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Post by DavidR on 11/11/2016, 4:55 pm

First topic message reminder :

Hello and welcome to the family, you have joined the worlds largest gathering of Bullseye "precision pistol" shooter's and bullseye Gunsmith's on the planet! These folks are the friendliest and most knowledgeable to the sport you will ever find in one place and all willing to help with anything you might care to discuss about the sport. Please tell us a little about yourself and what brings you here!
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Post by adamperry62 on 10/25/2018, 12:19 pm

chopper wrote:Adam, I'm from WNW Iowa also. Where do you shoot?
I am a member of the Buena Vista Rifle and Pistol club in Storm Lake.
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Post by Poorboy22 on 11/11/2018, 3:48 pm

I've been shooting in a local rimfire fun league for the last year - two hands at 50 feet - that's been fun and I've done OK so I thought I'd try Bullseye.  I've only shot one Bullseye match and scored a 199 out of 300.  This is obviously going to be harder than I thought.  I can't think of a better time to learn a new sport that requires extreme hand eye coordination - except maybe when I was in my 20's, 30's, or 40's.  My plan is to keep shooting just the 22 and learn as much as I can here.

Thanks.

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Post by Distinguished- 2086 on 12/11/2018, 12:48 pm

Greetings, 
  I recently joined to be among fellow minded Precision-Shooters. I left kalyfornia last year and in my new digs here in South Orygun, there is a nice public range with 9 ranges and next door is a great 600 yd WW2 range with pits and carriers from that era. As an added plus, the Medford Rifle & pistol club has Monday nite bullseye shooting. I haven't shot this sport in almost 20 years. I  recently moved from Marin Co were I used to be able to shoot at the Presidio Pistol Club. The state moved into the Presidio and presto... They shut the indoor military range. I am very happy to be able again to be able to shoot Bullseye along with 600 yds Prone and BR shooting. I'm looking forward to making some good friends in Precision Pistol shooting.

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Post by LenV on 12/11/2018, 5:49 pm

Your only 2 hours away from Springfield. Come on up and shoot the monthly matches. Well, monthly in the summer time. There used to be regular matches in Medford on the pistol league but not for quite a few years. Welcome to the forum and Oregon.

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Post by C.Walsh on 1/3/2019, 9:33 am

Just registered with this forum. Happy to be here. Been shooting pistol for some time now and it's nice to see an online presence dedicated specifically to our sport. Thank you.

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Post by willnewton on 1/3/2019, 11:06 am

Always good to see a High Master show up!

There will be lots of chances to share what helped you get to that level with folks trying to climb the ladder and chances to broaden your own knowledge.

You may even find some old shooting buddies that are already here to reconnect with!
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Post by David R on 1/3/2019, 11:51 am

Hello,

I am a welder and Mechanic.    When I bought my first handgun, it was a Dan Wesson 357.  This was in 1987.   There were NO matches around me of any kind.   For an hour drive each way I could shoot on the Gouvrenour Pistol Team.   We shot under the swimming pool at the high school.   Targets were held to a cardboard backer with a cloths pin.  The range officer called the match using a whistle.  NO score keeping, no other team.  It was as laid back as it gets.  BUT it was 50 feet.    No Velelation.

If you Shot your clothespin, it cost a quarter.  The thing to do was shoot the guy next to  you clothespin    His target would fall.  We would have to clear the line and put it back up.  

In 1990 I moved to western NY and found lots of teams and places to shoot some with turning targets.   Both indoors and outdoors.

In 1988 I bought an Auto Ordinance 1911 as a doner gun.  Had the rails peened, did my own trigger.   I bought a book on how to accurize it.  I shot that gun a LOT.  I wore the blueing right off, so it was a sliver gun.   When I moved to WNY, folks would say do you shoot?   I said sure.   What do  you have?   I would say this old worn out 45.   Then I would shoot the black out of the target.   I had a Wilson match grade barrel installed and had the gun blued.   Shot it until this year when my daughter bought it off me and I now have a new Dan Wesson Valor with a Burris FF III sight.

My wife as of last month shoots Bullseye with me.  We have fun,  I am nothing great, but sure enjoy the sport.   She shoots a Browning Buckmark with an inexpensive tube sight.  she also shoots a Dan Wesson PM-9 that was mine.  Smile  

For Rimfire, I use a High Standard Victor with an Ultradot, and have a 4" K 38 with the Burris FF III sight.

We also shoot Sporter Rifle, Silhouette and steel Bowling pins.

Been hanging around here and decided to sign up.

David

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Post by Stork on 2/2/2019, 11:32 am

Figured since I'm trying to buy something out of the classifieds and not just lurking anymore, I'd induce myself. 

