The amazing 200 yard group by the late Tom Libby

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  1. geo.ulrich

    geo.ulrich beware of owner Gold $$ Contributor

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    James I believe Don G. also shot a similiar one at that Nat's. maybe a flat .1. what a week that was the 'Perfect storm " if the rains had come as predicted I think all those record agg's wouldn't have been shot.
     
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  2. JEFFPPC

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    So you must belong to one of a couple of clubs I have shot at, 5 old guys needing cataract surgery sitting around a table handing targets back and forth trying to come up with a score. Then, after they give your target back they come back out asking for your target, and a bit later bring it back to you with............a lower score. That being said, what a wonderful target and with a 10.5 rifle. WOW!
     
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    A lot of things run through your head when you’re shooting a tiny one. At 100 yards at Dublin I shot the first shot and, as I’m a runner, I quickly shot another. I didn’t see where it went. “I must have cross fired” I checked the targets on each side of me. Nope. So I shot another. “Where in the hell did it go?” “Is it in the group?” “That’s the only answer”. So I shot two more in true runner style. So this “running’’ group took about four minutes. It was an .037 and this was with a .30BR
     
  4. jamesdmock

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    Yes, Don shot a .12x and said that was the best of his 30+ year career and he didn't even get small group of that relay. It was magical times. I shot a .223 and was very proud of my "screamer" and then I saw Don's and Tom's groups. Boy, that is a tough crowd. I believe Mark Buettgen also shot a "zero" during that match.
     
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  6. gman47564

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    that's impressive !!! that's hard to do at a 100 yards let alone 200...
     
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  8. brians356

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    Yeah, as I recall that was the year the wind stopped blowing.
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  9. txdan

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    I just got to take off my hat and applaud.
     
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  10. D Coots

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    Yes it was James. I watched him shoot it. I sure miss Tom.

    Later
    Dave
     
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  11. D Coots

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    Mark

    Didn't you shoot one of those at Minnetonka?

    Dave
     
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  12. geo.ulrich

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    It didn't just stop blowing it was a vacuum, real weird they called for severe storms all week but they never came. it was dark like real dark where they had to turn lites on targets in the a.m. start....
     
  13. LCazador

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    James thank you for clarifying that! A bag gun changes things quite a bit! I thought he used a rail!
     
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  14. Ron IA

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    Dave I still cant see how your bench partner's came back as a .125 2019-07-28 19.26.44_resized_1.jpg
     
  15. D Coots

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    Ron

    Ya, I was suprised.
     
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  16. perazziguy

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    Only if I do my part!!!!!!!
     
  17. centerlineseal

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    Yeah, ... so like "Shut my mouth!"
     
  18. ND shooter

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    I considered Tom a good friend. Bought alot of his "old" equipment back when we still lived in California. His and Caroline's bench seats, bald eagle rests, reloading components... He was a character. Prankster. I'm not very good at putting into words what I would like to say about Tom, but he was quite a guy. Very nice group there, especially at 200.
     
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    One of the great shooters of our time
     
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  20. Mark Buettgen

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    Yup, an .096" 200 yd Heavy Varmint
    You were one of the Ref's who signed it.
    Thanks buddy, Mark
     
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