2023 Fly Swatting Challenge

| July 17, 2023 | 28 Comments

Jim Davis

Remington 541S Lapua Midas +

 

WOW What a breath taking beautiful rifle

Winchester52 Pre A 1935 heavily modified of course. What it looked like when Jim acquired the rifle

 

After Jim finished his mods.

 

Real Fly Swatting

 

Another Beauty By Mr. Davis

 

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  1. Brendon Frank Benson says:

    Great fun challenge again but do we get bonus points if we manage to shoot a real fly on film

  2. I think that is worthy of 10points itself LOL

  3. Thanks for coming up with this fun challenge Elija! Keep our community connected and competitive. I always look forward to these challenges and love seeing more and more people joining in.

  4. Nibs says:

    Tons of fun! not as easy as it looks!

  5. Way harder than I thought it would be.

  6. john jiracek says:

    Hi, How do I get ahold of some of the fly swatter challenge targets? Thank You, John

  7. Ray says:

    Awesome challenge Elijah! Thanks for putting it out there.
    Best regards,
    Ray

  8. Ray thanks for competing and always setting the bar high.

  9. Thanks again for the challenge. Lots of fun an shit talking among the buddy’s.

    P.S. Ray your going down 🤣

  10. LOL hilarious but it won’t be funny when my secret project is launched

  11. Ken Stirling says:

    Hi All,
    Can you please advise what the printing size of the target is ?

    Cheers,

    Ken

  12. Ken download the target and print on a regular size piece of paper.

  13. Redneck rimfire says:

    Oh Kenny showed up to the party 🤣🤣

  14. Eagle Eye says:

    O just wait till I try again. Imma try this challenge with a williams aparature sight Marlin 39a

  15. now that will be interesting

  16. Foster says:

    Hello. Great challenge. Hey how about starting z thread at Rimfire Central, I’d love to chat to others about rifles, ammo and strategy for this challenge . . .

    Kind Regards
    Foster

  17. The challenge is going strong and fun is being had by all.

    As ambassadors of this great sport/past time however you see it, we have a responsibility to preserve what we love doing. Let’s not tear each other down, now is the time we need to be stronger than ever as a community. There are already many from outside of our community wishing to see us crumble. We are so much stronger when we are united.

    If that is not enough of a reminder for us remember this challenge is for fun but most important for my friend Charlie. I really wanted to give him something fun to watch as he is going through a very challenging time in his life at the moment. Let this challenge and our comments reflect this spirit, there is a greater cause here.

    Thank you all let’s keep the fun rolling and introduce someone to Fly Swatting.

  18. charles irby says:

    “Thanks Eli for hosting Harry’s ‘FLYSWATTER CHALLENGE’ … Harry has done all the ‘CAD Work’ to make an attractive target look it’s best and to make it a tough challenge by the actual target size of the fly’s body ( .400″- tall… X …aprox .204”- wide… if your hitting body, you are getting shots off that are less than 1 MOA vertically. This alone gives a fella confidence in the rig he has built or worked on so hard and so long.
    This has been a real kick in the pants requiring 25 perfect shots ‘IN A ROW’ … and that FACT alone makes the difficulty factor go up immensely. (Anyone remember the first ’25’ patch they received shooting trap or skeet? That was tough.) GOTTA GET MENTALLY TOUGH!
    I like it when I ‘fail’ in the first row at the top…at that point I just make the card a ‘training session’ with the wind call that’s appropriate. Wind is the other EGO CRUSHER … a mistake of 1/2 diameter of the projectile’s OD left or right from an over/under estimate of the wind will leave you with a ‘wounded’ wing or leg and that is a ‘MISS’ in this game..!
    THERE IS MORE FOLLOWING THIS CHALLENGE… “ASK ELI ABOUT BABY FLIES?”
    These ‘1/2 size’ – BABY FLIES are ‘really tough!’ “NOBODY HAS CLEANED THIS CARD!”
    [img]https://i.imgur.com/7glYocCl.jpg[/img]
    Can’t wait to see how this new ‘BABY FLY TARGET’ will be received?
    Best of Luck & Skill to all…charlie

  19. What you think Charlie are they ready for the smallER flies or 100 yard challenge with the big flies?

  20. charles irby says:

    >What you think Charlie are they ready for the smallER flies?<
    I WOULD SAY YES, ESPECIALLY FOR THEM THAT HAVE 'CLEAN-SHOT' THESE-25 – 'LARGE FLY TARGETS' … After that – – – open the 100 yard bench to the Large flies and look again for the first shooter to clean that card.
    It's been argued over on RimfireCentral that when you go from 50 yds. to 100 yds. your fliers & group sizes 'go-up/grow-up' in size by aprox. .66% not just the '50% farther factor' and difficulty of doubling the distance & for some it's more difficult in DOPING the WIND @100 yds.
    "However you release it…it'll be just right Eli…BEST OF LUCK & SKILL TO ALL…charlie"

  21. Chadd Fry says:

    Keep these challenges coming! I really enjoy seeing all the related YouTube videos, and the sense of community brings a much needed positive vibe to the sport. Spread the peace and love!

  22. This comment is truly an uplift. Yes it is great to see the challenge doing well but your comment on sense of community — you absolutely get it. Thanks you for participating.

  23. William D says:

    Thanks so much for this challenge Elijah… It really made breaking out the ole 22lr challenging and fun! I’m going to give a +1 to Chadd’s comment about the community……absolutely spread the love of the sport and just go out and have fun shooting. The way I see it…A bad day at the range is still a better day than most people have! Great Shooting Everyone & All the Best!

  24. Nibs Carter says:

    Next submission for the flyswatter challenge

    @Dayattherange Flyswatter challenge 1937 Remington model 37 with Balvar 24 scope Wolf match target
    https://youtu.be/IGK6jEfC9O4

  25. Bill Watson says:

    Hello,
    I sent you a pic of my target and the rifle I shot it with and have not seen any results. Does it take a while for you to post things?

    Bill Watson

  26. I have not seen it and it is not in my Junk mail Bill

  27. Rodger Kunkle says:

    I tried the challenge at 100 yards with a .308. Managed 9 hits, well one was a sighter so really it was 8. I had to take longer than 5 minutes though. I shot the 5 sighters and 10 targets the had to let the barrel cool off for 5 minutes. Then finished off the card. Total time was around 10 minutes. Cool challenge.

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