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Old 11-18-2013, 08:48 AM   #61
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So true Kfox, That is why it is a popular trick with black powder rifles. Ballistic knowledge is necessary to be an advanced marksman.
So very true. The next trick iwant to try is splitting a rifled slug on the back blade of a double bit axe. I'll have to try the match trick with my uncles CVA Tracker or my Wolf. Should be a fun challenge, but I do know one thing. i'll ned to bring a sharp eyed observer. kind of hard to see through all the smoke.

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Lighting a Match: I wish you all the best of luck ! I have trouble even seeing a match...

Maybe young eyes and reflexes can succeed where I have failed. if you watch impossible shots on TV, you'll notice they are relatively close when they do these trick shots w matches and coins.

Yet, Jerry M. hit a Tgt @ 400 yds w a 22 rifle. I also saw a Chief's Special hit a tgt at 200 yds. The front sight of the J frame looks like it had been darkened.

Wish I could say one of those stories was mine but even I can't pile the BS that deep.



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Lighting a Match: I wish you all the best of luck ! I have trouble even seeing a match...

Maybe young eyes and reflexes can succeed where I have failed. if you watch impossible shots on TV, you'll notice they are relatively close when they do these trick shots w matches and coins.

Yet, Jerry M. hit a Tgt @ 400 yds w a 22 rifle. I also saw a Chief's Special hit a tgt at 200 yds. The front sight of the J frame looks like it had been darkened.

Wish I could say one of those stories was mine but even I can't pile the BS that deep.
Bob Munden popped a balloon at something like 400 yards or so with a derringer.
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Lighting a Match: I wish you all the best of luck ! I have trouble even seeing a match... Maybe young eyes and reflexes can succeed where I have failed. if you watch impossible shots on TV, you'll notice they are relatively close when they do these trick shots w matches and coins. Yet, Jerry M. hit a Tgt @ 400 yds w a 22 rifle. I also saw a Chief's Special hit a tgt at 200 yds. The front sight of the J frame looks like it had been darkened. Wish I could say one of those stories was mine but even I can't pile the BS that deep.
There's a youtube video of guys trying the match thing with a .22 on a bench rest a foot or two from the matches and it takes them forever. And they are going about it very carefully and methodically
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Bob Munden popped a balloon at something like 400 yards or so with a derringer.
Bob was the shooter who hit w Chief's @ 200 yds. I just couldn't remember his name. No idea how he did it. The chiefs is considered one of the hardest guns to master. Would be interesting to turn your boys loose w one - teenagers love a challenge ?

Note: Bob had the front blackened - I have no idea why - was hoping someone who has more experience w SW model 36/60 could tell us why ???
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It seems to me it would be a lot easier to light the match off the box's stricker surface.



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