Friday, April 02, 2010

April e-Postal Contest - Rounds and Rounds

April's Mr. Completely e-Postal Contest starts here!
I shot this target a few years back and found it to be fun and challenging at the same time, so it is making a return. There will be 2 targets shot per entry, one shot standing, one shot sitting.















Here is the low-down:
Download the target for the contest here: Lots 'o' Circles Target
Target courtesy of The Glock FAQ. (The target is in standard PDF format, so you'll need Adobe Reader or something equivalent to view/print it.)


Details:
(Firearm classifications courtesy of Mr. C):

CLASS ONE: Any rimfire handgun (semi or revolver) with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.

CLASS TWO: Any rimfire handgun (semi or revolver) 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 centerfire revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.

CLASS SIX: Any centerfire 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.

If you have something interesting to shoot that doesn't quite fit in the above classes, go ahead and enter anyway.

DISTANCE
: 25 feet, or Ten yards, whichever is available at your range.

TARGET 1 Shooting Position: STANDING, unsupported, off-hand, one or two hands on gun permitted.

TARGET 2 Shooting Position: SEATED, off of bench/table/sand-bag/aardvark. No machine rests, however. Leaning against a lane wall is permissible too, if you have no chairs or benches.

PROCEDURE/SCORING: You will shoot two targets (per entry). There are 13 circles on the paper, numbered from 1 for the largest circle, to 13 for the smallest. These (understandably) are the point values attributed to each respective circle.

In each entry, you are allowed thirteen (13) shots at each of two targets, for a total of 26 shots per entry.

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 edge line counts as a hit.

Each target has a perfect score of 91 (1 +2 ...+13 = 91) for a possible total score of 182 (per entry).

Note: On some of the larger circles, it is possible to hit more than one circle with one round. So, if a round hits two circles, the higher scoring circle, and ONLY higher scoring circle, will be scored.

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, shooting postion (1 - standing, 2 - sitting), your moniker, distance, and firearm type written on them.

Entries are due by 11:59PM (EST) Sunday, May 1, 2010 (to give you the weekend to shoot it). 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; also include a link to your website and/or targets for some hot linky-love action.

3. Gun description: Brand, model, semi-auto or revolver, caliber, barrel length, and type of sights, any other cool info.

4. Class: As listed above.

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


STRATEGY: Strategery to consider for maximum scorage: 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? Would it be easier to just start at 1 circle and work your way across the ascending numbers?
Decisions, decisions...

PRIZES: Accolades, bragging rights, and the awe and respect of your peers, as well as my deep, heartfelt personal admiration.

New and Improved contest!! Now with Retsyn!!! = Don't forget, one lucky random contestant will receive a $50 gift certificate from Cheaper Than Dirt!! Now that rocks!!!

Good luck in the drawing and in your shooting. :)

Have fun, be safe, throw some lead.

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