It was a September day that was close to perfect and it just seemed like field target shooting was the proper way to pass such a day. I heard many comments on how much people enjoyed the whole day. There was bright sunshine and a light breeze all day. The ten lanes were set up with seven people providing and setting up targets and that made the set-up and tear-down very quick and easy. Thanks to everyone who helped. Having fifteen shooters make it out to the match was very encouraging and certainly added to the experience.
After setting up, we all squeezed a few shots off on the practice range and became reacquainted with friends we hadn’t seen in a while and generally shot the breeze. We headed out at 11:00 AM to start knocking the targets down. There was great variety in this course, with possibly a thirteen yard full kill zone in a lane and then you might have a .625” zone at thirty-five yards in the next lane. Target distance ranged from ten to fifty-four yards and difficulty from single digits up into the fifties on the Troyer scale.
At the half way break, there were a good number of shooters who had missed three or less and some possible tie scores seemed quite likely. The long targets accounted for a good share of the missed shots and George’s mouse in the log proved difficult for some of the competitors. Small kill zones also had their share of rim shots. When the (lead) dust settled, I had missed one and Dennis and Don were tied at 57/60 for a second place tie. Bert was next with a solid 54 and Magdy shot very well, tying George with 52.
The shoot off for second seemed very familiar, as this was the third time this season Don and Dennis have been involved in a shoot off. Uncharacteristically, they both missed their first shot, but Don knocked down his second shot to put the pressure on Dennis. Dennis split the edge and Don captured second.
It was great to have Jon and John participate in their first match and do very well. Zack and Josh returned to shoot again with higher powered guns this time. Once they get use to these guns, more targets will start falling for them.
Our next match is scheduled for October 17th and we are hoping for another good turnout. The trees should be in full colour at that time, which gives the October match a really enjoyable atmosphere. See you then.
|1||Tim MacSweyn||Ld/SS #4||Deben 10-50||CPH||59|
|2||Don Irvine||Steyr FT||Deben 10-50||Baracuda M||*57|
|3||Dennis Eden||Anschutz 2025||Leupold 35||BaracudaM||*57|
|4||Bert Habitcher||AA300||Simm 6.5-20||Baracuda M||54|
|5||George Harde||HW97||Deben 6.5-26||BeemanFTS||**52|
|5||Magdy Hassouna||Steyr FT||Deben 10-50||BaracudaM||**52|
|7||Will Kwan||AA300||Simm 6.5-20||Baracuda M||50|
|8||Doug Diver||Walther Dom.||Leup14.4-35||Baracuda M||45|
|9||James Jackson||HW97K||Deben 8-34||JSB Exact||**39|
|9||Hans Bormann||AA410||Leup 18-40||Baracuda M||**39|
|11||John Burkhardt||Tarantula FX||Trophy 6-18||CPH||35|
|12||Noel Sedman||Daystate QLMkII||Bushnell 4-12||CPH||34|
|13||Jon Grelik||HW97K||Hawke 5-20||CPL||29|
|14||Zach Harde||Diana 46||Bushnell 3-9||CPL||15|
|15||Josh Jackson||R10||Varmint 2||CPL||8|
* Decided by shootoff ** Left as a tie