Last month I got into bullseye at a very casual indoor league. We shoot at 50ft which I feel is perfect for me being new to this. First night I shot a low 250's and that's kinda where I'm stuck at these last 3 weeks. More frustrating since I told myself no 1911 till I shoot a 270. Anyway, it's nice to get back to shooting for score. While in the Marines I medaled at a division match with that awful acog and was offered a chance to come shoot/learn with the shooting team for the summer. Unfortunately, I really needed hip surgery, so I did that instead. I've been away from real shooting for about 8 years now, so it's been nice to remind myself that shooting is filled with many nuisances and takes work just as much as skill. My only frustration is I could score 97% of the points during rifle qual, but am in the low 80% range with a pistol. Oh and calling shots is far more difficult with a pistol. That bugs me. Anyway, I'm happy to be here and if there are any competitions this year that don't interfere with my motorcycle racing, I'm hoping to attend a few.


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Post by duffy47591 on 2/6/2019, 3:52 pm

I have always wanted to shoot NRA Bullseye (now called Precision Pistol, I guess) but was always involved in other shooting sports. Back in the 80's and early 90's, I ran around the Midwest shooting IHMSA Silhouette competitions. I recently retired and decided to give bullseye a try. I attended Gunny Brian Zinn's Bullseye class last month in Matthews, NC just to get a foot in the door, as they say. I recommend this class to anyone! Well worth the money spent! Gunny is a very personable, if not colorful character. Learned a lot from him and enjoyed being in his class. So next step was to join this forum and peruse the posts to learn the "inside" info on the sport. When weather is permitting I have been going to the range and working the book that Gunny gave me.

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Post by mwiggins on 2/11/2019, 1:28 pm

Hello,

I'm new to bullseye and just started shooting some local 900s in November. I am good friends with user KBarth who got me into bullseye. Right now I'm shooting a buckmark and I don't have a 45, but I'm looking to upgrade my equipment soon, so I'll be keeping an eye on the for sale section!

I'm looking forward to learning a lot from this forum and hopefully contributing positively to the community in the future.

Matt

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Post by KBarth on 2/11/2019, 1:49 pm

mwiggins wrote:Hello,

I'm new to bullseye and just started shooting some local 900s in November. I am good friends with user KBarth who got me into bullseye. Right now I'm shooting a buckmark and I don't have a 45, but I'm looking to upgrade my equipment soon, so I'll be keeping an eye on the for sale section!

I'm looking forward to learning a lot from this forum and hopefully contributing positively to the community in the future.

Matt

Sup bruh
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Post by Speedy396 on 2/27/2019, 11:02 pm

Just officially joined. Lurked on and off for a long time and have always had an in interest in trying bullseye and hoping to get my feet wet. Always liked the accuracy aspect of bullseye and other shooting disciplines. I dabble in a bit of everything from cars to electronics in my free time.

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Post by steveu on 2/28/2019, 8:41 pm

Glad to be here in the Bullseye community.  My shooting background is mostly with a service rifle.  I do have a hardball pistol, wad pistol & marvel conversion.

Cheers,
Steve
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Post by LenV on 2/28/2019, 8:49 pm

Welcome Steve and Speedy. Have fun and don't be shy about asking questions.

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Post by Wobbley on 2/28/2019, 11:19 pm

Yup.  Welcome...
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Post by Garsutt on 3/10/2019, 12:48 pm

Hello,

I'm located in Eastern Washington. 
Started Bullseye about 6 months ago & still suck. Can't believe how difficult it is. As someone said very much like golf. 

We have 2 indoor ranges in the area that have Bullseye leagues so some times I can shoot twice a week.

I'm using a Ruger mark 2 Government Target that I bought new back in the 80's. Still shooting iron sights as well.

I'll probably do a lot more lurking than posting for the foreseeable future.

Gary

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Post by PacFltShooter on 3/16/2019, 6:37 pm

Glad to be aboard.  I am a retired US Navy CPO.  When I was stationed in San Diego, I shot in the PacFlt and All Navy matches.  When I retired in 1997, I moved back to Illinois, (yea yea I know) and found it difficult to find a palce to shoot bullseye. Most folks around here were into the tactical move and shoot sstuff.  So I tried it but never really felt it.  Now,  20 some odd years on, I am going back to my roots in a recreational way until I can find a support group for my affliction.  When I was in the Navy i got to usse their match grade B .45s and such.  I never needed my own gear.  Now I have aquired a very nice Browning Buckmark Hunter and an SA RO .45.  Still in need of a box and scope.
Thanks,
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Post by cam_1100 on 3/19/2019, 2:39 am

Hello!  I was directed to this site (and the Bullseye Encyclopedia) by some of the folks from my indoor Bullseye league.  I've been shooting .22 there the past two winters (~28 weeks each year...winters are long up here in MN).  Anyway, I've come to realize there is a much bigger world of Bullseye shooting than just our 50ft indoor range so I've been trying to learn all I can about the different ways to participate in this sport.  Now that I've got the itch, I'm trying to find some matches within an hour or so of SE Minnesota and find a decent .45 for getting started on centerfire. 

This site has an amazing amount of knowledge on the subject, so if anyone needs me I'll be somewhere deep in the archives!
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Post by Aprilian on 3/19/2019, 8:31 am

Welcome from Apple Valley!   Oakdale Gun Club runs summer matches and  a clinic on 4/28.   Info on their outdoor program https://oakdalegunclub.org/ogc/nra-bullseye/
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Post by cam_1100 on 3/19/2019, 9:11 am

Aprilian wrote:Welcome from Apple Valley!   Oakdale Gun Club runs summer matches and  a clinic on 4/28.
Thanks!  OGC is one of the places on my short list to check out.  Looks like a really nice range.  I'll keep an eye on the website for info on that clinic and upcoming matches.

