What is a Postal Match?

Before the internet, if friendly target shooters wanted to compete against one another they could either meet together and exchange targets, or they would participate in a Postal Match. Typically these contests were a standard course of fire that the participants shot, then mailed to the contest organizer for tally. Since the internet can provide us with nearly instant feedback, and we can trade many different targets, it seems to be an ideal format for the "Modern Postal Match".

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Size Does Matter - September 2010 Match

We've been busy here with the end of summer. I'm sure kids getting back in school, finishing up summer vacations and working are all keeping folks busy...BUT, it's still no excuse not to get out there and shoot. Sorry for the slight delay in posting this month's match, but better late than never.

Keeping with the marksmanship/basic skills theme, this month's match will test your ability to hit the target with precision. We are looking for small, minimal, miniscule group size. That's right, accuracy is the key.

Course of fire
There are two bullseyes on this month's target.
10 yards
5 shots each bullseye - One hand, Two hand, Strong, Weak or Both - YOUR CHOICE
(No rests however)

Measure the smallest OUTSIDE measurement of the closest 3 shots on each bull. (Let's all measure in inches rather than millimeters.) You are looking for the tightest 3 shots out of 5 on each bull.
Write down the measurement for each. The tightest group of the two is your best for that target.
Tightest group overall wins.

Click Here for Target

Remember, enter as many classes, and as many guns per class as you like. Take a photo of your target (or scan it if you must) and send it with all of the identifying information to: postalmatch@gmail.com. By the way, why don't you take the photo of the target with your gun in the picture too...we like to see what people are shooting.

Have fun. Be safe.

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