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Offline D. Taylor Sapergia

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #50 on: September 24, 2020, 11:57:51 PM »
I shot targets two and three today.  It's funny that I just can't seem to hit five for five!  I used my favourite offhand rifle, a Chambers' Virginia rifle designed by Mark Silver.  When I ordered the set, I asked Barbie if she had a .50 cal barrel that would replace the .58 or .62 that the parts set normally comes with, and she was happy to oblige.  Now I wish I'd gone with the bigger bore(s) as I now find the rifle a little on the heavy side at 10 pounds, for continuous offhand work.  "The old grey mare"...you know how it goes.  I hope to get out again before the end of the month...may give the Verner a chance.  Here's today's results...last detail:  72 gr. FFg GOEX.



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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #51 on: September 25, 2020, 12:13:59 AM »
Good shooting, Taylor. 
The fish is smoking along just fine.
I expect tomorrow or the weekend will work for me to shoot another target.
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #52 on: September 25, 2020, 12:20:02 AM »
I am game.  Thanks!
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #53 on: September 25, 2020, 02:21:30 AM »
That is pretty awesome shooting  :)

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #54 on: September 25, 2020, 03:42:51 AM »
Thank you Bob.  I gave up trying to hit the stems....most of those efforts ended in a complete miss, usually to the left.  It was fun to shoot at the clubs with a rifle I could hold the sights right on the target, instead of aiming 2 1/2" low like with the Joseph Lang .66 cal.  I want to try for a better score again soon.
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #55 on: September 25, 2020, 06:43:48 AM »
I have the exact rifle, if exact is the right term, when mine is a .58, Taylor.

My rifle will shoot just as good, but I constantly let it down!
 V fine shooting Taylor!

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #56 on: September 25, 2020, 04:20:10 PM »
Very good shooting Taylor. It's hard to keep those little clubs from moving.
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #57 on: September 25, 2020, 07:53:45 PM »
I don't clean between shots, so I have to shoot and load very slowly to avoid barrel mirage from overheating.  If I rush it at all, I cannot rely on the club being where it appears over the sights.
Richard:  what is the weight of your .58 Virginia rifle?
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #58 on: September 25, 2020, 08:57:02 PM »
45 years ago befor all the mass produced swampted bbl,s were avaible we used a lot of 13/16 by 45 cal and in the midwest heat you couldn,t see the sights. I know where you are coming from Taylor.

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #59 on: September 25, 2020, 11:03:36 PM »
Good shooting, Taylor!  As you can see from today's targets, I'd be happy with even three hits.






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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #60 on: September 26, 2020, 12:42:47 AM »
Glad you got out shooting Paul.  That's what these monthly shoots are all about.
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #61 on: September 26, 2020, 07:55:49 AM »
Taylor,

I'll weigh the rifle and get back to you.  I think under ten pounds, but thinking is no good. LOL.

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #62 on: September 26, 2020, 04:25:31 PM »
Thanks, Daryl.  Hope the smoked salmon turned out well (It's a favorite of mine, btw).
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #63 on: September 26, 2020, 07:00:34 PM »
Oh yeah - turned out super with roughly 8 1/2 hours of smoke. Some got a bit dry in the tails, but that's OK. It will soften up
once it's thawed again. There are about 16 freezer bags of fish now, in the freezer. I have another batch to do, maybe next
week if we get some good weather. I need to cut some more alder.
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #64 on: September 26, 2020, 11:03:19 PM »
Taylor and I got out again today. Shot a bunch of targets, this is the best for me today
& my last submission.
Not sure if that top left is a 10 X, a 10 or a 9.
Tough target.
No wiping.
The patches show some blowby in the grooves, however the patches held up just fine,
no cuts, no tears, no weak spots.
I measure them at .030" compressed with calipers, however they do not quite seal, even though
the numbers say they do. .714" for groove to groove and .722" on material + ball dia. Very easy loading.



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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #65 on: September 27, 2020, 06:09:21 AM »
That's a bonny target, Daryl!

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #66 on: September 27, 2020, 08:01:13 AM »
Tks, Richard - just lucky.
The actual group size is over an inch I make it at about 1.327".
We, Taylor and I used to be able to shoot under an inch, oft times well under, at 25 yards offhand.
As Taylor noted a few days ago, that rifle has been good to me.
He built me that rifle in 1986. After reading Forsyth, 3 or 4 times, I just HAD to have
a 14 bore rifle.
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #67 on: September 27, 2020, 03:57:19 PM »
Impressive, Daryl!
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #68 on: September 27, 2020, 07:47:41 PM »
I shot a 49 yesterday with Daryl, but I'm not going to post it, going to try one more time for a 50.  How hard can it be?

Taylor
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #69 on: October 01, 2020, 01:17:48 AM »
Well, last day of the September event, so I went out alone this time and tried for a 50...no such luck.  I shot four targets this afternoon, and had a 40 1X after four shots...fifth shot went almost two inches from the club.  So here I am posting the target I shot the other day with Daryl, a 49.  Can't wait 'til next month's postal shoot.!



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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #70 on: October 01, 2020, 05:20:33 AM »
Taylor, that was a fabulous score.  A hair's breath away from a 50 .   I think all of the targets submitted were great examples of off hand shooting ability, and I thank all who took part in this month's match.
I'm going to go out on a limb here, seeing that it's after 10 PM in our time zone, and declare Daryl the winner of the match with his awesome score of 49 2X !!     I truly hope that everyone had fun, since that is what this is all about  :)
I look forward to shooting next month's target . It's up to Daryl to surprise us !

Offline Daryl

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #71 on: October 01, 2020, 05:34:01 AM »
Thanks Bob - and all who participated.  I was wondering if Taylor was going to attempt a last day shoot. Glad he got out.
I was feeling a little under the weather this morning, but an fine now.
Daryl

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #72 on: October 02, 2020, 03:32:10 AM »
Congrats Daryl for the win.  And some good shooting for the others.  I hope to shoot Octobers now that our OT is done.

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #73 on: October 02, 2020, 07:48:47 AM »
Thanks Keith. Good luck this month's shoot.
Daryl

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