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#81 racetaco

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 04:17 PM

07/01

ISSA match:

Production
1st place center fire
1st in division

Center fire optics
2nd place center fire
2nd place in division

Observations:
This is such a fun game and I hope it grows! I can’t put into words how much I would recommend someone giving this a try. Having to use your brain a little to remember a shooting order or figure out the best order is a fun change from Steel Challenge. I had a few brain fart strings but overall I’m very happy with my performance. It was kind of interesting to run two nearly identical guns with the exception of one having a red dot sight. My production time was 2.5 seconds faster which doesn’t surprise me only having the CO gun for two days. I actually expected a bigger disparity in times.

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 01:08 PM

07/02

Practice:
Gen4 MOS
238 rounds, 10” & 12” plates @ 25 yards

Observations:
Tried a variety of different loads with a 15# recoil spring. My 125gr blue bullet green dot load has the fewest brass to dot collisions. The majority of this session was spent pushing full transition speed. Shooting with the dot is interesting because it makes subtle irregularities in my form very visible. I’m curious to see in the long term what division I’ll Classify highest in.

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 05:44 PM

07/03

Testing & practice:
300 rounds
Gen3
Gen4
Gen5

Observations:
This was more of a POI-POA & function testing session with some 25 yard group shooting and 50 yard plate work sprinkled in. The main reason was just to be out on a nice 65 degree day, I didn’t feel like training speed or anything important.
Things of note:
My 147gr USPSA load and 115 Steel load hit the dot almost every shot on the Gen4.
115gr HAP with 3.8gr of green dot & fed 200 primer was quite accurate in all 3 guns.
I put a all black front sight on the Gen5, and grip tape on the Gen4 & 5

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 08:24 PM

07/04

SC practice:
Gen4
150 rounds

Observations:
Set up a “round about” type arrangement, low ready starts no timer. I had all the ammo preloaded in mags and just burned strings as fast as possible, probably 80% hits.

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 09:01 PM

If you like the 115 HAP you might consider trying the 115 JHP from Precision Delta. They shoot just as well as the HAP from my Glocks but are much more economical than the HAP, especially when purchased 2000 at a time.

I started with the HAP as my match bullet but now use the 115 JHP from Precision Delta.

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 09:54 PM

If you like the 115 HAP you might consider trying the 115 JHP from Precision Delta. They shoot just as well as the HAP from my Glocks but are much more economical than the HAP, especially when purchased 2000 at a time.I started with the HAP as my match bullet but now use the 115 JHP from Precision Delta.


I agree with you on that, the only reason I have some HAP’s is I had Cabelas bucks to use up.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 09:08 PM

07/06

Practice:
Gen5 & 4
100 rounds

Observations:
Today was a quick session on transition speed. 10” plate @ 15 yards & a 12” plate @ 10 yards with a 2 yard spacing. Back and forth trying to get comfortable with being in .2’s. I can once I’m warmed up and having a good day, but I need that to be my cold normal transition speed. Pushing in practice is paying off, although I’m not seeing any speed gains with the dot yet.....well at least inside 15 yards. Finished off the night with 15 rounds with the Gen4 on the 50 yard plate, and went 15 for 15.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:13 PM

07/10

Practice:
Gen4
300 rounds

Observations:
Open paper @ 7 & 30 yards, back and forth (3 pairs on the 30 yard & 2 pairs on the 7)
Most strings around 7-8 seconds clean, best run 6.03 clean, picked up a few “random” close C’s
Overall a productive practice, I’m trying to burn into my stupid brain that I need to give the second shot at the far target the respect it deserves. My goal for the GSSF match in Billings is to be sub 50 seconds, with my head screwed on right that shouldn’t be a unrealistic expectation.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 05:56 PM

07/14

USPSA match:
2nd place overall
2nd place in carry optics

Observations:
Fun match, awesome squad. 110 A’s 5 C’s 1 mike.
It was a tough match for me because of the heat and having 2 reshoots, one for RO interference and the classifier because it had the wrong size poppers. My first run on that stage was my best ever on a classifier, and the reshoot I picked up a close C... oh well.
83.99% of the match winner, not bad for my first try at CO.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 06:21 PM

07/15

Steel Challenge match:
1st place overall
1st place in carry optics
2nd place overall
1st place in production

Observations:
CO 76.60%
Pendulum 76.78%
Speed option 86.66%
Outer limits 68.29%
Showdown 68.63%
5 To Go 85.30%

Production 75.37%
Pendulum 76.31%
Speed option 69.12%
Outer limits 77.87%
Showdown 81.33%
5 To Go 74.38%

Overall things went OK, honestly I was still tired from the day before. I surprised about doing better in CO than production. It was cool to make A class the first time out, considering it took me over a year to do that in production.

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 07:28 PM

I did a little more math with yesterday’s steel challenge times. Looks like I dropped my total time for production by 5.78 seconds, bringing my total to 120.86 (81.08%). If I can shave another 3.92 seconds I’ll make master! It’s funny that my favorite part of this game is getting home and doing the calculations
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