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Offline Quinncannon

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Ten straight AQT's in practice.
« on: January 06, 2019, 02:54:24 PM »
Here's some practice targets I have shot lately, scores from a high of 249 to a low of 244. I'll take it! Looking forward to our next shoot!
I'm fortunate to have my own range and can shoot when I please!

Well, tried posting pics, not working!
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Re: Ten straight AQT's in practice.
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 11:59:39 PM »
WOW!!!!

Need to take some lessons from you!  :beer:

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Re: Ten straight AQT's in practice.
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 10:46:34 AM »
Thank you!
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Re: Ten straight AQT's in practice.
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 12:47:10 PM »
Its good to see instructors practice regularly.

My range is 25 miles down the road, and getting there once a week is pretty good.

Your marksmanship is good, and congratulations are in order.
   

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Re: Ten straight AQT's in practice.
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 02:42:30 PM »
Thanks, I do like shooting! Getting ready to go shoot in a few minutes! KD tomorrow!
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Re: Ten straight AQT's in practice.
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 04:12:49 PM »
That's some darn fine shootin' !
Many people, myself included, hit a wall. This is also know as the point of diminishing returns. Eye fatigue, that sort of thing. Do you experience this? If so, when... and how do you deal with it? I find kneeling / sitting to be uncomfortable after about two rounds of doing it and I would welcome suggestions about how to combat the general fatigue.

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Re: Ten straight AQT's in practice.
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 10:38:34 PM »
That's some darn fine shootin' !
Many people, myself included, hit a wall. This is also know as the point of diminishing returns. Eye fatigue, that sort of thing. Do you experience this? If so, when... and how do you deal with it? I find kneeling / sitting to be uncomfortable after about two rounds of doing it and I would welcome suggestions about how to combat the general fatigue.
Sir, I have hit a wall too, I've only scored 250 twice, once in practice and once at an Appleseed. I do score a few 248's and 249's, but the average seems to be about 246. Those few points to 250 seem to be a lot farther away than a mere few points! LOL

I used to be an irons sight shooter only, but because of diminishing eyesight, I have had to start using scoped rifles, started this in earnest in 2016. Since then, eye strain is not so bad, but I do get it at times! I try to stay hydrated and use eye drops when needed.

I have had to modify my sitting position, I can't sit cross legged anymore, so I now have my legs and feet in a somewhat bowlegged position ( ) no strain on my knees. I stretch over, place my elbows on the inside of my knees and I'm good to go, very stable! I average 48-50 on this stage, always have plenty of time. I wish I had done it this way long time ago!

I have found that I can over practice, I don't usually shoot more than two on a given day. Some days, I only shoot one of the particular stages. Standing is my weakest, can be frustrating, but if I get the proper NPOA, breathing and trigger control, many times I will score a 50, but average about 48. I don't use the sling on standing. I just don't like it for that.

Hope this helps, shooting some KD tomorrow on an all steel range! Thanks for your kind words!
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250 Perfect score, Bald Knob, 17 June, 2018
Distinguished, Bald Knob, Jan 2019

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Re: Ten straight AQT's in practice.
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2019, 10:41:54 PM »
Thanks for the tips. Always trying to learn more! Good luck tomorrow  :---

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Re: Ten straight AQT's in practice.
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 10:47:49 AM »
Thanks for the advice. I shot my Distinguished last year, however, it’s clear I have a lot more practice in my future before I achieve that “250” patch!
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Re: Ten straight AQT's in practice.
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 10:42:12 PM »
Thanks for the advice. I shot my Distinguished last year, however, it’s clear I have a lot more practice in my future before I achieve that “250” patch!
You're welcome, I'm glad to help what little I can. What changed a lot for me was retiring in January 2017, the amount of shooting I do went up to a new level. I was already an avid shooter, but the amount of range sessions for the reduced course and KD went up exponentially. Good practice and lots of ammo made a big difference. Living on my own range helps too.
"This we"ll defend"

Rifleman patch, first Appleseed, N. Little Rock, April 2009.
KD qualified, Talledega, July 2016
KD qualified, Manchester, Sept 2016
Distinguished, Bald Knob, Jan 2018
Distinguished, Bald Knob, June 2018
Infernoseed, Bald Knob, June 2018
250 Perfect score, Bald Knob, 17 June, 2018
Distinguished, Bald Knob, Jan 2019

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Re: Ten straight AQT's in practice.
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2019, 07:37:10 PM »
Up to fifteen in a row now, all over a 244.
"This we"ll defend"

Rifleman patch, first Appleseed, N. Little Rock, April 2009.
KD qualified, Talledega, July 2016
KD qualified, Manchester, Sept 2016
Distinguished, Bald Knob, Jan 2018
Distinguished, Bald Knob, June 2018
Infernoseed, Bald Knob, June 2018
250 Perfect score, Bald Knob, 17 June, 2018
Distinguished, Bald Knob, Jan 2019