So what is the longest shot you have come across in a match for pistols? We just incorporated a rifle bay into our monthly match so I said Fuck it and made a par timed 75 yard to 50 yard stage to see how people react outside their comfort zone. Didn't see anything in the rules limiting me on this but if there is I would like to know about it.
Longest shot in a match
Posted 28 August 2016 - 12:50 AM
There are classifiers for that, Long Range Standards 2 https://www.uspsa.or...fiers/08-05.pdf (I put that one in at a club match when I was the MD) and Area 4 Standards https://www.uspsa.or...fiers/08-06.pdf (included the 2016 Area 4 Matchbook)
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 06:36 AM
longest i've seen lately was 40 yards to an array of 3 poppers and 1 mini. not an easy shot, but makeable if you know where your gun shoots. I wouldn't have any issue with 50-75 yard shots, but I think it would be best to incorporate them into a low-round-count stage so as not to add insult to injury when people zero the stage.
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 07:07 AM
There used to be an informal all steel match hereabouts that required hits anywhere from 10 to 120 yards. Some stages were par, some comstock. The longest shots were on rectangular plates that were approximately 3x3 feet square. It was interesting to see how many people couldn't hit beyond 25 or so; I don't think they ever considered checking or setting sights for such work.
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 07:43 AM
Long range steel sucks for local match flow because doods will camp there and blow mag after mag at it trying to hit it. Plus calibration issues. Hope your RM has a really nice calibration gun with a scope. At Nationals in Tulsa years ago they had NS behind mini poppers at about 40 yards on one stage. Amidon (the RM) said he had 14 no shoots on that stage.
Put some paper out there and the same doods will throw two or three at it, miss all 3 and drive on.
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Posted 29 August 2016 - 05:59 AM
Our bays are on the short side so we don't shoot more than 25 yards as a rule. Longest I have seen is 50 yards. No need to go long to make shots difficult. Stages become to hard to administer in a reasonable time.
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