THR Virtual Match - APRIL 2005 - CRAZY APRIL!


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photo_guy
April 1, 2005, 12:37 AM
THR Virtual Match - APRIL 2005



For those who may not be familiar with the general rules of the matches please see the rules FAQ (http://http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=64130) .
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=64130


Now that “March Madness” is over, it is time for our “Crazy April THR match”. I considered many different options for this month but settled on something relatively simple.

This months target is a normal bullseye target…..APRIL FOOLS!…It is a crazy version of a bullseye target. It consists of a set of rings, like a normal target, but they are not really circles, they are not concentric, and the scoring for each ring is a bit different. Take a look at the TARGET (http://members.aol.com/way2go4159/CRAZY_APRIL.pdf)and you will see what I mean.

Scoring will allow you to choose the higher score if your shot breaks the line between scoring rings. However, the gray “penalty” ring will be an exception; [b]you MUST record a “minus 3” score for any shot that breaks the line into that ring from either side.

Shots falling outside the outer ring will count as zero.

The standard distances will be 10 yards for Pistol and 25 yrds for Rifle.

Five rounds per target.

Scoring:

The final score you report must include :
THR NAME
CLASS
SCORE TOTAL ___________(plus tell us the #shots hitting the penalty ring)
Target Distance (yards)



PISTOL STOCK CLASS - Standard pistols with barrels 6" or less
PISTOL IMPROVED - Pistols with significant improvements from out-of-the-box or pistols with barrels more than 6".
PISTOL SCOPED - Any scoped pistol
RIFLE STOCK CLASS - Standard rifles with iron sights
RIFLE SCOPED - Any scoped rifle
AIRGUN PISTOL- un-scoped airgun
AIRGUN RIFLE – un-scoped air rifle

Three entries per class, per shooter are allowed. You can enter as many classes as you want if you have the proper equipment to qualify.

The target can be found HERE (http://members.aol.com/way2go4159/CRAZY_APRIL.pdf)
http://members.aol.com/way2go4159/CRAZY_APRIL.pdf
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ACP230
April 1, 2005, 03:55 PM
This one looks like it could be highly irritating.

griz
April 1, 2005, 05:36 PM
Doohh! :banghead:

(I just wanted to get that out of the way before I shot the target.) ;)

photo_guy
April 1, 2005, 11:34 PM
Come on guys. It won't be so tough. The diameter of the inner penalty ring is 4.5 inches. You should be able to keep your shots within that without too much trouble. It's not like I'm requiring you to shoot one handed or with a time limit, etc.

Maybe next month.....

ezypikns
April 1, 2005, 11:39 PM
ezypikns
Stock Pistol
SCORE TOTAL __30_
Target Distance (10 yards)

Bulgarian Makarov
Original Sights
two handed-no rest
100 gr Wolf FMJ
4/1/05
DFW Gun Range
Dallas, Texas

Not too bad for a half blind 57 year old.

ManChicken
April 2, 2005, 03:39 AM
For pistol, are you supposed to shoot these offhand or rested?

Darkmind
April 2, 2005, 04:04 AM
This is going to be the one where being trained to shoot COM for four years is going to kill me. :rolleyes:

This being my first VM ( can I join in or is this only for certain people? ) I need to reread the rules and maybe I can fit in a shoot tomorrow afternoon.

griz
April 2, 2005, 07:46 AM
Hey Darkmind, everybody is invited. Despite my head banging it doesn't look too tricky, keep them mostly in the black and you'll be all right.

And answering a question I have asked myself on a previous match, everything is off hand unless otherwise noted.

photo_guy
April 2, 2005, 09:48 AM
Yup...What Griz said is correct.

Glad to see we have some new shooters trying the match this month!


ezypikns - Can you look at your scoring again? I see +5 +5 +8 +8 +4 for your five shots. That equals +30 I believe.

ezypikns
April 2, 2005, 12:47 PM
I shot the number 5 clean off the target. Since the area was near the 10, I figured it must be a 9. It is however, a crazy target. I'm still pleased with my score though. And many thanks for providing a great way to compete with others and have a lot of fun.