*Edit* : I found the link to MRRA with the competition calendar and a link to info on the clinic.  Sounds like a good intro to the longer ranges and bigger matches.
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Post by dronning on 3/19/2019, 10:23 am

cam_1100 wrote:Hello!  I was directed to this site (and the Bullseye Encyclopedia) by some of the folks from my indoor Bullseye league.  I've been shooting .22 there the past two winters (~28 weeks each year...winters are long up here in MN).  Anyway, I've come to realize there is a much bigger world of Bullseye shooting than just our 50ft indoor range so I've been trying to learn all I can about the different ways to participate in this sport.  Now that I've got the itch, I'm trying to find some matches within an hour or so of SE Minnesota and find a decent .45 for getting started on centerfire. 

This site has an amazing amount of knowledge on the subject, so if anyone needs me I'll be somewhere deep in the archives!
Welcome from Lakeville, MN.  
Shooting on 50ft targets is a challenge and while 50yds might seem intimidating you will make the transition well.  Definitely go to a match at Oakdale you won't be disappointed.  There is a Bullseye clinic at the Oakdale gun club on April 28th - see link below.  I'ts more geared to beginners but it's a good clinic even if you have been shooting a little while.  You will get some range time and you can stay after to practice, plus it's a good place to meet other Bullseye shooters.  There might be some gear there for sale too.

Occasionally we head over to Beloit WI for matches and sometimes we have room in the car for 1 more.

Feel free to PM me if I can help.  
- Dave

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Post by cam_1100 on 3/19/2019, 8:32 pm

dronning wrote:There is a Bullseye clinic at the Oakdale gun club on April 28th - see link below.  I'ts more geared to beginners but it's a good clinic even if you have been shooting a little while.

Occasionally we head over to Beloit WI for matches and sometimes we have room in the car for 1 more.
 
Thanks!  I'm pretty certain I'll be attending the clinic.  It should be useful even it's just a chance for some range time.  I'm trying to find places within an 90 minutes of home so the OGC appears to be just the kind of place I'm looking for.  Beloit is maybe a little farther than I want to go right now but the further I go down the bullseye rabbit hole, the farther I may be willing to travel!

And from your avatar it looks like you share another hobby of mine, as well!
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Post by Addison203 on 3/24/2019, 6:48 pm

Hello everyone, I never did grow up with a pistol in my hands. Hell, the Phillippines was stricter than California when it came to getting a license to even own a firearm. You pretty much had to know the right palms to grease. First time I handle a firearm was in U.S. Air Force Basic Training.

Fast forward to today, I aim to push for an Excellence-In-Competition badge within 5 years and join the Air Force National Pistol team. Bought myself a 1911 Range Officer .45 and a Nelson .22 conversion and participated in my 2/3 of a 2700 match yesterday at the Pensacola rifle and pistol range.
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Post by David R on 4/11/2019, 12:00 pm

Thank you folks for all the information. 

I have been here off and on, then I registered a while ago.   I have read almost all of the reloading section from back to front.   I picked up a few things.   First, a less accurate 1911 will need a little more powder to be accurate.  I sort of proved this to my self, then read it here.   I have not been crimping enough for the last 30 years.  

I read about squeezing the trigger as the sight comes down on the bull and timing it so it goes off at ground zero.   Its a tough one to change, I am working on that, but sometimes I just shoot like I have, hold over the center (I use a dot) and s q u e e z e with care.  

I also read about look at the bull, not the dot.   It makes total sense and I am doing it some of the time.  This helped me a lot in sporter rifle.  I am using a 15x scope at 50 feet.  Look at the target and when the + is on its way to overit, squeeze the trigger.     It saves a lot of tension on my  part.  After all I am just looking at the bull instead of watching the  + bounce all over the place.  

I read enough to know that YES you do shoot HBWC out to 50 yards.  Even at the light loading.  700 fps is enough.

So I am here to say thank you.

Some good news, my wife agreed to shoot outdoor matches this summer.  She shoots both centerfire and rimfire next to me.  She uses 2 hands so some places her score does not count, but she loves the sport.  

First match is this monday night @ 5:00.   

Another thing I saw in the reloading section that was cool.   A note from one person that CCI SV was available for $500 a case shipped.    I went through the dry spell too.   I will not have that problem again.  Last fall I bought a case for $249 delivered to my door.   I am ordering another for a spare.  I have many pounds of powder and am stocking up on bullets.

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Post by Mel427 on 4/28/2019, 1:14 am

Hello everyone,

I've been in and out of the sport for quite a few years going back to when the CMP was known as the DCM. I've dabbled in highpower and bullseye but work and family have kept me away for a while, I've been bit by the bug again participating in rimfire sporter and am working my way up to EIC rimfire and maybe service pistol. I hope I will be an asset to the group and look forward to interacting with you.
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