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Shooting thru Injuries & Senior years

Postby zunmik » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:02 pm

I've been battling Age/Injury problems since 1997 when i found i had brittle bones in my neck & had to give up F/T. However you can still shoot
i moved on to 10mtr rifle the heads up stance did not bother my neck then.
In later years injury problems with my back forced another change on to 10mtr pistol in 2001 where all went well until a severe shoulder injury also stopped that, but if you get problems to "Dont Give Up" prolonged physio & daily exercises can as in my case restore some ability to shoot, I am now shooting bell target using light or suitably balanced/weighted rifles it ain't easy as i've not shot rifle for many years, but i'm getting their, and hope to be competitive soon.
The reason i'm writing this boring twaddle is that i think i have found a way to shoot pistol freehand too. I applied the same principles that i have used with rifles lighter or well balanced guns, but with well weighted barrels to stop excessive wandering on target & a "light" trigger.
I have 3 Compact pistols so used one, these are to light to start with so always need weights i then added an extra 20 grm lightened the trigger
more than i used to & after a short period i'm holding the pistol ok & am scoring back in the tenring :)  so if you get injury or age related problems
experiment, M
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Postby Ian » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:40 pm

Absolutely - you have to keep going

Despite being a mere youngster in my mid 50's I have arthritis with associated joint problems and nerve damage down my right arm from an accident 12 years ago

I find pistols ideal as if necessary I can shoot left handed or two handed and they are in the main vary light and compact things

A couple of years ago I quite by chance entered a rifle comp that was being run at a pistol event with a borrowed FWB300 and to my astonishment came 2nd! Probably more to do with the rifle than me I expect. This got me to feeling rather nostalgic for my youth when in addition to shotguns and a cartridge rifle I often shot air rifles. Following the comp I actually bought the FWB!

The FWB had to go as it was way too heavy - beautiful gun though. Mt feelings of nostalgia remain though and I really do quite fancy a rifle for short range targets in the garage and should the opportunity arise perhaps Bell Target. I dont know much about the latter but Ive looked at some YouTube videos and I like the look of it. No clubs running it round these parts though.

I think what I need is a lightweight and easy to handle rifle. I have been looking at the SMK 78 CO2 rifle which I understand is rather crude but cheap and can be fettled to perform well. I would guess that most of the springers available especially the recoiless ones are quite heavy.

Sorry, gone off on a bit of a tangent there!

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Postby pmh » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:40 pm

It isn't twaddle, it's an excellent piece on not giving up and finding a solution.

Too many people in the "modern" world just give up and sit back.

One of the reasons for the Benchrest Pistol competition is to enable as many people as possible to take part, without too much strain on the body.

Now that you are finding a technique to enable you to shoot free hand, perhaps you could kindly give some thought to a possible 6 yard comp to run with the Benchrest one we currently have.

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Postby zunmik » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:27 pm

Ian:1811 wrote:Absolutely - you have to keep going

Despite being a mere youngster in my mid 50's I have arthritis with associated joint problems and nerve damage down my right arm from an accident 12 years ago

I find pistols ideal as if necessary I can shoot left handed or two handed and they are in the main vary light and compact things

A couple of years ago I quite by chance entered a rifle comp that was being run at a pistol event with a borrowed FWB300 and to my astonishment came 2nd! Probably more to do with the rifle than me I expect. This got me to feeling rather nostalgic for my youth when in addition to shotguns and a cartridge rifle I often shot air rifles. Following the comp I actually bought the FWB!

The FWB had to go as it was way too heavy - beautiful gun though. Mt feelings of nostalgia remain though and I really do quite fancy a rifle for short range targets in the garage and should the opportunity arise perhaps Bell Target. I dont know much about the latter but Ive looked at some YouTube videos and I like the look of it. No clubs running it round these parts though.

I think what I need is a lightweight and easy to handle rifle. I have been looking at the SMK 78 CO2 rifle which I understand is rather crude but cheap and can be fettled to perform well. I would guess that most of the springers available especially the recoiless ones are quite heavy.

Sorry, gone off on a bit of a tangent there!

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Your not going off @ a tangent your points are relevant, I was considering  co2, the qb78 can become superb i attach a link for a bell target version, but before you do, try a few other target rifles i thought i could not manage one, but found the different weight distribution of the Walther made it manageable, I still shoot the "izzie" as well, a light gun, spring, but very low recoil with a nice trigger, M.

http://www.woodfield-gcp.co.uk/SMK.htm#co2rifles
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Postby zunmik » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:48 pm

pmh:1812 wrote:It isn't twaddle, it's an excellent piece on not giving up and finding a solution.

Too many people in the "modern" world just give up and sit back.

One of the reasons for the Benchrest Pistol competition is to enable as many people as possible to take part, without too much strain on the body.

Now that you are finding a technique to enable you to shoot free hand, perhaps you could kindly give some thought to a possible 6 yard comp to run with the Benchrest one we currently have.

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I think in time if the benchrest comp is a success a freehand comp as well may prove to be a great idea although for me personally i always prefer Verified comps. (each to their own), M.
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Postby Plinkit » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:09 pm

zunmik:1819 wrote:I think in time if the benchrest comp is a success a freehand comp as well may prove to be a great idea although for me personally i always prefer Verified comps. (each to their own), M.


I'm with you there M  :)

Thanks for the previous link to the Bell Target QB that looks a really good cheap alternative.  8)
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Postby pmh » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:52 pm

My experience of verified comps is that they put more people off than they attract.

That said, if there are enough members interested, then there is no reason why not.

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Postby Plinkit » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:03 pm

pmh:1823 wrote:My experience of verified comps is that they put more people off than the hey attract.

That said, if there are enough members interested, then there is no reason why not.

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Mmmm wonder why that is?    :P
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Postby Ian » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:11 pm

I think that the main problem with the BPA verified ones was that some of requirements were a bit off putting for some - such as the need for a witness. There is probably another less onerous way that will be acceptable to most.

Worth thinking about perhaps?


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Postby pmh » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:15 pm

The purpose of a forum is to provide it's members what they want, so everything is worth considering.

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