Smack the SMILEY (SNOWFLAKE) - WINTER 2013 - RESULTS POSTED!

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Jason@EuroOptic
Dec 23, 2001
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**If you don't know about this match, please KEEP READING!**


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Anything you want to know about the match can be found here:


Smack the Smiley --- Home of the Tactical Shooter's Local Rifle Match


Participating in this match also helps raise money for AmericanSnipers.org. In 7 years of contributing part of the entry fee to AmericanSnipers.org, we have raised over $10500 which has been used to buy gear for our soldiers in harm’s way!


This is a postal match, where you shoot the targets I send you on your home range, then send them back to be scored and posted on several shooting forums as well as the home website.






More info below and on the website.


PRIZES - Those up for grabs are shown below!




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Calendar:


Snowflake '13/'14 Match
13 December: 2013: Begin accepting Snowflake entries
6 January 2014: Snowflake Match Starts!
27 January 2014: ENTRY FEE DEADLINE (POSTMARK DATE)
18 February 2014: Send your finished Snowflake targets back!





*** Note the term on the calendar: "MATCH STARTS" That is the date that I send the first batch of targets out to those that are paid up.


Prefer Check or Paypal


HOW TO ENTER:


Contact Smack the Smiley!




ENTRY COST:


Targets are $4.00 each with a limit of 4 targets per class (Rimfire and Centerfire)


$1 per target goes to: AmericanSnipers.org


Max of 4 targets per class, Centerfire and/or Rimfire. Please see the RULES page on the website for more info.


Smack the Smiley!




IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING WHAT THE TARGETS LOOK LIKE







Smack the Smiley! --- Match Photos




DEADLINES


Mailed entry fees must be postmarked by the listed date. With the deadline where it is, someone entering at the deadline will still have a minimum of 2 weekends to shoot. This means your entry needs to be POSTMARKED by the date listed to be entered in the current match.


Please note: ALL DEADLINES LISTED REFER TO POSTMARK, NOT RECEIVED-BY DATE



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WINTER 2013 PRIZES:


--- Vortex Optics: ONE 6-24x50 PST FFP rifle scope - choice of MOA or MRAD
More Info: Vortex Optics - Home


--- US Optics: ONE Certificate for 20% off any scope purchase
More Info: U.S. OPTICS - Engineered for Extreme Performance


--- Eurooptic Ltd: 1 Certificate for 25% off next purchase - max discount $500
More Info: Nightforce, Sako, Schmidt Bender, Benelli, Zeiss - EuroOptic.com


--- Manners Composite Stocks: ONE Certificate for $475 off your custom stock order
More Info: Tactical


--- Long Range Accuracy: ONE LRA Light Tactical Bipod
More Info: Welcome to Long Range Accuracy


--- Lapua: ONE Certificate for 200 Lapua brass cases
More Info: Home - Lapua


--- Berger Bullets: TWO Certificates for 300 bullets (600 bullets total) of Winner's Choice
More Info: http://www.bergerbullets.com/


--- Badger Ordnance: ONE Certificate for "Badger Surprise" - could be M5 triggerguard, rings and/or bases or FTE Brake
More Info: Badger Ordnance


--- Rock Creek Barrels: ONE Certificate for 1/2 off retail price of any barrel
More Info: www.rockcreekbarrels.com


--- Sierra Bullets: ONE Certificate for 500 Bullets
More Info: Sierra Bullets - The Bulletsmiths


--- TAB Gear: TWO certificates for ONE TAB Gear Sling in choice of color and swivel/hook type
More Info: http://www.riflesonly.com/store/TAB/index.html


--- Seekins Precision: ONE Certificate for Choice of Rings or Base (Non-Custom)
More info: Seekins Precision


--- Sniper Tools: ONE Certificate for FREE Mil-Spec Angle Cosine Indicator (ACIMIL-A2)
More Info: Sniper Tools Design Co - Home of the Angle Cosine Indicator


--- GA Precision: ONE Certificate for Choice of: side bolt release mod, Badger Bolt Knob and Installation, or ½ off Chamber-job,
More Info: Home - Home - GA Precision


