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FEATURE | CHALLENGE now allowed with iron sights or optics, and these guns will start from the same low ready position as rimfire rifles. Speed wins in Steel Challenge. Fractions of a second count! A shooter who successfully hits five plates in 3.58 seconds may feel they've done well-until they watch another shooter run them in 2.58. The numbers on the score sheet look big. But, in reality, it is only a one second difference-a casual 'blink of the eye.' Shaving even fractions of seconds is the key to winning in this game. Here are three proven tips to help shooters reduce their times. MASTER THE DRAW AND FIRST TARGET PRESENTATION. Centerfire shooters start with the gun holstered and the wrists held above their shoulders. That's an awkward draw position, and it needs to be practiced often. Rimfire shooters, whether rifle or pistol, start at a low ready position aimed at a stake with a red flag on top, or an orange cone. Align on the top, not on the bottom of the stake or cone. It's less gun movement to the target. Practice by moving the gun smoothly to that extremely critical first target. 1 Speed is important, but when the 10 and 12-inch plates are out at 20 yards it must be matched with accuracy. 2 FOCUS THE EYES ON THE FIRST TARGET. Whether starting from a holster or low ready, once the start position is assumed turn your head and lock your eyes onto the first target you will engage. From either start position the gun will then come to where your eyes are looking. If you are looking down range (or at your gun in the low ready), you'll have to hunt for that first target. This one tip can shave a half-second, or more, on your first target hit! Rapid and accurate transitions are required in Steel Challenge, but upper-level shooters can shoot this Smoke & Hope stage in under two seconds! 42 OCTOBER 2016 | SSUSA.ORG http://www.SSUSA.ORG

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