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Author Topic: TMA Annual Challenge Match - 25, 50, 100 Yards  (Read 2430 times)

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TMA Annual Challenge Match - 25, 50, 100 Yards
« on: February 26, 2020, 09:14:27 AM »
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This Match Has Been Discontinued As Of 10-15-20 - No Further Targets Will Be Accepted...

Nessmuk & Flintstone Are Still Recognized As Taking Part In It, And Achieving The Goal Set.  :shake

TMA Annual Challenge Match - Open To "Paid Supporting TMA Members Only"

TMA Supporting Members Who Achieve These (or parts of) The Annual Match Challenge;

Will Have Their Name Added To The "TMA Annual Achievement Challenge Match Roster" Each Time They Achieve This Match Feat With Different Caliber's In Each Lock Class...
 

~*~*~ SYNOPSIS ~*~*~

* firearm = a flint or cap traditional muzzleloader long gun, any caliber, same gun must be used for all three targets, no slings or rests
* rounds fired = a maximum number of 25 total allowed to be fired for the entire shoot
* targets = a total of three 8-1/2" x 11" paper sheets (one for each distance), plain or printed on in any manner
* scoring = ANY hit on any target is scored as "1" (consider it a "paper gong")

* target one = 25 yards, offhand only, achieve 7 hits to stop shooting
* target two = 50 yards, offhand or kneeling, achieve 5 hits to stop shooting
* target three = 100 yards, offhand, kneeling, sitting, or prone, achieve 4 hits to stop shooting (a rest may be used only at 100 yards)

* notate each target with your name, date, target distance, shooting position, flint or cap long gun, caliber, projectile.
* mail in -OR- post a CLEAR and FOCUSED separate image of each target face
* enter as often as you like, each entry can be with a different gun or caliber and is a separate entry

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The Firearm Classes Are; (Flintlock -And- Caplock)... Achievemnts Will Be Posted In A Sticky On Our TMA Forum, By; Your Name, Caliber, and Year(s) Completed...

NOTE: WHICH EVER FIREARM YOU START WITH - YOU MUST USE ONLY THAT FIREARM TO COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE IN THAT LOCK CLASS "FROM 25, 50, AND 100 YARDS"...

(Lock Class Are; Flintlock & Caplock)

(You May Qualify Each Year In One or Both Classes, And In Different Caliber(s) - Achievements Will Be Noted With A "Date" By Your Name Representing Each Year You Achieve The Challenge Match...

Example;

Pete The Plinker: Flintlock .36 Cal 2020, .45 Cal 2020, .40 2021) and so on...
Pete The Plinker: Caplock .50 Cal 2020, .58 Cal 2020, .50 Cal 2021) and so on...


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Flintlock Class / Caplock Class

Targets At Each Distance (25, 50, & 100 Yards) Will Be;
8.5 x 11 inch Copy paper (your choice of color)... Your targets may be - plain, or have scoring rings, or a silhouette on them. They may not exceed 8.5 x 11 inches...

Your entire 8.5 x 11 inch paper Target should be viewed as a "gong" - All hits and nicks on all sides of the target's edges are considered hits as well...

Course of Fire: (Open to Flint & Cap Lock Long Guns)

NOTE; YOU WILL USE A NEW SHEET OF PAPER FOR EACH DISTANCE (25, 50, 100 Yards)

PLEASE WRITE THE DATE, YOUR MEMBER NAME, THE RANGE, YOUR CALIBER, AND CLASS YOU ARE SHOOTING IN (FLINT OR CAP) ON YOUR TARGET'S...

NOTE: (If you start with a Flintlock - you must finish with a Flintlock) (If you start with a Caplock - you must finish with a Caplock)

NOTE: 25 Yards MUST BE SHOT "OFFHAND" - 50 Yards MAY BE SHOT "OFFHAND or KNEELING" - 100 Yards MAY BE SHOT "Offhand, Kneeling, Setting, or Prone, or off a Rest" - No Locking In Devices Allowed...

YOU HAVE 25 TOTAL SHOTS To Complete The Following Course Of Fire

Hit The 25 Yard Target 7 Times
Hit The 50 Yard Target 5 Times
Hit The 100 Yard Target 4 Times


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Have Fun With It!!!  :toast

Example of a target 8.5x11 inches;



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Re: TMA Annual Challenge Match - 25, 50, 100 Yards
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 12:23:40 PM »
Joe, your probably not going to like me for this... but can we compete in in different   calibers? I.E. Flintlock  50 cal or Flintlock . 40 cal or Caplock .45 cal or Caplock . 36 cal. As long as you complete the whole  course fire for each Lock/caliber?
I'm  not  H/C or P/C or even a particularly  good shot but I have a hell of a good time!

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Re: TMA Annual Challenge Match - 25, 50, 100 Yards
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2020, 01:35:37 PM »
Joe, your probably not going to like me for this... but can we compete in in different   calibers? I.E. Flintlock  50 cal or Flintlock . 40 cal or Caplock .45 cal or Caplock . 36 cal. As long as you complete the whole  course fire for each Lock/caliber?

