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Well I finally got a couple of wind flags. No snikering now. They may look funny, but they work well enough to tell me the wind direction and strength. ( Wish I knew what to do with the information!:confused: )

I Had time to shoot one lousy match target yesterday.
Outdoor at 50 yards
231-1x David McEldowney. Olathe Kansas (BigMac)
CZ 452 Varmit. Tasco Custom shop 8.5 x 40. set at 36x. Eley Club Ammo
Stock heavy barrel rifle except for trigger spring. Brookie 11mm/Weaver adapters, Tasco 30mm rings
Excusses? Apparently I'm doing something wrong! Lots of flyers on all sides of the bullseye. High, low, left. right. I covered all points of the compass!
 

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Snicker snicker snicker. Is that a bumble bee in front? Heeheeheehee, which kindergarten class did you steal those from? Bwaaahahahaha!

Seriously though BigMac, it takes a big man to post those pics (hey, hence the handle) :t

As for your score, that is not all that bad with a basically stock rifle. On my silhouette stock Anschutz, I bolted a 3" wide piece of aluminum to the forend. Much more stable in the bag. GG
 

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$3.00 each (on sale) at a local craft store. And yes it is a bumble bee! I think the other is some kind of butterfly. But I think I need a third one for 50 yards.

The rifle has a front sling swivel mount on it. I've been thinking of removing it and rigging up some kind of flat plate that would bolt there. I do notice it "shifts" around on the bags alot.

kindergarten class? Hmmmm. interesting idea, we have a shop class making benchrests as a class project and doing very well! I've got a scout troop always looking for ways to make money.........
 

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Well, Technically speaking they are a bit more than just a "shop class".

When I was in Jr High (long, long, time ago) Wood shop class. I wanted to make a replica catapult. (trebucket design) and the shop teacher said sure! Until he found out I didn't want to make it 1/10 scale. I wanted to go for a 1/1 scale! hehehehe.

I still think he would have gone for it if he hadn't driven a VW bug. Every notice how perfect a VW Bug would be for catapult ammo! :D
 

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I tricked up a couple too!

Just a ouple of laths sharpened on one end with about a yard each of yellow plastic tape that I salvaged from a police crime scene tacked onto the top of the slats. :D
Works better than nothing till I can find some of those bumblebee
thingys;)
 

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Big Mac Those flags are really neat. they appear to be very wind sensitive. I see the centerfire guys using the blade part on their flags. I haven't been able to find any over here on the coast. I have a stock stabilizer that I got from russ Haydon. I don't use it and it's yours if you pay the freight. Might cost a couple bucks. It attaches using the screw for the front sling swivel. It's plastic, about 5 inches long and 3 inches wide.
Oh yeah, nice shooting. Don't mind GG, he's from Kalifornia, Calfalornia, Callaform, nut's, down south.:p
 

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Big Mac

I got the score and have entered it in the database.

As of right now, out of 36 shooters in the 50 yard match, you are in 17th Place.

Not bad for a starter score at 50 yards. It seems those wind flags are helping you some.

Gordon? The Gauge man has a 234-9x. That puts him in 14 place as of tonight: Just three ahead of you. He's been shooting over some very nice flags that were designed by Mike Hansen from LaVerkin Utah.

Everone is going to be watching next month, to see how you and your bumble bee compares with Gordie and the Hansen flags.

Joe :)
 

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Ziplock Here is a quick tip for your windflags. Get a wire clothes hanger. Cut it and straighten it out. Put a small loop to tie your ribbon to on one end. About 6 in. from the loop bend at a right angle. about another 6 in. bend again, now you have a kinda U shape. Leave the last end long. Find an old broom stick or something like that and drill a hole just a smidge larger that the wire. Make the hole deep enough to hold your flag. This will work good and will swivel to show direction and the tape will give you a clue as to the strength of the wind. :)
 

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Actually, there are a LOT of centerfire benchrest shooters at my range. They are usually on the 200/300 yard line. I get some strange looks when I set up these windflags on the 50 yard targets! :p

Bob Walling, You've got PM's :D Thanks! And yes they are very sensitive. They don't weight anything at all. (I want some taller stands though.)

From Joe Haller
Everone is going to be watching next month, to see how you and your bumble bee compares with Gordie and the Hansen flags.
Gee Thanks, Joe. Nothing like a little added pressure.
 

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Hey Mr. Frosty,

you forgot to mention that my 50 yd score was shot with a $3,000 dedicated bench gun based on a Turbo action with McMillin Edge stock, Lilja barrel, and Jewell trigger - 'smithed by a very well known rimfire specialist.

Sumpin' has gone horribly amiss with this rifle, it's shooting 3" groups at 50 yards. :confused:

All the usual suspects have been interrogated, and they all have alibis, so the owner of this rifle is gonna have to get a second opinion from another specialist. :( GG
 

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Gordon Gauge said:
Hey Mr. Frosty,

you forgot to mention that my 50 yd score was shot with a $3,000 dedicated bench gun based on a Turbo action with McMillin Edge stock, Lilja barrel, and Jewell trigger - 'smithed by a very well known rimfire specialist.

GG
Oh Great! And this is what I'm going to be comparred to in April?

( Bigmac hides in corner quietly wimpering and sucking trigger finger. )
 

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This is GREAT!

The E-Mail Matches are working just like I hoped they would.

SHOOT WHAT YA GOT.

A lot of fun shooting and a lot of smiles reading the reactions.

A $3000 custom rifle. A $150 stock out of the box Ruger. Everything in between. We don't NEED to start out with a high dollar gun. Some of us might feel the need to upgrade though: After we are "hooked".

Joe :) (Mr. Frosty)
 

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Those wind flags look like they would be very sensative, and kind of interesting to look at also.
That 231 at 50yds. is very very good with a CZ Varmint. Any time I shoot over 220 with mine I grin from ear to ear, and it has had every accuracy trick I know of performed on it, short of a new barrel.
Mike
 

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JOE,

Yeah, well, I'm now hooked!!! And I have 10/22 accessory receipts to prove it!!!

P.S. What the wife don't know won't hurt her right???? (Receipts are in a super secret file labeled Belt Sander Info);)
 
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