Monday, September 12, 2005

e-Postal RIFLE Match #3 "Looter Shooter"

Here's the target

It looks like AnalogKid over at Random Nuclear Strikes hasn't fully recovered from the effects of the physical beating he took from his 12 gauge, combined with a pretty good (?) case of sunstroke incurred at the last practical shotgun match a few weeks ago. That being said, he's probably still more stable than Mr. Completely, but probably not by too much.

Anyhow, AK has now posted the rules for the next e-Postal Rifle match, titled "Looter Shooter"

Below are the complete rules borrowed (lifted, purloined, absconded with?) from his site. This looks like it could be a lot of fun, and you should be able to shoot just about any rifle you've got, so let's send him lots of entries to review while he's still in "recovery"!!

Click here for the full post on this match.

e-Postal Match Announcement

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

The September e-Postal Match is hereby ready for public consumption

The theme: Looter Shooter

Here is the scenario:

Your town has been hit by a hurricane. While your incompetent Mayor has ordered an evacuation, the street gangs stuck out the storm so that they could loot the empty homes before people came back into town.

You stuck it out at home as well. Now you have to contend with them wanting your property, your wife and your daughter.

This is your target. It is one of my own making that I have decided to call my “Totally Inoffensive Looter Target”. It prints out directly to 8.5×11in paper.

None of the rifle ranges in the local area here will allow targets with ‘heads’ on them, so I used the old NRA ‘Tombstone’ shape and put some rings on it. Yes, they’re probably off a bit center, but so are looters.

Notice the duck in the center. He is not your friend, nor does he ‘make bathtime lots of fun’. He is the heart of the looter. A hit on him equals and X-ring hit. Otherwise, the square he is in is 10 points, the next ring out is 9 points, the next ring with the crackle in it is 8 points with the furthest ring being worth 7 points and everything outside of that is a miss.

Here are the rules:

You are to use your SHTF rifle(s) for this. Semi-auto, boltie, lever gun, pump, single shot doesn’t matter. There will be iron sight, optics and magnifying optics classes.

You may enter as many SHTF rifles as you would like.

10 shots on the target. Ever shot on paper over the limit is minus 10 points.

The distances are 25yards, 50 yards, 100 yards and then anything beyond 100 is its own class.

There are no practice shots or sight in targets allowed. Nor is there any adjustment of sights allowed. You take your gun(s) to the range, put your target out and start firing at a swift, but comfortable pace.

You will have no practice shots or time to adjust your sights when the looters come knocking and you won’t have any here either. Make only line of sight corrections to keep the shots on target. This is your SHTF rifle, it should be sighted in.

You can shoot standing, kneeling, prone or from the bench, it doesn’t matter. But there is a catch: You have to shoot as if you are firing from behind cover.

One of the ranges that Postal Match participant, Merle, shoots at makes shooters fire through a portal in a wall and that is an excellent example of use of cover for this. You can pretend that the bench rest is a window sill or, when firing prone, that a box of ammo in front of your hand is a fence post knocked over during the hurricane. Yes, you can use shooting sticks.

Your results are due by October 3rd. You may email your targets to the address listed in the right hand column. If I do not respond to your email within 24 hours, please send another email without the pics and we’ll work on the problem. Hopefully GMail won’t crap out like my old RNS addy did last month.


There is also an “Unknown Gun” class.

Take a friend to the range to shoot this and you switch rifles with him. Think of it as a “The closest gun at hand” scenario or a “Captured Rifle”. Again, no sighter targets.

If you like to include a shotgun as your SHTF gun, go ahead and let the lead fly. You will have your own class as well. #4 shot or larger diameter pellets, please. Targets will be judged by how little of the target is left after five shots.

And there you are, ladies and gentlemen. Have at it.

Just remember, the duck is not your friend...........


At Monday, September 12, 2005 1:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Let me see; I have at least 6 SHTF guns, so it looks like my shoulder is NEVER gonna heal!

At Tuesday, September 13, 2005 2:59:00 PM, Blogger Countertop said...


Look forward to shooting it. Work and other commitements got in the way of the last match, shouldn't be a problem now.


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