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    Thumbs up Bullseye Season

    Well, Another bull season starts this weeekend. It is the first match of the year. I have high hopes for this season. I am trying to make master by May. This will be no easy task. I have to shoot better than ever.

    I managed to get some range time this past week. Just sighting in my pistols. I put a new barrel on my High Standard. It shoots better. I can put 10 rounds touching a dime @ 25 yards (off sandbags). If only I could shoot that good one handed, my goal would be easily attainable.

    I'll try to keep everyone posted.

    10's and X's

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    By all means keep us in the loop on the matches and how things go for you Benz. Luck of the Irish be with you...

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    Yeah, keep us informed. I'm slowly starting Bullseye. Reading the Bullseyepistol.com info and shooting BE style in the Monday night league. I figure when I get decent with the 1911 I'll add a .22 and then start playing with the BE folks.

    ciao!

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    First match

    Well, My first match was less than great. I went in expecting to break 2300. but, i only scored 2245.

    My .22 was plagued by malfunctions. I had a triple alibi on the national match course. The first string of timed fire I only got one shot down range. My next string, I only got one shot down range. On my alibi string, I managed to get all five rounds down range. Out of seven rounds i scored 58- 1x.

    Another thing I wasn't happy about. We shot the reduced slow fire targets at 25 yds. This reduces the normal xring from 1.625" to .625". I hate this target. It is supposed to mimic the full size @ 50 yds. I have never shot this target well.

    All in all, it was a bad day in my bullseye carrer. But, a bad day shooting is better than a good day at work. I did have one maeter level target. It was timed fire in the centerfire match. I managed a 97-7 for ten rounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leam View Post
    Yeah, keep us informed. I'm slowly starting Bullseye. Reading the Bullseyepistol.com info and shooting BE style in the Monday night league. I figure when I get decent with the 1911 I'll add a .22 and then start playing with the BE folks.

    ciao!

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    Leam, Go ahead and get you a .22 You will shoot it better than your .45. Don't wait go ahead and get into a match. You need to shoot with others. they will give you words of encouragement and unsolicited advice. Both of which are very useful in this sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benzbuilder View Post
    Leam, Go ahead and get you a .22 You will shoot it better than your .45. Don't wait go ahead and get into a match. You need to shoot with others. they will give you words of encouragement and unsolicited advice. Both of which are very useful in this sport.
    We are close, almost bought a Ruger tonight for my wife. The gun store has a used S&W Model 22a but I have no idea on the merits or lack for that one. I've always favord the Ruger anyway.

    ciao!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leam View Post
    We are close, almost bought a Ruger tonight for my wife. The gun store has a used S&W Model 22a but I have no idea on the merits or lack for that one. I've always favord the Ruger anyway.

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    I have heard horror stories about the MK III. It is a real bear to detail strip. If you only want to clean the bore and breechface. Then by all means go for it. You can always upgrade later. Most of the guys in our club shoot a marvel conversion on a 1911 frame. I shoot a High Standard Victor. I was the first in our club to shoot the HS in a match. Now, there are three of us. Although, all of us shoot vintage HS. The new ones have not gotten great reviews. I would recommend the buckmark to start with. they are easy to upgrade (Better barrel, scope mount, etc).

    What brand of .45 are you shooting?

    Later,
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    I thought about a conversion upper for my Springfield loaded but didn't think it'd be accurate enough for bullseye. Besides, it's always nice to reason out a new pistol!

    My overall plan is to blend shooting and learning to gunsmith at Montgomery Community College. In a year or two they have a class on pistol fixing and my plan is to build a "real" bullseye pistol then. Given that I'm still learning to shoot the timing seems about right. Last night's match found me easily in the bottom third of the shooters and the target was a 6" black circle at 50'. I was really jerking the trigger even though i know better.

    Haven't looked at the Ruger's for many years so on your note I'll do a bit more careful inspection. My wife likes the mag release near the trigger and not at the bottom of the grip. Of course, she also likes the fit of the polymer frame.

    One factor in the decision will be aftermarket parts and support. Like I said, I'm looking to learn how to work on them too so availability of parts is important. I've heard lots good about the old HS but not sure how much you can "do" to it. Of course, there's probably a lot of things I don't know yet.

    ciao!

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    about all you can do to a HS is install an aftermarket barrel. If you want to build a .22 conversion. Look into the Marvel kits. they are widely used in bullseye. It also makes sense to have the same trigger on all your pistols. You only have to learn one trigger pull. You can tune two triggers the same.

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    Yeah, that's where I think the Ruger could shine. Really, I'm not sure why I haven't bought one yet. Lack of $$ never really stopped me before...

    ciao!

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