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JUNE ACS Practical Rifle

YES! I can finally go!
and I signed up for the last available spot - afternoon squad 3

Anyone from here is going?

I am excited as hell!
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im crippled so a no go... go figure!

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next one is a possibility - we 1:00 PM squads, I will be able to go more - saturday mornings are off limits for me usually
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next one is a possibility - we 1:00 PM squads, I will be able to go more - saturday mornings are off limits for me usually
1pm = cook eggs on your nuts!

am = nice and cool for part of the time tho.
Last one I was dying by the end and everyone else was cooking and we had an AM start.
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I'm signed up for AM. Sign up sheet is private now. I feel the need to make sure I'm still on the list before I drive out.....

Can anyone see it?
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did you just post on arfcom?

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Ah crap, I'm heading back to IL this morning with AR in tow. I got to start checking out these events sooner...at least get on the mailing list! Diane was asking why I wasbringing the AR, I told I wanted to shoot one. Damnit.

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that was fun, even if I borked stage 2 completely

stage 1 was decent, stage 3 was very good with only -2 and decent time
but the stage where we had 17 targets and a running course - I didn't even engage the last target where the head shot was required, just forgot about it in some state of confusion, and collected another FTN with 2 "charlies"

oh well, will try better next time
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I shot in the AM in the order of 1 (transitions), 3 (showdown for rifle), then 2 (hummer hustle). I got better as the day progressed.

I shot the hummer hustle clean; fired some extra rounds just to be sure I didn't have any FTNs. Lots of folks had FTNs on that stage... the angle of the firing line in relation to the barriers and then the targets made it easy to FTN.

What's a "charlie" anyway?
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What's a FTN? Man I really should prioritize these Saturdays. You guys make me jealous!
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http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ftn


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FireBretha, did you get my PM about muzzle brakes? I have a bunch for you. let me know when you we can meet?
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Yea, weird. unless my dumbass left it in draft on the upstairs PC. sending you another now.

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What's a FTN? Man I really should prioritize these Saturdays. You guys make me jealous!
"Failure to Neutralize" - basically if you miss the target completely or miss the A or B zones of the target
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? for you guys im looking to give this a run and get me AR out of the safe, this will be my 1st time, but have a couple questions
1.What do I need minus rounds
2.Where is the registration now
2.How trying is this for someone new, now im not new to shooting by any means, closest thing to this I have done with a rifle was the Zombie Shoot.

Thanks for the.help just trying to get out more
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Nicky, you missed this months, it was the 16th. But someone will make sure to post the sign up for next months as soon as it's available. I couldn't make it this month, but I hope to next month. It's really a lot of fun.

To your questions:

1.What do I need minus rounds: Your functioning rifle, rifle case, a chamber flag if you have one - I would also dress for the weather, and bring lots of water and probably some snacks. Obviously, Eyes and Ears; and gloves if you wear them.

2.Where is the registration now: Someone will post it once next months is up

2.How trying is this for someone new, now im not new to shooting by any means, closest thing to this I have done with a rifle was the Zombie Shoot.: Zombie Shoot was similiar - But this will work on specific skills - For example, learning to shoot around barricades, "slicing-the-pie", shooting weak-hand alternating with strong hand, shooting close up, then at distance, and maybe even shooting prone. Even if you don't know how to do any/all of this stuff right now - it's a great way of seeing what you need work on. If you can safely shoot your rifle, then you're fine for the Practical Rifle event.

Some of the guys that run it will offer you suggestions, and some won't. I forget his name, but the one military guy who ran one stage last month stated several times that if we have any questions TO ASK. So when I asked to clarify one point about the order of taking down the targets, he looked at me like I was stupid, took a deep breath, then answered the question. He did this kindness for anyone who asked a question - he doesn't seem like he wants to help anyone, he just wants to get everyone in and out of the stage quickly. So don't expect any instruction on how to improve what you need to work on, that's something you need to work on yourself.

Check You Tube for some videos from VTAC and others who teach practical rifle. Find the Magpul Tactical Carbine videos. That will give you a great foundation to start from, and the rest is just practice.

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Thanks alot, I will deff. be at the next one, and hopefully meet some of you guys.

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Just was wondering if the July schedule was out. Couple more questions. My AR is set up for 100yards w/ a scope. Am I better off using my red dot. What range are you guys mostly shooting I've seen all ranges in videos. Thanks guys can't wait to get out
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you probably would be better off with red-dot or CQB scope. my rifle is battle zeroed at 50 yards that gives you no more than 1 inch off POA from 25 to 100 yards

July schedule should be out next week I think
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you probably would be better off with red-dot or CQB scope. my rifle is battle zeroed at 50 yards that gives you no more than 1 inch off POA from 25 to 100 yards

July schedule should be out next week I think
thanks gonna switch it over then.

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