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Steel Challenge match at Ponca City, 5/23/2020, 0900

Discussion in 'Gun Club/Range Talk' started by dennishoddy, May 22, 2020.

  1. dennishoddy

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    From the match director:

    We have a green light to shoot! So let's shoot!!

    I'll be there about 0800 to set-up. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated!

    Rounds down range about 0900

    6 stages

    150 rounds minimum

    See you Saturday morning!

    Jim

    I should have posted this earlier and apologize for not doing so.
     
  2. thor447

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    How'd the match go?
     
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    I think that's what I'll end up doing eventually. I've never attended a steel challenge match before, but have read up on them and think it's something I'd like to try. I do want to see one first though. Maybe next time, but it's a bit a drive!
     
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    Do not attend without bringing your rifle or pistol with about 200 rounds of ammo! If you don't have a rifle, I have one built for one purpose and that is to loan to new shooters using the same platform the experienced shooters use. Most use .22 pistol, .22 rifle or centerfire pistol.
    If the shooter is using iron sights, you will only compete against those with iron sights, same with optics. The optics shooters only compete against the optics shooters. Puts everything on an even plane. You will notice in the scores posted things like RFRO which is rimfire rifle optics. RFPO is rimfire pistol optics. RFI is rimfire iron sights.
    The best shooters out there had to start somewhere and most ended up in last place on their first match. I certainly did.
    The folks in the squad will know who is the new shooter and you will get to to be last in the rotation all day so you can see what is going on before your turn. Constructive strategy will be given if asked willingly by everyone.
    Don't be intimidated by your first time performance when you see the experienced shooters for the first time. They have thousands of rounds shot and know the drill. It takes just a couple of matches to find yourself mid pack and moving up.
    You learn how to shoot with pressure. It's amazing how much pressure that little beep of the timer makes some go all nervous.
    You will learn to shoot quickly, shoot accurately quickly, clear malfunctions quickly, all while keeping your mind in the game. That comes with time.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I went to your link and created an account so I could view the match results. I figured if I did come I could bring a 22 or my Shadow 2 for the Production division. I've seen some matches on TV, but without seeing one in person, I already know that it doesn't compare. Lord help me if I decide to get into it, the last thing I need is another money pit, like building an Open division pistol!
     
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    Oklahoma City Gun Club has Steel Challenge matches on the 3rd Saturday of every month and would be a closer drive for you. Like Dennis said, bring your gear because after just watching one stage you'll wish you had signed up to shoot, so you might as well just jump in from the start!
     

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