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300m target shooting

Does anyone do 300m target shooting? I found a club close to me and would like to learn and take part in competitions.

Before I go an embarrass myself at the club, I wanted ask around here first about how it all works, if I need my own equipment or can just turn up.
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Old 19.07.2011, 21:39
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Re: 300m target shooting

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Old 19.07.2011, 22:12
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I got a gun club membership for my wife; it was a good swap.
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Old 19.07.2011, 22:32
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Re: 300m target shooting

Just go there.
They will be happy to let you try - and im sure they also have guns that you can borrow.
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Old 19.07.2011, 22:35
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Does anyone do 300m target shooting? I found a club close to me and would like to learn and take part in competitions.

Before I go an embarrass myself at the club, I wanted ask around here first about how it all works, if I need my own equipment or can just turn up.
You need to contact the club administrator and tell him that you're interested in 300m shooting. Most likely, he'll invite you to come by for some target practice...and you'll be able to shoot with the club rifles. They have 3 types of rifles in Switzerland the "Karabiner" a very old military rifle, the Sturmgewehr 57 (previous army rifle) and the Sturmgewehr 90 (the current army rifle). If you really like shooting, they'll ask you to join the club..and then you could think of buying your own equipment. If I were you however, I'd start with a 22 calibre rifle..also known as "Kleinkaliber" in Switzerland (50m targets). They make less noise and provide a very good base in case you'd want to move up to 300m. If you're interested in practicing with a 22 calibre rifle pm me, I'll hook you up.
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Old 19.07.2011, 22:56
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You need to contact the club administrator and tell him that you're interested in 300m shooting. Most likely, he'll invite you to come by for some target practice...and you'll be able to shoot with the club rifles. They have 3 types of rifles in Switzerland the "Karabiner" a very old military rifle, the Sturmgewehr 57 (previous army rifle) and the Sturmgewehr 90 (the current army rifle). If you really like shooting, they'll ask you to join the club..and then you could think of buying your own equipment. If I were you however, I'd start with a 22 calibre rifle..also known as "Kleinkaliber" in Switzerland (50m targets). They make less noise and provide a very good base in case you'd want to move up to 300m. If you're interested in practicing with a 22 calibre rifle pm me, I'll hook you up.
cheers for the info. i was planning on .22 before i saw the website, but it seems that 300m is the 'done thing' and unfortunately, the bullet from a .22 will probably only just reach the target at 300m
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cheers for the info. i was planning on .22 before i saw the website, but it seems that 300m is the 'done thing' and unfortunately, the bullet from a .22 will probably only just reach the target at 300m
Certainly, but starting with a .22 will give you the fundamentals and the necessary training for the bigger guns, as it takes much more skill and effort to hit the target (even though it is 250m closer).
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Old 19.07.2011, 23:11
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Certainly, but starting with a .22 will give you the fundamentals and the necessary training for the bigger guns, as it takes much more skill and effort to hit the target (even though it is 250m closer).
yeah. and it will be a heckuvalot cheaper to practice too
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Old 19.07.2011, 23:14
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Re: 300m target shooting

That's some taser you're thinking of getting ......

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Does anyone do 300m target shooting? I found a club close to me and would like to learn and take part in competitions.

Before I go an embarrass myself at the club, I wanted ask around here first about how it all works, if I need my own equipment or can just turn up.
Phil, I am assuming you mean 300m UIT shooting (single shot 7.62x51mm similar to this):



I think most shooting here seems to be using military weapons (not UIT). If you find a place that does UIT, let me know as well. You'd probably have to use club guns, but you might need your own sling, cap, jacket and sighting scope.

I used to do 300m-800m full bore in Sydney. God I miss it.
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Old 19.07.2011, 23:41
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Phil, I am assuming you mean 300m UIT shooting (single shot 7.62x51mm similar to this):



I think most shooting here seems to be using military weapons (not UIT). If you find a place that does UIT, let me know as well. You'd probably have to use club guns, but you might need your own sling, cap, jacket and sighting scope.

