Mr. Completely's Postal Match
With all due respect to Neanderpundit's postal matches, it seems he has neglected to include one postal match. With that in mind, I have decided to take it upon myself to fill in the gap. Here's the rules:
Weapon: You MUST use a shotgun of at least 12 gauge, although if you have anything larger, that might just get you extra points. Blunderbusses and civil war cannons are also acceptible, especially if you load the cannon with bird shot.
Target: Use any paper target you like, in any size. Bullseyes, dart boards, your "favorite" politician or entertainer, that fat film maker bozo, whatever. Possible extra points for creativity.
Distance: Ten yards, or less, in fact, get as close as you want. Hell, powder burns on the target are not grounds for disqualification.
Number of shots: Basically, ten rounds, but fewer, probably, if using the cannon. No penalty for exceeding ten shots. Possible extra credit the more you shoot. Extra credit also if when you leave the range you have used up all the ammunition you brought with you. Let your conscience and enthusiasm be your guide. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting again. GO FOR IT!!
Rate of Fire: As fast as you like! I realize the cannon shooters have a reloading time issue here, but do the best you can. If at a public range, extra credit for getting a dirty look from the rangemaster about your rate of fire.
Spirit of the Rules: If you can figure a way to cheat, what the hell, no one's watching except the scowling rangemaster anyway.
Scoring: Score yourself on a score of 1 to 100. If you find yourself grinning, giggling, and generally having enjoyed yourself immensely after putting down the weapon, score yourself up near the 100 mark. If you had so much fun you set up another target and do it again, score even higher. If you keep blasting away until the range closes or they throw you out, that's gotta be hard to beat!!
On the other hand, if on completion you have an urge to shop for a French wine to go with the tofu you have planned for dinner, score yourself VERY low. You should also then seek counselling, as this is clearly abnormal behavior. I'd recommend checking with your local NRA affiliated gun club for a good counsellor and suggested therapeutic shooting activities.
After establishing your score, post it as a comment to this postal match post. Be sure to include complete details with your score........
UPDATE: Rather than posting your results and description in the comments, email them to b l o g (at) w h i d b e y (dot) c o m. See the updated rules posted above. Thanks!
Contestants: I'm expecting entries from you guys, you know who you are.......
Close Date: Sunday, June 5th. I'll do a post-contest post on Monday, June 6th.