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Old April 5th, 2017, 10:34 PM   #1
 
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I've been shooting too slow.

For the last few months I've been working on my group shooting, trying to verify it's me and not my gun when I'm missing large targets like in the Steel Challenge Matches.

Today I took my Mark IV 22/45 to the range with 300 rounds of CCI Standard Velocity ammo. I decided to pick up my speed and work on first shot and follow-ups on multiple targets. When the sight was on target, not holding to make sure I was centered, my groups were half the size of the slow fired groups.

I normally shoot CCI Mini Mags but wanted to test the lighter recoil from the SVs and it's quite noticeable. I had 100 % reliability so it looks like I'll be using SVs over the harder to get Minis.

It helped build my confidence that I can shoot much faster and still make my hits.



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Old April 5th, 2017, 11:23 PM   #2
 
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Good to hear you have tried a different shooting technique that works for you .
When my target shooting turns to s#!t i try and focus on what I'm doing wrong.
Not hard to lose your rhythm and pickup bad habits along the way.
And I love all the cci .22 ammo too. Cheers gunna.
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You can overwork a painting and turn it into mud. I know I can fuss and fret a shot to death, gun and bow. They are birds, let them fly.
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Went out to the range yesterday with wife, son and grandkids. Worked with the boys on safety, stance and instinctive aiming. By the end of the session, the 11 year old was getting 3 inch groups at 50ft with the rimfire pistols. I have a Browning Buckmark Target, a Walther PPQ target, and an older Mark ll bull barrel. All are excellent shooters but the Browning is a finicky handful, loves to be sparkling clean and hates crap ammo. The Ruger eats anything and is probably the best shooter. The little Walther is perfect for the wife and the 8 year old (tiny hands) and they did pretty good too once we moved up to 50ft. The range provides good fun and experience for all ages, and its really not outrageous cost-wise when you consider how much a movie or an afternoon at the water park costs..... Good for me too because I have to be on top of my game to remain ahead of the young guns lol.
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