Silhouette match: Field Pistol

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Would you enter a paper silhouette match this summer?

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Re: Silhouette match: Field Pistol

#26 Post by Buck13 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:17 pm

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It's true that I have a 10" MKII, but it's new (to me).
Dude, you won the last Bullseye match! :) I'm sure if you go shoot that thing at 50 yards, the 9 mm shooters who barely stay on the 8" bull at 7 yards will either congratulate your audacity or silently grind their teeth in envy. Take Bacchus with you to show them it's not just one guy... :smart:

At 50 you probably won't need to do any sight adjustment unless you are really picky about centering the group. The drop isn't much at that range.
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Re: Silhouette match: Field Pistol

#27 Post by MaxWyatt » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:54 pm

Buck13 wrote:
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MaxWyatt wrote:
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It's true that I have a 10" MKII, but it's new (to me).
Dude, you won the last Bullseye match! :) I'm sure if you go shoot that thing at 50 yards, the 9 mm shooters who barely stay on the 8" bull at 7 yards will either congratulate your audacity or silently grind their teeth in envy. Take Bacchus with you to show them it's not just one guy... :smart:

At 50 you probably won't need to do any sight adjustment unless you are really picky about centering the group. The drop isn't much at that range.
I only won because the 'regular' winners didn't play. :smart: Still my best score to date though. :thumbup:

Next time I'm at the range, I intend to shoot my 'long gun' at 25 yds to see how it goes. 50 yds? :shock: Baby steps... I need to take baby steps.
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Re: Silhouette match: Field Pistol

#28 Post by Buck13 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:04 pm

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Next time I'm at the range, I intend to shoot my 'long gun' at 25 yds to see how it goes. 50 yds? :shock: Baby steps... I need to take baby steps.
I have confidence you can do it! What kind of target holders does your range use? The one I go to provides cardboard backers that are about 2 feet wide and 2.5 feet tall. Staying on the cardboard is pretty easy. If you put one of those 12" square Shoot-N-C targets on it, at 50 yards it's pretty much the same as shooting this 4" diamond at 50 feet (or 15 yards, close enough). Give it a shot (pun intended) and you'll be surprised how well you do.

One hundred yards, OTOH... :no: At that range, I really start to struggle with both holding and iron sights.
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#29 Post by Merle » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:23 pm

HMMM, shouldn't this be a sticky??? :drunklep:
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#30 Post by CDFingers » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:44 pm

Field pistol. I should use the 1911.

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Re: Silhouette match: Field Pistol

#31 Post by Buck13 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:37 am

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HMMM, shouldn't this be a sticky??? :drunklep:
It should be, but the forum is not so busy that bumping it every couple of weeks won't be adequate.
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#32 Post by atxgunguy » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:56 am

Made some high-contrast targets for indoor ranges. We've done this in the past for other matches.
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#33 Post by atxgunguy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:17 pm

High Contrast Turkey + Rams
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Re: Silhouette match: Field Pistol

#34 Post by Buck13 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:50 pm

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Made some high-contrast targets for indoor ranges. We've done this in the past for other matches.
Nice!

I shudder to think how much the ink would cost to print those orange-on-black targets at home. I think a dozen of them would empty my black ink cartridge! This might be a case where it's worth finding the last print shop in town.
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Re: Silhouette match: Field Pistol

#35 Post by Buck13 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:40 pm

Yoikes, Scoob! I shot the rimfire category yesterday with my scoped High Standard. Very ugly! :( I hope to do a little better when I shoot again in a month or two with my big MkII and iron sights.
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Re: Silhouette match: Field Pistol

#36 Post by Merle » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:23 pm

greetings,

I'm finally gearing up for this match, and need to ask how to submit results?
I read the post several times, but am still in the dark.

Help !!! :drunklep:
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Re: Silhouette match: Field Pistol

#37 Post by Buck13 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:29 pm

Merle wrote:
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greetings,

I'm finally gearing up for this match, and need to ask how to submit results?
I read the post several times, but am still in the dark.
PM me for the email address. That's in the PDF, I think, but I will add it to the OP.
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Re: Silhouette match: Field Pistol

#38 Post by Buck13 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:58 pm

Just a reminder that we have six weekends left on the putative schedule. It may get extended a couple of weeks if participation is lagging.

I shot my second rimfire gun last weekend. Did quite a bit better with iron sights than with the scope! Still need to shoot some centerfire. (In Even-handed Justice, it's the reverse: I've shot left and right hand centerfire, haven't done rimfire yet.)
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Re: Silhouette match: Field Pistol

#39 Post by Buck13 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:20 pm

Just a bump and a reminder that as you are finishing up your shooting for the Even Handed Justice matches, maybe take a practice target along for a few shots at pigs and rams!
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Re: Silhouette match: Field Pistol

#40 Post by danhue » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:01 pm

Is the deadline (September 30) confirmed for this match?

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#41 Post by Buck13 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:19 pm

danhue wrote:
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Is the deadline (September 30) confirmed for this match?
I've received no scores yet, unless I missed someone's email, so let's say it's extended to the end of October.

Shooting all the one-handed matches has no doubt occupied a lot of range time lately. No need to put too much time pressure on this match.
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Re: Silhouette match: Field Pistol

#42 Post by MaxWyatt » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:43 pm

I was gonna try to shoot turkey and friends this weekend. Now, with delayed deadline, I can procrastinate if my practice doesn't go as well as desired.
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#43 Post by stl303 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:11 am

Thanks for extending the deadline, now I can fit this one in!
But.. I just printed off some targets, and, are the turkey & ram supposed to be portrait? They look quite dissimilar in scale compared to the others..
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Re: Silhouette match: Field Pistol

#44 Post by danhue » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:16 am

Turkey and ram should be landscape, but they are smaller indeed. Here I have them next to an NRA B16 target (25 yd pistol).
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#45 Post by Buck13 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:54 am

Yes, sorry not to make that clear. The turkey/ram is in landscape layout. Turkeys are tough, but not as bad as if you printed in portrait layout.

Danhue's look exactly like mine, except that mine now have a SMALL number of holes in the black parts. ;)
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#46 Post by stl303 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:31 pm

Buck13 wrote:
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Yes, sorry not to make that clear. The turkey/ram is in landscape layout. Turkeys are tough, but not as bad as if you printed in portrait layout.

Danhue's look exactly like mine, except that mine now have a SMALL number of holes in the black parts. ;)
thanks... I decided to just skip it and re-print them since I now have until the end of Oct.
too bad I accidentally printed about 200 of them at work! LOL!!
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#47 Post by MaxWyatt » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:52 pm

I did OK with the .22 That turkey is a gonner for sure.
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I won't post my center-fire results. Let's just say they were humbling and leave it at that. :oops:
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#48 Post by danhue » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:35 pm

Max, that is some impressive shooting.

I trained today, and it's hard, but not impossible. With the .22, I managed 3 on the Ram, 4 on the Turkey and the Pig, and 6 on the Chicken.

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#49 Post by MaxWyatt » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:10 pm

:oops: thanks. Although my Centerfire scores balance that out. :lol:
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Re: Silhouette match: Field Pistol

#50 Post by leitmotiv » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:00 pm

Looks like I'm going to miss this one unless there is any plan to extend.

I've got some targets inbound in the event people enjoy it enough we decide to do it again!
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