Tuukka

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    Tuukka Jokinen
  1. Yes, there is perhaps more visible wobble, but proper training makes it a non issue. And arriving to a shooting position, if the dot takes a bit longer to settle ( some tenths of a second or even 1-2 seconds ) usually your hits from the string from that location will be better. At 40-50 meters, I already use 4-5X, of course if the majority of targets are closer in it may be 1,5 - 3x and then taking the fewer longer shots with that. Once I get the stage videos from the World Shoot, I may link some here that are relevant to this. Off hand mini and regular poppers at 60-90 meters and regular poppers at 110 meters.
  2. My previous IPSC competition optic was the Kahles K16i with G 4B reticle. I used it for several seasons in national and international level matches. Absolutely nothing bad to say about it, only wish would have been a locking elevation turret. I switched to the Swarovski Z8i with the BRT-I reticle during this winter. Having now used the Z8i 1-8x for some time, I can honestly say it has made a difference compared to a 1-6x scope. Off hand shooting at 17 c, / 6.6" plates at 100 meters is very doable with the scope ( the new comp I am using and the aluminium bolt carrier of course being a part of this combo ) Best strings range c. 3.3 - 3.8 seconds from the beep for 3 shots/hits. If I mess up, then the times are in the 5-8 second range with 4-7 shots usually. So I would say the biggest diffence is the improved ability for off hand shooting at longer distances and not compromising anything in other shooting types ( low magnification, closer targets, shooting on the move etc ) The scope was really put to the test the first IPSC Rifle World Shoot in Russia earlier this month, placed 7th overall. Excellent scope overall, as one should expect from Swarovski.
  3. Of course depending on the stage type and overall target distances. But c. 40-50 meters 3-4x and out from that 6x ( Kahles K16i 1-6x scope ) I do have a Aimpoint T1 mounted also for target situations that I do not want to be changing the magnification on the main scope.
  4. Got the Speed model during June, have not been able to put a lot of rounds through it yet. Been a G17 user in Production for many years. Once I have been able to shoot it more extensively, will post some more thorough comments. Initial thoughts + Low line of sight / pistol points well + Felt recoil is mild, better / different than on my G17 + Trigger is good for a factory new pistol, quite smooth. Reset is longer than on a G17 for example, whether that is an issue at all remains to be seen. - The grip is a bit small, for someone used to the G17 like myself - The factory fiber front sight is quite large I am a lefty and used to dropping the mag with my trigger finger on my G17, on the Speed if I set it for left side release, my hand contacts it during recoil and the mag will drop quite often. If set up for right side release, the grip needs to be shifted quite a lot to release. So I ground down the spare mag release that came with the gun, so now it does not drop the mag accidentally ( Not Production class legal anymore, but next matches will be next summer so I will see what can be done in the meanwhile )
  5. Really glad to see shooters from the U.S. taking the effort again coming over here. Welcome!
  6. For the magnification? None at the moment, have not really felt a need for one as I have the T1 there.
  7. More experiences with the scope. Was leading the Nordic Rifle Match last summer, up til the second to last staqe, where I unfortunately had a DQ. The scope proved to be excellent overall in use over there again. This season we have had two national level rifle matches here in Finland. Placed 3rd in both matches. In the previous match had a bad malfunction on a long stage, costing serious points + a couple of own brain farts. So cost me the fight for 1st/2nd place. On this Sunday in Helsinki, I shot a clean match with no penalties and the match had pretty much all the current top Finnish rifle shooters, apart from Raine. Stages were primarly off hand to 20-50 meters and 150-300 meter stages, not that much up close and fast, as it was in the previous match. Very tight match with the top 3 being with 8 match points / 1,5% Still, no complaints about the scope, technical or otherwise.
  8. Just shot the Danish Open rifle match in Copenhagen, made a couple of mistakes and that cost me the medal this time and dropped to 5th. The match overall had 13 stages from 5 meters out to 300 meters, with the 300 m stage having targets between those distances. I did utilize the T1 on certain stages and shooting positions where the scope had to be on higher magnification to immediately engage further targets. I am very confident in this scope overall.