--- JC Steel Targets: ONE Certificate for $100 off your next purchase of premium AR500 steel targets
More Info: JC Steel Targets


--- Tactical Intervention Specialists: ONE Certificate for sling (choice of type and color)
More Info: Rifle Slings - Tactical Intervention Specialists Sniper Rifle


--- Ivy Rods: ONE Certificate for a custom crafted stainless cleaning rod
More Info: Ivy Rods, custom crafted for all your shooting needs


--- Liberty Arms LLC: ONE Certificate for $50 toward any gunsmithing service.
More Info: Contact


--- Applied Ballistics LLC: ONE copy of Bryans Book "Applied Ballistics For Long Range Shooting"
More Info: Home


--- Lucas Bore Guides: ONE bore guide (w/ insert) of choice from Mike Lucas
More Info: (803)-356-0282


--- J. Dewey Mfg.: Dewey Cleaning Rod and Cleaning Kit (22cal)
More Info: J Dewey Rods | Quality Gun Cleaning Products for the Discriminating Shooter


--- Mildot Master: – ONE free Mildot Master
More Info: thankyou


--- Controlled Chaos Arms: ONE CCA AR15 take-down pin tool
More Info: Controlled Chaos Arms




Thanks guys, and Good Luck!


Jason
 
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BGE541

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Can I order 8 total Centerfire STS targets i.e. 4 for myself, 4 for the wife with one check? Thanks, look forward to trying this out.
 

z71rat

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I have been trying to put together the funds to build another Smiley Smacker. I seriously doubt that it will happen again this time around. The Savage TR seems to be doing a fairly good job, but I am still experimenting with several different rounds to see just what works the best. Time consuming process, but one that I feel will be well worth it. I hate not being able to score well in the Rimfire competitions.

Hopefully, with a good bit of luck, and Uncle Sam not kickin our butts too bad this time around, the Smiley Smacker should see the light of day for the Spring outing.

DK
 

BenY 2013

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Jan 23, 2012
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I have been trying to put together the funds to build another Smiley Smacker. I seriously doubt that it will happen again this time around. The Savage TR seems to be doing a fairly good job, but I am still experimenting with several different rounds to see just what works the best. Time consuming process, but one that I feel will be well worth it. I hate not being able to score well in the Rimfire competitions.

Hopefully, with a good bit of luck, and Uncle Sam not kickin our butts too bad this time around, the Smiley Smacker should see the light of day for the Spring outing.

DK
CZ 455 VPT cough cough.... Lilja barrel cough......

Ben
 

BenY 2013

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Hope I'm ok to post pics of my rimfire rig. Anyhow here she is.. It'll be my 1st time shooting this one in this match. Ready to see how it'll preform!



Ben
 

z71rat

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We got our targets in the mail today!! Yeeehhhaaawww!!! Hopefully we will be able to get the gang together, and get out and shoot some Smileys!! I am soooo ready to get r done. I have invited some additional friends, Ray and Lela, to come and check everything out. I have been working with their son Chris on his basics, so I am anxious to see how he will do on these itty bitty little smiling faces!! LOL

DK
 

clmayfield

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Nov 14, 2008
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I set a personal record on the CF, but probably not good enough for the win. I shot a couple of good RF targets. I would say it was good enough for a win, but after losing with a 283, I am not so sure. I think I will hit a personal best on both CF and RF aggs... but competition has been really stiff lately.

BTW... being in Texas, I am totally spoiled on the snowflake. Normally it is the best shooting weather of the year and the flakes are a bit larger than smilies. This year, we caught a bit of the Polar Vortex and I decided against shooting a couple of weekends because of freezing temps. I feel for you guys up in the upper midwest and northeast that have to shoot in the snow. Differing conditions can make postal matches a little unfair.
 

half

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I just shot my targets in a balmy 9 degrees. It seems so easy until you have to pull the trigger. That is the most fun I have ever had shooting paper, thanks Jason. One question, are we supposed to score our targets?
 

MitchK

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Dec 4, 2010
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I hope it's ok to share this in this thread. I just wanted to thank Jason for putting on the match and all the sponsors. I've won a lot of neat toys, Sierra bullets, a TAB sling, an Ivy cleaning rod, and in the last match a side bolt release from GAP.




