Sunday, March 31, 2013
Sometimes, you can go back home. The target that (re)started it all:
This target has been around the ePostal circuit for about forever. It has significance to me, as this is the first ePostal target I shot at the recommendation of an old friend/acquaintance Barbay (Barbay Live nee Mensa Barbi). We're out of touch now, but you never forget someone that engenders a change of substantial magnitude in your life (unbeknownst to her or I at the time). At that time, Mr. Completely was hosting the contest regularly, and is still the main drive behind the contest (although True Blue Sam does a lot of the ramrodding now).
This one episode got me back into shooting and collecting - those activities pretty much being dormant for several years. This in turn led to more enthusiasm, which in turn led to shooting in a pistol league, and eventually (with two of my brothers) opening a Class III gunshop (Partisan Arms LTD)!!
So, enough about history, let's shoot (and a Happy Easter to all of you by the way).
The picture in this post should link you to the actual target PDF file.
If not, go here (courtesy of Mr. C): Fly Target
You will need a PDF reader to open and print it, which I assume most of you do.
If not: Adobe Reader.
DISTANCE: 25 feet, or 10 yards, which ever is available at your range.
SHOOTING POSITION: Standing, unsupported, one or two hands.
HOW TO SHOOT IT/SCORING: Shooting in the aforementioned position, take one shot at each individual fly on the target, for a total of 20 shots (or about $80 worth of ammo if shooting 22LR). One point per fly; perfect score is 20 points. Multiple hits on a single fly will only count as one point. Any round that breaks/touches a line on a fly counts as a hit.
CLASSES (as usual, blatantly stolen from Mr. Completely):
CLASS ONE: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.
CLASS TWO: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.
CLASS THREE: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.
CLASS FOUR: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.
CLASS FIVE: Any revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.
CLASS SIX: Any revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.
CLASS SEVEN: Any handgun with no more than a 14" barrel, any sights, scopes, laser, whatever. This class is primarily for target pistols.
CLASS EIGHT: This would be the "other" classification. If you have something that doesn't fit the other seven catagories, shoot it anyway!! Rifles, golf ball cannons, full-auto, 50 BMGs, GE Miniguns, Dylan Aero's, sling-shots. cross-bows, or Archer Fish. Just let me know the distance and details of the item. All comers welcome.
Ties will be decided by me based on...something (fly center-mass hits?).
MULTIPLE ENTRIES: You can enter more than once. In fact, it is encouraged. Shoot everything you own, and everything you can borrow! Take friends, relatives, and (especially) new shooters to the range. The only restriction is that you can only enter once for any given gun, in any individual Class.
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS: Email your digitally scanned or photographed target to:
DO NOT email targets to the email link on the blog. Include the name you want used in the contest, the distance you shot, your score, the class of target you're entering, type and caliber of firearm (or whatever) used and any interesting info regarding the firearm and/or your the shooting experience.
Be safe, have fun, and QUIT BUYING UP ALL THE DANG 22 AMMO!!! I need some! Sheesh.