- Nov 25, 2016
- Reaction score
- Casper, Wyoming
October Squirrel Hunt
October Bark The Squirrel Target is attached below in pdf form. Download and print.
We will follow the scoring and instructions printed on the target.
We will shoot at 25 Yards Offhand ONLY.
Print your Forum Screen Name on your target.
You will shoot a total of 5 shots.
Only registered forum members may participate.
Only traditional, open iron sighted muzzle loading firearms; peeps are allowed under the condition you mark your target so I know you used a peep. (Tracking it) NO Cannons. Percussion, flintlock or matchlock ignition only. Cap and Ball revolvers are OK and judged in pistol class.
Single patched round ball only. No restrictions on caliber. (a patchless ball may be used if so desired)
Note: October shoot exception; As I stated last month I will accept targets shot with Minni ball but those targets will be scored and reported in a separate class of their own.
Shots shall 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, scan, etc.
*New Rules!!*Old Eyes - Small Targets, What To Do?
Considering the nature of the event being, a print and mail target and there being no prize other than bragging rights, the object is to encourage ML shooters to shoot and share their results, whatever they may be, in hopes we can all learn a bit. In September 2020 shoot participants overwhelmingly voted to adjust the rules to allow adding color to the target(s) to add contrast to better see the intended point of impact. This can be done at the individual shooters desire, this is optional.
For those who would like, you can shoot one target with long gun and one with pistol. Please mark your target accordingly.
Overseas participants may scan and e-mail me. Just send me a PM through the forum and attach it or I'll give you my e-mail address. As long as I can CLEARLY make the target out I'll accept it.** (I recommend using a dark backing paper when you scan / copy it if possible so that the holes show clearly)
Scoring will be as follows:
How close is close enough? Over half the ball must penetrate inside the scoring ring to be counted at the highest value. In other words, the ring in which the majority of the ball hits the target will be the score value. The center of the shot placement on the target will be determined by the judge. Judges decisions are final.
Fire 5 shots only, misses count! Mutilated targets or targets with more than 5 holes will be disqualified. If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me.
Mail your target, postmarked no later than October 31st, to:
1900 Parkway Drive
Casper, WY 82609
Attn: September Target
If you don’t mind sharing I would also like to know what you’re shooting. Include type of firearm, caliber, ball diameter, patch thickness, lube, powder type and grains used, barrel length and twist rate. This isn’t required I’m just the curious sort. And I believe others might enjoy knowing a bit more about what and who they are shooting with. It's a great way to learn too.
Thanks for shooting and Godspeed ladies & gentleman!!
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