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Second Freeper Postal Match - Rifles
CapandBall | 05/20/02 | CapandBall

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:

Shooter 2.5
NY.SS-Bar9
ctdonath2
umgud
KG9 Kid
chookter
M1911
CapandBall

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.


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1 posted on 05/20/2002 4:53:14 PM PDT by CapandBall
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To: freedomlover;ctdonath2;5madman2;umgud;cap&ball;shooter2.5;freedomlover;barnacle;ibbryn;chookter...
Bang!
2 posted on 05/20/2002 4:57:08 PM PDT by CapandBall
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To: CapandBall
Did you ever publish the results of the first match?
3 posted on 05/20/2002 5:00:30 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: spunkets;in the Arena; 5Madman2;let freedom sing;wardaddy;
bang!
4 posted on 05/20/2002 5:02:07 PM PDT by CapandBall
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To: IronJack
results are linked above.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/674310/posts

5 posted on 05/20/2002 5:03:39 PM PDT by CapandBall
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To: Bill the Drill,Seattle
Thought that you might be interested!
6 posted on 05/20/2002 5:08:11 PM PDT by RIGHT IN SEATTLE
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To: Billthedrill;ibbryn;r9etb;RetiredNavy;Tunehead54;TexanToTheCore;Cosmologist;Jefferson Adams...
Bang!
7 posted on 05/20/2002 5:08:29 PM PDT by CapandBall
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To: CapandBall
22 mag OK?
8 posted on 05/20/2002 6:05:17 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: CapandBall
Spunkets, in the Arena, Lion Den Dan, SJackson, have signed up. We have room for 4 more...

Some folks are asking about cost. This is on me Freepers. But for anybody except NY.SS-Bar9, if you want to donate you can include the cost of postage in your return mail and a buck for targets.

9 posted on 05/20/2002 6:12:15 PM PDT by CapandBall
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To: spunkets
.22 mag? If it is rimfire, sure.

I dont know if there is any other caliber besides .22 that is rimfire.

10 posted on 05/20/2002 6:14:48 PM PDT by CapandBall
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To: ricer1;Redbob;harpseal;Travis McGee;Squantos;sneakypete;Chapita;razorback-bert;BRITinUSA...
Bang!
11 posted on 05/20/2002 6:22:46 PM PDT by CapandBall
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To: CapandBall
You have FReepmail.
12 posted on 05/20/2002 6:31:11 PM PDT by logos
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To: CapandBall
Ok, I'll use the 22 mag, that's my normal 22. It's a little less accurate than a 22LR, but the only other one I have is cut to be a kids gun. My daughter and her freinds used it to have fun with.

The only centerfire I have to use here is a Marlin 30-30. My other guns are all factory match heavy barrels, or are scoped. My 54 hawken isn't centerfire, but I'd prefer that over the Marlin right now. I'm still working on the magazine attachment to keep it from effecting the group. This will give me the impetus to work on it some more.

13 posted on 05/20/2002 6:32:02 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: CapandBall; shooter2.5; NY.SS-Bar9
A little off topic, but I just had to tell somebody..... I bought a new gunsafe ($300 Sentry, 14 gun model) at our local gun store. This was a blowout sales event with door prizes. I won a one-year gold range membership worth $170!............ I NEVER WIN ANYTHING
14 posted on 05/20/2002 6:43:12 PM PDT by umgud
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To: spunkets
Keep your powder dry for that hawkens, I'm thinking blackpowder match next.
15 posted on 05/20/2002 6:44:28 PM PDT by CapandBall
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To: umgud
I'm jealous for a safe. I'm using my furnace room with a steel exterior grade door right now as my gun vault. I saw a used safe at my local gun shop for $500, $300 is a steal!

What does the prize entitle you to?

16 posted on 05/20/2002 6:48:43 PM PDT by CapandBall
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To: CapandBall;spunkets;WhiteKnuckles;Lazamataz;MossbergPump;RedWing9;Chi-townChief;BillyBoy...
Ping to Illinois gunowners, and other trolls that slipped in.

If you enter, you need to kick in postage, overnight.

No reason one of us can't win this.

*uck Daley.

Aim just below the right eye.