I used to do 300m-800m full bore in Sydney. God I miss it.
i found this kind of stuff when searching:

http://www.6mmbr.com/6mmbr.html

but you're right, it seems most shoot with the military issue stgws. maybe not a bad things since they will be a lot cheaper and more available than the expensive short models.

but i wanted to do shooting to get to know the locals a bit as there's not much else that seems to go on in this village, so i'm happy to do what they do and that seems to be 300m with stgws.
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i found this kind of stuff when searching:

http://www.6mmbr.com/6mmbr.html

but you're right, it seems most shoot with the military issue stgws. maybe not a bad things since they will be a lot cheaper and more available than the expensive short models.

but i wanted to do shooting to get to know the locals a bit as there's not much else that seems to go on in this village, so i'm happy to do what they do and that seems to be 300m with stgws.
The older rifle (the 57) is actually a much better rifle...less handy and doesn't look as cool as the 90...but quality wise, it's miles ahead.
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You need to contact the club administrator and tell him that you're interested in 300m shooting. Most likely, he'll invite you to come by for some target practice...and you'll be able to shoot with the club rifles. They have 3 types of rifles in Switzerland the "Karabiner" a very old military rifle, the Sturmgewehr 57 (previous army rifle) and the Sturmgewehr 90 (the current army rifle). If you really like shooting, they'll ask you to join the club..and then you could think of buying your own equipment. If I were you however, I'd start with a 22 calibre rifle..also known as "Kleinkaliber" in Switzerland (50m targets). They make less noise and provide a very good base in case you'd want to move up to 300m. If you're interested in practicing with a 22 calibre rifle pm me, I'll hook you up.
no one more than an american knows more about guns and the illusionary idea of killing people...all for the good of the world!!!thank god americans and guns exist...what would we do without them!!!
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The older rifle (the 57) is actually a much better rifle...less handy and doesn't look as cool as the 90...but quality wise, it's miles ahead.
Thats an understatement... Had the "privilege" of carrying one around for 15 weeks, until I got upgraded. In any case forget trying to fire the older rifle in anything but prone position.

OK fair enough, you would be doing much shooting standing up in a shooting range with a new one either.
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...and here I was thinking it was the Chinese who invented guns...
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Does anyone do 300m target shooting? I found a club close to me and would like to learn and take part in competitions.

Before I go an embarrass myself at the club, I wanted ask around here first about how it all works, if I need my own equipment or can just turn up.
BTW shouldnt this be posted in anather part of the forum i.e "family matters & health" rather than in "sports & fitness"?¿?¿?¿?
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Old 20.07.2011, 01:37
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BTW shouldnt this be posted in anather part of the forum i.e "family matters & health" rather than in "sports & fitness"?¿?¿?¿?
no.

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The older rifle (the 57) is actually a much better rifle...less handy and doesn't look as cool as the 90...but quality wise, it's miles ahead.
Phil, I have two 57's, they are pretty cheap (250 chf) so the price shouldn't be an issue. Bullets are 25 chf for 60 at the shooting club where I'm a member of (the albisguetli in Zurich), but typically after 40 shots you get tired and it's better to call it quits. I think at a typical club you can shoot whatever you want (so if you have a cool Russian sniper gun or whatever) but for competition you need an Army rifle or a 'sportgerat'
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Re: 300m target shooting

There are a couple of Shooting events where new people and family of members are allowed to join as a try out. I participate quite often, though I enjoy the pistols/crossbows events more than shotguns and similars.

If you want I can check out when the next national or regional events are and give you a message. Maybe you could come with us next time!

To be able to do regular shooting you have to belong to a club. For that you need a gun license. I don't know what they demand from your own nationality, but Germans needed this:

- a proof from the German Police that you are not a criminal on the run
- a proof from the "shooting burocratic division" (it's a joke here... simply the office that usually gives the licenses away) that you are able to get the license in Germany if you wanted to.

After that we gave the information the club and everything was taken care of. We had to buy our own gun though.
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Re: 300m target shooting

That's correct, there are many shooting events open to the general public...they're called "Volksschiessen" and you'll be able to shoot a .22 rifle and if you reach a certain point level, you receive a medal. You can also form a group consisting of 4 members, where you compete against other groups. Some traditional Swiss companies, own their own rifles and participate regularly on such events.
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