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Thr Virtual Match - August 2005

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by photo_guy, Aug 3, 2005.

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  1. photo_guy

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    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



    Celebrity Poker Shootout


    Bring your favorite firearm to the poker table target and take aim.

    TARGET DOWNLOAD : http://members.aol.com/way2go4159/CARD.pdf

    Shoot FIVE (5) rounds per target for each entry. One entry per class is allowed but you may enter as many classes as you wish and have proper firearms to meet the requirements.

    The standard distances will be 10 yards for Pistol and 25 yrds for Rifle. (plus 50 yrds and 100yrds may be attempted for supported rifle classes.)


    Some reminders on match procedures:
    You are expected to shoot the match targets only for score and only the approved number of targets for each class. You should not be shooting several match targets and submitting the best score.



    Scoring:

    Royal Straight Flush = 100 Points [A,K,Q,J,10 of Diamonds only]
    5 Of a Kind = 95 Points
    4 of a Kind = 90 Points
    Full House = 85 Points (3 of a kind plus 2 of a kind)
    Flush = 80 Points (5 cards of same suit)
    Straight = 75 (cards in sequence; i.e. 3,4,5,6,7)
    3 of a kind = 70 Points
    2 Pair = 65 Points
    Pair = 60 Points
    Unmatched cards = Add up the card value (2-11 points per card; ACE = 11)


    Unless they are all unmatched, extra cards do not count (i.e. - you can't get 4 of a kind and an Ace for 101 points).



    You will notice that the cards overlap. Also, some big bore pistols may cut across more than one card, pick your 5 best cards. Only the visible portion of the card counts on this target. You can not count a card that appears to have a portion behind another card. [Consider this a special "hard" deck of cards made from Kevlar.]i.e. a direct hit on the #3 only counts as a 3 and can not count as hitting the 9 that is behind it. If, on the other hand, the shot breaks the edge of the card and touches the 3 and the 9 it will be your choice which card counts for scoring.

    A FLUSH will be allowed using two of the same card (which is not possible in real life.) However, in the case of a tie a flush with 5 different cards will take priority.

    NOTE: This target has cards with different suits ( Hearts and Diamonds) which are needed to properly score FLUSH and ROYAL FLUSH hands. There is no way to get a straight flush other than a ROYAL FLUSH on this target.

    Note that the target has smaller areas visible for the ROYAL FLUSH cards. This was not an accident.


    UNSUPPORTED/FREEHAND CLASSES: 10yrds handgun, 25 yrds rifle
    PISTOL STOCK - Standard pistols with barrels 6" or less
    PISTOL RIMFIRE - .22LR Pistols
    PISTOL SCOPED/IMPROVED - Any scoped pistol or with significant improvements from out-of-the-box or pistols with barrels more than 6".
    RIFLE STOCK - Standard rifles with iron sights
    RIFLE SCOPED - Any scoped rifle
    RIFLE RIMFIRE - .22LR Rifle
    AIRGUN PISTOL- un-scoped airgun
    AIRGUN RIFLE – un-scoped air rifle


    SUPPORTED/BENCHREST CLASSES
    RIFLE STOCK SUPPORTED – Standard rifles with iron sights at 50yrds and/or 100yrds
    RIFLE SCOPED SUPPORED - Any scoped rifle at 50yrds and/or 100yrds



    Be sure to post your final scores with:

    Your THR ID/NAME____________
    CLASS___________
    Distance_______________
    Hand/Score____________
    Posting scans of your target is appreciated but not required. A narrative description of your strategy and execution is also appreciated but not required.
     
  2. Mark whiz

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    This is a fun match to shoot - I enjoyed it the last time we did it. Unfortunately, I'm nursing a broken right shoulder right now :( - so no recoil for me for awhile.

    Have fun guys!! :)
     
  3. photo_guy

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    Mark - Sorry you won't be able to do the match this time.

    Yes, I kinda like this match format. We have done this twice before and others seem to like it as well. I made some changes to it this month. The target is different, partly because the old one does not seem to be available now. I also wanted to make the higher scoring cards smaller (Royal Flush)to add to the difficulty for the really good shooters.

    I hope we get more entries this month. Have fun all!
     
  4. Mal H

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    photo-guy - a question on the new (last month) categories for rimfire. Where would a scoped or improved rimfire rifle or pistol fall? Seems like they would just fall into one of the othr categories. But having separate rimfire categories makes me wonder if all rimfires are in them.
     
