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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #250 on: June 23, 2014, 07:44:59 pm »
I still load with only a single stage press, Lyman powder measure, and 50 round loading blocks. No difference in loading Trailboss and any other powder as far as I could tell.

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #251 on: June 23, 2014, 07:53:10 pm »
Dusty, There's some locals here that do competition with mortars, They use a cast lead ball, with a ring cast into it with a streamer attached.  That way they can find the balls, both to score the shots, and pick them up for re-use.

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #252 on: June 23, 2014, 08:14:01 pm »
When I purchase the 2lb, canon ball sinkers, the eyelet is installed, so it would be easy to attach a streamer.

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #253 on: June 23, 2014, 08:47:35 pm »
Bat, yes you can shoot as staff officer as Drydock said; however, I have 100 rounds of .30-06 trailboss loads that I won't be using. you can borrow some if you want.
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #254 on: June 23, 2014, 09:41:13 pm »
We had a basement flood here on Saturday so I am a bit behind on my project list but we still plan on leaving on Wednesday. We will stop in Council Bluffs for the night and be in camp on Thursday in the middle of the day.
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #255 on: June 23, 2014, 10:09:16 pm »
  I'm assuming I'll still have to shoot the 03 in the long range portion of the EEM but I've got surplus 30-06 coming out my ears so that’s no problem.

Thanks
Did I miss something?Is there now a separate long range EEM match? Not that it's a problem, I probably have at least 500 rounds of various full power rounds for the '03.

Still haven't had a chance to work up a long range load for the Lebel, all I know is what I used last year won't work without more "Kentucky Windage" that I like. Might become a Swede for the long range, although I've never worked with it for long range before either. At least I have the right components on hand to just pick a load out of the book and give it a try.

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #256 on: June 23, 2014, 10:50:40 pm »
Pony, I've heard rumor that a 160 round nose and 4831 is a good start, I think that is a 100% load but look, don't trust me.  Seems I read that several times over the years. 
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #257 on: June 24, 2014, 06:04:50 am »
YES, there IS a long range component to the EEM part of the match.  Same as for the Main Match.  More shooting!
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #258 on: June 24, 2014, 06:24:26 am »
Del, I don't have any 4831 or 160rn, but will probably use 160 or 140 bthp, and 4064.

Dusty, I think I have some quickcrete, from my shed project last month, but I won't arrive until Friday, so there might not be enough tome for it to harden. Using cement cans for projectiles, you could put a loop of heavy wire in the end, and attach a streamer that way, make them easier to find and re-use. Just be sure not to hit Jerry's long range target  frame, I don't know if it's rated for artillery use.....

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #259 on: June 24, 2014, 07:44:33 am »
Hi Brian
Sorry I didn't see your message. I have a bag that got caught on something and torn, so I have plenty
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #260 on: June 24, 2014, 01:04:01 pm »
I am departing the home barracks headed for Camp Pitspiter.

If anyone needs to get a hold of me the # is 402-432-0339 leave a message.
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #261 on: June 24, 2014, 02:18:01 pm »
Question. Will there be some downtime for a little more casual range exercise? I have a few rifles that haven't been played with much yet, and might enjoy the outing. (New England Westinghouse and Remington M91s).
If so I will bring them.
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #262 on: June 24, 2014, 03:02:08 pm »
Bring em. We always find time for that. Last year I got to shoot a Martini-Henry & a broom handle Mauser, both for the first time.

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #263 on: June 24, 2014, 05:21:11 pm »
DM, should be plenty of time for extra curricular shooting, I think last year we had 3 hours or more between the morning stage and afternoon one, but then we didn't have 30+ shooters then.

Edit: Dalton, is you're son coming along? I'll have my family there, and if I remember correctly, he's maybe a couple months older than Alyssa, 5 in August.
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #264 on: June 24, 2014, 08:27:35 pm »
Looks like Friday night is the only real chance of rain, at 50%.

I'm not going to trust the 7.5mm Swiss revolver to take down targets reliably, so will bring my '58 Remington Navy with R&D cylinder as a back-up just in case.

Also not sure about the new tent. May just bring the trusty lean-to and an extra rain poncho.

