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General Category => Contests, Give aways and more. => Topic started by: Alan on September 25, 2018, 11:22:47 AM

Title: Count the lead!
Post by: Alan on September 25, 2018, 11:22:47 AM
The last guessing contest went so fast, most missed it! That won't happen this time I bet! So here is the deal.

Please R E A D the contest rules first.

Then try and guess the actual number of bullets there are in the tray pictured below. The contest will end on October 15th, unless someone just accidentally guesses the EXACT number. The calibers are .458, .457, and .575.

The prize is also below.

Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: ShawninIL on September 25, 2018, 04:45:11 PM
683
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: tkerrigan on September 25, 2018, 06:35:26 PM
645 Regards, Tom
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Alan on September 30, 2018, 04:56:44 AM
The response is deafening! Okay, let us open the contest to everyone but Steve, because he knows the actual number (so do I).

Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: ShawninIL on September 30, 2018, 06:49:10 AM
Alan,why do you have so much trouble giving things away? ???
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Alan on September 30, 2018, 07:01:09 AM
Shawn, I wish I knew! The prize is a good one, and to ship it back out will cost almost half of what it cost to buy.
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: ShawninIL on September 30, 2018, 08:03:17 AM
Well hopefully my luck with contests here holds out and you still have my address!LOL ;D
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: bnowlin on September 30, 2018, 12:29:07 PM
My guess is 692.
Bobn
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Steelhead on September 30, 2018, 01:04:15 PM
I'm abstaining from this one due to the fact that I don't need a shooting table. It would a real d**k move if I actually won it and then didn't use it because I build the Born Wild chairs!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Christopher on September 30, 2018, 07:00:47 PM
I’m going with 807.

Steelhead, just a suggestion, but guess anyway and if you win “regift” it to the runner up. Just thinking that the more that participate the more interesting the contest becomes. Again, not trying to be boss hog just my suggestion.

Thanks,
Chris
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Steelhead on September 30, 2018, 07:36:10 PM
Good call Chris...823
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Alan on October 01, 2018, 04:58:14 AM
Good idea Chris!

I'm trying to make this a bit interesting, but as Shawn mentioned, it is difficult to give things away. I suspect that part of the issue it the donation "requirement". Well, it is optional! What typically happens, the winner ends up sending in a small donation, but that too is optional.
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: caniborrowsomeammo on October 01, 2018, 12:19:07 PM
893
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Motorhead on October 01, 2018, 01:43:45 PM
481  :o
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Alan on October 01, 2018, 04:16:20 PM
I notice that Monkeydad has returned from his hiatus. Perhaps he would like a shot at guessing??

Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: mobilemail on October 02, 2018, 05:58:59 AM
Hey, a real contest!  With people!  ;D

Okay, I'm in, donation sent. 

620
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Alan on October 03, 2018, 03:26:52 PM
Come on guys and gals. I opened this up to everyone except Steve and I (we know the answer). Whether you don't or not, is immaterial. So get busy, and do some calculating!
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Alan on October 10, 2018, 01:50:47 PM
Only seven people have made a guess, which really surprises me considering the number who have viewed this forum area. With just 5 days to go, if you're even remotely interested, now is the time to venture a guess.

By the way, I find out that it will cost me almost as much to reship the bench, as it costs new. So the winner will receive his/her bench directly from Amazon. I'm sure I'll find someone nearby who'd like to have it. That someone might be me!
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: bnowlin on October 10, 2018, 02:08:42 PM
How bout second guess and I pay my shipping.  LOL anybody close ;)
Bob
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: mobilemail on October 10, 2018, 02:54:11 PM
Only seven people have made a guess, which really surprises me considering the number who have viewed this forum area. With just 5 days to go, if you're even remotely interested, now is the time to venture a guess.

By the way, I find out that it will cost me almost as much to reship the bench, as it costs new. So the winner will receive his/her bench directly from Amazon. I'm sure I'll find someone nearby who'd like to have it. That someone might be me!
I'm nearby...from a global perspective.  ????
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Alan on October 10, 2018, 03:17:17 PM
Bob, you and everyone else is short! Fact is, I'll give you, and everyone else, a second shot at it. So post a new guess, and I'll use the latest post!

Oh! And you're on.
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: bnowlin on October 10, 2018, 03:37:11 PM
Bob, you and everyone else is short! Fact is, I'll give you, and everyone else, a second shot at it. So post a new guess, and I'll use the latest post!

