View Full Version : St. Louis PSL 8-1-09 $5,500 at least

07-14-2009, 04:19 PM
Please register for the St. Louis PSL match if you have not already

Directions, schedule of events, and hotel info can be found here

This will be a great weekend with the question and answer session with Darrel Barnes on Friday, Drawing for the St. Jude's 40X on Friday, and demonstration of the new "On Target" software all day Friday.

The “On Target” program was developed by Jeffrey Block, and he has produced something that will revolutionize the way scoring is done. Each target is scanned into the computer and then electronically scored with amazing accuracy. This will enable a 3 person scoring team to score 60 targets every 30 minutes with accuracy and consistency. After each target is scored, a print out will be stapled to each target containing an enlarged image of each bull and the score of each bull. Protests will still be allowed. The software will eliminate plugging the same bull multiple times and the possibility of altering the bullet hole. It is hard to put into words what this software will do, so come to St. Louis and see it for yourself on Friday 7-31-09.

We will shoot 5 targets on Saturday 8-1-09 starting promptly at 9:00am. We will shoot 2 relays.

07-17-2009, 07:40 PM
I finally got some records up on the PSL website.

Outdoor Single Target
Kirk Gaston 2350 12X Kettlefoot Challenge 5-23-09

Outdoor 5 Target Aggregate
Kirk Gaston 2220 9.6X Kettlefoot Challenge 5-23-09

Indoor Single Target
Tim Stratton 2500 17X Piney Hill Indoor Club 3-14-09

Doug Kenimer 2400 14X Rocky River Barn 2-7-09

Indoor 5 Target Aggregate
Darrel Barnes 2320 14.6X Piney Hill Indoor Club 3-14-09

Craig Young 2270 12X Rocky River Barn 2-7-09

So, will someone beat the 2220 9.6X agg at St. Louis?

07-17-2009, 08:04 PM
If not Kirk beating his own agg., I'd bet on Jon McKinney doing it. They will both be in the hunt. Hope all is well and hope the turnout is great at St. Louis.


07-19-2009, 11:14 AM
Dan, Karla and I plan on going down and shooting my first PSL match of the year . After seeing the target for the first time over in Arkansas on july 4th weekend . It looks pretty challenging to me and that the match is outdoors , i like shooting outdoors better. where do i buy a ticket for the gun raffle? let me know ....

07-21-2009, 11:54 AM
I have one ticket left, just give me a call.

Is the Doc coming with you?

07-22-2009, 10:20 AM
Food will be available at the range on Friday as well as Saturday lunch.

07-22-2009, 12:01 PM
Dan I'll be there Friday. There is a chance Jessica Pappas will be sharing equipment. She has not yet committed to going. Thanks Fred

07-22-2009, 01:15 PM
is this shootin match open to spec..taters
i'll promise to be very, very quiet???..st.louis mo. benchrest is only 120 miles from my shack.

put the club watchdog on his chain and i might sneak in:)

07-22-2009, 04:59 PM
anyone and everyone is welcome

07-23-2009, 02:14 PM
Does "ON TARGET" have the capability to print a scored target to my printer yet? Thanks

Fred J
07-23-2009, 02:29 PM
Most scanners will accept standard letter size. Some will accept Legal size. Exactly what scanner can one use to scan a complete PSL, or ARA Target?
It also would help to know what OS is most reccommended.

07-23-2009, 03:04 PM
There are a lot of relatively inexpensive Scanners & Printers available that will do 11 X 17 as well as A3. The ARA & PSL are both 11 x 17 & the UKBR an A3.
When Carl & I joined forces at the end of last year to come up with a World Target that is why we picked these formats.
You can find a download of the target at the World Rimfire website.
We used an IR 50/50 size as our basis since a lot of World Organizations were already using something close in ring and dot sizes.
A couple of organizations have adopted this target as their standard this year.

07-23-2009, 04:29 PM
On Target does not have the ability yet to print a target. That particular software is for group shooting. The author, Jeff Block, is developing the scoring program we are using. The PSL is trying this program and giving Jeff feed back to make the necessary improvements and to work out the bugs. After we get it up and working perfectly, I believe Jeff will get it to work on other targets as well. As it is now, it will only work on the PSL target.

We are using an Epson 11x17 flatbed scanner. You need to be able to scan 11x17 and do it at 300dpi for the program to work effectively.

Fred J
07-23-2009, 04:59 PM
Looknig forward to see it in action.

