Bowling pin match

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Bowling pin match

Post by Garrett » Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:42 pm

We do indoor bowling pin shoots in west Michigan. Turnout was a little low this month, due to all the snow we've gotten in the past few days. But it's still a fun time.

For each run, the shooter has three tables with 5 pins each. Pin placement depends on which division they are shooting in. Big Bore has the pins set on the front of the table, Small Bore about 6" from the rear, and Rimfire or Carbine (rimfire, centerfire, or Auto) all set the pin on the back edge of the table. The tables look to be around 3 feet front-to-back. Time goes until the last pin hits the ground, and the best two tables are used for score.

I wasn't able to get under 2 seconds on any table, but I came close a couple of times. I did two runs with the Uzi, but only got video on one run.



Also it's loud and obnoxious, but I find the Desert Eagle in .357 has no problem taking pins off from the front of the table.
(fireballs are fun, too!)


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Re: Bowling pin match

Post by medphys » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:24 pm

Sweet.

I hope to get up there February or March. Life just keeps getting in the way.

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Re: Bowling pin match

Post by Garrett » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:35 pm

medphys wrote:Sweet.

I hope to get up there February or March. Life just keeps getting in the way.
I don't think you wanted to drive out here this weekend anyway. There was a 100+ car pile-up yesterday between here and where you live. It was complete with burning truck full of fireworks, and everything.

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Re: Bowling pin match

Post by medphys » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:49 pm

Garrett wrote:
medphys wrote:Sweet.

I hope to get up there February or March. Life just keeps getting in the way.
I don't think you wanted to drive out here this weekend anyway. There was a 100+ car pile-up yesterday between here and where you live. It was complete with burning truck full of fireworks, and everything.
I saw that. Crazy.

The best I could do was send 5 suppressed 22lr rounds into a couple phone books, just now.

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Re: Bowling pin match

Post by Ulwembu » Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:33 pm

Looks like a lot of fun. Just make sure you use the ones made of wood and not plastic ;) The plastic ones are known for their full power ricochets :P

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Re: Bowling pin match

Post by Garrett » Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:47 pm

Ulwembu wrote:Looks like a lot of fun. Just make sure you use the ones made of wood and not plastic ;) The plastic ones are known for their full power ricochets :P
I've never seen solid plastic pins. They have always been wood core with a plastic cover.

The usually have a core of pine, or some other soft wood. But once we got a batch with a hardwood core. A soft core will soak up a lot of rounds. We found the hardwood cores would shatter impressively when hit. Lots of fun to watch, but you go through a lot more pins in the course of a match.

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Re: Bowling pin match

Post by Ulwembu » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:04 pm

The plastic ones are the modern ones. At a match at a club nearby they still have the holes in the back wall (the wall behind the shooters and spectators) to prove their risk. Couple of guys got hit and ones had to get stitches in his upper lip.

We normally use the ones you describe ;)

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