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Offline D. Taylor Sapergia

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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2020, 03:10:46 AM »
That is trutly frustrating...I know all about it.

Just for the record, shoot as many targets as you wish or can.  But post only four.
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Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #51 on: November 22, 2020, 06:58:43 AM »
If I get to shoot this target Taylor, it'll be with my pattern F musket and 9 pieces of buckshot!  I'll be done in no time and will likely  score better than with the rifle!  :-)

Just kidding, but I think what I wrote would be true...

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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #52 on: November 22, 2020, 07:03:43 AM »
I would like to see that Pukka.  I bet it would hit 50%

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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2020, 10:17:03 PM »
Temps up just above freezing. I think Taylor and I will get out again, today.
Fingers & toes crossed.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #54 on: November 23, 2020, 12:30:07 AM »
Snowstorm hit at noon. We are supposed to get 20 cm .  I'd shoot, but can't really see the target today  :(   Maybe tomorrow .

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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #55 on: November 23, 2020, 12:59:12 AM »
Getting ready for a Coues deer hunt. So I went out to verify zero on my suppository rifle. I figured this would be a good time to shoot this months target. 
I went out in the high desert, so I could set out a target at 300 yards. After I was done with that I drove up to my backstop and set up 25 yards from my target stand. The wind was very light, and since I wasn't at the range I didn't expect any distractions.
So I shot my first two bulls and I could see my hits quite well. While I was reloading for my third shot. An elderly gentleman drove up beside me. He asked if he could function fire two rifles he had just bought. I told him to go ahead. He  was shooting center fire rifles. The first one had a scope on it. When he brought out the second one it had open iron sights.
Since he seemed like a nice fellow I volunteered to put a single bull target on my stand for him. And I did. Well long story short we talked for a bit and it turns out he is 82 years old and is a modern gun stocker.
Needless to say I was quite distracted.
So here is my entry I shot at bull #4 twice, because I lost track of what I was doing. The last shot I just lost focus.
It is the only target I shot and I doubt that I will be able to shoot another before the month is over.
I did not want to sit this one out. I liked the target. I shot it with my .54 Hawken using .535 balls and 70 grains of 2f goex. Jo Anns Cotton drill #40, bear oil lube.


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I posted the target withe logo on top. That is a staple tear by the logo, I tore it when I repositioned the target.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #56 on: November 23, 2020, 04:08:35 AM »
Went out today with Taylor. Wasn't too cold, but it was snowing and  - well, I didn't do well.
Made some good shots, made some bad shots. ;D

.69, .682 ball .021" denim patch LHV lube
85gr. 2F GOEX
25 yds. standing unsupported


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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #57 on: November 23, 2020, 04:23:49 AM »
Tried today with a blackened front sight on the same rifle.  Could see it much better against the target, but rushed way too many shots as it was getting late in the day.  Will try another gun if I have time for the last target...


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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #58 on: November 23, 2020, 09:30:15 PM »
Thanks for these new submissions.  I score them as follows:  Alacran - 65.  Daryl: another 64.  Osprey:  47

For those following this thread, Justin leads so far with a respectable 84.

I gave Alacran credit for a 10 on his double hit target, because of his credible story and benevolence.  There's no Lexus at the end of this match, and its all about sportsmanship, fame and glory.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #59 on: November 24, 2020, 12:33:13 AM »
Thanks Taylor that is generous of you, I gave myself a 55. There is no excuse for optic rectitis.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #60 on: November 24, 2020, 01:29:01 AM »
I managed to get out and shoot today.  Lots of melt dripping on me !   We had a dump of snow, and then as usual around here, some freezing rain to top things off.   I'm planning on getting out again before month's end.


