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Central Texas Schuetzenfest
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 Posted: Sun May 17th, 2015 06:47 PM
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DPSTex
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A video from a practice from a few years ago, with a bit of history.... There is a minute or so of tourism stuff at the beginning, but I'm pretty sure this is unlike any other competition you've likely seen. 
Schuetzenfest video
My Dad and I've been shooting in it since the mid '70's, and my Opa for many years before that.  Opa won the rimfire in '69, I won rimfire in '97.  My rimfire rifle has won the rimfire competition 4or5 times, with different shooters...
Lots of old Texas German fun...

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 Posted: Sun May 17th, 2015 07:31 PM
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Thanks. i enjoyed that.



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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2015 07:08 PM
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Interesting, but that isn't at all what I expected. I was expecting the old style, offhand Scheutzen rifles. Obviously there is more than one discipline to "Scheutzen"!!

I wish there was an old style offhand Scheutzen match around somewhere within reasonable driving distance of me. I'd part with a couple rifles and own a nice Scheutzen in 8.15 X 46R in a heartbeat.



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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2015 07:37 PM
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The rules and rifles have changed over the years, as the clubs were started in the late 1800's shooting what the men(primarily, farmers and ranchers) had available to them. We have an old stone target and one that was once a bank vault door that were once used (at much less than the current 200yds)as targets. We also have a couple of pictures from the late 1800's (with some of my relatives) where the shooters are all standing around with the rifles they competed with, mostly lever Winchesters... The rules and what they shot with evolved here in Texas without any further reference to the old country (or anywhere else , really...) Current rules state an open rear sight(no apertures) and a simple blade front. We shoot at an NRA b-6 target at 200 yds. These rules go back at least 50 years.

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Last edited on Wed May 20th, 2015 07:40 PM by DPSTex



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