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2x4 shoot. Ever heard of it?

Discussion in 'General Competition' started by GlockinNJ, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. GlockinNJ

    GlockinNJ

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    A buddy of mine just told me about a shooting competition at a local range where shooters shot pistols at a 2x4 and whoever cut it in half first wins the stage.

    I never heard of this before, but it sounds fun. Since I might try a future event, are there any experienced wood cutters out there with advice on what caliber/bullet works best?

    Would hollow points be able to expand in 1 1/2 inch thickness of wood?
     
  2. dosei

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    A 45acp shooting "Pin Grabber" bullets.

    If you have a 45 that will feed wadcutters reliably, that would work well.

    It would be interesting to see if Glaser Saftey Slugs would work well...but that would be VERY expensive.
     
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  3. Hoser

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    Its called different things in different places.

    Out west we call them stake shoots. 2x4, 4x4, 1x2 ect.

    Semi wadcutters work best and FMJ are the worst.

    When it gets close to breaking, shoot the top of the stake to break it.

    Shooting at knots in the wood also helps.
     
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    My preferred bullet for cutting wood is .45 200gr LSWC. Hollow points act like fmj's in wood IME.
     
  5. marvin

    marvin sci-fi nut

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    we use to do those with 4x4 as a team event with 2 or 3 shooters per team swc worked best it seemed. although good shooting always won over bad
     
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    Even with good shooting, plan on 50 rounds or so to cut it down. Well aimed rounds at that. Fun, fun, fun
     
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    1 pistol, 1 rifle, 1 shotgun.

    I know of a team around here whose record is under 5 seconds....
     
  8. G21H30

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    We used to shoot this as a 4-person team at a local LEO/Civillian event that benefited Special Olympics. Our best time was 27 seconds and we finished second. We had one designated shooter who shot at only the top of the 2x4.$5 entry fee per shooter per string and split the pot. Enter as many times as you like.After all the money went to a good cause.