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Thr Virtual Match - June 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



    Shoot what you see or go for the gold.

    This month’s match will give you a choice – shoot at an easy to see target zone or shoot at a ‘less defined’ target and try for a higher score. Think you can hit a target that you can’t see? Give it a try. Or, play it safe and go for the easy to see target near the bottom.



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

    Some special rules for target placement and use this month:
    1) Print the target as drawn. Do NOT enhance the lines electronically or by marking on the target. The thin, light, hard to see lines on this target are intentional! Do not add stickers or other markers on top of the targets.
    2) Position the target with the dark circles in the lower right corner. The numbers should read correctly.


    One target per entry/class
    Five rounds per target

    Shots falling outside the outer ring will count as zero.

    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:

    Normal scoring conventions apply – shots breaking the line to a higher ring count at the higher score.
    Shots falling outside the outer ring will count as zero.


    The final score you report must include :
    THR NAME
    CLASS
    SCORE ___________
    Target Distance (yards)




    UNSUPPORTED/FREEHAND CLASSES: 10yrds handgun 25 yrds rifle
    PISTOL STOCK - 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 - Standard rifles with iron sights
    RIFLE SCOPED - Any scoped 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


    ONLY ONE ENTRY PER CLASS THIS MONTH.
    You may enter any of the unsupported classes as ‘supported’ and identify the score as such. However, the only “Official” supported classes will be Rifle Stock Class and Rifle Scoped Class. Based on the low number of entries in the supported classes last month I don’t think this will be an issue.

    The target can be found HERE http://members.aol.com/way2go4159/THR_JUNE.pdf
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  2. Lord Bodak

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    This looks interesting. I'll have to print the target and see just how dim those lines really are. Thankfully I got my 10/22's scope close to zero last weekend, so maybe I have a shot.
     
  3. VARifleman

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    Hmm...where would .22 LR Anschutz target rifle, scoped, with prone equiptment fall (coat, sling, but no bipod or rest)? Supported Any sight? Or unsupported?
     
  4. photo_guy

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    VARifleman - Shooting prone will count as supported for this match. Since you have a scope the appropriate class would be RIFLE SCOPED SUPPORTED.

    Note that the standard range distance for our matches is 25 yards. We will allow additional entries for supported categories at 50 and 100 yards. [In case you need an additional challenge :) ]
     
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    Thanks, although my range doesn't have 25, so I'll do 50, possibly 100.
     
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    OK, I'm gonna try to do one this month. Just to be sure, we can enter as many classes as we want, right?

    Now to decide whether to use the SKS or 10/22 :confused:

    edited because I can't think and type at the same time :)
     
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    Questions? Sure ask any questions you want. :D Oh...you meant classes, I'm guessing...yes, you may enter as may classes as you want, but one entry per class.

    So, if your 10/22 has a scope on it you could use it for the SCOPED RIFLE CLASS and then submit another entry with your SKS under RIFLE STOCK CLASS. You can also enter as SUPPORTED RIFLE CLASSES if you shoot them using a support.
     
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    Another question: Does "unsupported" mean standing with no type of sling (ie: hasty sling)?
     
  9. Mal H

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    I can answer that one since I asked it before. Standard rifle slings are ok and would be in the unsupported category. Anchored slings (the type that is attached to the rifle on one end and you stand on the other end to steady the rifle) would be considered supported.

    Photo_guy, please correct these statements if they are incorrect.
     
  10. VARifleman

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    Edit, found out that question, but what about sighting in on another target (like an A-51 that I'll be shooting next sunday) first before shooting the match?
     
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    Just post them in this thread. Look at last months match thread to see how it's done.
     
  12. photo_guy

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    VARifleman - Glad you will be giving it a try this month! Hopefully I can answer your questions.


    Regarding what is "unsupported" : Mal H is correct we have been allowing slings that tie the rifle to your body but nothing that connects to the ground like bipods, trees, posts, etc.

    As to shooting targets prior to the match target - yes, unless specified in a particular match instruction*, you are allowed to sight-in on another target prior to shooting 'for score'. Be sure to use a different type of target than the match target for this to avoid the tempation to cherry-pick the best score. You are to shoot one target 'for score' in each class you enter this month - no more, no less.

