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Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
« Reply #60 on: March 04, 2009, 06:04:33 AM »
Del, CFS gets my vote, however it was all good last year.
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Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
« Reply #61 on: March 06, 2009, 01:17:08 PM »
At the Grand Muster, are "battle rifles" fired as part of a main match stage or side matches?

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Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
« Reply #62 on: March 06, 2009, 01:46:28 PM »
The GAF Grand Muster is shot in accordance with the Battle Rifle rules and guidelines, using the class structure detailed in the "GAF Class Structure and Battle Rifle Standards" entry stickied at the top of this page.  http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,17271.0.html
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Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
« Reply #63 on: March 06, 2009, 06:40:12 PM »
Main match stages are shot with the battle rifle if the competitor is entered in one of the Battle Rifle categories!   

And I'm here to tell you it is grand fun firing 100 or so rounds from a .577/.450 Martini-Henry or other such "portable cannon" ....even with reduced loads .... as my poor shoulder can attest!
(Also, if they could speak, any number of gongs that weren't supposed to be knock-downs would likely tell you the same thing ....  ;D )




.577/.450 Martini-Henry cartridge alongside its l'il American cousin, the .45-70 Govt. .....

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Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
« Reply #64 on: March 06, 2009, 06:52:41 PM »
Rattlesnake Jack: GAF Master of the "Hard Kill".  If only he could get that 12 Pounder across the border . . . 
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Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
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Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
« Reply #65 on: March 07, 2009, 10:25:33 AM »
Main match stages are shot with the battle rifle if the competitor is entered in one of the Battle Rifle categories!   

And I'm here to tell you it is grand fun firing 100 or so rounds from a .577/.450 Martini-Henry or other such "portable cannon" ....even with reduced loads .... as my poor shoulder can attest!
(Also, if they could speak, any number of gongs that weren't supposed to be knock-downs would likely tell you the same thing ....  ;D )


And, I can tell you, from expierence, that a full load from a .577/.450 Martini-Henry will turn most steel plates into bowls!

It's funny to watch Zulu and see the tribesmen holding those up (not shouldered) and fireing them. Anyone who's shot one know the recoil they have. If you fire 100 rounds out of one in a day, pat youself on the back! You can use the arm that fell off to do it!

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Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
« Reply #66 on: March 07, 2009, 11:49:00 AM »
Well, I do shoot reduced loads to stay within the maximums specified in the GAF Battle Rifle rules (i.e about 60 gr BP and 405gr bullets, rather than the service load of 85gr BP and 480gr bullet) .... and shooting that many rounds is spread out over a day and a half. 
(Mind you, that does make a bit of a flinch a decided possibility on the second day ..... ;) )

After a day and a half of sustained firing by the 139 effective defenders of Rorke's Drift (during which they expended almost 20,000 rounds) the most prevalent injuries among the British soldiers were burnt hands (rifle barrels were actually reported to be visibly glowing during some of the night actions) and dislocated shoulders!

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Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
« Reply #67 on: March 09, 2009, 03:34:05 PM »
After a day and a half of sustained firing by the 139 effective defenders of Rorke's Drift (during which they expended almost 20,000 rounds) the most prevalent injuries among the British soldiers were burnt hands (rifle barrels were actually reported to be visibly glowing during some of the night actions) and dislocated shoulders!

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I find that very easy to believe!

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Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
« Reply #68 on: March 16, 2009, 10:29:00 PM »
The barracks at Fort Hartsuff only holds 40 and I got the first 2 registrations for the 2009 Grand Muster today. You might want to start thinking about getting your registrations in early to guarantee your place in the barracks.
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Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
« Reply #69 on: March 17, 2009, 09:50:34 AM »
I'm having printer problems right now and unable to print off the 09 registration form.
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Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
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Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
« Reply #70 on: March 17, 2009, 05:14:32 PM »
Do you need me to snail mail you one?
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Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
« Reply #71 on: March 17, 2009, 05:51:48 PM »
Can we attatch it to an e-mule and send it back to ya'?
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Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
« Reply #72 on: March 17, 2009, 07:14:39 PM »
Yes you can send it to me by e-mail and if you want you can pay me by paypal at cnp@nctc.net
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Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
« Reply #73 on: March 17, 2009, 07:29:16 PM »
Col Pitspitr, I would appreciate it Sir.       Jim   Reed       701  Egyptian Way     Grand Prairie, Texas   75050-6305
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Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
« Reply #74 on: March 17, 2009, 09:20:28 PM »
Col Pitspitr

Would the first two registrations be from the Division of TEXAS by chance.?

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Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
« Reply #75 on: March 18, 2009, 05:49:29 AM »
 ;D

I just hadn't got the confirmations sent yet.  I was waiting for some information so I could report back to you about the things we discussed the other evening with the same e-mail as the confirmation.
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Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
« Reply #76 on: March 20, 2009, 12:03:52 PM »
If you're looking for ideas for invitations to this shindig, here's a sample for you........

This is the invitation, that was given to my Grandmother, to the C Troop, 1st U.S Cavalry's Christmas dinner and dance. The newly frocked, 2nd.  Lt. that invited her, William J. Davidson, went on to become my Grandfather. Hummmmm...... the invitation seems to have worked.  ;D

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Re: T minus 198 Days and counting....
« Reply #77 on: April 04, 2009, 12:03:22 AM »
I noticed on the upcoming calendar that Col. Pitspitr is having a birthday this month and that Cowtown Scout is having a birthday this month too.
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Re: T minus 198 Days and counting....
« Reply #78 on: April 04, 2009, 11:23:23 AM »
I also noticed that, at last weather report, Ft. Hartsuff was expecting 11" of snow this weekend!

Happy B'Day, Pitspitr & Cowtown Scout. Let's hope neither of you have to spend it shoveling out to buy candles for your cake.
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Re: T minus 198 Days and counting....
« Reply #79 on: April 04, 2009, 11:47:08 AM »
RCJ, Hopefuly Cowtown Scout won't have snow, If he does, that means I will too. It's springtime, I'm done with snow till next year.  Jerry is another story, he'll probably have snow.
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