17 posted on 05/20/2002 6:51:07 PM PDT by SJackson
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To: CapandBall
Sender and logos are in. Two slots left.
18 posted on 05/20/2002 6:56:24 PM PDT by CapandBall
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To: CapandBall
I dont know if there is any other caliber besides .22 that is rimfire.

Hornady came out with a .17 cal rimfire. I've never seen one except in pictures, but I'm imagining a Daisy pellet gun would do nearly as much damage.

19 posted on 05/20/2002 6:58:57 PM PDT by AAABEST
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To: AAABEST
Hornady came out with a .17 cal rimfire. I've never seen one except in pictures, but I'm imagining a Daisy pellet gun would do nearly as much damage.

.17 cal rimfire

.17 centerfire.

I'm imagining a Daisy pellet gun would do nearly as much damage

No, you're wrong. .17 gr (about, the cal, a coincidence)@ about 2550 fps generates some energy, in the 250 fps neighborhood.

Not you brothers daisy. Makes a mess of ballistic gelatin.

20 posted on 05/20/2002 7:07:31 PM PDT by SJackson
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To: CapandBall
Sentry Safes Scroll down to Model 3910. I paid $265 + tax.

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.

22 posted on 05/20/2002 7:11:03 PM PDT by umgud
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To: CapandBall
Whew, I was worried, I thought we were going to be required to shoot up our local post office.;^)
23 posted on 05/20/2002 7:18:49 PM PDT by Kermit
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To: SJackson;CapandBall
.17 centerfire.

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?

24 posted on 05/20/2002 7:24:18 PM PDT by AAABEST
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To: AAABEST,capandball
No. Don't know anyone who has. Just seen the

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?

25 posted on 05/20/2002 7:36:53 PM PDT by SJackson
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To: AllSmiles
Thanks for the Hide link, I'll check it out
26 posted on 05/20/2002 7:45:59 PM PDT by CapandBall
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To: SJackson
Thanks. :-)
27 posted on 05/20/2002 7:48:21 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: CapandBall
So according to your rules I can't shoot my National Match M1A?

L

28 posted on 05/20/2002 7:53:25 PM PDT by Lurker
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To: Lurker
Match rifles are out.If you have a match M1A you probley have something else, join us!
29 posted on 05/20/2002 8:03:32 PM PDT by CapandBall
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To: CapandBall
I love these matches. I spent all weekend on a firing line of some sort. The 200 yard High Power match was fun because no one could see the .223 holes because of the mirage. I did witness a guy, who used to call our matches for years, shoot a perfect score on the rapid prone.

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.

30 posted on 05/20/2002 10:22:53 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5
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To: umgud
Congratulations on the safe. The days of keeping our stuff on the walls and in the closets are over. Except for one or two that we need for the bumps in the night. LOL
31 posted on 05/20/2002 10:26:41 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5
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To: Bang_list
Bang!

[If there ever was a thread that belongs on the bang list this is it.]

32 posted on 05/20/2002 10:33:43 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5
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To: SJackson
Har! That Hanoi Jane target is great! Got a mailing adress for the harpy so's I can mail it to her after it's been "on the range" a while? $;-)

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?


33 posted on 05/21/2002 5:30:25 AM PDT by Joe Brower
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To: CapandBall
Powder..Patch..Ball FIRE!

Can't wait for that one!

34 posted on 05/21/2002 5:32:53 AM PDT by BallandPowder
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To: Joe Brower
Most of my shooting has been against targets that break

Me too, Joe.
Maybe, there will be a shotgun contest.
We could send in a box of broken clays....lol

35 posted on 05/21/2002 6:22:29 AM PDT by MissTargets
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To: MissTargets
I was referring to objects more like water-filled plastic jugs, old TV sets, garbage disposals, microwaves, VCRS and other misc. kitchen appliances and home electronics, etc., etc. You get the picture!


36 posted on 05/21/2002 6:42:28 AM PDT by Joe Brower
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To: Teacher317;double tap;tc rider;reloader;bigun;hairofthedog;betteboop;rjl;chemist_geek;tailback...
Pinging a few people that missed out on the first go-round.
37 posted on 05/21/2002 7:22:02 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9
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To: CapandBall
Thanks for the invite... and keep me on the list for these, but I am a pistol shooter, not a rifle shooter.

