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HOW TO AVOID MAKING MISTAKES WHEN BUYING A NIGHT VISION SCOPE

When shopping for night vision you have to shop smart. Consider purchasing a night vision scope as an investment and not simply a purchase. These devices are…

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Long Range Scopes For Hunting: Which Ones Are Good?

I’m sure you’ve heard this gem a time or two from whoever taught you how to shoot a gun: “The only things a good gun owner will ever need to purchase is ammunition. There’s no need for extra bells and whistles!” This statement reflects a fairly common belief held by some of the more old-fashioned gun enthusiasts out there. These rifle virtuosos have handled firearms since their youth, tinkering here and there with very few other guns than the one that their father or grandfather gave them as a rite of passage into manhood. Such hunters and professional target shooters know their rifle like the back of their hand, needing only the built-in sight to make their highly accurate shots! My father is someone who fits this description well and is the one responsible for the quote above.

But he’s very much wrong, ladies and gentlemen.

While it’s true that any gun can enjoy a long and fulfilling life so long as its owner takes care of it, utilizing the built-in sight alone will only get you so far when it comes to hunting. This fact becomes even more glaring when you consider your hunting style. Not everyone wants to get up close to the action, and not everyone wants to rely on camouflage to attract their prey. Some hunters prefer taking the long distance approach, as it allows them a bit more breathing room without the fear of scaring any deer or turkeys off. Obviously, spotting prey from a long distance can’t really be done with sights alone.

That’s why long range hunting rifle scopes are so necessary! But how does one go about choosing the perfect scope for their rifle?

How Do Long Range Scopes Work?

Before we get into how you’d pick the perfect scope for your rifle, we need to take a moment to briefly review the most important characteristics of a good hunting scope. If this is the first time you’re buying a long range scope, it is essential that you do your research beforehand. If you don’t, you may purchase an incompatible scope for your rifle. Some basic parts on long range scopes include:

Objective Lens – The objective lens is the telescope-like glass at the front of the scope. You look into it whenever you spot a target worth your bullet’s time. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that this is the most notable part of your scope, but there is more than meets the eye to the objective lens. Pun totally intended, by the way.

When shopping for a long range scope, try not to get one that’s too big. With newbies hunters, you may find they frequently see a scope with a huge, gigantic lens and think to themselves, “Look at that! A big lens! That’ll help me see things very easily!” This is not true. All that a big lens is gonna give you is a workout…because they make scopes heavy. Do not fall for this deception–your image can easily be improved by adjusting your magnification level!

Magnification Levels – Also known as the zoom feature of a scope. There are two operative types of magnification systems that are typically implemented on hunting rifle scopes. Fixed magnification levels refer to scopes containing one zoom level. Variable magnification levels, on the other hand, have multiple zoom options.

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Steel Challenge

Steel Challenge is a speed shooting discipline consisting of 8 standardized stages. This means no matter where you decide to shoot Steel Challenge matches, the stages will always be the same wherever you are. This allows for some fun things to take place as you get into the sport of Steel Challenge. Stage and match scores can be tracked to show your progress as well as allowing for state, national and world championship records for each stage.

Each stage has 5 steel targets, one of which is a “Stop Plate”. You will start standing upright within a 3’x3′ box outlined on the ground in front of the steel targets. The premise of the game is very simple. When the timer beeps, engage all of the targets making sure to hit the designated “stop plate” last. You can use as many rounds of ammunition to achieve this goal and the timer stops when you hit the stop plate. This is considered a single “run” on a stage. That’s really all there is to it!Steel rocks! Not only is it fun, it is also a fantastic way to learn about competitive shooting and also will increase your shooting skills. Steel Challenge is great for beginner shooters – the steel is reactive (you can hear it ring when you hit it). There is no reloading on the clock so the only time you reload during a run is when you have run out of ammo. There is little (if any) movement. There is a division for almost any type of gun including .22LR caliber handguns & rifles. For the experienced shooter, the challenge to get lower scores never ends.


