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Online Daryl

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2020, 11:01:53 PM »
Taylor and I got out to try it again. This time, I think I have mostly centre hits with one winger.
We scored it with an overlay target and figured it to be a 49 2X or 48 1X - but, the final word it up to Bob.
Taylor was having trouble seeing his sights on the clubs.


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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2020, 03:28:24 AM »
49 2 X  !!!!   The Club's shape does kind of make it difficult to get a good sight picture , and the upside down ones help to complicate things  :)     Great shooting !
Did Taylor get a chance to shoot ?   

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2020, 03:57:59 AM »
Thanks Bob - I suspect after our next attempt, he will submit a target. He had considerable trouble with his sight picture using the .25. Made some good shots and some not so good.
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2020, 09:34:38 PM »
Here are my two not-so-good submissions for September.  I sort of confirmed what I suspected all along; i.e., in my rifle (Chambers I. Haines, R. Rice bbl.), the ball cast from the RCBS .530" mould is more accurate, relatively speaking, than the .530" ball from a Tanner mould, all else being equal of course.  Btw, there was another shooter close by which made shooting with a mask on a bit interesting as my glasses fogged up a bit:  removing the mask help eliminate the fogging, but not my poor aim.  Although hard to see, there is actually a hit in the center of the middle club on the top target.


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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2020, 11:12:36 PM »
Glad to see a couple more target submissions, Maven.
Glad you got out.
Taylor and I got out again today, and I have 2 targets to submit, shot with my .50 Beck- 44" bl.
Same charge, both targets - 60gr. 3F Old Enysford 10oz. Denim I measures (new batch) at .021" compressed in my calipers.
Spit for lube - patches cut with bearing race and large ball bearing.
30 and a 29 (or 28?)


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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2020, 01:30:51 AM »
Good shooting, Daryl!  I'll try again next week.  Btw, I'm now using Graf's (GOEX FFg) and don't find it especially dirty and certainly no dirtier than actual GOEX that I just finished. I'll do a better job on the next pics too (LOL).
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2020, 02:31:02 AM »
Happy to hear that, Paul.
Best of luck, to you.
Taylor had a target of two???
Seems to me IIRC - a 40 & maybe another 40.
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2020, 07:43:22 AM »
I used my old Joseph Lang .66 cal rifle today, and did better than I did with the . 25 cal longrifle.  I score this target a 40 but defer to Bob ITW's decision of course.  I found the target difficult...most difficult target so far.  The rifle isn't meant for shooting at 25 meters - it's lowest sight is engraved 100 which I take for 100 yards.  So I pulled the bead down into the bottom of the notch and aimed 2 1/2" low in order to hit the clubs.  And I didn't get them all, damit.  Still,I'm not dissatisfied with my target, posted below.  Will try again next week with my Voluptuous Virginia .50 cal.



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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2020, 02:33:48 PM »
Thanks for posting your target , Taylor.  Looks like a solid 40 to me.   Even though those " clubs" aren't the smallest targets we've had, the shape seems to make them a lot more difficult than you'd think.
We've used the 5 of hearts card as a target before, and it seemed to be easier...all off hand at 25 yards.
I'm hoping that more take up the challenge and shoot this target before month's end.

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2020, 04:36:02 PM »
I know Taylor, ....you were just trying that small club for size on your first shot!

V good shooting my friend.

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2020, 07:33:09 PM »
Funny, that's what HE said after looking through the binocs after that shot, Richard. ;)

I expect we'll be out again. He doesn't like to lose, especially to me. ;D
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2020, 04:39:51 PM »
Have to get Taylor to call his shots, like when playing pool, Daryl! ;)

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #37 on: September 20, 2020, 07:05:59 AM »
I can call 'em after the shot but before I pick up the glasses!  I usually know where it went as the trigger breaks.
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2020, 07:32:25 AM »
I got over to the Rose Iris Range at Rattlesnake mountain and shot this one. I just couldnt get in the zone. I hunted up a couple patches and never found a one that wasnt ripped. Never seen the like before. They were some old prelube jobs that seemed like they should work fine but what a disaster. I will get another one done this next weekend and go back to my old pillow ticking. You guys are shooting great. Must be sumthin in the water up north of the border. ;D

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2020, 04:51:51 PM »
Well I shot this with my .36 squirrel rifle about a week ago. First let me say I don't like the target. I can see this devolving into every one who wins posting a more asinine target than the one before.
 I used it for practice for a squirrel camp I went to last weekend. I shot at this target and Taylor's squirrel target. I shot at the squirrel target with the .36 and a .58 Hawken I'm working on. I got quite a few .36 balls in the squirrel head and one on the branch just for kicks. I shot 5 with the .58 and those completely obliterated the majority of my hits with the .36.  I doubt that I will be able to shoot any more at this months target. Since I'm preparing for a trip back east.
The reason I don't like the target is that it really doesn't promote good practice. I believe Taylor said last year that the shooting should not be about who has the best vision, or something to that effect.
By the way Taylors target should be scored a 50 since he did hit the small club with more than half a ball . Bob said " if you want to aim at the little one go ahead" . I read that to mean that if you hit one it should count the same way as a big one.

