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Offline Niederlander

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Postal Matches
« on: July 09, 2019, 07:48:52 pm »
Gentlemen,  If you go to the Grand Army of the Frontier website, under the Competition header you'll find the postal match rules and targets to print.  Who's interested in doing that?  It's a good way to get your rifles running on a regular basis!
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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 07:54:24 pm »
I really need to start back into that.
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 08:19:34 pm »
Count me in
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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2019, 10:17:32 pm »
Yep, got the ammo, need the practice.  Did I read the pistol part right?  All 4 positions in Pistol too?  I might get a bit too much attention shooting prone pistol.  Our targets are like 5 feet high and that might clear the berm.

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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 03:03:53 am »
This is something I Could pul off... shooting scout, I think.

Picture that, a snake oil merchant in a beat up top hat and a nasty duster,
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Spectacles, Two foot brass telescope for scanning the hostiles,
and periodically consulting the crystal ball to see if I hit the target...

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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 07:32:28 am »
I'm in.

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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 08:46:51 pm »
If you guys want to print your targets and shoot them, either send them to me, or just send me a good picture of them.  I'll score them and post the results.  Do you want to try to do one yet this month, or shall we begin in August?
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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2019, 10:20:05 pm »
If you guys want to print your targets and shoot them, either send them to me, or just send me a good picture of them.  I'll score them and post the results.  Do you want to try to do one yet this month, or shall we begin in August?

August works for me, gives us all time to shoot AND get them to you....
i am currently embroiled in ?assisted care? paperwork for my dad...

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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2019, 10:37:32 pm »
Hi

August is fine by me, emailed or mailed by 31 August 2019?


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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2019, 05:32:04 am »
That will work.
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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2019, 09:06:12 pm »
Could I shoot my C96 Mauser in handgun and then shoulder stock it for the rifle part?
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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2019, 01:41:12 am »
Yep, got the ammo, need the practice.  Did I read the pistol part right?  All 4 positions in Pistol too?  I might get a bit too much attention shooting prone pistol.  Our targets are like 5 feet high and that might clear the berm.

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Oh Yeah, what Mike asked -
prone for pistol also ?

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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2019, 07:03:20 am »
That's what is says, but I'm not sure where that came from.  I'll talk to the General about that.
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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2019, 12:09:33 pm »
August will work for me.  Got a new 1898 Krag rifle and new eyes.  I can see now and it is begging to be shot.
Will print them off and email to Ned right??

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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2019, 03:12:33 pm »
Yep.  That will work.
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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2019, 05:10:44 pm »
wow I need to do this
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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2019, 05:25:35 pm »
oh any ammo restrictions and is there a problem with shooting the rifle course at 15 yards and the pistol at 10 yards as Ben Avery has target boots at 10, 15, 25, 50, 100,200 yards on main range
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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2019, 08:19:46 pm »
Yes you can.  It will be slightly more difficult, as the distances will be slightly longer than required.
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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2019, 07:59:46 pm »
Having received good army training, I can achieve all 4 positions with a rifle, but am struggling to figure out sitting and prone with a pistol?  Pics anyone?
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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2019, 07:45:24 pm »
Hi
I found pictures in the Army Marksmanship guide.  I didn't think they looked all that helpful.

Wrong place, but the same stuff.
https://www.bevfitchett.us/pistol-marksmanship-2/isosceles-prone-position.html

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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2019, 09:01:54 pm »
These may not be period military positions but they were what I was first taught, If you give them each a try, you'll find one of each (sitting, kneeling and prone) that are the best (most stable) for your body.  Shooting positions are in section 5.

https://lecompetitions.nra.org/media/4725/rulebook.pdf

You may also want to look at "Roll Over Prone"  This one is by far my favorite, I haven't used any other prone pistol position for years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToQAgauZut8
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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2019, 10:22:02 pm »
That rollover prone position looks like it may be the most stable pistol position there is, with the entire body/arm/hand resting on the ground.

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« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2019, 12:15:19 am »
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Re: Postal Matches
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2019, 03:51:59 pm »
I'm in. May just use this to introduce some prospective members into the game. Al.
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