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Old 10-17-2019, 11:18 PM
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Default Bay Area air gunners? clubs? matches?

Is there any around the area?

I just picked up a couple of air rifles (daisy 753, fwb 601, an Anschutz is coming) to shoot my own "enlarged/adapted" 10m ISSF target at 15 yards and 25 yards "olympic" style. (since none of the outdoor ranges near me have a 10-meters target stand)

This is seriously an underrated discipline. I finally caught flinches inherited from highpower shooting and re-discovered holding, breathing, and trigger pull fundamentals. My $250 Daisy 753 is by far the best, most economical, offhand shooting training tool I have to date. The FWB, shoots like butter, easily shooting half MOAs or less offhand at 15-25. Less than quarter MOA center-to-center when benched/supported. This is actually more precise than my F-class setup ever. When the equipment and condition is near perfect, errors become >90% human.

Also, considering how significantly easy and economical it is to pick up, why is air rifle shooting not more popular? The fundamentals also translate directly to small-bore and high power rifle shooting.

If there are no clubs here in the bay area, I'm now interested in putting together a small club/gathering adopting a simplified ISSF & NRA rules and modifying classifications so anyone with a Daisy and/or Gamo hunting guns can shoot alongside those w/ Walthers and Anschutz in local un-sanctioned matches.

Gathering information now...


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Maryo
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