Back in the old days!


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Mike Poole recently sent me some photos of some old info about IR 50/50 shooting in the old days.

Some guys on these lists have passed on but they will be remembered.

For those of us that have not, here is a trip down memory lane.

We owe a lot to the guys on these lists. They led the way and helped a great many of us.

There are many stories that could be told about each of these guys.

Maybe some of the readers here will share those stories here.



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A bit before my time as well, but I recognize some names. I think I only shot a couple matches in 2003, then got into the game in 2004.
I have a letter that was sent to me by Mike Poole and I would like to share it with everyone.

The letter may take a little explanation.

The tuner that Hoke is talking about was the Hoehn 4000+ tuner. This tuner was the first widely available tuner made for RFBR shooters. Up until it came out most tuners were being made one off by the smith or the shooter himself.

Ron Hoehn developed, manufactured, and sold it. The 4000+ is a reference for wished for scores shot in BR 50. A score of 4000 would win just about any target shot at any level. BR 50 required 50 scoring shots in 30 minutes. The BR 50 target is the same as the ARA target but twice as many bulls and 10 more minutes to shoot.

It was also the first worst edge scored target in RFBR.

The Hoehn 4000+ tuner later became the Harrel's tuner widely used today.

I think that is all I need to say. Enjoy!



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Did they ever find out who I A shooter was?
Yea 185 darn close. Maybe a little less depending on temperature. 📊 😜
When I get most of this info up I'll add some comments. I hope others will as well. History is very important. If you don't know where you have been you can't know where you are going.



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