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Offline Maven

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Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« on: August 10, 2018, 01:06:17 AM »
Let's do a Postal Match this month with smoothbores instead of rifles!!

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I agree, Taylor.  However, September would be better for me.

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I'm up for a smoothbore postal match in September!

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Quote from: Fowler610 on Today at 08:58:54 AM
I'm up for a smoothbore postal match in September!

I'm in as well. Already used mine for the first shoot.

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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 01:15:01 AM »
Use the same target as the rifle postal match?  It's easy to see and aim at even for SB's with no rear sight.  (And, I've already printed a few. :) )
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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 03:34:35 PM »
Here's a link to the target, courtesy of long cruise & Dennis G.:  http://americanlongrifles.org/PDF/ALR_25_yd_postal.pdf  5 shots, as per usual.
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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 04:59:45 PM »
Target looks good to me.  Thanks for the link, Maven. 

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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 06:32:23 PM »
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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 07:03:43 AM »
I'm in.sounds like fun

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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 09:09:59 PM »
Had a chance to shoot the September SB target today (in between the rain drops).  Using 75gr. Wano FFFg, a home cast "pure" Pb Lyman .600" (.603" - .604" in fact) + milk carton OP wad + .018" pillow ticking patch, I was all over the practice target.  I then dropped the powder charge to 65gr. and things improved greatly.  Here's the record target, with a big whoopsie on the last shot ??? (Those help keep you humble!)  Btw, the gun is a Green River Forge 20ga. NW trade gun (flintlock).



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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 09:44:03 PM »
Had a chance to shoot the September SB target today (in between the rain drops).  Using 75gr. Wano FFFg, a home cast "pure" Pb Lyman .600" (.603" - .604" in fact) + milk carton OP wad + .018" pillow ticking patch, I was all over the practice target.  I then dropped the powder charge to 65gr. and things improved greatly.  Here's the record target, with a big whoopsie on the last shot ??? (Those help keep you humble!)  Btw, the gun is a Green River Forge 20ga. NW trade gun (flintlock).






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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2018, 01:19:26 AM »
Don't I know it, SC!
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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2018, 06:03:25 PM »
I will never have a target worth turning in however why not shoot for 3 months before switching to something else?I do enjoy seeing your targets and the discussion that goes with them.

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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2018, 03:02:27 PM »
Hope to sight in a pistol today. I will embarrass myself with the smoothbore if I have time.

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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2018, 11:16:38 PM »
Like looking at the targets. I'll  be home for the October shoot likely.
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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2018, 08:03:00 PM »
Was able to go shooting yesterday . fooled around with pistol for a few shots. Then Mr. Smoothie came out.
Since Maven started by posting a practice target first I did the same. I had been given a pound of Dupont fg.
I decided to shoot a few shots with it. They all managed to shoot low and out of the target. Went back to Goex 2f
Shot one out to right of target. I changed my left hand hold and shot five more. They settled in nice. I posted a clean target and shot five more.  Over all I was pleased since I haven't shot the smoothie in three months.
 

Score target on right. Load 70 grains of Goex 2f, 1/4 cushion wad, bare ball and A card.
Conditions overcast variable wind 6 to 9 mph.

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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2018, 09:02:42 PM »
I was sneaking up on it...then not.
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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2018, 05:32:52 PM »
Well done guys.
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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2018, 07:56:08 PM »
Thank you, Daryl!
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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2018, 07:09:32 PM »
I went out to the range yesterday to shoot my September smoothy target.  But someone has moved the 25 m target frame back to 37 yards.  It is made out of grader blades and so I was unable to move it back up to 25.  I tried to shoot it anyway, but my target was frustratingly non-competitive.  I'll go out again next week, and take my own target stand this time.
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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2018, 10:22:26 PM »
Taylor,
Did  you shoot this match at 25 yards or 50?  Just wunderin'....

Where can I read up on the rules in case I get a chance sometime?  It's supposed to be harvest time, and we are white over and freezing!

Thanks in advance,
Richard.

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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2018, 01:14:41 AM »
Richard, the rules are simple:  5 shots offhand @ 25 yd. or the metric equivalent.  Here's a link to the target, courtesy of long cruise & Dennis G.:  http://americanlongrifles.org/PDF/ALR_25_yd_postal.pdf  Post a photo of your results in this thread and remember, it's just for fun. bragging rights, etc.
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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2018, 07:00:25 AM »
Thanks for the reply Paul.

Bragging won't be happening, but fun Might!   Would like to have ago with the old EIC musket....and maybe shorty the snapping tinderlock.   :-)

Thanks for the link!

R.

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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2018, 01:14:51 PM »
For a while I thought that interest in the postal shoot had petered out. Happy to see that it is still alive.
I don't really see this as a competition, but as an opportunity to go out and shoot with a purpose.
I like to see what loads others are using. This is also a good time to try something you haven't tried before and see if it pans out.
Like every shoot I ever go to, my pea brain is the competitor that I hope to beat.

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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2018, 05:09:24 PM »
Quite right Alacran.
Gives us a good excuse to get out and try something different.  :-)

Too wet and snowy for harvest at present, but no ink in copier!  Will just shoot at a regular target I have.  If it's totally bad, I might just hide it! LOL.

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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2018, 06:57:50 PM »
It's cold here too Richard.  The day I went to the range to shoot, was brilliant sunshine and 2 C.  The fingers get cold so easily now.  We've had snow but it didn't stick.
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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2018, 10:33:16 PM »
Finally got my September smoothy target shot the other day.  I took my target board to our black powder camping field, and set it up, then measured back 25 meters, and put an empty water bottle down to mark the spot, right beside a fresh moose track. Auspicious beginning.  It's been about two years since I shot the old girl:  Chambers' Pennsylvania fowler, and my warm up target showed it.  But I persisted, and shot a target I was happy with, and present it here.  My friend Don and I set up a trail cam on our trail walk in an spot where a bull had tor up the ground into a pisshole, and rubbed a sapling down to the wood.  Hopefully we'll get some good pics of him in the coming days.  The rut is just about to commence.




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Re: Smoothbore ALR Postal Match for September?
« Reply #24 on: Today at 01:52:50 AM »
That looks a fair dinkum target, Taylor!