There are no caliber restrictions on flint or cap locks... However, you must finish the course of fire with what you start with (Flintlock or Caplock) to qualify in the individual "flint or Cap" lock category for which you enter.

I'm guessing what you are asking is, example;
"if you start with a .40 cal Flintlock - can you finish with a .50 caliber flintlock?" (I don't see why not)...

Same holds true for the Caplock...

Personally I don't know how that would work out for a person with fit and feel of changing up of rifles in the middle of the shooting - but the goal is to achieve the goal needed from each range, in each rifle class (flint & cap).

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Re: TMA Annual Challenge Match - 25, 50, 100 Yards
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2020, 03:56:40 PM »
What I was asking was can you get listed on the roster multiple times  For Example;

NESSMUK Caplock .45 Cal 2020
NESSMUK Caplock .36 Cal 2020
NESSMUK Flintlock .50 Cal 2020

after seeing how long and labor intensive this might become, I withdraw the Question/comment.
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Re: TMA Annual Challenge Match - 25, 50, 100 Yards
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2020, 04:49:32 PM »
What I was asking was can you get listed on the roster multiple times  For Example;

NESSMUK Caplock .45 Cal 2020
NESSMUK Caplock .36 Cal 2020
NESSMUK Flintlock .50 Cal 2020

after seeing how long and labor intensive this might become, I withdraw the Question/comment.

You bring up an interesting question Nessmuk,,, I misunderstood your first post  :Doh!...

I'm going to say, Yes!

In fact, the more I think about it, the more I like that idea... :hairy

I will make the "adjustments" on my original "post above" instructions for the Match.  :hairy

**That was a good idea Nessmuk!!!***   :bl th up

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Re: TMA Annual Challenge Match - 25, 50, 100 Yards
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2020, 08:29:11 PM »
I like that. It will get me shooting more guns.

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Re: TMA Annual Challenge Match - 25, 50, 100 Yards
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2020, 09:42:22 PM »
I like that. It will get me shooting more guns.

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Re: TMA Annual Challenge Match - 25, 50, 100 Yards
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2020, 08:17:19 AM »
Okay, I believe we are all set, and this particular Match (see above first post) is now open for 2020... Good luck, and have fun with it.  :shake
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Re: TMA Annual Challenge Match - 25, 50, 100 Yards
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2020, 12:23:40 PM »
you only have the distinction of  flint, perc, how about smooth bore?

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Re: TMA Annual Challenge Match - 25, 50, 100 Yards
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2020, 12:25:06 PM »
also must all 3 targets be shot the same day?

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Re: TMA Annual Challenge Match - 25, 50, 100 Yards
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2020, 01:01:43 PM »
you only have the distinction of  flint, perc, how about smooth bore?

Nope. Regardless if Rifled or Smoothbore - the only classification is "Flint or Percussion" 

And it should be shot on the same day,,, but there's no way to enforce that... :shake

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Re: TMA Annual Challenge Match - 25, 50, 100 Yards
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2020, 03:27:33 PM »
 Joe, I have a few more questions for you. The 50 yd shot done kneeling- can you rest your elbow on your knee or is it off hand from kneeling position? The 100 yd shot off a rest- does that mean a bench rest or just something like leaning against a tree? And lastly, what is a locking in device?

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Re: TMA Annual Challenge Match - 25, 50, 100 Yards
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2020, 08:03:43 PM »
Joe, I have a few more questions for you. The 50 yd shot done kneeling- can you rest your elbow on your knee or is it off hand from kneeling position? The 100 yd shot off a rest- does that mean a bench rest or just something like leaning against a tree? And lastly, what is a locking in device?

NOTE: 25 Yards MUST BE SHOT "OFFHAND" - 50 Yards MAY BE SHOT "OFFHAND or KNEELING" - 100 Yards MAY BE SHOT "Offhand, Kneeling, Setting, or Prone, or off a Rest" - No Locking In Devices Allowed...

It's just what it says above Paul... I have always shot kneeling w/ elbow to knee, setting with elbows locked in to knees, prone with elbows on the ground... Note, to my knowledge no frontier rifleman dragged a shooting bench with them or a set of x-sticks - so shoot it the way you would if you were in his shoes. Remember, natural supports of nature (if available) - like a tree or stump, or rock, a fallen tree, can be used... All I ask is that those that take part "try to do it the way it would have been done basically in the heat of battle / not like you're on a modern shooting Range."  :)  :shake   
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Re: TMA Annual Challenge Match - 25, 50, 100 Yards
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2020, 08:57:56 PM »
Ok Joe, thanks. Iím going to get at it as soon this couple feet of snow we have left melts down a bit.

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Re: TMA Annual Challenge Match - 25, 50, 100 Yards
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2020, 11:05:55 PM »
"Do it the way it would have been done in battle"!!!! That's  what  I'M talking about!!

Thanks ,  Joe     :yessir: :yessir: :yessir:
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