Anyone just have a bad day on the range?

Anyone just have a bad day on the range?

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    Anyone just have a bad day on the range?

    I went to the range today. I haven't been in 6 weeks...haven't even been able to dry fire. Maybe that's it. Anyway...it was terrible. I did target shooting at 10 yards instead of the usual drills. I just wanted to relax. I wasn't near as accurate as I usually am, and I think after the first magazine, I was just more worried, and started shooting worse. I was trying different things, like using the intermediate reset on my DAK, and I wasn't thinking about breathing as much, but I shouldn't have shot that bad.

    Anybody else have the occasional bad day at the range where you just can't shoot well?
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    Yup. Plenty of em.
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    Most of them, but I have excuses!
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    A bad day at the range is better than a good day at work!

    That used to apply to me, but since retiring a few years ago I tend to treat my range time like it's work...when I relax while I'm there things go much better and I have a lot more fun.

    I have a SIG on order and it looks like I'll have to face the challenge of learning the DAK trigger...any tips, PM me.

    Relax, and enjoy that next range outing.
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    When I have a day like that I usually find that my allergies were affecting my sinuses in a different way than usual. For me my allergies are bad enough that the affect on my sinuses can change my vision. I am more conscious of it now because about 2 years ago I had an eye exam and new glasses. The next day I could not see as good as with the old glasses and could not adjust to the new glasses. I realized on the second day that things were not going to get better and got to thinking about what could have happened. I realized that my sinuses had been blocked. I went back to the optometrist and the prescription for the glasses was off two setting on one eye and one on the other. I am much more careful about eye exams now and I recognize that the sinuses can affect my shooting.
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    I had a bad day shooting qual day during boot camp, too many mental issues, still shot over 200 though.

    It happens, just need to take the trip one shot at a time, and not worry about what the last one did
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    I had a bad day shooting qual day during boot camp, too many mental issues, still shot over 200 though.

    It happens, just need to take the trip one shot at a time, and not worry about what the last one did
    I also had a bad qual day at boot camp. Shot 235, 55, and 232 after that though :p
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    Yup, I'm gonna have to "re-learn" 16 irons when we re-qual. Get spoiled by usin an ACOG all the time, but I have plans on gettin into that expert range here soon.
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    I get to requal the pistol next month :) Time to bust out the M9 hogue grips :p
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    They don't let us grunts touch the M9's, lucky you.

    I've gotten to qual with most of our organic weapons though, and get occassional trigger time with the DMR's, they are sweet.
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    I get to shoot M4's, M9's, and XM-218 .50 cal's. Mostly the .50 though.
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    Ah Ma-Deuce, never get to spend enough time with that woman. Rocks my world when I get to though.
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    When i go to the range i shoot like i would in a defensive situation,as long as my rounds are striking critical hit areas that's what matters I will never be one of those guys that at 10 yards shoots 8 rounds rapid fire and has a 2" group,but we all have days where we shoot better than others and if I haven't shot in 2 or 3 weeks it's really noticeable.I usually shoot between 300 and 500 rounds a week
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    Ah Ma-Deuce, never get to spend enough time with that woman. Rocks my world when I get to though.
    It's my dream to become tailgun qualled. The GAU shoots twice as fast, firing on an open bolt. I've fired it once. It would also be sweet to be huey crew and shoot the hydraulic gatling gun.

    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    When i go to the range i shoot like i would in a defensive situation,as long as my rounds are striking critical hit areas that's what matters I will never be one of those guys that at 10 yards shoots 8 rounds rapid fire and has a 2" group,but we all have days where we shoot better than others and if I haven't shot in 2 or 3 weeks it's really noticeable.I usually shoot between 300 and 500 rounds a week
    Usually I shoot for defensive training, but I also like to know I can shoot a quarter at will. lol.
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    When I get one of those days I just take out the .22 and have fun. I'll try to shoot smiley faces or something silly.

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