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clmayfield

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Nov 14, 2008
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I bullseyed the 25 point target for RF. Looking back, I have seen that done only one other time for rimfire (scored for the 5 point bonus) on a winning target, back in the Fall of 2007.

Amazingly, there are several wipeouts in that time frame. After closer examination, I realized that it is harder to bullseye the 25 point target than it is to get a wipeout during the snowflake match... the white space is smaller than the 40/50 snow flake. Pretty cool. I think I have bullseyed the 25 point before, but overall, it was not my top target.
 

z71rat

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Mar 12, 2004
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I feel for you guys up in the upper midwest and northeast that have to shoot in the snow...
I definitely set my personal best in RF this time around. Pretty much everybody there shot very well. Everyone shot my Savage TR .22lr, and Wolf Match!! In the RF round, my wife absolutely kicked my rear on the 3-shot group!! Her group has to be somewhere in the .18 to .20 range. Holy moly... I thought I had done good, until she get up there. I really like the 50 yards with the RF. Lots of fun, and you can easily see the Snowflakes!!

Shooting in the snow to me is no big deal to us. What is the main pain, is having to shoot during hunting season. Trying to find time, and a place that isn't full of hunters, THAT is the hardest part. I love to shoot in the snow, as it helps to keep the barrel temps nice. Our group always tends to shoot better in the lower temps it seems.

There won't be any records shattered by us this time around for sure. However, we all shot well, and I just did a quick round about scoring calculation on all the targets. Everyone surprised me, and competition was heated between us. But, it was an awesome outing to say the least. Tons of fun, good scoring, awesome tailgate food and drinks, but above all else, wonderful lasting memories!!

My efforts to get another Smiley Smacker are getting closer to reality!! I should be taking possession of a new Savage VT in .243 shortly. It seems like a great rifle, especially for the funds!! I am keeping my fingers crossed!!

Best of luck to everyone... keep them barrels warm!!

DK
 
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My cheap scope crapped out just as I started shooting, had it all dialed in the day before shooting real good, next morning all over the place. I would have done better with a shot gun.
 

BenY 2013

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Jan 23, 2012
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Still tinkering with my CZ... Shot a decent rimfire target, but I certainly need to tweek the gun a bit more. Also shooting in gusting winds didn't help anything. But I had a blast shooting as always!

Ben
 

Doogie

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Aug 31, 2011
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Smack the SMILEY (SNOWFLAKE) - WINTER 2013 - ENTRY OPEN!

Hopefully Jason doesn't look at my RF and CF at the same time. My RF was going great, so great in fact I decided to take the confidence shot for the first time. After making sure I had hit the bottom center target, I laid back down and thought, maybe I should shoot the 3 shot group just to make sure I know where I am at. Well I didn't and ended up shooting high and killing off the 40 points from that section. And my 3 shot group was all at the top of the diamond.

Then I changed to the CF group. I was a mil high off my zero and didn't realize until after the first shot. Then continued to dance around the rest of the targets minus the top left. Decided what the hell and ended up having touching holes for a measly extra 5 points. Working on a new CF system that will hopefully be a bit better.
 
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Nothing like shooting a 17HMR in 35° weather with a 20mph crosswind after shoveling snow to be able to shoot prone. Had to shoot the centerfire at 126yds, it was the only place I could see the target over the snow. Since I was out shooting in the suck, I went ahead and banged some steel at 470yds. Learned a lot that I wouldn't have if I didn't have to go out and shoot the targets. Learned I suck at wind calls, and in the winter months, my dope is way off compared to my summer charts. I'll be subscribing again for the 2014 season as soon as they'll be accepted.
 
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Cant wait for the results. Definitely going to resubscribe. And make it a point to actually mail all of them in, I think I missed 2 this last year do to weather and crap. Awesome Cause
 

z71rat

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OK gang, I just thought I would share with you, my new girlfriend "Dixie"!! Her details are below...

