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Offline Kayleen

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Side match distance ?
« on: April 20, 2006, 08:30:16 am »
  I am working on the side matches for the GAF shoot and need some input. I have said before we can get distances of 1000 yds. at this range.
QUESTION? Is anyone interested in trying this out at GAFMuster 2006?
Kayleen

PS. Any other ideas are appreciated.
Guns Garrett sent two excellent ideas that we are using.
One being a proficiency in arms and the other a "log shoot".

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Re: Side match distance ?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2006, 10:10:24 am »
I'd be interested in giving it a try, but most likely I'll only be able to be there Sat. and (maybe) part of Sunday.
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Re: Side match distance ?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2006, 04:24:41 pm »
If I can work it out with my cooking I would love it. 
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Re: Side match distance ?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2006, 09:44:27 am »
Any distance up to 1000 yards sounds good to me.

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Re: Side match distance ?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2006, 10:12:27 am »
With 5 degrees of elevation the range of a 12 lb. Mt. Howitzer is 1005 yards.

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Re: Side match distance ?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2006, 10:28:43 am »
Books,

Fortunately for us, and perhaps unfortunately for you, the requirement is a "shoulder-fired" firearm without a using a rest.  I believe the howitzer carriage and wheels is considered a "rest." 

I will particularly enjoy seeing you shoulder that mountain howitzer and touch it off.   ;D :o ;D

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Re: Side match distance ?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2006, 11:10:24 am »
One of the stages that was written up but not used for the last GAF Muster was to pick off the gun crew from around the howitzer.  It was based on Lt. Col. Roosevelt hand picking sharpshooters to take out the crew of an annoying spanish piece.
[We had a old carraige and were going to correctly position a five man crew of poppers.  The shooter would shoot each of the crew, reload and shoot the replacement crew. (Simulating a 5 shot Krag)]

This senario would be even better done at the long ranges available at Ackley.

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Re: Side match distance ?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2006, 01:00:57 pm »
I like it!

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Re: Side match distance ?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2006, 10:56:30 pm »
With what particular "shoulder" arm are we thinking of accomplishing this feat?  Was required to do this to pass "Long Range Pest Control" school back in "68" and have done so at Whitington Center with 45-70 Sharps BUT, I don't believe these were yet available during the Uncivil War. Besides, I no longer own either arm but I could be talked into trading a pristine M-1 Carbine by National Postal Meter with only 200 rnds through her for a Pedersoli 1874 Sharps.