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #265 on: June 24, 2014, 08:49:08 pm »
Hey Jerry, shift me over to Staff Officer for the EoE as well,  I've been wanting to try that, see If my old DA revolver can keep up with yer heathen self shucker.  

Plenty of time for Happy fire.  Folks will get the chance to shoot things they may have never handled before.

Grant, I'm gonna bring that No 2 I stole so's you can look at it.   ;D
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #266 on: June 24, 2014, 11:23:57 pm »
Great! I will throw some of the neglected arms in to bring along for Happy Fire...

Pony, Wesley (Justin Time/Pooper Trooper) might be down sometime during the weekend, but won't be there for the duration.

Lonnie and I will be in Friday morning, hopefully early. ;)

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #267 on: June 25, 2014, 05:29:13 am »
Pony, Wesley (Justin Time/Pooper Trooper) might be down sometime during the weekend, but won't be there for the duration.


Justin Time....I wondered what you'd call him now, since he probably wouldn't appreciate Pooper Trooper any more. He must be a fan of the same cartoon as Alyssa...

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #268 on: June 25, 2014, 08:27:32 am »
Nope, I don't think he has seen that cartoon yet. He liked the name, and we kind of have him heading towards a Pony Express rider persona.
I don't think we have ever let him know his Pooper Trooper name yet. Maybe on graduation day... ;)

What is the shooting schedule for Friday?
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #269 on: June 25, 2014, 08:28:41 am »
Hey Jerry, shift me over to Staff Officer for the EoE as well,  I've been wanting to try that, see If my old DA revolver can keep up with yer heathen self shucker.  ;D

 :-[ I've been thinking that with the number of competitors we have this year I'd better not shoot 2 classes like I usually do. And since Grant has been talking trash about me shooting smokeless so I don't have to compete head to head with him ;) I'm planning on shooting a sooty trapdoor and Schofield. The problem is that I really enjoy shooting my Krag and my S&W. So the only solution I can think of is to shoot them as a really early entry in the EEM. Early as in about 1901, which also gives me an excuse to wear my new uniform.  :) The problem with that is I won't get to shoot my 1911  :'(
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #270 on: June 25, 2014, 08:35:13 am »
What is the shooting schedule for Friday?
We'll shoot the EEM as soon as we can in the morning Probably around 9:30 as we'll have a lot of folks who have never shot here before and will want to make sure we have time to go over the rules of the skirmish format. We'll shoot till we get done (might have to break for lunch) then start sighting and shooting the long range match. We probably won't have quite as much "happy time" as most DOMM's with the increased participation and the fact that we'll be shooting 4 stages instead of 3. (It is the GRAND muster after all) But we'll try to see to it that folks have time for show and tell and such.
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #271 on: June 25, 2014, 08:38:57 am »
Alrighty. That gives me a time to shoot for. If we leave here at 7, we should be there in good time.
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #272 on: June 25, 2014, 08:43:08 am »
Registered participants are:

Pitspitr            BP Rifleman
Ned Neiderlander      Smokeless Marksman
Major Hopalong Strong   Staff Officer
Dalton Masterson      BP militia
Lonnie Meyer         BP Scout(?)
Col. Montgomery Little      Scout
Scruffy Skippy         Militia
Dusty Tagalon         Smokeless Marksman
Garry James         Smokeless Marksman
River City John         Smokeless Marksman
Cactus Rope         Scout
MSGT SH Long         Staff Officer
Bijou Blade                 Scout
Tolinka            Ladies Scout
Stu Kettle                 Scout
Bat Masterson         Smokeless Marksman
Sam Perfye         BP Rifleman
Rattlesnake Jack Robson   BP Rifleman
Dutch Henry         Infantry
Quickfire Hombre               BP Militia
C.E. Strong                       Smokeless Marksman
Col. Drydock                     Infantry
Pony Express                    Smokeless Marksman
Moose                             Smokeless Marksman
Bowview                          Smokeless Rifleman(?)
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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #273 on: June 25, 2014, 09:16:39 am »
How many rounds of 45 acp mended for EEM?

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Re: 2014 10th Anniversary edition International Grand Muster
« Reply #274 on: June 25, 2014, 09:43:20 am »
Col. Sir,
I need to be BP Scout... ;) :-[
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