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Offline Kevinbear

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Air rifle silhouette
« on: February 24, 2021, 07:51:23 PM »
Looking to start shooting air rifle silhouette here on the front range. We live on the south side of Denver so we'll either be shooting at Aurora gun club
 or at a private range outside of Sedalia.
We have two full sets of 1/10 scale targets{80}.
There will be two matches, first one will be shot off the bench at 22 long rifle silhouette distances chickens 40m,pigs 60m,turkeys 77m and rams 100meters.
Second match will be shot offhand at normal NRA distances, chickens 20yds,pigs 30yds, turkeys 36yds and rams 45yds.
Would like to start in March if weather permits and have once a month.
Email me at kellar22708@msn.com
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Re: Air rifle silhouette
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2021, 08:17:25 PM »
Now this looks fun!
I know this area lol and be ready for wind and some great shooting
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Re: Air rifle silhouette
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2021, 10:33:55 PM »
I've discussed this with a few guys and we thought that we should probably limit the calibers to 177 and 22 because of target damage and to not frighten of casual shooters off those being to two most common caliber guns readily available.
Not to say that people can't bring their bigger guns and shoot them at paper, we might also entertain a 100yd group or score match for the big calibers after the two silhouette matches.
BTW both locations enjoy some shelter from the wind particularly the Sedalia location.
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Re: Air rifle silhouette
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2021, 04:10:28 PM »
Oh I think I like the sound of this...
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Re: Air rifle silhouette
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2021, 10:38:00 PM »
So lets talk about dates, I'm a shotgun match director at a local club the 3rd saturday of every month, there's also a regular silhouette match the first and third sunday of every month.
I was thinking the 1st or 2nd saturday of every month unless there are people who have to work on saturdays or people go to church on sundays.
Thought or comments, we want this to work for as many people as possible.
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Re: Air rifle silhouette
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2021, 07:41:58 AM »
I like the regularity of once per month and on a consistent day, it makes it much easier to plan for and fit into already established life/stuff.  I donít really have a preference for which day but Iím a morning person so A.M. matches would be best for me.

Thanks for stepping up to try organizing this.
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Re: Air rifle silhouette
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2021, 09:16:01 PM »
So it looks like Saturday the 13th will be the day weather permitting, I will keep people posted and we should have a pretty good idea about upcoming snowstorms by next week this time.
What I do know for certain is it will be at Fosters on the creek which is on hwy 105 south of Sedalia and west of Castle Rock. I've also purchased paper targets for the 100yd benchrest any air rifle match.
I have two tanks I can fill peoples pcp guns with for a small fee if you don't have a tank.
Speaking of fees I'm not going collect any or give any awards unless people want to throw 5-10.00 in a pot for the winner of the match they plan on shooting.{I'm hoping my scope has enough elevation to shoot 100yds!!} because I plan on shooting it with one of my pip-squeak 177's.
The range will be open by 830 and we'll start at 10am, come early and get your guns zeroed.
Interested parties will have to email me for specific directions at kellar22708@msn.com
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Re: Air rifle silhouette
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2021, 09:48:20 PM »
Well unfortunately the weather forecast is not looking good for next weekend, snow on Friday night and a high of 40 on Saturday, this is Colorado and you never know if that 7 day cycle of snow is going to hit on a weekend, last weekend it was Sunday.
Don't be discouraged because time is on our side in this case!
April 10th is the second Saturday in the coming month, we'll try again that day.
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Re: Air rifle silhouette
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2021, 10:53:20 PM »
Were going to try to shoot on April 10th, the second Saturday.
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Re: Air rifle silhouette
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2021, 07:56:31 PM »
On Saturday April 10th weather permitting I'm hosting a match at Fosters on the Creek.
1.We'll start off the day at 8am sighting in and if everyone is ready by 930 we'll shoot a 50yd paper match for score using the 25 bull USBR target, time limit is 20 minutes with a time out available for pcp shooters to re-fill if needed. Guns limited to .177 and 22 cal, no power restriction.
2.After that if there's anyone that wants to shoot a 40 shot off hand silhouette match we'll have one, limited to .177 and 22 cal. guns, no power restriction. Distances will be in accordance with NRA rules, 20yds, 30yds, 36yds and 45yds. NRA time limits apply, 2.5 minute per 5 shot string.
3.Following that match is a air rifle benchrest silhouette match shot at 22lr distances, limited to 177 and 22cal guns no power restrictions, 40meters,60m,77m and 100m.
4.To conclude the day we'll shoot a unlimited class 100yd benchrest match, any caliber, 3 shots for score on 5 bulls, it will be a 50yd smallbore rifle target. Time limit will be 5minutes to establish a zero and 10minutes to shoot the 15 shots, a time out will be allowed for pcp shooters to refill if necessary.
There is no match fee but targets will be 1.00 each and pcp gun refills are 2.00 each.
Email me to register and get directions   kellar22708@msn.com
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Re: Air rifle silhouette
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2021, 12:36:56 AM »
Had fun today, 6 guys show up including myself, wind was very calm and the temperature was nearly perfect. We ended up shooting just the 50yd for score match and the NRA silhouette. Everyone had fun afterwords with brats and adult beverages. I was pretty happy with my dreamline being able to keep all the shot inside the scoring rings at 50yds.  When we were done shooting I moved out to 100yds and once finding a zero shot 7 22lr size turkeys in a row which are approximately the size of the airgun ram, I thought that was remarkable for a 177 pellet gun.

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Re: Air rifle silhouette
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2021, 02:44:25 PM »
Well kids it's the second Saturday of the month coming up this weekend and we'll be shooting again at Fosters on the creek, let me know if your coming or need directions.

email me at kellar22708@msn.com
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