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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2022, 11:25:23 AM »
This is Dart Liebrandt, alias is Lite Colonel.  I shoot a Pedersoli reproduction 1873 Springfield Trapdoor carbine in 45-70, and an Uberti reproduction 1875 Schofield revolver in 45 Colt.  Both calibers loaded with black powder.  It was a lot of fun to shoot.  I plan to shoot the postal match in January.
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2022, 07:51:30 PM »
Good Shooting Lite Colonel!
It is always nice to hear what pairing other folks are using to shoot this.  Next time I think I will shoot my Krag and Colt New Service, or maybe go earlier and shoot it with my Colt Navy and Spencer.  It makes me go out and shake some of the dust off these old relics and give them a go.
Niederlander, can a competitor just shoot the Rifle or Pistol portion of the match? 
Again, fun match and thanks for putting this on.
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2022, 09:00:23 PM »
Yes, you can shoot either rifle, or pistol, or both!
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2022, 06:13:04 AM »
In the past, when I was running it (ancient history) we even allowed you to make multiple entries.

Whether we do that now or not is up to Col. Niederlander
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2022, 06:46:05 AM »
Yes, you can shoot either rifle, or pistol, or both!

This enlightenment changes things, I can easily compete in the pistol part of match (I have that distance at the home gallery :))

I'll use my 45 SAA
and if allowed to make multiple entries I'll use my S&W Russian 
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2022, 12:44:06 PM »
As far as multiple entries, I'm only going to count one entry per month.  (Otherwise, we could have one shooter win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.)   I think we will add an Expansion Era class, though. 

I may address this again in the future, but for now we'll stick with one.  (You all may have noticed this is still evolving.  You never know, I may be able to talk the General into letting this count towards earning your GAF Marksmanship Medal........)
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2022, 02:27:33 PM »
Oh, it already does:
"The preferred and recommended method to achieve a Marksmanship Award is to shoot a specified course of fire that is essentially based on the Army qualifications from the 1880s, but at a reduced-sized target at reduced ranges to accommodate the modern shooter. This course of fire may be completed either independently at any time convenient to the member, or through competition in the semiannual GAF postal match, achieving a score of at least 85% of the total possible score."
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2022, 02:38:37 PM »
Cool!  So, do we have to hit 85% once, or as an average?
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2022, 07:38:37 AM »
Does that include precision pistol and rifle at local skirmishes then too?
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2022, 09:05:16 AM »
Gentlemen, Due to the winter weather some of you have been dealing with, I'm going to extend the time limit for the January Postal Match to February 6th.  If you've already shot it, feel free to re-shoot if you want to.  Once weather improves, we'll get back to the deadline being the last day of the month.
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2022, 10:56:51 AM »
Gentlemen, We only had three shooters for the Postal Match in January.  That's really not that surprising since it's....well......JANUARY!  Hopefully, we'll have more this month.  Results for January are as follows:

Rifle - Ken Claverie - 85
          Dale Beethe - 79
          Jack Bursovsky - 71

Pistol - Dale Beethe - 80
           Ken Claverie - 77

Get out there and shoot!
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #51 on: February 08, 2022, 08:21:10 PM »
Well, I just shot the February postal match (02/08/2022).  It was fun.  The weather was 35 degrees F and with 3 inches of snow on the ground.  Pistol was a repro 1875 Schofied in .45 Colt, and the rifle was a repro 1873 Springfield Trapdoor carbine in 45-70 - both loaded with black powder.  The targets will be in the mail tomorrow.  Unfortunately I was not able to shoot the January postal match due to a lot of family commitments.
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2022, 09:30:53 PM »
Great to hear!
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2022, 09:54:28 PM »
Good deal Lite Colonel, thanks for sitting out January, gave us mortals a winning chance. 
I shot the January match with a Colt New Service and a 1898 Krag Rifle.  The February match, hopefully, will be shot using a 1858 Remington reproduction and a Pedersoli paper cartridge Sharps carbine.
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #54 on: February 20, 2022, 07:44:41 PM »
Gentlemen, You've got eight days to shoot the February match!  Two of us took advantage of the beautiful weather today, although my scores were NOT so beautiful.  Great reason to be outside, though!
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #55 on: February 26, 2022, 09:16:42 AM »
Two days left to shoot.  Lot's of fun, gentlemen!
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #56 on: February 26, 2022, 09:18:59 AM »
Been crazy here. Hope the range is free of ice by Monday to get this in!
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #57 on: February 26, 2022, 01:17:35 PM »
I'll get to this, I planned to get mine in, but decided to lay low on my home range,
after the neighbor actually hit my house from 1300 feet away with 9mm.
when planets align...do the deal !

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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #58 on: February 26, 2022, 04:15:16 PM »
Not sure I even want to know how that happened..........
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Re: Postal Match
« Reply #59 on: February 26, 2022, 05:22:06 PM »
 Combination of bad luck, stupid luck and loose nut on the trigger.

The loose nut and his buddy were target shooting in his back pasture.
 The round traveled off his acreage, across & through the wooded & vacant 5-acre track behind his place
cross the road, and 300 feet of my semi wooded acreage, hitting the Bay window. (Distance is 1300 feet)
The spent round & jacket were found on my window seat.

Sheriff report says no malice intended after interviewing him just a dumb ass,
 So, the guy said he'd pay damages, about $700.
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