Tuesday, May 03, 2011

ePostal Results - April 2011

The results of the April '11 ePostal contest -

Place Name Pistol Score

Class 1
Rimfire Iron Sight

1 True Blue Sam
Ruger Single Six
2 Billll Ruger MK I
3 Danno Ruger 22/45
4 Danno Ruger Single Six

Class 2 Rimfire Optic Sight

1 Mr. Completely High Standard/OKO 42
2 jimmyb
Ruger MK II/Eotech

Light turn-out, obviously. If it was too difficult of a target, I apologize (it was tough). However, I think the scores show that it could be shot... :) If I had to do it again, I would probably have one shoot 10 off the bench, and 10 standing.

True Blue Sam took the top honors for the iron sights - congrats, bro!

Billll had to fight the elements to shoot (as did I) and he did a fine job.

Danno had some trouble with his sights, and no time to tweak them, but he will be back with a vengeance next contest - which he is hosting, BTW. And I unknowingly used the target he was going to use in the May contest! A thousand pardons, sir. And props to you for submitting scores you felt uncomfortable with, many wouldn't have done that (and I suspect that may have had something to do with the low turn-out, although that is pure speculation on my part).

Mr. Completely to the top spot in the optical 22 class. Yeah, I was totally shocked too... ;)
Congrats Mr. C. - you always do a great job.

As I am wont to do, I came in behind Mr. C, and have no problem with that. He's good! But I felt ok when I shot it, could have done better maybe, but not better enough to beat Mr C on this one...

Thanks to all who participated.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

April ePostal Contest - Dots on Spots

The Mr. Completely's April ePostal Contest “Dots on Spots” (with apologies to Dr. Seuss) is on! And might I add, it is nice to host the April contest. I haven't blogged for a while (projects in the works), but I am still shooting NRA bullseye and rifle stuff. So, let's get to it.

Download the target (pdf) here: Dots on Spots Target
(Do NOT download the image in this post. It will be too small.)

There will be one (1) target per entry.

: 25 feet, or Ten yards, which ever is available at your range.

: All targets are to be shot standing and unsupported.

: The 10 spots on the left are to be shot holding the firearm IN ONE HAND. The 10 spots on the right are to be shot with the firearm in one or two hands, shooters choice (and I reckon most will use 2 hands, as will I).

Total shots = 20 (10 shots one-handed, and 10 shots two-handed or one-handed).

: One shot per circle. As is standard, a hit only has to touch the edge of the line to count as a hit. Each circle is worth two (2) points. Each dot in the center of the circle is worth 5 points. There is ONLY ONE point designation per circle; two points or five points. In the case of multiple hits on one circle, the lowest-point hit is the only one that will be counted, regardless of number of hits. A perfect score (20 center dots in 20 spots) would be 100 points.

(blatantly stolen from Mr. Completely - mostly):

CLASS ONE: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.

: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.

: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

: Any revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.

: Any revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

: Any handgun with no more than a 14" barrel, any sights, scopes, laser, whatever. This class is primarily for target pistols.

: Something odd that doesn't fit the first seven categories? Puffing blow guns, shooting crossbows, blasting cannons, throwing darts, or slingshotting chipmunks*? Go for it! (*Note: The Conservative UAW Guy, Mr. Completely, Blogger and Google do not condone slingshotting live chipmunks into targets of any kind. Dead ones are cool, though.)

Ties will be broken by the most center dots hit, and failing that, by which target has the most shots closest to the center of each circle. I also accept cash.

: The more the merrier!! You can enter more than once, in fact, it is encouraged. Shoot everything you own, and everything you can borrow! Take a buddy to the range, get him entered, then borrow his gun and enter that! The only restriction is that you can only enter once for any given gun, in any individual Class.

You can shoot the target as many times as you like, and send in the best one. Different calibers in the same gun count as one gun. For example, .38SPL and .357MAG are considered as one, as would be .44SPL and .44MAG. Different guns of the same caliber and barrel length can be entered.

: Bragging rights and taking pleasure the shock and awe experienced by your friends and coworkers.

: Mark your score on each target with a legible pen, along with the class and type of gun used. Don't write your real name on the target, only the name you want to appear in the posted results, as your target may get posted on Mr. Completely and/or on The Conservative UAW Guy websites.

Take a digital photo of, (or scan) your targets, and email the picture, along with:

1. Your score.

2. The name you want used when we post the results.

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

4. Class: Class One, Two, Three, four, five, six, seven, or eight (but easy on the chipmunks!).

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

your entries to cugblog AT msn DOT com.

If you can't scan or send target pictures, send everything else to me in an email, and we'll arrange for either fax or snail mail for the targets.

The rules are subject to revision as needed, should the need arise.

All entries must be received by Midnight on Saturday, April 30th, and results will be posted within seven days, or less.

Any questions, comments, or accolades? Email me at cugblog AT msn DOT com.

Have fun, be safe, and throw LOTS of lead (and maybe a few chipmunks) down range!!

And big thanks to my friend Mr Completely (and the lovely KeeWee!) for keeping me in mind for the contest. Now go buy some shooting stuff at his new store - Magnum Shooters Supply.

Full disclosure: Mr. C DID NOT ask me to advertise for him. He's a great guy I trust and have know for quite some time and I would pimp his stuff any time!