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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:21 am 
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hello everyone,

just wondering what type of target shooting challenges you guys have attempted to do and have succeeded. I personally like to challenge myself for being as accurate as I can with my air rifle in hitting small targets. Care to share your challenges with size, distance and type of holds? thanks.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:03 am 
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here are my youtube videos showing some of the challenges that I did using my Trail NP AW .22.

thanks for watching. any comments or suggestions are welcome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zaSS7lzcUk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46f4u8zkW-c

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:04 am 
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Always loved shooting at lit candles just the wick without taking out the candle.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:07 am 
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fantastic idea. I have tried lighting a match stick, but no luck. kept on destroyer the sticks instead.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:11 pm 
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My brother and I used to manage lighting the odd match when we were kids, using a couple of Daisy break-barrel .22" rifles. We learned in our early teens how to make new leather for the pistons and to pre-load the pistons for a bit more power... used those things for serious amounts of plinking. The match head thing was frustrating though. Even at 15 feet in the carport we might make 1 lit match in 30 shots. Not terribly satisfying. More fun finding little clods of dried dirt which would explode into lots of dust on impact. These days I like dollar store mints. Bag of 50 for a buck, much cheaper than brand name mints, and they explode very visibly with anything but an edge shot. Good for pistol shooting anywhere from 5 to 20 yards, probably fun for rifle out to 30 yards at least. They're about the size of a squirrel 'kill zone' so good practice for hunters.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:37 pm 
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You know those bb machine gun games at the midway where you try to shoot out the red star, shooting .177 bb's through a .22 barrel. I buy those 1 inch orange stick on targets and try to totally shoot them out. I stick them on cut up cereal box type cardboard. It really forces you to concentrate to wipe out the last tiny pieces of the orange.


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I like to pour my charcoal coals in a bucket of water after I'm done BBQing while camping. Then dry them out and shoot away. Nice size target at 50 yds and a satisfying puff of charcoal on impact. Also for a challenge my buddy and I use to shoot pellet pistols from the hip at paper targets. He owned the gun, and would get to practice so much that after a few month,s he could put out a lit candle at 10 yds in the dark. it would take him a few tries and hit the candle a few times, but he did it. On a normal day he could put all his shots on a 8x11 piece of paper from the hip. I bet he probably could have gotten good enough to consistently make tight groups, had it not been for girl,s. He was 14 at the time.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:47 pm 
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thank you guys for sharing your shooting tricks. I guess there are endless ways to target shoot, but ultimately, we all have fun plinking away at any things we can set up and see the targets either got destroyed into fragments or simply tacking pellets. cheers!

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i really like shooting from a bench fully supported with a big scope and try and get those groups as tight as i can.
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quickreply7789 wrote:
i really like shooting from a bench fully supported with a big scope and try and get those groups as tight as i can.
:mrgreen:
Bench shooting is all I can do with my heart beating so hard, I move with heart beat

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:04 pm 
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quickreply7789 wrote:
i really like shooting from a bench fully supported with a big scope and try and get those groups as tight as i can.
:mrgreen:

x2 on that. The bigger the scope the better. I use a 6-24x 50 but my next scope purchase will be a 10-40x60.ooooohahahahahaha :twisted: :twisted:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:03 am 
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joe hickey wrote:
x2 on that. The bigger the scope the better. I use a 6-24x 50 but my next scope purchase will be a 10-40x60.ooooohahahahahaha :twisted: :twisted:


Heh, I'm fighting hard against the temptation of buying a rifle and sticking a big scope on the top :)

Sure would make a change from the pistol though...


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