But what? But it’s expensive? But you don’t know how? But is an excuse and just as with bungholes, everyone’s got one and they all stink. You want to compete? Do you just want somewhere to shoot that’s not off a bench and competing is about the only way you can do that? It’s really an easy 10 point plan to success that you need. The only assumption it makes is that you MAY have budget concerns.
If you want to be competitive at the local level then:
1. Start reloading or you’re wasting your money hand over fist.
2. Pick a 6.5mm-7.5mm rifle cartridge that puts heavy for caliber bullets out at 2600fps or better. That’s good to 1000+yrds.
3. Pick up a scope that tracks (see my posts in topics about glass for good ideas about which are up to it on a budget).
4. Find a .75MOA or better load.
5. Learn to shoot / get a mentor / get trained.
6. Get your ballistics really dialed in (ask me how).
7. Train when you practice. Don’t just rehearse. If you hit every time you’re rehearsing. Make it harder on yourself and you’ll get better.
8. Keep a log book of conditions and POI vs POA data. You’ll want to thank me later for you starting to do that.
9. Get off your belly and on your feet. When you can hit standing, you can hit from any position.
10. Have fun. It’s not worth it if it’s just work.