E-Postal Update: The deadline for entries has been extended to 10pm Eastern Time, Sunday October 7th.
Ah, fall. As the air slowly turns crisp and cool (although not in Indiana wtf 92 degrees?), my thoughts slowly turn to my ever present dream of visiting Africa, taking in the majesty of its unspoilt plains, wide open spaces; and of course taking the time to blow some of its wildlife directly into the arms of God.
With that in mind, I present September’s E-Postal Match, aptly titled “Safari”. This match will require both a .22 rifle and a pistol (centerfire or rimfire), and there are two stages to the match.
Print two of the above targets, and place them side-by-side at 20 yards or 50 feet, whichever is available. With a .22 caliber rifle (.22 Short, LR, or Magnum – no centerfire .22s) fire five shots at the left target, and then five shots at the right target, for a total of ten shots with the rifle. All shots must be fired from the standing position, no use of rests, supports, or slings allowed.
Print two of the above targets and place them side by side at 10 yards or 25 feet, whichever is available. With a rimfire or centerfire pistol, fire two shots at each bullseye (two per rhino). That should give you a total of ten shots per paper, with a grand total of 20 shots with a handgun. All shots are to be fired from whichever standing position you find most comfortable, one hand, two hand, just no rests allowed.
Edit for clarity: When firing at the pistol target, it doesn’t matter which order you fire your shots in. Just make sure it’s two per rhino at all ten rhinos on both sheets.
The course totals ten shots with a .22 rimfire rifle, fired from a standing position; 20 shots fired offhand with a pistol. Course total is 30 shots.
The red dot in the center of the target will be scored as a 5, the white ring (and middle red line) will be scored as a 4, the outermost white area (and outer red ring) are scored as a 3. Shots that hit the paper but not inside the rings are scored as a zero. The maximum score for this event is 150 points. In the event of a tie, the highest score on the rifle target will be used to break the tie.
Since this match mandates the use of a rimfire rifle for all entries, the classes are slightly different.
Class One – Rifle w/optics, rimfire pistol w/optics.
Class Two – Rifle no optics, rimfire pistol w/optics
Class Three – Rifle w/optics, rimfire pistol no optics.
Class Four – Rifle no optics, rimfire pistol no optics.
Class Five – Rifle w/optics, centerfire pistol w/optics
Class Six – Rifle no optics, centerfire pistol w/optics.
Class Seven – Rifle w/optics, centerfire no optics.
Class Eight – Rifle no optics, centerfire no optics.
A total of eight class for you get to get your gun on.
Email all entries to me at admiralahab (at) gmail (dot) com before Sunday, October 7th at 5pm. Include “E-Postal Match: Safari” as the subject line of the email.