ManChicken
April 2, 2005, 03:12 PM
Thanks. I did read the FAQ but didn't see it mentioned.

Planning on hitting the range later today, I'll print up a couple and give it a go!

Vitamin G
April 3, 2005, 10:55 AM
I was laughing too hard at your target when I noticed that "PENALTY" was spelled wrong, to have a score worth posting

;)

photo_guy
April 3, 2005, 11:24 AM
"I was laughing too hard at your target when I noticed that "PENALTY" was spelled wrong, to have a score worth posting "



I was wondering if anyone would notice that. I saw it after I put it up there. My spell check software needs some help I guess. But, I got it right 2 out of three times! :D

ManChicken
April 3, 2005, 05:36 PM
ManChicken
PISTOL STOCK CLASS
SCORE TOTAL 29
Target Distance (10 yards)

Well, I didn't do sooo terrible I guess, but much to my surprise there were only 4 holes in the paper when I got the target back! Either I managed to put 2 rounds though the same hole (I'd like to believe this! The lowest punch is slightly larger and the paper torn more... hmmm :rolleyes: ) or I had one hell of a flyer that didn't even hit the paper (that would be sad). Or I only loaded 4 rounds.. but I'm pretty sure I didn't do that.

I shot this twice, with two different pistols, but my other was only a 27 so we'll just forget that.

TMM
April 3, 2005, 06:20 PM
hey, this looks fun! once i sight in my new Remington hopefully i'll be able to participate in this month's match. if not, next month.

one QUESTION:
the distance i shoot the rifle with is about 120 feet (my mind does not work in yards yet, i have to multiply yardage by three so i know the distances!) as opposed to the 75 feet/25 yards you specify. is it okay for me to shoot from a farther distance?

~TMM

photo_guy
April 4, 2005, 02:01 PM
"the distance i shoot the rifle with is about 120 feet (my mind does not work in yards yet, i have to multiply yardage by three so i know the distances!) as opposed to the 75 feet/25 yards you specify. is it okay for me to shoot from a farther distance?"

The short answer is yes, you may shoot at a longer distance and submit your scores. I will post them in the summary. However, unless someone else shoots at the same distance you will be 'in a class by yourself'.



Selecting the distance to be used for these matches has been an ongoing issue that I struggle with each month. Not everyone has access to the same type of range set-up and some like to shoot at different distances for other reasons. But, on the other hand, if I don't set a specific distance it is not possible to compare scores fairly. I experimented with allowing the shooters to choose their own distance and trying to factor that into the scoring. That worked OK but I never felt it accurately allowed for the differences.

So, for this month I have gone to specified distances. If anyone wants to shoot other distance (hopefully in addition to the course of fire description) go ahead.

ACP230
April 5, 2005, 12:42 AM
ACP230
Stock Pistol
Smith M19 2.5 Inch
.38 Special reloads
Score 4.
Shot all over the place.

ACP230
Stock Pistol
Beretta M21A .22
Federal High Vel .22
Score 15.
Shot high.

ACP230
Pistol Improved
Smith M657 eight and three eighths barrel
.41 Magnum reloads.
Score 21.

ACP230
Pistol Improved
Colt Officer's ACP
.45 reloads 230 FMJ.
Score 23.

ACP230
Stock Rifle
Marlin 1894FG
.41 Magnum Remington 210 Softpoints.
Score 8. Shot high.

ACP230
Scoped Rifle
Ruger 10/22 Bushnell 4-10 scope @ seven power.
Laminated red, white and blue stock. "The Patriotic Rifle."
Score 28. Too many fives, not enough eights.

Lots of fun, but the target was irritating!

