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Training tips for steel challenge in an indoor range?


hxdai

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New to the sport, please be gentle in roasting me.

Starting to get a bit serious about shooting steel challenge in RFPO division, and the only range I have easy access to is an indoor 50ft range. I've been doing low ready-first shot type of drills, just trying to get better muscle memory on acquiring the dot. That's the only one I can think of - what kind of drills would you suggest running for steel challenge? I'd love some ideas for drills to train for transition, but obviously I can't shoot other lane's target...

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I am guess a static firing line and baays you haang paper targets on a wire then send them down range ? 
Look for the big paper targets  that have a couple good size targets on them like below..  Do your one shot at each drills, Use a shot timer but use it set on par time vs hearing the shots. You can probably use a phone countdown timer/alarm for this.

https://targets.net/collections/targets/products/530-paper-target

 

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9 minutes ago, CClassForLife said:

Draw small circles on a sheet of printer paper. Start at 3 yards. A regular sheet of letter or A4 should be narrow enough even at its longest to keep your bullets in your lane in a standard 25 yard indoor range.

 

Welp, the range is only 50ft, and with some quite old carrier system that only allows target at 7yd, 10yd and full 50ft. But enlighten me pls - what's the goal I'm trying to achieve here? just try hit inside the circle? how small should the circle be? I got a bunch of 1 inch stickers, would that be good?

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13 minutes ago, Joe4d said:

I am guess a static firing line and baays you haang paper targets on a wire then send them down range ? 
Look for the big paper targets  that have a couple good size targets on them like below..  Do your one shot at each drills, Use a shot timer but use it set on par time vs hearing the shots. You can probably use a phone countdown timer/alarm for this.

https://targets.net/collections/targets/products/530-paper-target

 

I am planning on using a par timer app with wired headphones into earpro (conveniently walkers earpro has 3.5mm input), thanks for the tip.

The idea for that particular target is to have multiple runs before having to change target?

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yeh you should be able to see if your shots are missing the target parts,,, Play a game with yourself... like 1,2,3,4, 5,,    Beep  then give yourself a 1 second penalty for any shot that doesnt hit black  keep score over time., Dont wear your self out, start getting sloppy quit.
Remember, More practice doesnt make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.... D.R. Middlebrooke

 

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1 hour ago, hxdai said:

 

Welp, the range is only 50ft, and with some quite old carrier system that only allows target at 7yd, 10yd and full 50ft. But enlighten me pls - what's the goal I'm trying to achieve here? just try hit inside the circle? how small should the circle be? I got a bunch of 1 inch stickers, would that be good?

 

At 7yds, draw roughly 3 inch circles (1 inch might be too small). Put 5 of them on the paper and create your own steel challenge stage. Treat it exactly like a real match.

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On 8/24/2022 at 8:03 AM, hxdai said:

New to the sport, please be gentle in roasting me.

Starting to get a bit serious about shooting steel challenge in RFPO division, and the only range I have easy access to is an indoor 50ft range. I've been doing low ready-first shot type of drills, just trying to get better muscle memory on acquiring the dot. That's the only one I can think of - what kind of drills would you suggest running for steel challenge? I'd love some ideas for drills to train for transition, but obviously I can't shoot other lane's target...

Get the steel challenge dry fire banners from Shoot Steel Banners. Best investment I made in improving for SCSA by far! 

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On 8/25/2022 at 2:24 PM, Darqusoull13 said:

Get the steel challenge dry fire banners from Shoot Steel Banners. Best investment I made in improving for SCSA by far! 

Agreed, very helpful for me as well. If you can only afford a few, it’s still well worth it.

 

My indoor range only allows 1 shot per second, so I generally do low ready 1st shots using the par timer recommended by others.  I put another dot I don’t shoot (1 second rule) and practice transitioning to it to train my eye/brain on transitions. 

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