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July Rimfire Match:

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  1. Maverick223

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    Welcome to the Rimfire Match for the month of July! This 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.


    There are Two Optics Divisions:
    ->Iron sights and non-magnified optics and red dots. Shot at 15yds.
    ->Scopes and other magnified sighting devices. Shot at 50yds.

    *Note that the distance of irons div. is set at 15yds to make the small targets easier to acquire.

    There are Two Rifle Classes:
    ->Unlimited/Target Rifles (highly modified rifles, rests, target sights, sub-.20cal. chamberings, 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 chambered for any rimfire cartridge .20cal./5mm and larger)

    Both classes can be shot from any position. Rests/Sandbags/bipods are permitted in the Target Class only. Shooting stick(s) are now permitted for both divisions (either crossed or walking stick style). Use of a sling is encouraged.

    15 Yd. (Irons) Target: See image in the link below. Scale to 100% on standard 8.5x11in. paper. The objective is to fire one shots at each "tack". The target is scored as 1pt for each hit that breaks the entirety of the black ring, for a maximum available score of 25.

    50 Yd. (Optics) Target: Same as above.

    If you enjoyed this match and want a bit more challenge, or just compare your rimfires to their big brothers, check out the concurrent Centerfire Match (now quarterly).

    When you are satisfied you've done your best post/attach (or shoot me a PM) a photo or scan of your target with as much of the following information as possible: 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...). Multiple submissions are allowed (in same or different division/class with same or different rifles).

    Self-scoring is encouraged and appreciated; all submissions due before July 32nd. ;)
     

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  2. TurtlePhish

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    Looks tough, finally something that'll be a challenge for all those .17HMR Savages. ;)

    Hopefully I actually have a chance to get out and give this one a serious entry. My last one kinda sucked due to my "good" rimfire not having any sights.
     
  3. Maverick223

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    Yeah, I think this'n will pose a bit more of a challenge...especially for the wee calibers. I figure that will help to even things out a bit.

    I did change the irons distance (15, instead of 25yds.) to make it a little easier to see all those small dots with the unaided eye, as always coloring the targets is permitted for anyone that feels that may be advantageous.


    :)
     
  4. surveyor

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    yep..
    this one looks fun..but i did enjoy the whitefeather target...

    i'll have to see what the savage and ruger can do..:)
     
  5. Maverick223

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    Glad you like it; I think I'm going to do likewise (with a custom lightweight-target Ruger 10/22 & Savage 93R17-TR)...they both have their advantages, and perform better at different things, but they are closely matched, we'll see which one comes out on top this time around.

    :)
     
  6. TurtlePhish

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    Maverick, have you ever posted an entry to one of your own matches?
     
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    Yep, I usually do, but I was down sick this last match, and swamped with work the one before. This time around I'm hoping that things go as planned and I have the opportunity to get out several times.

    :)
     
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    Oh, okay. Hope you have time!
     
  9. Centurian22

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    Looks quite tough! I'll have to get to the range on an early morning before the wind picks up for this one. I'm going to put out an open invite for pistol participation on this target with the following guidelines:
    "Pistol" defined as 10 inch barrel or less.
    Any caliber.
    Non-assisted optics (no lasers, red dots scopes ect) shot at 7yards / 25ft.
    Assisted optics shot at 15 yards.
    Any position, any rest aside from a completely clamped in design.
    Post all the same info as for the rifle.

    I think that should cover it. Any input is welcome. Maverick, if it's still ok I'll let this "piggy-back" here for now to test out participation. If it takes off I'll run a separate thread for it.

    As always thanks for running these and hope you can participate. Glad you're back in good health.
     
  10. Maverick223

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    That's fine by me. I might even give it a try with a friend's target rimfire pistol if he heads my way one afternoon (or even with one of my own pistols, but a .45ACP is borderline cheating IMO).

    :)
     
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    First of all, thanks for putting in the time to do these competitions Maverick, they sure are a heck of a lot of fun!

    And secondly, this looks like one fun (and challenging) target, let's get to shooting!
     
  12. Maverick223

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    Glad you like 'em, let's do it.

    :)
     
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    The bullet has to sever the black circle; meaning you aren't aiming for the center, you are aiming to break the ring. The target has an example that gives a vague explanation, but it is a tad confusing. It is an all or nothing deal, not like past targets where you get # of points + x number of perfect bullseye's. Either you completely break the black circle for a point, or you move onto the next target. Lots of fun, I'm itching to get out and shoot it!
     
