e-Postal Match "Seein' Stars"
It's time for the monthly e-Postal matches to get underway, and we're starting out the series with a version of a match from a few years ago but with some slightly different rules. The name of the new match is "Seein' Stars", and I'm sure some of us will be "Seein' Stars" long after shooting the match! This match is a real challenge as it's relatively easy to do fairly well, but nearly impossible to max the score.
This month we have seven classes, so there's a place for just about everything. It's time to drag out all those handguns that have been unused all Winter and limber 'em up!
TARGET: The same target is used in all classes. The target can be downloaded from here:
It is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. When you print it out, the biggest star should measure 4" inches across. If you print it out and end up with something different, try un-checking "fit to page" in the print settings.
CLASS ONE: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.
CLASS TWO: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.
CLASS THREE: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.
CLASS FOUR: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.
CLASS FIVE: Any revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.
CLASS SIX: Any revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.
CLASS SEVEN: Any handgun with no more than a 14" barrel, any sights, scopes, laser, whatever. This class is primarily for target pistols.
If you have something interesting to shoot that doesn't quite fit in the above classes, go ahead and enter anyway.
DISTANCE : 25 feet, or Ten yards, which ever is available at your range.
SHOOTING POSITION: Standing, un-supported, off-hand, one or two hands on gun permitted.
SCORING: In each class you are allowed ten shots at the target. Each star can only be counted once, no matter how many times you shoot it. Touching the black counts as a hit. The target has a perfect score of 320.
Ties will be decided based on the highest number of hits solidly in the black and not touching the edges.
Mark your score on each target with a legible pen, along with the class and type of gun used. Don't write your name on the target, only the name you want to appear in the results, as your target may get posted on Mr. Completely.
STRATEGY: Are you better off to risk trying for the fifty point star, and risk missing it, or should you play it safe and be sure to get the easier ones of lower value?
MULTIPLE ENTRIES: You can enter more than once, in fact, it is encouraged. Shoot everything you own, and everything you can borrow! Take a buddy to the range, get him entered, then borrow his gun and enter that! The only restriction is that you can only enter once for any given gun, in any individual Class. You can shoot the target as many times as you like, and send in the best one.
Different calibers in the same gun count as one gun. For example, .38SPL and .357MAG are considered as one, as would be .44SPL and .44MAG. Different guns of the same caliber and barrel length can be entered.
PRIZES: Nope, it's just for the fun of it and the bragging rights! HOWEVER, there WILL be a random drawing of all the entries to win a $50 Gift Certificate from Cheaper Than Dirt. (Very cool....)
SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY: Take a digital photo of, (or scan) your targets, and email the picture, along with:
1. Your score.
2. The name you want used when we post the results.
3. Gun description - Brand, model, semi-auto, revolver, black powder, caliber, barrel length, and type of sights
4. Class: Class One, Two, Three, four, five, six, or seven.
5. Anything interesting or unique about your entry that other shooters might enjoy hearing about.
Email it all to b l o g (at) w h i d b e y (dot) c o m
If you can't scan or send target pictures, send everything else to me in an email, and we'll arrange for either fax or snail mail for the targets.
The rules are subject to revision as needed, should the need arise.
All entries must be received by Midnight on Monday, March 29th, and results will be posted within seven days, or less.
If you have any questions, leave the question in the comments to this post, or send me an email, or both.
Labels: e-Postal Matches