Groundhog Shoot 2018

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Scearcy posted this 07 March 2018

Good morning! I am looking out the window at 18 inches of fresh snow which can only mean one thing. I am home from Florida and it is time to get this show on the road. Ken and I have not worked out all of the logistics yet so I will give you a rough framework today and we will fill in details over the next week.

First I do have several names of prospective participants already. I will post them later today along with any information I still need to get enrollment forms out to each of you.

We will do a posting of rules  soon.  Right now we expect to change little if anything from last year.

The signup process will be:

Let me know you want to participate - I (Jim) will need your address and email.

2 weeks from now we will mail signup forms to everyone.

When we receive the completed forms and $5 per rifle, we will mail targets (2 practice and 1 record per gun) to each of you.

Shoot the targets and return them by May 15 (address yet to be determined)

We will post the results quickly. We will also mail a paper copy of the results to all participants.

Hopefully we will be able to publish the results in TFS again this year.

Jim and Ken

 

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Scearcy posted this 07 March 2018

I just went through last years file and I have addresses and email addresses from:

Bushranch, Maven, Ken Campbell, Millelacs, Acheson, Urny, longhunter, GWarden, Ross, and T Keizer.

I do not have addresses for: 4060may and obssd1958

If your handle does not appear in either list above I missed your expression of interest. Please PM me.

Any others please PM me.

Jim

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Urny posted this 07 March 2018

Good morning Jim and Ken

 

Message sent to Jim with address and email to participate in this match.  I am looking forward to this and thank you both for your efforts.

 

Urny

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Scearcy posted this 07 March 2018

Here is a very brief recap of major rules for this fun match.

Target: NRA Groundhog Target

Distance: 50 yards

Bullets: Cast plain base or self cast muzzleloader projectile. Sabots are not allowed as they are a form of gas check

Rifle : Almost any centerfire or muzzleloader

Sights: iron or scope limited to 4X (separate classes)

Position: No Benchrest. Must be supported by the ground. Slings, a tree, a fencepost or cross sticks (handheld) are ok. Sitting, standing, kneeling, prone. Standing results will be shown as a separate class.

 

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45 2.1 posted this 07 March 2018

 PM sent...................

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Bohica793 posted this 08 March 2018

PM Sent....

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greg posted this 08 March 2018

PM sent...

greg

 

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4060may posted this 09 March 2018

I'm in

PM sent

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Scearcy posted this 09 March 2018

16 shooters on the list so far. Last year almost everyone who expressed interest ultimately participated. Last year we also averaged 2 rifles per shooter. So we have an excellent chance of having more that 30 rifles in the match. FUN!

Jim

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longhunter posted this 09 March 2018

Jim,

You have me down already.  I will be shooting two different rifles.  This is one of those fun things that we can do as shooters!

Thanks for putting this on!

Longhunter

Jon

Jon Welda CW5 USA Ret. 608 797 0056

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Dukem posted this 19 March 2018

Mr. Reiss got my Forum issues sorted out, now I am Dukem instead of Duke M. Please count me in for the 2018 Ground Hog match. longhunter already notified you I believe. I will PM you with address etc.

Duke

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Scearcy posted this 19 March 2018

Dukem

I have you securely on the list

Jim

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Scearcy posted this 19 March 2018

Everyone:

I will be mailing the signup sheets in the next day or two -likely tomorrow. You can return those sheets with $5 / rifle. I will send targets out as soon as I receive your signup sheets. Please don't send money without a signup sheet.

Here is a recap:

I have the list of everyone who has expressed interest. I will send each of you a signup sheet this week.

Return the signup and money to me.

I will send you targets and a copy of the rules for your reference.

Shoot your targets and return the record target to KEN CAMPBELL. Lets say the due date will be JUNE 1.  I will send Ken's address with the targets.

Ken will score the targets and we will distribute and post the results.

Jim

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Scearcy posted this 19 March 2018

Gentlemen

I am mailing sign up sheets to the following guys today. If your handle isn't there, I missed you so let me know.

Acheson, Bohica793, Bushranch, Dukem, GWarden, greg, Ken Campbell, longhunter, Maven, Millelacs, Ross, Southdakota1, 

T Keizer, Urny, 4060may, and 45 2.1

Jim

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obssd1958 posted this 19 March 2018

Jim, Please add me to the line up. I'll send a PM with my mailing address. Thanks! Don

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Scearcy posted this 19 March 2018

I am going to try posting a photo (downsized) of the target

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Scearcy posted this 4 weeks ago

Status Report: I have received entry forms from longhunter, Dukem, GWarden and 4060may. Collectively they entered 8 rifles. I am aware of some other entry forms "in the mail". I will mail the first batch of targets this weekend.

