Desert International Long Range Black Powder Championship Match

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Re: Desert International Long Range Black Powder Championship Match

Post by Don McDowell » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:12 pm

High today was 30 winds were only around 15, sunny most of the time, except for when the few light snow flurries went thru..
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Re: Desert International Long Range Black Powder Championship Match

Post by desert deuce » Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:08 pm

It was actually 77 F in Phoenix yesterday afternoon. Calm wind. Had to move the picnic into the shade. Radiant heating you know?
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Re: Desert International Long Range Black Powder Championship Match

Post by semtav » Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:40 pm

We just barely broke above 0 today sunny and calm. If it wouldnt have taken so long to plow snow it would have been a great day to go play in the snow.

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Re: Desert International Long Range Black Powder Championship Match

Post by Kurt » Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:48 pm

It's a bitt nippy here enough when I got the tractor fired up with the 6' snow blower to clear the drive with the little dusting we got over night was enough to freeze the eye lashes together at -16º below zero. I drove to the range to see if I can get in but the snow is piled on the road with one lane path twice as high as the roof of the jeep. No chance getting on the range for a while.
I have to shovel off the back deck so I can get at the grill to put a piece of prime rib on. :D
But Sur is Purdy and so clean and bright. :D
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Re: Desert International Long Range Black Powder Championship Match

Post by desert deuce » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:42 am

Snow bound shooters emailed yesterday. They are already migrating south to Phoenix for the Big Match.
Registration is still open. Anything received after February 19th please add a $25.00 late fee.
Remembering, this is the most long range BPTR shooting on the planet. Silhouette, Mid-Range and Long Range for your shooting delight.
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Re: Desert International Long Range Black Powder Championship Match

Post by Don McDowell » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:03 am

Could you tell folks that haven't been there, which direction the range faces?
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Re: Desert International Long Range Black Powder Championship Match

Post by desert deuce » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:41 pm

The Ben Avery 1,000 yard and Silhouette ranges both face North.
This time of year at 12:00 Noon Sun time the sun is behind you in the Southern sky.
That is why it is presently Summer in OZ.
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Re: Desert International Long Range Black Powder Championship Match

Post by desert deuce » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:15 pm

Our arrival day at Ben Avery Range Phoenix is Feb 24th for match prep and target building.

That's right, new targets for some very special shooters.

Weatherman says low 55 high 82 at Phoenix on Feb 24th.

Guess, as usual, SPF 30 sunscreen and sun glasses uniform of the day.

We don't recommend sandals without socks, sunburned tops of feet are to be avoided.

Ohhhhh, just looked at the weather in WY and MT.......Yikes !
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Re: Desert International Long Range Black Powder Championship Match

Post by Aviator » Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:07 pm

Here is a preview of the patch for the Desert International Match:

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Re: Desert International Long Range Black Powder Championship Match

Post by Skipper » Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:44 pm

I need some warmer weather! Current weather here in Central Illinois is 3 degrees (windchill -18) and an absolute whiteout. Snow plows have been pulled off of roads. Been a while since we’ve had a true blizzard.

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Re: Desert International Long Range Black Powder Championship Match

Post by desert deuce » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:46 pm

Last time you were in Phoenix Skip we had a Blizzard, or two, at the Dairy Queen that is.

No hurry coming South Skipper. Don't want you to go into environmental shock from the warm weather.
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Re: Desert International Long Range Black Powder Championship Match

Post by Skipper » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:15 am

LMAO, Zack! Yes, that was a good blizzard! But, .... May have to dodge around another weather front coming in this Sunday. More snow and wind forecast.

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Re: Desert International Long Range Black Powder Championship Match

Post by Aviator » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:30 am

Just spent 2-1/2 hours on the tractor pushing snow around.

The upcoming trip to The Valley of the Sun is looking better and better!

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Re: Desert International Long Range Black Powder Championship Match

Post by Don McDowell » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:12 pm

We hit 30 here today, but the weather guessers are starting to hedge their bets on another front coming thru on Saturday and then again Tuesday..
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Re: Desert International Long Range Black Powder Championship Match

Post by desert deuce » Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:21 am

Don, I hear I-25 still goes South.
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