Any commandos shoot high power?

I have decided I need to start competing in service rifle to take my marksmanship fundamentals to the next level. Any anons have pointers for me?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    everyone uses 4.5x scopes and $2000 stiff as frick suits, it's just not that fun any more
    t. did it a few times

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I guess they started allowing optics up to 4.5x in 2016 (as that had become the military standard for actual service rifles) which of course means you need an optic to be competitive.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I did in college. wasn't as fun as shooting garbage.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've never understood why hobbyists are such try hards. Every amateur sport is basically ruined by meta rule breaking and gay specialized equipment. I just want to have fun with a mosin at a competition and not have to deal with some gay fudd wannabe parking enforcement officer.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      As boomers continue to die off, competitions will slowly open up again. We are already seeing the beginning stages of it with 2 gun becoming popular.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >why do people get competitive about competitions?
      One of life's great mysteries.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Stop being pedantic, you know what I mean

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It’s really not as bad as all that. Yeah the equipment is kinda specialized and the average competitor is older but it’s still a good chance to learn and practice the fundamentals of marksmanship in a friendly environment. All the mil guys I served with who shot service rifle on weekends were really good shots with other weapons/styles of shooting too.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Your smokeless powder and copper-jacketed bullets would be rightfully considered "gay specialized equipment" by the buffalo rifle shooters.
      You really can't get away with drawing the line right where you alone think it's fair.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > start competing in service rifle
    Good idea.
    > to take my marksmanship fundamentals to the next level.
    This will happen.
    > Any anons have pointers for me?
    Yeah.

    Gear:
    - carry ear plugs with you. Carry a spare set of plugs elsewhere on your person. (I left my muffs back at the line and had to mark targets without muffs.)
    - shooting mat. Get one. It's not essential, but you will appreciate having a mat you're used to
    - shooting jacket. I bought a used leather one from a guy at the club. Huge help. The newer ones are nylon. And expensivec.
    - spotting scope. I delayed getting one for a year. Used club loaners. Guy at the club was getting out of the sport, I picked up a 70x Kowa for $100. Still have it. Still works great.
    - I never dicked around with all the blinder, lazy eye shit. Just put a piece of scotch tape on lens over weak eye (I wear glasses)
    - I never dicked around with those gay ass range trolleys. Just used a shooting stool with an old M16 sling to help carry it
    - shooting glove: used a club loaner for the longest time. Took a year to find a glove that fit and worked for me.
    - dope book: half assed this for a year, regretted it. Get a dope book. Learn how to use it. You'll thank me when you hit a windy overcast day and you can refer back.
    - sling: nylon just doesn't cut it. Get a leather sling. Learn how to use it.
    - you'll want to free float your barrel so you can really "sling in", otherwise your sling tension will just frick with your front sight

    (cont'd)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      (more)
      Rifle:
      - I started with a box stock Colt Sporter II HBAR
      - got a israeliteell trigger for a birthday present, difference was amazing
      - added a lead wedge in the buttstock to help stabilize the rifle
      - I didn't dick around with lead in the foreend.
      - skinny front sight post. Dead bang easy to install. Significant improvement for shooting across the course (500 or 600 yards)
      - sight black spray, skip that fricked up lamp black stuff, just get a Birchwood Casey can of sight black, use it for front sight.
      - get NM rear sight. The standard 0-2 AR15 rear sight is just too big
      - titanium firing pin for "muh lock time" is a scam. Regular GI firing pin is fine.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      (more)
      Rifle:
      - I started with a box stock Colt Sporter II HBAR
      - got a israeliteell trigger for a birthday present, difference was amazing
      - added a lead wedge in the buttstock to help stabilize the rifle
      - I didn't dick around with lead in the foreend.
      - skinny front sight post. Dead bang easy to install. Significant improvement for shooting across the course (500 or 600 yards)
      - sight black spray, skip that fricked up lamp black stuff, just get a Birchwood Casey can of sight black, use it for front sight.
      - get NM rear sight. The standard 0-2 AR15 rear sight is just too big
      - titanium firing pin for "muh lock time" is a scam. Regular GI firing pin is fine.