  5. photo_guy

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    Mal H,
    I have struggled with the class designations several times. On the one hand, I want to make classes available that 'level the playing field' and provide many options. On the other hand, we just don't have a lot of shooters entering the match and we often end up with a single entry in some classes - not much of a contest there.

    For now I think the 'scoped' aspect of the firearm will be the predominant factor and scoped rimfire should be reported under scoped pistol or rifle.
     
  6. cropcirclewalker

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    So with this one (with the stock pistol anyway) I tried a strategery which I laughingly refer to as "Luck of the Draw" pun intended. I drew my Smith Mod 10 and fired like fast.....maybe 1 1/2 to 2 seconds per round. I had target aquisition, just no wasting time. I sorta aimed at the six figguring if I was lucky I would end with 5 of a kind.

    The missus has my digital loaded up with quilt pictures. I darn't remove any of them.

    Your THR ID/NAME Cropcirclewalker
    CLASS Stock Pistol
    Distance 10 yds
    Hand/Score: 3 sixes and a 9 (one must be up my sleeve) :cool: / 70
     
  7. cropcirclewalker

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    Your THR ID/NAME Cropcirclewalker
    CLASS Stock Rifle
    Distance 25 yds
    Hand/Score: K, 8, 8, Q (one must be up my sleeve) / 60

    Your THR ID/NAME Cropcirclewalker
    CLASS Scoped Rifle
    Distance 25 yds
    Hand/Score: 3, 3, 9, 9, 5 two pair / 65

    :eek:
     
  8. DR

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    Your THR ID/NAME: DR
    CLASS: Pistol Scoped/Improved (S&W 642 with LG205 laser)
    Distance: 11 yards
    Hand/Score: Five of a kind (2, 2, 2, 2, 2), 95 points

    Your THR ID/NAME: DR
    CLASS: Pistol Stock (Kahr K9)
    Distance: 11 yards
    Hand/Score: Full house (K, K, 2, 2, 2), 85 points

    On both of these I was trying for five of a kind. After I sent the target downrange I watched the laser wobble about and decided that a good chance at 95 points beat a poor chance at 100 points. I got a little sloppy with the Kahr and lucked out with a full house.
     

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  9. bdutton

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    This is my first time posting here. I love this idea of a virtual match.

    I went for the glory here but came up about .5mm short of a Royal Flush.

    Your THR ID/NAME: bdutton
    CLASS: AIRGUN PISTOL- un-scoped airgun (Hammerli 480)
    Distance: 33 feet
    Hand/Score: (m,Kd,Qd,Jd,10d) score 40points

    Here is a link to my target... check out how close I am to the Ace of diamonds. My first shot too.

    Target link

    EDIT: Thanks P_G for pointing out my cut-and-paste error.
     
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  10. photo_guy

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    bdutton - Welcome to the match! Hope you enjoy(ed) it. [If you have other firearms you can try additional entries in other calsses.].

    It is always nice when someone new joins in. I have been thinking that, perhaps, it was time to call it quits as the participation level has fallen off yet again. But, we'll see how it goes.
     
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  11. elric

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    I entered for the first time last month, and I'm planning to try in 3 classes this month. Actually was trying to go to the range after work today and shoot it, but as I came over a hill on 290E, saw the traffic back up for miles and a couple of police driving on the shoulder to get ahead, must have been a big accident. Didn't wanna wait hours for that mess to clear up. I'll try again Sat. or Sun.

    I hope we get lots of shooters this month!
     
  12. Red Tornado

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    Well, I finally got to shoot a match during the month it's active. Being the wonderful guy I am, I'll even post so everyone can feel better. :D


    UNSUPPORTED/FREEHAND
    Red Tornado
    Class:Rifle Rimfire/stock - 10/22
    Distance:25 yards
    hand/score:4,4,4,5,9 (70 points)
    Note: yeah I missed the Ace and tried for 4's, w/ one flyer, and one I don't even have an excuse for. :eek:

    Red Tornado
    Class:Rifle Scope - Romanian M69 w/ BSA airgun scope
    Distance:25 yards
    hand/score:A,4,4,4,m (70 points)

    Red Tornado
    Class:pistol Rimfire - Ruger 22/45
    Distance:10 yds
    hand/score:A,Q,Q,8,6 (60 pts)

    Red Tornado
    Class:pistol Stock Sig P-226
    Distance:10yds
    hand/score:A,m,m,m,m (11 Pts)
    Note: Okay, I just suck. I really suck. That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it.

