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Offline Daryl

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February Postal Match
« on: February 02, 2023, 11:12:27 PM »
Feb - similar thesis to January's Match.

www.targetz.com targets  page 2  # 10029

http://www.targetz.com/targetzlib/10029.pdf
I liked Dan's scoring system, after figuring it out.
I suggest a cardboard backer to make scoring outlines easier.
25 yards - rest - any type of bench rest, sitting, standing, kneeling. Shoot offhand if you want. High Score wins.
5 shots total on target face. One in each black "bull". Only the inside line cutters score 6 1X(not 8 1X). End point line cutters score 5pts as shown.
1/2 ball inside to score 5 or more.
The 3-line, line cutters (4 possibilities) will score 6 1X. Maximum possible score is 30 5X.
This should/could be a target to score at least 25 to 27 out of 30. The x's will take care of themselves.



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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2023, 09:53:08 PM »
Looks like another fun one, but not sure if I can get out for it. I'm on medevac duty until end of next week and then out of town, so I'll have to hope for nice weather for the last weekend.

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2023, 12:11:50 AM »
Fingers and toes crossed. ;)
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2023, 02:59:06 PM »
Looks like "modern" math to me. Hoping it will quit raining one of these weekends and we'll give it a try.

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2023, 02:44:13 AM »
Here’s one to start things off.
.54 Hawken Flintlock , sitting with X-Sticks
.530 RB
70 gr Swiss 2f
.015 patch with ballistol/ water lube


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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2023, 03:35:39 AM »
Good effort, PK.  4 good shots. 20/30.
That centre shot is a really good one.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2023, 12:59:11 PM »
Thanks Daryl, I enjoyed this target. Not sure what the rules are but I thought I would try a different gun and submit another just for fun, not score.

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2023, 01:01:23 AM »
Submit as many as you can. The best score submitted by the end of the month, wins.
The rules are listed in the first post of this thread.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2023, 01:53:51 AM »
Minus 2 deg here, and cloudy.  I walked out back and shot this target late this afternoon.  25 yards, standing, braced against a tree.  Chambers Siler flintlock, 42 in Colerain .C weight .54 barrel   Single trigger
90 gr FFg, .018 linen patch, bear oil lube, .535 cast ball


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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2023, 05:40:26 AM »
Thanks for entering Bob. I see a 15 score. I know you can better that. 3 solid hits. Where's your .40? ;D
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2023, 06:05:02 AM »
Thanks for entering Bob. I see a 15 score. I know you can better that. 3 solid hits. Where's your .40? ;D
Last year, a friend and neighbour on our road  was having a number of difficulties with predators on his small subsistence farm.  Without getting into the politics , obtaining a firearm license in the "Covid" years was even more difficult than normal.
He had expressed an interest in my muzzleloaders etc so., long story short, I spent a couple days working with him and training him, then gifted him my .40 { for those who don't know, a firearms license is not required for a flintlock rifle in Canada]
It is perfect for what he requires, and has put an end to many coyotes, and other varmints.  He was and is extremely appreciative.
I'm now thinking about building another...either a .40 or a .45. We'll see .

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2023, 07:12:24 AM »
That was more than generous of you Bob!  My hats off to you!
I am also thrilled the gun is doing what it was meant to do.... Working for the bloke!

Wonderful story Bob.

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2023, 07:39:05 AM »
Absolutely, great story & quite a 'gesture' on your part, Bob. Well done.
I think there should be a .32 or .36 in your life.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2023, 04:07:04 PM »
Absolutely, great story & quite a 'gesture' on your part, Bob. Well done.
I think there should be a .32 or .36 in your life.
Thanks, Richard, and Daryl.  I'll be 70 in a month and a half, and that is a factor when an opportunity arises to share. When my kids were young, spending a large chunk of $ on myself wasn't in the cards. That's why I ended up building my first  rifle. I'm sure you both know what I mean.
The .40 was a good compromise, since it wasn't too small if I happened on something a wee bit larger than expected when walking the woods. I was seriously considering a .45 but now that you've brought up the .36 ??!!   I'll see what barrels are in stock  ;D

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2023, 05:18:52 PM »
Bob,
I did build one kit, (J. Chambers Mark Silver) but any others had to be home made, for the same reasons as yourself.
I think we are all looking forward to seeing your build!



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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2023, 05:20:21 AM »
Thanks for entering Bob. I see a 15 score. I know you can better that. 3 solid hits. Where's your .40? ;D
Last year, a friend and neighbour on our road  was having a number of difficulties with predators on his small subsistence farm.  Without getting into the politics , obtaining a firearm license in the "Covid" years was even more difficult than normal.
He had expressed an interest in my muzzleloaders etc so., long story short, I spent a couple days working with him and training him, then gifted him my .40 { for those who don't know, a firearms license is not required for a flintlock rifle in Canada]
It is perfect for what he requires, and has put an end to many coyotes, and other varmints.  He was and is extremely appreciative.
I'm now thinking about building another...either a .40 or a .45. We'll see .

This was a wonderful gift on your part.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2023, 02:37:55 AM »
I tried, great day to shoot, just couldn't make them all connect. Maybe try again before the end of month. At least count me as a participant.




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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2023, 07:25:59 PM »
Tks for participating snrub47 - I see a 15 and a 11 1X.
Sure is a nice feature, being able to click on a target a couple times to get enlargements.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2023, 11:09:36 PM »
Daryl, I shot these back on the 5th. Was hoping to get out and shoot more but the weather said NO.
I shot the one on the left first . I was trying to cut the edges and it didn't go well. The only good shot on it was the dot, which was my last shot. Second target I was just trying to get them in the black.
Anyway thought I would post these since I won't be able to go out again due to wind, snow and mud .sometimes all at once.

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2023, 12:21:33 AM »
Thanks Daryl, I did not know how to score. May need to read the instructions again......

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2023, 02:09:34 AM »
Thanks for entering, alacran. I see a 15 and a 15. That one ball is just over 1/2 out. It's very close.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2023, 12:13:20 AM »
Finally, a Friday without rain and Marc and I made it to the range. Shot from a rest. Rice .40 square bottom rifling, 42 inch x 7/8 straight barrel. Sixty grains of GOEX FFFG. .390 ball with .018 canvas, Hoppes lube. Really nice spring day with overcast and 72F.


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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2023, 06:12:09 AM »
Solid 25, JBJ. Well done.
Sounds and LOOKS like a great combination.
72F - LOL - started out this morning at -20 or -30? - warmed right up to -6C tonight.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2023, 08:38:38 AM »
-6C?  Sounds like spring is right around the corner.  Heck Daryl, you guys will be out shooting in Speedo's by next week! :o

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2023, 05:22:23 PM »
I, ahhhhh, don't wear speedos any more. ;D
Spring should be just around the corner, but the 2 feet of snow we got yesterday seems to argue with that.
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