F class rapid fire

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  1. damoncali

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    Am I the only one who’d like to try a rapid fire stage in f class matches? Say, 300 yards, 10 shots, 1 minute-ish No target pulling - basically just like XTC rapids.
     
  2. XTR

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    Are you talking about single feeding or do we need a magazine?
     
  3. dougridgeore

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    Why 300? Wouldn’t it be better at 1000? Sighters or no sighters?
     
  4. XTR

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    I've done 2 sighters + 10 for group at 1000 once. Judging that pickup 3 shots in with no sighters is just a bit challenging. I was happy to have 9 out of 10 in the 10 ring.
     
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    Pretty sure this is just called benchrest
     
  6. Immike

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    What might make a fun game would to be just pull and paste with white pasters leaving all previous shots. Might make a good ET game...
     
  7. kzin

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    Love it.

    Especially makes sense for allowing some folks to shoot f-class along with an xtc match.

    CIHPRS tried it, saw a few on last years result lists, don't know if they're doing it again.
     
  8. kzin

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    Either, should have to mag swap just like the slingers if using mags.
     
  9. XTR

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    That was kind of the point of my question, most of us in F class, just like Palma shooters, shoot with single shot actions so mag swaps are really not an option.

    No doubt what we are discussing sounds a lot like BR, or playing with your PRS rifle on a round target. I've done a match like that. After shooting thousands of rounds single feeding running the bolt and shooting quickly was kind of a novelty.
     
  10. okshooter

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    Those that know me, know I shoot pretty fast. I have joked that we need to change to Comstock scoring like IPSC. Divide your score by your time to get a 'hit factor'. So, if I shoot a 198 in 5 minutes, I would have a hit factor of 39.6. If someone else shot a 198 in 10 minutes, their hit factor would be 19.8. Might have to make X's worth 11 for this to work though.
     
  11. Ned Ludd

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    Damon - just buy yourself an e-target, set the delay to zero, and have at it. ;)
     
  12. kzin

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    mmmm,

    I see I was looking at this the wrong way around.

    I've approached it from the AR-Tactical or sloppy f-tr angle - re aim every shot under time pressure.

    At a high level it would probably be a contest of how perfectly your f-open rig returns to center.
     
  13. damoncali

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    I just bring it up because I don't see any reason why it shouldn't be a usable course of fire. It is high power, after all. Magazine or no, given how stable the typical f class setup is, getting 10 shots off in 70 seconds is workable. Maybe require a mag change if you're using one. Two slow fire sighters, and then ten for record. Do it twice and move back to 600/1000 and finish the match slow fire. I think it would be fun, and give people a reason to think outside the box a bit in terms of gun handling and tradeoffs.
     
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  14. Ned Ludd

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    My only real objection to this would the targets used. In slow fire, the highest possible level of precision is the goal, and the small F-Class target scoring rings reflect that goal. So what is the realistic goal for rapid fire? IMO - it's not so much about gnat's a$$ precision, it's about maintaining reasonable precision (i.e. more like hitting a torso-sized target at those distances) under more stressful shooting conditions. In other words, it's not about shooting tiny groups, but more about making a hit/no hit. That kind of shooting already exists...it's called PRS. You could certainly try it in F-Class, but I would suggest using a more appropriate target than those used for slow fire and reducing the total number of rounds so people don't burn up their barrels.
     
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  15. damoncali

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    You'd probably want a different target. There are a bunch of standard and reduced targets used for XTC matches. One of those would probably work. Maybe an MR-31 (1.75" ten ring), or an SR-21 (2.12" ten ring). Rapid fire stages of cross course high power are a lot of fun - it's half of the national match course, and I think a lot of guys who have never shot sling might get a kick out of it - it brings a different kind of marksmanship into it. I wouldn't want to replace every match (or even most of them) with one with a rapid stage, but once or twice a season would fun. Maybe it's not as fun in practice as it is in my head.
     
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    I wonder how girlie would do??
     

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