Fixed.Sorry to slather this post with a bunch of pics of the same thing. I'm still learning how to use the forum and need to be careful clicking on stuff just to see what happens.
Every public range I’ve ever been to is that way. No rapid fire, no drawing from a holster, no double taps...no fun of any kind. They put so many restrictions on what you can do that it removes all appeal and usefulness for me, so I don’t go to them. Of course, I also don’t have access to any land where I can shoot so my shooting is pretty infrequent.My problem is I don't really have a good place to shoot. Our local range is okay, but it is VERY restricted in how you can shoot and at what distances. For rifles, it is pretty much bench shooting at 100 yds only. For pistols, it is 10-20 ft only. So I tend not to go as often as I probably should.
Give Blackwood Gun Club a try. You can shoot up to 200 yds and you don't feel like a german in the Nazis with Hitler screaming at you. This is on 2854 west of Pie in the Sky. My home range.Fixed.
I have to admit, it has never really occurred to me to take pictures of targets when I have gone to the range. I just shoot, see where I am hitting, try to do better if needed, and leave, usually tossing the targets in the trash on the way out. I've not done any real long distance rifle shooting, just 100-200 yds with an AR15. Those shots were usually all within a 2" dia circle once the rifle is sighted. The overall circle might change position a bit from one time to another, but once I start, they usually all go in the same spot.
With pistols, it really makes a difference for me which gun I am shooting. I do best with my PX4 Storm full size 9mm. With my sig .380, I always pull slightly high and right, so I aim slightly low and left. But I am usually pretty consistent with both.
My problem is I don't really have a good place to shoot. Our local range is okay, but it is VERY restricted in how you can shoot and at what distances. For rifles, it is pretty much bench shooting at 100 yds only. For pistols, it is 10-20 ft only. So I tend not to go as often as I probably should.
I've never done any kind of competition shooting.
The easy way is to highlight the text you want to reply to. When you do that, a "Quote/Reply" button pops up on the end of the text you highlighted. Hit "reply" and it will copy that text down to the editing box at the end of the thread.Also, please tell me how I can quote only part of another post rather than re-posting with "quote button" and setting the part in bold.
Thank you. That was 10+ years ago when I was still living in Texas. It was very much all gun, and then luck on my part. I sincerely doubt that I could replicate it today without a LOT of practice. I love Savages for their out of the box accuracy.Very nice.
I had a bone stock(except optics) Savage 10 FP that could do that. I sometimes failed to do my part, but she was ready when I was.
I am a fan.
That's some nice shooting there Jesse, well done.This was my recent low light 50 round qualification. Each drill has time restrictions, ranging from 25 to 5 yards. From holster, strong hand only, support hand only, reloads, etc.
I always find myself shooting better on a timer or on the move. My pistol groups tend to be tight up until 25 yards, then I struggle to keep 10 rounds in 10 seconds in a B8.
Thank you.That's some nice shooting there Jesse, well done.
I used to be pretty consistent when I spent several hours per month on practice but I don't think I could come close to that these days.
What sort of time/rounds do you spend on practice to maintain that accuracy?
For pistols, do you dry fire an empty gun or use those dummy practice rounds? I've been told that for some guns, dry firing them empty isn't good for them. I can't recall why though.Dry fire practice is invaluable to accuracy and repeatability on the trigger. I cant count how many thousands of dry clicks I’ve done over the years.
A well maintained modern centerfire does not need snap caps. Older centerfires and rimfires always should be used with snap caps. It’s due to potential degradation of the metal in older arms and in rimfires it’s due to the firing pin hitting the edge of the barrel (hard steel) instead of brass. However I have spent many many hours dry firing an anschutz 1813 without any problems, but they were made for that sort of thing.For pistols, do you dry fire an empty gun or use those dummy practice rounds? I've been told that for some guns, dry firing them empty isn't good for them. I can't recall why though.