With deer and duck seasons and over an being to old and lazy to carry around the paraphernalia for rifle shooting, pistol and shotgun shooting now comes to the forefront.
Did a bit of pin practice earlier in the week but this afternoon was dedicated to it.
We play the game a bit differently down here than the boys in Michigan. 45 auto only, either wheel gun or bottom feeder. 4' by 8' table 42" high with pins 3 1/2' from back edge (table shown is 5' x 8' so I can offset a second row of pins for practice). Pins spaced at 15" intervals from center pin all on one level, no double-decker tables. Tables for competition have a 2" rail on the sides as all pins must go off the rear.
The match is 4 tables.
Open sight and optic class for guns.
For competitors no age distinction, class is dead or alive.
Bullets, JHP's and LSWC 200 grain minimum and must chronograph 900 minimum (This virtually eliminates bounce-backs).
Only 6 rounds allowed. The time is from the start buzzer until last shot. Any pin left standing adds 1 1/2 seconds to the time, any pin left laying on the table adds 1 second. Remember the old pin shooting rule: you can't miss fast enough to win.
Today was revolver day for me: the gun, a 625 JM with 7.5 moa triangle Delta Point in first pix.
Second pix is the 4 pins shot for course of fire. (The pins were replaced in the same spot so I could see how I was grouping. I square up on the center pin so that one always has the smallest group with the size of the group increasing to the outer pins).
Last is the dirty gun pix.