Jump to content
SASS Wire Forum

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Captain Bill Burt

Things you never thought you would see at a match.

Recommended Posts

Great match at River Bend Rough Riders yesterday, but a bit windy.  So windy that a strong gust caught the rug on a table, flipping it over and taking the rifle that was staged on the table with it.  The rifle did a 180 and landed facing the posse resulting in the quietest posse I've ever seen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did they give the wind a DQ?

 

:D:D:D

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had the same thing happen at a match a couple months ago except the wind flipped the entire table over. . The posse - very quiet and then the posse marshall says "that's a match dq for the shooter isn't it?"

The shooter had just finished staging her guns and was not even ready to go.....and - was on the other end of the firing line from her rifle. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Too Tall Bob said:

Had the same thing happen at a match a couple months ago except the wind flipped the entire table over. . The posse - very quiet and then the posse marshall says "that's a match dq for the shooter isn't it?"

The shooter had just finished staging her guns and was not even ready to go.....and - was on the other end of the firing line from her rifle. 

I hope the answer was no.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Side match Thursday at a club annual, on the long range rifle stage.  Targets out 100, 150, and 200 yards up an opening in a grassy hillside with woods on either side.  Shooters had been ringing steel for about 30 minutes when a whitetail doe who had bedded down between the targets decided enough was enough, got up and bounded off into the woods.  I guess she forgot eye and ear protection!

 

:ph34r:;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, Goody, SASS #26190 said:

I hope the answer was no.....

He was told EMPHATICALLY - NO!!!

 

We had some other issues with him later as well. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have substantial wind here in Wyoming. Typically, the tables are built from heavy materials and carpets are stapled down snugly. Targets blow over, umbrellas blow away, 

stages descriptions must be in some type of holder or a clipboard, gun carts blow over, props are attached to T posts, trash drums blow over and roll to Nebraska, and the outhouses blow over frequently. Outhouses get staked down and put behind a windbreak of some kind. The summer month is not as bad! That's when we hold Hell On Wheels.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In SoCal I have seen winds knock over heavy tables, gun carts, gun carts with umbrellas (mine, once). It didn't happen too often.

In NC there was never enough of a breeze.

 

Here in Oregon there always seems to be a nice breeze until someone starts shooting .45's with BP and then the breeze stops for some reason. Poor shooter can hardly see the targets. Once he or she is done the breeze picks back up again. I kid you not. :D ... at least it seems that way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wind was so bad today it pushed my bullets off to the sides of the targets--at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it :D

 

cr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry, didn't realize it was to be a wind thread...:o

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And one time here in Montana at a match, it was SO windy that every time I shot it blew the bullet back into the barrel!!! Another time it was SO windy that it bent the front sight of my rifle!

 

Bugler

 

PS.

Small attempt at humor....................

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Assassin said:

 and the outhouses blow over frequently.

That's when we hold Hell On Wheels.

 

Thinking this might be my nightmare.

2018 is my plan for Hell on Wheels.

 

I guess I will laugh myself silly if I am in an outhouse and the damn thing blows over.

:lol:

 

I would call 911 and request a strong firehose.

 

 

Waimea

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Waimea said:

 

Thinking this might be my nightmare.

2018 is my plan for Hell on Wheels.

 

I guess I will laugh myself silly if I am in an outhouse and the damn thing blows over.

:lol:

 

I would call 911 and request a strong firehose.

 

 

Waimea

That's fake news. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Every once in awhile at a match the wind will pick up while I'm shooting and blow my bullets away from the target, sometime it blows them into the wrong target. I'm never able to successfully get a weather waiver for the miss or the P though......darn wind

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Assassin said:

That's fake news. :D

True.

Taken out of context but I couldn't help myself.

The real question is would Hell welcome an Outlaw or two.

 

Waimea

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was shooting a BPCR match one day and I kept seeing this black spot flirting back and forth on a Pig I was taking aim at.  Looked up and there was this bug dancing back and forth inside the the globe on my front sight

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Too Tall Bob said:

He was told EMPHATICALLY - NO!!!

 

We had some other issues with him later as well. 

 

Why was he pretending to be a posse leader pray tell?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Waimea said:

 

...I guess I will laugh myself silly if I am in an outhouse and the damn thing blows over....

 

 

I am having a fantastic idea for Black Gold...

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Too Tall Bob said:

Had the same thing happen at a match a couple months ago except the wind flipped the entire table over. . The posse - very quiet and then the posse marshall says "that's a match dq for the shooter isn't it?"

The shooter had just finished staging her guns and was not even ready to go.....and - was on the other end of the firing line from her rifle. 

 

This would go along with the old saying about what was heard right before the "BOOM"....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

In SoCal I have seen winds knock over heavy tables, gun carts, gun carts with umbrellas (mine, once). It didn't happen too often.

In NC there was never enough of a breeze.

