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    Doug Carden

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  1. Hello all. The Big Dawg Steel Match 2018 will be held at the West Liberty Gun Club on October 12-14. We have a few spots left with 100 entries so far. Come shoot 15 stages of plate rack excitement against some of the best shooters in the area! This is set up like the Old American Handgunner match in Colorado. Please like and visit our Big Dawg Steel Match Facebook page for information and updates. https://www.facebook.com/BigDawgSteel/ This continues to be a 50 % cash payback match, paid to the top five shooters in the limited (iron sight), Unlimited (open), and PCC categories. Plaques will be awarded to Top Senior, Top Lady, Top Junior, Stock and Open Revolver( out to 3 places if enough shooters enter). We are soliciting prizes for the prize table as well. We will be using Practiscore scoring with paper back up. You will be able to squad yourself as well once you are paid. https://www.practiscore.com/big-dawg-steel-match-2018/register The match will take place Friday, Saturday, and small squads Sunday morning. Once we get done on Sunday we will check scores and get on with the prize table and awards. All updates will be posted on the FB page. I have blocked out rooms at the Heartland Inn in Coralville. Their direct number is (319) 351-8132. http://www.heartlandinns.com/ http://www.thinkiowacity.com/ has links to hotels and answers many questions about the area. Please send this to all your friends that may have shot the match or want to so we can get the information out to them. A big thanks to Eric and Heather Martin for stepping up to help and making the Practiscore sign up and scoring a reality! If you see them at a match tell them thanks! Get to loading ammo, it will be here before you know it! PS. if you need anything hit me up on the FB page.......it will be a quicker response! Doug Carden
  2. Great, right before Bianchi...........Is there anyway to get back to not bunching up the large matches right on top of each other? It was nice when it was the same time every year so you could plan to attend the large matches. Not complaining but putting it out there..... DougC
  3. i heard a couple weeks ago it was 110 for the Worlds, and around 140 for the Cup. I hope those go up.....
  4. Yes that is what Bob gave me for load data as well. I hated the slow powder and noise. Start at 5.5 and see what the groups look like. DougC
  5. I will try to help if I can! DougC
  6. Update. We are almost to 100 shooters. If you are thinking about attending this match please sign up soon. www.practiscore.com Big Dawg steel match. Cool weather along with the most steel shooting you can find for $50 bucks! See you there, DougC
  7. I have used Lehman Optical since 1997. He sets up your focalpoint for your front sight distance. My last set was for shooting 50 yards for Bianchi Cup shooting. He made me test lenses with my new prescription and send test lenses to put in front of the new lense so I could dial in what I needed for 50 yards. Now I can see the front sight perfectly and see the lines on the target as well. He is a wealth of knowledge. Allan Lehman Optical No reviews · Optician Dewey, AZ · (928) 632-5848 He doesn't do internet anything. Call him. He travels to all the big shotgun shoots and competes as well with his family. Pretty neat guy! DougC
  8. Hello my friend! It is a blast. We are going to take a lot of video this year and also have a drone with an HD camera. Like the FB page and we will post everything after the match! Hope to see you at a match soon! Doug
  9. If I get 25 or more PCC shooters I will then do the 50% cash payout with the PCC entries. If I have enough PCC shooters that want to participate in the shootoff together we will do that on Sunday. Bring me the shooters I show you the money....... Thanks, Doug
  10. We place the target in a tall bay and take precautions so we don't have anything go over any berm. It is a lot of fun and a crowd pleaser as well.
  11. Hi Thomas, Here is a pic of the newest plate rack we have. The Falling doors. Our match is modeled after the American Handgunner World shootoff in Colorado. A bunch of us used to go out there for the match and couldn't make it out there all the time so we started our own match. This set of targets used to be on the ground but it was complicated so we came up with a new system on a rack off the ground. We will be shooting the stages Thursday through Saturday. On Sunday morning we will have the man v. man shootoff for open and limited. I will be paying out $100 of the separate entry fee for that. The prize table/ plaques/ cash will be paid out and then we are done for another year. We have 15 different sets of racks, and two double decker racks. I think you will find it challenging and fun at the same time. Hope to see you there! Doug
  12. Ok PCC shooters.....Here is the deal. You get me 25 shooters and we will do 50% cash payback to the top 5 shooters. After I pay the range I will pay back half of the entries. Period. Show me how much you want it! DougC
  13. UPDATE- We have opened up the match for PCC to shoot any of the three days. We were trying to have them shoot on Thursday but due to the heavy demand we have opened it up on Friday and Saturday as well. Start position will be Shouldered and Pointed at Cone. Come run what you like!
  14. So we have been shooting steel targets for close to 40 years in recognized competition and now they are a problem? If they offend your sensibilities then don't shoot steel. If you educate yourself on velocity, how to angle the plates, and distance from the plates you minimize the potential risks and get some good shooting challenge in. Just understand that splatter happens and yes, you may get hit with a frag at some point. It is rare but it does happen. DougC
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