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THR Postal Match Series -- interested?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by ReadyontheRight, Jan 16, 2003.

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Would You Participate in a THR Postal Match Series?

Poll closed Jan 26, 2003.
  1. Yes

    51 vote(s)
    87.9%
  2. No

    7 vote(s)
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  1. ReadyontheRight

    ReadyontheRight Member

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    Is anyone interested in starting a series of THR postal matches? I'm thinking a series of monthly matches with different calibers. You print out a target, take it to the range, shoot X number of shots at the specified distance and mail it in for scoring -- all on the honor system. Starting with handguns and moving up to rifles as the weather warms up.

    Informal, no $$$ involved. Winners get bragging rights and maybe a paper certificate and some sort of "THR Shooting Champ" icon by their sig line.

    If there's interest, I'd be willing to organize it and record the results -- unless of course we have another volunteer.

    Please vote and let me know if it's worthwhile.
     
  2. ReadyontheRight

    ReadyontheRight Member

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    Oleg -- Of course feel free to delete this post if you have any reasons you don't want this organized through THR.

    Thanks!
     
  3. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    Sounds good to me. One thought here: wouldn't having folks scan and post their targets with a ruler or a coin for scale be easier?
     
  4. ReadyontheRight

    ReadyontheRight Member

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    I had thought of that, but I figured not everyone has a scanner. If we have enough interest to do it, that could be an option.

    I figure this can be a good use of good old "classic mail".
     
  5. Guy B. Meredith

    Guy B. Meredith Member

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    Make sure there is a revolver catagory/stage. I don't have any of those fantastical automaical things. Well, maybe a very stock Ruger MK512.
     
  6. Ledbetter

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    Graph paper and one inch dots

    Sounds like fun. We better have different classes though. There's lots of folks here in the upper reaches of the accuracy atmosphere.

    Also, we need lots of complicated rules. :cuss:
     
  7. Chris Rhines

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    I'm game.

    One small thing, though. Instead of printing out a target, how 'bout using a standard NRA target of some kind? Scoring a close group on 40-bond printer paper will drive you out of your mind, voice of experience here...

    - Chris
     
  8. Parke1

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    Hmm, sounds mighty interesting. I couldn't participate until the summer, since I'm at school away from my guns right now, but I definitely like the idea!

    -Parke1
     
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  9. ACP230

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    The snow is up to my knees here and someone seems to have changed the combination at the outdoor range, so shooting farther than 25 yards would be tough right now.

    I'd like to shoot a match or two when the winter quits, though.
     
  10. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    have different catagories,

    Pistol Auto & Revolver
    rimfire Optics & Iron sights
    Centerfire stock
    Centerfire custom


    Rifle
    Rimfire
    Hunting
    Target - Varmit rifles includes here
    C&R
    Milspec
     
  11. Ian

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    Count me in, especially if there's a .22 category!
     
  12. bogie

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    Suggestion: For rifles...

    Centerfire factory (factory barrel, do whatever else you want)
    Centerfire custom
    Rimfire factory
    Rimfire custom

    Use an NBRSA or IBS style (they're the same thing) target.

    If shooting for group size, measure 'em. If we do it for score, use the NBRSA or IBS hunter class targets (5 targets to a sheet, clear scoring).

    I don't know from handguns...
     
  13. T.Stahl

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    Count me in for the transatlantic/intercontinental THR Postal Match Series. :D

    How about a open-sights, centerfire, semi-auto rifle category for the guys and girls with oh-so evil black rifles? :cool:
     
  14. Mal H

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    Great idea! I've participated in a few postal matches and they are a lot of fun. I think the targets will have to mailed in instead of scanned since some of the subtleties of bullet holes can be lost in a picture - might make a big difference in scoring.
     
  15. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

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    I'm game. How about 6" black circles at 100 yards, with a 1" x ring and 2" 10 ring? :D

    I can do Rimfire too. All will be shot from field positions.

    I'd be really interested if we could develop the rules a little more and have a "field position" class and a "benchrest" class, as well as scoped, open sight, and a few other things. Asking too much?
     
  16. Sam

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    Sounds great.
    I'm open for most anything. I especially like that open sighted service rifle item.

    Sam
     
  17. larryw

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    I'm all for it, count me in. Agree with Oleg on doing this digitally, and I'd be happy to photograph targets and upload/email the pictures. (please PM for mailing address).

    Don't understand why we need to wait for the weather though, it was 70 and sunny today... :cool:

    Also, there's a rifle match going on at Proshooter.org that could use some more entrants.
     
  18. Blueduck

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    I'd love to do it, considering of course that my scores are not used against me in future threads:uhoh:
     
  19. Triad

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    Sounds like a good idea.
     
  20. J.Gillespie

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    Sounds great to me! I will just have to learn as we go. I have never entered any type of competition. This sounds like a good start and fun

    I must confess: I'm good......I'm real good!:eek: :D
    :D
     
  21. hansolo

    hansolo Member In Memoriam

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    Well, ah guess ah'm good to go, y'all. ...but 100 yards on a black background and my 4" Bbl. .38 Special with fixed sights seems a bit, uh, difficult:rolleyes: Aww, what the hey; I needed an excuse to buy a scoped long gun! :uhoh:
     
  22. Bergeron

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    Sounds good, count me in!
     
  23. denfoote

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    Yeah, I'm game!! :)

    I always wanted to "go postal"!!! :)
     
  24. Mal H

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    hansolo - I think each type of competition would have the appropriate yardage assigned. For example, 25 yds (or shorter) for pistol/revolver; maybe 50 yds for rimfire rifle; 100 yds for centerfire rifle, etc. Some specialty contests can be done, like 100 yds with your snubby, etc.

    We should also keep in mind that some members will not have access to long range ranges, so there should be plenty of 25 yd contests so everyone who wants to can compete.
     
  25. TheFrontRange

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    Postal Matches

    I'd love to participate in something like that!
     
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