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Offline Daryl

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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2021, 06:11:59 AM »
Couple good looking targets, Rich.  It is surprisingly difficult target to keep the doubles and triples from happening in one quadrant.
After today's shooting, that 18 is actually a good score.  But, of course, we have to beat Taylor's 21. I have some casting to do.
That long .50 Beck isn't going to work for me. I was going to shoot nothing but that rifle this month, but I'm already panicking. ;)
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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2021, 08:20:48 PM »
Daryl and I produced nothing today that was presentable here.  So I am posting this picture of Daryl and his Beck longrifle bearing down on his target.  Neither of us has planted our watermelons yet, either.  Nor have we mowed any grass.





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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2021, 12:08:08 AM »








Just leaving range now. We are allowed 3 targets I would like to enter targets A& D. I plugged them to help you Justin on the scoring. I will save my last for later. Steve

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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2021, 01:23:14 AM »
Gosh, dang, Steven .  That is some fine shooting !     

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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2021, 04:24:34 AM »
Wow. Steven. Excellent shooting.  I'd score those each as a 23. Very well done.

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« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2021, 07:39:21 AM »
Yeah- pair of 23's - well done Steven. I can almost hear my phone ringing from Taylor.
I'll expect that in the morning. Good thing I cast up some balls and cut some patches today.
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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2021, 07:53:24 PM »
I went out yesterday afternoon. I used my .45 cal flintlock target rifle. It has a 40 inch Douglas XX barrel and Bomar sights. I don't believe I've shot this 12.25 pound beast since Justin did the CD shoot last year.
It was not a bad day to shoot Temperature was 62 F, and winds were 12 mph with gusts to 15. This is March so here that is considered a mild breeze.
I was using .451 cast balls, Jo Ann' #40 cotton drill, lubed with bear oil. All that over 70 grains Goex 3f.
I shot two targets, the first I considered a practice target since I haven't shot this rifle for quite a while. The second I will submit for score.
The ball in the black is less than half in the 3 O'clock quadrant on the white. I overlaid it on a clean target to verify it.
So I score it at 23. Of course this is up to Justin.
One thing I noticed while checking the target. It is possible to get a ball centered on the lines on the white quadrants. So would a perfect score be 2 balls centered on the white 5 point quadrants opposite each other and one ball in the center black for a score of 25 with just 3 balls? Just asking LOL,
The reason I only shot two targets is that I was anxious to shoot a pistol I disassembled and refinished in December.
I wanted to know if the sights needed to be drifted. This pistol meets the Kentucky pistol parameters. So I'm posting the target with the pistol for Justins benefit, since has been putting together a target pistol


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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2021, 08:13:01 PM »
Good shooting. I agree with the 23 score. If you can get 25 points with 3 shots, I'd tip my hat to a much better marksman than I.  Nice looking pistol. Seems to shoot well.

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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2021, 09:48:16 PM »
I'd say it is impossible to get a 25 with 3 shots, as they are listed as 5 point max. per shot. One per quadrant and one in the middle.

You could however, have line cutters between each quadrant, ie: 1/2 ball on each of the dividing lines, imo, however those balls would score one side or the other,
not both.  Plus you would also need one in the middle.
It would still take 5 shots at 5 pts. per shot to score a 25. Maybe the new "Oregon" Math changes that, I don't know.
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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2021, 09:54:10 PM »
Congratulations to both StevenV and alacran...really precise shooting, sirs!!  My understanding of the contest is that your score is out of 50.  So you have to total two targets, and are allowed three submissions.  that's if I understand therules correctly.

That gives StevenV a score of 46/50...outstanding!

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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2021, 09:14:26 AM »
You are correct Taylor. The match is two targets, for a max of 50 points, with 3 entries allowed. 46 is an excellent score on these tough ones.

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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2021, 12:28:46 PM »
Daryl I had to laugh at the response to my post since I was being facetious. But you did make an eloquent argument.
I do plan to shoot the target again maybe with the same rifle maybe not. Also need to shoot Bob in the woods smoothbore match.
Steven a 46 is an impressive score on this mischievous target.
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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #37 on: March 09, 2021, 06:23:18 PM »
Guido,
Now you’re just showing off!
In His grip,

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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2021, 03:39:03 AM »
Daryl and I had another go at it today...8 C with a gentle wind from the left - very pleasant.

My targets:  S. Hawken copy, .62 cal. rice bbl, 36" long.  rifle weights 11 1/2 pounds, .613" ball from a Lyman .610 mould, .021" (10 oz) cotton denim patch lubed to dripping with moose milk, 63 gr. FFg GOEX, #11 CCI caps.  I scored them both at 25/25 for a total of 50/50, but defer to Justin's eagle eye as always.
25 yards (lasered) offhand.


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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2021, 03:50:14 AM »
Guido,
Now you’re just showing off!

Ahh - no - I disagree - Taylor is showing off. LOL.

 I post mine, just for a laugh. They both look like 13's to me, so no go- just for your amusement only.
Appears I found it difficult to aim beside the centre.
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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2021, 05:21:17 AM »
1st set of targets; left target shot first playing ring around the rosie, then the second aiming pretty much at the center dot. It was a beautiful 58* sunny day with little wind for a change.

No threat from me! ;D




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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2021, 06:12:01 AM »
Aiming for the centre is a tough habit to break !   :)

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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #42 on: March 10, 2021, 09:11:11 AM »
Very impressive shooting, gents. Great groups on yours, Daryl. I thought I made this shoot tough enough that nobody could ace it, but then Taylor brought out the Hawken... After close examination, I agree with the score of 50/50 for your targets, Taylor. Excellent shooting.  It will be tough to beat.

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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #43 on: March 10, 2021, 10:04:08 AM »
Tough to beat? It will be tough to match. To beat it you will need a 50 with the group being closer to center, Awesome Possum Taylor!
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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #44 on: March 10, 2021, 04:40:01 PM »
I'm going to give it a try today  :)

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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #45 on: March 10, 2021, 06:55:36 PM »
Aiming for the centre is a tough habit to break !   :)

I did have a plan Bob on the 2nd target: Shoot center mass and "slop them in there"!  ;D Didn't count on putting 2 shots into the eye, shaky as I am. Guess back to RATR for the next go.

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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2021, 09:03:13 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement fellas!
Justin:  may I ask, how do you intend to break a tie?  May I suggest:  since we are allowed three submissions, a total of your best two submissions might break a tie, or it may come down to all three total score to break a tie.  You may have a simpler plan though.
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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #47 on: March 11, 2021, 02:19:15 AM »
It is going to be a while before I go out again. Today the average wind has been 25 mph , gusting to 35 mph.
The forecasts calls for the same through next Wednesday.  The exception being Saturday when we will get snow and winds in the 15 mph to 25 mph range.
Wednesday the average wind is forecast to be 8 mph. However the forecasts have been as dependable as a promise from a politician.
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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2021, 03:13:05 AM »
Well, I did get out and managed to shoot two targets.  Wind started to pick up and rain is expected tonight and all day tomorrow. Then the temp drops to minus 14  ::)    Typicall Eastern Ontario early Spring .
1st target, I first shot for centre, and then tried to vary my hold accordingly for the sections.
2nd target, I aimed off centre and shot the sections first, and then finished off with a try at the centre

I'm not sure either method made any difference !  :) 

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Re: Covid postal match March 2021
« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2021, 03:26:39 AM »
Sorry for the 2nd photo [ stupid auto focus !  ]    If it's a help, I scored it as a 23