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National Escargot Day is May 24 - Let's Shoot Some Snails

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May 24 is National Escargot Day!​

Even if you have never eaten escargot (it's is delicious if prepared properly) you can practice hunting them using this target.

The usual three categories: rifle, smoothbore, (smoothbore must not be equipped with rear sight - front sight/bead only) or handgun

Two ways to shoot: Offhand from 25 yards with rifle or smoothbore or 15 yards with handgun.
Bench rest/supported from 25 yards with rifle or smoothbore or 15 yards with handgun

Mark the box on your targets as either rifle or smoothbore or handgun and either offhand or benchrest/supported.

5 shots for score
Hit the center bull for 10 points. Hits anywhere else in the snail's body for 5 points.

Ball must be half way into the target area to score points. Maximum score is 50 pts.

Shoot as many times as you wish but please only post one target per category with pictures of target (and gear, if possible - we love to see everyone's equipment and load data!) Post jpg or pdf formats. Please score your own targets and write your score on the target along with information on the load you used. I will check scores and it helps me if you will draw a line to each hole in the target and write your points for each shot - makes it easier for me to check the targets.

Prize is same as always - bragging rights on the forum!
I will be posting April results later this week.
 

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May 24 is National Escargot Day!​

Even if you have never eaten escargot (it's is delicious if prepared properly) you can practice hunting them using this target.

The usual three categories: rifle, smoothbore, (smoothbore must not be equipped with rear sight - front sight/bead only) or handgun

Two ways to shoot: Offhand from 25 yards with rifle or smoothbore or 15 yards with handgun.
Bench rest/supported from 25 yards with rifle or smoothbore or 15 yards with handgun

Mark the box on your targets as either rifle or smoothbore or handgun and either offhand or benchrest/supported.

5 shots for score
Hit the center bull for 10 points. Hits anywhere else in the snail's body for 5 points.

Ball must be half way into the target area to score points. Maximum score is 50 pts.

Shoot as many times as you wish but please only post one target per category with pictures of target (and gear, if possible - we love to see everyone's equipment and load data!) Post jpg or pdf formats. Please score your own targets and write your score on the target along with information on the load you used. I will check scores and it helps me if you will draw a line to each hole in the target and write your points for each shot - makes it easier for me to check the targets.

Prize is same as always - bragging rights on the forum!
I will be posting April results later this week.
Slugs only. There are good snails, or am I mistaken?
 
Great weather conditions to shoot bench this evening. Posted the best of two targets.
 

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got out my SMR .45 today was a good day for it.
someone in another forum was asking about Hal Sharon's barrels.
this is what a Sharon barrel does if the driver is buckled up!
I must confess to cheating though. my shooting bench turned out to be 27 yards from targets.
I seem to have missed last month's shoot so got it done early.
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