      (final)
      Misc:
      - find a club with people you detest the least. High power shooters are an odd bunch.
      - be comfortable with who you are (new shooter) and what you are trying to do (get better)
      - dry fire. A lot. Work on your fundamentals. trigger control, breathing, sigh picture. Do this year round. You will see improvement.
      - pellet gun. Built a pellet trap out of carpet and a cardboard box and shot in my basement to work on trigger control and sight picture. Really helped.
      - ammo. This is a rabbit hole that you can crawl down and lose a lot of time to. Early I'd say just use factory ammo knowing you're giving up MOA. Later, think about finding a load that works with your rifle. I found a 77-gr load that my rifle really liked. But it took a lot of time to nail it down.
      - shoot with a buddy. We'd shoot together, partner up for marking targets, help with technique observations, and then go get breakfast after the match was over. Helps to pass the time.
      - you'll see people doing things at matches, ask them LATER, after the match, "hey, I saw you doing X, mind if I ask what that was for?" Most NM shooters are happy to share. Some aren't (frick 'em)
      - keep your eye on the club For Sale board, you'll find guys unloading gear or looking to sell to fund their next obsession

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      (more)
      Rifle:
      - I started with a box stock Colt Sporter II HBAR
      - got a israeliteell trigger for a birthday present, difference was amazing
      - added a lead wedge in the buttstock to help stabilize the rifle
      - I didn't dick around with lead in the foreend.
      - skinny front sight post. Dead bang easy to install. Significant improvement for shooting across the course (500 or 600 yards)
      - sight black spray, skip that fricked up lamp black stuff, just get a Birchwood Casey can of sight black, use it for front sight.
      - get NM rear sight. The standard 0-2 AR15 rear sight is just too big
      - titanium firing pin for "muh lock time" is a scam. Regular GI firing pin is fine.

      [...]
      (final)
      Misc:
      - find a club with people you detest the least. High power shooters are an odd bunch.
      - be comfortable with who you are (new shooter) and what you are trying to do (get better)
      - dry fire. A lot. Work on your fundamentals. trigger control, breathing, sigh picture. Do this year round. You will see improvement.
      - pellet gun. Built a pellet trap out of carpet and a cardboard box and shot in my basement to work on trigger control and sight picture. Really helped.
      - ammo. This is a rabbit hole that you can crawl down and lose a lot of time to. Early I'd say just use factory ammo knowing you're giving up MOA. Later, think about finding a load that works with your rifle. I found a 77-gr load that my rifle really liked. But it took a lot of time to nail it down.
      - shoot with a buddy. We'd shoot together, partner up for marking targets, help with technique observations, and then go get breakfast after the match was over. Helps to pass the time.
      - you'll see people doing things at matches, ask them LATER, after the match, "hey, I saw you doing X, mind if I ask what that was for?" Most NM shooters are happy to share. Some aren't (frick 'em)
      - keep your eye on the club For Sale board, you'll find guys unloading gear or looking to sell to fund their next obsession

      Thanks very much, anon

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Excellent advice. Thanks.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      As a dude that got started on smallbore and always wanted to into high power, Coach would've bought you several alcoholic beverages for your concise simplicity.
      Thanks, anon.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Thanks, anon.
        Happy to help. High power rifle is great fun. It's an excellent way to get better with your rifle. It's also a great way to put the day's problems aside and just focus on that damn black circle dancing in the distance.
        Just resist the urge to go full moron and get a space gun / bloop tube.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          NTA but by "bloop tube" you mean something like this free float handguard, right? Because "bloop tube" to my used-to-play-COD4/MW2 ass means a grenade launcher IIRC.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My mbus sight post fills up a whole torso sized target at 100 yards so that's how accurate I am. Shrug

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