Dirty up all your guns April/May 2017

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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 whatever shot size wanted at plain paper, closest pellet to center.

2- Smoothie with ball, 25 yd, offhand at plain paper, closest to center.

3- Rifle OH at 25 yd, plain sheet paper, closest to center.

4- Rifle rested at 50 yd, plain sheet paper, closest to center.

And #5 would be the total distance closest to center for all four shots.

Take each shot at the center of a separate standard 8.5" x 11" sheet of typing/printer paper with NO sighting spots etc. If you miss, do not try again. Misses count!


One target entry per member / per category.

1 shot per target, hit or miss.

Mutilated targets and targets with more than the stated amount of holes will be disqualified.

No do-overs.

Only registered forum members may participate.

Only traditional, open iron sighted muzzleloading firearms (NO Cannons). Percussion or flintlock, matchlock or wheel lock ignition.

Single patched round ball only (except for the shotgun target). No restrictions on caliber. (a patchless ball may be used if so desired)

Shots will be taken off-hand at the stated distance.(Standing or seated is allowed, elbows unsupported by anything other than the shooters torso)(In the event that a member is not physically able to hold his rifle up unsupported, a "prop-rod" that is supported only by the shooters torso, no part of which prop-rod may touch the ground, may be used to hold up the fore-end of the rifle)

Only original targets will be accepted. No copies, faxes, scans, etc.

The center of the target will be determined by the judge.

Judges decisions are final.

Each contestant's score(s) will be posted at the end of the contest.

Your member screen name must be written on your targets.
Also which target it is. Rifle 25, rifle 50, SB. Shot is kinda self explanatory. :haha:


Mail your target postmarked by May 31, 2017 to;


Jim Green
P.O.Box 322
Pekin, IL 61555


Targets will not be returned unless an S.A.S.E. is included.


Be safe and have fun! :hatsoff:
 

Squatch84

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I don't own a smoothie can I just do the rifle targets for fun and send them in?
 

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Yep. I guess I forgot to mention that.
Any member can enter any or all categories. Those that enter all categories are in it for the agg, #5.
 

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That's time enough for me to do smoothie with ball and 25 & 50 yds with rifle ball; if weather holds, etc, etc.
 

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Well, I dirtied my smoothie and rifle today (both are FL's) and had a good time to boot! More fun shooting than cleaning them, but the latter wasn't too bad either.
 

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So just to be sure. That's a total of 4 shots. One each on a blank sheet of paper. Never done this before so...
 

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MzzlldrinPA said:
So just to be sure. That's a total of 4 shots. One each on a blank sheet of paper. Never done this before so...
That is correct for this contest. :thumbsup:
 

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OK my targets are on the way. Going to try and get the 2X4 done as well. We are headed for our cabin in Vermont in the AM so I will have only a couple of days before the 31st when we get back so we will see if I can get r done or not. Besides I am still trying to figure out how to box up the 2X4 so it will fit in a PO Box!!!!! :rotf: Back in a week or so.

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Have a good trip Dave.
I'm headed to TN for a rondy the 24th thru the 28th.
If there's a 2x4 in my P.O. box when I get back... :slap:

:haha:
 

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Jethro, my friend. Which rondy in TN did you attend? :hmm: Just curious. I was checkin out some on line to see just where they be in relation to southwestern PA.(distance wise, that is) :idunno:
 

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The Widowmakers (club I'm in) has their annual club rondy every Memorial day weekend. It's just a small gathering. No public. But we have a great shoot and an awesome good time. :thumbsup:
 

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Tap! Tap! Tap! Hey Jethro, any results for getting all of my guns dirty in May? :grin:
 

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:stir: I wasn't the first to ask. :haha: Kinda thought I would wait until July to ask about the April/May results. :rotf:

Dave
 

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I was hoping for the results so we could see what the July shoot was going to be.
 

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Hey folks, I'm back again.
And, since I have now CRUSHED my previous record, I am now the KING of procrastination. :redface: :surrender:
Things have been plenty busy around here. I've been out of state more than in. Haven't even been on the forum for weeks. Sorry about the loooonnnnngggg wait. I had to wait for Dave to start buggin' me. :haha:

Smoothbore with shot;
58 caliber, .229"
MDK_WV, .241"
Maven, .387"
Mad Irish Jack, .599" (Jack put about as many pellets on paper as everybody else combined but none as close to center :idunno: )

Smoothbore with ball;
Mad Jack, 1.698"
Maven, 1.820"
MDK_WV, 2.429"
58 caliber, 3.013"

Rifle 25 yd OH;
Mad Jack, .514"
Maven, 1.466"
MDK_WV, 2.340"
58 caliber, 3.115"
Smokepole Sam, 3.264"

Rifle 50yd rested;
MDK_WV, .819"
Maven, 1.297"
Mad Jack, 1.983"
Smokepole Sam, 2.093"
58 caliber, 2.195"

4-shot agg;
Mad Jack, 4.794"
Maven, 4.970"
MDK_WV, 5.829"
58 caliber, 8.552"

Good shootin'. :hatsoff:
 

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:grin: That's done with. That lucky BB stuff got me agin. My load is still very good to 40+yards though. After we sober up from the fourth, w'all kin git back at'r. 't were fun.
 

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Congratulations Mad Jack, great shootin! :hatsoff: That was a fun shoot and challenging. It was worth getting them all dirty. I just got new eye glasses so I am hoping it improves my sight picture for next shoot. Thanks Jethro :thumbsup:
 

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Now now now -- I wasn't the first one to bug you!!!
Thanks for putting it on. :grin: Congrats Mad Jack.

Dave
 

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Congratulations, Jack! Btw, I'm afraid I let our "team" down with an errant shot on Ohio Joe's "Mike Fink" target.
 
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