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Announcement-Upcoming Postal Match!
« on: October 29, 2020, 11:25:34 AM »
Well, we haven't worked out all the details yet, but here are the basics:

We will be holding our first-ever Colt Country Postal Match in the very near future. All the details will be included both on this thread and via newsletter.
What is a postal match? Well for those of you unfamiliar, it is a paper target shooting match where you take a set number of shots at a target and mail it in for judging. The winner will be anonymously chosen by shot group overall size by category (see below) and the winner of each category will have his target posted in the Winner's Circle thread (to be created shortly)
Very briefly, there will be two categories, as follows;

a) 5 shots, offhand (no rest) at 25 yards
b) 5 shots, rest at 25 yards

Each of those categories will be subdivided into 3 subsections;
a) .31 caliber revolvers
b) .36 caliber revolvers
c) .44 caliber revolvers

For the sake of uniformity, we will only be allowing period correct percussion revolvers in this first contest. No cartridge revolvers, rifles or conversions at this time. You may use black powder or BP subs and either round ball or conical.

You may enter any number of categories you wish, one or all of them.

After shooting, targets will be sent to Shotgun Dave anonymously for scoring based on group size. Each target will be numbered for ID without the judge knowing who it belonged to until scoring is complete.

More details to follow, but first things first. We can use this thread as a signup sheet to put down your screen name if interested, and which categories you might be interested in so we have a rough idea. Admins of Colt Country, Collector's Forum or 1858 Remington may participate but are not competing for the win. So, show of hands...who is in?


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Re: Announcement-Upcoming Postal Match!
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2020, 11:29:56 AM »
I realize this is short notice, but with the onset of cold and inclement weather, we want to get our first match in this year.
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Re: Announcement-Upcoming Postal Match!
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2020, 12:33:26 PM »
I'm kind of excited about this. I can't wait to see who jumps in, and how they shoot. Should be good fun!
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Re: Announcement-Upcoming Postal Match!
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2020, 06:41:11 PM »
I'm in.  All three, kinda interested in how my Wells Fargo will do at 25.
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Re: Announcement-Upcoming Postal Match!
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2020, 07:03:33 PM »
I'm in.  All three, kinda interested in how my Wells Fargo will do at 25.

All 3? There are six total if you do both offhand and rest. Are you planning on shooting offhand, rest, or both?
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Re: Announcement-Upcoming Postal Match!
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2020, 08:10:36 PM »
Awesome! Our first contestant!
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Re: Announcement-Upcoming Postal Match!
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2020, 08:26:36 PM »
I will try to get in on the .36 caliber no rest.
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Re: Announcement-Upcoming Postal Match!
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2020, 07:08:48 AM »
Does off-hand mean one hand?
Is there a two-hand stance or is that considered a rest?
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Re: Announcement-Upcoming Postal Match!
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2020, 07:32:57 AM »
Does off-hand mean one hand?
Is there a two-hand stance or is that considered a rest?

Len, offhand can be one handed, two handed, any stance you are comfortable with as long as the gun is not resting on any surface.

Hawg, we'll get you down for the .36 no rest category!
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Re: Announcement-Upcoming Postal Match!
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2020, 09:24:07 AM »
I'm in.  All three, kinda interested in how my Wells Fargo will do at 25.

All 3? There are six total if you do both offhand and rest. Are you planning on shooting offhand, rest, or both?

Both.  Five rounds hardly worth getting it dirty.     ;)
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Re: Announcement-Upcoming Postal Match!
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2020, 09:28:39 AM »
I'm in.  All three, kinda interested in how my Wells Fargo will do at 25.

All 3? There are six total if you do both offhand and rest. Are you planning on shooting offhand, rest, or both?

Both.  Five rounds hardly worth getting it dirty.     ;)
LOL! You can shoot it as much before and after as you like! We've got you down for six, then.
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Re: Announcement-Upcoming Postal Match!
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2020, 10:08:10 AM »
Most excellent fellas. This is shaping up to be a nice little competition.
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Re: Announcement-Upcoming Postal Match!
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2020, 11:50:08 AM »
OK. Next question: What size is the target (if I cannot get the right paper over here)? Would it be OK for a bulls eye on any old paper and an inch ruler across it for the photo? Sign me up for my original  Colt .36, one-handed and two-handed, 25 yards and no rest.
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Re: Announcement-Upcoming Postal Match!
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2020, 12:29:43 PM »
OK. Next question: What size is the target (if I cannot get the right paper over here)? Would it be OK for a bulls eye on any old paper and an inch ruler across it for the photo? Sign me up for my original  Colt .36, one-handed and two-handed, 25 yards and no rest.

Len, Dave and I have already selected a target that can be downloaded from the internet and printed on your home printer. This is for uniformity (all shooters using the same target). If interested I can provide the info for you.
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Re: Announcement-Upcoming Postal Match!
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2020, 12:43:00 PM »
OK, for those interested...
The target we chose for this match is available at targetz.com
It's on page 3 of targets, item number is 10036. I'll attach an image of the target to this thread.

http://targetz.com/targetzlib/10036.pdf

You will need one target for each category you intend to enter. I will provide each of you with a random number to write on the target for ID, that Shotgun Dave will not know about to ID the shooter once the winners are chosen. You can mail the targets to him for scoring using only a return address (no name) so the judging can be totally impartial. I would recommend using a 8 x 11 envelope so as not to bend the target when mailing. I'll be PMing the random ID numbers to each member signed up very shortly. Rules are, you can take as many warm-up shots as you wish prior to shooting your scoring target, but once you start shooting the five shots, they are what they are. And being the gentlemen you are, I know nobody will print off a shitload of targets and only send in the best one...right? 'Cuz that would be pretty cheesy.
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