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Old 09-26-2009, 11:35 PM   #11
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Been there, done that, many, many times....lol.

If someone says they always hit the center of the target, they are lying.

Of course, any day at the range is a good day, right (no such thing as bad trigger time)?



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I know how you feel. truly, I do.

There has been a number of occasions that I had stopped in the range and shot like that. Then once I get in the groove, I start tearing up targets. It definently does bother me too when I'm all over the place.

I usually holster my gun, step back and take a breath for a minute or two.
what did you do once you started getting frustrating?
Then maybe you should change your sig line from "I Don't Miss" to " I Sometimes Do"....


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I think everybody has a bad day at the range, at least I know I do. It's the yin and the yang. Ever have a range day when you just couldn't miss?
Like shooting the eyes out of the hostage @45' with your last 2 shots on the abduction target? Yup.
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I know how you feel. truly, I do.

There has been a number of occasions that I had stopped in the range and shot like that. Then once I get in the groove, I start tearing up targets. It definently does bother me too when I'm all over the place.

I usually holster my gun, step back and take a breath for a minute or two.
what did you do once you started getting frustrating?
I check the basics. I concentrate on not concentrating. I force myself to not force anything, and that just makes things worse. My other two loves are darts and golf, so believe me, I have seen the entire spectrum of Yin and Yang. When I'm shooting well, there really isn't a conscious checklist, but an inner voice saying "Now" when the round is going to hit where I want it to. "In the zone" and whatnot.
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I stopped by the range today and shot like Stevie Wonder. I had so many flyers that I could have started a damned airline. The broad sides of barns everywhere are going to sleep a little bit better tonight.
Thanks for listening. This has been cathartic.
You aren't alone my friend. I FINALLY got out to our land to shoot a little bit. The wife goes with me but wouldn't you know yellow jackets everywhere...she is deathly afraid of anything that stings so she wouldn't even shoot. I shot a little bit at 10 yards and my groups looked like dinner plates! I guess that's what happens when you have only shot once in the past 3 months, I feel like a cop.
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Had one of those days yesterday. Ruger Mk III at 50 yrds- a 10 rd group that you could cover with the lid of a 30 gallon trash can. One of my sweet old Mossbergs that decided it was time to play "failure to eject". We have had rain for last 3 days, so target backers were wet, targets kept pulling off.

OTOH, it was a beautiful, sunny afternoon- nice breeze, not too hot. Spent a little time coaching a gent on his first civilian AR- sight adjustments are a touch different from the M-16 he learned on. Got to see a BEAUTIFUL Siamese Mauser, reworked into 45-70, Shilen barrel, thumbhole stocked in tiger striped maple. Sounds weird, drop dead beautiful gun. Had a chance to sit and shoot der scheiss mit mein 80 yr old gunsmith- who had been out for a rifle match in the morning- and also had a lousy score. Said his problem was, he could not blame his rifle- he built it!

IF I has been in combat yesterday, and called for an airstrike, it would have hit me. But it was still a great day at the range.

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Ditto here! I built a frame target stand when I first started shooting and completely ruined it the first time out, hitting everything but the target itself. I brought home a pile of wood shards. I think some others might say this is like golf.

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I think everybody has a bad day at the range, at least I know I do. It's the yin and the yang. Ever have a range day when you just couldn't miss?
Miss? Every round I ever fired hit SOMEthing. I might not always know exactly what...
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Miss? Every round I ever fired hit SOMEthing. I might not always know exactly what...
That's funny, but not funny at the same time. Every round does hit something...
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Ditto here! I built a frame target stand when I first started shooting and completely ruined it the first time out, hitting everything but the target itself. I brought home a pile of wood shards. I think some others might say this is like golf.
PA, is that a Kel-Tec P-32 in your av?


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