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Post by Allen Barnett on 7/17/2016, 2:40 pm

Well guys I have been snooping around on this forum now for quite some time.  I have not actively competed since 1993 and then had only reached the high end of Sharpshooter before stepping back from Bullseye.  I have been working hard the last 2-3 months trying to get back into some sort of respectable ability so that I don't make a fool of myself as I jump back into the sport.  I have been reading everybody's posts and gathered more knowledge from everyone here and have been trying to apply what I have read.  Long story short is I have been trying to work through the USMC Marksmanship Program and had not seen any improvement to really speak of.  With that said I decided to go back the the very beginning.  I took the optics off all of my guns and went back to irons.  With the optics I caught myself trying to snatch shots and ended up just being the jerk behind the trigger.  Today I went out to the range to just work on 22 slow fire at 25 yards as the USMC program has you to do.  However, I just can't get past not shooting at a target that doesn't have scoring rings on it. Anyway the efforts today I believe are finally beginning to pay off.  I shot 200 rounds of nothing but slow fire at 25 yards using the timed and rapid fire center.  My total combined score was 1881 out of 2000 possible for 94%.  My last 20 rounds was 194 with 4 X's.  Now I know this is not house a fire shooting but it is a great improvement from where I was when I started.  Now with all that long drawn out story said I want to thank everybody on this forum for passing along their knowledge and love of this sport which has caused me to dust off the guns again and compete.

Allen Barnett

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Post by Wobbley on 7/17/2016, 5:18 pm

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