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by richard
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Smallbore Rifle
Topic: air rifle for practice
Replies: 8
Views: 635

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: 17
Views: 670

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: 546

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: 2076

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: 15
Views: 1144

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: 4224

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: 921

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...
by richard
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: Flinch!
Replies: 26
Views: 6406

Re: Flinch!

Good comments all, but I have tried them all and I shoot air rifles almost every day. I don't think there is a cure, for me at least!
by richard
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: .25-06
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: .25-06

Since nobody else answered you I will. I don't know about Gerry's comment but the 25/06 is a real thumper. I am on my second one which is a 700 classic and I have shot silo with it. I would not pick it as a silo rifle but I had it so I used it. I bought it for varmint hunting and it is a lot of gun ...
by richard
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Club House
Topic: Big Changes
Replies: 117
Views: 10580

Re: Big Changes

Change is not fun. I never had a problem or issue with the score books. The only sanctioned matches run at our club are NRA silo. IMHSA silo, and Field Target and of course all are not NRA disciplines. All of the other stuff is run as club non-sanctioned because nobody wants to bother with the extra...
by richard
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: 45-70 caliber
Replies: 8
Views: 1927

Re: 45-70 caliber

I shoot a 45-70 and recoil is no worse than my 30-30 and I don't ring any rams. I load fairly light but bullets are big. Load is 13 grains of trail boss with a 350 or 405 grain cast bullet. Rifle is a long barreled Marlin 1894. Cheap to shoot, and fun.
Rick Bassett
by richard
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Club House
Topic: Rule 6.2 Firing Point
Replies: 15
Views: 2003

Re: Rule 6.2 Firing Point

Wow! Somebody actually is reading the rules, what a concept!
by richard
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: 2018 PA Cowboy Classic - Regional Program
Replies: 17
Views: 3436

Re: 2018 PA Cowboy Classic - Regional Program

EVERYONE involved at Ridgway did their usual excellent job at a premier facility. I would suggest that perhaps the setters should choose another sport because they have had really bad luck with water polo. It is refreshing to see a group of people that respect our flag, national anthem, and therefor...
by richard
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Air Rifle & Pistol
Topic: Dual Purpose Air Rifle
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Re: Dual Purpose Air Rifle

Air rifles are great for practice for other disciplines however air rifle silo is a discipline in and of itself. Consider shooting it. It certainly will not hurt your other shooting interests. Now to answer your question. Almost any air rifle with a grooved receiver will accept a rear aperture sight...
by richard
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Club House
Topic: Silhouette in Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

Re: Silhouette in Florida

I have shot smallbore and smallbore lever silhouette at the Tallahassee club but alas, they follow NRA rules but their matches I believe are not NRA approved.
Rick B.