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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #50 on: March 26, 2015, 08:11:47 pm »
Ok, I I told Jerry tonight I have a proper bugler with proper uniform to come up and play taps for Stu.
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #51 on: March 27, 2015, 12:57:37 pm »
JB
We had a prescribed burn a year ago where we burned almost the entire pasture. I enjoyed it a lot more because we had a good crew that was pretty confident that the fire wasn't going to go someplace it wasn't supposed to...and it didn't. With this prairie fire I was plenty worried that it would get into my shelter belt or the shooting facilities or deer blind or all of the above.

Most rifle targets in the main match are 25-50 yds with a few out to about 100. Long Range Rifle as Drydock said will be 100-300 on armor so full power jacketed bullets are fine for it. I use the same load as Drydock for the long range. For the main match I use a 220 grain lead bullet from Scruffy Skippy over 13 Gr. Trailboss.

It's a funny deal 13 grains of Trailboss seems to work pretty well for 30-40, 30-06, 50-70 and 45-70 which is really nice because that way I don't have to reset the powder measure each time I change calibers.
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #52 on: March 28, 2015, 12:45:07 pm »
Thanks for the load info. Hope to work up something to work in my Winchester '95 Carbine. I noticed in your u-tube 'staring' video that the junipers (aka cedars) had surface fire scorch on their lower limbs. Here at my end of the prairie the cedars are actually Ashe junipers; hatefully evasive species. When they become a mono-culture it's like fields of open 5 gallon buckets of gasoline just waiting. Ten or so years ago here in Texas we had almost a million acres burn in a 36 hour period. My assigned fire, Buckle L Two, went just over 42,000 acres in 24 hrs. It was the 'little fire'. There was no lay down even past mid-night. We tried setting back fire in twenty mile an hour winds off a county road with no success and fortunately no bonus acres on the wrong side of the fireline. Shortly after dawn a front came through, the winds shifted and the flame front blew back into the black. Just another 38 hour extended initial attack. The things I do to cure boredom, go figure.
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2015, 09:33:53 pm »
What do you think, Delmonico, Is this enough?
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #54 on: March 31, 2015, 10:21:13 pm »
Should be. ;D
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #55 on: April 19, 2015, 09:49:12 pm »
So I sent an email to a pal, but have not heard back.  On the 200 yard long range, do we have to use the battle rifle that goes with our personae, or can we use any appropriately period rifle?
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #56 on: April 19, 2015, 10:35:56 pm »
You could use a different rifle, as long as it fits in the same category, for instance, changing military repeater for a different military repeater. But, for instance, a 12 pound Sharps buffalo rifle couldn't be substituted for a trapdoor carbine. One year I used a Swede Mauser for the long range instead of the Lebel I used for the rest of the match(didn't have enough brass for the Lebel), no problem, other than maybe some good natured "gamer" comment for using the Swede.......

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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2015, 10:44:26 pm »
So I'll be more specific. During the main match, I would be using the standard Cavalry Trapdoor Carbine, 45-70 Govt. For the long range, can I use an 1862 Peabody replica?
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #58 on: April 20, 2015, 03:34:17 am »
Yes, you may use any period appropriate rifle for the long range.
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #59 on: April 20, 2015, 10:50:06 am »
Is it supposed to be in the same class, or does it just need to be from the same period?
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #60 on: April 20, 2015, 12:24:47 pm »
If you choose to compete for the Brigade Championship and you shoot in more than one class you must announce prior to the start which class you will be scored in for the BC competition. If you are competing for the BC you must shoot in the same class the whole way through. If competing for the BC you could conceivably shoot a trapdoor in the main match and a military rolling block in the long range as long as they were both BP or both Smokeless. What you can't do and still compete for the BC is shoot BP Trapdoor in the long range and the Krag in the main match or something like that. If you don't care about competing for the BC it doesn't matter what you shoot in each event. 
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #61 on: April 20, 2015, 04:39:00 pm »
Basicly, if you care about the BC, then the LR rifle should be appropriate to the era, and uniform you wear. 
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #62 on: April 20, 2015, 07:05:35 pm »
You're good!.  Look forward to seeing your Peabody.

BC is Brigade Champion.  Iron Trooper is the Medal Awarded to the BC. 
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #63 on: May 14, 2015, 09:34:26 pm »
So Far we have the following categories registered:

Military Singleshot (BP and Smokeless)

Smokeless Military Repeater

Smokeless Handgunner

Smokeless Rifleman

Smokeless Militia

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We have some people who I know plan to attend but from whom I have not received a registration, so it looks as though this will be our biggest Muster ever as it appears we will have between 32 and 35 in attendance.
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #64 on: May 15, 2015, 08:54:27 pm »
OK, now I have 2 versions of the Pee chart, the original military one:



Or the new version of it:


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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #65 on: May 16, 2015, 03:19:23 pm »
Is there any shooting planned for Sunday?

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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #66 on: May 16, 2015, 06:42:54 pm »
Is there any shooting planned for Sunday?
You mean besides the 21 gun salute?  ;)

If we can get through all the stages on Saturday, then no, but if we don't we may have to defend Ft. Scotsman on Sunday AM
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #67 on: May 16, 2015, 10:41:36 pm »
So the Memorial will be Sunday? Don't wanna miss that, if at all possible.

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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #68 on: May 22, 2015, 06:19:12 am »
Hey River City John,
Is this something like what you had in mind? There are more than enough for each of the canyons.

 
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #69 on: May 22, 2015, 03:19:19 pm »
Looking forward to christening each and every one!

Crap!, there's enough of 'em that someone could take one home as a door prize. :P

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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #70 on: May 27, 2015, 09:21:53 pm »
I am afraid to even wonder how or why you were able to acquire so many latrines.
Are there some construction workers having to hold it somewhere near by?

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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #71 on: May 27, 2015, 10:36:56 pm »
 :'(  I greatly regret to announce that I will not be able to make it to Muster this year .... :'(

Nothing dire, but two or three factors have combined to render my attendance impossible, including a family event and also a significant home renovation project under way ....

I will very much miss seeing everyone ....
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #72 on: May 28, 2015, 03:32:01 am »
Ah Jack, too bad, we'll miss you.   A tot of Nelsons Blood in yer honor sir!
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #73 on: May 28, 2015, 07:30:36 am »
Bummer, Jack!  We'll miss our Canadian contingent!
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #74 on: May 29, 2015, 10:16:47 pm »
sounds like a really good time, wish I could make it, was not in the cards, hope to make it next year.  If the wife does not want to come, may ask to car pool with bow view haymaker.  If I take the dodge crew cab, may car pool even if the wife comes.

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