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by richard
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Air Rifle & Pistol
Topic: new springer.....
Replies: 11
Views: 2127

Re: new springer.....

Both of those rifles are good choices. They are both well made and accurate. I have used both for air rifle silhouette. My last remaining spring rifle is an air arms Pro sport which I think has just a bit better balance but it is more expensive and the cocking cycle takes some getting use to. If you...
by richard
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: Favorite 32-20 Load and 25-20 too!
Replies: 30
Views: 3218

Re: Favorite 32-20 Load and 25-20 too!

I have a marlin in 32-20 and love the rifle. I have never used anything but 4.5 grains of unique with a 115 grain lyman cast bullet. Honestly I would suspect that the .38/.357 caliber would be the best all around for pistol cartridge silo but I really like to use the older calibers. It's just more f...
by richard
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Air Rifle & Pistol
Topic: New England air rifle silhouette clubs
Replies: 9
Views: 2185

Re: New England air rifle silhouette clubs

I apologize in advance for being one of those guys that responds and does not answer your question. I lived in Connecticut quite some time ago and found that there was very little interest in New England for silhouette shooting in general, let alone airgun shooting. I did run a few air silo matches ...
by richard
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Air Rifle & Pistol
Topic: Perch width for the animals?
Replies: 5
Views: 2255

Re: Perch width for the animals?

Read the sentence before the one you just quoted. It's in section 4, TARGETS. The perch, pad, or stand should be the same size as the foot or feet on the animal are. The reality is that we use what is available. Some ranges just use rails which is not correct but way better than not shooting. The id...
by richard
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Air Rifle & Pistol
Topic: Time for new target stands...thoughts please!
Replies: 8
Views: 3026

Re: Time for new target stands...thoughts please!

Very best wishes for you and your air pistol silo program. Easy to run and needs little space plus it is not very expensive to get into as a shooter. We currently run both indoor and outdoor air pistol silhouette. I really hate resettables but they do speed things up if that's what you want. We use ...
by richard
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Club House
Topic: $20,000 Worth of Prizes added at Raton
Replies: 43
Views: 5357

Re: $20,000 Worth of Prizes added at Raton

I have been running matches and shooting mostly NRA silhouette and airgun field target and have tried to figure all of this out. I certainly don't know what the secret is for getting participation but I have some GENERAL observations. 1. No bad mouthing here, however, shotgunners are different than ...
by richard
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: 2019 PA Lever Action Regional
Replies: 15
Views: 4164

Re: 2019 PA Lever Action Regional

Ridgway Rifle Club is the center of the universe for rifle silhouette(at least in the EAST)! EVERYONE involved did an outstanding job! Great venue!
I am still a little confused though; do we do we finish on our first animal or do we start on our last animal ??? eh!

by richard
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Rifles for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1586

Rifles for sale

I have the following rifles for sale that I no longer shoot. Remington 40 XC in 7.62 NATO with Tomkins spirit level front sight and Redfield Palma rear. It was shot for 6-7 years in the Connecticut big bore league and is a good shooter. $1400. Remington 40 XC-KS in .223 cal. with same sights as the ...
by richard
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Smallbore Rifle
Topic: air rifle for practice
Replies: 8
Views: 3239

Re: air rifle for practice

First of all, air rifles are not just rifles to use for practice for something else however they have their advantages. I would think that ANY rifle you shoot in practice would help you shoot other rifles better in different shooting disciplines. I hope that makes sense. Anyway any rifle you practic...
by richard
Thu May 16, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: Spotting
Replies: 18
Views: 4693

Re: Spotting

There is no formula for being a good spotter. The most important thing is to take it seriously and do your best. I find that trying to line up and standing directly behind the shooter and as close to his line of sight as possible helps a lot. Sitting down alongside the shooter is more comfortable bu...
by richard
Mon May 13, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Air Rifle & Pistol
Topic: Not silhouette, but a close second
Replies: 0
Views: 2246

Not silhouette, but a close second

Falls Twsp. Rifle and Pistol Assn. ( near Philadelphia, PA) will be holding our first airgun field target match of the year this coming sunday, May 19. It will be pretty much our normal fare with a 40 shot pistol course interlaced with our 60 shot rifle course shot concurrently. Normal for us is a d...
by richard
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: Reloading
Replies: 60
Views: 9923

Re: Reloading

Reloading is not difficult. I can do it and I taught myself BUT forget that Lee thing. They make some good stuff but that is not what you want. You need to get at least one reloading manual and READ it. It should explain almost everything for you. You probably don't know enough to ask good questions...
by richard
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: Are Remington products as crappy as I have read?
Replies: 25
Views: 5903

Re: Are Remington products as crappy as I have read?

I have a few 700s and they shoot well. It is worth changing out the trigger though. The last one I bought was a .223 and I have not done much with it but I did have to get adjustable scope rings to get it sighted in so based on that one gun the QC is falling off a bit. Someone asked about the Marlin...
by richard
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: Scoped Lever action silhouette
Replies: 51
Views: 9366

Re: Scoped Lever action silhouette

NO, NO, and NO! If you want to use a scope go shoot any other silhouette discipline. Hey, why do you think the animals are so big in lever gun? Answer, because we can only use iron sights. Yea, I know, my eyesight is lousy too and I have eye diseases, and am 74 years old. So.
by richard
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Air Rifle & Pistol
Topic: Lighter Springer alternative
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

Re: Lighter Springer alternative

I will respectfully disagree with some of the posts. I had a R-7 and an R-8 and although they were lovely guns for plinking, I could never get them to shoot anywhere near well out past the pigs. I have had an R-9, a HW-77, an R-10, and several TX-200s. They all shot well and ,yes, they were harder t...