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Offline PK

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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2023, 12:51:17 AM »
Thought Id get in on this months shoot. .62 cal Fusil De Chasse smoothbore, .600 RB, .024 patch with Ballistol/water lube cut at the muzzle, 70 gr Goex OE 2F with 2F in the pan.




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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2023, 01:21:27 AM »
Nice shooting PK, you're in 2nd place. How did you shoot it, off hand prone or seated unsupported. Really nice for a smoothbore.
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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2023, 02:31:05 AM »
Nice shooting PK, you're in 2nd place. How did you shoot it, off hand prone or seated unsupported. Really nice for a smoothbore.

Thanks. Standing, offhand.

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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2023, 09:45:06 PM »
Good shooting, PK. A solid 50/50 by the looks of it.
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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2023, 10:16:09 PM »
Thanks Daryl, good target to shoot a smoothbore at.

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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2023, 03:42:12 AM »
That's some nice smoothboring.

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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2023, 04:17:11 PM »
Good shooting PK!
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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2023, 05:55:23 PM »
Hope it warms up a bit, so Taylor and I can get out. :(
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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2023, 08:07:27 PM »
Daryl, Just bundle up and go shoot. Heck it was clear down to 39F when I shot, we even have had some frost in the mornings. So "buck up buttercup" and go shoot.
All said in good humor. I've seen the weather up there. Even Sgt. Preston and King are staying indoors.
Merry Christmas.
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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2023, 08:18:50 PM »
Mike, it used to be that -25 F was the cut off point when we would go shooting.  But those days are gone.  It isn't fun when your hands get so cold they throb with pain, and these days, that is around -5 C, or just below freezing point.  No problem keeping the core warm - it's the fingers that are the limiting factor.
Temp is supposed to go up to 6C next week, so there is an opportunity if it isn't raining too hard.  I have my kit ready...going to shoot my Joseph Lang .66 cal rifle.
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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2023, 09:41:38 PM »
Daryl, Just bundle up and go shoot. Heck it was clear down to 39F when I shot, we even have had some frost in the mornings. So "buck up buttercup" and go shoot.
All said in good humor. I've seen the weather up there. Even Sgt. Preston and King are staying indoors.
Merry Christmas.

39? No wonder you went shooting. Wouldn't even need a coat. ;D
Maybe a light rain jacket?
Daryl

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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2023, 04:12:53 PM »
I have shot in temperatures ranging from 110 f to 10 f.  However, as I get older it is much easier to shoot in very hot weather than very cold weather. Anything below 25 f is more work than it is worth. Add a little wind to the mix and it becomes unbearable.
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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2023, 04:21:40 AM »
Finally got to shoot this. Use the 16 bore flint and a 54 Kibler I was adjusting.

16 bore targets.
Used a rest at the range but just my elbows no mechanical thing etcz>











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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2023, 04:25:03 AM »
Kibler Colonial 54 cal. A little light for Rhino but what the heck.










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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2023, 05:36:40 AM »
Nice Dan. I see a 50 2X.
Just tried to see them again and the right hand 2 targets don't show for me.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2023, 06:33:47 AM by Daryl »
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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2023, 08:28:23 AM »
Dpharrss: Only one set of targets are allowed on this months match. Both of the sets you posted are fantastic. Which ever one was the first set fired will be your scored one. So let me know which is the scored set. Really doesn't matter as either will put you in first place. These are really impressive. Well done
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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2023, 09:35:16 AM »
Shot the 54 first getting it sighted in was the mission. The 16 bore had been loaded for hunting season so I shot it afterwards.
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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2023, 04:37:12 PM »
Good shooting Dan. However, if you're resting your elbows on a bench, aren't you supporting the rifle with something other than your own body parts?
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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2023, 06:37:07 PM »
From the initial instructions.

Shoot from any way you desire as long as there is no support other than your body parts. So no bi-pods, tri-pods, cross sticks, or sand bags.

So could be shot standing, feet supported by the ground.

Or sitting, hind quarters supported by a chair.

Or kneeling, knee and leg on ground, elbow on knee.

Or prone, belly and elbows supported by the ground.

So sitting elbows on a bench seems to fall into the "any way you desire" category. At least that is how I took it. Just nothing else like bi-pods, sticks, sandbags contacting the weapon.

But I could be completely wrong.

I shot standing, holding gun in hands, but resting back of left hand against a post. And still probably in last place.

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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2023, 07:35:50 PM »
From Mike's post:
" I shot off a bench using only my elbows, hands and shoulder as contact points."

I took this to mean he rested his elbows on the 'bench'.
He is talking about what the rifle rests on.
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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2023, 07:39:35 PM »
Dan is just fine. It's how I shot my match. No different than shooting prone using your elbows. Sorry to all if I didn't make it clear enough in the instructions.
I score that target as a 50 2X (that's only 3 X's away form a perfect score).
« Last Edit: December 21, 2023, 07:43:50 PM by MuskratMike »
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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2023, 08:27:19 PM »
Got out my biggest Rhino gun..lol. 75 caliber matchlock musket. 48 smooth bore. .735 bare ball, 60 grains 1 1/2F black. Had to rest my elbows on the table. Too much weight for an injured shoulder. Those big balls destroyed my log back stop. I think the rhino would have felt it.



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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2023, 11:33:52 PM »
OKABOW: Oh yea he would have felt it! Another great score of a 50. Boy oh boy do we have some fine shooters!
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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #48 on: December 22, 2023, 04:08:00 PM »
Dan is just fine. It's how I shot my match. No different than shooting prone using your elbows. Sorry to all if I didn't make it clear enough in the instructions.
I score that target as a 50 2X (that's only 3 X's away form a perfect score).
I have no problem with Dan's using the bench, he turned in an amazing score since that red dot is mighty small at 25 yards.
I read the rules a little different. However I still would have shot the little rifle offhand, since it has considerable recoil.
There are only four traditional positions that I know of where the rifle is only supported by the body. Standing, sitting, kneeling. and the so called Creedmoor prone position.
Of course you can sit in a chair, lean against a post and many other ways where you would only be supporting the gun with your arms and body.
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Re: December Postal Match
« Reply #49 on: December 22, 2023, 05:55:01 PM »
Okawbow,

Pleased to see you using the old matchlock!

I would use mine too, but likely will not get any targets printed off..

I never do!