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Old 09-22-2009, 12:40 AM   #11
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Had a great time tonight. Made the finals and he won the first table and I won the second. The match table was as close as we'd ever seen - I lost it by .04 seconds and came in second place...

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Old 09-22-2009, 10:58 PM   #12
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That's pretty cool. I'm going to look into some competetions here when I get the 1911. I could use the buckmark for rimfire comps.

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Old 09-23-2009, 01:03 AM   #13
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Questions:

I take it hitting the pin isn't enough, it has to come off the table, correct?

How far are they from the pins?

If I can pull off a 7-10 split, i.e. if I shoot one pin, and it knocks another off, does it count?

What is an average time for a run?

I don't know what it is, but man this looks like fun.

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Questions:

I take it hitting the pin isn't enough, it has to come off the table, correct?
Yes, the pin has to hit the floor and that's what stops the timer.

How far are they from the pins?
We shoot at 7 yards both centerfire and rimfire.

If I can pull off a 7-10 split, i.e. if I shoot one pin, and it knocks another off, does it count?
Generally yes. We had a fella hit the edge of the table last time which knocked off all the pins and we reset the table.

What is an average time for a run?
Hard to tell as it really varies. A great round is anything sub 5 seconds, a good round is anything sub 7-8 seconds.

I don't know what it is, but man this looks like fun.
It is.
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Old 09-23-2009, 03:25 PM   #15
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Thanks, NGIB. I'm really intrigued now.

Where is the best place to hit a pin? I'm thinking the top would be a tough target, but the physics would suggest that it should topple easily if you can pull it off.

Center mass seems like it absorbs a great deal of energy.

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Old 09-23-2009, 03:38 PM   #16
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I generally shoot for the lower half of the widest spot on the pin. Shooting high tends to cause "rollers" - which can be good or bad. Hitting a pin lying on the table, especially if the top or bottom is facing you, can be a real time eater. We almost all shoot .45s as the big & slow bullets tend to move the pins much more better than light & fast.

I've shot a .40 once before and it did OK, but I could really tell the difference in how the pins "jumped" when hit. We've never had a 9mm make it to the finals - even shooting 147 JHPs...

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You don't have any backstops behind the pins...any problems with ricochets etc? Only asking in my complete ignorance () because when shooting in competition we are required to have plastic woodchip bins behind pretty much any targets closer than about 15m. So I just wondered...or is it not usual to have them indoor? I've only done outdoor shooting


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This is taking place at our local indoor range. The owner is kind enough to close it down for our matches twice a month. The fellas also shoot their indoor IDPA matches here...

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Wow! I'm glad I found this thread! I'm picking up two cases of bowling pins on Wednesday... planning a pin shoot in the next month or two out at my range.

...it's in TEXAS! North East Texas... a stones throw from SW Arkansas and NW Louisiana.

Meanwhile, I'm ramping up big time for my Turkey Shoot in November. I'm getting ready to post the details in its own thread....

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Make sure you setup your matches for head-to-head shooting. I've done the just shoot for time matches and they aren't nearly as much fun...

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