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Offline bob in the woods

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March Covid Smoothbore match
« on: March 01, 2021, 06:24:02 PM »
Thinking this over, I propose using the exact same format as the Feb match ie the same same targets.

They really were great to work with, and it gives a chance for smoothbore shooters who participated in the Feb match to really tune in their guns/ loads without dealing with too many variables.

I'm putting up this CLA DVD as a prize to the winner.  Hopefully we'll have a few more shooters since the weather seems to be improving  :)


Offline MuskratMike

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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2021, 06:50:59 PM »
Count me in. Like the idea of using those same targets they were fun.
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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2021, 08:51:00 PM »
Scares me. Those 4 little circles! Now what if Iím aiming at circle 1 and bullseye circle 2? ;D
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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2021, 08:55:36 PM »
Being able to miss that perfectly is a blessing Rich!  Run with it.
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Offline Daryl

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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2021, 09:33:28 PM »
Sounds good. I need to print some more targets.  Got some balls for the .50 cast & might cast some more today.
Daryl

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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2021, 03:16:32 PM »
Wonderful, I like those targets and need to keep tuning my mind around the smooth bore. Hopefully the weather will be better this month.
By the way Bob you set a high bar.  You showed us all what can be accomplished with a smoothbore ay 25 yards. Thank you.
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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2021, 04:40:23 PM »
The wind was under 10 mph yesterday afternoon. I went out with the smooth bore since it is what I need the most work on.
All targets were shot with 70 grains of 2f Goex, .600 ball and #40 Jo Ann's cotton drill.
I was using 70 grains because I forgot my adjustable powder measure. I always have a 70 grain measure attached to my bag.
I wasn't shooting at the range, since it is closed on Wednesday.
I think this gun shoots better with 80 grains since I have been getting better groups with it at the same venue.
I only shot three targets. When I grabbed the bag to go and checked for patch material I thought I might be low. I shot the last five shots with patches I shot on the first 9 shots.
First target I scored a 21, second target I scored a 15, third target I scored a 16, for a total of 52. Of course the scoring is up to Bob.
Next three days are supposed to be very windy. If we get another reasonable day I will go to the same place and shoot these again with 80 grains and see if I get better groups. It could well be that I just don't do the square targets well since my eyes are round.


















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Offline Daryl

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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2021, 08:44:42 PM »
Good shooting, alacran.  I've been wanting to try the smoothbore out again, but am still waiting for my new feather spring.
I had almost forgotten about this match.
Daryl

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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2021, 10:13:30 PM »
Iíll try not to be skeered off by that entry.  ;D
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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2021, 10:36:33 PM »
Great shooting Alacran !   I agree with your scoring .  Looking forward to seeing what your 80 grain score is  :)

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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2021, 04:06:31 AM »
Thanks Bob. I took time to make more patch material today. Hopefully I can get out in the next few days.
A man's rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.  Frederick Douglass

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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2021, 11:30:08 PM »
Still waiting on the back-ordered spring.
Daryl

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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2021, 05:02:27 PM »
Spring sprung today with a mighty wind here.
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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2021, 04:35:38 PM »
Meant to post this yesterday but I forgot to. Any way Sunday was a very nice day and shot all the SB targets again. I was only able to improve my score with only one of the targets. that is the one I'm posting. It scores a 23. I was able to match the score I had on the diamond target but shot worse on the four circles. So all in all I improved my score by two points.

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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2021, 05:09:52 PM »
Nice shooting alacran!  (Flyers are there to keep us humble.)
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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2021, 08:12:25 PM »
Here we are 30th March. 1 more day. Your first entry, appears either 52 or 49 depending on Bob's call on the top right round target - either a 3 or 0 is the winner so far.
Still no feather spring in sight. :(
Daryl

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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2021, 02:56:02 AM »
For your sake Daryl I hope its not stuck with the douanier.
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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2021, 03:47:58 AM »
Coming from Track.
Daryl

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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2021, 05:14:46 AM »
More great shooting Alacran.   Aren't smoothbores fun ? !!  I score your targets as 23, 15 and 16 respectively, so your total at this time is 54    .   One day left  :)

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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2021, 05:55:14 AM »
Think I will join the April contest.....if there is one. Just need a go ovah on the rules...

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Re: March Covid Smoothbore match
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2021, 11:16:30 PM »
And the winner is ....Alacran !  Seriously, despite the limited number of submissions, you deserve it.
That was some very good smoothbore shooting.   :)   
Message your address to me and I'll mail out your prize.