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CourtJester 07-10-2012 01:08 AM

.22 competition shooting
 
So I'm new to Michigan and found a sportsman's club here and signed up tonight. I'm more for trap and long rang shooting but they have a .22 shooting competition every Wednesday night that my son is wanting to try. Anything that keeps him shooting is good by me but I'd hate to see my 12 year old get out and just lose an semblance of confidence either.

I've never been to a competition shoot myself outside of trap and skeet but have read that they can have some stupid accurate $1800+ .22's that will consistently hit pencil erasers at 100+ yards. The best .22 I have for him to use is a really well built and far more expensive that it's worth 10/22.

So quick question: Would this be acceptable at 50 to 75 yards at a competition?


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roughneck266 07-10-2012 01:23 AM

Looks like better than minute of squirrel head to me! I would think you will be fine with that. At the end of the day unless you got more than I ever will there will always be someone else with more in their rifle. Lots of times that means diddly. Never know till you try. Even if he doesnt come out in first place a little positive reinforcement from Dad always helps.

JD1969 07-10-2012 01:15 PM

I agree with roughneck. Back when I used to drag race, I went against guys with THOUSANDS more in their car and I still would beat them (not everytime, but enough to piss them off). We ran on an index, so the point was to run as close to that number as possible. If that club is like every other club I know of, there will be a few guys who LIVE to win and have the best gear, everyone else will be in it just for fun. Like roughneck said, money does not always buy victory. Spend some quality time shooting with your boy, he'll remember it down the road.

dragunovsks 07-10-2012 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by JD1969
I agree with roughneck. Back when I used to drag race, I went against guys with THOUSANDS more in their car and I still would beat them (not everytime, but enough to piss them off). We ran on an index, so the point was to run as close to that number as possible. If that club is like every other club I know of, there will be a few guys who LIVE to win and have the best gear, everyone else will be in it just for fun. Like roughneck said, money does not always buy victory. Spend some quality time shooting with your boy, he'll remember it down the road.

Sounds like a demolition derby i went to at our county fair last year. This one guy had about 30k in his car, i was told by a friend he had over 10k just in the engine and it sounded like it too, it sounded wicked. He won the prettiest car contest but none of the other guys let him win if you know i mean, he might as well have had a bulleye painted on the car.

It was a pretty fun heat to watch tho.

CourtJester 07-12-2012 12:26 AM

Did well. Second place.

I didn't get any pictures of him with the gooder gun but we showed up early and he wanted to shoot the SR-22 that he hadn't shot yet. He had fun with that for about 30 minutes before switching over.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h1...letonmd/1b.jpg

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