January 2019 contest

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  1. Jan 1, 2019 #1

    Adui

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    Happy new year my forum friends!! This month will be a simple hit or miss with 5 individual circles. The target I chose has 5 mini targets; you may feel free to completely fill them in to make black circles or put stickers on them as you see fit.

    find your target here: http://www.mytargets.com/Target31.pdf

    Rules:

    Take one shot per target circle only, there are five total and misses count.

    Each hit in a circle counts as 1 point. multiple holes in the same target circle count as only one point so remember to shoot only once at each of the five target circles on the page.

    The shooting distance for this contest is 25 yards.

    No do-over’s.

    Only registered forum members may participate.

    Only traditional, open iron sighted muzzle loading firearms (NO Cannons). Percussion or flintlock ignition. Cap and Ball revolvers are OK.

    Single patched round ball only. 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.

    Mutilated targets, or targets with more than 5 holes will be disqualified.

    The center of the shot and the placement on the target will be determined by the judge.

    Judges decisions are final.

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

    Your member screen name must be written on your targets.

    Mail your target postmarked by January 31st 2019 to:

    Terry Stephens
    9043 E Butternut Ave
    Mesa AZ 85208
     
  2. Jan 1, 2019 #2

    Zonie

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    Does a "touch" count as a hit, or does the entire shot have to be totally "in a circle" ?
     
  3. Jan 2, 2019 #3

    Adui

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    In a nutshell yes, so long as the shot breaks the line on the edge of the target circle it counts.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2019 #4

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    I'm in! Thanks again Audi.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2019 #5

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    Target is printed, now I need the time to shoot it.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:45 PM #6

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    printed now off to shoot. i got a new rifle that i am stoked about, so i am going to shoot that one.
     
  7. Jan 13, 2019 at 12:50 AM #7

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    Shot mine today. Ill mail it Monday. Dang lyman lock is giving me fits. Works fine for a few shots then hangs up. Have to pull the set and hair trigger twice, sometimes three times before it will go off. Then it will work fine for a half dozen shots. Making me nuts. I just cant figure out where the trouble is.
     
  8. Jan 13, 2019 at 9:01 AM #8

    Adui

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    Im no expert, but I'd try adjusting the set spring if yours has that option. My Traditions has an adjustment for the trigger pull and the set spring tension; If you have that option increase the spring tension slightly.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2019 at 7:18 PM #9

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    Shot mine yesterday with mixed results. Three pretty good shots and two misses. I called one of the misses but the other was a surprise. Oh well, I never claimed to be a very good shot offhand.
     
  10. Jan 16, 2019 at 3:15 AM #10

    Adui

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    Maybe not a very good shot off hand Russel, but Im fair to certain you could best me two out of three matches :) just keep shooting for fun!
     
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  11. Jan 16, 2019 at 6:49 PM #11

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    I know just how you feel Russell. I was doing okay till the last shot. On shot five I had a lllooonnnggg hang fire and started to lift my head just as the rifle went off. I thought it was a pan flash. Just barely nipped the edge of the paper. I said some bad words.
     

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