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Ballard schuetzen display
Jul 16th, 2017 at 11:37am
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Went to our annual long range fun shoot last week, and my friend who puts it on asked me to set up my display of Ballard schuetzen rifles. My camera quit, so these pics are compliments of my friend.

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Reply #1 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 11:46am
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Very very nice Vall which one were you shooting in the fun shoot.

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Reply #2 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 12:03pm
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J Louis wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 11:46am:
Very very nice Vall which one were you shooting in the fun shoot.

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The bottom pictured Schoyen is the one you reworked the Saeco mold for, and took it out for a spin. But I took about half of them off the display and shot them during the week long shoot, plus a few other non schuetzen rifles I had along.
Was extremely infatuated with my Ballard Pacific in .40-85. It was a recent purchase and was consistently hitting the 650 yd. dinger while fire forming case from 9.3x74R, using 20.0 grs. of 2400 and a 345 grain bullet. And they say the light bullets wont hold well very far out!
  

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Reply #3 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 12:04pm
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Vall, 

When do you have your display in Portland?   I would like to come see it.

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Reply #4 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 1:07pm
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Vall: I'm glad for you that you liked the Pacific in 40-85.
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bpjack wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 12:04pm:
Vall, 

When do you have your display in Portland?   I would like to come see it.

Jack


We will have our big 2 day show the 19th-20th of August at the Columbia Conference Center 8439 NE Columbia, Portland.
If you might plan to come, send me a PM and I'll give you my phone number so you can call when you get there!
  

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rustyrelx wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 1:07pm:
Vall: I'm glad for you that you liked the Pacific in 40-85.
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My first Ballard in .40-85, and I'm hooked Don! I was very pleased with the way it shot, and how well the light 345 gr. RCBS molded bullet worked at long distance! It will see a lot of shooting in the future!
  

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Reply #7 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 5:33pm
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Vall,

I penciled it in on my calendar.  I will let you know for sure as it gets closer. 

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Reply #8 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 6:03pm
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Vall how much differance was there between it and the 32-40 Schoyen in overall dinger hits. Was the Schoyen shot breech seated and the 40-85 shot fixed.

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Reply #9 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 7:11pm
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bpjack wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 12:04pm:
Vall, 

When do you have your display in Portland?   I would like to come see it.

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Vall
When do you have your display in Scottsdale  Smiley I wouldn't miss it for the world!
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Reply #10 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 7:26pm
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J Louis wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 6:03pm:
Vall how much differance was there between it and the 32-40 Schoyen in overall dinger hits. Was the Schoyen shot breech seated and the 40-85 shot fixed.

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The Schoyen was fired breech seated, and the .40-85 fixed. The big .40 with 345 gr. bullets has a real advantage when I go over 400 yds. The 650 yd. dinger was an easy shot for the .40-85, but the .32-40 Schoyen is affected by wind more. At 400 yds. I didn't have a miss with the .40-85, and very few at 650 yds. either. But the .32-40 held it's own and gave me plenty of grins too!
If it wasn't for my good friend spotting, and loaning me the front sight off his Rolling Block, I wouldn't have even fired the Ballard Pacific! The original Ballard combination globe front had such a tiny post I couldn't see it when I held off for wind. Steve took the sight he built off his gun and we installed it on my Pacific. It has a MVA bubble level, but is an open post of .040" width. The sight picture was amazing, and it seemed to be laser guided on the Pacific! Hopefully I can beg him to make one for me, so I can shoot the Pacific farther! There's a 990 yd. dinger out there, but I ran out of loaded ammo before I got to it!
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Reply #11 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 7:28pm
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watchthewind wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 7:11pm:
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When do you have your display in Scottsdale  Smiley I wouldn't miss it for the world!
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Thanks Scott! Traveling over a day's drive brings up some security issues. Tough to stay anywhere overnight with the guns sitting in my old Suburban. So I'd have to sleep in it too, or take some security risks in a motel parking lot!
  

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Reply #12 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 7:49pm
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Thank you for the clairification Vall! 
I hope John Yount also faired well a nicer fellow would be hard pressed to find and I know he was extremely   looking forward to the fun match but I am also not sure what he took along to shoot.
Hopefully John will chime in and share his experiances outside of that long drive from Ca. and well worth it to be with his friends. As well as to have fun at that fun match of the year and to be able to hang out and visit with all of his close friends.

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Reply #13 - Jul 17th, 2017 at 6:58am
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Well boys and girls  --  Here is a picture of the Farringer Front Sight for your dinning and dancing pleasure...

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And with it's related sunshade...


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Hope this helps.  Best regards.  Wind


  
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Reply #14 - Jul 17th, 2017 at 9:15am
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Thanks Wind! Love that sight, and how well it worked in every light condition!
Wind is our gracious host for this annual shoot, and we all appreciate him opening his home and property for us each year!!

John Yount brought his CPA in a 3 barrel set of .40-70SS, .30-30, and I believe .32-40? All of the barrels are Douglas and JY was extremely pleased with how all three performed! I believe he was using the .40-70SS barrel with great results on the 990 dinger!
  

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