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Reply #15 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 12:51am
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Bev Pinney could beat most of those BR scores, without a trigger finger.   Sad


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Reply #16 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 9:08am
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bnice wrote on Aug 6th, 2017 at 10:37pm:
to each his own. Both have there difficulties and require ability. Both need equipment equal to the game to score well. I have always preferred offhand but that does not mean I don't enjoy the bench. I would hate to see this game go to just bench shooting. Schuetzen was mainly offhand and I hope that we see that last well beyond our time.

I prefer offhand too.  At least there is justification for missing the center  Grin

I hope the sport continues too.  20 years ago I could see there would be a significant down trend by the time I retired.  Instead of a full line, today we don'tget enough participation to reserve the range for the match.  General membership is allowed to interfere with the match conditions.   Undecided
  

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Reply #17 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 11:49am
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westerner wrote on Aug 7th, 2017 at 12:51am:
Bev Pinney could beat most of those BR scores, without a trigger finger.   Sad


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Speaking of Bev, I will be shooting with him this weekend at the CBA Regional Match in Springfield. It will be the first time since the 90's. And the first time I've shot at McGowen, since then, too. I'm very much looking forward to it. Lots of good memorys at that range. The only thing that would make it better, is if Joe and Bob would be there. Most everyone else is dead now Sad

For all the Pope fans, I've always though Pope had the right idea, when he said (paraphased) "stand on your feet, and shoot like a man".

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Reply #18 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 1:02pm
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I've always believed that a "good shot" is someone that can shoot offhand.  I can and do teach people to shoot off a bench, and they are shooting impressive groups in just a few minutes.  Not so offhand, rifle or pistol.  It takes months and many range trips. 

There is a practicality to off hand.  When you are hunting and that elk pops over the ridge, looking at you, you have about 5 seconds to lift your rifle and shoot.  Too many "hunters" today are actually long range snipers, using a bipod or prone rest, and lofting a Lapula round 700 yards to a distant animal in the next county.  That's not "a good shot."  That's "a good rifle/round/laser rangefinder.

So too the military.  When a Japanese or German in a pillbox opens up with a machine gun at your squad, a "good shot" can lift his rifle and hit the enemy in a couple seconds.  Or on patrol in the woods, desert, urban environments. 

When I go to our very crowded range, I'm the only one shooting offhand, out of about 30 benches.  Everyone else is bedded down on a bench, shooting scoped black rifles, at about 25 yards.  It's crazy.  If they had to hunt or be in a war, wind doping skills are not as important as a steady hold and fast reflexes.
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Reply #19 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 1:24pm
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When my youngest daughter was about twelve, she asked me if she could shoot in the .22 BR match at Tacoma. Set her up on a bench, gave her some instructions. She shot a 247 winning the match and beating Bob Vail by one center.  Yeah, that BR is real tough, lol.

Did nearly the same thing with my daughter in law a couple years ago at Tacoma. She shot a perfect score. Was her first match. Tough, really tough out there!

Well, okay, sometimes it's really tough when the wind conditions are against you. So I agree with bnice, "to each his own".


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Reply #20 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 1:37pm
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AZshot wrote on Aug 7th, 2017 at 1:02pm:
Too many "hunters" today are actually long range snipers, using a bipod or prone rest, and lofting a Lapula round 700 yards to a distant animal in the next county.  That's not "a good shot."  That's "a good rifle/round/laser rangefinder.


True, but better a well-placed shot however it's done, than another gut-shot victim.  Have heard that many guides encourage the use of bipods to spare themselves the drudgery of tracking wounded game.


  
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Reply #21 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 1:56pm
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Oh yeah, if the is time, I use a rest of some sort.  But with my type of hunting, there is usually not much time.  My last elk appeared over a hill about 80 yards away, broadside between some aspen.  But looking at me.  I had a few seconds to make the shot.  Single shot rifle too.
  
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Reply #22 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 2:19pm
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I shot this last match standing up and most of the one prior. 

When I hunt, I do mostly from a rest - prairie dogs or in my back yard (with air rifle) ground hogs.

But the serious threat to me are skunks.  First shot kill is mandatory (hence my love for single shots).  Much safer to trap them.
  

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Reply #23 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 4:22pm
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Cat_Whisperer wrote on Aug 7th, 2017 at 2:19pm:
Much safer to trap them.


Or leave them alone.
  
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Reply #24 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 4:32pm
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Redsetter wrote on Aug 7th, 2017 at 4:22pm:
Cat_Whisperer wrote on Aug 7th, 2017 at 2:19pm:
Much safer to trap them.


Or leave them alone.


I'd like to.  BUT with RABIES one deals with the issue rather than take the risk.
  

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Reply #25 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 5:39pm
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  So where is the best place to shoot a skunk to minimize odor?
  

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Reply #26 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 5:44pm
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On the other side of the river....?


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Reply #27 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 5:51pm
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To clarify; I'm asking about bullet placement.
  

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Reply #28 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 7:07pm
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I still think it's the other side of the river, no matter where the bullet hits.
  
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Reply #29 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 7:24pm
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Jeff_Schultz wrote on Aug 7th, 2017 at 5:51pm:
To clarify; I'm asking about bullet placement.


Head shot.  (Hmmmmm.  Would make a good KING target.)

A friend uses a 20ga - works perfectly.
  

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