Today was a good day. The CBA 2010 POSTAL MATCH GUIDE arrived in the mail. This is a magical time for me, re-reading all the match information, thinking about which matches to enter, what to shoot, what loads/bullets to try. It's almost like making a Christmas wish list. Considering the post on the New Light Production Class has had over 2800 views and 78 replies in a fairly short time period, it occured to me this topic could use more air time. For the benefit of those of you who have not received a copy of The Guide, I thought I'd just pass along a bit of information here and there to maybe pique your interest. The match I think of most interest to a newbie would be the Spring Ice Breaker match, with targets due May 1. It is open only to first timers, shot at 100 yds. benchrest, scope only. The course of fire is two shots on each record bull for a total of ten shots in twenty minutes on each target. Three targets are shot, you send in the best two. It's the only match where you can eliminate a bad target. Rifle classes are; Hunting, Production, Heavy, and Unrestricted. Pistol matches are also available for this match. See the CBA main page for details
I have been shooting postal matches for a couple years now, it's really fun and a motivator to develop accurate combinations and a good way to get your guns out and play with them. You do have to be a member of the CBA to shoot in the postals. If you're interested or would like to learn more check out the attached poll. If you've already shot a postal, maybe you could share your experience here, maybe include a few details about your rig and ammo. Respectfully, Tim Turner
EDIT; A little clarification may be in order, based on responses received, the purpose of the poll is to determine interest in my continuing periodically to post postal match information. I think I may have confused one or two of you. What I was thinking was to announce match opportunities in advance with a little info to go with it. As I said, for all the details go to the CBA main page and you can see the 2010 Postal Match Guide. This will also be a good place in general to just BS about the postals, experiences, equipment, loads, etc.