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What to do until spring

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jhmorrisn, Dec 26, 2010.

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  1. jhmorrisn

    jhmorrisn TS Member

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    For some of us out door shooting has been put on hold for a while. As for any indoor type shooting goes there are a few options. One of which would be a “Wall Charts” to dry fire on or to use a Laser to track your shot.

    There is one other indoor option. That’s with a pellet air rifle shot at either 25 or 33 feet. The distance is based on the shooting distance you have available shoot on. There is a target printed especially for each distance.

    I’ll grant you that the shooting a pellet rifle or a shotgun is not exactly the same, but in many ways they are. Both require concentration, physical endurance and the need to get up off of the couch to do it.

    Here what I’m proposing if there are enough positive responses, an Air Rifle Postal match. What is a postal match you might ask? It a match where you shoot the targets at one location, send the results to be scored and tabulated to another location via the US Post Office.

    There will be two courses of fire each consisting of three matches. Course One is a 25 shot series of three matches shot at a distance of 25 feet. Course Two is a 30 shot series shot at a distance of 33 feet.

    The matches will be shot on five bull targets. Contestants will receive some sighter targets to “Zero In” on. These targets will be marked with stash marks on the upper right corner of the target. Shots fired on the sighter target do not count toward a score.

    They will also receive 3 packets of record targets. Each packet will contain 3 targets marked a series of numbers. Numbers like 1 – 1 – 1: 1 -1 -2: 1 – 1 – 3 and / or 2 - 1 – 1 and so on.

    The first number (1), indicates that it is a 25 foot course, a (2) indicates a 33 foot course. The next number is the Competitors number and the last number, which is a 1, 2 or 3, is the target numbers. The final number is the sequence in which the targets should be shoot.

    The match fee is $5.00 per courses. This is to cover the postage and targets.

    On the receipt of an entry of a name or names and address or addresses and $5 or an IOU per Course, I will mail out the packet of targets.

    On receipt of receiving the targets, the recipients shall check then over and let me know if there are any questions or concerns.

    The contestants should fire their targets and have them in the mail by the following dates. Match 1, Jan. 17th. Match 2, Feb. 7th and Match 3, Feb. 28th. The postal will conclude on March 14th at which time the results will be finalized and published. A Certificate of Competition will be mail out to all participates who complete the three matches.


    Many questions?
     
  2. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    I vote for get outside and shoot anyways.
     
  3. BIGDON

    BIGDON Well-Known Member

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    Shot today high of 23 wind chill about 0. Life is good.

    Don
     
  4. Basfshmn

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    I did the same thing today BigDon, your right life is good. Rick
     
  5. Spanky

    Spanky Active Member

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    Out here in the N.E. its been cold and getting colder, been some snow and getting snowier. Break out the shovels and blowers and we'll clean those pads off. Lets shoot. Been windy for more than a month straight.
     
  6. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    Being old, skinny, and diabetic, I do not tolerate cold weather anymore.

    My plans are, stay in shape, keep the endurance and the lungs up to speed, load a bunch of ammo.

    Come spring, the Lord willing, I am going to shoot my guns to death and ride my bicycle to the MOON and back. LOL
     
  7. Spanky

    Spanky Active Member

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    I would never suggest ever risking anything with health issues. We all know what we can handle and tolorate, better to be safe than sorry. It's just a clay target and not worth injury or sickness. I happen to love getting out and realize this may come to an end at some point in time.
     
  8. LDAdd

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    Today we shot clays and skeet in showers and WIND, very challenging and a lot of fun, especially when you don't have to write down the scores on a card. It generates a lot of camaradarie, snickers, laughs and jabs, along with a few adult beverages afterwards. Christmas is over and we're all happy again. Here in Redding, CA it just gets better weather from here on out (usually, anyway). There are very few days of the year that we cannot shoot here (hotter than hell in mid-summer...oh well...) and we're 700 miles from Los Angeles and that mess. I love to look at those threads from the upper mid-west this time of year. Our interpretation of snow is "white cow manure".

    Cheers

    Larry
     
  9. Ahab

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    If it is too cold and windy ... there is always the porn channel!

    :)
     
  10. Unknown1

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    I spend the sunny days fishing, biking or running and the rainy days in the hammock on the lanai with a good read and a tasty beverage.

    MK
     
  11. shadow

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    Give the cat a bath.
     
  12. slipping into darkness

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    jhmorrisn it looks like you'll need some one to donate BIG CASH to get a lot of entry's. I have the equipment to detect cheaters, it can tell at what distance a pellet was shot from and to the plus or minus .00005 diameter of the shot. which will eliminate different projectile and distance to disqualifies entrants who try to cheat? Let the matches begin, my perfect scores are being calculated now.
     
  13. Bushmaster1313

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    Surf the Web for Riot Guns:


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    This High Standard made it all the way from Montana to New Jersey, but I could not take it home because New Jersey NICS was down Thursday and Friday:


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