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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:23 pm Post subject: A win at last!

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Well, this Saturday's rim fire match was won by your's truely! After comming in last or next to last, the past few matches, I decided it was time to make some changes. A new gun ..... no, the key was to use some "match grade" ammo. Being as cheap as I am ( when it comes to rim fire ammo ), I finally sprang for some "WOLF brand Match Extra" 22 long rifle ammo. And what a difference it makes! This ammo cost about twice what cheap 22's cost ( $4.99 for a box of 50, compared to $4.00 for a box of 100 ). Now on Monday, I'll have to go back to TEXAS GUN and buy a brick ( 10 boxes ) of this wonder ammo in order to insure I have enough for the matches comming up during the rest of the year. We shoot every first Sat. of the month.
This is a "fun" shoot, all you win are the bragging rights until the next match, plus the fee ($5) is waived for the winner of the last match. So next month, I'll shoot for free! I like the sound of that!
We shoot at the official "Hunter Class Bench Rest Target", this target has 6 bull's eyes on an 11X17 paper. The 100 yd target is shot at 50 yds and the 200 yd target is shot at 100yds. This target is used for bench rest matches using high powered varmit type rifles, and it is a real challenge with the rim fire 22's at the distance we shoot. It becomes a real challenge when the wind kicks up! The lower right target is a "sighter" target you can shoot as many times as you want, the other 5 targets are for score, 5 shots in each bull's eye, giving you a possible score of 250 at each distance, 500 possible for the match. At 100 yds, the 10 ring is a one inch circle, at 50 yds the 10 ring is 1/2 inch. I'll try to scan in my targets and post them here. The winning score .... 490 out of a possible 500, by the Reloaderman! I beat second place by only 1 !
 

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Way to go!!!!! It's hard to beat that wolf ammo for the price. I use a lot of wolf match target and have tried match extra. I really couldn't tell any difference, but I don't shoot competitively.
 

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Be sure to post which rifle and scope you used, as well. Sounds like some very fine shooting to me!

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Doc Sharptail
 

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He's the targets from that shoot!
at 50 yds

at 100 yds:


The gun I'm using is a Savage/Anschutz with a 6-24X Tasco. I found the gun (without the scope ) in a pawn shop, cost me $150.00! :D
 
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