By my figuring as to Bob's scoring I score it a 29 2x since I touched one of the clubs with the ball LOL.

I had much better luck with squirrels. These are the first four of the eight I shot this last weekend. Five of the eight were clean head shots.

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2020, 07:11:23 PM »
Thanks for posting your target , Taylor.  Looks like a solid 40 to me.   Even though those " clubs" aren't the smallest targets we've had, the shape seems to make them a lot more difficult than you'd think.
We've used the 5 of hearts card as a target before, and it seemed to be easier...all off hand at 25 yards.
I'm hoping that more take up the challenge and shoot this target before month's end.

As was brought to my attention, this should be scored as a 50  . if my comment made in jest is taken into account, however that was not the intent of the original post , so the score of 40 remains
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #41 on: September 22, 2020, 07:33:05 PM »
With close inspection, I see Taylor's target, if scoring the little club, a 49 as there appears, not 1/2 a ball in that club.
Thus 49/50.
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #42 on: September 22, 2020, 09:26:46 PM »
At the beginning it was said if the stem was shot off it was an X. How can it be an X and not be a 10?
It looks like 50XX to me, but l don't have a dog in this fight. My guns are 1200 miles from here.

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2020, 01:09:29 AM »
I hope this target that I have chosen will be a fun shoot.  Standard 8 x 10 photo copy paper

Off hand at 25 yards.   You can enter up to 4 targets if you want .

It is a 5 of Clubs    One shot at each " club"       Score is as follows:   Ball in the black = 10

Ball touching the black = 9     Ball in the "stem" = 10 X

Ball in the white= 0

I have tried this target before, and it was fun.

So - it appears this was a 9-shot target, not a 5-shot target & with the ball IN THE STEM(doesn't say 1/2 ball), Taylor's target does score 50

thus, I have to take my 49 2X out and put 4 more shots on it.
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2020, 01:52:02 AM »
The intent was for shooting at a 5 of clubs card....ie   5 shots total ....possible score of 50 5x
Because I jokingly made a comment about shooting at the small club if you want to, it was taken to heart by someone,     

I've altered this post, since it reflected my frustration, more than anything else.
It certainly appears that the interpretation made by the majority of shooters was in line with my intent...this based on their own posted scores.
Altering the scoring based on my misplaced humour was a mistake on my part, and unfair .
The 5 large clubs are the obvious targets, 1 shot at each.  Any other markings are decorative, and a hit on a small club is a result of missing the large club , so it doesn't count
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I apologize for the misunderstanding, and hope that there will be many more targets posted.
After all, getting out for some shooting was the purpose of these matches
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #45 on: September 23, 2020, 04:21:17 PM »
After reading the last three posts, all I can say is LMAO.
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #46 on: September 23, 2020, 07:53:44 PM »
I agree 100% with Bob...I was not aiming at the little club, so that one is a clean miss, scoring 0.  I stick with my original posted score 40.

I'll shoot a 50 next time out, no worries.

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #47 on: September 23, 2020, 09:18:37 PM »
I just hope who ever wins and sets up next months shoot uses a target us old guys with bad eyes can shoot at. The forest fire smoke finally cleared out enough to shoot so off I went to shoot the match. Those little black clubs were just blurs even at that close range. Tried two different rifles but to no avail. I know 'ya gotta get tough to get old but this is getting to be a pain in the arse!
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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #48 on: September 23, 2020, 09:34:13 PM »
I just hope who ever wins and sets up next months shoot uses a target us old guys with bad eyes can shoot at. The forest fire smoke finally cleared out enough to shoot so off I went to shoot the match. Those little black clubs were just blurs even at that close range. Tried two different rifles but to no avail. I know 'ya gotta get tough to get old but this is getting to be a pain in the arse!
As a rockin chair, former shooter, I would like to see you use the NMLRA, 6 inch black 8 ring target shot 50 yds.  Bullet half in to score the greater value score.

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Re: Sept 2020 ALR postal match
« Reply #49 on: September 24, 2020, 08:02:55 PM »
I think Taylor's headed out to shoot the target again this morning. I'm stuck at home smoking trout and salmon. Oh darn. ::)
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