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THR Virtual Match October 2005

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by photo_guy, Oct 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



    Take the Cake


    As it turns out I had a birthday during September as I was trying to come up with a new target for next month. My thoughts drifted to a strange idea: What if I wanted to blow out the candles on my cake using bullets instead of breath? Surely the flame would go out if I got close enough and it definitely would be gone with a direct hit to a candle.
    But, what if I hit the cake? A glancing blow across the top would not be good but not tragic. A direct hit to the side of the cake could make for a messy situation!

    This months target is a representation of this hypothetical situation. You are trying to “blow-out” all the candles and not hit the cake. Shots hitting the flames or the candles count as +10 points. Any shot hitting the top of the cake costs you 10 points and any shot hitting the side of the cake costs you 25 points (and you need to clean up the mess!).

    You have NINE (9) shots to blow out all nine candles.


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

    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:

    Normally accepted scoring rules this month. Shots breaking the line into a scoring feature is scored at the higher value except if you hit the cake and a candle in that case only the negative score counts!! Add up the scores from the nine rounds.


    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_______________
    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.


    Tie scores will be decided by post date - shoot the match and post as soon as you can!

    NOTE: Due to my work schedule the end date for this match will be November 6th. This gives everyone a few more days!
     
  2. cropcirclewalker

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    Mr. Photo_guy, this one looks like way cool.

    My printer is a little screwed up and when I take the ONE copy I print off to Kinkos (or whatever) I only end up with a black and white copy. I azzume that is ok.

    Finally.........

    By the way you talk (on the net, as it were) you sure sound like you are older than nine. I could be wrong. :D
     
  3. photo_guy

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    CCW- B&W is fine. I did this target in color for no good reason other than I could. The targets do not need to be printed in color.

    Well, gosh. Thanks. Yes, I am older than nine. If I made a target with one candle per year...well, it would take almost a full box of ammo to complete the match! Each candle represents more than one year on the target.
     
  4. Red Tornado

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    This looks like a blast. I just got a new .223 Savage, so hopefully I can get it zeroed and enter the scoped rifle class for a change...along with every other class I have gun for. :D
    RT
     
  5. bdutton

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    This looks like a very cool and challenging match. Can't wait to try.
     
  6. Tim Burke

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    It looks like it is possible to get 2 flames with a single shot... in several places if you are shooting 44 or bigger, but in one even in the airgun divisions.
     
  7. bagul

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    fit and auto rotate

    Did auto rotate and fit target on adobe ,nice fiture, especially since target comes out bigger (landscape orientation)----allowed?? :evil: Also,, a 22 lr target load (if it hits the cake) is simply going to make a neat little hole and given the propper temperature and time ,the icing is goin to cover it up and nobody notice it. What am saying here is dont i get lesser penalty (i shoot 22 lr) than say- Red Tornado here with a .223 who can put out all the candles with one bullet by hitting the cake (what a mess!!).... :D .just joking,filling super competetive today. (dont have to answer it photo_guy).
     
  8. Red Tornado

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    One in the middle, boom, all out, +90 points and a 50 point bonus. :evil: What about the second shot? :rolleyes:
    RT
     
  9. Robert J McElwain

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    When I try to go to the target, I get this message, "You are not authorized to view this page".

    What's this about? Do I have to be an AOL member?

    Bob
     
  10. WayneConrad

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    photo_guy, Printers and computers can do odd things. Does it make sense to have a length scale on the target? I am imagining something like a 1" line labeled 'This line is 1" long', so I could put a ruler up to it and see that I'm not shooting at too large or too small a target.
     
  11. photo_guy

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    RJM - You should not need to be an AOL subscriber to get at the target. Perhaps you should check to be sure the full URL is being used when you click the link?

    WayneC - Ascale reference is not a bad idea. I use PDF format to reduce the errors from system to system. The main question I would have is whould most users know what to do if they found the measurement was wrong on their output? I be few would know how to fix it.

    Red Tornado - "Wha'cu talkin' bout, Willis?"
     
  12. bagul

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    first shots?