Would love to join the next pistol match!

38 posted on 05/21/2002 7:34:33 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Shooter 2.5
I am fortunate enough to run a fabrication shop. I made a sturdy lockable cabinet and lagged it in an out of the way location.

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.

39 posted on 05/21/2002 8:03:59 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9
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To: SJackson
It also makes a mess of gophers and woodchucks. Along with the .218 bee, they are both fantastic for varmit poppin'. Low grain weight boattail hollow points will basically explode when they hit a blade of grass so there is less worry with bullet skip.
40 posted on 05/21/2002 8:09:13 AM PDT by DancesWithTrout
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To: DancesWithTrout
Low grain weight boattail hollow points will basically explode when they hit a blade of grass so there is less worry with bullet skip.

I've occasionally "dodged" .22 ricochets from squirrel hunters on a neighbors property (problem solved, no .22s). Ballistic performance aside, there would seem to be a significant safety improvement here. Why couldn’t a similar bullet be designed for .22 or .22 mag?

41 posted on 05/21/2002 8:14:59 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: NY.SS-Bar9
Safes are one big pain in my back. I think I helped moved seven safes and I move some of them at least three times. The worst was last week when we moved a 850 pound safe into the back of a pickup truck where the bed was four feet high. It was just me and the owner. It helped that both the owner and I have Millwright experience.

Back to topic, I think my '03A3 will be here in a couple of weeks but the order form said 45 to 60 days. I'm being optimistic. I hate to use the Mauser 98K because I think I should use something American for a Freeper Match.

42 posted on 05/21/2002 8:37:29 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5
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To: Joe Brower
What genius thought of that?

I imagine the Savage legal team. Just like Remington they must be trying to protect themselves from the legalities of all those guns that "just went off by itself".

Here's an article here on Adjusting the Savage 110 Trigger.

I can't comment on the accuracy of the article since I've never had a Savage trigger to modify, but I did follow the Remington instructions and safety was stressed along with improving the trigger.

good luck,

Jim

43 posted on 05/21/2002 8:37:32 AM PDT by in the Arena
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To: in the Arena
Lawyers. Now why didn't I think of that?

Thanks for the pointer. I'm going to work with the FP 10 in it's stock config for a bit longer, and then I'm going to be ordering either a Rifle Basix or Sharp Shooter's Supply replacement for it. When I get the new part, then I'll start messing with the stock trigger, so in case I goof it up, I'll have the replacement part at the ready.

44 posted on 05/21/2002 8:54:15 AM PDT by Joe Brower
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To: CapandBall
I dont know if there is any other caliber besides .22 that is rimfire.

The only other I can think of is .303 that the Enfields used but I'm sure their is a million others.

45 posted on 05/21/2002 8:54:41 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
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To: NY.SS-Bar9
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.

Gunvault is the best I've found. Quick access and doesn't look like hell. gunvault.com

46 posted on 05/21/2002 9:00:18 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
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To: all
NOT ALLOWED:
>competition type "cuffed" slings

My 8mm Mauser has a sling, but I don't know if it's "cuffed" or not... can someone tell me what a "cuffed" sling is?
47 posted on 05/21/2002 9:00:37 AM PDT by ricer1
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To: CapandBall
I hope you've got an opening. You've got freepmail. p.s. my AR is not match and is a carbine with iron sights.
48 posted on 05/21/2002 9:02:48 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
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To: CapandBall
I'm in. I intend to use my CMP Garand and a Ruger 10/22. Should be fun!
49 posted on 05/21/2002 9:03:51 AM PDT by Jerry_M
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To: NY.SS-Bar9
I am still looking for a fast access - lockable pistol box

I cannot recommend more highly the handgun safes designed and built by R&D Enterprises. These are formed from a single piece of heavy steel, employ a 100% mechanical simplex lock that is quickly operated even in total darkness, and can't be opened with anything short of an oxy-acetalene torch. I've had two of these for years, and they are top of the line.

Click on the graphic below to go to their website.


50 posted on 05/21/2002 9:05:59 AM PDT by Joe Brower
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