Okay, October is here! September results: Congrats to XLS177 for winning the slow fire pistol postal match for September. I won the rifle postal match, but only by 2 points! That was close. 1ClearShot got third place for both rifles and pistols, with respectable scores. RECAP of KEY RULES AND PROCEDURES, for anybody reading this thread who is not familiar with a postal match. 1.) Click this link or just go to the "What is a Postal Match" sticky thread at the top of the "Competitions" forum. Lots of good information there. 2.) Acquire some NRA "B2" bullseye targets. You can buy them retail, mail-order them, download them from the 'net and print them, or just ask me for one. I'll snail-mail you one and you can run it through a copier! These are the 50-foot fire pistol targets. The black spot is from the 7-ring to the 10-ring, and it's 3 and 1/16 of an inch across. The last scoring ring is the 4, which has a diameter of 7 and 3/8 inches. If you print them from your computer or copy a factory-made one, make sure they come out pretty close to the correct size. 3.) Go to your own favorite shooting range, on your own time, alone or with friends, whatever you want. After warm-up on other targets or practice targets, pick "THE" target that you will use for this month's competition. Put it up, shoot it, and then score it and tell us the score here. (NOTE: You can't shoot a bunch of the NRA B2 targets and then pick the best one to use for this match. On the honor system, you have to pick a target and commit to making THAT ONE the one that will count for this month before you put the first bullet hole through it.) 4.) GUNS ALLOWED: All of them. Any of them. The two matches are for 1.) rifles and 2.) handguns. If we get enough shooters with different types of guns, we may break down scores by different divsion, such as "scoped rimfire rifles" or "open sight centerfire rifles." If you're not sure what gun(s) to use, bring your FAVORITE RIFLE or CARBINE, and bring your MOST ACCURATE PISTOL. No matter what sights they might be wearing. 5.) PRIZES: none. You get bragging rights if you do well. If you don't to great, you still get the opportunity to learn and build up your skills and watch your scores climb as you do this over months or years. 6.) ENTRY FEE: None. Just buy your own ammo, targets, and burn up your own gas going to and from the shootin' spot. 7.) HAVE FUN. That's a rule. Failure to follow it will be sanctioned by declaring you ineligible to win any Prize. 8.) COURSE OF FIRE: Rifles shoot the target (same NRA B2 target) at 25 yards. 10 shots in a time limit of 10 minutes. Standing, unsupported except for a sling if you want to use one. Even though the target is called a "50 foot pistol" target, we will use it for rifles at 25 yards. Same target for everybody. We keep it simple. Pistol shooters shoot from 50 feet, just like the target says. Also 10 shots on one target. Also within 10 minutes. Also using two hands (you can use 1 hand if you like). Also no leaning on the bench, the walls, no sitting in a chair, etc. Good luck for the OCTOBER SHOOT !!