Thread Title: "GREAT AMERICAN DEER RIFLE CHALLENGE -- A SURVEY OF INTEREST"
A number of forum members have been debating the merits of deer rifles and calibers. As expected claims led to challenges and challenges led to demands for a match. To settle the issue once and for all we are throwing down the guantlet. Got a deer rifle? Want to go for the gold? Here is the proposal:
Late June 2006. Northern Virginia, close to Washington DC. Four contests: A)100 yards -- best average distance from X following three shots within 10 seconds each. B) 200 yards -- best average distance from X following three shots within 10 seconds each. C) best average distance from the X for all six shots (100 & 200 yards combined) and D) breaking an egg at 300 yards -- standing freehand (if more than one succeeds, the egg contest continues until all but the winner are eliminated).
Bench is OK for A,B & C but no sandbags or mechanical shooting supports. Deer rifles only. No bullets under 100 grains. Open sites or scopes OK. Price:
$25 per contestant to cover range and awards. Will try to arrange Barbeque with event -- NO ALCOHOL. Winners receive awards for best deer rifle in the United States short range, long range, overall and super long range.
Interested. Let us know. Post your response on GUN TALK where a similar thread is listed. If interest is widespread we'll look for sponsors and firm up the details. This is a grass roots initiative -- no commercial control or individual profit will be permitted. WHO'S GOT THE BEST DEER RIFLE IN AMERICA?
A few years ago a local electrician fixed me a 3/4 hp reversible motor with a switch that determined the direction and a button switch that had to be held down for the motor to run and we set up a running boar type target that ran on an over head cable. We had it pulleyed to run about 8 fps which is about 5.5 mph. After shooting at it for a while with some friends we started varying the speed by releasing the button until it would almost stop then pushing it again to accelerate. Next we started acually reversing direction. Now that was a challenge, the closest thing i have ever done to real hunting on a shooting range. axolotl
My father's cousins used to cut out a round peice of cardboard, draw a bullseye in the center and tape it on an old tire. Then they'd roll it down a bumpy slope, getting it bouncing and up to the speed of a running deer. Those boys actually hit the thing with their old 35's and 30-30's.
Cyro-- I have a sporting goods store in Southern Utah. In 15 years we have never sold a tree stand. I can't imagine anything more boring. At my age I would have to install a fork lift on my 4 wheeler just to get me up there. Tks