Ready on the firing line

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    shooter45 us
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    OK , dont be bashful. What kind of matches does everyone shoot ?

    Tac401
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    I like Tactical and shooting timed & rapid at plates, I
    also enjoy shootin Bowling Pins.

    Tac

    shooter45 us
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    Same here. Also long Range, NRA High Power. And most recently .22 Rifle matches.

    TYRVR
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    I.D.P.A. I.P.S.C. Black Powder Catridge Sillouhette,and MUZZLE LOADING! Love to Shoot that old "Rock Lock Stink Stick"! I will travel two hundred miles to shoot A muzzle loading turkey shoot or any other semi primitive match,

    Tac401
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    Turkey shoots are one of my all time favorite shoots,
    I could do Turkey shoots every day and not get bored.

    Tac
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    shooter45 us
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    Black powder shooting brings back fond memories. Back in the late 70's and early 80's , I was an AMM member and never missed going to the NMLRA matches in Friendship, Ind. Shot the Levi Garrett territorial matches in Ga., Fl., Tn. and Al. Sure had a lot of fun. Had Watts, House, and Wilson built custom rifles. My last one was a 1770 Jacob Dickert style flintlock. Won a Levi Garrett match in Al. 1st. time out with it.

    TYRVR
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    By Gum! Shooter! I like You better all the Time! do You still shoot? and if so what matches, cause if You know some of them House Boys, You must be somewhere close to Me, I shoot W.Va. Va. N.C. and Md. American Mountain Men, I thought most of them boys was on the other side of the Misty-Pisty, but ain't kept current on the Western Stuff, I do mostly F&I or Rev.War. matches and Rendezvous, good to see another Rock Scratcher here, always tell folks,: "If God had meant for man to shoot A caplock - He would have scattered them all over the ground like He did Flints!"

    TallTLynn
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    Quit picking on caplocks Tye - not all of us are crazy or maybe brave enough to use a flintlock.

    shooter45 us
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    Tye,( got it right that time), I don't shoot the smokepoles anymore. Back in '82 I sold all 37 of my ML's , Most of them custom, and bought a bass boat. Fished about everyday for 10 years. It finally got to be a job. So, I took up shooting again. I once had a Siler rock lock that would burn a wet dog. Had a Tn. Mountain Rifle built around it with a Sharon barrel. Shot a National Match at Friendship with it. On the 100 yd. range I'd shoot, my spotter would grumble. After each shot, he'd grumble.After the 4th shot, I asked how I was doing. He would't answer, just said "shoot". I couldn't stand it anymore so I looked. 40-4x. Got rattled. Took the 5th shot, missed the whole target. Went back to my lodge and only shot primitive matches afterward.

    TYRVR
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    Shooter, I'm sorry to hear that, always Sad to see A good Man go down, ....Was it Alcohol,Drugs,... or Wimmen?

    Bob In St Louis
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    Only matches I shoot anymore are kitchen stick matches. Used to shoot rifle benchrest in the 1980s, got a little too expensive to keep up.
    Support the Dead Party, vote Harry S. Truman for Missouri Senate in 2002!

    shooter45 us
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    Tye, Wimmin, of course. She was a keeper, still got her. Sold my RK lodge to a friend. Sold all my gear to a few more folks. The only thing I wish I had really kept was a pipe bag made by Pat Tearney. Remember him? The bead pattern on it was done with OLD white heart beads. Looked good.

    Bob In St Louis
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    Ever get over to Rendevous in southern Illinois, such as Fort Massac or Fort de Chartres? I know some of the folks that do those gigs. I also have some real Indian trade beads - strands of white hearts, some chevrons, Spanish blues, several others. My intersts there are more from my Archaeological point of view than my gun point of view. I do like the re-enactments, and visit some of the local rendevous.
    Support the Dead Party, vote Harry S. Truman for Missouri Senate in 2002!

    shooter45 us
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    Bob, kitchen matches ? From how many yards ? Do you have to keep a fire extingusher handy, or just shoot them on windy days ? Just kidding. Your turn. Shooter

    TYRVR
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    YEAH! I remember Ol' Pat, last I heard His Wife was still selling some stuff at the Midwest Shoots, but been A long time, I don't shoot as much anymore, too busy telling people how good I used to be, "Old" does that to A Man, used to go to A shoot, and stand on the line from daylight until dark! now, some times I come home from A shoot and don't even have to clean My rifle, cause it never left the case,

    Xracer
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    Combat Course and Bowling Pins.........and, of course, the ever wily and dangerous Campbell's Tomato Soup Can.

