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THR Virtual Match - APRIL 2005 - CRAZY APRIL!

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  1. photo_guy

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    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://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=64130



    Now that “March Madness†[Boy, am I getting sick of that phrase] is over, it is time for our “Crazy April THR matchâ€. 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 TARGETand 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; 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
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  2. ACP230

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    This one looks like it could be highly irritating.
     
  3. griz

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    Doohh! :banghead:

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

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    Not that bad

    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.....
     
  5. ezypikns

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    My Entry for April

    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.
     
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  6. ManChicken

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    For pistol, are you supposed to shoot these offhand or rested?
     
  7. Darkmind

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    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.
     
  8. griz

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    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.
     
  9. photo_guy

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    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.
     
  10. ezypikns

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    Right you are photo guy

    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.
     
  11. ManChicken

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    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!
     
  12. Vitamin G

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    I was laughing too hard at your target when I noticed that "PENALTY" was spelled wrong, to have a score worth posting

    ;)
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     

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    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
     
  16. photo_guy

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    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.
     
  17. ACP230

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    Scores From ACP230

    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!
     
  18. Little Loudmouth

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    Here's my scores:

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

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

    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.
     
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    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
     

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    Welcome new match shooters!

    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
     
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    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 :)
     
  22. Robert J McElwain

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    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
     
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    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)

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    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)

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    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)

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  25. Robert J McElwain

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    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.
     
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