    BENCHRESTED
    Red Tornado
    Class:Rifle Scoped - M-69 w/ BSA Airgun scope :)
    Distance:50 yards
    hand/score:m,A,A,m,A (70 pts)

    Red Tornado
    Class:Rifle stock - Ruger 10/22
    Distance:50 yards
    hand/score: Q,Q,9,9,6 (65 pts)
    Note: I actually got 3 fairly solid hits on the empty space between the number I hit, and one of the Q's just barely nicked, but I'm giving myself credit. I needs those 5 points. :D It's legit, see the target.
    BTW, can anyone really see this target from 50 yards w/o a scope. I was guessing.

    Thanks for putting this all together Photo_guy, it was a lot of fun.
    RT

    ***EDIT*****
    Oops, I forgot the attachments. Let's try this.
     

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  13. bdutton

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    I'd like to shoot my scoped (red-dot) .22 at 50 feet as that is the only reasonable distance for this level of acuracy required. But that is not in the rules (yet).

    I have a scoped .45 (also a red-dot) which could be fun to try. Been quite busy so it was easier to set up the target in my basement and use my new air pistol. I have a few rifles as well but pistol is my game.
     
  14. photo_guy

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    We have been allowing people to attempt "non-standard" distances for these matches - just be sure you post the actual distance you used. It very well may mean that your score will be summarized "in a class by yourself" since others are unlikely to submit entries under the exact same conditions. But, since this is all for fun anyway, you are free to do that and report the score.

    I am open to suggestions for other classes or distances for these matches. If you can drum up support from a few other members for a specific set of conditions I will gladly consider that for next month.
     
  15. Robert J McElwain

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    I came all the way back from Florida just to shoot this month's match. ;)

    Robert J McElwain
    CLASS: Stock Pistol, SIG P 220, .45 ACP
    Distance: 10 yards
    Hand/Score: One Pair, two tens, Score 60

    Robert J McElwain
    CLASS: Scoped Pistol, Ruger Mark II .22 Cal, Bushnell Red Dot
    Distance: 10 YARDS
    Hand/Score: Full House, 3 fives, 2 Aces, Score 85


    I might have been better off staying in Florida. At least based on the .45 ACP score. OTOH, any excuse to get to the range is good one. :D
     
  16. Tim Burke

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    I shot 4 separate classes, and used the same strategy for all 4. My plan was to shoot the Ace, the 10, the King, the Queen and the Jack, in that order. If I pulled a shot, then I'd re-evaluate and determine what my new best possible hand was. As it was, I also pulled at least one shot. My scores were better if I pulled it early, rather than late.

    Tim Burke
    Class: Airgun Pistol, Beeman P1
    Distance: 10 yards
    Hand/Score: 5 of a kind (4s) / 95 pts
    Note: The pellets didn't punch clean holes, so I've zoomed in to make them visible. There are 2 hits NE of the heart, and 3 in an equilateral triangle near the corner of the 2. 2 of those hits touch the line.

    Tim Burke
    Class: Stock Pistol, Colt 1911 45 ACP
    Distance: 10 yards
    Hand/Score: 3 of a kind (9,9,9,A,3)/ 70 pts
    Note: I pulled the 10 into the 9, so I went for 4 nines, rather than 4 Aces, because the 9 was a bigger target. Pulled another into the 3.

    Tim Burke
    Class: Improved Pistol, Colt New Frontier 44 Special, 7.5" barrel
    Distance: 10 yards
    Hand/Score: Pair (K,K,A,10, miss)/ 60 pts
    Note: I jerked the trigger and missed the Queen outright. The best I could do was a pair, so I went for the King for the last shot, since it was a bigger target than the Ace.

    Tim Burke
    Class: Rimfire Pistol, Kimber 1911, 17Mach2 (Yeah, I know it isn't a 22, but it is a rimfire.)
    Distance: 10 yards
    Hand/Score: Pair (K,K,A,10, miss)/ 60 pts
    Note: I did the exact same thing as in the Improved class.
     

