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    Smile San Diego airgun benchrester.

    Just to let all you serious airgun shooters that we will start @ 8:00 -12 noon on Sunday the 6th at the Police range on 4008 Federal ave.I have heard that there will be guys there with some secret weapons and unknown pellets. so if your comeing bring your best gear.see you all there.H.B.

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    Pictures from 12-6-09...












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    crazyhorse,

    Great pictures, and thanks for posting them ....but, (don't you just hate it when someone throws in a but?), and please don't take this as any kind of criticism as there is none intended and I'm simply trying to offer a word or two (or three) of advice. In fact, the only reason I'm even mentioning this is because of the picture you posted of looking at the target through a scope. I don't know if this was your gun, or someone elses, but that doesn't matter as things just simply don't line up, and I think you, and I'm addressing all shooters, will find it helpful if you first make sure that everything is as close to being level as possible, especially when shooting from the bench.

    Over the years one of the main topics of discussion throughout all of shooting has been about the effects of canting on the accuracy of a gun. If you look at pictures of the top FT shooters as well as any other type of off-hand shooting regardless of discipline, you will find that they usually have some sort of leveling device attached to their scopes, or on their front sight if using iron sights, so that they can be absolutely sure their gun is being held as level as possible just before pulling the trigger. And the same holds true for us, but we have an advantage.

    First, when we are setting up our benches we can use a level to make sure our guns will have an absolutely level surface to sit upon. I set my level across the sides of the top of my rest as that way I will know my gun will be sitting level ever time I pull the trigger, match after match.

    Secondly, when hanging our targets, use a level to make sure that it is hung level on the backer (no matter whether the backer is level or not as that is of little consequence).

    By doing these two things it will not only make mounting a scope easier as you will know you have something absolutely level to look at, but you will also know that your gun is sitting level and there is no canting going on once the scope has been tightened in place.

    It's funny how the minds eye works if your sight picture isn't square. If it's not, while you are trying to relax, instead you will be unconsciously fighting to square everything up. Plus, while trying to align everything you will be applying uneven pressures on your gun causing your pellets, or bullets, to fly all over the place making it seem like there is definitely something wrong with either your pellets or gun, when in deed that may not be the case at all.

    Good luck, and I hope some of this makes sense, and maybe even helps.

    Dave Shattuck

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    Thumbs up san diego match result's

    1ST off thank's Rich for the neat photo's
    1st match 2nd. match
    1st Charline Pray ----4575 1st Steve Reader ----4560
    2. Steve Reader ----4525 2. Charline Pray ------4500
    3. Rich Woods -------3850 3. Roger Lovett ------3350
    4. Roger Lovett -----3200 4.Rich Woods --------3270
    5. Al Waterford ------2350 5. Howard Pray ------2215
    6. Howard Pray ------2000 6. Al Waterford ------2090
    7. Tim Dondlson -----780 7, Tim Dondlson ----- 1750
    long time BR-50 shooter Steve Rrader showed up after a long absent and using J. Harris's gun did exhalent. next week i think that John going to shoot his own gun in the match. everyone had a great time. Tim is making great head way. i got to go back and recheck my gun and retune it..good shoting Charline and Steve. more to come. thanks to all that helped out to make this run smooth. H.B.

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    deliterman,
    Thanks for posting your matches. Question on the BR-50 targets? Do you have a stash of them from years ago? If someone is printing them now I would like the contact info. At our matches after the AGBR we shoot another target. Would love to try a BR-50 target after all thats what started it all.

    Crazyhorse, Keep the pictures coming! Love to see what others are doing with their guns.