    Alphamale
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    Steel plates/bowling pins every Thurs. night at the local range.
    Starting IDPA next month.
    If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?

    Zigzag2
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    I enjoyed shooting Bullseye center/rim fire matches. I was doing darn good at it too. Even done my own reloading for my Gold Cup 45, and my S&W mdl.52. Till I broke my foot off. That has had me off the firing line. After all the surgeries and drugs, I shook like a dog chittin' razor blades. "A bad day shootin', is better that... Hmmmmmmmm. I'll get back to ya's on that 1..OK?....ok... Later


    Zigzag2
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    Has anyone else shot Bullseye?

    Edited by: Zigzag2 at: 3/12/01 10:08:16 am

    shooter45 us
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    Zigzag, I've shot bullseye , pin matches, IDPA, IPSC Limited Class and this spring will start IPSC open class. Our gun club likes to have some out of the ordinary matches as well. I try to shoot 50 -100 rounds a day to stay sharp. Some of these young guys are tough competitiors. So I practice.

    TYRVR
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    Remember old Friend, Age and Cunning will defeat Youth and Exuberance everytime! don't try to out run or out Gun these Whelps! out think them, I like nothing better than walking by some Hot Shot, Speed Burning Kid and saying something to mess with His concentration, You know, tell Him the adjustment screw may have fallen from His holster and is laying on the ground over near the R.O.

    Tac401
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    Nothin like a real head f**k LOL!!!!!!

    Tac
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    shooter45 us
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    Tye, great minds think alike. I do the same thing. Only one guy has caught on and won't even let me get near him during a match. Ever tell a funny joke just before you shoot? Tac, thats a head f***. Shooter

    TYRVR
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    In the "Old" days, We referred to the condition of mental preparation as getting in Your "Hole", You got down in it and just looked over the edge! so focused on the course of Fire, that nothing else mattered! IF You could get an opponent to come up out of His Shooting Hole for just A second or two, He was HAD! half the Fun of Match Shooting, is turning screws in Your opponents head,

    remingtongeo
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    I still shoot some 22 rifle matches. I try to stick to prone matches, I wobble and hurt to much to shoot to much stand and sit.

    I have been shooting Long Range and The National Match course since 90-91. Loads of fun.

    Every three or four years I pick up the S&W 41 and try to shoot some bulleye. I'll never make D.E. with a handgun.

    LATippie
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    Mostly CMP/NRA Highpower, I have shot some bullseye 3gun, I'm just getting into IPSC/IRC(I love a good wheel-gun)
    I still play with the skeet/trap when the opportunity presents itself. Of course I get in trouble for shooting my fool mouth off...
    Lew

    monstertigger
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    If guns are outlawed we can still use guns if we are outlaws, cause everyone knows only the police and the outlaws are allowed to have guns. The rest of us have to use a pocket knife with a blade less than 4" unless they take that away too. In which case well just hit them with our wallet... unless we cant carry leather anymore, then you can hit them with your head...oh wait a minute if they take away our guns it will show we dont have any brains therefor we dont have a head... we better quit while we're a-head and not let them have our guns. How would we target shoot? Throwing live ammo at targets without first being fired from a gun is very dangerous. You throw one at a target it hits a rock, goes off, kills someone. And its trouble. at least if you use the gun you know where the bullet is going...

    jbbooks
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    Shot Bullseye in the 70's on Guam. Loved it, but couldn't afford the guns to continue after I got out of the USN. Bout 13 years ago took up cowboy action shooting. Great fun, may not be as nerve- wracking as IPSC and the other shooting sports, but I have less money in all my guns than one race gun. If you get a chance give it a try.

    Zigzag2
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    Welcome JBBrooks, finance's seem to play into about anything we choose to do. Don't ya' just hate that?
    I'd like to check out a cowboy shoot... it sounds like fun

    Magnus Ursus
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    IDPA, Tactical Shotgun, Battle/Tactical rifle.
    Would like to get into 3 gun matches, but local clubs only offer them a couple times a year.
    If you don't know where your are going, any road will take you there.

    pickenup
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    Combat pistol, Defensive pistol. And like Magnus our club offers a 3 gun a couple of times a year. Would like to try a cowboy shoot sometime.
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