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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #100 on: April 25, 2016, 12:32:45 am »
Hmmmmm.  Now I cannot remember if I've registered yet.  Getting old is not for the faint of heart. I do know I loaded all my ammo and have my uniform clean...

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #101 on: April 25, 2016, 04:34:12 am »
Capt. Dan,
Victoria Springs is a nice quiet little campground. I was just by there Saturday and it's really pretty this time of year.

Brian,
Yes, both you and Mark are registered..
I'll try to get a list of currently registered participants published in the next few days.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #102 on: May 12, 2016, 10:38:00 am »
Sadly due to my wife's health I will not be able to attend the muster this year.

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #103 on: May 12, 2016, 11:01:51 am »
You'll be missed, Doug!
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #104 on: May 12, 2016, 11:58:46 am »
Sadly due to my wife's health I will not be able to attend the muster this year.
I'll continue to send my prayers on her behalf.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #105 on: May 12, 2016, 05:13:45 pm »
Prayers sent GW

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #106 on: May 12, 2016, 05:46:08 pm »
Doug, your family's still on the prayer list here.

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #107 on: May 12, 2016, 07:42:35 pm »
I'll be praying.

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #108 on: May 13, 2016, 07:29:14 am »
GW...knee-mails being sent.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #109 on: May 14, 2016, 09:04:45 am »
My registration is in the mailbox.

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #110 on: May 14, 2016, 01:16:35 pm »
Doug:  Sorry to hear you will be unable to attend!  Best wishes for your wife's recovery ...

Jerry:  Did you receive my snail-mailed Registration and payment?
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #111 on: May 15, 2016, 06:09:20 pm »




    Sorry to hear this Col. Strong-prayers sent.




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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #112 on: May 22, 2016, 10:49:57 pm »
Question concerning the long range pistol, I assume it's similar format to the Long range rifle? What are the ranges? I don't think I've ever shot either the Lebel or even my .45 at longer than about 15-20 yards. Other pistols I've tried at 100 and beyond, but never those two.

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #113 on: May 23, 2016, 06:37:36 am »
No, it's not "long range" pistol. It's precision pistol. 10 shots on a B-27 target at 25 yards. Highest score wins. X-ring count breaks ties followed by time.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #114 on: May 31, 2016, 06:17:44 pm »
Once again a reminder that the GAF Muster relies on the traditional generosity of it's members as far as door prizes.

So, decommission those "gently used", "field tested" items or reference materials and throw them into your kit to be taken to the banquet Saturday night.

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #115 on: May 31, 2016, 09:45:03 pm »
I will do my best to bring some goodies, John!

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #116 on: June 01, 2016, 08:01:32 am »
Once again a reminder that the GAF Muster relies on the traditional generosity of it's members as far as door prizes.

So, decommission those "gently used", "field tested" items or reference materials and throw them into your kit to be taken to the banquet Saturday night.

Thanks.
RCJ

I'll bring something as well.  I have one book, and I'l probably bring a set of holsters or some other leather item.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #117 on: June 01, 2016, 03:24:39 pm »
John,  I also have a few items as well as grips for the banquet. Sure hope someone brings some Apple Pie again this year. It has a tendency to last a long time around here what with the wife's raised eyebrows at the mention of it. Oh well.

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #118 on: June 01, 2016, 04:34:43 pm »
I trust you have learned not to mention it then, Chaplain!   ;)
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #119 on: June 01, 2016, 04:58:55 pm »
I bet I can turn up something...
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #120 on: June 01, 2016, 06:39:18 pm »
John,  I also have a few items as well as grips for the banquet. Sure hope someone brings some Apple Pie again this year. It has a tendency to last a long time around here what with the wife's raised eyebrows at the mention of it. Oh well.
I'm glad you brought up the Apple Pie!  I'd almost forgotten about that.  I'll mix up a new batch, and drink a toast to Stu, who gave me the recipe!
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #121 on: June 03, 2016, 10:16:11 pm »
Sorry to hear about the health issues Doug, was looking forward to finally meeting a bunch of you folks.  Another year perhaps.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #122 on: June 05, 2016, 07:06:10 pm »
Did we ever get a round count for the various matches.

I know the Rifle Long Range is something like 15 to make 9 hits 3 per at 100 and 200 before you can move to 300.

Early on in the thread there is a recommendation for 100 for the battle rifle.  Luckily I have upwards of 250 pieces of Krag Brass right now.
Have loaded 20 of my 210 grain cast on top of 40 grains AA4350 and 15 of my 173 GI ball on top of 41.5 gr varget to test for the Krag for long range this week.  Will also be Crono ing the 210 grain cast sitting on top of 10 gr AA2.  Will adjust that if they fly faster than 1400 fps.

I will be shooting my 98 Krag Rifle, Battle Rifle and Long Range.  Guess I will be shooting Infantry.

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #123 on: June 05, 2016, 07:26:47 pm »
 Round count depends on how good a shot you are.  It can vary, but the average rifle target count per skirmish run is around 20.  So thats 80 or so targets over 4 runs.  And all are must hit.  So how many times do you think you'll miss?  And you'll want some for sighting in, and just plain plinking in the evening

Bring 200 rounds.  Never hurts to have some left over.  And everyone misses more than they think . . .
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #124 on: June 05, 2016, 07:49:48 pm »
Last time I was able to get up there, I had about 140 pieces of Lebel brass, all loaded for main match. It was plenty, had some left to use possibly the only 1886 Lebel  ever in a Zoot match the next day. Due to lack of Lebel brass, I used a Swedish Mauser for my long range that year. This year I have plenty of brass, but none of the jacketed bullet loads I have tried so far are grouping acceptably. My main match loads can shoot 3-4" at 100 yards, if I do my part, but all the jacketed loads are spraying out 8" or more :-[