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Offline Decoy71

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I shot small bore silhouette today
« on: October 10, 2015, 08:15:00 PM »
18 hits out of 80 shots.  :sick2:

I can see this will be a challenge and fun. It is shot off hand. I will have to upgrade my old tasco 3-9 to something with higher power and better turrets, a BSA is a recommended scope at least to help get started. Some of theses guys are using 24x and 36x powered scopes. The people in this group where very friendly and did not hesitate to offer a pointer or two. They even had a small lunch while announcing a few of the winners (they won their entry fee back)at the end of the competition. I look forward to competing again next month.

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Re: I shot small bore silhouette today
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2015, 09:59:00 AM »
Sounds like a fun sport.
What rifle did you use?

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Re: I shot small bore silhouette today
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2015, 11:17:00 AM »
It is fun to watch, in the scope, the instant reaction of the target fly off the stand when it is hit. I used a Savage Mark II G. As I get better at shooting off hand, I will need to find the ammo it likes and higher powered optics to shrink the rifles groups to increase the chance of a hit. I started with 7/40 and the next set was 11/40 so I gained 4 points just getting to know the game.

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Re: I shot small bore silhouette today
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2015, 12:00:42 PM »
Certainly looks like fun.
everybody pretty much use bolt actions?

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Re: I shot small bore silhouette today
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2015, 01:55:15 PM »
Yes a mostly Anschutz, CZ and a few Savages(the new to the sport guys). If I had a 10/22 barrel that held good groups I would certainly use it. I know from reading people use semi autos, but I do not know if those people shoot very high 30s out of 40.

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Re: I shot small bore silhouette today
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2015, 07:11:15 PM »
That does look like a lot of fun!! We need something like that around here, fa sho!
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