Savage Varmint/Tactical (V/T) .243Win
24" Heavy Barrel (still unsure of the twist.. prolly 9.25)
Savage Low Profile Varminter Stock
Harris 6-9 Leg Notch Swivel Bipod
Triad Tactical Coyote Brown Stockpack
RatMag 10 Round High Capacity Mag
Savage M12 LRP Bottom Metal
Modified Accutrigger 1.5#
Weaver Tactical Rail 20MOA
Seekins 30mm Low Rings



And lastly, but certainly not the least in any way...

Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50mm MRAD scope...
Courtesy of Vortex Optics and the Smack-The-Smiley Competition!!!!

Once again, we all thank the wonderful and generous sponsors, and JB, for all of their hard work to make this a reality!!

DK
 
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thats a nice looking rifle z71rat, dont see many with stocks like that nowadays.

must be nice winning a damn nice scope like that. I've got a sfp 6-24 pst. I would be more than a little happy if I won a pst from smack the smiley. Its a great opportunity for all of us. Last match I won a new cleaning rod, which is much better than nothing.
 

z71rat

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Thanks TCT3!!

I have been fortunate over the years with the lottery here!! Believe me, I was as surprised as I could be... and couldn't be happier!!

Stick with the Smiley's!! Not only is the competition a blast, it is beneficial in making the shooter stick to the basics, and the return on your investment can't be matched anywhere, at any price!! I wish more people would get involved too. Good cause, good friends, good shooting... no downside to it at all!!

DK
 
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Let's hope that when the results come in we get to experience the win.

Also looking forward to subscribing for another year to help a great cause


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jb1000br

Jason@EuroOptic
Dec 23, 2001
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Smack the smiley winter - results and agg posted

SMACK THE SMILEY WINTER - SNOWFLAKE 2013 RESULTS


Congrats to HillbillySniper our WINTER Match Winner! Won both classes at the same time - What a day at the range!



With the WINTER match, we raised another $324 for AmericanSnipers.org!! That puts the total over $10800 raised from the Smack the Smiley Match!

Competition was tough as usual, with many good scores. You gotta nail everything to be near the top. A score of 200 squeaked you in the top 11 of CF or Top 15 in RF - WIW!


Results should be up on the website soon, but here they are below for those that can't wait<graemlin_url>

RESULTS:

Smack The Smiley --- Match Results


CENTERFIRE









RIMFIRE








Pictures of the WINNING TARGETS:

CENTERFIRE WINNER:



RIMFIRE WINNER:




2013 SEASON AGG RESULTS:






Smack the Smiley! --- Match Photos



Prizes should be on their way in the next week or so...if you have an address change and you won a prize, let me know ASAP.

Good job guys and gals!!


PRIZE WINNERS

**Please don't forget the prize donors when you need some gear**

Prizes are given away as a raffle using the completed targets you send back. So there is no incentive to cheat, as the winner has no assurance of getting any prizes. If you send back a completed target in both RIMFIRE and CENTERFIRE class, you have 2 chances to win.

WINTER 2013 PRIZES:

-DOOGIE-- Vortex Optics: ONE 6-24x50 PST FFP rifle scope - choice of MOA or MRAD
More Info: Vortex Optics - Home


-JWEB308-- US Optics: ONE Certificate for 20% off any scope purchase
More Info: U.S. OPTICS - Engineered for Extreme Performance


-BIONICSNIPER-- Eurooptic Ltd: 1 Certificate for 25% off next purchase - max discount $500
More Info: Nightforce, Sako, Schmidt Bender, Benelli, Zeiss - EuroOptic.com


-SHOOTNJUNKY-- Manners Composite Stocks: ONE Certificate for $475 off your custom stock order
More Info: Tactical


-WHITEVAN-- Long Range Accuracy: ONE Light Tactical Bipod
More Info: Welcome to Long Range Accuracy


-CROWDOG-- Lapua: ONE Certificate for 200 Lapua brass cases
More Info: Home - Lapua


-ARCOREY-- Berger Bullets: TWO Certificates for 300 bullets (600 bullets total) of Winner's Choice
More Info: http://www.bergerbullets.com/


-Z71RAT-- Badger Ordnance: ONE Certificate for "Badger Surprise" - could be M5 triggerguard, rings and/or bases or FTE Brake
More Info: Badger Ordnance