Oh! And you're on.
OK Alan how about my second guess is 977.Thx
Bobn

Donation sent
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: ShawninIL on October 10, 2018, 05:16:17 PM
I will try 945.
Donation sent.
Title: FREE STUFF! FREE AIRGUN STUFF! FREE AIRGUNS!
Post by: steveoh on October 10, 2018, 05:48:22 PM
This really is amazing. Trying to give away stuff here is like pulling teeth from a hen. I've attempted spreading the word through Twitter, but not so many folks do airgun stuff on Twitter. Facebook has a bunch going on, but I loath to spam. Same with the other forums out there.

FREE STUFF! FREE AIRGUN STUFF! FREE AIRGUNS!

Sheesh.  :o
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Steelhead on October 10, 2018, 07:38:58 PM
new guess...1078
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Christopher on October 10, 2018, 07:49:27 PM
My new guess is 1222.

Thanks......again  :)

Chris
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: mobilemail on October 10, 2018, 08:27:30 PM
900
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: caniborrowsomeammo on October 10, 2018, 09:06:30 PM
I knew I was close. But a second guess will be 1199. But I have a question. Is the total from the pic in this post, or is it from the bottom pic from the contest of how many pounds of lead?

http://airgunguild.com/contests-give-aways-and-more/guess-the-weight-of-steveoh's-lead-stash!/?action=dlattach;attach=3512
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Alan on October 11, 2018, 04:28:48 AM
The photo in the first post is all there is.

Only 3 days left to guess!
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Motorhead on October 11, 2018, 10:02:21 PM
1418  :o
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: prosportfan on October 13, 2018, 12:10:26 PM
1083 is my best guess
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Alan on October 14, 2018, 07:16:55 AM
This contest ends tomorrow. If you haven't already, place your guesses.
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Alan on October 15, 2018, 09:43:12 AM
The contest is over!

Okay everyone, it is over! Here is a copy of the spread sheet on the scoring. If any of the participants sees an error, now is the time to connect it. From what "I" have, it appears BKnowlin is the winner.

Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: ShawninIL on October 15, 2018, 10:03:10 AM
Congratulations Bob!
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Alan on October 15, 2018, 03:29:26 PM
Once Bob has the bench in his possession, perhaps he'll report on its usefulness?

Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: caniborrowsomeammo on October 16, 2018, 07:21:57 PM
Good for you Bob. Congrats. ;)
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Steelhead on October 17, 2018, 04:17:22 AM
Congrats, Bob!!!
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: steveoh on October 17, 2018, 09:49:54 AM
Congrats Bob!
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: bnowlin on October 17, 2018, 02:32:16 PM
Thanks Guys I had no idea I would win when I talked Alan in allowing 2nd guess  ::)
Bobn
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Alan on October 17, 2018, 02:41:44 PM
You dude! You didn't talk me into it! Most folks were so far off, I just thought you all needed a boost!

In any case, you won fair and square! Your goodie will be there Friday, according to UPS's web site.

We ALL look forward to your evaluation. Since I have one of these, unopened (!), your input is warranted. Danke mein herr!
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: bnowlin on October 17, 2018, 03:00:38 PM
Hope the weather is ok by then we were 90 Sunday and 50 today and rainy supposed to be the same this weekend.  Just can't get it right.  LOL  Looking forward to it.
Bobn
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Alan on October 19, 2018, 04:21:53 PM
The bench has arrived! So? Whaddautink?
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: bnowlin on October 19, 2018, 04:38:59 PM
Thanks a mint, I put it on a separate topic.  If ya want to move it, go at it.

Bobn
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Alan on October 20, 2018, 11:06:25 AM
I posted photos in the general comments section.
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: bnowlin on October 20, 2018, 12:10:10 PM
Thanks Alan, pretty nice huh?  I will use a Shooting rest I got Midway.  Should be perfect on it.
Bobn
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: Alan on October 20, 2018, 01:28:33 PM
I've owned four shooting benches, one of which I paid $350 for. It was one of those three legged things, that rotated 360°. It always had some wobbliness to it, as did the one I had made. But this one is stiff as a board. That part, I really like!
Title: Re: Count the lead!
Post by: bnowlin on October 20, 2018, 03:55:16 PM
I've owned four shooting benches, one of which I paid $350 for. It was one of those three legged things, that rotated 360°. It always had some wobbliness to it, as did the one I had made. But this one is stiff as a board. That part, I really like!
I have also used several different benches and this one beats them all.  But it has rained almost all day and cold, at least to me, so I will try to shoot tomorrow.  Will let all know.
Bobn