooting 22 only.
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Post by C Bennett on 10/13/2018, 12:27 pm

I just wont have the $$ . I actually am already getting 2 guns but the other is a Henry frontier leveraction rimfire with the octagon 24" barrel vernier tang sight and a globe front for Cowboy Silhouette Smile

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Post by Dr.Don on 10/13/2018, 1:44 pm

You can go to any Bullseye match, 2700 or 1800 or whatever, and only shoot the .22 portion of the match.  You are never required to shoot all 3 guns.  As noted above, most match directors will let you shoot .22 during the centerfire and 45 portions of the match if you wish to do so.
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Post by jglenn21 on 10/13/2018, 1:48 pm

Both ranges i shoot at will let you shoot 22 for the whole match without issue.. happy to have you.


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Post by Mike38 on 10/13/2018, 7:00 pm

C Bennett wrote:I cant seem to find this question out. Is there any "Bullseye" competition thats ONLY rimfire pistol? aka bullseye shooting with just a rimfire pistol...im honestly not the least bit interested in the center fire part(and extra cost)....mostly the extra cost. So is there a rimfire only bullseye competition?? every time I search all I find is the more traditional 3 gun bullseye.

Not sure what state you are from, but here in Illinois I've never had a problem shooting with a .22 only. I've done it a few times myself. Just tell the match director because they will have to make sure to keep you separate for awards.
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Post by cdrt on 10/13/2018, 8:09 pm

Just shooting the .22 is something I encourage for new shooters.  It allows them to learn the basics.  It also gives the older shooters a chance to guide them in the purchase of a suitable centerfire pistol.  As others have stated, be it a 1800 or 2700, I let them shoot the entire match with just the .22 and I only send in the scores from the 900 .22 match.  Also, to encourage them to come again, I do not charge them anything for the practice matches.
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Post by C Bennett on 10/14/2018, 10:17 am

nice, thanks for the answers guys. I think I will stick with the .22 just dont and in retirement probably probably wont have the extra for a centerfire...especially anything that would be competitive.

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Post by jglenn21 on 10/14/2018, 2:41 pm

keep an eye out for a good used Springfield RO.. they work pretty darn well most of the time and are not overly expensive.
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Post by Left handed troglodyte on 10/14/2018, 7:34 pm

Check with local clubs - might be a 22 league available.

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Post by C Bennett on 10/15/2018, 8:53 am

Left handed troglodyte wrote:Check with local clubs - might be a 22 league available.

I will do this also...Just getting into or at this time looking into different types of competition...I just kinda figured there were stand alone rimfire ones I didnt know till id looked deeper that many if not most are the 3 gun types...when I get either a Volquartsen Scorpion or a S&W model 41 it will be the most expensive gun ive ever bought in my life..and a 1 time type deal....thats why I was asking about rimfire..there isnt more left over for another $500+ centerfire....I was at the point I decided on a CZ Tactical Sport OR a equally as expensive rimfire as a retirement gift to self...Ive been leaning rimfire because of ...well its cheaper to shoot lol. But I wondered if maybe some places did these rimfire leagues or something...crossing my fingers I can find one.

When I was looking at "Bullseye" originally I didnt even realize what it consisted of I actually thought that rimfire guys shot rimfires and centerfire guys shot those and it was 2 totally separate things but then ive learned that its all intermixed and there isnt seemingly as much .22LR rimfire only type stuff... thanks for all the info.

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Re: Newbie Bullseye question

Post by willnewton on 10/15/2018, 9:16 am

If you are into cowboy shooting, just use your revolver for bullseye centerfire.  Very Happy

ed Smokeless powder, of course.;-)
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Post by C Bennett on 10/15/2018, 6:49 pm

willnewton wrote:If you are into cowboy shooting, just use your revolver for bullseye centerfire.  Very Happy

ed Smokeless powder, of course.;-)

Even the local competition is Rimfire Cowboy Silhouette so thats what im spending the rest of my $$ on a lever action rimfire for that lol.

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Re: Newbie Bullseye question

Post by jmdavis on 10/17/2018, 1:44 pm

Before you buy the Henry, you might want to talk to the guys that shoot the Cowboy Rimfire Silhouette matches. If you have already done so, just ignore. Most of the guys that I know are shooting model 39s or 39a's, there have been a few Brownings in there too. Also do you know about the Steel Chickens Forum. There is useful information there for the various silhouette matches.

Oh, and I always allow 22 only shooters. If there are enough at a particular match, there will be prizes. 

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