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Offline Kenobi_fan

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First Time Shooting the "Red Coat" target
« on: March 04, 2010, 05:24:55 PM »
Getting ready for the Bonfield event on April 17-18.  Just shot my first red coat this morning.  Thanks to the guys who were handing them out at the Bloomington Gun & Knife Show last weekend.  Hopefully I can hit all red by the end of the event.  Getting excited! :---

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Re: First Time Shooting the "Red Coat" target
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010, 05:35:48 PM »
Very nice, padwan (I noticed the username...)

And nice rifle, I have a Stag myself - made right here in CT where I'm from.  :D

Have a great time in Bonfield.

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Re: First Time Shooting the "Red Coat" target
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010, 05:42:33 PM »
Thanks, love my stag.  May the Force be with you. 8)

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Re: First Time Shooting the "Red Coat" target
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 06:08:38 PM »
Not bad for your first time!  I'm waiting for my "first time" again with the AR i don't have yet...hopefully by April!

See you @ Bonfield  :---

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Re: First Time Shooting the "Red Coat" target
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010, 06:52:04 PM »
Excellent work Gun show Promo @ Bloomington!!

And of course excellent work on that Redcoat Kenobi O0

You will have a lot of fun down at the fine ISRA Facilities, look like a good instrcutor corp is forming up for there as well, you will not be disappointed O0

P.S. Seeing as how you are doing some homework prior to the shoot, I'll give you a little tip for that Redcoat Target, but you have to promise not to tell another soul.... Promise?..... OK, start with the "Headshot" and work your way up backwards. Now remember the deal, and whatever you do don't tell Fred &)
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Re: First Time Shooting the "Red Coat" target
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010, 08:05:16 PM »
Nice work - that will calm down into tight little groups quickly

100 yd - respiratory pause

200 yd - resp pause & trigger control

300 yd - better

400 yd - NPOA

headshot - NPOA

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Re: First Time Shooting the "Red Coat" target
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2010, 10:10:46 PM »
Thanks for the info guys.  I'll shoot another one in the next few days and post again.

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Re: First Time Shooting the "Red Coat" target
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2010, 12:20:27 PM »
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I'm waiting for my "first time" again with the AR i don't have yet...hopefully by April!
That's how I feel.  Can't wait to shoot with the AR I don't have yet either.  ^-^

Kenobi, you must be strong in the Force to shoot a redcoat like that on your first try!  How are you with a lightsaber instead of a blaster?  ;D :~

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Re: First Time Shooting the "Red Coat" target
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2010, 12:37:46 PM »
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I'm waiting for my "first time" again with the AR i don't have yet...hopefully by April!
That's how I feel.  Can't wait to shoot with the AR I don't have yet either.  ^-^

Kenobi, you must be strong in the Force to shoot a redcoat like that on your first try!  How are you with a lightsaber instead of a blaster?  ;D :~

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Yeah - it's brutal...ordered my upper/weaps kit about 3 weeks ago.  Checking weekend, maybe shipping next week.  in the mean time, collecting "the rest"  ammo, reloading supplies, etc.  sure builds the excitement!

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Re: First Time Shooting the "Red Coat" target
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2010, 12:56:53 PM »
Brutal is the PERFECT word.  I have the ammo, mags, etc. but no AR.  UUUUHHGGGG!  >:( 
"Freedom is preserved by those who die for it, but it will not survive unless people are willing to live for it."
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Re: First Time Shooting the "Red Coat" target
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2010, 02:59:37 PM »
I know how you guys are feeling.  I waited for mine well over 2 years.

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Re: First Time Shooting the "Red Coat" target
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2010, 06:10:41 PM »
Well Done. I see the force is with you.  :cool2:
See you at Bonfield in April.

BF

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Re: First Time Shooting the "Red Coat" target & Gun Show Pictures
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2010, 08:58:00 PM »
Kenobi_fan,

We are all delighted for you and that you took time to stop by our Bloomington Gun Show
Appleseed booth. You have made us all proud of you for what you have attempted.
The program works and I expect you will be prouder yet once you have earned your RIFLEMAN'S badge,
having successfully shot expert on the US Army Qualification test. I have a strong feeling
you are going to do well, learn a great deal and come away even prouder of who you are
as an American with a sense of commitment to your forefathers as one of their posterity.

Congratulations on the effort and thanks from all of us for sharing your enthusiasm.
You have made us all feel happy for our efforts that weekend.  ..:..

You are going to enjoy Bonfield big time!  Nice range, nice facilities and great camping. O0 O0 O0

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Re: First Time Shooting the "Red Coat" target
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2010, 11:01:11 PM »
Thanks guys.  Tightened up my groups a little bit, still sucked on the headshot and the 400.