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Finally read the FAQs

Finally read the FAQs (3/11)

  1. After the first day of shooting, the USAMU is acquitting itself quite nicely. There are 11 shooters (out of 88 entries) who are "clean". Of those, 9 are Open, there is one ME and one PO. The ME and PO are both AMU shooters. Thursday looks like a rainout at midday, but it may clear enough to get some shooting done before it gets dark. Friday will tell the tale for a really diminished Bianchi Cup field of shooters. There are virtually NO Internationals shooting this year!
  2. Cardboard = 6ft to top, some Cofs say "approximately 6 feet to top of target" but most are set at 6 feet high to the top. Plates = 4ft to bottom edge of plate. Alan~^~
  3. There's no mention of how, or even if Distinguished Points can be earned in Production Optic Division in the latest rule book. Guess they missed that part when updating the latest rules, as they often do. Just as there is no qualifying score even listed as being available for Open Modified that they added a few years back and now ignore for Distinguished Points in that division altogether.
  4. Thirty days hath September, April, June and November All the rest have thirty-one except February which stands alone and March which has 8,000!
  5. There may have been some "contamination" in the powder measure. I had that happen when a small piece of the styrofoam cap lining from the powder jug made its way into the measure and partially blocked the flow.
  6. Ed, If you scroll through, you can see that the changes and new rules have a "bullet point" or a dot in front of the rule number. The first example saw just on a quick scan was 3.2.4 which adds Production Optic Firearm as a new category under Firearms, Equipment and Ammunition. Others include but aren't limited to: 3.8, Stocks; 4.3.2, Alternate Falling Plate Target Rimfire; 7.19, Barricade Event - Modified; 9.9, Weighing Triggers; 10.15, Specific Rules for Conduct of the Barricade Event - Modified; 10.33, Specific Rules for the Conduct of the Practical Short Course Event.....Well you get the idea. The changes/additions are pretty easy to spot once you try it. The list grows after 10.33 to include several new courses that are fired as "Short Course" events. Hope this helps. Alan~^~
  7. Joe, It would make no sense for you to order from Target Barn in Ohio when they only get them from National Target in Maryland, who ships them north to Ohio who in turn ships them back south to you. More shipping costs all around. That's why we went to the mfg source in MD to save the shipping costs. Just my opinion, FWIW. Alan~^~
  8. Give them a call tomorrow and you can get what you want to know over the phone. The lady who handles the calls is Terry, very friendly and easy to get along with. There is a 20% Club discount and prices come down the more you order, naturally. Our last order was for 1,200 so the price was $62.40/100 = $748.80. We're only a couple hundred miles away from them and shipping was $77.86 for the 12 boxes of 100 each. That worked out to $68.88/100, or ~$.69 per target with shipping included. If you don't want/need that many you might consider getting together with another club in your area to boost the total number of targets ordered. That's what we did. Hope this helps. Alan~^~
  9. Here's your best bet that cuts out the "middle-man". https://www.nationaltarget.com/product_info.php/1cb-p-26 The one you pictured is only used at Bianchi Cup with the notches at the bottom. The others available have 2 holes on the bottom and another on the top for mounting purposes. The black 4" centers have been around for about 10 years or so now. Alan~^~
  10. The NRA Action Pistol Regional Championship and the Keystone Cup State AP Championship matches will be held on 18 & 19 July 2020. Further info can be found at: http://www.chambersburgpistolandrifleclub.com/matches.html Alan~^~
  11. Results are here: Bedfordrrc.org 2019 Action Pistol Championships in upper left corner of the home page.
  12. Most are running 4.6-4.7gr WST with those bullet weights. Keep the ammo out of the sun 'cause it's inversely sensitive to heat.
  13. Man is the only animal that laughs and cries, for he is the only animal that knows the difference between what things are and what they might have been.
  14. 3 weeks to entry deadline. It fills up fast after this! Don't miss out!
  15. Alan550

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    I don't watch much TV because of having to deal with ads & commercials. I generally record the shows I want to watch regularly so I can skip the ads. Then comes along a program that I really want to see but it's in real time. Next comes the ads for future shows and the commercials! They "flash" images at the rate of 1-5 per second and many use a moving camera, further confusing this old man with the rapid image shifts that are supposed to be entertaining, I guess, but they are NOT. Then there's the guy who YELLS at you through the whole ad! Annoying! I thought ads were supposed to make you want to go buy something or watch a particular program? Believe me with the latest technology being used in commercials and ads for TV shows, and the short attention span we are believed to possess, it doesn't work for me! Maybe I'm just an old fart but my dollar spends just like anyone else's, and they constantly turn me away from their products, no matter the company, items or shows they are promoting! Thanks for putting up with this old curmudgeon for a minute or two.............. Alan~^~
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