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About sstephns

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    Rock Hill, SC
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    Rock Climbing, Shooting, Hunting
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    Samuel Stephens
  1. The biggest thing I practice with limited space is distance and speed. I try to spend at least 100 rounds working on becoming more accurate and faster at distances (25-35 yards). The more you do that, the more you'll learn to call your shots. Two targets, draw, two rounds each. Call your misses, count the rounds on paper after each mag. I also throw in Bill drills, and do what I can with target acquisition (moving between targets) even ifthey're not very far apart, or put them at different distances. Work the basics, you don't always need to be running and shooting side to side.
  2. This is probably the smartest post in this thread.
  3. Also, EGW U Die came in today. Turns out it works. First 100 with it passed wonderfully.
  4. I get it. But the FEA in varmint als website is interesting reading
  5. I always lube the cases, it's just a million times nicer. On topic with what bigedp51 posted, I stumbled on this the other day which is quite contrary: Post #9, Post #21, and this link contained somewhere within: The FEA contained in the varmintal link is super interesting stuff.
  6. Got it. Figured as much, need to train that way.
  7. I have this problem from time to time, and it showed up big time last night. Three times on a string of six shots weak hand I bumped the safety on. Is the solution to just wrap your thumb over the safety on the right side? Is there a specific technique for gripping the gun weak handed that maybe I haven't learned other than thumb placement? My thumb was under the thumb safety with my weak hand, strong hand rests on top when shooting strong hand or freestyle.
  8. Well, not the info I came in looking for, but very valuable. Thank you.
  9. That second part is a new one to me. And I'm not interested in a bulge buster, the more I have to do to get ammo in my gun the less interested I am. If the U die doesn't fix it, they're going on the practice bin
  10. Ten years, but the brass cleaning thing is because I'm a bit lazy about it. Probably gonna start, but I don't believe it's the issue with not sizing fully down the case
  11. I know it's probably been covered plenty of times, but it's driving me nuts. Using Lee dies with the fcd. Loading on LnL AP. Sizing die is just barely bumping the shell plate as is the fcd. I can see the grease ring around the cases after sizing (I don't clean my brass, and shoot them with lube right before loading) and can see it's not sizing all the way down. Is there something I'm doing wrong, is there a better die set, do I just need to get the egw die? Probably 5% don't pass the gauge at all, with another 10% not dropping totally free in the gauge. It's driving me nuts.
  12. Interesting way to look at it. The WSB requires the reload after engaging each target, but it could be interpreted to mean 6 shots as well, because it specifies one round per target for six targets. Regardless, he gets a procedural for not following the stage brief. Here is the specific penalty from the WSB: Failure to perform mandatory reload will result in one procedural penalty per shot fired. So if the WSB says one shot at each target, then reload, does that imply 6 shots then reload? Or does the "engage the targets" "then reload" part take precedence? So the answer to this question is 1) he engaged targets incorrectly under rule Since the WSB does not say mandatory reload after 6 shots, but after engaging each target, that would mean the competitor should only be assessed one penalty?
  13. The rule states that the maximum capacity limited by the laws of the state will be the maximum for the matches in that state, correct? I don't see any leeway in the match directors allowing people to break state law. That doesn't jive to me and doesn't make the organization look good on a higher level. Yes it sucks, but there are no local rules, only USPSA rules and the exceptions therein for Level 1 matches such as coaching for new shooters.
  14. Sounds like we made the correct call. Thanks for the feedback
  15. So we shot Melody Line as a classifier last night. This question came up because of how one person shot it. The classifier shoots like this (abbreviated): 6 targets, one round each, mandatory reload, one round each. Each shot fired after 6 shots and before reload is a penalty. Shooter shoots at the first target twice, realizes what he did, then shoots one round each to the remaining 5 for 7 shots total before the reload. Then he shoots 5 more shots after the reload into the remaining 5 targets that only have one round each already. What we determined - Penalty for one extra shot prior to reload, Penalty for firing two shots at the first target for not following the WSB. Then the question became, well he only fire 5 shots after the reload, does this incur a penalty for not firing at each target after the reload? And if he did fire 6 shots after his reload, obviously he has shot 13 rounds and gets a penalty for that. Then the question became, how does the RO judge which target he engaged with that extra round? What if he accidentally threw that round into the adjacent target? We went round and round and finally settled on what I stated above, which I believe is correct. Can anyone provide clarity to this?