Skip to comments.Second Freeper Postal Match - Rifles
Posted on 05/20/2002 4:53:14 PM PDT by CapandBall
Following Free Republic's successful & fun first postal match (How about a Freeper Postal Match?) for pistols, I'm sponsoring a rifle match. A "postal match" is conducted by mail, hence the name "postal" and should not be confused with a contest that involves shooting up your co-workers in a rage.
Shooters in different parts of the country compete against each other in a contest of marksmanship. Shooters are mailed numbered targets which they shoot. The targets are returned via the mail (hence "postal") and scored. Obviously, the honor system comes into play here.
The rules (up to this point) for this match are as follows:
1> A rimfire and a centerfire rifle are required. You will need 30 rounds for each weapon.
2> Iron sights only. No scopes, red-dots, lasers, etc.
3> Diatance is 100 yards.
4> Ten shots each position; standing, sitting, and prone for each type of rifle.
5> Ten minutes for ten shots, each position.
6> The following are not allowed:
...a> match rifles
...b> match ammo
...b> use of spotting scopes between shots
...c> compitition type "cuffed" slings
...d> shooting jackest
You can see the result of the First Freeper Postal Match here: First Freeper Postal Match Results!
There are 6 targets total, all type SR-21, that you will receive in the mail. We have 8 confirmed for this match so far, and need 7 more to fill it out, 15 total. To date I have snail mail addresses for:
Freep mail me with a mailing address if you are interested. We had some problems using regular mail in the last match, so I'll probley use priority mail. First come first serve.
My Gold membership at the range (indoor) allows me to shoot for free and bring one guest for $4/hr. I can bring my own ammo & targets or buy theirs. A silver membership is one notch down and you have to buy their ammo & targets and pay $10/hr per session. I already have a membership at the outdoor range, but it is 25 miles away. This is intown. Its only 25 yds and for handguns or some small caliber rifles.
Ah ok. I saw an "actual size" pic on the cover of American Rifleman, man that thing was tiny. I'm curios as to how they act, ever shoot one?
Never been bit by a snake either. Think the .17 is worse.
I wish them the best of luck, but I admit, I don't understand the market vs .22 mag or even .22 lr.
Long range squirrel? Stew only, at best. Coyote?
I heard a story about one person who shot a perfect stage and the scorer never gave him his target. He just stapled the next target on top and then didn't tell him his score until the first target was ruined.
[If there ever was a thread that belongs on the bang list this is it.]
Thanks for the ping. I don't have any idea how this "postal match" thing works -- I've never done anything like it before. Most of my shooting has been against targets that break, although lately I've gotten into paper-punching. Shot four 100-yard groups with my new Savage FP 10 .308 a couple of weekends ago that averaged 3/4", although I'm still going to replace the trigger on that thing -- the factory unit is smooth and breaks clean, but it must have a ten-pound pull! What genius thought of that?
Can't wait for that one!
Me too, Joe.
Maybe, there will be a shotgun contest.
We could send in a box of broken clays....lol
Would love to join the next pistol match!
Between having two kids, and the sheer dollar value of my stuff, it would be insane not to.
I am still looking for a fast access - lockable pistol box. I want to keep a pistol handy, but no amount of hiding will prevent a kid from finding something.
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