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FEATURE | STEEL
the move to No. 2. This is the toughest target
and most shooters set their natural point of
aim on it. It often takes a slight pause to assure
a hit, but then No. 1 is a quick transition on
the same swing arc. From there, a short right
reverse transition hits the stop plate.
Some shooters have trouble with that right
reverse transition. Their alternative is to set
the same NPA on No. 2, but shoot No. 4,
No. 3, No. 1, No. 2 then Stop. That's two
reverse transitions, but they're short and the
shooter comes to the Stop plate from the
right, which many find more positive.
For the Speed Option stage, the fastest
peak time is 9.00 seconds, Rimfire Pistol
Open (2.25 average) while the slowest is
14.00 seconds for Iron Sight Revolver (3.50
SAVVY SHOOTERS WILL TRY TO
FIGURE OUT HOW TO AVOID AS MANY
REVERSE TRANSITIONS AS THEY
CAN WHILE FITTING THE TARGET
ARRAY INTO THEIR MOST FAVORABLE
SHOOTING RHYTHM.
average). It pays for a shooter to figure out
the fastest way to deal with this deceptively
challenging stage.
In June, we published the first installment
of our guide to mastering all eight stages in
Steel Challenge. Next month, we'll review
the fan-favorite Smoke & Hope stage. Learn
more about Steel Challenge at scsa.org.
This widely spaced stage presents
shooters with multiple options, but
only two have proven the fastest.
(Not all targets are pictured.)
STEEL CHALLENGE TARGETS
I
n Steel Challenge, all round steel plates
are five feet high to the top of the target
as viewed from the shooting box and all
rectangles are five feet, six inches to the
top of the target as viewed from the box.
The Pendulum stage is the exception,
with two round targets that are six feet
to the top of the target as viewed from
the shooting box. Set properly, all targets
should appear level from the shooting
38 JULY 2021 | SSUSA.ORG
box, although the rules provide leeway for
up to two inches of height variation.
All of the plates are generally painted
white for the eight official Steel Challenge
stages. In snowy conditions, alternative
colors can be used. For the Stop plate, the
post or pole used for mounting should
be painted red, orange or yellow on the
surface facing the shooting box for clear
identification. *
PHOTO BY SCSA/MICHAŁ ROŻYŃSKI
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