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Old 02-11-2013, 9:13 PM
Thedarkgander Thedarkgander is offline
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Question Figuring out which sport I can participate in?

I'm trying to figure out how the whole sport shooting scene actually works. Where does one even start with this? I'd like to shoot my primary rifle (AR15), but how does one decide what sport would best fit their build (as opposed to building for a sport)?

I'm shooting a scoped AR-15 with 18" barrel. I primarily shoot paper from a bench with the intention of accuracy and as many bullets through a single hole as possible, but do get out into some hilly land and shoot around as well, though I prefer the bench shooting. Located in NorCal in Contra Cost County, and typically shoot at USI in Concord. I'd think region probably comes into play a bit. I haven't done any bench shooting beyond the standard 100 yard, though I'll probably be looking around to find ranges that offer something further to members of the public. Any nearby suggestions on that issue would also be welcome.

I'm just trying to expand upon this hobby that I love so much, and at least start researching a direction to start preparing for to ease my competitive nature. Any resources, suggestions, advice, or direction would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:00 PM
Dead*Reckoned Dead*Reckoned is offline
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well figure out if there are any matches in your area is a first. For me it was easy, i have access to a huge range that does steel challenge, idpa, and 3 gun about 40 minutes from me. Having never run a match before, i volunteered to help set up the day before, and i talked to the shooters and learned a lot, so far I've gotten to try all of them. I think for a a beginner its important that you don't have to drive such a long ways away, otherwise you can lose interest pretty quickly.

Another thing you might want to take into consideration is the volume at which you will be using up ammo. If you don't reload, some of the more high volume shooting sports such as action pistol and/or three gun can be pretty dang expensive, and you might want to look into some of the paper punching sports.
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