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What are you going to do in the off season to be ready for next year?

Various State and Regional Championships throughout the year starting as early as March...

Sunshine Classic in the middle of April...

Conard Cup in the end of April...

Southern Nationals in June...

U.S. and Canadian Nationals in July/August...

What are you going to do between now and next April to ensure you are shooting your best when we crank it up again?
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There's an off season?
Doesn't everybody shoot year-round?
We do see a 'few' days (5 or 6?) in the darkest, most frigid depths of winter, when the temp doesn't manage to climb out of the 30s...
I NEED that constant practice or my scores drop right out of low AA!

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We have a spare room that's generally available for visiting shooters...
 

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First thing is to go hunting!!!!!!!!!!! Then its rest the brain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For about 2 seconds, then build new stuff for next year. But i have already did that. I have my new left hand thumbhole standard stock done and on both of my rifles. Been thinking on having it built by Robertson's Composites. But i don't know if the demand would make worth doing. I might have Mr. Marvin take picture and post my newest one for viewing. But other that it will be hopefully practice practice and practice some more so i can get to Daves level.

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Dave!

You forgot the best match of the year, the conclusion of the "Southern Trifecta" - Arkansas state "Mid-South Classic" ...

Come on down ... You can take some more punishment from Troy and Cathy...? Oh man, did I say that out loud? Sry about that..LOL

I havene't looked at the standing in master, but I thought they were close.... Wouldn't a new ..."Free" vest look good on you?
 

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Here in NY where winter usually starts right after Labor Day (except this year because it feels like we are living on the edge of the sun) most of us participate in a postal league called NYSporterifle sponsored by our state pistol and rifle association NYSRPA. It runs from Sept. thru April and is shot indoors at 50 feet on a 2 inch bull. A light SB hunter rifle meets the requirements.
It's a state wide league and even has some clubs from north central PA. About 450 total shooters. You can check out the website:
www.sporterifle.org
 

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We have monthly matches year round but I'm going to miss the Wednesday afternoon match.
I plan to do a lot of dryfiring and work on my visualization exercises.
If anybody had any drills or training tips to share I'd be most interested.
By the way, that Midsouth Classic date is Sept. 17-18 with the range open for practice and the Team Shoot on Friday the 16th. Come let us show you some hospitality.
 

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Of course everyone's overlooking the obvious here. If you don't already have one, you should devote time in the off season to finding a mascot like Spotting Kitty, or Kessey's Mojo, or Chiken Georges Hawg head.........
 

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G/Day All
You can always come down to Australia and have a go at us. We have a big shoot in early January. It is held in Canberra which is the national capital BUT more importantly it's the birth place of Australian Silhouette. This is probably the second most popular shoot after the nationals( held 30sept-3 oct this year ) so if your freezing the b*%%$ of a brass monkey over there come down to visit and have a go! We would all like to see anyone from US at anytime.
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okay... so i was looking for ways to decrease heart rate, better fitness, working on reflexive trigger response, mental preparedness, creating strategic goals and objectives for coming year and tactical execution plan to achieve said goals... clearly i'm talking to the wrong group of beer drinkers!!! :)

the only excellent suggestion i heard was take a trip to Australia!
 

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Well, the best fitness sport, including for shooting training, is swimming. It's perfect cardiovascular exercise, does not abuse your skeleton, strengthens all your muscles including the "core" muscles, increases flexibility and improves your timing. Unfortunately, it's a highly technical activity and a beginner who doesn't use a coach is probably just wasting time.
Re: goal setting, I think the best thing for me is to plan training sessions, look at all the individual matches on the calendar to put them into context with the training and with the one or two other things we must deal with in life (making a living...) My goal is to see shot execution improve. I think having a particular score as a goal would be counterproductive for me. The better shooters are different.
 

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Why don't you save your pennies and come down in January! Nice warm days, nice warm people and nice cold beer. Seriously if you want to come down it's a good shoot and on the monday we have a open sight lever match out to 500m (just for fun). I'm sure if you wanted to stay at the range I could organise a swag for you to use. If carting gear is a problem we can organise stuff here.
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Pre Australia Day Shoot

The Tassie Devil, will have you in stitches all weekend as will the other members of the ram slammers. The silhouette crew in Australia are the finest bunch of people you would ever wont to meet. they make everyone fell welcome no matter what standard you are or how often you shoot you feel right at home. You would love it come on down. I live 2.5 hours from Canberra 1.5 south of Sydney on the coast at Shellharbour, no range but nice beaches and fishing. We had Fred and dorothy Jammison From Texas come over for the BR 30 Championships at Batmans Bay and they loved it and still keep in contact. If anyone is ever interested in coming over and needs info on anything just let me know and ill chase it up and email it to you asap. lets get an exchange program going.
 

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Nampa Rod & Gun Club, Nampa, Idaho

We have an indoor range where we shoot paper silhouette targets every Thursday night, November thru March. It gives you a chance to work on your hold and follow thru without the wind. It also is a social gathering of our silhouette shooters.

Blacks Creek Range, Boise, Idaho

Blacks Creek has a NRA Cowboy Rifle match every month on the first Saturday of the month, all year long. One month they shoot Small Bore in the morning and Pistol Cartridge in the afternoon. The next month they shoot Small Bore in the morning and Cowboy Rifle in the afternoon. Temps can get below zero and the wind will blow you out of the valley but they dress for it and shoot anyway.

You can inquire from me for times and directions to both.

See ya there!

Sixgun
 
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