time for something new?

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by hawkguy, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    ok, we were on a roll, but this forum is so dead lately, i find myself posting in the political sections out of boredom.....not a good thing imo ;)

    should we consider another shooting challenge? i posted awhile back that perhaps we should throw out shooting challenge ideas.....i don't see any reason why we couldn't have 2-3 going at a time? or do y'all think we should stick with one at a time?

    i had a rough idea for shooting fun. it would go something like this:

    pick four targets. only 1 of them can be paper, but none of them has to be.

    target 1: SOMETHING YOU HATE: it could be that printer that never worked right, or maybe you just never cared for barney. keep politics/controvery OUT!

    target 2: SOMETHING YOU LOVE TO SHOOT! tannerite, water bottles, fruit....you name it.

    target 3: A CHALLENGE: must be less than 4" in any direction.

    target 4: ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE: must be less than 1-1.5" :confused: in any direction. something like a bottle cap or coin.....:D

    you would fire 5 shoots at each target and score points according to hits on the targets. you would get higher points for the challenge and almost impossible targets. hate/love targets are about style & fun! :D

    well, throw your ideas out there or tell me what you think about mine!

    lets start posting again! :confused:
     
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  2. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    I went out shooting this weekend and could not find my other target, so I decided to shoot again and did not beat the challenge! I brought some test loads instead of the good stuff but there is always another weekend.! Great idea on the miscellaneous targets! If it was not so hot, 100 plus degrees and I get out way late to shoot.
     

  3. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    hard to comprehend you couldn't beat my challenge, when your target probably came the closest to beating the MOA challenge at charlie6....:confused: well, everybody has off days, i don't doubt that you'll get it done. and post targets anyway, its good for the challenge thread imo.

    and the heat HAS REALLY kicked it up a notch here. pretty miserable to be outside between 11a-7p, unless you dig heatstroke and second degree burns.

    anyway, do you have any ideas on shooting challenges?

    anyone else?

    hello? :confused:
     
  4. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    I will try again this weekend, it's supposed to be cooler at 95-98 deg. But it was good together out and shoot. I post the target anyway .
    For a different challenge I may shoot/explode something with tannerite! :D Maybe even see how many milk jugs I can blow up filled with water! Make it rain in a small patch anyway!
     
  5. Neurotic_Hapi_Snak

    Neurotic_Hapi_Snak New Member

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    Now don't be blowing up a dump truck....
     
  6. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    tonka or matchbox? :p

    wait.....did i miss something?
     
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  7. rhyno13

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    I'll take a case of ammo instead of toy trucks
     
  8. TLuker

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    That sounds like fun, but I've still got to finish the first challenge. Hopefully, I can get some shooting in over the next few weeks!!!! Things are finally starting to settle down somewhat.

    I remember shooting a little toy figurine about the size of a match box car with my BB gun when I was five. A friend of my parents put it on top of a fence post and told me I should be able to knock it off with every shot. That was one of those life changing lessons that I'll never forget. I can't remember who the friend was or what he looked like, but I can still remember him putting that toy on top of that fence post and how hard it was to hit. Poor tweet birds didn't stand a chance after a couple weeks of practicing on that toy. :)
     
  9. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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    The best I can do with my mini are charcoal briquettes out to 50 yards. Then its all minute of grapefruit to 200 yards which is plenty successful for me.

    Good Karma
    ST~
     
  10. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    I went with a new tannerite charges and 3 gallon milk jugs, we set them up and I blasted away with my mini 6.8! The shot was good, the explosion and water was awesome! For some reason the video failed from my phone, dang it! My brother had more jugs round and we quickly filled with water and mixed another charge. My brother usually gets 1/2 lb jar kits, I bought 1 lb kits so that was up next! Did a camera test, set up ground zero,grabbed the mini 6.8 loaded with Sierra 110 game kings, fired the next round, shot was good, explosion was bigger and more awesome, water jugs were shredded!

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plcp&v=G2IhqwvHoEM
     
  11. RiverRat68

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    Something Added!! Mini-Challenge ?????

    :)hawkguy, The following is from my 182 POST on the challenge. I don't think that we need to start a newchallege, just advance it to a higher level of difficulty. I'm not trying to push the issue, but in doing so, it would leave all of the challenge open to new comers, and the ability to work their way upward. I just got out of the hospital Monday, but look forward to shooting more in the challenge, as soon as I can.:eek:

    POST 182--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    hawkguy, do you think we should go into a Phase II, to keep this going?? As I suggested in #176, I think it would be great to move to 150 yards. Any new shooters would have to beat the 100 yard challenge before moving on to the 150 yard challenge. Just a sugggestion to keep the Challenge active.

     
  12. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    i think it is a good idea, but it has a few concerns. most ranges can set up easily for 50 and 100 yards, but 150 is not all that common where i am. one range i shoot at has a 300, 500 yard range....but you must go with RO and it costs way more money. so 150 for me is prohibitive. of course, no one HAS to shoot the 150.

    i'm open for ideas. if this something that has support, i'd say go for it. i just didn't want this specific challenge to begin adding & adding, and become too complicated or confusing to new shooters.

    i think in the end, it will die away. but i think we could always leave it open for new shooters, and perhaps direct them to it through links in our introductions.

    but i think to keep participation high, we should maybe think of making a monthly or bi-monthly, or quarterly shooting challenge. variety is the spice of life, and i think the more ideas we get, the better.
     
  13. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    All right, lets see some ideas, guys. Put on your thinking caps and give me some ideas for shooting challenges/fun......

    You saw mine....surly y'all can do better....let's get an idea for our next shooting fun!


    should we start mine SEPT 1st? go with riverrat's ideas? something else?
     
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  14. TLuker

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    Why not do them all and then some? Have several and number them.

    #1. All ready established
    #2. The second one you just purposed
    #3. Riverrat's challenge at longer distances (I would love to see one at 200 yards and 300, but I agree that not everyone can shoot those distances).
    #4. Some sort of timed challenge like the mad minute the British did at one time. These are semi-auto after all and it would be good to have a challenge that pushed our rapid fire ability.
    #5. (My recomendation) Repeat the first challenge but with 1 in circles at 100 yards. Let's see if there are any sub MOA mini's out there. Of course this is from the person that hasn't beat the first challenge yet.:D


    Just some ideas?
     
  15. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    thanks for your input....all good ideas to consider!