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February Rimfire Match:

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Maverick223, Feb 1, 2011.

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  1. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Member

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    Welcome to the February Rimfire Match! The match is open to any and EVERY 22 caliber (as well as 17 and 20 caliber) rimfire rifle including the perennial favorite .22LR, as well as the .22Short, .22Long, .22 Mag., .17HM2, .17HMR, and 5mm Rem RF Mag (as well as any oddball rimfires that you might have). This match is meant to be challenging and educational, but most of all FUN. Hopefully it will get you out to the range and shooting your rifle. If you have one handy, make sure an bring a friend too.

    Multiple submissions are allowed (in same or different division/class with same or different rifles).

    There is Two Optics Divisions:
    ->Iron sights and non-magnified optics and red dots. Shot at 25yds.
    ->Scopes and other magnified sighting devices. Shot at 50yds.

    There are Two Rifle Classes:
    ->Unlimited/Target Rifles (highly modified rifles, rests, target sights, high magnification optics- over 10x [in the appropriate division] may be used)
    ->Sporting Rifles (Includes All Non-Target Class Autoloaders, Bolt Actions, Single Shots, Pumps, & Lever Rifles)


    Target Class can be shot from any position, Sporting Class is shot from any position without a rest or sandbags. When you are satisfied you've done your best post (or shoot me a PM) a photo of your target scoring with the following information: Forum name or name you want posted in the results, Rifle, make, model, vintage (if known), Sights/Optics (with magnification if applicable), Ammo, Position, Distance, Conditions (in/outdoors, wind, temperature...).


    25/50Yd. Target:
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    Scale to 100% on standard 8.5x11in. paper. Fire three shots at each bullseye, for a total of 12 shots. Scored as 1pt for breaking the line on the outside ring, 2 for doing likewise to the next ring, 3 for the innermost ring, 4 for breaking the center bullseye, and 5pts. for staying completely within the confines of the center bulls; for a total of 60 possible points.

    Self-scoring is encouraged and appreciated. All submissions due before March 1st.

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  2. KSCCHTrainer

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    Mav, could you attach that target as a PDF file? I can't get it to print out properly off the post. Or, post a link to the site you got it from.

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
  3. Maverick223

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    Here is a link to the site where I captured the rimfire target, as well as a few additional ones that some folks my find useful. Let me know if this doesn't help.

    :)
     
  4. P51D

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    Hi, Mav. When you print the target out, what is the diameter of that (tiny) bullseye? :D

    P51D
     
  5. Maverick223

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    Should be about 15/16in. In other words: a good bit bigger than last month's so I have a chance...just not a good one. :eek:
     
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  6. Virg461

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    Hmmm....

    When I print this full page, the center bull is 15/16in. If I just click print without scaling it full page, then the bull is 11/16in, but then there is 2 inches of blank space on the right hand side, and 3 inches at the bottom.

    Which way we doin' this here thang?
     
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    Yeah, it's full scale and oops, I meant 15/16in. (23mm)...mistake fixed. :eek:
     
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    I guess I'll begin this month.

    The nice thing about working in a home office is that lunch breaks can be taken in the back yard with a rifle.... I score this a 50.

    Rifle was my 597 with Redfield scope on 9 power. Front sandbag. Wolf MT.

    Definite POI shift on that last group. Strange. I'll try again when the wind dies down. It's gotten really windy here today.
     

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    Great showing, Virg! Thanks for getting us under way.

    Windy here too, but it sure is purdy outside today.

    :)
     
  10. SkyDaver

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    Nice shooting, Virg! That's a nice group on the bottom left. I work from a home office, but the neighbors would be a little upset if I started shooting in my back yard (not actually complaining, I knew the tradeoffs when we chose the small urban lot)
     
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    Oh, and it surely was a beautiful NC day today!
    and I'm an idiot; I should have done an edit of the previous. Get out of 'mailing list' thought process. Get into 'forum' thought process.
     
  12. Maverick223

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    Welcome to the match, SkyDaver!

    :)
     
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    I am thinking nothing short of 60 is going to win it for the Optics division of target class.

    I shot 7 targets today, I will post 3 of the best now and may come back and post the others. I ran out of targets or I may have actually been able to shoot a 60

    Again all of these were shot with a CZ 452 Ultra-Lux 3-9x scope on 9x, CCI Blazer ammo. Front rest and rear sandbag Temp. 35F wind was maybe 10-15 mph gusts, mostly calm.

