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Offline Daryl

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2024, 12:19:47 AM »
Looking good. Taylor and I are waiting on some warmer weather. I expect Justin is as well.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2024, 01:50:44 AM »
Don’t just love fliers? I called shot 3 on #1 out a little but not that much.  >:( ;D

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2024, 01:52:52 AM »
Oh yeah, elbows rested on bench.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2024, 03:36:48 AM »
Dphariss is our new leader with a 49 2 or 3x. Could some others take a look at this and see how many are in the "X" ring? Going to take some fine shooting to out do this score, but it can be done. Some of our best shooters have not entered yet. This could be an interesting finish!
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2024, 04:06:02 AM »
Dphariss is our new leader with a 49 2 or 3x. Could some others take a look at this and see how many are in the "X" ring? Going to take some fine shooting to out do this score, but it can be done. Some of our best shooters have not entered yet. This could be an interesting finish!

I would not call it three and I had to do this with my measuring tape to call it two. But I will accept what ever is decided.

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2024, 07:06:03 AM »
The outer edge of that curved line sure looks close - within a couple thou, any way, but agree with the call of 2X.
You need to shoot your last targets a mite more accurately, if I use my BIG match rifle. ;D ;D just kidding.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2024, 11:35:34 PM »
The outer edge of that curved line sure looks close - within a couple thou, any way, but agree with the call of 2X.
You need to shoot your last targets a mite more accurately, if I use my BIG match rifle. ;D ;D just kidding.


The “rings” are wide and it fools the eye. Why I had to work at it.  You need to outshoot me so I don’t have to come up with an idea for March. When I looked at that low shot I was like Gary Cooper in the movie  Sgt York. “I can’t figure how it got way out there”. But it happens. ::)
I gotta collect eggs for the Wife and then get to shop and do some tuning on this Hawk thing.  I had to weld a higher blade on the trigger and did not clean it up properly and it moves on the sear and caused a click and what is essentially a two stage trigger. Never noticed it before but have shot this rifle very little and its been in the safe semi-finished for way to long.  Found out the L&R frizzens needed to be heated to yellow and water quenched to give decent sparks for one thing…..
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2024, 03:57:54 AM »
This coming Saturday, supposed to warm up a bit.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2024, 10:54:18 PM »
Daryl, I've got an archery tourney in
Quesnel this weekend...have to be early next week, if the weather holds.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2024, 11:50:36 PM »
OK Targets printed is it OK to use an orange dot in the center? Going to try to get out tomorrow Friday the 16th.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2024, 03:19:18 AM »
Yes as long as the red or orange dot is the same size as the "X" ring.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2024, 05:58:48 AM »
I just try to aim for the middle of the black with the fuzzy sights.
This coming week should work, Taylor. Supposed to be 4 or 5 above Thurs & Friday.
Still too cold until Tues or Wed.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2024, 04:27:45 PM »
I didn't get to shoot last months match due to weather and an archery javelina hunt.
Got to go out yesterday, it was a really nice day lots of sun and temps ranged from low 50s to high 50s. Light wind coming from the North East between 5 and 8 MPH.
I was using my .40 Getz barreled squirrel flintlock rifle. Firing a .395 ball with Jo Ann's #40 drill. lubed with bear lube. All this sitting on 50grains of Dupont3f dated 1963.
I shot all the targets offhand. From left to right, the first target was my best, which I score a 48X, the second I score a 47 X , the third I score a 46x.
I laid the targets over another and lined up the rings and used a caliper to determine half ball. At any rate it is a moot point.

I shot the targets vertically. I compared them with this same target that I shot in August with the same gun at a different range. I have determined I should make a shader for my front sight, for target shooting. The POI as far as windage goes is highly affected by the direction of the light.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2024, 08:40:15 PM »
DPhariss is still leading with a 49 2X, but there is almost a half month for someone to best this score.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2024, 09:31:10 PM »
I plan on getting out later this week to try and improve my score.

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2024, 01:22:16 AM »
Seeing how my back board is on the opposite side of the creek from my shooting station I thought I'd do a belly flop on the way across to posting my target.
Even being soaking wet I stuck it out and shot a possible 34 .
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2024, 03:21:10 AM »
Nice day 42 degrees no wind. Kibler SMR .36, 40 gr 3F, .350 RB .020 patch
First target sitting elbows on bench, one full view one close up.






I cannot for sure see all 5 shots due to ragged hole. I would tell others 50 with 3X, but for competition I can only go 40 with 2X

Second target standing with hand against post, looks like 43




3rd target had a couple fliers, so just 26




Then just for grins look at this. It was nice so I shot a different target. Five clustered by Bull. Then used a couple.015 patches and got the 2 shots way left. Then went back to .020 and last two back over with the others. Moral of story, once you set up for a load do not change anything.





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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2024, 04:05:54 AM »
Congratulations to foresterdj for a great 50 3x target. This makes the cheese a little more binding. There are still 2X's up for grabs, who's going to run all of them?
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2024, 04:13:08 AM »
Thank goodness ;D I am off the hook.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2024, 05:04:56 AM »
Lucky for me, I never have to worry about being on the hook. 😉

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2024, 10:41:47 PM »
Excellent target foresterdj. I am not sure how you see it, but I was taught to and have scored international targets in the past & it is quite obviously a 50 3X.
The 3rd X ball is appears to be cutting into the middle X hole & is almost completely inside the X ring as well.
I'm at home, still sick with a cold. Was hoping to get out today or tomorrow. Not going to happen today.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2024, 05:55:10 AM »
Excellent target foresterdj. I am not sure how you see it, but I was taught to and have scored international targets in the past & it is quite obviously a 50 3X.
The 3rd X ball is appears to be cutting into the middle X hole & is almost completely inside the X ring as well.
I'm at home, still sick with a cold. Was hoping to get out today or tomorrow. Not going to happen today.

What Daryl said.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2024, 05:10:57 PM »

Gorgeous weather here this weekend, so I finally got out to shoot one of these matches for the first time since November. I was shooting offhand  for the top target and kneeling with my elbows rested on a table for the bottom target. I was shooting with my .38 caliber Lancaster percussion rifle with 40 grains of GOEX 3F, .375 round balls, and .020 cotton patch with equal parts Murphy Oil Soap/Alcohol/Water for lube.

Both looks to be a 47 1x.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #48 on: February 26, 2024, 07:51:33 PM »
Got out and shot my last target this morning, looks like 45.
Shot my .32 squirrel rifle built by a dear friend Buck McKnight that passed in 2000.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #49 on: February 26, 2024, 11:30:09 PM »
Forget to add offhand.