$10 entry fee - shoot twelve 1" dots, win an LCR - What would you use?
This is a discussion on $10 entry fee - shoot twelve 1" dots, win an LCR - What would you use? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Here's how it works. Shooter's Depot has these contests ever so often. This one is called sink the battleships.
It's basically 12 1" dots. The ...
June 30th, 2012 10:42 PM
June 30th, 2012 10:53 PM
21 feet, or 21 yards?
Just asking for a little clarification; I can stack 8 rounds on the "X" at 21 feet with my 1911.
..21 yards, not quite so much.
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June 30th, 2012 11:01 PM
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June 30th, 2012 11:07 PM
June 30th, 2012 11:11 PM
Yep, my Ruger .22 Mk II with the trigger job.
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July 1st, 2012 12:40 AM
22LR...no brainer IMO. I spent a few years that chewed up plenty of my time after our club started allowing 22LR pistols for Steel Challenge and I got stuck in stages because of squads...while I was using 9mm. I say take 'em down and win the prize. My bet is that everyone shows up with a 22LR anyway.
July 1st, 2012 12:47 AM
Another vote for .22. Although my colt 1911 is deadly accurate
July 1st, 2012 01:08 AM
I'd use a .22 with a 21 foot barrel.
July 1st, 2012 01:13 AM
If I was shooting something that I actually own, I would go with a Sig P-220. Otherwise I would just go with a good .22 range rental target pistol.
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July 1st, 2012 02:42 AM
When I was shooting regularly I could nearly put an entire mag in a 1" dot with my Mark II. No questions that's the gun I would use.
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July 1st, 2012 05:05 AM
July 1st, 2012 10:38 AM
I'd definitely go with the Mark II.
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July 1st, 2012 12:07 PM
That is some good shootin' ! But, a 1" orange dot at 21' looks really small.
Originally Posted by Dandyone
Oh, I forgot this little detail, you only get 12 shots.
And there's some strategy to consider too. there is one big ship (4 dots) and 4 small ships (2 dots each) E.g. let's say we get 6 hits and 6 misses. The score is dependent on which 6 you hit. If the 6 hits are: 3 on the big ship and 3 on three of the smaller ships, then you get 6 points. But if you sink a ship, i.e. hit all the dots in the ship, that doubles the score for that ship. So lets say our 6 hits get the 4 dots on the big ship and that's all we hit. We get 4 points, but we sunk the ship so we get 8 points.
The same would be true for the smaller ships, but which ship should get the most effort?
You know, I don't know that!!! I also don't know if we are restricted to iron sights - that could make a big difference too.
Originally Posted by Dandyone
Also I don't know if you can use a brace or a rest, i.e. the bench or divider for each lane.
I did some dry fire to see what it looks like. That dot, mine was actually 0.85", is incredibly small at 21', but what was surprising was the amount of mental focus and physical effort it takes, at least for me, to shoot that precise for 12 shots.
In fact, I never got up to 12 shots; right now if I did, I'd be all over the place well before the 12th shot.
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July 1st, 2012 12:11 PM
If I had a .22 pistol I would use it. So for me it would be my 1911......
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July 1st, 2012 12:48 PM
Ditto on the .22 Match Pistol.
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