    Target 1 Score: 55 8 of 12 shots all stayed in bulls-eye

    Target 2 Score: 51 6 of 12 shots all stayed in bulls-eye

    Target 3 Score: 49 6 of 12 shots all stayed in bulls-eye
     

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    Here is my open sights sporting class target. If I had done this last month I would have won by default because no one else shot without a rest :neener:

    Score is pretty abysmal, but I was shooting with a plain old post and notch sight instead of an aperture and I could barely even see the FULL circles at 25 yards behind my front bead, I couldn't even make out the bulls-eye from 25 yards with my naked eye. Maybe I should have tried to outline the circles a bit.

    Anyway, I shot 3 targets, I will only post my best.

    Same weather conditions as above, except at 25 yards. I started out shooting standing up, then I sat down. No rest at all.
    Ammo was CCI .22 CB shorts. That is all I am confident shooting in the gun.

    The gun is a hand made German single shot, it probably isn't even 3 feet long. It was brought back by my Grandfather after WWII, so I have no idea how old it is. I know it is accurate if you can see your target.

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    Score is 23 1 shot in the bulls-eye, and only 2 shots missed completely
     

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    Going to get out tomorrow...getting away from college for the weekend (not that winter break was too long ago :rolleyes:). I'm finally going to get to shoot a match! Been wanting to since I came across THR but haven't been able to get out due to school/work.
    One question: Is it ok to use a colored pencil or something similar to shade color into part of the target to make it easier to see with irons?
     
  16. Maverick223

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    Well done, HOOfan_1, and using a family heirloom to boot (which appears to be in remarkably good condition for its age).

    FWIW, I welcome all of you folks to include/attach a photo of your rifles with your submission...pictures are always welcome!

    prid93, welcome to the match! You certainly can shade the target. As long as you can see the lines (for scoring purposes), you can do pretty much whatever you like to make it easier to see.

    :)
     
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    Hoofan, that's a beautiful rifle. No idea what make, huh?

    You have thrown down the gauntlet. I shall throw away my rest. But I may cheat and use a sling...:)
     
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    Not really...I actually shot mine w/o a rest (was shot seated, with sling and elbow on the table [which is legal for the sporting class FWIW]); I just thew it into the target class b/c I would have been the only one to shoot in the sporting division, and there was only one submission for the target class (I figured it wasn't cheating if I unnecessarily put myself in a tougher class). That said, you probably would have beat me anyway.

    :)
     
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    Not sure, I always figured it was a custom made gun by a gun smith.

    It has an octagonal barrel, as you can see the receiver is color case hardened. As tiny as it is, it has a cheek piece too.

    On top of the barrel it is marked Otto Bennewitz Kaiserslautern
     
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    Finally got out...but my stay was cut short by a snowstorm that should be dumping another 10 inches on northern NY today :banghead:. Got to shoot 2 targets before I was forced to leave by being blinded. I don't have a scanner so these pictures will have to do.

    Savage Mk II FVT with Williams peep sights.
    All targets shot at 25 yds with a wood block as a front rest.
    CCI Mini-Mag ammo.

    I scored the targets as 55 and 52. If anyone objects/wants to see a specific one closer up please say so because there are some borderline hits. I had to add those other targets :eek: as those were my best groups on the day, each is 5 shots.
    I'm just glad to have gotten out! Thanks for the fun Mav.
     

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    Welcome and good shooting, prid93!

    :)
     
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    I'm now upset because I saw that Hoofan and Virg are not using rests with their irons, and I did...gives me an excuse to get back out and give it another go :D.
     
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    Yeah, but you smoked my score. I tried 1 target using a rest, but I found out without using an aperture sight, I had no hope of seeing the quarter sized bullseye at 25 yards (not sure I would with aperture sights either). So I figured I was just as well of shooting offhand as I was from a rest. I was amazed I even hit the ~6 inch circles considering I could barely even see them behind my sights.
     
  24. AStone

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    So great to see a rimfire match in Feb.

    Can't participate. My rimfire (Marlin 39A) is in storage on the other side of the continent
    after my move (six months ago; things here didn't go according to plan, still struggling).

    But I'm in it in spirit.

    Shoot true!
     
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    Welcome, Nematocyst; I hope things begin to turn around for you (IIRC you moved due to opening up a new business, right?) and you're able to shoot in the matches (this one and the Centerfire Match) sometime soon.

    We're here to stay...join us next month if you can.

    :)
     
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