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New long range .22 LR rimfire shoot in Adelaide. XRRS

Post by wildcard6 » 06 Jan 2019, 1:25 pm

It's taken the best part of 12 months, but this new shoot is officially sanctioned and ready to go. It's called XRRS for eXtended Range Rimfire Silhouette. At SSAA Para range, the first shoot will be on January 13th [Sunday] afternoon. Metallic silhouette targets will be used at ranges 100m, 150m, 200m and 300yds. Targets sizes will be reduced for each new detail, although the 300 yard RAM target stays the same throughout the event. Holdover at 300 yds is roughly 40 MOA, so a 'tactical-style' scope is an advantage. The focus is on a fun shoot and I have borrowed a rule from the Fly shoot which states that 'any competitor not having fun will be disqualified'. This shoot should suit anyone with a Ruger Precision Rimfire rifle. Only $5.00 entry for non-Para members. Minimum number of rounds required is 16 and maximum number is 80. In a nutshell, it is a benchrested shoot [no rear bags allowed though], with each shooter firing a single shot in turns. If you hit your target on the first shot, you're done at that range. If you miss, you get a maximum of five tries with a diminishing score on each attempt. Come along and have some fun!
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Post by bladeracer » 06 Jan 2019, 3:47 pm

Sounds like a fun day out :-)
Are other ranges available so if you crash out of the comp early you can still do some shooting?
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Post by Daddybang » 07 Jan 2019, 8:11 am

This sounds like a heap of inexpensive fun..
Look forward to hearing more and seeing some pics etc!! :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Post by wildcard6 » 07 Jan 2019, 7:26 pm

In answer to the query about using other ranges if you crash out, crashing out is not really possible, because it's a points scoring match. In each detail you get up to five chances to hit your target. Top score for a first-round hit and less for each attempt thereafter. After five unsuccessful attempts, your score on that range/target will be zero. Then you engage the next target at longer range with the same five chances and so on for the four different ranges. There will be four details shot, with targets getting smaller on each detail [devilish!]. We have had a trial match already and everybody seemed to have a good time. The $5.00 visitor's fee only covers the match being shot. This match is shot on our Main Range and that is the only range available for visitors to use. Think of it this way... don't give up, just try harder!
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Post by bladeracer » 07 Jan 2019, 7:40 pm

wildcard6 wrote:In answer to the query about using other ranges if you crash out, crashing out is not really possible, because it's a points scoring match. In each detail you get up to five chances to hit your target. Top score for a first-round hit and less for each attempt thereafter. After five unsuccessful attempts, your score on that range/target will be zero. Then you engage the next target at longer range with the same five chances and so on for the four different ranges. There will be four details shot, with targets getting smaller on each detail [devilish!]. We have had a trial match already and everybody seemed to have a good time. The $5.00 visitor's fee only covers the match being shot. This match is shot on our Main Range and that is the only range available for visitors to use. Think of it this way... don't give up, just try harder!


Sounds good.
Funny you mentioned it suited the Ruger Precision Rimfire...I ordered one on Saturday :-)
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Post by Bent Arrow » 07 Jan 2019, 9:48 pm

Sounds like fun. I won't be able to make it too this one, but I'm definitely interested in coming and seeing if I can score a flat zero :-)
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Post by wildcard6 » 08 Jan 2019, 1:11 pm

One of the difficulties of getting a new match up and running is getting range time to shoot it. The powers-that-be have pinched my April shoot [Easter] in order to host the Black Powder Nationals at Para. In the meanwhile though, I've scheduled shoots on February 3rd and March 3rd. Both of these will be a 200m variant due to a clash with the shotgun match on the same days. April will be a 'bye' with no shoots possible, but then May's will be on Sunday the 12th and back to 300 yards. I will be making the 200m version plenty challenging though, don't worry!
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Post by bladeracer » 08 Jan 2019, 1:39 pm

wildcard6 wrote:One of the difficulties of getting a new match up and running is getting range time to shoot it. The powers-that-be have pinched my April shoot [Easter] in order to host the Black Powder Nationals at Para. In the meanwhile though, I've scheduled shoots on February 3rd and March 3rd. Both of these will be a 200m variant due to a clash with the shotgun match on the same days. April will be a 'bye' with no shoots possible, but then May's will be on Sunday the 12th and back to 300 yards. I will be making the 200m version plenty challenging though, don't worry!


