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Border Wars Rifle Series / WTB 8-11 Aurora BWRS spot
« Last post by Fastshooter03 on June 12, 2018, 06:00:50 PM »
Looking to get into the 8-11-18 BWRS match at Aurora.

Nick
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Border Wars Rifle Series / WTS- BWRS spot 7/14 Rolling hills
« Last post by AMF247 on June 12, 2018, 09:30:49 AM »
One spot available PM if interested
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Border Wars Rifle Series / WTB - Spot for 6/16 BWRS at Gadsden
« Last post by nagymike on June 11, 2018, 04:56:27 AM »
BWRS member WTB a spot for match this weekend at Gadsden. Please let me know ASAP if you have a spot for sale.
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Introduce Yourself / Hello everyone from Nevada
« Last post by vostegun on June 08, 2018, 11:01:16 PM »
I would like to say a quick hello and little about me. I recently caught the Precision Shooting bug, I will tell you I don't know much and hope to learn a lot from everyone here. I have been around guns and used them for well over 25 years mostly pistols and AR's. I'm from Nevada where its hotter than hell in the summer but you can shoot in the desert all you want. I know my limitations, one shooting ability and second finances to buy a rifle and optics. My goal is to have a great group 1/2 moa at 100 yards and in the future hit a big target at 1000 yards to see if I can do it. I look forward to learning more about this sport and getting my first rifle. Thanks in advance
Alan
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Noob from Indiana
« Last post by Jeff M on June 04, 2018, 10:31:56 PM »
First, choose the game you want to play. If it's PRS-style, neck turning and concentricity gauges aren't going to help you much. In fact, if you tell someone at a match that you turn necks,they'll like poke fun at you about it. Lol   that level of precision is generally reserved for the bench rest guys.

All you need to play this game, and be competitive, is a rifle that can hold 1/2 to 3/4 minute, honestly and reliably, and a rifle that can withstand the torture you're going to put it through. Run the bolt fast and hard - that's rough on bolt stops. Run it in dust, and rain, and snow, also tough. Drop it a few times, rough on optics. Our rifles get all beat up. Often times the gear we choose isn't because of any magical reason other than reliability. Some of us even sacrifice some small amount of accuracy in the name of reliability. If you can shoot 1/8 minute, but you can only do it for 4 stages before something fails and take you out, you'll get beat all day by a guy with a 1 minute gun.



Ps - I know a grand sounds like a magical number right now, but honestly, it's a chip shot. :)
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Introduce Yourself / Re: NE WI New
« Last post by Jeff M on June 04, 2018, 10:26:59 PM »
Welcome!  If you're wanting to learn a lot in a hurry (about matches), get ahold of Jim See.  I think he's still looking for ROs for his PRS match this coming weekend in IA.
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Getting Started / Re: Rifle/Caliber suggestions
« Last post by Jeff M on June 04, 2018, 10:24:08 PM »
Meh. 6, 6.5..  Throw a dart.

I'm personally not a fan of the Creedmoor family. I shot 6.5x47 for the past 4 years and now I've added a 6SIP to the stable.  Will be shooting that at its first match this coming weekend. Looking forward to it.
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Introduce Yourself / Re: NE WI New
« Last post by Extortion on June 04, 2018, 09:34:07 PM »
Hi from NE WI. Been shooting since I can remember. Formal training courtesy of Uncle Sam and the taxpayers. Retired after 20 yrs following shooting expeditions in some of the world's most beautiful locations (sarc). Wasn't smart enough to stay home so three more trips as a PMC. Now I shoot at stuff that doesn't shoot back...less stressful.

Gonna attend Steel Challenge at Highlands in Cascade WI on Jun 02 2018 and BWRS in Lodi WI. Maybe I'll meet some of the WI group. Got a USN (frogman) friend that might ride along as long as he leaves the nautical jargon at home. Hope to meet some other shooters here and learn some things about PRS. Thanks.

Welcome to the club.  If you’re near Shiocton swing into the range and check it out


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General Discussion / Re: Newbie question
« Last post by Extortion on June 04, 2018, 09:32:59 PM »
Dry firing is only really bad on rimfire firearms due to how the firing pin can peen the edge of the chamber. I've never really heard of any adverse effect of dry firing on a centerfire. If you're worried buy some snap caps. I dry fire my rifle probably twice as much as I fire live ammo down it.

What donut said is correct.


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General Discussion / Re: Newbie question
« Last post by Pvt.Donut on June 04, 2018, 09:04:05 AM »
Dry firing is only really bad on rimfire firearms due to how the firing pin can peen the edge of the chamber. I've never really heard of any adverse effect of dry firing on a centerfire. If you're worried buy some snap caps. I dry fire my rifle probably twice as much as I fire live ammo down it.
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