Thursday, July 5, 2012

Shoot the Mr. Completely e-Postal This Weekend!

The weekend will be here before you know it, so read this re-post, print your targets, and take the family to the range! The rules for this contest are designed to make high scores, and tune you up for the fall hunting seasons, so No Excuses!


Squirrel season will be starting up in August, so this is a good time to check your sights and your skill to see if you'll be able to put some rodents in the frying pan. We are going to make this an easy contest so everyone can join in the fun.

The object is to hit the kill zones marked on the squirrels without wounding any game.


Click on the photo or the squirrel target for the link to the pdf, to download and print. Shoot your target at 25 feet, (or the nearest distance at your range) with your pistol, two shots for each squirrel, for a total of ten shots per target. Each shot touching the kill zone is worth 10 points. Each shot touching a squirrel, but not touching the kill zone is minus 10 points. If you were really out in the woods trying to bag a squirrel, you would utilize a rest to steady your shot, and that is what you should do for this contest. Any rest from the bench or uprights is OK; your choice!

If you want to shoot the match with a rifle, shoot your target at 50 feet with your choice of rest for your rifle. Shoot twice at each squirrel. We don't want any wounded game, so dial in your sights beforehand.
Write your pistol or rifle info on the target, along with the type of sights you are using; iron, non-magnifying optics, or magnifying scope. Use the name and/or website you want listed in the results. We will sort them out into classes. Shoot the contest with any pistol, rifle, or pellet gun, you want.

Scan or photograph your targets, and e-mail them to: truebluetravelinman (at) gmail (dot) com. Try to have them sent in by the end of July, and we will post the results within a few days.

If you have any difficulty printing from Google Docs, e-mail me at truebluetravelinman (at) gmail (dot) com, and I will send you the target via e-mail.

1 comment:

Billll said...

Squirrel season indeed. I've already gotten 35 of the tree rats and my biggest problem is what to do with them. Urban squirrels are not that tasty. I know.

Shot the match with the 4095 Hi Point. It works fine at 50 ft and the size of the holes makes up for the shortcomings in accuracy. Still, one can only imagine how much of the squirrel would be left after the impact with that big and fast of a bullet.

Targets will be along shortly.