07-26-2009, 05:49 PM
Joe Besche and Kirk Gaston just turned in some big aggs this weekend. Jody Reed had a great weekend as well. Wonder who will come out on top in St. Louis.

I will have some of the new vonAhrens tuners at the match. 10th & 20th place will win one of them.

It is going to be a great weekend. Hope everyone comes out.

07-26-2009, 09:11 PM
For those coming, be sure to make plans to go to Harry J's Steakhouse. Being a native Texan, we take our steaks serious. It is real hard for me to admit that the best steak I have ever eaten was not in Texas. They are only 16 miles from the range. Dawn and I will definetely being going at least once, maybe twice.

Harry J's
300 Main St
Moscow Mills,MO 63362-1252

bob finger
07-27-2009, 05:26 AM
Dan: Thanks. Looks like the steakhouse might be fairly busy on Friday night.

I understand the devotion to your beloved Texas but I gotta tell you. Texas has the BEST brisket one can ever ask for. Now if you want Prime Rib you gotta go to Wisconsin and the best ever steak comes from a 150 year old steak house in Brooklyn yep NYC for ribeye. I'll be a real happy camper if your recommendation comes even close to that. They don't know what good beef is here in MD. Crabs, yes but if I eat beef I ship it in and cook it myself.

I'm not looking forward to the long drive but the enjoyment on Friday and Saturday at the range will make it worth the effort. Everyone travel safe! bob finger

Bill Wynne
07-27-2009, 06:01 AM
It is real hard for me to admit that the best steak I have ever eaten was not in Texas.

Well then just don't admit it! Just say they have some real good steaks at Harry J's Steakhouse and let it go.

We Texans have an image to keep up.

You may have just eaten too often at Zentner's Daughter's.

Concho Bill

Ron Hoehn
07-27-2009, 08:55 AM
Harry J's is good, BUT, Donatelli's is GREAT! It's closer, (7.5 miles), and is located by the Shell station & McDonald's at exit 199 on Hwy 70. We have NEVER had a bad meal there. It's a "must try" when here at St. Louis for a match.

Fred J
07-27-2009, 09:30 AM
I remember when a few shooters helped bankrupt Texas Willies several years ago. I was one of the.

Do they have the road and bridge work complete when coming up from I-70 at Warrenton?

Ron Hoehn
07-27-2009, 10:12 AM
Yes, the new bridge from Warrenton coming in on AA and County Farm Road IS OPEN now.

Fred J
07-27-2009, 11:42 AM
See you at the Nationals.

07-28-2009, 08:14 AM
Looks like great weather for St. Louis on Friday and Saturday. Highs only in the Mid 80's. That will be a nice change from here in Texas, I might need a jacket:D

07-28-2009, 10:17 AM
Contingency Fees
Lapua $1500 to match winner and $75 to target winner using X-Act, Midas +, or Center-X(will increase 500 each match until someone wins)

Pappas $50 to any target winner using Pappas Rest
Stith $50 to any target winner using a Stith Stock
Joe Friedrich $400 to any 2500 increasing 100 each match. If more than 1 then they split it.

Charlie Scott $100 to winner of match using a Scott Group Tightener
Ken Fulghum randolph machine, $50 to anyone that wins a target using a Fulghum rest
Pappas $200 for match winner and $50 to target winner using J&J Slide
VonAhrens tuner to 10th & 20th place
Gemini Sport Marketing $50 to any target winner wearing their shirts
Hart Rifle Barrels $50 to any target winner using a Hart Barrel
Butch Lambert Shadetree Engineering $100 to 33rd & 43rd overall finisher
2 Ivy rods for drawing donated by Denny Phillips

07-28-2009, 01:12 PM
What's the last day I can call an have you throw something on the truck headed to the match? Just trying to save on shipping!

J Pappas
07-28-2009, 02:15 PM
What's the last day I can call an have you throw something on the truck headed to the match? Just trying to save on shipping!

I would say you have 1 or 2 hours. Dan is coming by my shop this evening and he lives 3 hours from me.

07-28-2009, 02:38 PM
I am leaving today. I will be bringing just about everything I have.

Bill Wynne
07-29-2009, 08:06 PM
Time is up, Dan! Have you tried the steak at Donatelli's?

Concho Bill

Boer bok
07-29-2009, 08:29 PM
Give me a call at home

boer bok

07-29-2009, 08:55 PM
We will try Donatelli's tomorrow, we had to go for the Rib eye at Harry J's. It was good.