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  17. Navy87Guy

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    So near....yet so far! Here's my "shot" at the August title:

    User Name: Navy87Guy
    Class: Stock pistol, Beretta 92G Vertec
    Range: 10 yds
    Hand/Score: A, Q, J, 10 .....2! (36)

    If those Kevlar 2 and 8 hadn't been in front of the King, I would have had my royal flush!! Here's the photo:

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    Oh well, better luck next month.

    Great match -- lots of fun!

    Jim
     
  18. Souris

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    I'm not real impressed with my abilities here but I had fun anyway and it gave me an excuse to shoot one of my late fathers' rifles.

    Your THR ID/NAME_Souris
    CLASS Pistol Kimber officers model .45 ACP
    Distance 10 yards
    Hand/Score One pair 5,5,A,7,3 = 81

    Your THR ID/NAME_Souris
    CLASS Scoped improved pistol
    (Stock Virginian Dragoon 7.5" barrel, .44 Mag)

    Distance 10 yards
    Hand/Score One pair 7,7,A,5,3 = 79

    Your THR ID/NAME_Souris
    CLASS Scoped rifle Winchester Model 69A .22lr
    Distance 25 yards
    Hand/Score 4 of a kind 2,2,2,2,4 = 94
     
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    Your THR ID/NAME: Cropcirclewalker
    CLASS: Scoped Rifle Supported, 30-06
    Distance: 50 yds
    Hand/Score: Royal Straight Flush / 100 pts :cool:

    The missus has my digital camera filled up with pictures of quilts and won't let me erase them.

    I yam awful proud. I cast the bullets (Lyman 311291 gas checked 169 gr LRN (a classic)) sized at .309 powered by 13.1 grains of TRAIL BOSS (my own load, disclaimer etc, do not try this at home) clipping along at a screaming 1310 fps.

    Clean holes with nothing touching a line. :D

    edited..Some might say the hole in the 10 almost touches the line for the 2, but it's questionable.

    re edited....not 2, 9 :eek:
     
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    pauli
    walther p22
    class: pistol rimfire
    distance: 10yards (well, somewhere between 7 and 12)
    Hand/Score: 2h/3h/3h/9h/9h - flush, 80 points

    pauli
    s&w model 13-3
    class: pistol stock
    distance: 10 yards
    hand/score: 3h/3h/3h/9h and (7h/3h/9h/5d). taking that as 3h gives me four of a kind for 90 points

    pauli
    marlin golden 39a
    class: rifle rimfire
    distance: 25 yards
    hand/score: 5d/9h/9h/9h/miss. three of a kind, 70pts

    pauli
    mossberg 500, 20ga, 18.5" cyl bore, birdshot
    class: not a shred.
    distance: 10 yards.
    hand/score: take a guess :) it ranged from one pellet in the Jd to 23 in the 3h. shotcup scored on 7h, 5d, 9h, and 3h.
     
  21. WayneConrad

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    Now that's funny right there!
     
  22. Mal H

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    photo_guy,
    Any thoughts of extending the competition over the Labor Day weekend? I'll bet there will be lots of range time taken in that period, I know I will be doing some targt shooting and intend to try "my hand" at that time.

    I love the poker shoots you offer, but have not been able to get it in this month.
     
  23. photo_guy

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    So let it be written.....So let it be done!

    Mal H - Yes, I was thinking of doing just that. I have been having 'life' happen to me recently so I haven't gotten to the range to shoot it myself.

    so....The deadline for entries into the August match is hereby extended to September 6th,2005. So get out there and give it a try over the Holiday!

    I plan to get the September match posted before Friday so you can have a chance to shoot both matches at once if you desire.
     
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    Excellent! Thanks.
     
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    My strategy was to go for the gold - try for the Royal Flush in each class. I started with the Ace, since I figured that was the hardest target, and worked my way backwards in the AKQJ10 order. Threw a flyer in Improved Pistol and Rimfire, but managed to not choke on Stock Pistol (actually, that was the one I shot first, so maybe I got overconfident for the other two :) ).

    Your THR ID/NAME: elric
    CLASS: Rimfire Pistol (Ruger 22/45)
    Distance: 10 yrds
    Hand/Score: A Q J 10 2 - 43

    Your THR ID/NAME: elric
    CLASS: Stock Pistol (6" Python)
    Distance: 10 yrds
    Hand/Score Royal Flush - 100

    Your THR ID/NAME: elric
    CLASS: Improved Pistol (8" Python)
    Distance: 10 yrds
    Hand/Score: A K Q J 9 - 50
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