September 2021 Postal Match

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MSmith

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Marc, I thought about shooting the 10 point circles, but after one shot (on two separate targets), I decided to play it safe and go for the center.
I considered playing it safe too. But I just couldn’t do it. I was in the mood for a challenge, took it and failed. Oh well, Mama said there’d be days like this. 😄

The good news is, all but one would have been a kill shot. And 4 would have still been a respectable shot.
 

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This was fun! I shot at this one in front of a father and son, who are both Marines, that allow me to hunt on their land. The son commented that he has not even watched a traditional muzzleloader get loaded. First shot went a little low, but sparked their interest. They both wanted to shoot, so the next two loads were for them to shoot a muzzleloader for the first time. They both hit within 3” of their bull ( standing/off hand) and loved shooting it. My next two shots were in the red and I got a little cocky and tried for the small dot at the top. One in the blue and my last one was too high to be on paper….Good time had by all! I think my audience will be in the market for a traditional muzzleloader soon.
I used the same self-made .54 percussion half stock as last month with 70 gr. ffg, .530 ball with .015 pillow ticking.
 

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Glad to see everyone enjoying this months target! The weather has been crap here in kansas to the point im starting to think i wont get to shoot this month!

Chris
 

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I got home from work today under sunny skies and somewhat reasonable 20mph east winds so I tossed ol' Betsy in the truck along with my horn and shootin' pouch and headed for the range. 20 minutes later I pulled into the drive and grabbed my pouch, rifle and target!?!?! Wait my target!! I forgot my target! 30 minutes til sunset and I dont have a target! Panic! What to do! Then I had an aha! moment! I hadnt taken the mail inside since i picked it up after work!

Sure enough there was an unopened target there! Quickly grabbing it, a blank piece of paper and a sharpie I went to work tracing away, a few minutes later I had a perfect copy! Finally time to go shoot!

I hung my target on the 25yd board and fired my first 2 shots at a bowling pin about 10 yds farther out, both missed! Not a good start! With about 15 minutes of light left I set about the task at hand, knowing there were some dang good scores posted here already i figured my only chance was to go for broke. I came close! So close! But in shooting matches close just doesnt get it done. This was definitely a fun target to shoot at and I think even learned a few things about impoving my technique in the process of trying to hit those little bulls!

Chris
 

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Good afternoon everyone,
Here are the results of the September Match. Good shooting Everyone!

1. RanchRoper 50pts- Frontier 50cal, 50g 777, .015 patch, .490 ball
1. Winchester97 50pts- Kibler SMR .36, 35g fffg, .350 Lee Ball, .020 patch, olive oil

2. Maven 45pts- .50 Lyman GPR percussion, .4885 ball, .018 Pillow Ticking
2. 11th Corps 45 pts- .40 poor boy flintlock, .390 ball, pt patch, liquid wrench

3. Nessmuk 40pts- .45 cal flint parts rifle, 90gr 3f goex

4. Flinter 1977 35pts- .54 TC New Englander, .530 ball, spit lube, 90g 2f graffs
4. PK 35pts- LePage .36 Percussion, .350 ball, 15g Olde E 3f, .010 patch

5. Silky 921 30pts- .36, 35g 3f, .018 patch
5. Fly103 30pts- .50 Pedersoli Penn Flintlock, .490 ball, 60gr 2f Olde E, .010 patch, Mr Flintlock Lube

6. MSmith- .50 TC renegade, .495 selfcast ball, .015 patch w/ MooseMilk, 40g Olde E 3f


I hope everyone is staying safe, healthy, and enjoying carving their pumpkins for the October match.

Chris
 

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well September was a month that wasn't for me. spent most of it in hospital with covid viral pneumonia.
didn't even know what the target was until now.
got a new to me caplock i need to try out as soon as i can stay off the o2 for a few minutes.
going to print this months target now.
 

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