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Educating fellow Jews about the sporting and defensive use of firearms. Especially Jews in North America, too many of whom are instilled with the belief that guns aren't for nice Jewish boys and girls.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Jewish Marksman Shoots a High Master Score

It was a good weekend for the Jewish Marksman--I won my local club High Power Rifle match (100 yard reduced course) with a High Master score, 781-22. With that score, I should finally move up to Expert class.


  1. Good job. I participated in an 1800 bullseye match in San Bernardino last Sunday. Shot a 1642. (personal best) and won all in my class and above except for my high master friend who shoots at an incredible level. I should be an expert now as well.

  2. That's great, 91% is fantastic, and its good to hear that Bullseye is alive and well in San Bernardino (California or Texas?). Feel free to send me an email at jewishmarksman at gmail dot com if you would like to be profiled on the blog!

  3. You’ll get that HM’s ticket before ya know it.

  4. Love your blog, and congrats on the great scores you've been getting in High Power! On the other hand, I presume that you know that reduced course is a completely different game than across-the-course. Shooting a full course match is quite a bit more challenging, and not just because of the wind at 600--a lot more can go wrong, the wind is a huge factor at 300, and the sheer physical exertion through the 5-6 hour day makes a big difference. When I started shooting High Power, my mentors told me stories of "100-yard high masters" who can barely shoot Expert scores on the full course, and advised me to earn my classifications the right way--by shooting across-the-course. And that's how I earned my High Master card. Not meaning to be condescending, I advise you to do the same! Good shooting.

  5. Thanks! But respectfully, I don't agree that it is a completely different game. I shot well my one time XTC...I was rising at that time from expert to master, had no zeros my first time out, but if the groups had been zeroed I would have shot master instead of expert. I told myself before that match that the one thing I would not do is let the distance intimidate me. When I took a look through my sights, sure enough, the sight picture at 600 is the same at 100. Just concentrated on the fundamentals, and I think my prone was master or close to it.

    My feeling is except for the wind and the long day, the only difference is mental.

    I would like to shoot more XTC matches, but unfortunately it is a 3 hour drive or so to the closest 600 yard range.

    Maybe as I shoot more XTC, my opinion will change and I'll agree with you.