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kevinpagano
01-30-2010, 12:52 PM
I was wondering how challenging a golf ball size target would be to hit at 100 yds for you guys with the more premium quality rifles. Been thinking about putting together a fun match

DonMatzeder
01-30-2010, 12:58 PM
That's about right for the target. How big would the bull be?

kevinpagano
01-30-2010, 01:05 PM
Thanks for reply. This would be a reactive target. So hit or miss only. 2 classes. Unlimited and stock. Factory rifle costing 600 dollars or less.

Del Martin
01-30-2010, 01:27 PM
I was wondering how challenging a golf ball size target would be to hit at 100 yds for you guys with the more premium quality rifles. Been thinking about putting together a fun match
We are going to be putting on a similar match at our club this spring. The other thing we will try is using a slightly easier target for the novice first-time shooter. It really helps if you have a spotter or at least a way to telling where your shots are going. We have seen people who are missing and they don't have a clue where their shots are going so they get very frustrated and give up.

kevinpagano
01-30-2010, 01:53 PM
What do you think about a golf ball for the target. A spotter is a great idea. I have shot some silhouette so I know what you mean. I was also thinking about a closer target for beginners

Del Martin
01-30-2010, 02:39 PM
What do you think about a golf ball for the target. A spotter is a great idea. I have shot some silhouette so I know what you mean. I was also thinking about a closer target for beginners
We have thought about all the possibilities. A novice still likes to feel he is competing with everyone else. If you are giving awards or scoring then how do you compare scores? So, we decided the same distance and the same scoring just a slightly larger target. We need to keep it simple with the least amount of set-up time and scoring. We don't want to be going down range and re-setting targets all the time. That's one of the things that killed silhouette with us. It really is a lot of fun.

crb
01-30-2010, 02:40 PM
I shoot in a long range silhouette match. They use 3/8 scale targets. Link below. For breaking ties they have been using std rimfire 1/5 scale targets at the end of the ram line [ 188 meters ]. 2 pigs, 2 turkeys, 4 chickens. Hitting 2 or 3 of the chickens is pretty common for the better shooters. They are probably close to the size of a golf ball.

Now that being said, due to the design of the target stands it is possible to bounce the bullet into the target so if you make your target holder so this is impossible it will make it a bit more difficult to hit the golf ball at 100 yds.

If you make the target stand with a vertical 'fence' just in front of the ball holder you could then make the ball holder adjustable somehow so that you could hide a portion of the ball behind the fence to increase the difficulty. Maybe make the first few balls stand above the fence and make the last ones so that less of the ball is showing.

http://www.cherokeegunclub.org/HTML53.phtml

1813benny
01-30-2010, 02:41 PM
We used to do egg shoots for the kids at 50 yards, golf balls at 100 for the adults. Kids loved to explode an egg when they hit it. Just put a dab of glue on a piece of string and put it on the egg the night before.

crb
01-30-2010, 02:42 PM
. It really helps if you have a spotter or at least a way to telling where your shots are going. We have seen people who are missing and they don't have a clue where their shots are going so they get very frustrated and give up.


A spotter is important.

What kind of sighter arrangement ?

Wapiti
01-30-2010, 03:15 PM
Kevin,
Please post the match schedule for some of us "semi-locals". Where will it be held?

Good shooting!:D

1gunsnotenough
01-30-2010, 03:23 PM
considering the fact that a few friends and I shoot golfballs at 50yds with a pistol 100 yds with a rifle should not be too difficult.

DonMatzeder
01-30-2010, 03:26 PM
You might want to try paint balls for your hard target.

snowsnake
01-30-2010, 06:27 PM
Get a bag of tootsie pops. They are about the same size as a golf ball and will crack apart when you hit it. Dumdum suckers are a little smaller if you want a little more challange. Just rig up a board with drilled holes for the sticks and your set to go.

kevinpagano
01-30-2010, 08:44 PM
This is a thought on a fun match. I just moved to New Mexico from Colorado and the club I will be joining does not have any rimfire matches to my knowledge. So I will post and let you guys know if I get the match up and going. I appreciate all the ideas. I thought we would run 10 balls for score in 5 min with a total of 100 shots. with a sighter target on paper (basically circles same size as ball) next to the bank of real targets. I have also thought of silhouette animals all the size of a chicken. I would want the match to be challenging enough that a perfect score 100 would be very difficult but could be accomplished. Kind of like a 40 in a Silhouette match.

David Valdina
01-30-2010, 08:49 PM
Go to this site and read up. Pretty close idea to what has been posted.
http://www.rvbprecision.com/
I have taken part in it for the past few years. Centerfire shoots 200 and 300 yards. Rimfire 100 yards, 9x scope max. 3 sets of 5 eggs each, 10 shots per set max. Person with the most eggs broken and least number of shots wins. No wind flags have ever been out, I don't know if allowed or not. I shoot this event with a Ruger 77/17 in .17 HMR.