Little Loudmouth
April 5, 2005, 11:22 AM
Here's my scores:

Little Loudmouth
Pistol Stock
S&W M19 2.5 inch
.38 Special reloads
Score 4 :o

Little Loudmouth
Pistol Improved
S&W M657 8 3/8s inch
.41 Magnum reloads
Score 3 :o

Little Loudmouth
Rifle Scoped
Ruger 10/22 Carbine, laminated red-white-blue stock "The Patriotic Rifle"
Wolf Match Target .22
Score 15

ACP230 forgot to mention that all the pistol scores for both of us were shot at 50 feet instead of 10 yards, because we didn't feel like standing out in the snow that was still on the range. The rifle scores were all shot at 25 yards.

Maxinquaye
April 7, 2005, 05:23 PM
Maxinquaye
Stock Pistol
SCORE TOTAL - 27
Target Distance (10 yards)

S&W .500 Magnum 4"
Original Sights
two handed-no rest
335 grain Rainier @ 1400 FPS
4/7/05
PDHSC Range, Raleigh, NC

photo_guy
April 7, 2005, 10:02 PM
It is good to see a bunch of new shooters trying the match this month! Welcome. I hope you enjoy it.

Maxinquaye - Are you sure you are "using enough gun" for this match? What a whimpy firearm. I surprised that any of those bullets actually penetrated the paper. :D

Maxinquaye
April 8, 2005, 08:52 AM
photo_guy: Well, I know that some have complained about penetration on the .500, but the 10 ring was so small, I just automatically grabbed the gun that made the biggest holes :)

Robert J McElwain
April 9, 2005, 04:38 PM
I shot this one twice with a scoped pistol at 10 yds, just to doubly confirm that last months score was dumb luck. Several of my eights just barely broke the line into the eight.

RJ McElwain
Pistol Scoped
SCORE TOTAL 26 (+8 +8 +8 +5 -3 )
Target Distance 10yards
Ruger Mark II with Bushnell Holosight

RJ McElwain
Pistol Scoped
SCORE TOTAL 29 (+8 +8 +8+8 -3 )
Target Distance 10yards
Ruger Mark II with Bushnell Holosight

cropcirclewalker
April 12, 2005, 07:32 PM
The final score you report must include :
CROPCIRCLEWALKER
PISTOL STOCK CLASS
EG 9mm MAK
HANDLOADS 95gr JHP 4 GR. UNIVERSAL
SCORE TOTAL 21 (8,8,8,-3,0)(1 shots hitting the penalty ring)
Target Distance (10 YARDS)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/cropcirclewalker/APRILMAK.jpg

The final score you report must include :
CROPCIRCLEWALKER
PISTOL STOCK CLASS S&W MOD 10
HANDLOADS 158 GR SWC BLUEDOT (I FORGOT THE CHARGE)
SCORE TOTAL 33 (8,8,8,5,4)(0 shots hitting the penalty ring)
Target Distance (10 YARDS)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/cropcirclewalker/APRILM10.jpg

cropcirclewalker
April 17, 2005, 04:52 PM
Shucks, shootin' a rifle offhand is harder than a pistol.

CROPCIRCLEWALKER
SCOPED RIFLE CLASS
ENFIELD NO. 4 MK 1 IN .303 BRIT
HANDLOADS 170 GR LRN (LYMAN 311291) UNIQUE 11.5 GR
SCORE TOTAL 25 (8,5,5,5,2)(0 shots hitting the penalty ring)
THE LOWER LEFT 5 SPOT IS 2 HOLES
Target Distance (25 YARDS)

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/cropcirclewalker/APRILENFIELDNO4.jpg

Robert J McElwain
April 17, 2005, 04:56 PM
Got back to the range today to try it with a rifle. My consistancy isn't worth a damn. And I can't blame it on the gun. Using a bench rest, the gun will drive nails. But with me holding it, it's a different story.