Jim

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Urny posted this 4 weeks ago

Mine was mailed Friday, should be to you shortly.  Just one rifle though.

 

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Ross Smith posted this 4 weeks ago

mine's coming too, mailed yesterday.

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tlkeizer posted this 4 weeks ago

Greetings,

I am out of Alaska right now and in Hawaii, so will send in my entry forms after I get home in a couple weeks.  I plan on shooting 4 guns (maybe 5, see how much $ I have in my wallet after I get home).

TK

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Scearcy posted this 4 weeks ago

Another status report: I have received 4 more entries: South Dakota 4440, Bohica793, Urny, and Acheson. 8 entries, 15 rifles

I am aware of at least 3 more entries in the mail. I will start mailing targets Monday.

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Bohica793 posted this 3 weeks ago

Targets received yesterday.  Now I have to load rounds......

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4060may posted this 3 weeks ago

targets received 4/5/18....now all we need is 65-70 degree weather without tornadoes

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loophole posted this 3 weeks ago

Can I still get in? 

Loophole

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Scearcy posted this 3 weeks ago

Yes: PM sent

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Scearcy posted this 3 weeks ago

Last year we accepted signups until April 30 and that seemed to work fine. So if someone is out there dawdling, try to get in touch with me by April 16 or so . That way I should be able to get targets to you by about May 1.

Jim

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Dukem posted this 3 weeks ago

Targets arrived but Winter lingers. I saw a couple of real ground hogs during a brief warm spell a couple weeks ago. Poor buggers made it through the whole Winter hibernating then came out only to be hit by cars while crossing the road.

Duke

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jchiggins posted this 2 weeks ago

Sounds like fun.   Will gas check bullets without the gas check suffice as plain base bullets?  I'm working on a M38 mauser 6.5mm. but only have a gc bullet mold.

Thanks

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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 2 weeks ago

jc ... nothing is certain with cast bullets, but generally you don't need gc at under 1300 or so as long as the casting clogs up the throat .... .... and i too am hoping to get my m38 in 6.5 loaded up for the groundhogs ...no gc on my gc casting ...... mostly i am trying to graft a scope on it ... those irons are extremely fine for my eyes .... at least a red dot ...

ken

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jchiggins posted this 2 weeks ago

Ken - I know what you mean....I made a scout scope base for mine and have mounted a 2x7 Vortex scope.  Now I can see, which reveals my lack of shooting skill.  Using the 170gr Lee Cruise Missle; it shows promise.

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Scearcy posted this 1 weeks ago

We have 17 shooters and 37 rifles entered at this point. I am expecting entries from three more people yet. This is a really nice turnout. Now if the weather would just give us a break. My local gun club sent an email yesterday which said  they were going to let this last 18" melt instead of plowing. I am planning on getting on the range about Sunday or Monday if all goes well.

Jim

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delmarskid posted this 1 weeks ago

Mine went in the box yesterday. I'm hoping for a trifecta.

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Scearcy posted this 4 days ago

20 shooters---45 guns!   AND it is supposed to be over 50 degrees today. One more cup of coffee and I will be headed to the workshop to polish brass and size bullets.

Jim

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Redleged posted this 4 days ago

Jim,

Got my targets today and ammo all loaded up. Time to get to the range!

Ed

Growing old is mandatory, growing up, however, is totally optional!

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tlkeizer posted this 4 days ago

Greetings,

My money went out in the mail today. I plan on shooting 4 guns, I listed them on the entry form going back.  Maybe in two weeks most of the snow will be gone, I will check out the range early next week now that I am back home.  I am really looking forward to unloading shells at the groundhogs again, along with a few ML RB's.

TK

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Scearcy posted this 4 days ago

Hey TK

Its good to hear from you. I was just on line ordering more targets from Midway. It must have been a premonition that you were sending in your stuff. 

I have mailed out almost 150 targets. We has twice as many signups as last year!!! Who would have thought?

Jim

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longhunter posted this 3 days ago

Well our last Minnesota snowfall is leaving.  It looks like next week I can start getting loads put together and do some shooting.

I'm glad to see so much interest in your match. 150 targets is impressive.  I would guess it's the single biggest postal match we have!

Thanks for your hard work.

Jon

 

Jon Welda CW5 USA Ret. 608 797 0056

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