Is there a requirement that these competitions have to be shot at an existing range?
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Post by wildcard6 » 08 Jan 2019, 2:35 pm

The infrastructure required to hold this event is extensive. Ten each Ram, Turkey, Pig and Chicken targets [Lever action scale], plus ten each Chickens and Pigs [scoped rimfire rifle scale]. Elevated stands to put the 300-yard Rams on, plus of course a 300 yard range! If you've got all that I'm sure you could do it elsewhere, but I haven't... One of the key elements to a fun shoot is having a decent number of shooters too and a gun club is the place to find them. By the way, I put a few little videos on youtube ages ago when I was trialling the idea. If you search for 'long range rimfire silhouette shooting' you should be able to find them fairly easily.
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Post by bladeracer » 08 Jan 2019, 3:03 pm

wildcard6 wrote:The infrastructure required to hold this event is extensive. Ten each Ram, Turkey, Pig and Chicken targets [Lever action scale], plus ten each Chickens and Pigs [scoped rimfire rifle scale]. Elevated stands to put the 300-yard Rams on, plus of course a 300 yard range! If you've got all that I'm sure you could do it elsewhere, but I haven't... One of the key elements to a fun shoot is having a decent number of shooters too and a gun club is the place to find them. By the way, I put a few little videos on youtube ages ago when I was trialling the idea. If you search for 'long range rimfire silhouette shooting' you should be able to find them fairly easily.


I figured if you were organising the competition that you already had the targets, and targets can be put up anywhere, even on a farm ;-) You might even find you get more interest as lots of people don't like having to shoot at approved ranges.
I'll have to order some more half-scale silhouettes I think.

That's a long list of videos :-)
Can you narrow it down a bit more?
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Post by bladeracer » 08 Jan 2019, 9:21 pm

wildcard6 wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOKgfLnLimg


Nice, I have seen that before.
Me at 240m :-)
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Post by wildcard6 » 08 Jan 2019, 9:41 pm

I've tried to upload a photo of the target set, but can't work out what I'm doing wrong. Sorry!
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Post by bladeracer » 08 Jan 2019, 9:54 pm

wildcard6 wrote:I've tried to upload a photo of the target set, but can't work out what I'm doing wrong. Sorry!


That would be cool.
Bit hard to get across to SA for a shoot, but I could set up my own and have a play :-)
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Post by Gamerancher » 09 Jan 2019, 7:52 am

Look up 22bpcr on the www, scaled targets at 50,100, 150 and 200m. Ram is 40% of full size ram. The lever gun ones you are using are 1/2 size ( 50%)
Shot with late 1800's rifles, or replicas thereof, exposed hammer, iron sights or period correct scopes with external adjustments.
Chickens @ 50m are shot offhand, the rest any position using cross-sticks, prone being the favored position.
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Post by wildcard6 » 09 Jan 2019, 1:10 pm

The targets I am using are RIMFIRE targets used in the Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette [smallbore] match. I can't say whether they are 40 or 50%, I don't know. They only form the basic target set for the shoot though, with the larger targets being progressively replaced with smaller ones with each successive detail. They are the Scoped Rimfire Rifle targets and they are SMALL. The chickens at 100m are not much more than MOA size, so there's a challenge even at the minimum range. I keep trying to upload a photo, but each time I fail. Anybody know how to do it?
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Post by bladeracer » 09 Jan 2019, 1:16 pm

wildcard6 wrote:The targets I am using are RIMFIRE targets used in the Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette [smallbore] match. I can't say whether they are 40 or 50%, I don't know. They only form the basic target set for the shoot though, with the larger targets being progressively replaced with smaller ones with each successive detail. They are the Scoped Rimfire Rifle targets and they are SMALL. The chickens at 100m are not much more than MOA size, so there's a challenge even at the minimum range. I keep trying to upload a photo, but each time I fail. Anybody know how to do it?


It might be the size? Must be under 2Mb to upload.
Would be damned handy if the software were smart enough to decide what size it wants to make them.
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Post by wildcard6 » 09 Jan 2019, 1:30 pm

The image I'm trying to upload is 1.4mb. I have emailed the site operator asking for instructions/help.
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