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Author Topic: Are you up to a Revolutionary sized personal challenge?  (Read 18772 times)

Offline No Powder

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Re: Are you up to a Revolutionary sized personal challenge?
« Reply #90 on: April 27, 2023, 09:11:42 PM »
Kees, If it makes you feel any better,  I tried again today and wasn't too close to the paper. Tried a different gun this time, and it appears that was a bad decision. But I won't give up on it. Maybe need to tweak the sights a bit . Is your shot on that last target in the tape on the right upper corner ?  If so, that is really close.


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Re: Are you up to a Revolutionary sized personal challenge?
« Reply #91 on: April 27, 2023, 11:52:13 PM »
Tomorrow I go out for my 8th attempt at the challenge, I've hit paper 3 times (edges only) Forecasted wind 3MPH. Wish me luck!
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Re: Are you up to a Revolutionary sized personal challenge?
« Reply #92 on: April 29, 2023, 12:54:29 PM »
The Blind Hog finds the Acorn  OR   Persistence Pays Off!!

Yesterday I finally managed it to nick the black on Capt. Morgan's challenge!

It was so close I couldn't even tell for sure on my spotting scope.
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Re: Are you up to a Revolutionary sized personal challenge?
« Reply #93 on: April 29, 2023, 01:39:08 PM »
Way to go Nessmuk. That was a better shot than mine. They used to say, third time is a charm ,now it is eighth time is a charm.


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Re: Are you up to a Revolutionary sized personal challenge?
« Reply #94 on: April 29, 2023, 04:01:55 PM »
Strike up the band for Nessmuk!! Oh, mama, he DID it, he got the mini shingle, or as he dubbed it "the postage stamp" target. Wow, THAT is a good solid hit and some fine shooting. I'm happy to see that Capt. Morgan now has another Sharpshooter. Mark, please pm me your mailing address so I can forward the Captain's wallet sized portrait of Alex Hamilton so you can enjoy some Sam Adams Boston lager, or your fav celebratory drink.  :hairy :toast :applaud
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Re: Are you up to a Revolutionary sized personal challenge?
« Reply #95 on: April 30, 2023, 07:21:24 PM »
 :yessir: outstanding cadet.
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Re: Are you up to a Revolutionary sized personal challenge?
« Reply #96 on: May 04, 2023, 08:49:02 PM »
Kees, Is your shot on that last target in the tape on the right upper corner ?  If so, that is really close.

Yes sir, that would be the bullet hole.  And thank you for saying it was close, but we ain't playing horseshoes here!

Question: how many times did Morgan allow someone to come back and try again?  It was probably one shot and you're out, I imagine.

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Re: Are you up to a Revolutionary sized personal challenge?
« Reply #97 on: May 09, 2023, 11:24:34 PM »

Question: how many times did Morgan allow someone to come back and try again?  It was probably one shot and you're out, I imagine.

I believe you are right. There wouldn't have been time to allow guys to return another time, or day, for a do over. The goal was to get the cream of the crop, so I believe a guy stepped up and literally gave it his best shot.
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Re: Are you up to a Revolutionary sized personal challenge?
« Reply #98 on: May 12, 2023, 07:38:52 PM »
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Re: Are you up to a Revolutionary sized personal challenge?
« Reply #99 on: August 01, 2023, 04:43:30 PM »
My July attempt at the mini shingle was a good solid attempt. I solidly missed the shingle. I solidly missed the 8 1/2 X 11 paper it was printed on, and I solidly missed the backer (approximately 16 X 24). Now that's what I call a good solid attempt. We won't talk about the results, though!  :stooges:
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Re: Are you up to a Revolutionary sized personal challenge?
« Reply #100 on: August 08, 2023, 11:33:22 PM »
As of today I'm 0 for 6  :Doh! Anyone else still in the game?
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Re: Are you up to a Revolutionary sized personal challenge?
« Reply #101 on: August 09, 2023, 08:04:50 AM »
Well I will with this new kibler once I get it sighted in.
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Re: Are you up to a Revolutionary sized personal challenge?
« Reply #102 on: August 09, 2023, 02:49:30 PM »
Actually, I've been trying with my .32. 0 for 3 so far. Shooting 45 gr of Goex.  I hit the board once so far
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Re: Are you up to a Revolutionary sized personal challenge?
« Reply #103 on: August 23, 2023, 03:03:07 PM »
I tried again today.  Not on paper, but close (bottom left in photo).

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Re: Are you up to a Revolutionary sized personal challenge?
« Reply #104 on: August 23, 2023, 04:15:44 PM »
While some might see a miss, I'm here to say that's a decent shot, Winter Hawk.  As for me, if we were shooting at the shingles on the roof over the giant in Jack and the Bean Stalk, I might do better. Morgan's and Cresap's men really walked the walk, and so did No Powder and Nessmuk. I'd tip my tricorn if I had one.
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