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    Firstshot,
    I didnt mean it to sound as a put down. It is just that for some of us there is almost no way to get a witness to sign the target. as a matter of fact, I'm heading out tomorrow at first light and will most likely spend most of the morning out shooting. everything from 22 to 45-70. I plan to shoot several targets for RD's postal match and hope to beat my best score. I think there are a good number of shooters that send in targets because of the honor system, they can go out pop a few off and send it in. Mutch easer than finding someone to serve as a witness. I know you didnt make the rules, but it is just a down side that I see to it.
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    I know what you mean about haveing to have a witness being a pain in the A#$. But that only matters if you plan to send in a target. I had actually maxed several BDT's with no witness. On other occasions when I had either arranged for a witness to be there or there were people at the range shooting at the same time, I couldn't max a BDT to save my life. The one I finally maxed and sent in was witnessed by someone that just happened to be at the range that day shooting 22's as well. I wouldn't know them today if I was to stumble over them....LOL

    That postal match is for big bore levers only isn't it? Been thinking about getting a big bore, but if I did it would be either a 45/70 or a 35 Whelen barrel for my Thompson Center.

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    Firstshot,
    You NEED a Marlin big bore :lol: Reid has a nice 1895 Cowboy for sale on the cowboy board. A 45-70 is the medicine you need The problem with the centerfire levers is that one is not enough :shock: You could really max the black death with one of those babies
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    Hey Big Medicine -

    Does a 336 in 44 mag count as a big bore? It's a fairly large diameter, nut only a pistol cartridge. I assume it counts as one, but figured I'd better check first......

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    Shum,
    Is it used...... You should fire it up and get a couple targets shot for RD's postal match. A 336 in 44mag is a rare bird, I'd say it is a big bore.
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    RD's match is for any center-fire lever-action rifles/carbines. Bore size is not restricted to big bores. Yes, the .44 magnum qualifies, thats what I shoot.

    Like Big Medicine, I mostly shoot by myself. Will try the 25 yard BDT one of these days. I'll have to take some stands to set the target that close, as the range set-up is for 50 meters. I just haven't felt confident enough to try it yet.
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    It doesn't have to be a big bore, just centerfire lever........Right??
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    Any centerfire lever will do.
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    I can understand that the BDT is an individual thing. Bragging rights? Ok, I can go for that, also... With a dollop of tolerance added, too boot. But if a shooter really wanted to know if he or she really maxed the BDT, he'd fire one shot per bull (on the proper backing, Doc) and use a plug gage. It tells no lies. Have fun but "To thine own self, be True", eh? I've said my piece. Have a great Saturday. ~Andrew

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    Andrew

    Just one comment and the subject is dropped. It is my opinion and it is just an my opinion, shooting the BDT challange; I think it is easier to shoot one shot into the white on individual targets than shooting 5 rounds into one target. My reasoning is that it is more difficult to sight in on a ragged hole than to sight in on a well defined black dot. I know it doesn't sound like a big deal but at least to me it seems to be easier. Also if you do max the BDT, you will find it is much easier to repeat the process.

    I am reminded when I was in the Army, the guys in my outfit had a game they played. The guy that couldn't take a beer can and crimp it with their fingers with each hand and then mash it into a "Z" shape paid for the beer. It took me a long time to finally do it and from then on it was a snap. By the way the cans were made of steel. Aluminum cans didn't exist then. Sounds simple enough. I have seen some really "Big strong" ape like guys that always were good for the beer.

    Just my .02 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew
    I can understand that the BDT is an individual thing. Bragging rights? Ok, I can go for that, also... With a dollop of tolerance added, too boot. But if a shooter really wanted to know if he or she really maxed the BDT, he'd fire one shot per bull (on the proper backing, Doc) and use a plug gage. It tells no lies. Have fun but "To thine own self, be True", eh? I've said my piece. Have a great Saturday. ~Andrew
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