Speed Steel at TCGC Sunday 11-6

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  1. spookshack

    spookshack
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    I'll be there. Who else is going?

    Also, for those that are new to Speed Steel and would like to give it a shot (pun intended), please refer to link below:

    Speed Steel at TCGC, Sunday 10-2
     
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    I found this vid to be very helpful before shooting my 1st Speed Steel match.

     
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    I originally had something else scheduled but it was just canceled so I'll be there.
     
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    See you there!
     
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    What a perfect day......sun, steel, and shooting. It doesn't get any better!
     
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    I was going to chat with you but I had to keep an eye on my brother, as this was his 1st match. :)
     
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    Next time!
    How did your brother like it?
     
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    He enjoyed it very much. He was using a older bone stock 10/22 with a red dot. He struggled some, but the gun wasn't 100% reliable before the match, so we were ready for it today! Lol
     
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    @Meridian7750, I managed to squeak by you on stage 4....by .01! :p
     
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    Good shootin' brother.
    The 9mm PCCs you brought were very cool, too.
    See you for the December match
    :s0010:
     
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    Sadly had to miss this one, had a funeral in Roseburg. But next time... I've got a new CZ75 that's gonna be steel ready. Watch out Limited centerfire!
     
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    Uh-oh! I better start practicing!:D
     
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    :cool:
     
  14. Stangler

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    I really want to try this. I may come out and watch in Dec.

    Nate
     
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    Don't watch, come join in the fun! It's simple and they will pair you up with a mentor if you haven't shot a match before.
     
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    Yes, just do it! you'll be glad you did. :)
     
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    There are a few of us in this thread that can help you with any questions you may have. Just ask!
     
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    I've never done a match, but watched some online. I have some private land that I have set up some steel on to resemble a stage.

    Couple of questions-
    1. How many rounds to you normally go thought?
    2. Is there reloads under stress (timed) or is it <10 rounds per
    3. What gun mods are allowed for each "class"?
    4. isn't a question, but I suck at keeping the barrel below the horizon so I'll be working on that at my own property before I try this at Tri-County. (I am a member, but only use the pistol bays, and the rifle ranges.

    Guns would be rimfire, Ruger 22/45 lite and Ruger 10/22.

    Nate
     
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    There are 5 targets in each stage and 5 strings per stage. So a minimum of 25 rounds per stage if one doesn't miss (and of course none of us ever miss :cool:). There are 6 stages.

    No timed reloads, you reload between strings. You fill your magazines to capacity.

    Don't know of any limitations on mods but classes are broken into open (optics) or limited (iron sights) and into .22 or centerfire.

    Keep the barrel below the berm or you will be DQ'd. Of course be aware of the 180...the only DQ on Sunday was from someone breaking it.
     
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    @Stangler, so if you shoot a "clean" match, you would need 150 rounds. When I run my centerfire pistol, I bring 300 rounds and I have yet be in danger of needing it. Heck, since you are wanting to use .22, then bring a 325rd box of Federal Auto Match and you'll have more then enough to finish the match and have plenty left over.

    The only time you would need to reload during a string, is if you burned up your mag trying to hit the target(s), or you failed to start the string with a fresh mag. There is been only one time I can think of where I had to do a mag change and that was at the end of the string where my next shot was at the stop plate....click, no bang! :mad: I ran dry because I forgot to top off with a fresh mag prior to the starting the string. I also used 17 rounds in one string once! I dodged a reload because there was a round in the chamber from the previous string. :D

    You will need at least 5 mags (more if you got them) for each stage. Although the 10/22's, Mark series and the 22/45's are fairly popular so you could possibly borrow some mags if you were in a pinch.

    Some folks who run a .22 pistol, will also use a holster ( I did).
    .22's start from the low ready but I find that after I shoot the stage, it's easier to holster my .22, than to bag or case it (less stuff to carry around).

    One last thing. DO NOT POINT YOUR BARREL OVER THE BERM! As GlockGal has mentioned, you will be DQ'ed in short order. It is very easy to do if you are doing a mag change in your pistol, as most people have been trained to hold the gun near vertical while doing it.

    Now tell me more about this private land you have. :D
     
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