    Have time this afternoon. Wind bit gusty---but finger told me to go ahead. I have 3 near misses but manage to hit them all :) . Chalenging target especially since I shot all the large target first then perspire on all the small ones. Next time im going to hit the smaller ones first and enjoy the last few shotts :cool: !!!

    Your THR ID/NAME____________bagul
    CLASS___________rifle scope supported (22lr)
    Distance_______________50 meters
    Score____________140 (90+50 bonus)

    Will have to post scanned target later have to figure how to downsize it from 1.4mb (bitmap) :banghead: any help please? ahh! finally got it.
     

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  13. Robert J McElwain

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    Photo-Guy,

    I'm still getting the following message. Being only semi-computer-literate, I have no idea what to do next.

    Bob
    ***********************************************
    You are not authorized to view this page
    You might not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    If you believe you should be able to view this directory or page, please try to contact the Web site by using any e-mail address or phone number that may be listed on the members.aol.com home page.
     
  14. bagul

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    ****RJM****
    Looks like you have tapped into one of those ultra secret military computer database :) OK im not that computer literate so it going to be the blind leading the blind. Long way--- have someone (someone who knows your e-mail address) mail it to you. Just temporary fix-get someone 100x more computer literate than i am.
     
  15. Robert J McElwain

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    Something like that. Or, more likely, I accidently screwed up some settings on my firewall while messing around with this irrascible box of electronics. I'll have to call my son-in-law, who's a computer wizard, and have him reset things. :cuss:

    Bob
     
  16. WayneConrad

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    Well, ya got me there. Now that you mention it, I don't know how to scale the print size.
     
  17. photo_guy

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    RJM - I sent a file to the email in your profile. Hopefully that is an active address.
     
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    Couple of misses:

    Your THR ID/NAME____________bdutton
    CLASS___________AIRGUN PISTOL- un-scoped airgun
    Distance_______________10 meters
    Score____________60
     

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  19. Robert J McElwain

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    Thanks Photo-Guy. I appreciate all the work you do around here. I promise I'll get my computer fixed before next month. :confused:

    Bob
     
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    The articles said that AOL was not effected. I use Compuserve, which is a part of AOL, so I don't think that's the problem. I think the problem is I was messing around with my "Zone Alarm" and "Ad Aware" software and I think I reset something I shouldn't have. And it's going to take my son-in-law to figure out which item to click back.

    Hopefully, he'll have time to get me cured sometime this week. :banghead:

    Bob
     
  22. dxkj21

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    No responses in 20 days? I will post 2 when I get a chance to run out to the range.

    Maybe 4 if my wife shoots as well :)
     
  23. Robert J McElwain

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    Darn! I was hoping for a guaranteed first place.:neener: I'm going out this weekend to do my shooting.

    Bob
     
  24. dxkj21

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    Don't worry, all said and told this will be my fifth trip to shoot a handgun, and my third time shooting my actual handguns I got on monday :)

    Im an honest guy too, so you will probably see the blatantly sad accuracy that i have so far :)
     
  25. Robert J McElwain

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    Well, I got it done but I have nothing to brag about. Just a little too much of the shakes. OTOH, it was a gorgeous day to be at the range. I noticed that we have an extension until Nov 6th, so maybe I'll be able to get back out there with my rifle.

    Your THR ID/NAME Robert J McElwain
    CLASS Stock Pistol, SIG P 226, 9mm
    Distance 10 yrds
    Score_+25, scored 50 and then hit the cake (-25)

    Your THR ID/NAME___Robert J McElwain
    CLASS__Improved Pistol, Ruger Mark II, .22 cal, Scoped
    Distance____10 yds
    Score_+30.__scored +40 and hit the top of the cake (-10)

    By the way, for you computer types. I found out what was messing me up. I have a program called Ad-Aware from LavaSoft and they apparently added a new filter to block pop up ads and, apparently, it's too aggressive because It was blocking links and all kinds of stuff, including the target for this match. However, my genius son-in-law fixed it by switching my pop up blocking to Auto Zone.

    Bob
     
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