Sunday, July 01, 2007

ePostal Contest: Circular Thinking

Update: On some of the larger circles, it is possible to hit more than one circle with one round. That being the case: If a round hits two circles, the higher scoring circle, and ONLY higher one, will be scored.
All other rules still apply (i.e. only one hit per circle counts, etc).

Time for the latest Mr. Completely's ePostal Contest: Circular Thinking.
Hosted by your humble host, jimmyb (that's me!).

This months contest looks to be a hoot, and perhaps a tad challenging as well.

Here's the deal:

Download the target for the contest here: Lots 'o' Circles Target.
It is in standard PDF format.
Target courtesy of The Glock FAQ (, which by the way, has some very cool stuff if you're a Glock fan (DO NOT start a Glock/1911 war in the comments!!!).

All firearms must have 12" or less barrel-length.
This shouldn't be a problem for anyone except Mr. Completely!

Now go shoot!

Da Rules:
CLASS ONE: Rimfire, with optics (revolvers or semi-auto)

CLASS TWO: Rimfire, iron sights (revolvers or semi-auto)

CLASS THREE: Centerfire, iron sights (revolvers or semi-auto)

Class FOUR:
Centerfire, with optics (revolvers or semi-auto)

Class FIVE:
Air Pistols, black powder pistols. Depending on entries submitted in class 5, there could be sub-classes. Shoot 'em all!!
Unsure? Email me at cugblog AT msn DOT com.

DISTANCE - All Classes: 25 feet, or 10 yards, which ever is available at your range.

FIRST TARGET SHOOTING POSITION: Standing, un-supported, off-hand, one or two hands on gun permitted. (Most, I'm sure, will use two hands.)

SECOND TARGET SHOOTING POSITION: Standing, un-supported, off-hand, ONLY ONE HAND on gun permitted, strong-hand or weak hand.
(I'm sure the majority will shoot strong-hand).

PROCEDURE/SCORING: There are 13 circles on the paper, number 1 for the largest circle, to 13 for the smallest. These (understandably) are the point values for each circle. You get one shot per circle for each target; a total of 26 shots. In each entry, you are allowed thirteen (13) shots at each target, twenty-six (26) shots total.

Each circle can only be counted ONCE. Multiple hits on a circle will only count as one hit, and under no circumstances are more than 13 shots allowed on any target.
Touching the black of the circle/breaking the line counts as a hit.
Each target has a perfect score of 91 (1 +2 ...+13 = 91), for a perfect total score of 182 (per entry).

Ties will be decided based on the single-handed (second target) target score. If it's still tied, it will be posted as such. You can re-shoot as many times as you wish, but both targets must be from the same session, and one entry per gun!

MULTIPLE ENTRIES: You can enter as many sets of targets as you wish. Bring the whole armory! Just remember, only one entry per gun. Different calibers in the same gun count as one gun. (Like shooting 38's and .357's in your Smith and Wesson 686, for example.)

SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY: Scan or take a digital photo of your targets. The targets should have the score, your moniker, distance, and firearm type written on them.
Email the images (cugblog AT msn DOT com), accompanied by the following:

1. Your score for each target page and the total score of both pages.

2. The name you want used when the results are posted.

3. Gun description: Brand, model, semi-auto, revolver, black powder, caliber, barrel length, and type of sights

4. Class: Class One, Two, Three, Four, or Five.

5. Anything interesting or unique about your entry that other shooters might enjoy hearing about.

to jimmyb at cugblog AT msn DOT com. Entries are due by midnight (EST) Monday, July 30th, 2007.

STRATEGY: There is indeed strategy to consider, too.
Is it worth taking 3 shots at the 13 or the 12, forgoing the 6 points possible with the 1, 2 and 3?
What about skipping the 4, too?
Should you just start at 1 and work your way across the ascending numbers?
I don't know, but maybe you do!

PRIZES: Accolades, bragging rights, and the awe and respect of your peers, as well as my deep, heartfelt personal admiration,.
(I may be a little jealous, too, but I'll get over it!)

That said, go print some pages and punch some holes in them!!

Have safe and happy shooting sessions and many of them. :)