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Post by Paper-Puncher on 10/10/2012, 9:28 pm

As I look back at my records for at least my rimfire shooting I see big improvements.....I am now shooting more or less at the 280 mark NMC....which is solidly into expert level.....As I look ahead toward Master level scores I realize what it truely takes to shoot at that level ....you pretty much have to really master the slow fire portion....bare minimum is like a 91 slow and 97 on both Timed and Rapid....As my slow fire scores are appraoching 90 and my timed and rapid run 92-97 it really seems like a long way to go....I think the biggest hurdle is to rethink slow fire ...Most people approach slow fire as 'I have ten min's to aim and achieve 10 good shoots' myself included ...But in order to start approaching master level scores I feel the correct thinking is ' I have 10 mins to make as many attempts at 10 good shots as I can and only taking the shot on the ten best attempts ' sounds simple right ? how many of us do it ? I feel this new way of looking at slow fire not only will it give better slow scores but the mechanics involed will improve and it will undoubtedly yeild better trigger control ,follow thru ,and shot placement......which should trnsfer over to the timed and rapid portions and better scores there as well .....I think its time to re think my shot process and leave my centerfire toys at home for awhile and learn some good solid habits....Last spring I took a tumble from shooting 270 NMC down into the 260's ...Ive ironed out some things and feel shooting open sighted alot lately as been the reason behind it with my scores now at 279-282 Ive learned alot and have a direction to go in that should move me into at least high expert level scores in the next few months ...but goin from expert to master is a hugh herdle .....realize I use the terms expert and master loosely as I just keep track of my own shooting not that I'm reality going to be a NRA registered expert or master but rather a term to discribe the level at which my scores refect I'm at.......I dont mean to take anything away from the people who actually spend the time and money to really get those awards........Oh I do all my rimfire stuff at 50ft on the B-2 , B-3 Targets ....Which at least for me I can shoot 5-7 point higher on the short course 25yder's

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Post by Dave C. on 10/11/2012, 6:45 pm

Why not shoot a few real NRA matches?
It's a lot of fun and you will learn a lot about the
sport and your self.

Good health and good shooting.
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Post by Paper-Puncher on 10/11/2012, 8:48 pm

I want to Dave....I was hoping getting back on first shift would allow that ...but now seems like 10hrs a day is the norm and at least 1/2 day on Sat. ......I was wanting to do a gallery league this winter...but until things slow down to normal at work well I cant commit....I hope too get something going in time...but till then I still want to be apart of this sport the best I can.......

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Post by Al on 10/12/2012, 9:22 am

Supporting the family always comes first!

But as Dave said, as soon as you can come and shoot. Ask a bunch of questions, there are no dumb ones. There are so many little things you can adjust in your shooting that you aren't even aware you are doing. Someone who's already been down that road can suggest things to do or stop doing to improve your accuracy. Just don't ask them during the slow fire stage. We tend to be in a zone and don't appreciate loud visiting when trying to concentrate.

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