    Paul

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    Thumbs up airgun match

    yes Paul these are old one left over from years ago-11or 12 years ago but have a name and info on a guy that did have some made up that look and feel like the real deal I will have to dig out the info for you so it might be a while so hang in there . H.B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Shattuck View Post
    crazyhorse,

    Great pictures, and thanks for posting them ....but, (don't you just hate it when someone throws in a but?), and please don't take this as any kind of criticism as there is none intended and I'm simply trying to offer a word or two (or three) of advice. In fact, the only reason I'm even mentioning this is because of the picture you posted of looking at the target through a scope. I don't know if this was your gun, or someone elses, but that doesn't matter as things just simply don't line up, and I think you, and I'm addressing all shooters, will find it helpful if you first make sure that everything is as close to being level as possible, especially when shooting from the bench.

    Over the years one of the main topics of discussion throughout all of shooting has been about the effects of canting on the accuracy of a gun. If you look at pictures of the top FT shooters as well as any other type of off-hand shooting regardless of discipline, you will find that they usually have some sort of leveling device attached to their scopes, or on their front sight if using iron sights, so that they can be absolutely sure their gun is being held as level as possible just before pulling the trigger. And the same holds true for us, but we have an advantage.

    First, when we are setting up our benches we can use a level to make sure our guns will have an absolutely level surface to sit upon. I set my level across the sides of the top of my rest as that way I will know my gun will be sitting level ever time I pull the trigger, match after match.

    Secondly, when hanging our targets, use a level to make sure that it is hung level on the backer (no matter whether the backer is level or not as that is of little consequence).

    By doing these two things it will not only make mounting a scope easier as you will know you have something absolutely level to look at, but you will also know that your gun is sitting level and there is no canting going on once the scope has been tightened in place.

    It's funny how the minds eye works if your sight picture isn't square. If it's not, while you are trying to relax, instead you will be unconsciously fighting to square everything up. Plus, while trying to align everything you will be applying uneven pressures on your gun causing your pellets, or bullets, to fly all over the place making it seem like there is definitely something wrong with either your pellets or gun, when in deed that may not be the case at all.

    Good luck, and I hope some of this makes sense, and maybe even helps.

    Dave Shattuck
    Thanks for the tip...never gave target a thought...have not got around to putting a level on the rifle....but use one with a plumb bob when setting up my scopes (aligning crosshairs/center of rifle,etc)...

    Next match,I'll true target up...we are kind of at the mercy of our benches...they bolt up to an existing support...(after match,we take them down.)..also,sometimes shooter next to you can make your bench move(jiggle)...so besides coping with the wind,I try to shoot when the other shooter is still...LOL...you can see what I mean by looking at pics where bench top slips under existing range support...so two shooters are on a common support...
    Last edited by crazyhorse; 12-07-2009 at 08:27 PM.

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    Crazyhorse,
    Talk about shooting conditions! I know what you mean. Our indoor range that we shoot airgun benchrest from had 7 shooting stations with a table that folded. A shooter just resting on his bench would move your bench even if he was 3 or 4 stations away. I made up some movable benches 29 inches wide as the shooting stations were 30 inches wide. I made them 39 inches long so a one piece rest would fit. They are not as stable as the 500 lb ouside movable benches I made. If you lean on the bench you will see slight movement through the scope. I have not had any complaints. I just welded up another one today so we will have 6 indoor benches. I did have to shovel the snow off my welding table today to use it. Cost me $60.00 for steel and wood top need to buy 4" casters and I have the paint but still under $75.00. The Cement out side benches cost $100 to $125. The trailer jack to move them around on sale is $19.00 up to $29.00.The wood top you don't need the jack.
    Paul



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    Last edited by Paul Bendix; 12-07-2009 at 10:00 PM.

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    Thumbs up airgun matches.

    Paul it good to shoot on the old BR-50 targets let you know how well your doing,I think that all other games and targets are good but a good score on a BR-50 target means something. I just wish that i had kept all the old scores on BR-50 and the shooters up to the end of it . they were posted in precision shooters mag up to the end.so if you have or know someone who hoards things like that you could go back and see how good these shooter were say back to 1995 or so.it realy took off around 1993.anyway i will see if i can get that name and place where we got reprints.hang in there .H.B.

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