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    USPSA, Steel Challenge, Multigun, 3Gun, Hunting & Fishing
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    Michael Scott

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  1. 5/22/18 Dry fire Drills to complete this week: Each Stage will consist of five repetitions using the Shoot Steel Challenge Banners. 1. Accelerator a. 2.58 Par Time down from 2.61 2. Five to Go a. 2.75 Par Time 3. The Pendulum a. 2.80 Par Time down from 2.89 4. Roundabout a. 2.13 Par Time 5. Outer Limits a. 4.38 Par Time down from 4.40 6. Smoke & Hope a. 2.06 Par Time 7. Showdown a. 2.23 Par Time 8. Speed Option a. 2.85 Par Time down from 2.89 I couldn’t live today because of the rain here in sunny Florida. I didn’t even want to dry fire in the light drizzle of rain, but I sucked it up and went out to dry fire. The stages were mediocre tonight. I had a lot of excellent repetitions, but I was sloppy on my reverse transitions, low on some transitions and the dot was wandering off the plates. The same usual stages produced good results, while others (Smoke & Hope) gave me fits. Speed Option was good again tonight. Showdown (both left and right) were very fast, and pendulum was fast and smooth. I was a little dot sloppy on Outer Limits. I transitioned to the wrong target once and the dot was jumping all over the place when I landed in the box. I don’t know, maybe I was compensating for the heavy rain and the grass was very wet. Let’s see what tomorrow brings. I’m not sure of practice. Wednesday and Thursday I work late at work, so I usually practice in the morning. The heavier rain has been in the mornings. On a side note, I also pulled out the M&P and donned the holster for some carry optics practice. All I can say is where’s the damn dot?
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    Match DQ Fair or Not?

    I'm an idiot. I was looking at the 2011 SCSA rules. I remember reading it on my PC, but couldn't find it until I realized I had both the 2011 & 2014 PDF's installed. I also thought the rule only applied to level 1 matches. Am I missing the point?
  3. Very well said. It only matters what you enjoy most.
  4. Approach it like the RO's for Steel challenge for shooters who shoot 22's. What I found that works well (besides the sensitivity setting) is: 1) You only need to pick up the first and last shot. when starting, if you hold the timer behind the shooters head (around the neck area) it usually picks up the first shot. 2) if possible, the timer needs to be somewhere under the ejection port for subsequent shots and to record the last shot.
  5. Gargle with warm water and salt. Drink hot tea with honey. Repeat as needed
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    Gun Share Hoax

    That would raise a few eyebrows
  7. My SpeedCross are going on three years now, BUT I only wear them at matches. For everyday shoes, I like the Salomon XA Pro 3D's
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    New to USPSA: Where do I start?

    First and foremost read the rules and the scoring Shoot what you got. Shoot a couple of matches and get an idea of what you want to do with equipment. Check the classifieds here on BE, you can get some really good deals. BTW, Shooting limited minor is a really bad idea. if you're going to shoot limited, shoot major, otherwise shoot production. Don't shoot limited because everyone else is.
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    Dillon Vs. Alternative Maker Dies

    As many have stated, I also use Lee Dies with Dillon lock rings in my Dillon 650
  10. 5/21/18 Dry fire Drills to complete this week: Each Stage will consist of five repetitions using the Shoot Steel Challenge Banners. 1. Accelerator a. 2.58 Par Time down from 2.61 2. Five to Go a. 2.75 Par Time 3. The Pendulum a. 2.80 Par Time down from 2.89 4. Roundabout a. 2.13 Par Time 5. Outer Limits a. 4.38 Par Time down from 4.40 6. Smoke & Hope a. 2.06 Par Time 7. Showdown a. 2.23 Par Time 8. Speed Option a. 2.85 Par Time down from 2.89 I managed to get in another dry fire session. The ground was wet, the sky black and the humidity high. I started with accelerator and I made all of the par times. I didn’t have any problems with this stage today. Five to go was iffy. The dot was partially covering the plates, so, I really had to call my shots. The pendulum was third and I really blew through this stage. I really smoke this stage in practice. I really hope I can smoke it in a match. Roundabout was roundabout. I really like this stage. I always shoot it well. Outer Limits was relatively smooth. I exploded from the first box into the other. I made all of the par times on this stage. Smoke & Hope was ok. I made about half of the par times. I wasn’t seeing the fourth or fifth plate very well. Showdown was smooth. I didn’t have any issues. Speed Option was probably my best stage. It just felt right. I easily made all of my par times.
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    Match DQ Fair or Not?

    Is that a USPSA Rule? I don't see it in the SCSA Rules!
  12. Here are two results. The top set is from a 16" AR, The bottom is from a Taccom ULW Barrel. Bullet Brand Everglades Bullet Type Round Nose Bullet Weight 147gr Powder Name Titegroup Powder Weight 3.0gr Primer Federal COL 1.130-1.135 Average Chronograph Speed 973.9 Standard Deviation 52.48 Chronograph Speed Low/High 890 1033 Power Factor 143 Bullet Brand Rocky Mountain Bullet Type Round Nose Bullet Weight 147gr Powder Name Titegroup Powder Weight 3.0gr Primer CCI COL 1.130-1.135 Average Chronograph Speed 890 Standard Deviation 8.86 Chronograph Speed Low/High 877 903 Power Factor 130
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    Muzzel break

    Imagine running a course of fire with walls. one wrong move and that is going to hook onto one of the walls and cause you to break the 180. That looks like an accident waiting to happen.
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    How do you find time to shoot?

    I'm in the same boat as most of you! I'm not young or retired. I have majority custody of my two children (14 & 10), I'm in the middle of a gruesome three year divorce. I'm a retail store manager who works alternating weekends, early mornings and late nights. I'm lucky, my kids love shooting. We go to the range when we can. The moral of the story is this. I find 15-20 minutes a day 5 days a week to dry fire. I don't live fire as much as I would like to, but it keeps me competitive. No! dry fire is not nearly as fun as live fire, but with my schedule, divorce, kids and work, it's all I can do. I make the best of it and I find time to practice.
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