    [* In rare cases we have had matches that specify shooting the match target "cold and on demand". This would be specified when it applies.]

    BTW- you might want to look at the FAQ which has many of these answers.
     
  13. Ankeny

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    There is a visual clue on the target that makes it simple to locate the 15 ring from left to right. Maybe change the target making the letting at the top light like the scoring rings?



    THR NAME: Ankeny
    CLASS: Pistol Stock
    SCORE: 55 points
    Target Distance: 10 yards.
     
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    Your are right, I probably should have made the lettering lighter but I don't want to change it now.

    No matter what people will be able to estimate the location relative to the corner, or edges. Unless we made the target paper HUGE so the references would be far enough away there isn't much else I can do. There still should be some challenge to it.
     
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    I haven't shot my targets yet, but it sure looks like a challenge to me. Maybe some folks would like to shoot this blindfolded! :rolleyes:
     
  16. VARifleman

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    CLASS - Supported Scoped Rifle (Kneeling)
    SCORE - 65 (yeah, I pulled one pretty bad :cuss: )
    Target Distance - 50
     
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    The final score you report must include :
    THR NAME: Cropcirclewalker
    CLASS: Stock Pistol
    SCORE:44
    Target Distance (yards): 10
     
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    I shot this one twice: once with a Kahr K9 and once with a S&W 642 with laser grips. I'm counting the 642 as Pistol Improved since it's obviously improved but there's no magnification. If you want to bump it over to Pistol Scoped, feel free.

    THR NAME: DR
    CLASS: Pistol Stock
    SCORE:55
    Target Distance (yards): 11 (closest I can shoot)

    THR NAME: DR
    CLASS: Pistol Improved
    SCORE:35
    Target Distance (yards): 11
     

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    CLASS: Rifle Scoped Supported
    SCORE: 32
    Target Distance (yards): 50yds

    The 15 pointer was a non-issue. I couldn't even see the lighter rings at 50 yards through the scope. The white paper had a beautiful glare in the sunlight. I wonder if printing it on beige paper would have helped-- I noticed there were no rules about that.

    So I went for the safe target-- one in the +8 and four in the +6.
     
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    THR NAME: Sako_75
    CLASS: Rifle Scoped Supported
    SCORE: 75
    Target Distance (yards): 100yds

    I kind of cheeted though. I could see the 15pt ring through my scope. I have a bausch and Lomb 4200 elite 6-24 x 40 mounted on a Sako 75 varmint in .223 rem. it will shoot one hole groups all day long.
     
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    I only have a 9x scope and I couldn't see the rings, but maybe I cheated anyway. I guessed at the first shot, then looked to see where it hit and adjusted using my 1st bullet hole as a marker.

    The final score you report must include :
    THR NAME: Cropcirclewalker
    CLASS: RIFLE SCOPED SUPPORTED
    SCORE:75
    Target Distance (yards): 50

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    With the iron sights, I couldn't see the bullet holes or the rings. Truly a guestimate.

    The final score you report must include :
    THR NAME: Cropcirclewalker
    CLASS: RIFLE STOCK SUPPORTED
    SCORE:34
    Target Distance (yards): 50
     
  22. Lord Bodak

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    Having a scope that you could see the target in isn't cheating, I don't think. The rules say it's a "hard to see" target, not an "impossible to see" one.

    But like I said before, I bet there's a color of paper that makes the lines more visible, and the rules don't address that.
     
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    Deadline extended

    Not too many entries this month. Obviously the snow must not yet have melted in those Northern states to allow you to get out to the ranges. :D

    Given the lack of entries, and the Holiday coming up, I have decided to extend the deadline for entries to midnight July 4th. This will give you another weekend plus to get out and try this target.

    I expect to have a July match posted by the 1st so you will have a chance to try both June & July matches at the same time if you wish.
     
  24. Lord Bodak

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    Thanks photo_guy. I think we're planning to go back to the range Monday and I would like to shoot the rifle offhand class as well. The guys I was shooting with last week wanted to try it too, and I didn't have enough targets! I'll have to print a couple more. Looking forward to the July match as well!
     
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    I'll get an air rifle target in soon. That'll be it for me for the next couple of months though, as all my firearms are packed up for my impending move to Indiana.
     
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