200, 400, 800 yds Postal Match - April 2019

This is where you can place your scores from the matches. It uses an excel spread sheet! If you send me your sheet of scores I can put it on the forum and provide a link where everyone can view it.

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200, 400, 800 yds Postal Match - April 2019

Post by BFD » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:40 pm

We can try this again if anyone is interested. I will post a set of targets tonight that I shot on Sunday. I hope many of you will join in.

1. unlimited sighters,then 10 shots for score. ( no converted shots)
2. Any BP cartridge, any powder (cast bullets only)
3. Enter as many times as you want
4. Provide your own target. (anything of appropriate size will work)
5. sitting or prone cross sticks ( Benchrest if you absolutely can't shoot any other way.)
6. iron or scope sights
7. Scoring:
a. Measure each shot in inches from target center
b. add 10 shots to get total score
c. On 800 yd target, anything over 24" from center (including misses) count as 25
Final score
For 800 yards multiply total inches by 1 to get final score
For 400 yards multiply total inches by 2.25 to get final score
For 200 yards multiply total inches by 5 to get total score
(this is just an experimental match don't dwell on it)

8. provide picture of target and rifle to enter. (and loading data as pertinent)
9. this one ends 30 April 2019.
10. Lowest score wins

there will be a drawing from all the participants for a treasure from my basement. This month, the drawing winner will get firearm/hunting related book. Who knows what it will be. Perhaps "The Year of the Lion" by Gerald Hanley or something like that. I'll look for a rifle book first.


Now go shoot :? :lol:

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Re: 200, 400, 800 yds Postal Match - April 2019

Post by BFD » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:11 pm

Okay, I shot these three targets. I only bothered scoring two of them. Shooting prone it as very difficult to see the bullet holes, even with a 27X Kowa Spotter. The target is badly backlit in the morning and I was shooting almost directly into the sun. By the third target I quit trying to see the holes at all and just fired 10 for record watching the mirage but not knowing if I was centered. I wasn't. Also, an 11th bullet hole mysteriously appeared in that target when I thought I only had 10 cartridges left to shoot.

Anyway, there they are:
Target #1 using some old chicken bullet loads that I know are not that accurate. 21.529" prorated to 107.645" at 800 yds.
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Target #2 using my silhouette loads, old and suspect powder that needs to be shot down. Note Shot #1 just barely touched the paper. Quite a difference in site settings - about 4.5 points. 24.024" prorated to 120.12" at 800 yds
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And Target #3, not even worth scoring, same load as #2 above
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I used my old highwall .45-70 with MVA B5 scope.

Okay, someone, anyone, beat that!

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Re: 200, 400, 800 yds Postal Match - April 2019

Post by Woody » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:48 am

I hope to get a test in the AM with the re-barreled High Wall. We will see.

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Re: 200, 400, 800 yds Postal Match - April 2019

Post by Aviator » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:11 pm

Here is a 200 yard target I shot while doing some load development a few days ago.
It was 200 yards, shooting my Shiloh 45-70 with a DZ arms scope.
This was shooting off of bench sticks, as lying in the mud wasn't appealing....

7/16 + 5/8 + 1-3/16 + 15/16 + 7/16 + 7/8 + 15/16 + 1-3/16 + 1-3/16 + 1-5/8 = 10-1/16
X 5 = 50.31
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Re: 200, 400, 800 yds Postal Match - April 2019

Post by Woody » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:22 pm

Nice looking group. You coming to Friendship for the Regional next month.

If the weather co-ops, I hope to test seven loads in two different rifles tomorrow. I also have to shoot my annual qualification for my HR218 permit tomorrow.

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Re: 200, 400, 800 yds Postal Match - April 2019

Post by Aviator » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:01 pm

Thanks! I'll see tomorrow if it will repeat...

Yes, I'll be at the Friendship regional! Looking forward to it.
And I'm going to Lodi long range match the week before. Need to get some casting done...

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Re: 200, 400, 800 yds Postal Match - April 2019

Post by BFD » Thu May 02, 2019 6:12 am

Aviator,
Looks like you are the hands down winner! Congratulations. You can either shoot me an address and I'll put a book in the mail to you or I can bring it to Lodi. Whichever you like. Nice job!


Should we do this again for the month of May or is everyone busy shooting matches and planting gardens, etc? Seems like we need more than two contestants.

Woody, did your highwall hold the berm?

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Re: 200, 400, 800 yds Postal Match - April 2019

Post by Woody » Thu May 02, 2019 7:37 am

Brent,

Yes it did. I only had time for four groups before the conditions worsened and the Sheriff's Department arrived to shoot me. (Qualification that is.)

Two groups show promise. I need to see if it will repeat. I only fired seven rounds in each group so I didn't record the string measure etc. The last group was just over a MOA with the first six under and the seventh opening it up. My impression was I broke it slightly right. Plan on heading to the range this afternoon for some more testing before tonight's pistol matches.

How is your progress in solving your accuracy issues?

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Re: 200, 400, 800 yds Postal Match - April 2019

Post by Woody » Thu May 02, 2019 7:37 am

Brent,

Yes it did. I only had time for four groups before the conditions worsened and the Sheriff's Department arrived to shoot me. (Qualification that is.)

Two groups show promise. I need to see if it will repeat. I only fired seven rounds in each group so I didn't record the string measure etc. The last group was just over a MOA with the first six under and the seventh opening it up. My impression was I broke it slightly right. Plan on heading to the range this afternoon for some more testing before tonight's pistol matches.

How is your progress in solving your accuracy issues?

Woody
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Re: 200, 400, 800 yds Postal Match - April 2019

Post by BFD » Thu May 02, 2019 7:52 am

No sign of progress yet. Last weekend I shot some friends rifle with my ammo and the group at 2:00 yd was over 2'. This weekend I will try some friends bullets in my gun. I don't have much hope. Still, I'm going to Lodi to put lead in the air. Where it falls is another matter.

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Re: 200, 400, 800 yds Postal Match - April 2019

Post by Aviator » Thu May 02, 2019 8:45 am

Well, I certainly don't expect anything, as I'm just doing it for entertainment. I do like books, though.

I will be at Lodi, and am looking forward to meeting people. I doubt if I will know anyone there.

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Re: 200, 400, 800 yds Postal Match - April 2019

Post by Aviator » Thu May 02, 2019 8:45 am

Well, I certainly don't expect anything, as I'm just doing it for entertainment. I do like books, though.

I will be at Lodi, and am looking forward to meeting people. I doubt if I will know anyone there.

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Re: 200, 400, 800 yds Postal Match - April 2019

Post by BFD » Thu May 02, 2019 8:46 am

Don't worry. You will fit right in and there will be decent beer here and there for you.

Where are you staying?

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Re: 200, 400, 800 yds Postal Match - April 2019

Post by Aviator » Thu May 02, 2019 9:30 am

Quality Inn

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Re: 200, 400, 800 yds Postal Match - April 2019

Post by BFD » Thu May 02, 2019 9:37 am

Some of us will be at Lodi Suites on the north end of town. Getting in on Wednesday evening. You are welcome to join us for a beer or two.

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