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Any advice for those new to the PRS
« on: January 05, 2017, 01:45:05 PM »
 

Gene_WI

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First off, thank you to the organizers, Border wars sounds like an exciting series of matches.

I had some questions regarding participation in the matches. Specifically the gear and level of skill required. I am not planning on winning anything, I just want to participate without slowing the other competitors down. So given the info below, should I sign up for these matches.

Currently I run a .308 AR as a precision rifle. I have been shooting it routinely out to 500 meters, with good results. I know my holdovers, and the ballistics for this rifle. Optic is a Leupold MK4 4.5-14x50 second focal plane, TMR reticle with MOA turrets. I have some formal marksmanship training, and competitive shooting experience through USPSA, and 3gun matches. I am however completely new to the precision rifle series.

Thank you
-Gene
 

Re: Any advice for those new to the PRS
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 09:04:46 PM »
 

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As long as you have dope to 800 yards or so, you should be good for *most* targets.

I'd recommend either getting a solver like Applied Ballistics, or printing off longer range dope charts from JBM or similar.

Make sure you have a rear bag and a bipod, you'll want those for prone stages.

Most anything else you need you can borrow from someone at the match for your first time out.

They are fun.  Come and at least try one out.  Some people get hooked immediately, like I did, and other people don't find it that exciting (a far fewer number).

But, you'll never know unless you try, so come on out!
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Re: Any advice for those new to the PRS
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 11:35:45 AM »
 

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This year will be my first year competing as well (hopefully, schedule allowing). I think the best thing to do is just bring what you have and attend a match. No better way to find out what it's like than to attend. Considering the entry fee's aren't too extreme you don't have much to lose by trying it out. A 308 Rifle with a decent optic should be enough to get you started.

From what I've heard is to practice positional shooting. Use an old ladder or make a barrier to practice shooting from. Seems like you see a lot of barrier shooting and roof top shooting in PRS, so get good at shooting from odd positions.
 

Re: Any advice for those new to the PRS
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 07:33:45 PM »
 

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Re: Any advice for those new to the PRS
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2017, 09:34:05 AM »
 

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I shot my first match last fall. The hardest thing is just showing up to that first one. Trust me, everyone will be cool and you will learn a lot (how different shooters approach stages, gear used, etc.).
 

Re: Any advice for those new to the PRS
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 03:19:54 PM »
 

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Well its settled. I will plan on shooting some of these matches, looking forward to it.
 

Re: Any advice for those new to the PRS
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2017, 12:30:00 AM »
 

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Well its settled. I will plan on shooting some of these matches, looking forward to it.

Did you get signed up for a membership?

Unfortunately, the first two matches sold out before they even were opened to public registration.  Even worse, membership has been closed due to demand exceeding expectations... So, if you're not a member yet, you might not be able to get in.  :(
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Re: Any advice for those new to the PRS
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2017, 11:27:52 AM »
 

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Did you get signed up for a membership?


I Sure did  8)
 

Re: Any advice for those new to the PRS
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2017, 11:54:04 AM »
 

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Did you get signed up for a membership?


I Sure did  8)

Most excellent!  Lookin forward to shooting with you!
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Re: Any advice for those new to the PRS
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2017, 09:35:03 AM »
 

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Verified my drop and windage settings out to 1000 yards this past Friday. Excited to shoot the match on April 30th. This will be my first PRS event.



LaRue OBR .308 18" barrel. 175 gr FGMM. Vortex PST , 4-16x50 FFP MRAD. We will see how I do at the competition.
 

Re: Any advice for those new to the PRS
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2017, 05:58:53 PM »
 

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Nicely done! What range is that?


To be clear though, the match on 4/30 isn't a PRS event.  The next PRS match that's near us is the weekend of May 5th.  There's actually two that weekend, one in SD, and one in OH.

The Border Wars matches are PRS-style, but they are *not* PRS.  PRS is a different league, keeps track of their own points their way, different rules, etc.
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Re: Any advice for those new to the PRS
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2017, 09:12:15 AM »
 

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Nicely done! What range is that?


Winnequah gun club, Lodi WI.
 

Re: Any advice for those new to the PRS
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2017, 01:00:42 PM »
 

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See ya there.
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