2017 World Championships. Australia.

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Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

Post by Brent » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:40 pm

One of the more interesting things to watch yesterday was the hayfield on the North side of the range. It had been cut and windrowed about a week ago. When the wind began to blow seriously hard, the wind rows began to roll themselved into giant round bales. Never seen anything like it.

Today, I think we finish the team match and begin long range .
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Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

Post by Kurt » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:35 pm

Sounds like Quigley breezes :D just pour a little more powder down the barrel and hold tight :!: :D

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Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

Post by Brent » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:49 pm

The Spanish have the prettiest bullets. Wrapped in Silk paper. With a deep red or bright yellow (their team colors) each one stamped with the team crest. I have pictures I'll post when I get home.
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Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

Post by rfd » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:05 pm

Brent wroteCOLON
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:49 pm
The Spanish have the prettiest bullets. Wrapped in Silk paper. With a deep red or bright yellow (their team colors) each one stamped with the team crest. I have pictures I'll post when I get home.
yeah, but pretty lookin' ppb's don't win matches. :mrgreen:

go brent go!

cheers,
rob.

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Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

Post by Kurt » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:13 pm

Well that's that! pretty bullets don't shoot as well as the plane Jane bullets.
Henrie VAN KOOT from the Netherlands sure is shooting good. Any idea what he is using?

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Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

Post by Kurt » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:19 pm

Reading this gets my blood turning again. I still have a hunk of wood, lock and trigger bar and breach plugs laying around. When you get back I will talk to you about a barrel and twist.
I always thought a good muzzle loading match rifle shoot as well or better then a cartridge rifle. A lot of fewer variables short of good percussion caps I think would be the one thing that would throw a wrench in the works.

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Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

Post by bruce moulds » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:20 am

dropped into the range tues arvo.
met brent and dave gullo - both nice guys.
the standard of shooting was fairly high.
of interest the target looked like the icfra target but with the 4 ring being the size of the 3 and 4 ring together.
if the icfra target was used in original form the scores would have been spread out more.
some guys were getting 4s close to the bullseye 5 and othere were getting some further out.
the better shooters were not being rewarded.
weather on tuesday was moderate to what it can be here at this time of the year.
challenging and interesting rather than scary. there appeared no need for a windage foresight that day.
one of the americans had a most interesting rifle.
a rigby long range muzzle loader used in the first elcho shield match and also the 1876 creedmoor centennial match.
the workmanship in this rifle was superb, and the engraving was expremely fine and in good taste.
all the guys travelling here by aircraft demonstrated great cunning and ingenuity in their reloading setups, some using tripods with a windproof table on top and a loading/rod rack attatched to 2 legs.
the match was running smoothly at 600 meters.
will be interesting to see more results.
keep safe,
bruce.

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Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

Post by bruce moulds » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:22 am

kurt ,
could your motto be "too much is not enough"?
i really admire the way you embrace things, and then do them.
keep safe,
bruce.

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Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

Post by Brent » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:05 am

Well, today was UGLY for me and quite a few others, but the individual matches are over. Tomorrow is the team long range that closes the match. I dont know what the scores are right now but I'm sure they will be up shortly on that website if not already.
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Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

Post by Ranch 13 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:27 am

Thanks for the updates.
Looks like all the USA shooters did well in some interesting conditions. Ray Hansen really lit em up.

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Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

Post by Kurt » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:30 am

bruce moulds wroteCOLON
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:22 am
kurt ,
could your motto be "too much is not enough"?
i really admire the way you embrace things, and then do them.
keep safe,
bruce.
Bruce.
When I want to get things done I do what I have to to get it done :D
Thank you for the details. That sure looks like a grand match! even if I'm not a good enough shooter to make the team I sure would like to be there to watch what is going on.
Looking at the roster of shooters it surprises me that Italy is not on it. I would think as big as Pedersoli is that they did not send a team.
Kurt

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Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

Post by bruce moulds » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:55 pm

i did hear a rumour that one guy left the competition claiming that the range was unfit for purpose.
nothing could be further from the truth, as that range is as good as any in australia.
also the match was well run and smooth with good catering to boot.
the guy that left seemed to feel that somehow the range was to blame for the weather, and that was when the weather was at its best for the comp.the range just happened to be in the same weather as the rest of the state, and that is how long range shooting is.
was he blaming the range for his own inadequacies?
guys like brent and gullo kept going like everyone else, as you do.
the next one is apparrently at bisley - a bit of history there.
surprising that there was no brit team.
keep safe,
bruce.
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Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

Post by bruce moulds » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:21 pm

a question for brent.
how did you find the oz flags for windspeed compared to american ones?
i have a raton flag and it is lighter than ours, but longer.
when i saw you shooting you seemed to be going very well, in fact one of the better ones.
you mentioned having a few problems.
were they technical or wind related?
keep safe,
bruce.

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Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

Post by Ranch 13 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:41 pm

Kurt get your muzzleloader built by march and come on out to Phoenix, that'll get you good and tuned up for Camp Buckner.

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Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

Post by Kurt » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:44 pm

Ranch 13 wroteCOLON
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:41 pm
Kurt get your muzzleloader built by march and come on out to Phoenix, that'll get you good and tuned up for Camp Buckner.
Naw, this country boy don't like the traffic in Phoenix :D

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