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    Team Shoot! Righty vs Lefty. Handed, not politics... lol

    This is a team shoot. Right-handers on one team, left-handers on the other. Take 5 Shots at the center of a standard 8.5" x 11" sheet of typing/printer paper with an X drawn thru the center at 25 yards. Sighting spots are allowed. I need 5 shots on paper for this one. Your member screen name...
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    Wood you believe a 2nd contest for April/May 2017?

    That's right. 2 contests at the same time! This one is a 2x4 cuttin' contest, better known as a "post shoot". A Postal Post Shoot! There were several requests for a re-do and it has been quite a while... The target is a regular old construction lumber "2x4" (which isn't really 2"x4"), 4 feet...
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    Dirty up all your guns April/May 2017

    To try and make up for not starting a new contest at the beginning of April, and just 'cause it sounded fun, I'm gonna go (sorta) with Mad Jack's idea of a 5-part contest. This should keep you guys busy dirtyin' up guns until the end of May. :haha: 1- Smoothie 25 yd offhand, 1 ounce of...
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    March 2017 Partner Shoot

    I got an idea from the discussion on the Feb. contest topic. We're going to do a partner shoot where one partner shoots smoothbore and the other shoots rifle. It's not a requirement, but try to get a member who doesn't usually enter the contests to be your partner. Maybe a little fun and...
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    Hawk n Rifle, February 2017

    It was recently mentioned that maybe a little hawk throwin' might be in order. :) This month will be a combination target for both Hawk and Rifle. The target is a standard 8.5" x 11" sheet of printer paper with an X drawn thru the center. You will throw your hawk at the center X until you get...
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    emergency cow's knee?

    A week or so ago I went out deer hunting without bothering to look at the weather forecast. On the drive to the farm it started to snow just a little bit. First snow of the year. As I left the Jeep the flurries got a little heavier. Just as I got to where I wanted to sit in a fallen treetop...
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    Halfway done deer season

    Here in Illinois we have a goofy, short, split deer season. The weekend before Thanksgiving we get Fri-Sun for the first part of "firearm" season. We skip Thanksgiving weekend. Then we get Thurs-Sun the week after Thanksgiving for the 2nd part of "firearm" AND the first part of "muzzleloader"...
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    Dec. 2016 Decorate the Tree

    Sorry I let November get away from me without posting a new contest. Here's an extra challenging one to make up for it. :haha: The object is to "decorate" the Christmas tree with roundballs. The target is a tough one! Fold a sheet of 8.5x11" printer paper in half lengthwise, then fold it...
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    Possum Rifle

    This past long weekend I've been down in Tennessee at the 25th annual Possum Branch Backwoodsmen's rendezvous. There were many competitions, games, eating, drinking, singing, and just havin' fun. A good time was had by all. The Possums always give away a lot of really nice prizes to the event...
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    October 2016

    Since I'm on my way out the door to TN for a rendezvous I don't have time to post the whole thing, but this will get you started; The October contest is a deer hunter's tune-up. Shoot 5 shots at a BLANK 8.5" x 11" sheet of printer paper at 50 yards. NO sighting aids, because deer don't have...
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    September 2016. Basic 5-shot

    Back to basics this time. Plus you get an extra week to get 'er done. If you guys are as busy as I am this time of year you might need the extra time. :) Take 5 Shots at the center of a standard 8.5" x 11" sheet of typing/printer paper with an X drawn thru the center at 25 yards. If you miss...
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    New Roy Stroh Pistol

    Been waiting for this for a long while. I knew it was going to be a long wait when I ordered it tho. It was worth the wait. :) The barrel is a 12" .55 smoothbore from Charlie Burton. Roy made most of the brass furniture himself. It's nice and light, the trigger feels great, and she throws...
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    5th of July

    Well, June got away from me but, here we go again with another shooting contest. This months challenge is a 5-shot shooting contest. You will try to place one shot as close to center as possible and one shot as close to each corner of your targets as possible. Center shot will be measured from...
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    Old Guys vs. Young Guys, May 2016

    In the past, I have run a couple of Old Guy vs. Young Guy contests. These were fun and popular. Well, I just realized that as of May 31st I will be 50 years old. I'll be an OLD GUY! :shocked2: Since this will be my last chance to be the Captain of the Young Guys team, we are going to have...
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    1861 Springfield questions

    A 1861 Springfield just came into my possession and I have a bunch of questions. I got it from a guy who was selling it for a friend who's brother, the original(?) owner, passed away. The guy I got it from nor the brother knew anything about it. It's a .58 caliber rifle. Has 1861 stamped on the...
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    Shotguns and/or Rifles, April 2016

    Since I missed half of March already I'm going to run a double contest from now thru the end of April. With turkey seasons upon us I figger it's time to break out the shotguns and check those patterns. The shotgun contest is a "best pattern" contest. Take one shot at the target at 25 yards with...
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    Single trigger in a double-set inlet?

    Say one purchases a pre-carve Beck stock from TOW that is inlet for a Davis #4 double set trigger, but would rather have a plain old single trigger. Is there one that would fit that inlet? Or would a trigger plate need to be fabricated that fit the inlet? Would the recommended trigger guard...
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    Golf anyone? Feb. 2016 shootin' contest.

    Forum member Adui sent me this idea for what looks like a fun and simple contest. Golf with roundballs! Click the link to the PDF file in the quote above and print your target on an 8.5"x 11" sheet of typing/printer paper. Take 2 Shots at the "green" you print out at 25 yards. Try to put your...
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    Bob's rifle

    Bob Updike used to shoot with the Illini Muzzleloaders club. I always tried to set up next to Bob at the shoots because we had similar rifles, similar interests, and got along real well. The first time I ever shot with the club I was sharing a table with Bob. Our targets were right beside one...
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    Deer hunt 2015

    Last year I saw a real nice buck a couple of times while I was out deer hunting. I had high hopes to get a shot at him this year. Opening morning I was in the same area where I had seen the biggun last year. Only problem was that there was a herd of sheep there first... I went ahead and found a...
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