-LINEDRIVE301FT-- Rock Creek Barrels: ONE Certificate for 1/2 off retail price of any barrel
More Info: www.rockcreekbarrels.com


-MIRAGE-- Sierra Bullets: ONE Certificate for 500 Bullets
More Info: Sierra Bullets - The Bulletsmiths


-SHARPSHOOTER202 & OUTASITE08-- TAB Gear: TWO certificates for ONE TAB Gear Sling in choice of color and swivel/hook type
More Info: http://www.riflesonly.com/store/TAB/index.html


-JEFFBIRD-- Seekins Precision: ONE Certificate for Choice of Rings or Base (Non-Custom)
More info: Seekins Precision


-REM06-- Sniper Tools: ONE free Mil-Spec Angle Cosine Indicator (ACIMIL-A2)
More Info: Sniper Tools Design Co - Home of the Angle Cosine Indicator


-CMH-- GA Precision: ONE Certificate for Choice of: ½ off Chamber-job, side bolt release mod or Badger Bolt Knob and Installation
More Info: Home - GA Precision


-CLINTMCG-- JC Steel Targets: ONE Certificate for $75 off your next purchase of premium AR500 steel targets
More Info: JC Steel Targets


-COWDOC73-- Tactical Intervention Specialists: ONE Certificate for sling (choice of type and color)
More Info: Rifle Slings - Tactical Intervention Specialists Sniper Rifle


-SPELUNK-- Ivy Rods: ONE Certificate for a custom crafted stainless cleaning rod
More Info: Ivy Rods, custom crafted for all your shooting needs


-KENGEL2-- Liberty Arms LLC: ONE Certificate for $50 towards any gunsmithing service
More Info: Contact


-ANDYTHEPANTS-- Applied Ballistics LLC: ONE copy of Bryans Book "Applied Ballistics For Long Range Shooting"
More Info: Home


-ONESHOTMAMA-- Lucas Bore Guides: ONE bore guide (w/ insert) of choice from Mike Lucas
More Info: (803)-356-0282


-HILLBILLYSNIPER-- J. Dewey Mfg.: Dewey Cleaning Rod and Cleaning Kit (22cal)
More Info: J Dewey Rods | Quality Gun Cleaning Products for the Discriminating Shooter


-KATBIRD-- Mildot Master: – ONE free Mildot Master
More Info: thankyou


-WOCUSLILY-- Controlled Chaos Arms : ONE AR-15 Take Down tool
More Info: Controlled Chaos Arms

FYI - I start accepting entries for the SPRING MATCH AND 2014 SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS ON FRIDAY MARCH 14


Cheers,
JB</graemlin_url>
 

Doogie

Full Member
Aug 31, 2011
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Right on! Thanks to JB and all involved, especially Vortex this time around:) What a blast! Man if my RF confidence shot hadn't blown, I would have been in the top 10. Apparently I need to kick the CF build into a faster gear.
 
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Jul 11, 2012
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Awesome News, I love this competition. Can't wait for the next one, I should have both my rimfire and my centerfire ready to roll. Sending off money Friday for the Subscription.

SWEET!!!!
 
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Many thanks Jason for all your work on the STS. I really do enjoy shooting this match.

Specials thanks to all the sponsors that give so generously. Thank you Rock Creek.

Congrats Hillbilliesniper, good shooting.

Looking forward to the coming year.

Regards

Mark
 

clmayfield

Gunny Sergeant
Nov 14, 2008
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Thanks to Jason and great shooting Hillbilly Sniper! Man, the competition just keeps getting tougher. I lost the rimfire once with a 279 and once with a 283. It is getting to the point that you have to break 280 to have a shot at winning!

I still have never won a CF comp, but I am humbled to place in the top 3 this time around.
 

z71rat

Gunny Sergeant
Mar 12, 2004
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Western Slope, CO
#50
Wow!! This is so awesome!! I FINALLY shot a nice round in the Rimfire Class!! Too much fun!!

Thanks to Jason, the sponsors, and all the shooters out there!! Keep them barrels warm!!

DK
 
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