Del Martin
01-30-2010, 08:56 PM
Kevin,
Please post the match schedule for some of us "semi-locals". Where will it be held?

Good shooting!:D
Our matches are are the Albany Rifle and Pistol Club in Oregon. We shoot the fourth Sat. of the month beginning in April. Our web site is www.arpc.info.

crb, That range of yours is very nice. What a great silhouette set up!

We like to put at least several hundred rounds down range for score so paper punching is still our game. That would be a whole bunch of suckers for our shooters. We just are not going with a sanctioned program. Also, we will be shooting 50 yd and 100 yd rimfire targets. There is a a range rule that only allows us to shoot on targets posted on the frames so bouncing golf balls around is not going to work. Agree it it is an easy target that is why shooting for score at a bulls-eye target separates the shooters from the plinkers.

Bob259
02-01-2010, 07:16 AM
At our local weekly Silhouette matches we started a fun shoot at a ping pong ball at 100M. Made a rod like an upside down 'L' and ran a fine wire from the outer end to a ping pong ballm or small foam ball hanging about a foot down from the rod. Everyone put in a buck and the one that hit it got the pot. Now shooting off hand you would think the pot would grow but someone usually won it every week. :)

It was a lot of fun and everyone usually tried it after watching.

rattletrap1970
02-01-2010, 08:18 AM
Necco wafers. They are awful candies but make great 200 yard targets. Turn to powder when you hit them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wiki_Necco_with_product.jpg

sofarfrome
02-01-2010, 05:00 PM
What do you think about a golf ball for the target. A spotter is a great idea. I have shot some silhouette so I know what you mean. I was also thinking about a closer target for beginners

I believe golf balls would not be such a SAFE target as when the bullet hits the ball it will not penetrate, it will ricochet. I was nearly hit by a ricochet when someone shot at a bowling pin at 100 yards and the bullet came back and hit the post next to me. I said something to the guy shooting the 10/22 and he said I was full of crap. As I was packing up my gear he was still banging away at the bowling pins and all of a sudden I hear a bullet hit the garbage can right next to where he was sitting. He looked at me and shrugged. I told the range officer and then left.

just my 2 cents...but let me know if you ever come to a club near me and shoot at golf balls as I will leave immediately and you can have the range all to your self :D

BrentD
02-01-2010, 06:04 PM
I was wondering how challenging a golf ball size target would be to hit at 100 yds for you guys with the more premium quality rifles. Been thinking about putting together a fun match

Not very. In schuetzen the 100 yd target has a 3/4" bull. Perfect scores are shot frequently. 249s out of 250 can be good for 3rd place or worse.

Shooting golf balls with .22 is likely to result in bullets leaving the range.
Brent

S/S
02-01-2010, 08:31 PM
BrentD,
Those Schuetzen Shooters always amaze me. I agree, they shoot 3/4 inch groups at 100 yds. frequently.

And don't forget how they have to do it.
No tuners are allowed.
One piece rest are not allowed.
At a lot of the events I've been to there were no flags.
And no Bolt Actions are allowed.

They do all this at 100 yds, like you said a 249 out of 250 on there 3/4 inch target may give you only a third place. And there doing it with old High Walls, Ruger # 1's, and other actions from days gone by.

Those Schuetzen guys are just amazing when it comes to shooting 22's at 100 yds and I've seen a lot of there scores and groups that were under 3/4 inch, some were under 1/2 inch.
SS

BrentD
02-01-2010, 08:43 PM
S/S,
We do like our old .22s. And they are no slouches for accuracy, but I don't know how well they compare to the benchresters here. I would like to see someday, but I don't shoot this game. As a schuetzen shooter, I'm interested in ideas that transfer and much of the stuff I see from guys like Calfee seems to transfer pretty well, and I used some of that info in going about setting up my own .22 low wall, though I did not do the really critical stuff myself.

While 100 yds is fun, the real action is at 200 yds where shooting .22s becomes a real science and we see the shooter being at least as important as the rifle.

We do use a lot of windflags however. And we use mirage and all the same things that any benchrester would use. But we do not shoot at 50 yds. I always wonder about that with the most modern stuff. I would think you guys would be bored stiff, but apparently not. One day, I'll get my chance to shoot against a Calfee rifle or similar at 200 yds.

Brent

SGJennings
02-01-2010, 09:26 PM
What do you think about a golf ball for the target. A spotter is a great idea. I have shot some silhouette so I know what you mean. I was also thinking about a closer target for beginners

Might try ping pong balls or the cheapie plastic practice golf balls with a bit of double sided tape to hold them down. Cheaper and safer than real golf balls.

Put a sheet of white foam board behind them so people can tell where they're hitting.

Greg J.