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Online Nessmuk

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September Postal Targets
« on: September 01, 2023, 12:02:49 PM »
September Postal Targets
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This Month we're shooting the King's X!

Scoring is slightly more challenging. The inner circle is worth  10 points, in the black X is worth 5 points.
ANYTHING IN THE WHITE OUTSIDE IS MINUS 5 points. Yes, that means LOSE 5 points.
As usual if the line is broken it scores the higher point value.


http://tradmla.org/postal21/tma821.pdf

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Re: September Postal Targets
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2023, 12:17:44 PM »
Ohhhhhh! Now THAT'S what I call a target! This one fights back with its minus points. What a super idea.  :applaud What a challenge!  One question though, print it portrait or landscape?
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Re: September Postal Targets
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2023, 03:46:12 PM »
Landscape, Sir!!   :yessir:
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Re: September Postal Targets
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2023, 01:46:46 PM »
The usual five (5) shots at the King's X?

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Re: September Postal Targets
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2023, 02:10:36 PM »
Of course!!!
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Re: September Postal Targets
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2023, 10:33:50 AM »
Got nice 4 shot group but couldn’t get em in the center. Only 30 points.
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Re: September Postal Targets
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2023, 12:01:16 PM »
Hi there, Salty.   :wave "Welcome" from SW Ohio to The Few, The Proud (no not the Marines) the postal shooters. Glad to have you, and man, that's a target to be proud of! If you haven't done so, give the bullseye a whirl too.
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Re: September Postal Targets
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2023, 07:37:01 AM »
Thank you sir. I will try to get the bullseye target but the weather in south Texas is still hot and humid. No sign of letting up.
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Re: September Postal Targets
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2023, 07:57:59 AM »
 Nessmuk,
Did I do wrong here? I posted my target. Is there a correct way to enter my target?
Salty

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September Postal Targets
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This Month we're shooting the King's X!

Scoring is slightly more challenging. The inner circle is worth  10 points, in the black X is worth 5 points.
ANYTHING IN THE WHITE OUTSIDE IS MINUS 5 points. Yes, that means LOSE 5 points.
As usual if the line is broken it scores the higher point value.


http://tradmla.org/postal21/tma821.pdf
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“We’re supposed to be surrounded…we’re paratroopers” Captain Richard Winters, Bastogne 1944

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Re: September Postal Targets
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2023, 09:13:40 AM »
Not doing so well this month.  I was going to go out to shoot today, but for some reason am just dragging.  That seems to happen a LOT since I had Covid-19 the first time, and the second go-around hasn't helped any!  Yeah, I know: excuses, excuses, excuses....  :laffing

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Re: September Postal Targets
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2023, 05:07:58 PM »
Well, I got out to the range this morning.  Brought the Hodgepodge Rifle, targets, scope and an unmentionable I needed to sight in.  Got to the range, opened the trunk of the car and didn't see my shooting bag nor my powder horn!  I thought when I loaded the car that I was light on "stuff".  :o  Should have inventoried what I had!  :Doh!  Ah well, it looks like September's shoot is not going to happen for me unless I can squeeze out tomorrow for another try.  :pray:

The 56 year old unmentionable however, is sighted in so will probably go on the market shortly.  :bl th up

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Re: September Postal Targets
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2023, 05:50:56 PM »
Well Kees, you have been really faithful shooting those postal targets. Even with having a full plate. So I certainly understand if you can't get the Sept. shoot in. And the other guys probably feel the same way. I hope you have better luck with the October shoot. Because as bad as I have to say it,  unless something changes,  I don't think there will be any postal shoots next year.


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Re: September Postal Targets
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2023, 10:10:20 PM »
Who's the Naysayer?  :Doh!  No postal match next year! I already have 3 new Rondy targets made!!!

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Re: September Postal Targets
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2023, 10:55:00 PM »
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Re: September Postal Targets
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2023, 10:59:42 PM »
IMHO, and in all fairness, I believe that No Powder is expressing frustration. This forum has 4425 members, it has had three NMD's in recent years, each of which has offered fun, challenging, and different targets to shoot at eight months of the year. To shoot in the postals costs zero plus you don't even have to be a member. However, In 2021, 22 and so far this year, out of those 4000+ people merely seven (7) has been the top number of shooters in any given month. That number usually decreases to four or five. For me, it's  not a "match" when the same guys trade a couple points or X's. Don't get me wrong, the NMD job must be very frustrating and I'm not criticizing them. Each one has done his very best, but very few have participated.  I'm sorry to say it but unless three or four new shooters, like Salty, join in this month, my thought is to give up the postal after the October shoot.
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