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    Old time Rimfire disapline

    Some years ago I came across an article about Rimfire Benchrest shot indoors where a competitor would shoot one shot at a round paper disc then the disc would be placed on a peg and the runout would be measured with a dial indicator to measure who had placed their shot closest to the centre to find the winner.
    Does any one have recollection of this type of shooting and where it was shot?

    Keith Smith
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    I think you are referring to bottle cap matches.

    Try this thread for some basic info and example photos.
    http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...d.php?t=287640

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Hozzie View Post
    I think you are referring to bottle cap matches.

    Try this thread for some basic info and example photos.
    http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...d.php?t=287640
    Thank you for your reply Hozzie that's exactly what I was looking for.
    I think the first time I read about this was in Prescision Shooting years ago.

    Keith
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    I wonder

    knowing the inequity and randomness of Rimfire ammo, what sense a game like that might make? Sounds more like a dice game to me.

    Pete

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    Makes one wonder

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    knowing the inequity and randomness of Rimfire ammo, what sense a game like that might make? Sounds more like a dice game to me.

    Pete
    why you folks play around with those things at all.

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    Heck it gives something to complain about that no one can argue with. and then there is that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel ( but that could just be another freight train coming.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    knowing the inequity and randomness of Rimfire ammo, what sense a game like that might make? Sounds more like a dice game to me.

    Pete
    They shoot it standing, try it. You may look kind of foolish getting your a$$ kicked by a bunch of old guys with out of round ammo..... lol... jim

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    bottle cap shooting

    Wass is just as clueless about this as most things. Pete take a couple of those Wed. night Coopers down to Penn. and show Peightal and the boys how to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    knowing the inequity and randomness of Rimfire ammo, what sense a game like that might make? Sounds more like a dice game to me.

    Pete
    Bless ya Pete, you have a future as a motivational speaker, maybe volunteer at the suicide hot line center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glp View Post
    why you folks play around with those things at all.
    LOL.....Why do people climb Mt Everest?

    Having been involved in multiple shooting disciplines for well over 40 years, I found it a worthwhile goal to see how close I could approach CF precision with RF.

    Well it's still not close but considering what we're working with in regards to ignition, obturation of soft lead projectiles, horrid ballistics, and literally dozens of other variables that prohibit RF from ever approaching CF precision....it's a fun ride!

    Besides, you're competing against others who have the same handicap and the competition is every bit as fierce as any other shooting endeavor, and the skill needed to win is just as important as any other competitive sport.

    Landy

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    And if you are 82 you can still participate

    And sometimes win, its still fun.
    Jim M

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    bottle caps

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    looking for bottle cap gun competitors
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    bottle cap

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    Wow what a gun!

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