gm iprod Posted January 1, 2007 Share Posted January 1, 2007 I have had made some 100mm balck pasters to use on old targets to look like the new target, as I have 300 or so old targets once fired. Shot on them informally day after Christmas. Not that impressed, with my effort as the target appeared very busy and the dot just sucked you in. Way too much time looking at the bloody thing. I have had 8 weeks off shooting due to promise made to lady of the house, so was not expecting miracles but this was crap. Finally got some decent practice done today, January 1. Much better, range was very hot, fairly humid and bright sun directly overhead, so the rings were completely obscured, but the big black blob was way visible. Shot a pair of 480 practicals. High x count on both. But a couple of worrying stray ones at 25 and 50. I am sure it was me looking at the black dot and not the red one in the scope. Plates was also way better and a real confidence booster now we can go prone at 20 again. Very tidy and all in good time. The standing has helped with the sight alignment I am sure, as you had to wait for the dot, but prone you just seem to have more time now. Barricade was brilliant just line it up and let rip. Once you got a good grip you were sorted. I was not too keen on the black dot idea, and my first shoot on them seemed to confirm my suspicions. But after some proper practice and a better look at them I believe it is not all bad. I still prefer the old target but this will level the playing field as far as shooting times in poor light are concerned. I may owe Martin J a beer. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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