Thinking of starting postal matches?

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    nomojo65
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    want to know interested parties for postal matches of 50 or 75yrds limited to .177 only! This would be totally online ( and on ones own merits!, just expect everyone’s honesty, anyone participating I’m sure would be…) it could be for group or score? Group shooting would be easier & probably cheaper? No specific targets to purchase or make? Let me know we can work format and details if enough interest?

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    Stefanjan
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    Lol i first thought oh god your gonna shoot at the mailbox?  I would be interested but unfortunately my layoff just ended so i wont have nearly as much time to shoot (of course the checkbook is very happy about the return to work)  so i guess depending on frequency and timeing count me in. (Hows that for a definite almost maybe?)

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    nomojo65
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     Thinking Probably monthly? My only problem is I’m thinking of this a little late, winter will be here before you know it and I live in MICHIGAN!

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    redcrow
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    Count me in. Groups shooting may be easier to manage than full blown BR score cards. Either way, I think it would be fun.

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    nomojo65
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    Yep, I’m thinking group shooting also! best five or ten shot group of each month? Keep it semi-informal but mostly want to keep it FUN & SIMPLE!, just post your group by the 25th of each month, keep the ideas coming, maybe start in August?

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    redcrow
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    nomojo65

    Yep, I’m thinking group shooting also! best five or ten shot group of each month? Keep it semi-informal but mostly want to keep it FUN & SIMPLE!, just post your group by the 25th of each month, keep the ideas coming, maybe start in August?

    Sounds good to me. Shall we set a particular distance as our standard? I can manage 25 yards at home or farther at my local range.

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    nomojo65
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    I was going for min. of 50yds or even 75yds, mainly because most don’t associate.177 for those distances?, just for something different!

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    chasdicapua
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    I'll try and post some groups. We had a standing 10 meter challenge going last winter on this forum. It was a lot of fun.  This should be interesting, 50 and 75 yards with .177… Can we measure the groups in feet?!

    Chas

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    aa_limited
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    50 yards is great for a 177 its where things start to get interesting. so far ive taken it out to 150!

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    nomojo65
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    I think it will definitely be a challenge!, ( good way to learn the wind, pellets, velocity’s etc. of the .177 cal.! ) probably should start @ 50yds then move to 75, main thing is keep it informal & fun!

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    nomojo65
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    Ok!, shot these this morning, no wind-0-3mph, 52yds measured, 10.3’s JSB’s @ 925fps weighed,4.53dia.1st group-6 shots 1-flyer?, 2nd group 10- shots, 3rd group 6- shots… not bad for this gun…

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    chasdicapua
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    Very nice first group. Which shot was the flyer on? I hate it when it's on the 5th shot!

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    nomojo65
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    Thanks man!, 1st group 3rd shot flyer, thought something special was brewing, thats why I went with 6 shots… 2nd group was all over the place so just kept shooting? 3rd group lots of vertical? Wasn’t wind I know that! The group to the left was a different gun and pellets 30 yds, a couple days earlier…

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    aa_limited
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    nomo.. what barrel did  you shoot these groups with in your raw.. poly and standard?.. also my gun came from martin doing 920 tops

    when I sent my raw bm 500 177 to shoot jsb 10.3s to 885 the accuracy got much better. than what is was doing..

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    nomojo65
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    That’s the Poly shooting 10.3’s, this gun is set up to shoot the 13.4’s, but I shoot the lighter pellets at distance and yes there is a specific reason why I do this…

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    nomojo65
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    Ok- round 2, different gun, different day!, wind 3-8mph switchy!, 52yds same pellet 10.3jsb  880fps 3-10rd groups, not bad?, I didn’t watch the flags well… 

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    aa_limited
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    nomo those are pretty good groups.. i think i should upload some targets  done with mine?

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    nomojo65
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    Not bad for me anyway!, if I would’ve been a little more patient probably could have done better?, gun is capable of better!

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    chasdicapua
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    Wind died down today and I shot these groups at 50 yards with my RAW TM1000 .177 with a poly barrel. Shot the JSB Monsters at 805 fps.  Smallest 50 yard group I ever shot and it's with a .177. Go figure.

    I can't go out to 75 yards because I use this same action for field target and it's got a Sightron Slll on it set up to range from 10 – 55 yards. 

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    nomojo65
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    Ok!, I quit… who’s dumb Idea was this anyway? Man that’s nice!, my poly Tm is close to those groups,/ monster’s also, but my 12 groove w/ 10.3’s not so much… of course if they had someone who new what they were doing shooting them… might be a different story! Good groups Chas. Thought I would ad this group shot while changing scopes yesterday 12 groove w/heavies, no where as good as yours chas, for me good though!

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