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Winter 2011 centerfire rifle match

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by R.W.Dale, Feb 7, 2011.

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  1. R.W.Dale

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    Rules below

    THR Winter 2010 center-fire rifle match

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    Download these targets, and test your skills

    factory rifle
    http://www.reloadbench.com/pdf/files/15 Med Circles.pdf

    unlimited
    http://www.reloadbench.com/pdf/files/15 Small Circles.pdf

    Rules:
    1. 100yrds
    2. Any caliber.....The bigger the better, but you will pay with recoil for the advantage
    3. Any scope allowed.....If you cant see the dot with your scope, add a ring to the target with a sharpi, just as long as the original black ring is clearly visible
    4. No lead sleds or Benchrest equipment...Any other means of steadying the rifle is GTG..IE Front rest, Bags, Bipods, Shooting sticks.......
    5. One shot per Bull*, 15 shots total, no time limit(but do it in one range visit)
    6. Any position allowed
    7. Cutoff date is April 1'st at 12:00 AM CST

    Center bull scores 3pts(As long as you break the edge), black ring scores 1pt(Same goes, just break the edge), 45pts for a perfect round. Clean center hits will be giving an "X" designation, used as a tie breaker. 45-15X beats 45-10X.........***For this match I will allow ONE extra bullet hole in the target to reduce the risk of ruining a target by shooting a "wrong" dot. However in the event of such an occurrence you will only be able to claim the lowest scoring shot on the dot that the two conflicting shots are closest to. So nothing is to be gained by attempting a 16'th shot if not needed to complete a target

    There will now be two rifle classes to level the playing field a bit. First class will be for rifles using a factory or OE grade barrel. (non hand lapped), The second or unlimited class is for guns with aftermarket and or hand lapped barrels. I'm going to leave it to the shooter to determine what class their equipment falls in.

    Need a pic of your target to score, a pic of your shooting set up optional but highly encouraged. Shoot as many as you like, per rifle.
     
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  2. Maverick223

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    Count me in!

    :)
     
  3. kis2

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    this looks great, I'll be shooting it! Action and barrel on my 700 are still factory, so bigger O's it is (I'll need them anyway :) )
     
  4. Heavies

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    I'm in! Gotta roll some rounds! =)
     
  5. JDMorris

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    There is no scope on my Howa and It will most likely be at a gunsmith for a little while for a cut and crown to 18" so I don't know if I'll make this one
     
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    picking up my new savage 12 in 22-250 friday. i'll try to work up a load and shoot this match.
     
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    I'm in!! Got a new Bushnell Elite 4200 to break in on my RRA :D
     
  8. 9X23WIN

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    Looks like I'm the first to shoot the match.

    I was hesitant about going out to shoot so soon after what happened a couple of days ago. Definitely didn't want to sit at the same bench too. Brought out guns for both classes, but ended up shooting only factory one. Rifle was a Remington 700 PSS in 223.

    The winds were howling as usual with gusts over 30mph. But it was calmer than yesterday; I was told by range personnel. I carry two types of wind meters in my range bag; a directional and an omni direction one. The latter one gets set on my bench and it's the one I use on most occasions. A great little gadget well worth the price.

    My score was a 41-4x.

    PMC brass, Rem 6 1/2, H52gr BTHP Match, 23.0gr - H322, OAL 2.230
     

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  9. R.W.Dale

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    Great shooting 9x23 I'll fashion a leader board update shortly


    Did you notice are the larger dots easily seen on lower magnifications @ 100?
     
  10. Heavies

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    Nice 9X23!
    Glad you jumped right back in.

    I am going to try to get out this weekend, hopefully.
     
  11. 9X23WIN

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    Yes, it was much BIGGER...so much so that I think there's going to be a few 45-15x scores in factory class. :eek:
     
  12. 9X23WIN

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    I was a little gun shy(NERVOUS and SCARED) during the first few pulls of the trigger. :eek:
     
  13. R.W.Dale

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    That's fine by me, perhaps it will encourage more folks to get hunting weight rifles out.
     
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    Would my POF P308 fall into the factory class? It has the factory barrel but a few upgrades such as the stock and a new Geissele DMR trigger which arrives next Tuesday. I plan on having a go with that as well as shooting my F-Class rifle in the "open" class. I may even have a go with my DPMS/BM AR15 ... that thing can shoot with its 24" heavy stainless fluted barrel. Maybe we need a semi-auto groups too ... open and factory!

    Thank you Mr. Dale for running this match again.
     
  15. R.W.Dale

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    1858 the bbl rule is in my opinion only set in stone for downgrading into a lower class.

    If you have a rifle that doesn't have a hand lapped bbl but you feel has been tweaked and tuned or is of such a high quality build to an extent of becoming an unfair advantage to more "off the shelf" firearms by all means feel free to "move up" a class.


    The reason for the "hand lapped" nomenclature is to allow rifles such as my home built hunting AR with it's Del-Ton barrel for example to not be thrown to the wolves competing with full blown custom competition level guns.

    Yes I know it's a bit Grey and open to interpenetration. But it's the most fair and simple means of dividing things up that I could think of.
     
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    Its supposed to warm up 30*F, by this weekend, and I'll get out there and shoot. Current temp is 1*F:eek:, I shoot for fun not for a living, nothing fun about 1*F;)
     
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    Even the indoor range is shivering today here in Kansas. We hit an all time record for the state. -17F supposedly the lowest it's been around here since they started keeping records back in the 1800's.

    We're also somewhat buried in a bit of snow. Just over a foot here in Park City and it's cold enough my snow blower won't start! Wichita, just a couple miles to the South got about 8".

    Since there was some controversy over my having an unfair advantage using the indoor range, Even though my old Mosin and the 98K Mauser are both factory stock except for Timney triggers and have their original barrels, I'll shoot them and enter only the Unlimited class. That ought to pacify those that feel indoor ranges ought to have a handicap.

    Jim
     
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    I went back out to the range with my first set reloads after the accident. No KABOOMS what so ever! :D Firing the first newly reloaded round, I stood away from the rifle and used a foot long wooden dowel to set off the trigger. Maybe that's good standard practice I'm going to do from now on.
    I didn't shoot the match today; maybe tomorrow if I don't do the golf thing. Yesterday I didn't have my camera to take pictures, but today I took one of the wind meter that I was talking about. It's a great little gadget for shooters who like to know a little more about the conditions.
     

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    I'll use it on my 30' airgun range in the basement with the GAMO Whisper - though that's still indoors, so somebody would probably complain about that too. I guess I could get out the pair of floor fans I have and set one up at the line and the other one three quarters of the way to the target and pointing in different directions across the flight of the pellet.

    If you are really serious, I WILL shoot that target at 100 yards on the indoor range with the Mosin. Ought to be handicap enough huh? The white circles aren't all that much smaller than the ones for last month's match.

    (I saw the green smiley, but, just for grins, I think I'll shoot it. I love a challenge!)
     
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    KSCCHTrainer,
    I've been following the matches for awhile, and from what I've seen you will probably still win even if you do shoot that target ;).
     
  22. JDGray

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    That target was almost the one I chose for my match, with a little different scoring. Sure glad I went with the larger one, as it prooved pretty tough as it was. It was a joke, but I'm curious as how well you could do with it, and I'm betting pretty good;)
     
  23. R.W.Dale

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    He won the last one, it's the same match as last month.
     
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    KSCCTrainer just have a buddy nuzzle up close to your muzzle and blow really hard as you pull the trigger, or you could set out a series of fans down the line ;)
     
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    :uhoh: They might catch on fire! :fire:
     
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