Author Topic: Since we’re all sequestered… ENTER THIS CONTEST !!!!  (Read 2221 times)

Alan

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3170
  • Set the example... Don't be one!
    • Mobile Amateur Radio
Since we’re all sequestered… ENTER THIS CONTEST !!!!
« on: April 02, 2020, 05:23:57 AM »
Please read the contest rules first. They’re posted above. The only change is the number of legitimate posts has been reduced to five for this one time only! Remember too, the prizes offered here, are not free! This is why we respectfully request that donations be made (https://airgunguild.com/donations/).

The winner may select “one” of the following “gifts”. All have a street value of approximately $200.

An FX Chronograph (https://utahairguns.com/fx-pocket-chronograph-backorder/) as supplied by yours truly.

Or, 8 tins of .25 caliber, Hades pellets (https://utahairguns.com/jsb-hades-25-26-54gr-300-ct/) as supplied by yours truly.

Or a tank bag made by member Loren Mock (https://i.imgur.com/tNBdbqf.jpg%5B/img). Contact Loren for details of color, size, etc.

Without further ado, here are the questions, and additional rules, for this contest.

Assume a round nosed pellet and a constant crosswind of 10 mph. Answer the questions in order, using the letter beside the BEST answer to each question. For example, a proper answer would be in the format “A, B, C, B, D”.  All correct answers by 11:59 PM on April 30 will qualify for a random draw to decide the winner on May 1, 2020.

1. At what point in the trajectory does the wind have more effect on the point of impact?
  A. Near the muzzle
  B. Near the target
  C. At some point midrange

2. At what muzzle velocity would a pellet have less sideways drift at 50 yards?
  A. 600 fps
  B. 800 fps
  C. 1000 fps
  D. 1200 fps

3. What effect causes a pellet to deflect vertically in a crosswind?
  A. Magnus Effect
  B. Aerodynamic Jump
  C. It does not deflect vertically due to a crosswind, only horizontally.

4. For a given impact velocity, would a heavier pellet penetrate more?
  A. Yes
  B. No
  C. It depends on the caliber

5. Wound Channel volume is roughly proportional to which factor at impact, assuming the pellet stays within the target medium?
  A. Velocity
  B. Weight
  C. Energy
  D. Momentum
  E. Caliber


I wish to extend my thanks to Bob Sterne for supplying the questions, and deciding the winner. I thank Loren Mock for his gift to the Guild. And I thank Utah Airguns for shipping the contest "gifts" at no change.

Alan Applegate
« Last Edit: April 12, 2020, 09:11:41 AM by rsterne »


  • Roswell, New Mexico
Alan

I have an Omega compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your portable tank as a courtesy.

mcoulter

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 122
Re: Since we’re all sequestered…
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2020, 12:01:45 PM »
B, D, B, C, C

Thanks for the fun questions.  I can't wait to kick myself when I see which ones I got wrong  :P
  • Central New York

FL Rat Hunter

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 86
Re: Since we’re all sequestered…
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2020, 09:07:44 AM »
C, C, C, C, C

Well, that seems odd...  All my answers are C!  Oh well, most were a WAG anyway!  Good luck everyone!
  • Navarre, FL

Steelhead

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 658
    • Born Wild Shooting Chairs
Re: Since we’re all sequestered…
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2020, 11:45:09 AM »
B, A, B, B, C
  • Petaluma, CA
Airforce Texan .308

Benjamin Discovery .22
Benjamin Prowler .177
FX Streamline .25
Born Wild Shooting Chair
Air Venturi compressor

steveoh

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2281
    • Airgun FPE Calculator
Re: Since we’re all sequestered…
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2020, 03:37:21 PM »
Great questions!
  • Benicia, California
Quackenbush .58 Outlaw
Shooting Chairs
Vallejo Ferry Schedule
DAQ .458 LA Outlaw Rifle
Sam Yang 909s .45
Sam Yang Sumatra .25
RWS Diana 350Magnum Compact Pro .22
QB-79 .177
Crosman 1322
Crosman 1377 - HoRodded 10 FPE
Diana Model 27 (childhood airgun)
Tolman Skiff
Airgun Calculator

Loren

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 72
Re: Since we’re all sequestered…
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2020, 07:43:01 AM »
Yes, good questions!!
  • Baldwin City KS

Truckr6969

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 203
Re: Since we’re all sequestered…
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2020, 02:34:01 PM »
Hello all long time no see im gonna say B B C A C
  • MARISSA IL

archerhmr

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 26
Re: Since we’re all sequestered… ENTER THIS CONTEST !!!!
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2020, 03:03:53 PM »
A,D,C,C,E
  • Windsor, CA

strever

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 48
Re: Since we’re all sequestered… ENTER THIS CONTEST !!!!
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2020, 07:30:15 AM »
ABABC
Dick

airgun collection too big to list here

nervoustrigger

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 76
  • The grin reaper
Re: Since we’re all sequestered… ENTER THIS CONTEST !!!!
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2020, 04:14:31 PM »
A,B,B,C,C
  • MS

rsterne

  • Member 2000+fps Club
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2112
  • Mozey-On-Inn and see what Coalmont has to offer!
    • Mozey-On-Inn
Re: Since we’re all sequestered… ENTER THIS CONTEST !!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2020, 08:02:50 AM »
Well, you guys had me worried for a while.... but the last person to enter, nervoustrigger, got the answers right.... A, B, B, C, C

Congratulations to Jason, please let Alan know which of the 3 prizes you would like....  8)

Bob
  • Coalmont, BC

steveoh

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2281
    • Airgun FPE Calculator
Re: Since we’re all sequestered… ENTER THIS CONTEST !!!!
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2020, 08:11:59 AM »
Congrats Jason!

Thanks to Bob for the contest questions!

Thanks to Alan for constantly stepping up and providing exciting prizes for the contests.

Big thanks to Loren for providing the Exceptional Tank Bag!

It’s amazing we don’t have more folks participating.  :-[
  • Benicia, California
Quackenbush .58 Outlaw
Shooting Chairs
Vallejo Ferry Schedule
DAQ .458 LA Outlaw Rifle
Sam Yang 909s .45
Sam Yang Sumatra .25
RWS Diana 350Magnum Compact Pro .22
QB-79 .177
Crosman 1322
Crosman 1377 - HoRodded 10 FPE
Diana Model 27 (childhood airgun)
Tolman Skiff
Airgun Calculator

Alan

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3170
  • Set the example... Don't be one!
    • Mobile Amateur Radio
Re: Since we’re all sequestered… ENTER THIS CONTEST !!!!
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2020, 08:26:07 AM »
Congrats Jason. Please PM me your selection, and your shipping address.
  • Roswell, New Mexico
Alan

I have an Omega compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your portable tank as a courtesy.

nervoustrigger

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 76
  • The grin reaper
Re: Since we’re all sequestered… ENTER THIS CONTEST !!!!
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2020, 10:23:11 AM »
Oh wow, this made my day for sure!   Thank you, Alan!  And Bob, thank you for coming up with another set of stimulating questions!

With all the airgun tinkering I do, the FX chronograph undoubtedly makes the most sense.  I’ll send a PM shortly. 
  • MS

Alan

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3170
  • Set the example... Don't be one!
    • Mobile Amateur Radio
Re: Since we’re all sequestered… ENTER THIS CONTEST !!!!
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2020, 12:51:47 PM »
The FX Chronograph has shipped! It should arrive Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • Roswell, New Mexico
Alan

I have an Omega compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your portable tank as a courtesy.