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  1. Jul 1, 2014 #1

    jethro224

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    Blame this madness on Mad Irish Jack. He didn't think the last contest was hard enough so he came up with the idea for this one. Kinda the same but turned inside out!

    The target will be a 8.5 x 11" sheet of typing/printer paper with an X drawn thru the center from corner to corner. You will take 4 shots at the target, offhand, at 25 yards. The object of the game is to place one shot in each of the 4 sections, as close to center of the X as possible, without hitting the X.

    Any shot where there is a line that is cut will incur a 2" penalty. A dead center shot cuts all 4 lines and will incur an 8" penalty! :shocked2:

    Placing more than one shot in the same section will incur a 4" penalty for each ball over one.

    Take 4 Shots, one at each section of an 8.5" x 11" sheet of typing/printer paper with an X drawn thru the center, at 25 yards.

    Try to place each shot as close to the center as possible without cutting any lines.

    Each shot will be measured from center of target to center of hole. These 4 measurements will be added together, plus any penalties, for your score.

    One target entry per member.

    4 shots per target.

    Mutilated targets and targets with more than 4 holes will be disqualified.

    No do-overs.

    Only registered forum members may participate.

    Only traditional, open iron sighted muzzleloading rifles (NO Cannons). Percussion or flintlock ignition. (you can use a smoothbore or pistol if you would like)

    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 25 yards.(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 will be posted at the end of the contest.

    Your member screen name must be written on your targets.

    The contest runs thru July, 2014.

    Mail your target postmarked by August 2, 2014 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!
     
  2. Jul 4, 2014 #2

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    Will try to get this one done soon, Jethro. Haven't been around lately due to travel and a computer failure. The latter, a power supply issue on a 10 yr. old machine, has been taken care of...by my new machine!
     
  3. Jul 6, 2014 #3

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    Sounds like how they mow grass in Newton Co, Arkansas, so steep the mow all four sides of the same acre! :shocked2: Onward, thru the Fog! :) Tree.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2014 #4

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    Yes this is madness. My target is in tomorrow's mail. I cut the line and then I tried to miss the line; things fell apart from there. I should have tried a different approach. :idunno: Good luck to everyone else.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2014 #5

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    :haha: I figger some folks should just aim for the outside corners.
     
  6. Jul 8, 2014 #6

    Maven

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    Well Jethro, I completed the match earlier today, but it ain't pretty. :( Next time I'm going to revert to a rifle instead of a smoothbore, although I've shot miserably with one of those too. My sorry looking target is on its way to you.
     
  7. Jul 8, 2014 #7

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    What did ya do? Go and stack 'em all dead center of the X? :haha:
     
  8. Jul 9, 2014 #8

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    I wish! Unfortunately I got hits in only 3 of the 4 quadrants of the target with 1 cutting the line so as to add insult to injury. Moreover, I added four 1/2" day glow orange dots to the target (1/quadrant) when in retrospect, I should have used only one (dead center and 1" dia.). If I don't add a day glow dot, it is impossible [for me at least] to see the X. Next month I'll strive to do better!
     
  9. Jul 9, 2014 #9

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    While the orange dots some folks add to their targets are perfectly legal per the rules (no rules against them), you could just make a really thick X that you could see. Just sayin'... :idunno:
     
  10. Jul 9, 2014 #10

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    I've thought about that, Jethro. Blue painters' tape may make an "X"-rated appearance next time.
     
  11. Jul 26, 2014 #11

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    OK mine is in the mail. Thanks for handling these shoots..... :hatsoff:

    Dave
     
  12. Aug 1, 2014 #12

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    I shot a target yesterday and scored one really good hit and the other three clean into their quadrants without any penalties so I'm a happy camper. Target will go into the mail today.

    This is the first time I've entered any kind of shooting contest. Looking forward to more participation.
     
  13. Aug 1, 2014 #13

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    Well.... Whatcha been waitin' for?

    Glad you could join us. These contests are just for fun and braggin' rights. They do give you one more reason to go out and dirty up a gun tho. And it can be fun sometimes to haggle the competition. :grin:
     
  14. Aug 21, 2014 #14

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    OK, Finally, here are the results! Sorry I'm slow, seems like every time I get ready to do the math something comes up.

    And the winner is;
    Hermit with a score of 7.797"
    Dang fine shootin' Hermit. :thumbsup:

    Wildshot 7.855" mighty close.
    Mad Irish Jack O'Donnell 8.417 (distracted by all the talkin')
    Bakeoven Bill 9.916"
    Mike.54 11.188"
    Maven 12.715"
    58 Caliber 14.082"
    MDK_WV 16.387"

    There were some mighty close shots and some pretty good groups. And then them dang penalties... :haha:

    I hope you all had fun shootin' this contest. And I hope you all continue to join in.
    Thanks for playing. :hatsoff:
     
  15. Aug 21, 2014 #15

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    Looks like I took a shotgun to a rifle match, Jethro! Oh, wait a minute, I DID just that: used my trade gun (smoothie) instead of a proper gun and it showed!
     
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    If it hadn't'a been fer them pesky penalties... :wink:
     
  17. Aug 22, 2014 #17

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    Congratulations Hermit, That is good shootin; :bow: and to the rest of you as well. I was pretty sure I was last on this one and I was which was no surprise.
     
  18. Aug 22, 2014 #18

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    Good shootin' everyone. Blast away. Fun times and I can't feel sorry for the folks who say they can't find time. You make the schedule to find time for the things you enjoy doing most. Okay,,,Okay I'm done. Voices said SHUuuT UUuuuPP! By 'til next time.
     
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    Damn, I thought I was in line for last place. Oh well can't win everytime!!! :bow:

    As usual Jethro thanks for running this and the lightening fast posting of the results.... :rotf:

    Dave
     
  20. Aug 22, 2014 #20

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    Congrats Hermit!
    And Thanks Jethro for running the shoot. I had fun with this and look forward to more. I like how each contest is a bit different. :applause:
     

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