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Howdy, and welcome to the June 2012 Postal Match.

I was up last year for June and said “What the hey!” to doing it again during this rotation around the sun as well.

I’m bringing back an old favorite: We’re gonna shoot some pool.

Last time we had the balls all racked up and ready to go, but this time we’re gonna spread ’em across the table, so to speak.

You can download the target here (#20004).

The rules are the same:

You can pick either the even numbered or odd numbered balls, but once you choose, those are the only ones you may shoot. If you can’t see the numbers from the standard distance (7 meters or 25ft, whichever your range allows) keep one with you at your bench/stall and match them up.

You need to put one shot per ball on as many targets in your chosen number class as you can consecutively hit until missing. If lady luck chooses your number class for you, you need to stick with those for the rest of the target.

The winners will be declared by counting the most consecutive correct balls hit. Ties will be broken by counting who has the most hits within the ring containing the number.

Classes are as follows:

CLASS ONE: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12″ barrel, iron sights.

CLASS TWO: Any rimfire handgun with no more than a 12″ barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

CLASS THREE: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12″ barrel, iron sights.

CLASS FOUR: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12″ barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

CLASS FIVE: Any revolver with no more than a 12″ barrel, iron sights.

CLASS SIX: Any revolver with no more than a 12″ barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

CLASS SEVEN: Any handgun with no more than a 14″ barrel, any sights, scopes, laser, whatever. This class is primarily for target pistols.

DISTANCE: 25 feet, or Ten yards, which ever is available at your range.

SHOOTING POSITION: Standing, un-supported, off-hand, one or two hands on gun permitted.

As Mr. C says “If you have something interesting to shoot that doesn’t quite fit in the above classes, go ahead and enter anyway.”

Though there is not an actual official “rifle/carbine” class, I’d like to mention here that I shoot this target at 25 yards with my holosighted 10-22 and my Marlin bolt action 22 with it’s factory irons, both with my elbow resting on the bench. I have also shot this target at both 100 and 200 yards with both my .22-250 and my 308 from a bench rest.

If you’ve “got the balls” to try it take a picture of it and send it my way, I will quite happily post the results.

We’re working on the honor system here. Fame and glory are the prizes.

Please have your scores to my email box by Saturday, July 7th and I’ll have scores posted up by Monday, July 10th (email address is just below the header). Any technical questions can be sent there as well.

Good shooting!

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