CFF March '18 Rimfire Benchrest Challenge

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  1. mike59

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    Here's the target for the March challenge. Thanks to @nbkky71 for locating the target!

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    Download the target here: http://www.gr8fun.net/AirgunTargets/download/30Stars.pdf

    Scoring:
    - 30 stars on the page
    - One shot per star
    - Each shot is worth 1 point
    - Breaking any part of the star counts as a hit

    Standard CFF Monthly Rimfire Benchrest Challenge Rules
    - Target Size: Standard 8 1/2 x 11 paper
    - Target distance: 50 yards
    - Any shooting position you'd like
    - Front rests, bipods, front/rear shooting bags, bunny ears, ... etc. are all ok.
    - No full length rifle mechanical rail/sled type rests allowed
    - Iron sights or optics of your choice are all allowed
    - All done on the honor system. Shoot it, score it, post it.
    - Winner chooses the target and challenge for the next month.

    Let the games begin and good luck ladies and gentlemen!
     
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  2. ECNC

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    Hopefully shoot it Friday!
     
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    This target is going to be humbling. Bring your A-game and 1/4 MOA rifle!
     
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    Low score like golf right? Lol


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    Hopefully in this month
     
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    Going to make sure and shoot this month! I missed out last month and I even printed the targets.
     
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    This is one heck of a target to start my first month with a brand new gun on.
     
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    Made it out today. Fingers were cold! Shot 23, 23 and a 26

    Rifle: Anschutz 64sbr
    Ammo: Eley Target
    T-36 scope
    Temp: 41
    Wind: SW 9mph SAM_2398.JPG SAM_2397.JPG SAM_2395.JPG
     
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    I gave it a try today. 1st time shooting my CZ 455 an 20180310_141255.jpg 20180310_115119.jpg 20180310_115106.jpg 20180310_121325.jpg d trying to dial in a cheap no name scope that I just stuck on to try. It looks like 13 is my high score shooting aguila ammo.
     
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    I have trouble loading the puctures! Should i use thumbnail or fullsize? 20180310_141255.jpg 20180310_115054.jpg
     
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    Nice rifle! You will now have to try out different ammo to see what it like to eat the best. One of my rifles loves Aquila ammo and I also have one that does not like it at all.

    I personally prefer full size pictures. I just think it is easier.
     
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    My best target was the 1st one I shot. Then I shot a few rounds of eley. I couldn't hit anything with that. It is usually pretty consistent in my savage. When I switched back to aguila, I had a hard time getting dialed back in. I plan to get a new Athlon scope for the CZ, just got to save up some more money!
     
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    @TNTmx9 - I also have a CZ 455 (varmint). Never shot Anguilla but mine likes Eley Match, more so than Tenex, and recently I shot some Lapua Center X that it really liked. Most seem to like CCI STD Velocity but it’s only so-so in mine. Tried some Eley Club and it did very well but got too many fliers to be good for anything other than practice - not serious competition like this league :D
     
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    My cz455 LOVES Fed gold medal match, item #922a if you ever buy any. Half the price of center-x too if you shop around and not near the fliers center-x has become known for.
     
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    well rats... I printed out the target and headed down the range today but it ended up raining. :(
    So what did I do instead?... practiced some offhand shooting with the AR15. o_O (you know those knuckle-dragging service rifle shooters... gluttons for punishment)
     
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    You got my curiosity up on the Fed gold medal match. So I just ordered some. Normally shoot Eley Target, Match and Force out of my Anshutz. Will see how the rifle likes it.
     
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    when I shoot TSC at the Conover range to 200+yds that`s my go-to ammo just as it is when I make the trek to Boone for their monthly benchrest match. I used to shoot center-x until it got so inconsistent between lot numbers. I haven`t found a bad box of 922a yet. What`s FGM running now? Last I bought was about $44/brick compared to $100+ for Center-X. I`ve still got 3 bricks so I haven`t bought any lately

    My rifle also likes Aguila standard velocity
     
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    Ordered off Buds for 41.60 + 10 for shipping.
     
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    Hope rifle likes the stuff. Because I definitely like the price. Whole lot cheaper then Eley
     
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    What will you be shooting it in? I shoot a CZ455 TactiCool and a Remington model 37. Both mine love it.
     
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    I just ordered 250 rounds to try in my FVSR. I have a scope coming in this week so I hope to get it dialed in this friday and shoot the March target with what I hope are good results!
     
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    Anschutz 64 sbr and if not good in that Stevens model 416 bull barrel
     
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    My Savage loves Fed gold medal match.
     
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    Ok, you got me all excited about the FGMM - just ordered a brick from Buds. I'm hoping to go shoot the target Wed night so won't be able to try it then but at the price I sure hope my CZ 455 likes it. Would be great if it turns out to be as good as Eley Match in my CZ ... and generally speaking Gold Medal Match has a reputation so I'm holding out hope. I did shoot some Gold Medal UltraMatch one time and it was excellent but at the price it was not any better than Eley Match and that was cheaper at the time. Looks like UltraMatch prices have come down since then and is cheaper than the Eley Match now - maybe give that another try some day.

    Thanks much @ERE99 for the heads up and @Skeeter190 for the input!
     
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    Looks like with the time change I can get to the range Wednesday evening after work and give the target a try as well...
     
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    Well just heard from Buds. Ammo should be here Friday. Will give it a try next week.
     
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    Made it out to shoot last night and was humbled by this target to say the least. Had a freshly cleaned rifle that took a bunch of rounds to foul the barrel and get it to settle in but never got to where I thought it should be. Was also cold and I was right under a fan so probably never had a hot barrel for what that's worth. Have a few other excuses but saving them for another day :) Ran out of time so I only got to shoot 2 targets once things settled down - first was a 10 that I actually had to adjust my scope about 1/2 way through and second was a 16. I know I can squeak out another star or 2 so I might have to get out and have another go at this one!

    CZ 455 Varmint
    Leupold VX-3 4.5-14 x 40
    Sinclair Lightweight Rest in front, Protektor Bunny Ears Bag in back
    ELEY Match

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    My Bullets came today. Of course after I got home from the range. Will try to get to the range next week. Today I was shooting USBR targets.
     
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    I counted 17
     
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    would I be better to shoot standard velocity ammo?
     
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    Conventional wisdom says yes to Standard Velocity - high Velocity is above speed of sound and when it slows down and transitions to subsonic there is loss of stability introducing wobble and loss of accuracy. STD Velocity starts and stays subsonic.

    Only problem is 1 less excuse for missing the damn stars :D
     
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    You’re too kind Sir! I was 50/50 on one of them.

    My FGMM are supposed to come tomorrow so with a little luck I can get back out and pop 18 stars
     
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    Picked up 5 boxes of fgmm 922a yesterday at outdoor limited for $4.65 a box to try in my fvsr hopefully I’ll get the target shot this coming week.

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    Just opened mine. They came with a bow! Cracked me up! These were from Buds

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    That's too funny :) I wonder if I'll get a bow on mine ... should find out today.
     
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    Well, I guess I could call it "gift wrapped" but alas ... no bow :(

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    My bow was underneath the white foam packing and mine was a brick. Looks like yours are individual boxes. Or maybe you have been bad!
     
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    Yes - individual boxes but a brick worth. Checked under the wrap hoping for **10 bows** but no love to be found :( Note to self - be a better boy!
     
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