Author Topic: A fellow uses a Henry Rifle to win the Arizona Cowboy Silhouette State Champ.  (Read 8201 times)

Offline w44wcf

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using 44-40 b.p. ammunition! ;D ;D

"When the smoke finally cleared from the afternoon match it was Arizona resident Chip Mate on the top of the page with a fine 38X40. His aggregate score of 75X80 was enough for the Pistol Caliber State Championship....."  His score also ties the national record. ;D

Congratulations Chip!

He used his Uberti Henry 44-40 against '94 Marlins and '92 Winchesters and outshot them all!



Match and class winners.   He's the fellow in the blue shirt in the middle.


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w44wcf, any idea what distances they were shooting at? cj

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Cactus Joe,

Out to 100 meters (110 yards).  The targets there are steel rams that measure just 6" body height.
Other targets -
chickens - 40 meters - body 2 3/4" dia
javelina - 50 meters - body 4 1/2" high x 11" long (easiest target to hit)
turkeys - 75 meters - body 5 1/2"  (hardest target to hit)

Here is a pic of my home range....



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Real nice range, It's a better setup then the range i pay to use. I saw a video you made once (can't remember where i saw it) you were shooting i think at 300 meters. It seemed like it took almost 2 seconds before the bullet hit the target. With a range like that i can see now why you are a excelent shot.

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cactus joe,
The pic is the range in Ridgway, PA.  It's about a 2 1/2 hr drive for me so I only get there 5 or 6 times / yr. (home range meaning the closest to me for shooting NRA Cowboy silhouette).  My best has been a 61x80.  The only way I could shoot a 75x80 like Chip did would be from a rest  :)

That's the way I got lucky on the 300M javelina. I used a front and rear rest as I really wanted to test the accuracy of the rifle & load combination rather than my offhand shooting ability.....

Actual bullet flight time was .94 seconds and it arrived going about 800 f.p.s. (Hornady Ballistics Resource)

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Got lucky!  you are too modest. If remeber right you hit 4 or 5  in a row with your 1873. I'm still strugling to hit a gal water jug more than 7 out of 10 times at a 100 yds with my henry. I agree with you though Chip is a heck of a shot.

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Why not use a .44-40 Henry ???

Its a great round, and the heavy Henry and rifle buttplate make for an excellent off-hand rifle. 8) 8)
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Amen to that!

I prefer other rifles for main match events, but I LOVE my Henry for deliberate, accurate fire. I've challenged scoped rifle shooters to take me on off hand out to 200 m - no takers.
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brings a smile to my face.    That sure looks like fun.

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UPDATE:

At a match a few weeks later Chip shot a perfect 40x40 score with his 44-40 Henry b.p. which is now a new national record on the 40 shot course! ;D ;D
Congratulations, Chip!

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Just as an aside, 'bout six years ago I managed to shoot at a fellow's rang and he had steel chickens set up at 200 meters.  After I figured out where to put the ladder sight I nailed them every time.  45 colt black powder with PRS bullet.  With a good load the Henry really is a great shooter.  Got me to itching to try that again!
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