RJ McElwain
Rife Scoped
SCORE TOTAL 19 (+5 +5 +8 +4 -3 )
Target Distance: 25 yards
Remington Model 550-1 .22 LR, Bushnell Scope

RJ McElwain
Rifle Scoped
SCORE TOTAL 0 (-3 +5 -3 -3 +4 )
Target Distance: 25 yards
Remington Model 550-1 .22LR, Bushnell Scope

Regardless of the score, it was a beautiful day to be at the range.

cropcirclewalker
April 17, 2005, 09:16 PM
So I figured out a way to stop breathing. How does one stop their heart from beating (for a little while anyway). It would also be nice to be able to see.

CROPCIRCLEWALKER
RIFLE STOCK CLASS
MOSSBERG MODEL 34 IN .22LR
STORE BOUGHT AMMO
SCORE TOTAL 24 (10, 5, 8, 4. -3)(1 shots hitting the penalty ring)
Target Distance (25 YARDS)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/cropcirclewalker/APRILMOSSBERGM34.jpg

cropcirclewalker
April 18, 2005, 03:26 PM
CROPCIRCLEWALKER
SCOPED RIFLE CLASS
'03 SPRINGFIELD
HANDLOADS SPEER 150 GR SPBT H4895 36 GR.
SCORE TOTAL 25 (8, 8, 8, 4, -3)(1 shots hitting the penalty ring)
Target Distance (25 YARDS)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/cropcirclewalker/APRIL03.jpg

I have one more chance with scoped rifle. I may just try this one again. :scrutiny:

hkOrion
April 18, 2005, 06:06 PM
Did two different pistols @ 10 yards:

The final score you report must include :
HKOrion
PISTOL STOCK CLASS
Walther P22 (3.5")
Federal .22 Bulk
SCORE TOTAL 32 (8,8,8,4,4)
Target Distance (10 YARDS)

HKOrion
PISTOL STOCK CLASS
Bulgarian Makarov 9x18
Fiocchi (purple box)
SCORE TOTAL 32 (8,8,8,-3,-3)
Target Distance (10 YARDS)


I could not keep away from that darn penalty ring - it must have some sort of gravitational properties when printed out on my copier! I shot three targets each, those were my best scores. Was going to try rifle.... will edit if I get to the range.

Little Loudmouth
April 18, 2005, 08:55 PM
Just for the heck of it, I decided to shoot this with a slingshot. Here's the (awful) score:

Name: Little Loudmouth
Class: Slingshot
Weapon: Marksman slingshot with Daisy band
Ammo: Rocks
Score: -3 :o
The only shot that hit the target went right into the center of the biggest part of the penalty ring. Oops. :o

cropcirclewalker
April 19, 2005, 04:37 PM
The group is good, I'm happy with the group. If I'd hung the target an inch lower, I'd shot a 37. I think practicing and these meets help to improve my shooting. I yam looking forward to next month.

(Oh, I still have 2 entries available in iron sighted rifles, and 3 in pellet rifles)

CROPCIRCLEWALKER
SCOPED RIFLE CLASS
'03 SPRINGFIELD
HANDLOADS SPEER 150 GR SPBT H4895 36 GR.
SCORE TOTAL 28 (4, 4, 4, 8, 8)(0 shots hitting the penalty ring)
Target Distance (25 YARDS)


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/cropcirclewalker/APRIL03X2.jpg

cropcirclewalker
April 20, 2005, 10:11 PM
No photo, It's too depressing. Tomorrow I try with my Winchester '94

CROPCIRCLEWALKER
RIFLE STOCK CLASS
.30 M1 CARBINE
STORE BOUGHT AMMO W-W 110 GR FMJ
SCORE TOTAL 18 (4, 4, 5, 8, -3)(1 shots hitting the penalty ring)
Target Distance (25 YARDS)

griz
April 21, 2005, 11:52 AM
Went ahead and shot a couple classes, not sure if I'll be able to try another. These were shot in this order:

Class: stock pistol
Weapon: Ruger MKII
Ammo: Remington 22LR
Score: 25 (5,5,5,5,5)

Class: stock pistol
Weapon: Ruger MKII
Ammo: Remington 22LR
Score: 35 (5,10,10,5,5)

