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Recommendation for Service Rifle Forum

Post by Jwhelan939 on Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:14 pm

Hey all, I am looking to try my hand at service rifle. So far all I have is the rifle and reloading equipment. I was wondering if anyone had recommendations on a good forum like Bullseye-L, but for service rifle? I have learned a ton here over the years. Going to take a while to amass the equipment as I have a baby on the way, but I'm a patient person. Right now I am focused on the knowledge!

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Re: Recommendation for Service Rifle Forum

Post by lablover on Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:16 pm

http://www.usrifleteams.com/forums/

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Post by TomH_pa on Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:54 pm

You have a club with an active Highpower program not very far from you.
Lots of good shooters there who will be happy to help.
http://www.nhrpc.org/

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Re: Recommendation for Service Rifle Forum

Post by dronning on Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:24 pm

lablover wrote:http://www.usrifleteams.com/forums/
+1  This is where I got all my info when I was shooting rifle, it IS the Bullseye-L for rifle competition.
- Dave
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Re: Recommendation for Service Rifle Forum

Post by Jwhelan939 on Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:34 pm

Thank you. I'll check them out!

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Re: Recommendation for Service Rifle Forum

Post by john bickar on Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:40 am

Another hearty +1 for usrifleteams. The "NRA CMP High Power Rifle Competitors" group on Facebook is also quite active.

The usrifleteams forum has a few advantages:

1) It's "darkweb", so posts don't get indexed by search engines.
2) As such, everyone is encouraged to go by their real name, so you don't have as many "forum knowitalls" named "xring800" whom nobody has ever seen at a match.
3) It is well-moderated.
4) You can search the archives.

Good luck! Service rifle is one of the toughest shooting sports I've ever attempted, and I say that as a guy who has shot my fair share of free pistol.

Sincerely,

Distinguished Rifleman #2385
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Post by Baydawg on Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:38 am

if you are FB I can add you to the NRA/CMP rifle competitors page. We are about 3200 people.

if you are Jack Whelan...you have a friend request from me

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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:37 am

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Re: Recommendation for Service Rifle Forum

Post by RustyJoints on Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:39 pm

http://www.nhrpc.org/highpower
New Holland Rifle and Pistol Club
We are having a Leg Match next weekend. While I understand you are only getting started you should come out and watch and meet the local guys. They are very helpful and will help you get your gear together without getting a bunch of stuff you will end up having to upgrade later.
Dave
P.S. I will be there so if you PM me I could answer any questions you may have
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Re: Recommendation for Service Rifle Forum

Post by NuJudge on Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:20 am

The only other Forum I would suggest is the CMP Forum, which has several subforums of interest:  
http://forums.thecmp.org

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Re: Recommendation for Service Rifle Forum

Post by lyman1903 on Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:17 am

NuJudge wrote:The only other Forum I would suggest is the CMP Forum, which has several subforums of interest:  
http://forums.thecmp.org


CMP had a section for Service Rifle, 
as does AR15.com, (https://www.ar15.com/forums/Training/High-Power-DCM-CMP/14/) 

if you prefer reading material in a book form, 

Jim Owens books are a good helpful read, 
the top 3 on this page are short and very informative 

http://jarheadtop.com/jim_owens_books.html

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Re: Recommendation for Service Rifle Forum

Post by Jwhelan939 on Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:11 pm

Wow. I had no idea I had so many responses. Haven't been getting notifications from the forum for some reason. Thank you so much for the responses! I'm slowly picking up equipment and have been talking with some guys at my home rage of Holmesburg. I'll definitely check out the books and websites mentioned. Thanks again!

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Re: Recommendation for Service Rifle Forum

Post by Aufidius on Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:58 pm

john bickar wrote:Another hearty +1 for usrifleteams. The "NRA CMP High Power Rifle Competitors" group on Facebook is also quite active.

The usrifleteams forum has a few advantages:

1) It's "darkweb", so posts don't get indexed by search engines.

usrifleteams isn't remotely the "darkweb" John, sorry. That's a term used for all sorts of other things, but there is nothing darkweb about usrifleteams.

But, like usrifleteams, the idea of search engines not indexing information means that such knowledge is withheld, like the old lava.net list for be. Unless you are in the know, then, go away, hoi polloi.

Something about the elitism seems wrong, but you do get one thing right about moderation being important for the success of a forum. I think the guys and gals here do a great job in that regard.
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