 

Here in Oregon there always seems to be a nice breeze until someone starts shooting .45's with BP and then the breeze stops for some reason. Poor shooter can hardly see the targets. Once he or she is done the breeze picks back up again. I kid you not. :D ... at least it seems that way.

 

What happens to a shooter in SoCal if there is an earthquake?  Other than the ground shaking....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two sets of targets on each stage. One set big, close and close together. One set smaller, farther out and farther apart. One set for "fast" shooters. one for "slow" shooters.They didn't like gamers....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We had 3 or 4 deer walk down our berm and stroll around the targets during a match. We had to throw rocks at them to get them to move. Oak Ridge where the deer are safe from hunting it seems.

 

At a shoot in Texas they called cold range at one point when a herd of cows walked up from behind the targets. No berms so you could see them coming before they were really in any danger.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, W. D. Pickett said:

 

What happens to a shooter in SoCal if there is an earthquake?  Other than the ground shaking....

Clothing change...in some cases ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At the March match of the Escondido Bandidos we had to call two cease fires because three mule deer were above the berm behind the targets. It took them awhile to leave the last time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hey Yule....how bout havin' a match cut short because of a wildfire?:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A few years ago one of our shooters was in the middle of a stage when the wind took his hat and threw it between him and the target. He shot a hole through it in the most perfect position. He still wears that hat too! It was his favorite hat but I think this mad it better.

 

Last year while shooting Pursuit into the Osage Nation put on by ITSASS, we had to call cold range to chase the deer off of the firing line. Multiple times. The day before we had a traffic jam caused by a herd of buffalo on the road refusing to move.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Deer on the course of fire is not at all unusual in Eastern Kansas or Western Missouri. I am amazed they have so much faith in us.    Last month at Higginsville 4 of us showed up for a match after a heavy rain and an email telling everybody there was a 100% chance of rain. scared everybody else away.  We watched a really big tom turkey strutting around.  We all wondered how far and whether it would be worth a shot.  We didn't, but he was lucky.   

 

As to the chance of rain, if you live in Missouri you know that when a forecaster says 100% chance of rain he really means 50% which is also exactly what he means when he says zero chance.  Complex weather forecasting programs don't do  much better than the old weathermen eyeballing cold and warm fronts.  But that gets into Chaos Theory and Strange Attractors.  Attractors are pretty strange around here. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, not SASS related but I can't resist.

 

When I was stationed at Camp Casey, Korea in 1982-83, during gunnery we would have South Korean civilians walk out on the firing range during cease fires. They would pick up brass, projectiles and even try to take the plywood targets. We had an M2 set up on a tripod in the middle of all the tanks and when we got ready to fire again, someone would  fire a burst from the Ma Deuce towards the top of the mountain. Then you would see the folks out on the range scatter to the edges or behind berms.

 

I even saw an odoshi running beside a tank during a TC M2 engagement holding a bad, trying to catch .50 cal brass as it bounced off the turret.

 

Sadly, there were often casualties due to someone popping up behind a berm at the wrong time or getting run over by a tank.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We've had wild horses, cattle, and the endangered off road motorcyclist show up on the hill behind our berms.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup, I've seen the deer and a few cows.

 

But the worst:

Once during a shoot, we saw a photographer pop up on top of the high berm. He wanted to get some photo's of us shooting.  Fortunately he did not doing it while we were shooting, but between shooters.

 

We had to stop and  send someone around the bend to educate him - escort him off the range.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last weekend the Ozark Posse had a stage that was 10+ shotgun shots fired from 5 different positions, no pistol, no rifle.  I had already shot when Big Old Brad's Hat, caught by the wind, went sailing down range.  None of the shooters would take the small penalty caused by an extra shot to fix his hat so it would stay on his head.  What are the new SASS shooters coming to?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last year at LSFSC we had a woman shooting a clean match when she went a tad high and hit a Jackrabbit that had evidently been hiding in the grass all morning,

He took about three hops and came to a stop, obviously unable to go further. We were debating who should finish him off and what effect it might have on the psyche of some of the younger shooters who might not be familiar with seeing animals shot. Suddenly the silence was broken by a Buckaroo shouting "Shoot Him".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Calico Mary said:

hey Yule....how bout havin' a match cut short because of a wildfire?:D

Yep that was one to remember for sure. Down at Dulzura, just a stones throw from the Mexican border, we had to call a cease fire because of an illegal running across the ridge above the berm 10 years ago or so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/8/2017 at 0:26 PM, Marauder SASS #13056 said:

Yup, I've seen the deer and a few cows.

 

But the worst:

Once during a shoot, we saw a photographer pop up on top of the high berm. He wanted to get some photo's of us shooting.  Fortunately he did not doing it while we were shooting, but between shooters.

 

We had to stop and  send someone around the bend to educate him - escort him off the range.

We had that happen with a local TV crew who were filming one of our matches.

Had to be polite about it, because we thought the publicity would be good for drawing new members.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A close friend was shooting his 97 and it came apart and the barrel and fore end went down range.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.