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    A shooting sport idea -- has this been done?

    I had an idea today while driving by a golf course for a shooting/hunting/off-season sport: Hunt Golf -- they have frisbee golf, why not golf that mimics hunting shots?

    Each 'hole' would have a set shooting spot and a target. The range can vary from 75 yards (Par 3 hole) to 300+ yards (par 5 hole, for example). The 'hole' could be level, up elevation, or down elevation.

    Scoring would be like golf... the lower the score the better. Each hole has an 8" target -- a hit in the centre 4" is 1 point (a heart shot), a hit in the 8" circle but outside the inner 4" is 2 points. On the paper outside of the 8" is 3 points (you're tracking that one). Not on the paper: 5 points, no mulligans.

    To have the points reflect the difficulty of the shot somewhat a standing unsupported shot adds 0 points, sitting or kneeling shot adds 1 point, sitting/kneeling with a monopod, bipod, or tripod adds 2 points, prone shot supported adds 3 points. You'd have to carry what you shoot: i.e. shooting matt, bipod, monopod, whatever... no benches. So each hole would have a minimum score of 1 point (standing unsupported, hit in 4" target) to a maximum of 8 points for a prone shot complete miss.

    Another set of criteria could be added for sites used... i.e. 0 points for irons, 1 point for red dot or 1x scope, 2 points for zoomed scope, for example.

    Of course, a range would need a lot of land for this... or a lot of crown land if one were to set this up on their own.

    Thoughts?

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    There is a shotgun version of this game. It's called sporting clays. Perhaps you've heard of it.

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    Hunter S Thompson's last column:

    http://www.espn.com/espn/page2/story?id=1992213

    Not the same thing, but something that should exist nonetheless.

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    *cough* Precision Rifle Series *cough*

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    Quote Originally Posted by awndray View Post
    *cough* Precision Rifle Series *cough*
    That would be like the driving range, if we are holding to the golf comparison.

    Trap or skeet would be kind of like the mini putt.

    I'm talking about having 18 different ranged shoots that you carry your gear between, etc. It would be miles of walking, much more similar to hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckufarlie View Post
    That would be like the driving range, if we are holding to the golf comparison.

    Trap or skeet would be kind of like the mini putt.

    I'm talking about having 18 different ranged shoots that you carry your gear between, etc. It would be miles of walking, much more similar to hunting.
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    I went to a turkey shoot like that once.

    They had various targets set up throughout the range and everyone shot at a different target each time. If you shot at the wrong target, the "owner" of the target could score for the best shots on it. Each target also had a prescribed shooting position.

    I won the turkey on the 30 yard freestanding target.

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    Something of the sort was done in Utah, perhaps ten years ago.

    Wasn’t able to try it out, don’t know if it survived.
    Gun Control is about making it unlawful for you to use, carry, or possess a firearm.

    All restrictions/prohibitions on the use, carriage, or possession of firearms must be repealed.

    Middle ground?

    What middle ground?

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    Have you ever heard of airgun Field Target?
    Very much like hunting, especially if you are at a bushland course.
    Targets laid out anywhere from 10 yards to 55 yards, and the pellet has to strike the "hit zone" to take the target down. Hit zones can range from 3/8" dia. on the close targets to 1.5" dia. on the farther targets.
    Most courses are usually 60 targets.
    A lot of fun, and because air guns are being used, you don't need quite as much real estate as would be needed with centerfire rifle.

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    a PCP repeater would be ideal for airgun course
    always thought rimfire 3 gun would be fun

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