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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #61 on: November 24, 2020, 01:45:27 AM »
Very nice target Bob, thanks for submitting it.  It scores a 74... the misses are hard to recover from!  For this particular event, I think that that is the most difficult aspect.  It is difficult to get through 9 actual targets without having a catastrophe.  And I find that after the first shot, the heat from my barrel obscures the target/sights and some shots are purely "hail Mary's".
This might be an opportunity to try wiping between shots, just to slow the shooting down.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #62 on: November 25, 2020, 07:28:22 AM »
Or just waiting a minute or five between shots.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #63 on: November 25, 2020, 07:49:35 PM »
But I thought it was a race to see who couldget their target finished first.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #64 on: November 25, 2020, 11:14:44 PM »
Between Thanksgiving and deer season starting Saturday, doubt I'll get another target in.  Happy with what I shot - an 82 for my best is decent and if I shot any better I may do something stupid like win the match and have to run the next one.   ;)
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #65 on: November 26, 2020, 03:10:07 AM »
But I thought it was a race to see who couldget their target finished first.
That's the way we shot last time out.  Didn't take but 3 shots and the bullseyes were jumping away from the sights.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #66 on: November 28, 2020, 10:28:28 PM »
Just two days left for this month's game, lads and ladies.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #67 on: November 30, 2020, 12:26:15 AM »
Well, we got out again & my last 2 targets didn't make the grade.
The top target I score as an 82 with eight 9's and one 10, bottom target has 2 misses, so I score it
as a 65 with two 10's, 1/2 ball rule, of course.
Load was 82gr. 3F GOEX as my 2f horn was about empty as I as loading up, so grabbed the 3F horn.
10 ounce denim and LHV lube with .682" pure lead ball.

The bottom target was with the same patches and ball size, but slighlty hardened balls and spit patch.
Same load.

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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #68 on: November 30, 2020, 05:56:19 AM »
The weather hasn't exactly cooperated, with rain forecast for tomorrow, but I still will try and get at least one more target done in the morning.

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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #69 on: November 30, 2020, 07:44:16 PM »
Yesterday, when Daryl and I shot our last targets for this month, I used my T. Allison inspired .25 cal rifle. 


I made some nice shots (4 10's) but also some really poor ones - (2 misses), so scored 67.
Today's the last day for this month's frolic, so git er done today, or live with regret all winter my friends.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #70 on: December 01, 2020, 03:32:51 AM »
Too many things going on to get the target shot this month. I printed them off at the beginning of the month but with hunting season, new baby and bad weather i just didn't get to them. Hopefully i'll have better luck and more time for next month's.(not sure how the time thing will work with an infant)

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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #71 on: December 01, 2020, 05:52:27 AM »
I apologize for not getting more targets completed. Good intentions were thwarted by horrific windy, rainy weather.  There was a time when I would have gone and shot the targets regardless, but I admit age / wisdom have taken hold ! :)    I don't mind cold, but cold and extremely wet with wind sends me to shelter !   
I'm planning on getting out sooner this coming month. Not as many "must do's "  once winter actually arrives .

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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #72 on: December 01, 2020, 07:27:15 AM »
I to apologize as I intended to get it shot before I left for elk hunting on the other side of the state. Just got home today and realized today was the last day. Oh well I will just have to get after the December target when it is posted.
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #73 on: December 01, 2020, 07:39:30 PM »
Well, as they say on Forged in Fire  -this round  ---  IS OVER!  And the winner of the November Covid Postal Shoot, is Justin Urbantas, with a very respectable score of 84/90.  He will receive the folding knife prize, and will be responsible for sponsoring the December match.  I want to thank everyone who braved the snow, wind and cold and submitted targets.  Oh, that's just what we Canucks dealt with.  Most of you Americans had 70 deg. sunshine, T shirt and runner weather.  Justin likely already has something funky in mind.  Nicely done, my friend.
Daryl and Osprey both posted close second place targets of 82/90 - but there can be only one (first)!
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Re: November 2020 Covid Postal Match
« Reply #74 on: December 01, 2020, 08:29:04 PM »
Thanks Taylor, and congratulations Justin  :)    I'm really looking forward to the Dec match.