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partdeux 04-14-2012 10:27 PM

how often to practice for casual competition
mostly to avoid embarrassing myself.

With some personal stuff sucking time up like a black hole, and only getting to the Friday night .22 plate shoot about once every other week, there has been zero time to shoot the bigger guns.

Today, went to the club range, and was shocked at how bad I sucked. Several hundred rounds later, things were looking a whole lot better.

Want to start doing more competition, but it's obvious unless my goal is the bottom 10%, I better practice :) So how often?

mountainman13 04-14-2012 11:44 PM

Atleast once a week.

ellwood45c 04-16-2012 02:26 PM

When i shot SASS i was shooting at least 2 times a week. But i also do my own reloadingwitch helps. I was told one time that it takes 1 hour a day for ten days to build up muscle memory on tour point if aim. I'ts something i have done with all my guns, but you can lose alot of it if you dont shoot that gun for awhile. This is what i was told how true it is i don't know but it wirks for me.

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Longrange 04-16-2012 05:21 PM

Shooting is a perishable skill. If you are not training, you will encounter people who do. End result, you will not be able to compete.

7point62 04-16-2012 07:55 PM

Any chance you get.

werger_9 04-17-2012 05:24 PM

practise makes perfect ask any good hockey player lol

canebrake 04-17-2012 05:52 PM

Isn't "casual competition" an oxymoron? :o

partdeux 04-17-2012 07:18 PM


Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 773645)
Isn't "casual competition" an oxymoron? :o

Figures you'd call me on that one :)

local competitions with limited prizes, more fun than anything else... as opposed to regional competitions where 99 bullseyes are the norm, or the national competitions where 100 bullets have to go through the same hole :)

tonydewar 04-17-2012 07:20 PM

as often as you can afford (from a clays shooter)


partdeux 04-18-2012 01:00 AM


Originally Posted by tonydewar (Post 773754)
as often as you can afford (from a clays shooter)

It's not as much about cost as time :( Club range is free, but only open on the weekend.

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