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Offline dlbarr

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2024, 11:18:23 PM »



Bench @ 25 yds

Offline Daryl

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2024, 04:21:02 AM »
Nice group.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #52 on: February 28, 2024, 06:44:01 AM »
You should adjust and try again.

Offline MuskratMike

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #53 on: February 28, 2024, 09:15:46 PM »
Last day! If you haven't shot you need to get out there today. Just saying.
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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #54 on: February 28, 2024, 11:08:12 PM »
Last day! If you haven't shot you need to get out there today. Just saying.
Pouring rain here today, but I thought we have the extra day this year . ie the 29th  ;D    We are going from rain and 11 degrees C to minus 14 C tonight and snow.  Crazy times, but my targets are printed and I'm still hopeful  :)

Offline MuskratMike

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #55 on: February 29, 2024, 02:07:43 AM »
Bob you are correct Thursday is the last day. Hope you can get out and good luck!
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Offline Daryl

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #56 on: February 29, 2024, 07:38:55 AM »
Still too cold for us. We'll get a chance to shoot the March most likely.
Daryl

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #57 on: March 01, 2024, 03:28:11 AM »
It was just a mite chilly this afternoon so Taylor and I got out. -3 or -4 only.
I have 2 targets to post - a 45  and a 49 2X by my reckoning.
On the 45, my first shot was a 9, so I did what BR competitors call "chasing the hole". Sometimes it works, sometimes(most) times not so much, especially
in a scoring target. LOL
Load .682" ball,  10 ounce denim patch
100gr. 2F Schutzen
Table, elbow rest.


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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #58 on: March 01, 2024, 03:37:49 AM »
Minus 14 with a 60 KM north wind, so despite good intentions , frozen fingers won the day and I have nothing to post  :(   It's supposed to warm up this weekend again, so I'll hopefully get to shoot the next match soon

Offline Daryl

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #59 on: March 01, 2024, 03:49:13 AM »
Same here Bob- running down to -20 this week. Supposed to warm up in 10 days or so.
It wasn't too bad today, but fairly deep snow. We weren't sure we were going to get into the B.P. range
due to the snow plowed-in entrance, but we were able to break through it - F350 Diesel leading the way.
The rest of the snow in the field was only up to the hubs.
Daryl

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Offline MuskratMike

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #60 on: March 01, 2024, 05:06:47 AM »
Congratulations to the February winner, foresterdj with an outstanding score of 50 2X. I couldn't do that good using a lead sled! Look forward to see what you come up with for March. Winter rain, wind and snow have returned to the pacific NW so it might be awhile before I can get out again, but nothing compared to our friends in the far north.
"Muskrat" Mike McGuire
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Offline Moleman

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #61 on: March 01, 2024, 06:13:10 AM »
Congratulations foresterdj. Great shooting.,👍

Offline Daryl

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #62 on: March 01, 2024, 06:23:36 AM »
foresterdj - good shooting. Got a bunch of these targets made up, sooo?? lol.
Looking forward to next month, finally going to warm up - MARCH is almost here - another 4 hours and 35 minutes.
Daryl

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Offline Moleman

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #63 on: March 01, 2024, 06:38:14 AM »
Looking to the March challenge as well. I executed Cupid ,a couple of times with flyers but hoping March will be better. None the less it's fun just to test my skills 😁

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #64 on: March 02, 2024, 09:17:50 PM »
Late to the party again, but anyway, Daryl and I got out and shot on February 29th.  I used my A. Verner copy, ie: .50 cal 48" Getz barrelled, simple trigger.  I shot 75 gr. FFg GOEX and a .495" pure lead ball with .018" denim patching and Lehigh Valley Lube.  Elbow rest on a table, 25 yards lazer'd.
My frizzen spring broke on the first shot, but I continued shooting and fired a total of 20 rounds.











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Offline Justin Urbantas

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #65 on: March 02, 2024, 10:45:33 PM »
How cold was it, Taylor? Did the spring break because of the cold?

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #66 on: March 03, 2024, 12:09:43 AM »
Great question Justin!  I have shot this rifle a fair amount as has Daryl, and we have never had issues with the frizzen spring.  When it broke on the first shot, I didn't notice anything wrong until I found the upper leaf laying on the table.  The temperature was just below zero C, so it wasn't the cold tht was the issue.  I made the spring from a TOW casting when I made the lock those years ago, and obviously, had the temper a little too hard.
I'm pretty sure a large Siler frizzen spring will replace it, but it won't have the shape and filing of the original Verner spring.
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Offline MuskratMike

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #67 on: March 03, 2024, 12:18:38 AM »
BRRRRRRR!
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Offline Daryl

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Re: February Postal Match
« Reply #68 on: March 03, 2024, 12:26:47 AM »
It was only -4, Mike.  The snow makes it look cold, I guess. It was deeper than the boots I was wearing.
We took turns going down to replace the targets.
I find it quite interesting, the angle of my barrel in the picture. No shots were fired over the target. LOL
I guess that little gun has a bit of recoil, even with the close range "target" load.
Daryl

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