Class: stock pistol
Weapon: FIE 357 SA revolver
Ammo: Handload, 158 SWC, 3.5 grains Titegroup
Score: 31 (5,8,4,10,4)

Class: scoped rifle
Weapon: Ruger 77-22
Ammo: Remington 22LR
Score: 40 (8,8,8,8,8)

Class: scoped rifle
Weapon: Ruger 77-22
Ammo: Remington 22LR
Score: 30 (5,10,-3,10,8)

http://tinypic.com/4kac7n

cropcirclewalker
April 22, 2005, 01:50 PM
My digital went out of town for the weekend with the missus.

CROPCIRCLEWALKER
RIFLE STOCK CLASS
US RIFLE CALIBER 30 M1917
SPEER 150 GR SPBT H4895 36 GR
SCORE TOTAL 31 (5, 5, 8, 8, 5)(0 shots hitting the penalty ring)
Target Distance (25 YARDS)

My Pellet gun is busted, so I guess I am done. :cool:

Ankeny
April 22, 2005, 09:23 PM
I didn't even attempt the ten ring.

Name: Ankeny
Class: Stock Pistol
Weapon: Les Baer PII, .45 ACP
Ammo: 200 grain Laser Cast SWC, 4.6 grains WST
Score: 40 (8,8,8,8,8)

Mark whiz
April 25, 2005, 11:34 PM
Ok, I finally got back to the range to finish all my targets today:

Class: Air Rifle
Weapon: Daisy 753
Caliber: .177
Score: 35 (10,10,5,5,5)

Class: Stock Rifle
Weapon: S.A. M1A
Caliber: .308 (7.62Nato)
Score: 35 (4,5,8,8,10)

Class: Scoped Rifle
Weapon: Knight USAK Muzzleloader
Caliber: .50
Score: 44 (10,10,8,8,8)

Class: Scoped Rifle
Weapon: Marlin 25MN
Caliber: .22WMR
Score: 25 (4,4,4,8,5)

Class: Stock Pistol
Weapon: Ruger Security Six 4" barrel
Caliber: .357 Mag
Score: 36 (10,8,8,8,2)

Class: Stock Pistol
Weapon: Ruger Security Six 4" barrel
Caliber: .38Spcl
Score: 30 (10,10,8,5,-3)

Class: Stock Pistol
Weapon: S.A. 1911-A1 Mil-Spec
Caliber: .45ACP
Score: 22 (8,8,5,4,-3)


My Pistol shooting kinda sucked today. Oh well, at least my trusty muzzleloader came thru. :)

photo_guy
April 26, 2005, 12:19 AM
It looks like everyone is having fun with the target this month.


Here are my scores. I went with the popular "lay-up" strategy and went for the larger 8 ring rather than "going for the gold".

Class: Stock Pistol
Weapon: S&W M41
Caliber: .22 LR
Score: 33 (8,8,8,5,4)

Class: Stock Pistol
Weapon: Brolin Arms 1911a1
Caliber: .45ACP
Score: 37 (8,8,8,8,5)

Class: Stock Pistol
Weapon: S.A. 1911-A1
Caliber: 9mm
Score: 34 (8,8,8,5,5)


I also did some prep work for next months match. I promise it will be a valuable learning experience!

cropcirclewalker
April 26, 2005, 12:50 AM
Think twice, post once. :o

photo_guy
April 26, 2005, 12:19 PM
Think twice, post once.



No problem.




[Edit:Unneeded content removed]

cropcirclewalker
April 26, 2005, 02:31 PM
Never mind. :cool:

M67
April 29, 2005, 11:17 AM
Stock pistol:
P08 Luger (1934 civilian production Mauser)
9mm
Score 33 (4, 5, 8, 8, 8)

My father's gun. With good ammo and a better shooter than me, it's should be capable of an inch or less at 25 meters.


