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Offline D. Taylor Sapergia

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November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« on: November 02, 2020, 07:57:29 PM »
November 2020 Covid Postal Match:  find the target at www.targetz.com, Targets, page 10, target # 10147.  Print it on standard sized computer paper, or what I use, 60 pound card stock from the local Staples store.
Rules:

1/2 ball rule for higher score, ie:  centre white 10 points, black scores 9 points
only one ball in each target, total 9 shots
up to four submissions
please shoot at 25 yards offhand
nice prize for best score TBA

Questions?




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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2020, 07:58:45 PM »
...only 29 days left!
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2020, 08:18:27 PM »
What range is it supposed to be shot at?  ;)

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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2020, 10:24:12 PM »
How could I have missed that?

25 yards offhand...thanks.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2020, 10:43:48 PM »
Nine shots for record, four subs. That should get some powder burned and make sure everyone gets a flyer or two.

Enjoy seeing the competition from afar.  I hope to participate each time and well, you'll see my targets when I make holes in some. I printed off one months targets, but didn't get out warm-up stage.

Congrats Taylor on last month, and thanks to all who keep this thing going.

nine shots...mumble..I gotta get a smallbore finished!   
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2020, 02:05:58 AM »
Just about ran out of powder yesterday on the trail. Taylor, I and 2 local chaps shot the trail.
I've re-filled my horn and raring to shoot. Bit too windy & rainy today. Next to no snow left.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2020, 02:07:01 AM »
Well, somebody has to go first. I figured I would give it a try before the weather turns this week. It was a crazy windy day though. Worse than the shoot in Ashcroft last month.  The first two were misses, but it got a little better after that. I think we should use the middle target for the tie breaker. Haha




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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2020, 02:14:41 AM »
Looks like a 75/90 to me, Justin. Well done. That middle one is almost centered. Nice.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2020, 05:26:05 AM »
... I think we should use the middle target for the tie breaker. Haha


Haha, I agree completely.  I think Taylor won't have to work out any ties this match, even with four entries. And that's a hard shot to beat. It's a short month, Today was a nice one for it.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2020, 09:14:55 AM »
Nice indeed- WOW. 16C is 60.8F - That's early fall temp.
We also had a warm day, got up to 12C (53.6F) today, but rained all day with fairly high winds too 40mph.
Hope we can shoot tomorrow. Supposed to be 8 and cloudy.(46F)

Nice holes in the target with the fresh cardboard backer, too.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2020, 11:19:59 AM »
Daryl I want to apologize to you for not submitting any entries for the October match. But I have been busy hunting deer and squirrels in Illinois and really haven't had the time to do any serious shooting. Will be back in AZ in a week and will make a serious attempt at Taylor's
target. I think I have about a one week window,between a rendezvous and a Coues deer hunt.  Taylor congratulations on your fine shooting in October.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2020, 07:23:00 PM »
Thanks for your entry Justin.  Daryl should probably let me do the scoring since I will not be scoring myself this month.

Justin's target earns a 65 (5 x 9) + (2 x 10) I'm anxious to try this one out too, before the weather goes nastier.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2020, 07:29:38 PM »
Thanks alacran. I was somewhat puzzled you didn't submit an October target, but thought likely had to do with hunting season.
Hope you had a good time.
 ;D - spot-on Taylor.
Daryl

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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2020, 09:41:35 PM »
I have decided upon a prize for the November match...it's listed in TOW's catalogue as a Gentleman's folding knife.  I have several and like to have one in the bottom of my haversack bag.  I have sharpened this one, so it comes ready for use.





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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2020, 05:10:59 AM »
That's a beautiful knife. 

Im done big game hunting except for guiding grandkids .  Hope to  be able to shoot this round.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2020, 09:20:32 PM »
Here is my first attempt.  Those circles really got small at 25 yards.  Try again next week.  I scored it a 55.  ..50 caliber, 55 gr of Goex ,3f, 490 ball and 015 patch.  Out of the gate good but faltered in the end.  That's the story of my life.


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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2020, 12:40:47 AM »
I'm glad you participated, Dave. Looking forward to some more targets.
Taylor and I went out today. I faltered with a 54 or 55, by the looks of it.
I seem to be favouring the bottom left of the target - might have been the light, or just me.
8 out of 9 shots are in 1-1/8th inches &  I had called the 2:30 9, a miss - surprise.


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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2020, 03:29:51 AM »
I'm gratified to see some targets filtering in.  This target though quite visible at 25 yards is tricky, especially when the barrel heat up and the bull starts floating around.  And these eyes cannot focus on the 10 ring:  if it was a single white dot on a black sheet of paper, maybe.  but there's a lot going on with the target, and it's easy to get overwhelmed.  Hint:  the longer you stare over the sights, the more the bull's eye seems to settle down, but don't be fooled.  Your eyes are playing tricks.
Full disclosure on my target:  I have already declared that I am not participating, so I'm just adding my target for fun, and that takes a certain stress out of shooting it.  That last bull in the lower right:  I had decided to drop my rifle and take a rest, but in doing so, it went off and the ball went through the centre anyway.  Ask Daryl:  I called it a complete miss off the paper, but lo and behold!  For what it's worth...




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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2020, 04:29:17 AM »
He did call it a complete miss.
But- the one centre bottom I'm not sure. ;D
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2020, 07:43:32 AM »
Very nice shooting Taylor!

In an appropriate thread, I'd like to see how you finished up that rifle, just to compare it with mine.   (same rifle but in .58)

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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2020, 08:59:51 AM »
I can do that...will start a new thread tomorrow.  Thanks for the compliment.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2020, 04:50:33 PM »
He did call it a complete miss.
But- the one centre bottom I'm not sure. ;D
protest!   ;D

but then he's only showing out this round.  8)

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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2020, 07:47:34 PM »
There were two shots on my target that I had to drop a .495" ball into to be sure, and they were so close, I gave myself the benefit of the doubt, just as I would with any contributor.  It's not like there's a Lexis on the line.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2020, 08:14:35 PM »
Very nice shooting Taylor!

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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2020, 09:41:35 PM »
There were two shots on my target that I had to drop a .495" ball into to be sure, and they were so close, I gave myself the benefit of the doubt, just as I would with any contributor.  It's not like there's a Lexis on the line.

I just did the same thing on the middle right target - with the .682" ball I'm using. The line goes right through the centre of the sprue,
so I guess I shortchanged myself on the count, so it is a 64, still not good enough, however the middle target is a 10 easily.
6x9 = 54
1x10 = 10
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