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I have grown tired of going to the range and shooting groups. I will probably only shoot a couple groups from now on. I am looking for some input from those of you that have come up with ways of making shooting challenging and fun again.

I am looking for stuff to do at a normal club range, has to be paper targets.
And things to do at a farm that I can shoot any scenario we can come up with out to about 500 yds.

I like the sniper hide dot target and I think I will like that. 
I am thinking of shooting back and forth single shot from lets say 50, 100, 220, 350, 500 in no order and back and forth. Maybe have a partner call the target and time how long to dial in and take a good shot.

Suggestions please.  
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I hear ya. I go to the range because it's 20 minutes away, setup time is quick, but aside from the gongs and doing dot drills, there's not much. If you get out in a decent place that's safe and isolated, I recommend setting up stationary targets with good backstops and move around with a .22. I try to do that at a run and shoot offhand, sitting, kneeling, prone. I'll purposely get behind obstacles that make it hard to get on target.

If you're stuck going to the range, do it on a day when the wind is really blowing and squirrelly. That can make it more humbling, if not interesting.
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22lr. 60gr subsonic @300 YRDS WILL MAKE YOU APPRECIATE GROUPS...

I have thought that this is a perfect example for many bored shooters.
 
You can try the 22lr targets that score until you miss and if you miss you are done.
 
I have tried them with a 5.56 out 2-300 and that is some fun shooting I am sure someone can post a link of them...
 
The idea is progressively smaller targets worth more points however many shots you can take until you miss stop when you want...
 
The other suggestion would be go back to iron sights for awhile on the old WWI or WWII things and appreciate the $25-100 say Nagant Accuracy out to 500 yards just remeber they are meters and that is why you are hitting high...
 
Do not SPOT take however many rounds you want at a target (be safe) and score yourself...
 
IRONS sights with a rifle is very much fun with the above sequence... 
 
This was very humbling for me but I did it...
 
M1 Garand Standing 80 shots @ 300yrds... Same target
 
Lets just say I got my first D in my life on that report card...
(if un accounted for shots count as Failing I got an F couldn't find 3 that I remeber)
 
Break the String at the bottom of the paper targets draw a line and break the string...
 
Start out thick Magic Marker and go down to fine sharpie...
 
Timed against a Gallon of water with a hole in it put as many in the X as you can without breaking any BLACK...
 
Shoot Darts, against a friend, 3 shots eliminates and you cannot score till all numbers are eliminated, Shoot the Triples and Doubles and any shot in the single number past 3 before they are all hit is negative scored, 3 shots per round...  It can get very competitive... 
 
Darts is played in variation at many bases / posts for money when the DRILLS stop...
 
 
 


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Try a club with precision shooting matches or F-class.  If that gets boring.........  Take up golf!   Wink
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Here is a link to ours.
http://www.scssa.org/600-yard_rifle.htm

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Thanks. I have thought about the match route. But I am looking for things to practice that are good for precision work without being see how small of a group you can make. I like the moving with a 22. I have been thinking of getting one to do some position work with.
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  I don't know how things are around where you live but my home is surrounded by woods and fields so alot of times I'll take my .22 out and plink.  I'll shoot things like walnuts out of trees,mushrooms on the ground,spots on stumps,and other odds and ends.  Fun stuff!
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308, I know where you are coming from. I reached that same stage some time ago. First thing I did was throw out the rifle rest and sand bags. Next is practice different positions. I do not mind the funny looks when I lie prone on the concrete slab next to the shooting benches.
I also made my own 8 inch gongs which I shoot at different distances and positions. Wind is another funny friend. Shoot when the weather is crap.
 
But the real interest remains in competition. Shoot in competitions. That gives you incentive to practise and train. Not just shooting, but also to stay physically fit.
 
If that does not tickle your fancy, then it is time to take up a new sport.


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I have never gotten bored shooting... I can always find a way to entertain myself.  One occasion I was shooting extremely well... game was shoot all the targets down... have to sever the tape on all 4 corners.  It's a bit of a challenge...
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That or shoot trees huh dan?
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Thanks guys. I have a few good ideas now.
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Try and spell things with you shot placement. Or make smiley faces.
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Remeber the Mel Gibson Smiley face in Leathal Weapon...

GOOD LUCK>>>
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

That or shoot trees huh dan?
 
You just WON'T let it go... will you???
 
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

That or shoot trees huh dan?
I thought he was cutting firewood.
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

That or shoot trees huh dan?
 
You just WON'T let it go... will you???
 
 
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Jack O'Connor wrote that he could shoot very well with a sling and a peep sight. He said something to the effect that he would rather have a sling and a peep sight than a scope and no sling.

A while back, I decided to try to learn to shoot from field positions using a sling. Bought a Brownells Latigo sling. Shot prone and kneeling and using rests of opportunity. With a scope. Leaning against the pickup, or a tree. Hunched down over a rock.

Shot some good groups that way.

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Go back to shooting using open sights and do it in different positions or take up Black Powder shooting.
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assuming your shooting a rifle, try switching up to a pistol they are alot tougher to shoot in my opinion. I'ts halloween time, carve a pumpkin using your rifle at 100+ yards thats always fun (messy at times).

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Pin up a deck of cards and play some 5 card stud.  ;)
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Shot gun shells (spent) that you will not redload and 22lr.  Try placing them between 25 and 75 yards and shooting the primer out – hit if you take the primer out and a bulls eye if you remove the primer and leave the little copper ring in the primer pocket.  The variable distance makes it fun trying to get the correct elevation for the 22lr.  After a day of serious shooting I always try something fun to finish the day with.

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If you are on your own land, pick up a cheap case of soda or root beer next time you are at the dollar store.  Set a few out in the sun @ varying distances and plug away, most satisfying when hit by hi-power round!

If limited to paper, take a buddy and get some of those game targets, balloons, cards, dartboard etc. and have the buddy call the shot, or a game of cricket.

if groups are no challenge, try setting a .22 cal 25yd. NRA target @ 100 yd and shooting 300...
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If you got a grain leg on your farm climb up there and try something with a big of elevation on small targets just dont fall off...Shocked

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Consider an AppleSeed Clinic. Funamental position shooting. Translates dierctly to the field. Scopes o.k.,,,no bi-pods or benches. Essentially you will be be trying to hit a mark consistently, as opposed to shooting groups. You will leave the clinic w/ a collection of drill targets, that you can copy. The targets will give you a benchmark of where you are (skill wise) at the moment, and are a clear picture of where you are any given day and season to season.
Basic drill is 25M, making 22rimfire an economical platform, though any caliber up to .32 is allowed. At a clinic you can easily go through hundreds of rounds so for most, the rimfire is the economical choice. I've seen guys burn through a lot of centerfire at these things however.
My eyesight has gotten somewhat astigmatic over the last few years, but I wanted to qualify w/ open sights. After tweaking my 10/22 w/ TechSights and a trigger job I was able to hit a qualifying score. I admit it took quite a few attempts.
If I'm not mistaken, if you qualify at your first AppleSeed, you will get your registration fee refunded.
AppleSeed is a 'clinic', not a match. No trophys', no medals. If you qualify you get an embridered patch that simply says; 'RIFLEMAN'.
Full Disclosure : NO RELIGON NO POLITICS. You will get a history lesson based on the events of April 19, 1775. The AppleSeed thinks that if Americans knew their heritage (and the role markmanship has played in it ) they might be more interested in Amerca. YMMV.
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