November 2021 Postal Match

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RanchRoper

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Was going to shoot today but monsoon rain and 120 km winds. Next week. Supposed to drop below freezing and snow so will shoot it then.
 

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GaryPL and I shot the postal match before we left the club today. I used my Crockett .32 caliber. This was my second time out with that rifle and, while the gun will shoot, this was not one of my better days. And my left hand shooting was just pitiful. GaryPL did much better and he had to shoot his flintlock left handed! It was a sunny but windy and cool Georgia fall day. Some days are better than others and this was one of those better days.

Traditions Crockett .32 cal
20 grains of Goex FFFG
Hornady .310 roundball
.013 pillow ticking patch lubed with Ballistol
Remington # 11 caps
 

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garypl

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Well this was fun! Shot the match with JakeGA today - first time I have taken my flintlock out for many months and I will have to do this more often! Shooting left handed was tough, not because of the flintlock but I can't see too well in my left eye - I was happy to keep the shots on the paper!

.40 Cal Flintlock made by me in 1981, Douglas 1:48 barrel, Siler lock
45 Gr Goex 3F
.400 diameter self-cast ball
.015 pillow ticking lubed with Ballistol/water mixture that I use to clean rifle

Looking forward to doing this again!

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Surrywoodman

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Ok, boys, read'em and weep (I did).
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Shot with a TC Hawken 1 in 48 twist, with a TC peep sight, 50 cal, +/- 63 grains of 3FG, 179gr PRB, not sure what the patch thickness is. Weather was gorgeous, about 56 degrees, with a breeze. The third ball on the left hand target hit 3" to the left of the paper. I usually practice at 50yds before the season starts with mixed results on a paper plate, so I thought 25 would be somewhat easy, boy was I wrong about that. Holding the target in your hand it looks large but when you place it out to 25, those turkeys sure do shrink up. Had a lot of fun doing this, an eye opener, and I plan to keep going
 

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Looks like I am pistol only this month.
.45 T/C Patriot pillow tick .440 RB 30 G of 3F and then 30 G of 777.
Ran out of BP while at range. Used 777 to finish.
Two complete whiffs, one right and one left. Otherwise 4 hits.
Shooting left handed had me pulling the trigger on the left and supporting the pistol with my left and right. Same thing only in reverse for the right hand target.

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Looks like I am pistol only this month.
.45 T/C Patriot pillow tick .440 RB 30 G of 3F and then 30 G of 777.
Ran out of BP while at range. Used 777 to finish.
Two complete whiffs, one right and one left. Otherwise 4 hits.
Shooting left handed had me pulling the trigger on the left and supporting the pistol with my left and right. Same thing only in reverse for the right hand target.

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Ya know, I would take that pistol off your hands so you would have more time to shoot rifle. 😄
 

BadDaditood

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No, I’m not a lefty… musta tried harder, a LOT harder ;-)

TotW Jim Bridger Hawken
.54 GM 36” bbl tapered 1 1/8” to 1” (Heavy!!)
50 gn Swiss 1 1/2, .535” ball, .018” patch
RWS 1075 caps
(Super Secret Canadian patch lube recipe)

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Sorry guys, will try again next month. Today was winds of over 120km here and rained most of the day....good luck to all who shot one.
 

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I'm really enjoying seeing the results of this one guys! Unfortunately I didn't get to participate this time around due to weather, work, and the holidays, I still plan to shoot this target for fun in the future though and will be sure to post my results!
 

BadDaditood

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I'm really enjoying seeing the results of this one guys! Unfortunately I didn't get to participate this time around due to weather, work, and the holidays, I still plan to shoot this target for fun in the future though and will be sure to post my results!
Who won?
 
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