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    Frustration is spelled B8

    I took the MR73 to the range for a grueling accuracy session. 10 full size B8 targets at 25 yards, 10 shots slow fire, double action. Goal: shoot a hundo. Result: amongst some 95s I also shot two 97s, a 98, and not one but TWO FUCKING 99s

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    Average score for all 10 targets in slow fire was 95.9

    Oh and of course all these were shot double action, because single action is for the infirm and untalented ;-)
    I shot the PX4 before it was cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetfire View Post
    I took the MR73 to the range for a grueling accuracy session. 10 full size B8 targets at 25 yards, 10 shots slow fire, double action. Goal: shoot a hundo. Result: amongst some 95s I also shot two 97s, a 98, and not one but TWO FUCKING 99s

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    Average score for all 10 targets in slow fire was 95.9

    Oh and of course all these were shot double action, because single action is for the infirm and untalented ;-)
    That's pretty darn impressive

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    Quote Originally Posted by 03RN View Post
    That's pretty darn impressive
    Thanks! This kind of focus over an extended range session is exhausting. I do think if I'd been using a more accurate round I might have gotten the job done. The Federal 130gr FMJ is fine for IDPA and such, but if I was shooting a bullseye match or Bianchi Cup I'd want something else.
    I shot the PX4 before it was cool.

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    It's good to have goals.

    I mostly suck... but one of my goals is to shoot 10/10 into the black of a B8 @ 25. I have had multiple runs where I keep 9/10 in the black (sometimes doing really well and keeping 9's and 10's) but inevitably I always shank one outside the black when I've been on a good clean run. Been chasing that goal since I started physical therapy after shoulder surgery last January

    I did keep two ten round mags in a group that could just about be covered by my hand, rapid fire w/reload, at 25 last time. The shots trended low, centering around 6 o'clock on the bull. Had I been able to center the group, I think most would have been in the black. This is with an RMR'd G19... not irons. More work to do on dots/cadence/trigger control.

    I have shot a few decent DA only B8's with my 60-10 ... but nothing approaches my performance with the red dot gun. Then again, J-frames and 25 yard B8's are not a normal combination. Excuses. But at least I try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WDR View Post
    It's good to have goals.

    I mostly suck... but one of my goals is to shoot 10/10 into the black of a B8 @ 25. I have had multiple runs where I keep 9/10 in the black (sometimes doing really well and keeping 9's and 10's) but inevitably I always shank one outside the black when I've been on a good clean run. Been chasing that goal since I started physical therapy after shoulder surgery last January

    I did keep two ten round mags in a group that could just about be covered by my hand, rapid fire w/reload, at 25 last time. The shots trended low, centering around 6 o'clock on the bull. Had I been able to center the group, I think most would have been in the black. This is with an RMR'd G19... not irons. More work to do on dots/cadence/trigger control.

    I have shot a few decent DA only B8's with my 60-10 ... but nothing approaches my performance with the red dot gun. Then again, J-frames and 25 yard B8's are not a normal combination. Excuses. But at least I try.
    The best I've ever shot with a red dot gun was a 99 as well! Same ammo, but that was with my 586 L-Comp with an ACRO P-1 on top. The L-Comp has a better trigger and better sights than the MR73, so if I was going to pick a gun that gave me the best chance to shoot a hundo I'd grab that, re-zero it for 148 grain full wadcutters, and try that.
    I shot the PX4 before it was cool.

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    A couple boxes of FGMM should go with you next time you try this.

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    It be like that sometimes.

    For me, it be like that almost all the times. Can't break a 98 personally. My best was shot with a Kimber of all guns.

    Meanwhile my Alchemy Prime sits in the gun safe, staring balefully at me and demanding to know why I suck

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    That is very nice. Such a session is definitely exhausting. For my tastes I actually enjoy such precision shooting more than blazing "up close". Fun but tiring.
    As a man sows, so shall he reap.

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    Caleb, what are your thoughts on the OEM Trausch grips now that you've had a chance to put some serious time on the MR73?

    Best, Jon

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    I've only printed a handful of hundreds at 25 yards. I'm quite sure that just about every pistol and revolver I own is capable of it, but micro errors on my part are what make the difference.

    When I shoot it one handed, the mental strain is definitely perceptible after a long session. It is also a great escape mechanism for me after a frustrating day on the street. It's just about the only way I can get into my bubble and de-stress so it's good for me but very tiring. Even though I strive for a 100-10x on every outing, part of me is glad that I can't shoot to that level on demand. I'm a solid mid 90s dude with most anything so that 5 percent error gives me something to work on.

    50 yard B6 targets will take frustration to a whole new level. I'm quite happy if I "all black" one in one range trip. Typically I'm a mid to high 80s dude at 50.

    I just do it for kicks. I can't imagine the mental focus it takes to shoot an official 2700 match. I've read others that say it's an all day mental drain.

    Regards.
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