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How Do I Determine Who Profits From A Given Shooting Sports Event?

I am getting back into shooting sports and now that the pandemic is definitively coming to a middle, I'm starting to think about the future and when I might go try and find a match. Given what's been ...
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Amount of recoil in a 357 magnum with a 5.5 inch barrel if using a 38 special cartridge

I wanted a 38 special with a 4.75 inch barrel. Due to the rush on firearms and lack of mid-priced options, I purchased a 357 magnum/38 special with a 5.5 inch barrel. I have shot a 38 special with a 4....
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How to find good places for target shooting on National Forest Lands

Target shooting is expressly permitted on National Forest Lands. However, finding a good place to do it is not necessarily straightforward. What would be good strategies to find a place to target ...
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What should I look for in a spinning 22lr target?

I am looking to get a spinning 22lr target, the fun thing about these is that if you hit them the target spins and then resets so it's very clear that you either hit or missed. There are all ...
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What NRR (Noise Reduction Rating) should one look for in hearing muffs/earplugs for indoor shooting?

Most hearing muffs/earplugs have a noise reduction rating of between 22 to 35 NRR. OSHA says, Impulse Noise: The standard states that exposure to impulsive or impact noise should not exceed 140 dB ...
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What to look for in a rifle bipod?

I am planning on getting a bipod for my rifle, in the hope of being more accurate and able to hit targets at longer ranges. What features should I look for in a rifle bipod?
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How should you find out about local shooting ranges in a new area?

Sometimes people move to a new area or go hunting far from home. What standard methods and techniques should a person use to find out where they can shoot or sight in firearms? I'm looking for things ...
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What is the lightest arrow practical for target practice?

All things being equal a lighter arrow will travel faster when shot from a bow. A faster arrow tends to drop less over a given distance. Both will have similar kinetic energy over a short distance. ...
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Minimum draw weight for a target practice only crossbow?

My wife likes to shoot arrows at targets. She uses a relatively lightweight draw compound bow now. We have been talking about her trying a crossbow. I did a quick search online and found junior ...
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Is there a handgun or rifle target practice set-up for the home?

I want to learn target practice inside my house. The goal is to eventually use these skills in The Great Outdoors. I'm looking for: a non-real (e.g. BB type) handgun or rifle that has realistic ...
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Where exactly would be the kill of this squirrel?

I've a target face with an image of a squirrel. However, I'm not sure where the the kill exactly would be. I assume that it's the little brown spot beneath the arm, on the edge to the white ...
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