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Old 12-17-2012, 05:02 AM   #11
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yes, long before there was such thing as pistol, rifle, shotgun, you shot 3 cal of pistols.
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early on, the match was done all with revolvers only too.



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I run a monthly bullseye match here in Southern Calif. We get about 10 people a month shooting it. Twice a year we run the full 3 guns (2700). The rest of the time we just shoot 22 and CF (1800).

Most of the people are using a dot sight of one kind or another. We get a variety of guns for Center-Fire: SW 52's in 38 Special are still very popular, years after SW stopped making them. We get Pardini/Hammerli/Walther 32 SW Long. We get 9mm's (Sig 226 X5 and 1911). We get 38/357 revolvers. We got a 45ACP revolver one. We got a Glock 40 once. Of course there are a lot of 1911/45's, both wadcutter and hardball versions.

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east coast here.
iron sights still rule the day.
hi standards are the 22 of choice here.
38's are extinct and guys shoot their hardball 1911a1's for both events.
big military crowd around hampton roads as you can imagine, so 1911's are popular.
i still box my custom 55 colt/giles wadcutter 38 to the range, but never shoot it. its too nice!

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I shot Bullseye matches in my teens through my mid-20's. I used a Smith & Wesson Model 41 for the rimfire stage, a Smith & Wesson K-38 for centerfire, and a Colt Gold Cup for the .45 (most people used the .45 for both centerfire and .45 stages). Then I sorta got busy -- school, marriage, work, etc.

After moving to PA I've become friends with someone who still particpates in the matches, and I'm seriously thinking getting back in. However, I no longer have the right kind of of guns. None of my 1911's are set up it, and the only .22 automatic I have is a Ruger Mk I with the tapered barrel. I am looking for a good deal on a target Ruger with a bull barrel and I have a Series 80 that could be converted into a bullseye gun. When I was shooting most still used iron sights, but it appears that red dot sights are what are used these days. But the main thing is I have to get used to shooting one handed again.

My father used a Hi-Standard target pistol (I'm not sure, I think the Olympic Citation) and a Clark modified Colt 1911 (I wonder where THAT went to).

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My local club shoots .22 bullseye matches in doors every Mon. night from May to Sept. 600 points only. We get up to 30 shooters a match, and attendence keeps growing. A lot of Ruger Mark IIs and IIIs, as well as Hi-Standards and a few Brownings. Most serious competitors use red-dots.

Last year we added a monthly centerfire bullseye match--also 600 points--but no .45 match.

We get a big variety of firearms for this centerfire competition from high-end 9111s in .45 Colt to old K-frame .38 Special S&W revolvers or Colt Python .357s and a couple of 1911s in .38 Super. Only a few red-dots.

We have a really, really good time with this traditional style of shooting, although it lacks the physical challenges of Cowboy Action or combat action matches. The emphasis is on precision and accuracy.

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We shoot 22 bullseye indoors during winter. Outdoors IDPA seems to have taken over. I'd like to see outdoors bullseye interest pick up.

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i miss the days of 2700 matches.

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i miss the days of 2700 matches.
Hi can anyone tell me the difference between a Hammerli x-esse & a x-esse sport??
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without knowing for sure id guess one has a lighter bbl.



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