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Mad Minute.

#1 Post by AMraider » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:21 am

There was a Mad Minute contest posted and now I don't see it. I went out and tried it this week and was quite humbled. I used my Yugo 24/47 and 54 dated Yugo surplus ammo on stripper clips. After a 5 shot sight in on another target I set the timer, laid out the ammo and the bench and stood beside the bench. My 15th shot may have gone off after the time expired. I couldn't hear the alarm. It prolly does not matter since 15 is nothing to brag about and 7 hits is embarrassing. Plenty of room for improvement! :doh:

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#2 Post by jones0430 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:36 am

Mad minutes are more difficult than most realize. Rapidity of fire and accuracy fight against each other.
And doing it off-hand makes it even more so. Well done!

I don't know what happened to the original mad Minute post.

I will repost the rules.

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#3 Post by jones0430 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:43 am

Mad Minute Match Basics

A “mad minute” drill is very simple and very challenging. The rules often vary from match to match, but the basic idea remains the same: accuracy and speed.

Distance: 50 yards

Target: One piece of 8 1⁄2” x 11” paper or cardboard or tagboard (or paper on cardboard). Blank. Any color you want. Feel free to put a border on it with a marker.

Position: Bench, prone, or standing (depending on what your range allows).

Special Rules: No bipods. No external support touching the rifle (i.e. sandbags). However, you may lean your elbows on a bench, lean your body against a bench, or rail, use a sling, etc. But no part of the rifle itself may touch anything but you.

Course of Fire: As many shots as you can fire at the target in 60 seconds. Remember this is not purely a speed drill. It emphasizes accuracy with speed. Only hits count.

Scoring: One point for each shot that hits the target.

Timing: Use any accurate timing device or app. Many shooters use the timer in a cell phone. If you are shooting alone, you must be able to see or hear the start and end of the minute.

There are two basic divisions.

Division I
Milsurps, bolt action hunting/sporting rifles, and tube-magazine lever or pump action rifles.
This division will be divided into two sections: Iron sights and glass sights.


Because of the variety of mag capacities, we are imposing a five-round maximum per reload. Start with one in the chamber and four in the magazine. Reload no more than five rounds at a time.

Stripper clips or detachable magazines are highly recommended.

Special rule for lever and pump action shooters: You may begin with a fully loaded tube mag and reload as many as you wish. We are including these rifle types so that as many members as possible can consider shooting the match.

Shoot for exactly 60 seconds

Division II
Semi-autos including ARs, AKs, Garands, VZ-58s, and the like

If your rifle is a centerfire semi auto that can use stripper clips or detachable mags, it qualifies.
This division will also be divided into two sections: Iron sights and glass sights. Begin with one in the chamber and a maximum of nine in the magazine. Reload a maximum of 10 rounds at a time.

Shoot for exactly 60 seconds

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#4 Post by Cattus Borealis » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:42 pm

Hello Everyone,

Here is my target from today...I happened to have 2 stripper clips of Yugoslavian 1953 8x57 lying around. My lovely wife ran the stopwatch. I shot offhand (Standing) with a reload. I have been practicing reloads for a local CMP Match that is coming up. Time was 35.11 Seconds. I should have slowed down but it was fun.

The rifle used was my Hakim. Hakim in Arabic means "Wise."
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#5 Post by AMraider » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:47 pm

Nice grouping Cattus!

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#6 Post by Cattus Borealis » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:55 pm

Thank You! I just pretend the target is trying to kill me.... :mrgreen:

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#7 Post by jones0430 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:55 am

With my 1903A3.
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#8 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:43 pm

Silly rabbit, you need a No 1 MkIII SMLE Enfield rifle to properly do a "Mad Minute", after all the phrase is coined from the British Army actually doing this in the field with their Enfields in 1914, or even before. You get ten in the box and a stack of 5 round chargers to plunge into the magazine ASAP and you should get 20-30 rounds off in a minute, well at least me and my 1916 Enfield did just that. From what I heard, the WWII N04 Mk1 Enfield just isn't the same. Go forth and get yourself a SMLE and see what I mean. You ain't even had fun yet. This is a massive stress relieving activity that should throw accuracy to the wind.

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BTW, I believe the Germans thought they were going up against several machine guns, not a rifle battalion when they did this in real life.

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#9 Post by jones0430 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:54 pm

We need to do this again!! And again! And again!

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#10 Post by Cattus Borealis » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:24 pm

I wonder why people stopped shooting on this forum..... did everyone leave?

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#11 Post by Friedspam » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:35 pm

I'm still here

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#12 Post by jones0430 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:46 pm

I think some lost us during the time the site was down.

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#13 Post by mace2364 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:17 pm

Hmm. I just got back on this site after being a way for a while. I'll have to give this a try. My gun club before I moved did a match like this every year, and it was my favorite match.

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#14 Post by Rapidrob » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:57 am

What I have noticed is that many of the countries ranges do not have a range longer than 100 yards,if that. Many members can't no do a mad minute due to the short range or worse yet some baloney rule about one round a second or longer and would not be allowed to do a Mad Minute.
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#15 Post by AMraider » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:40 am

That is correct Rapidrob. 100 yards max and no rapid fire at the public range I shoot at.

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