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The Art of Offhand
Nov 28th, 2019 at 1:00pm
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For those of you who have never watched it before.

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Reply #1 - Nov 28th, 2019 at 3:18pm
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I watched it and it is well done.....plus I am fond of Ballards!
  
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Reply #2 - Nov 28th, 2019 at 3:30pm
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17,458 views from 2017 to date from what I could tell. And it introduced quite a few folks to a mostly unknown sport.
  
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Reply #3 - Nov 28th, 2019 at 3:46pm
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Great video, itís a shame not a dozen offhand Schuetzen  shooters east of the Mississippi.

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Reply #4 - Nov 28th, 2019 at 4:08pm
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Boats, sure glad I live west of Mississippi! Our club is still mainly offhand but I know what your saying and wish it was not the case in most parts. But that said it sure would be nice to see more people try out the DSA postal this year. We have quit a few participate but be nice to see more new people. Here is the info.

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Itís free and plenty of fun. All honor system and a good reason to go shoot.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
  
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Re: The Art of Offhand
Reply #5 - Nov 28th, 2019 at 8:20pm
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itís a shame not a dozen offhand Schuetzen† shooters east of the Mississippi.

At my New Jersey gun club general membership with approximately 280 present - I asked how many own a single shot rifle with a falling block† ...ONE HAND was raised.† Indicated trying to start matches was a lost cause

And when Bill Roth was still alive, Schuetzen Meister of the New Jersey Curlew Bay Club, every Sunday only about 8 of us from January to April ...† held offhand 50 ft matches from the heated shooting room and when the weather broke we held outdoor 100 & 200yd offhand matches.† The club dissolved when Bill past away
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Reply #6 - Nov 28th, 2019 at 10:10pm
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When I had CPA build my Pope style offhand rifle in 1996 there were 3 clubs driving distance shooting full Length Schuetzen with lots of competition & very good shooters. Two more running 50 foot indoor wintertime. One left with reasonable turn out.

Still lot of offhand Shot mid Atlantic itís just not under Schuetzen rules† my club 27 competitors CF match last month† capacity is 32 on the line .  RF match similar turnout, between Center and Rimfire 24 matches per year..

CPA has the Pope stocked Rifle now converting it to a sporter style to suit local offhand match rules. Will give me two CPA rifles for the matches, better than one shooting & one sitting unused.

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Reply #7 - Dec 2nd, 2019 at 4:01pm
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boats wrote on Nov 28th, 2019 at 3:46pm:
Great video, itís a shame not a dozen offhand Schuetzen† shooters east of the Mississippi.

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Agree.† I shoot mostly off-hand.† Not too many others in the competitions I attend. 

I'm  having CPA restock my 25-20 into the off-hand configuration and fit the 219 Zipper barrel to it too.  Come on PRAIRIE DOGS!


  

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Re: The Art of Offhand
Reply #8 - Dec 3rd, 2019 at 6:16pm
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And when Bill Roth was still alive, Schuetzen Meister of the New Jersey Curlew Bay Club, every Sunday only about 8 of us from January to April ...  held offhand 50 ft matches from the heated shooting room and when the weather broke we held outdoor 100 & 200yd offhand matches.  The club dissolved when Bill past away

Jon Boy,  We still shoot the gallery matches every Sunday morning December thru March.  25 yards offhand.  We had 9 shooters last time.  I am the only one left that you would know and the only one shooting a single shot (my 32-40 Maynard). Most try to use a lever action, in my opinion not a true target rifle.  Ron
  
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Re: The Art of Offhand
Reply #9 - Dec 4th, 2019 at 6:42am
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Boats,

Where are you located in the Old Dominion?  Are there any shooters or matches in the western part of the state?

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Reply #10 - Dec 4th, 2019 at 9:19am
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Driving distance from Western Va get in touch with Green Frog on this forum  Chinquapin Schuetzen matches in Gretna Va.  North in Thurmond Maryland Chris Christensen Columbia Schuetzen. A few offhand shooters either location, both nice matches for bench shooters.

Further south Asheville NC club although not sure of future matches in Asheville. Pennsylvania Philadelphia Suburbs Conestoga club runs Offhand gallery Winter months .

My club Cavalier Rifle & Pistol in Montpellier Va has two Single Shot offhand matches every month. one Rimfire at 100 one CF at 200. Not under Schuetzen rules. Our matches are 40 shots shoulder to shoulder in relays on swinging Ram targets hit or miss scoring.  25 plus shooters per match. Fairfax R&G runs the same format, they skip Rimfire a couple of winter Months

Send me a PM & will give you my phone number for details.

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Re: The Art of Offhand
Reply #11 - Dec 4th, 2019 at 2:05pm
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I'm sure you're tired of this, but here it is again;

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Reply #12 - Dec 4th, 2019 at 5:44pm
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Never tired of it, best concise description of how to shoot offhand.

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Re: The Art of Offhand
Reply #13 - Dec 5th, 2019 at 4:30am
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boats wrote on Dec 4th, 2019 at 5:44pm:
Never tired of it, best concise description of how to shoot offhand.

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I tried to follow Harry's and the Russian coach book advice.† I think it helped my offhand progress a step beyond mediocre† Roll Eyes† One day I asked NRA smallbore and high power silhouette champion Dennis Martinen (sic?) what it took to shoot like he did.† He told me 6 days a week to maintain and 7 to improve.† I knew that wasn't gong to happen† Cheesy† Lonnie B told me Jim Faren wore out a Miller dry firing every day all day!† Shocked
  

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Reply #14 - Dec 5th, 2019 at 7:02am
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There are so many things to learn, shooting any gun, itís easy to get lost in the basics & not get to whatís important.

Itís like driving your car nobody thinks about how to adjust the mirrors or which way to switch on the turn signal . All that has been reduced to muscle memory. Good driver keeps eyes on the road and reacts to what they see.

Good shooter never thinks about loads or which way to turn the sight knob. Weather and wind strategy is decided before you pick up the rifle. Position is in muscle memory,† only noticed if itís off.

All thatís really important is training your brain to send the pull the trigger signal when your eye tells you itís right.

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