  14. RBH44

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    looking forward to testing my skills on this one!! I think I'm gonna give all classes a go round this time,including that pistol class. :D
     
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    QUOTE:
    That's fine by me. I might even give it a try with a friend's target rimfire pistol if he heads my way one afternoon (or even with one of my own pistols, but a .45ACP is borderline cheating IMO).


    What? no 45ACP?? LoL ,ok I'll go with the .22 & 9MM
     
  16. Centurian22

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    Ok now I'm a little confused on the scoring given the title of tack driving: I get that the black band has to be broken and can't be missed / nicked on the outside, but what about on the inside? Like if you score a 'bullseye' or just nick but don't break the black ring from the inside, is that a point seeing as the 'tack' would be 'driven'?
     
  17. Maverick223

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    That's it, touch the white in the ring and you get a point, a center punched bulls counts the same as a nick (however if it comes down to it we can give those Xs to break ties).

    Eh, it's more difficult than last month's but it's not as tough as a $2 steak. Maybe i'm a little optimistic but I'll be surprised if we don't see at least one perfect score; there are some outstanding shooters here.

    I'm not saying that it's forbid (Centurian22 came up with the rules and explicitly states that all calibers are permitted), I just feel that it's an unfair advantage using a cartridge that is pretty dang close to the size of the dot. I just sold my 9mmPara, so it'd have to be a .45ACP (HK USP-.45 w/ target sights) or a poorly equipped .380ACP (Ruger LCP)...unless I borrow that target .22LR that my buddy owns.

    A center punch counts no more, but certainly no less than a inside nick (unless we need to add Xs for tie breaks)...one point is awarded for any hit to the center white section of the bulls.
     
  18. RBH44

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    I know you weren't Mav. Actually I happen to agree with you.A 45ACP at 7yrds. is a huge hole and since I can drive tacks with my 4506 at that range it wouldn't be fair ! LOL

    BTW, Mav could you email me the target file please?
    [email protected] Thanks
     
  19. Maverick223

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    RBH44, one RF Match target, heading to your inbox.

    :)
     
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    Got it sir. Thank you
     
  21. Maverick223

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    Happy to be of service. :)
     
  22. Orlando

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    I like the target, looking forward to doing my best on it
     
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    Just loaded up the car to head out to the range. They are getting ready to shut down the rifle part for a month or more for a complete re-furb, but if I read it right they aren't going to start on it until next Monday, If the rifle range is still open, I'll shoot both the rimfire and centerfire matches otherwise will have to wait until after the rebuild. Centerfire won't matter as it's now quarterly but I'm hoping to get a chance at the "Tack Driver" target this month. My 93R17 is capable of that kind of accuracy, so I'll see if I'm up to it this month.

    Just got back from the range: Didn't ace it. Had 2 dropped shots - 23 tacks driven. (top row, 2nd from right, just barely into the white and the same for the far left, 2nd row down.

    Rifle Savage 93R17, 17HMR with BSA Sweet 17, 3-9 X 40 scope set to 9 power - Distance 50 yards, Front bipod no squeeze bag, just my hand in the rear (forgot the bag). Ammo Federal 17 grain ballistic tip (all I had with me and the gun shoots better with the Hornady 20 grain pills). Probably won't be able to use the range for the rest of this month as they are starting the remodel this weekend if all goes to plan.

    Jim
     

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  24. Orlando

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    Thats going to be very hard to beat. Those 17's are "Tack Drivers"
     
  25. KSCCHTrainer

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    Nope, it's just barely in but it is in. I mention it in the post and I'll get the macro camera out and blow up the image of that one and the other one that may come into question - the leftmost one in the second row from the top. I had a piece of black Kydex behind the target on the scanner to make the holes show better and evidently it had flattened out the hole a bit. You can clearly see the grease ring in the camera shot. Sorry about the second pix, the flash didn't fire and it came out a bit fuzzy but it's good enough to see that the hole extends into the white. Just for clarification, the brighter of the two targets shows the upper right dots and the dark fuzzy one shows the top left.

    No problem or offense taken. I don't want anyone to NOT question something they may see that I didn't. I do the same thing and it sure doesn't bother me if someone catches a mistake I make that I didn't, as long as a mistake was made. Keep it up please.

    If they get the range remodel done before the end of the month, I'm going to re-shoot this anyway with some of the Hornady ammo the gun likes better than the Federals and maybe will be able to do a bit better. I'm sure Orlando is gonna either ace this target or at least come very close so be warned and get out there and punch some targets.

    Jim
     

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