Stock rifle:
Anschütz "standard rifle" (don't remember model)
.22 LR
Score 42 (8, 8, 8, 8, 10)

Loaner rifle at the range at work. Two called flyers in each of the pictured groups. On the highest scoring one, one of the flyers was the 10... The shot just over the 10 "ring" in the same group (right hand target in the picture) is breaking the line to the 8 ring. I'll take all the luck that comes my way, and I ain't even blushing :) .

Mal H
April 29, 2005, 11:44 PM
Photo_guy, when will we have a supported class? :)

This was a tricky one this month - but fun!

THR NAME: Mal H
CLASS: Scoped Pistol, Ruger MkII w/Red dot
SCORE TOTAL: 27 (10 10 5 5 -3) (1 shot hitting the penalty ring)
Target Distance: 10 yards

THR NAME: Mal H
CLASS: Scoped Pistol, Ruger MkII w/Red dot
SCORE TOTAL: 36 (10 8 8 5 5) (0 shots hitting the penalty ring)
Target Distance: 10 yards

THR NAME: Mal H
CLASS: Scoped Rifle, Marlin 917 VS
SCORE TOTAL: 32 (8 8 8 4 4) (0 shots hitting the penalty ring)
Target Distance: 25 yards

NoBite
April 30, 2005, 08:53 PM
'bout ran out of time this month.

Name: NoBite
Class: Stock Rifle
Rifle: Marlin 1894C .357 Iron Sights
Distance: 25 yards
Score: 44 (I think. Check me on this!)

http://tinypic.com/4sjwoz

photo_guy
May 1, 2005, 10:33 PM
Not a bad turn out for the April match. Lots of new shooters joining the fun as well.
Cropcirclewalker gets the "most prolific" award (8 entries) this month. I'll be interested to see how many he does next month!
Little Loudmouth gets the "most out-of-the-box" award for his attempt at creating a slingshot class.
M67 gets the "coolest gun used in the match" award for using his old luger. Perhaps we need a C&R class?




PISTOL STOCK CLASS
Ankeny – 40
Photo_guy - 37
Mark whiz - 36
Griz – 35
Photo_guy – 34
M67 - 33
CROPCIRCLEWALKER – 33
Photo_guy - 33
HKOrion – 32
HKOrion – 32
Griz - 31
Ezypikns – 30
Mark whiz - 30
ManChicken – 29
Maxinquaye – 27
Griz – 25
Mark whiz - 22
CROPCIRCLEWALKER - 21
ACP230 - 15*
ACP230 – 4*
Little Loudmouth – 4*


PISTOL IMPROVED
ACP230 – 23*
ACP230 – 21*
Little Loudmouth – 3*

PISTOL SCOPED
Mal H – 36
RJ McElwain – 29
Mal H - 27
RJ McElwain - 26

RIFLE STOCK CLASS
NoBite - 44
M67 - 42
Mark whiz - 35
CROPCIRCLEWALKER - 31
CROPCIRCLEWALKER – 24
CROPCIRCLEWALKER - 18
ACP230 – 8


RIFLE SCOPED
Mark whiz - 44
Griz – 40
Mal H - 32
Griz - 30
ACP230 – 28
CROPCIRCLEWALKER - 28
CROPCIRCLEWALKER – 25
CROPCIRCLEWALKER – 25
Mark whiz - 25
RJ McElwain - 19
Little Loudmouth – 15
RJ McElwain – 0!

AIRGUN PISTOL

AIRGUN RIFLE
Mark whiz - 35


SLINGSHOT CLASS
Little Loudmouth – -3

* = shot at 50ft not 10 yrds.

ACP230
May 2, 2005, 12:06 PM
Photo Guy:
Little Loudmouth and I shot the rifle stages at the standard 25 yard distance.
LL shot his slingshot at 10 yards.
Looking forward to shooting the May match.

photo_guy
May 2, 2005, 01:54 PM
ACP230 - Thanks for the correction info. I made the updates. I am assuming the 10 yrds is 'standard' for slingshot class. :D

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