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Offline D. Taylor Sapergia

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Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« on: February 01, 2021, 10:17:54 PM »
Daryl and I collaborated on the target(s) for this month's event.  He will provide a prize for the smoothbore event, and I for the rifle match.
The targets are as follows, ie:  go to Targetz.com  Print or draw the following three targets:  1) 10116 p. 8,   2) 10136 p. 10,   3) 10124 p. 9
Rules:

25 yards unsupported (offhand)
categories:  rifle and smoothbore (as in previous matches)
submit up to two entries for each of these three targets
target 1:  10116 p8 - five shots

target 2:  10136 p 10 - four shots

target 3:  10124 p 9 - five shots

scoring on all targets: by half ball rule - 5 points for centre, 3 points for next ring, 1 point for hit on paper not half ball in ring.  The aggregate of your targets 1, 2, and 3 will be your score.  If there is a tie after scoring only your better of two, I'll score all your submissions to break the tie.
So this is going to be a busy shoot.  Good luck and have fun with this.

I am offering one of my copper headed flint knapping/turnscrews engraved with the match name and date and winner's name, as the rifle prize...film at 11.

Note:  this is a short month, so get crackin'!!






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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2021, 10:34:50 PM »
Smoothbore scoring the same - 5 shots on target #1, 4 shots on target #2 and 5 shots on target #3- 1/2 ball in to score.
prize:  bag of commercial cotton char-cloth & a farrow/magnesium rod/w/tiny compass and striker (slightly used for testing only ;))


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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2021, 06:35:29 AM »
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scoring on all targets: by half ball rule - 5 points for centre, 3 points for next ring, 1 point for hit on paper not half ball in ring.

I don't understand  "1 point for hit on paper not half ball in ring". 
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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2021, 07:08:20 AM »
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scoring on all targets: by half ball rule - 5 points for centre, 3 points for next ring, 1 point for hit on paper not half ball in ring.

I don't understand  "1 point for hit on paper not half ball in ring".
I'm thinking that if you get a shot on paper outside of the ring and if you perhaps almost get a hit on the ring but not a 1/2 ball in you get 1 point.    Actually, the 1/2 ball comment is not necessary since that was already mentioned at the beginning .  So, hit on paper outside the ring = 1 point

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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2021, 08:09:32 AM »
Got my targets printed and hope to get out in the next few days to do my usual job of embarrassing myself.
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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2021, 08:26:42 AM »
Bob has it.  1/2 ball in, scores 3 or 5. Any other hit, scores 1.
That 4 shot target is going to be a tie breaker, I think, with the 1" 5 zones.
The 5 shot square and 5 shot diamonds are 2" on all sides.
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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2021, 04:10:38 PM »
Just to be clear, we turn in all 3 targets with a total of 14 shots?

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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2021, 08:09:01 PM »
Yes Tony.  Your score will be an aggregate of those three targets.
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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2021, 10:18:30 PM »
That clears it up, thanks Bob and Daryl.  Printing targets now!  Looks like fun.
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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2021, 02:43:28 AM »
Well, we got out today. Not too good, but there's lots of month to go.
I do need to cast some more accurate balls. ;D
Total score 50/70 - yikes LOL
26 yards lasered
Oh yeah - .022" old denim, spit for lube
.350" pure lead ball
35gr. 3F Old Enysford.


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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2021, 02:45:11 AM »
Not like you, Daryl.  Bet you will up that by a bunch next time out.
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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2021, 02:47:43 AM »
Hey Mike - if I get some cast up for my little lady, perhaps.
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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2021, 03:56:42 AM »
Daryl did you have wind or sun on your left ?

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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2021, 04:06:30 AM »
No sun, no wind.  Today, for some reason, the gun wandering around while aiming was more than normal.
My front sight appeared shiny square on top, as normal.  I also found I could not call my shots today with
any accuracy.  Oft times, I'd say - felt good and it was almost out of the square - or was entirely. On one
target I didn't photograph, I missed the page entirely, then when I re-shot that one, it was a solid 1. LOL
No rhyme nor reason, today.
If there was a sun behind the clouds, it was from the right/rear. I think the right shots are likely movement
during the firing cycle. I was having some ignition problems for some reason. (inattention to the flint)
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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2021, 04:18:18 AM »
I just noticed you had several hits to the right. Sometimes on a cloudy day the sun will peek out a little and brighten up the sight.

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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2021, 05:02:20 AM »
I don't think it was the sun - just me shooting a flintlock.
I get the odd good shot.
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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2021, 09:06:58 PM »

Well here's my first effort.  It scores 62/70.  That first target, ie:  the circular bull with the 1 inch centre, had some sort of force field over it that prevented me from getting a better score.  I tried several times on this target, and I found it almost impossible to hit that three inch black 3 ring, let alone the 1 inch centre.  One thing that was positive though...the temperature was just below freezing and normally here at this time of year we have to deal with - 25 C.  So though my fingers did get cold from handling spit patched material, we got through it ok.  I hope we get some more of this balmy weather for some more shooting fun.
Oh yeah, my stats:  T. Allison .25 cal., .250" balls, .021" denim patches dripping with spit, 30 gr. GOEX FFFg.
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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2021, 06:01:50 PM »
I shot yesterday , the usual .395 ball , 60 grs. Swiss, .022 Teflon coated pillow ticking patch, 25 yds. offhand. I will submit the two targets, the third one is posted just for your laugh of the day. Well that's what happens when the gun goes off as your getting on the target, oops. I hope to try again next Sunday.





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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2021, 08:08:48 PM »
That's credible shooting Steven, on your first two targets.  I scored the first two as a 25 and an 18, giving you the benefit of that ball on the line on your second target.  Since the score needs to be an aggregate of the three, I've penciled in your third target score as a 13 (only four shots on it), so your aggregate score so far is 56, but I would like to see you submit a better third target.  Nicely done so far.
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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2021, 09:59:45 PM »
I think this cold snap has some of us sitting it out.  :)

About -7 f here so guessing our Canadian folks have some REAL cold.  Looking forward to a warm up.
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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2021, 10:15:12 PM »
Supposed to warm up to freezing by Wed. so I'll be able to do some casting in the car port.
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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2021, 05:12:10 PM »
Ice, more ice, and unusually frozen here.  And me with no ready window-accessed-range.  yet.  Looks like TX even got it this time.
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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2021, 10:04:12 PM »
Only -8 (17F) this morning, wife's gone skiing. 8)
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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2021, 05:05:58 AM »
still minus 25 here this morning Daryl.    Yesterday was wicked with that S E wind.

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Re: Covid Postal Match for February 2021
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2021, 07:00:21 AM »
Well, I got a few balls cast up, so time to try it in this warm snap coming. Supposed to get up over freezing.
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