  9. I saw the Kahles K16i 1-6x24 scope for the first time at the GPEC law enforcement expo in Leipzig last fall. Handled it again at the SHOT Show and talked to the Kahles staff. Through co-operation with the Finnish importer, I now have one in my hands. http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/Kahles_K16i.jpg To give you a little bit of background where my comments are coming from, I have been on the Finnish Open class national Practical rifle team since 2009, alternate member for this season. Have used various other small power variable scopes in my work also, as we manufacture sound suppressors I shoot quite few thousand rounds in testing every year. This first range trip was just zeroing and just feeling out the scope on the range for the first time. Shooting drills and speed more oriented to my practise regimen will follow later this week. This particular scope has the G4B reticle, which in my opinion is the best of the available options for Practical / 3-gun shooting http://images1.opticsplanet.com/365-240-ffffff/opplanet-kahles-g4b-reticle-general-usage.jpg The reticle and the dot are in the second focal plane. The dot size is very small ( 2cm at 100 meters / 6x zoom ) Therefore the dot does not cover for example a 20 cm / 8 inch plate at 300 meters. The optical quality, clarity and brightness are excellent, however I am no optician The extension lever on the magnification is ok, but I might modify it to be longer. The adjustments are 1/2 MOA at 100 meters and are under caps. http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/Kahles_K16i_s_d_t.jpg As mentioned, I did not really focus on shooting speed this time, but this was produced at 100 meters ( prone / bipod ) by pulling the trigger as soon as the dot settled in from recoil: http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/Kahles_K16i_nopeaa_ammuntaa_100m.jpg At 300 meters I was checking the dope as I had not shot this particular load at that distance, but this is what the first 5 shot group looked like: http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/Kahles_K16i_eka_300_m_kasa.jpg Overall the scope left me with a really good first impression, the only thing I can quickly think is that I would like to see a locking BDC turret. As I have been competing with a S&B Short Dot LE for the past few seasons, really easy to adjust the turret and to check the zero with one glance. However this is a very small gripe for me. I believe this scope will give the Z6i 1-6x a run for its money.
  10. The new Kahles K16i 1-6x24, made a separate post about it
  11. I have sent the links and known match details to Daniel Horner.
  12. We rarely have 1 shot paper targets here, but I would shoot 1 if I call the shot well and send a second one if I was unsure, no point in shooting more than you need to.
  13. I am left handed, right eye dominant. I shoot both short and long weapons left handed as I felt I do not want to learn it all over again from the weak side. Shooting SMGs/rifles ( and pistols ) both eyes open has not been an issue, atleast I have not seen it as something that would hinder my performance with long guns, either with iron sights or red dot / variable power scopes. I use a 1-4x Short Dot LE on my IPSC / 3-gun rifle. I shoot both pistol and rifle IPSC at a national level and I am currently on the Finnish Open rifle team. Like said above, have not noticed any limitation to my performance from cross eye dominance. With the mention of shooting on the move, here is a clip from the rifle match portion of the Finnish 3-gun championship; http://www.vimeo.com/22519804 I did not utilize the small Burris red dot sight, as it is not in an optimum place due to the mounting, cant mount it lower due to the large illumination turret on the S&B. Im probably gonna sell the Burris as I have not seen an advantage with it.
  14. If that was your first three gun match, good going! You did not shoot too many extra shots, getting the hits is the first part, anybody can blaze away fast, but you need the hits. You had pretty good splits especially on the last shotgun string. Just a few small parts that caught my eye; - When shooting kneeling supported from a barricade or similar surface, I prefer to keep my rear knee up and rest my elbow on it, but what works for me may not work for someone else. If there are closer in targets, sometimes I just keep both knees on the ground. - When coming into a shooting position, getting the long up up before your even there; faster start of firing at that position, pretty much the same as with a pistol. - Noticed that you were about to leave a position, but had to get back and shoot a couple of more shots, really goes into calling your shots and knowing if your last one hit or fell the target.
  15. Congrats to all of the medalists, the U.S. pretty much sweeped the competion overall this time. Team mate of mine came in 6th in Production ( Matti Manni ) Close to the medal, but not this time..