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Old September 7th, 2016, 05:30 AM   #1
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Shot my first match Saturday

So I shot my first CMP match Saturday. I enjoyed it and had fun. Had to record my own scores though, which made it hard for a first timer. Scored a 211, hoping to beat a 230 next time!


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Old September 7th, 2016, 06:50 AM   #2
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Great! I agree having to "self score" can be a distraction, especially in standing. Keep it up, you'll do better each time. I do a lot of dry-fire practice in the garage to improve my skill. Small dot on a piece of paper mounted on the wall.

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Old September 7th, 2016, 07:20 AM   #3
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So I shot my first CMP match Saturday. I enjoyed it and had fun. Had to record my own scores though, which made it hard for a first timer. Scored a 211, hoping to beat a 230 next time!


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Good Job!!! I've been to ( 4 ) and each time I have increased my score. I do a lot of listening and watching down the line and pick up little things that help me. Don't be afraid to ask questions, I had the hardest time learning how to score the rounds, each person has their on little way of doing it.

Be careful this can become an addiction!!!

Good Luck

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Old September 7th, 2016, 09:54 AM   #4
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Thanks! The other people shooting were kind enough to explain how to use the sling and help me along the way. Going to try to go again in November.


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Old September 13th, 2016, 07:35 PM   #5
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Good deal! Warning, this stuff is addicting.

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Old September 30th, 2016, 06:09 PM   #6
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Old September 30th, 2016, 06:10 PM   #7
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Spend some time paying attention to these instructions for positions.

Sling attachment
Sitting and Standing
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Old September 30th, 2016, 07:05 PM   #8
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Great for you, "that gun guy", it takes a lot more skill and effort to shoot a match in positions than it does to attach a 10 power scope to your rifle, pack it down on a bench with a pile of sandbags and offer up a shot target group.

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Old October 1st, 2016, 04:18 AM   #9
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Good for you! Where did you shoot?

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Old October 1st, 2016, 06:07 AM   #10
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Way to go. Might as well start reloading if you don't already. Brass will start to pile up.

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Old October 1st, 2016, 07:26 AM   #11
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Spend some time paying attention to these instructions for positions.

Sling attachment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V80JyfZ4gBQ
Sitting and Standing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPVVeKY_puY
Prone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UE8RDSyrJY
There should be a sticky for these if there isn't already. Very well done.

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Old October 3rd, 2016, 04:04 PM   #12
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Nothing beats taking the advanced Remington SAFS school from Ken Roxburgh in person. They run a great school and you won't fire a single round of ammo. All positions, sling and NPA training which have helped many shooters advance beyond where they were shooting before hand. I am one of them.
Its nice to see these lessons but having an instructor work with your actual use of the information being talked about here is what really helps.
They teach this at Perry and Butner probably a few other locations as well.

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Old October 3rd, 2016, 08:10 PM   #13
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I believe it! I did a local service rifle clinic. I thought it was very well done. The people that put it on really new their stuff and I would surely recommend it. That said, this guy (in these video's) is a much better teacher.

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Old October 4th, 2016, 03:02 PM   #14
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This is Advanced SAFS. Most of this would fly over the heads of new service rifle shooters at an intro SAFS school.
Ken Roxburgh headed the USMC Rifle team for a long time, he certainly knows his stuff as do his assistant instructors.

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