Steel Challenge is a speed shooting discipline consisting of 8 standardized stages. This means no matter where you decide to shoot Steel Challenge matches, the stages will always be the same wherever you are. This allows for some fun things to take place as you get into the sport of Steel Challenge. Stage and match scores can be tracked to show your progress as well as allowing for state, national and world championship records for each stage.

Each stage has 5 steel targets, one of which is a “Stop Plate”. You will start standing upright within a 3’x3′ box outlined on the ground in front of the steel targets. The premise of the game is very simple. When the timer beeps, engage all of the targets making sure to hit the designated “stop plate” last. You can use as many rounds of ammunition to achieve this goal and the timer stops when you hit the stop plate. This is considered a single “run” on a stage. That’s really all there is to it!Steel rocks! Not only is it fun, it is also a fantastic way to learn about competitive shooting and also will increase your shooting skills. Steel Challenge is great for beginner shooters – the steel is reactive (you can hear it ring when you hit it). There is no reloading on the clock so the only time you reload during a run is when you have run out of ammo. There is little (if any) movement. There is a division for almost any type of gun including .22LR caliber handguns & rifles. For the experienced shooter, the challenge to get lower scores never ends.

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3-Gun – New Shooter Information

New shooters are always welcome and we encourage you to come join us! Whether you are shooting or you just want to watch, safe shooters are always welcome!If you are a new shooter shooting your first match, you need to arrive at the range no later that 8:30 — and quickly identify yourself as a “New Shooter” so we can run you through our new shooter safety briefing in a timely manner.It’s also important that you realize WHSC is a non-profit organization and its activities depend completely on volunteer effort — there is no paid staff. All participants are required to help where they can at each shooting event so that it can run smoothly and start & finish on time. Subject to physical limitations and experience, all shooters are needed to do their fair share of target-taping, helping to set up, and safety-check stages, and restoring the bays to their pre-match condition after the match is over.After some shooting experience and training, shooters are also expected to serve as a Scorekeepers and Safety Officers, and are strongly encouraged to serve as Match Directors. Your cooperation and participation will be appreciated by all who enjoy the activity. We can’t run safe, enjoyable shooting events without able-bodied helpers. Shooters who wish only to “show up, shoot, and leave early” should look for another club.We run a “cold” range during matches (guns unloaded, magazine out, and hammer down except while firing), and we enforce a 180-degree rule. The muzzle of your gun must remain pointed down-range into the berm at all times, and cannot cross an imaginary line drawn straight across the range parallel to the backstop.

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3-Gun Pro Tips

See below for 3-Gun Pro Tips. We all need to get better at something.

Looking for some Dummy rounds for your scatter gun? Find them here.

Looking for a fast way to load 1 round when your shotgun runs dry? Take a look at this 2 round shell holder from Mark Otto. For $12 delivered it’s a great value.

Looking for the best rated 3 gun scope on the market today? Go on over Outdoors Best and check out their list of the top rated 3 gun scopes reviewed by Eric Jezierski

The Shotgun Weak Hand Reload, Shooting a Texas Star & Reloading while moving Tips.

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West Houston Shooters Club 3-Gun Rules

Based upon International Multi Gun Rules)

Questions or comments please contact our 3-Gun Match Director whidpa3gun@gmail.com

General Information

Safety:

The foundation of the our Multi-Gun Match is safe gun handling. Nobody cares how fast you can complete a stage, only that you do so safely. Our position on safety is simple: Violate a safety rule and you are disqualified! You must pack up your gear and you will not be permitted to fire another round during the match. We make no exceptions.

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Welcome to 3-Gun with WHSC

Match Details

We hold a 3-Gun match on the 2nd Saturday of every month.
These matches are open to the public & new shooters are welcome.
Hammer down is at 9:00am & sign up begins at 8:30am. Matches are usually over between 1 – 3 pm.
Please show up an hour early to help set up & stay to help tear down.Minimum Ammunition to bring:

Rifle: 100 rounds
Pistol: 50 rounds
Shotgun: Bird Shot (no larger than #4), 25 rounds
Shotgun: Slugs, 5 rounds

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