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Post-Monday Match Musings

  • Compared to shooting a pistol match, shooting a rifle match is much more about preparation and knowledge. What’s the hold over for your rifle, ammo, and optic to hit a head box at 10 yards? 5? 25? Not to mention reloading rifle ammo being much more labor intensive. Shooting those super high-end precision bolt guns a few weeks ago at 900 yards is the same way: you do all the work up front, and actually ringing the steel is the comparatively easy part. Shooting a cardboard IPSC target at 50 yards offhand with an M&P 15-22 was no harder than hitting an 8″ steel plate at 650 with a .260 Remington. It’s all about sights and trigger.
  • The M&P15-22 mags aren’t heavy enough to drop free of the gun when angled in preparation for a reload. I’ll have to find something to use to add weight without impairing function. Lead baseplate, anyone?
  • I got confirmation today that Sir Walter will be running their March USPSA match as a classifier. I need to shoot at least three classifiers for it to be mathematically possible for me to make B class, and they’ll be running four. Game on.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to put myself to sleep reading the 2014 USPSA handgun rules updates. Not kidding.

About Ben

Blog contributor. Active in IDPA and USPSA, and he won't flinch if you call him a rules lawyer. Ben is a beard wearing, bacon eating, whiskey drinking, motorcycle riding, coder.

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