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April 24, 2022

Grenville April 24th, 2022 Match Report

The first Grenville air rifle Match of the 2022 season was held this past Sunday (April 24). Unfortunately, the participant numbers were down due to a variety of reasons.

The day was a little cooler than expected. However, it was a partly sunny day with a light wind blowing down range.

This was also the day for the Grenville’s annual archery tournament. So, we shared the woods with a fair number of archers. As they walked past us a few inquired about air rifles, the range, and targets etc. Who knows, maybe we will see a few of them out at a future event.

As this was the first competitive event of the year for the participants, the results were quite varied. Some of us had a great day of shooting whereas others not so much.

It was a nice day to be in the woods enjoying some friendly competition. Everyone in attendance enjoyed the day and are looking forward to the next match on May 29th.

Hope to see everyone in May.

Dave Cunningham

RankName ClassTotalRifleScopePellet
      
 WFTF Piston/60   
1Dave Cunningham21/36TX200Hawke 8-32AA 8.44
      
 WFTF PCP    
1Denis StJean42AA S400FHawke 10-50H&N FTT
2John Bradley31AR20FTHawke 10-50JSB 8.44
      
 Hunter Division/120   
 PCP    
1Richard Oszpar73Kral Puncher JumboWH 4-16AA 10.3
      
 Piston    
1Richard Tatisciore100ProSportHawkeJSB 8.44
2Blane Larone87TX200HawkeAA 8.44
Match Results
April 16, 2022

HAHA FT Match Report: April 16th, 2022

The second FT event of the season was held over Easter weekend at HAHA club. The match was set up on the rifle range and featured 6 lanes with 4 targets per lane and the customary kneeling and standing lanes on 1 and 6 with 3 targets each for a total of 60 shots.

There was fierce competition in PCP Open with both Dennis and Richard bringing their “A” games. In the end, Dennis’ US FT rig edged out a 1 point advantage over Richard’s Red Wolf. I expect these two will have many close matches this year!!!

It was awesome to chat with a prospective new competitor “Gary” who made the trek from Sarnia, and to watch Ron try his luck with a stock rigged pistol. Hope to see both out again next match. Our only Junior shooter Daniel continues to improve each match – a bright FT future for this young man!

Congratulations to our division winners:

Rob G – PCP Hunter 111/120

Jeff H – Piston Hunter 101/120

Dennis E – PCP Open 58/60

Bob W – WFTF Piston 43/60

Brian W – WFTF PCP 48/60

Daniel D – Top Junior 33/120

A sincere thank-you to the volunteers who showed up early to get the range ready for the day and also for everyone who stayed around to help take down the course after the event. These events can only run smoothly/on time with volunteers. Please remember to thank them and consider helping out next match!

Match scores are listed below.

Cheers,

Brian
Match Director

PCP Open / 60 ScoreGunSightPellet
Dennis E58USFTLeupold 35xJSB 10.4
Richard S57Daystate RedwolfHawkeJSB 10.34
Art W17BeemanHawkeCrosman
PCP WFTF / 60
Brian W48AA FTP900Sightron 10-50AA 8.4
PCP Hunter / 120
Rob G111Daystate RedwolfHawke 6-24JSB 10.3
Larry Y77Kral JumboDiscovery 4-16H&N 10.6
Piston WFTF / 60
Bob W43AA TX200Hawke 10-50JSB 8.4
Piston Hunter / 120
Jeff H101AA TX200Sightron STAC 3-16JSB 8.4
Mike D33Stoeger S4000Hawke 3-9RWS 8.3
Danile D “J”32Stoeger S4000Hawke 3-9RWS 8.3
“J” Junior
Match Scores
March 29, 2022

HAHA FT Match Report – March 26th, 2022

HAHA Field Target Match Report

March 26, 2022

On Saturday, the HAHA club hosted the first FT match of the season.  The weather was cold with intermittent rain, snow and ice pellets.  Despite the nasty conditions, 21 brave lads made the journey to the Hamilton Club to send some lead down range and catch up with old and new friends.

The volunteers started showing up around 8:15 and by 9:30 we had the course set up, and the sight-in range went live.  After a brief safety and shooters meeting, we divided up into groups of three and started the match around 10:30.  In total, there were 31 targets across 8 lanes for a total of 62 shots.   It was on or about the 6th shot a cold line was called due to a target on lane 7 not actually having a string attached.  Being a fun match, we gave everyone points for knocking that one down (and yes I went back to check all the scorecards to ensure points were given for those targets).

There were very close battles in both Hunter classes with only 1 point separating 1st and second place.  There were 8 shooters in PCP hunters and 7 in the Hunter Piston class, I am pretty sure that is a record turnout for both.  Congratulations to winners:

Tom K – PCP Hunter 111/124

Jeff H – Piston Hunter 106/124

Richard S – PCP Open 58/62

Bob W – WFTF Piston 40/62

A sincere Thank-you to the volunteers who showed up early and battled the rain, snow, sleet and mud to get the range ready for the day and also for everyone who stayed around to help take down the course after the event.  These events can only run smoothly/on time with volunteers.   Please remember to thank them and consider helping out next match!

For event pictures can be found here – HAHA First Shoot of 2022.  

Cheers,

Brian

Match Director   

HAHA Field Target Club Match Results
March 26, 2022
PCP Open / 60ScoreGunSightPellet
Richard S58Daystate RedwolfHawkeJSB 10.34
Lanny H50RAW TM1000Sightron 10-50×60JSB 8.4
Chris H48Reximex TormentaDiscovery 6-24×50AA 10.4
Dennis E41SteyrS&BJSB
 Peter Elsby 39 AA400SL Hawke Sidewinder 3-12×50 Crosman Premier Heavy
PCP WFTF / 60ScoreGunSightPellet
     
     
PCP Hunter / 124ScoreGunSightPellet
Tom K111Diana OutlawDiscovery 4-16H&N FT
Rob G110Daystate RedwolfHawke 6-24JSB 10.3
Mike P108Brocock Sniper XRDiscovery 6-24JSB Monster 13.43
Tony L100Diana OutlawCZ 5-25JSB 10.5
Larry Y100Kral JumboCentrepointJSB 10.5
Mike Dodds96Benjamin MaximusBushnell Legend 4.5-14JSB
Randy R70Benjamin MaximusPinty 4-16Crossman 10.5
Art WDNFChiefHawke Crossman 
     
Piston WFTF / 60ScoreGunSightPellet
Bob W40AA TX 200Hawke 10-50JSB 8.4
     
Piston Hunter / 124ScoreGunSightPellet
Jeff H106AA TX 200Sighron STACJSB Exact 8.44
Rob W 105AA TX 200Tourex 6-24JSB 8.44
Brian W100HW97 KTBushnell 5-15H&N FTT 14.66
Marc S96AA TX 200Hawke 6-24Crossman 7.9g
Shane R72Benjamin ChargerHawke   
Daniel D  “J”DNFStoeger S4000PintyH&N 8.5g
Mike DDNFStoeger S4000PintyH&N 8.5g
     
“J”    Junior
Official results
November 15, 2021

HAHA FT Match Report 13 November 2021

by Brian Wernham, Match Director

As season record twenty-six competitors arrived early Saturday morning to participate in the final CAFTA match of the 2021 Field Target season. The weather was forecasted to be cold, windy and rainy. The winds were the strongest we had seen at HAHA this season. There was a wind flag attached to the 50 M barricade (we didn’t see it until half way through the match or would have removed it). It was moving from left to still to right. Within 15 seconds, it could move from still to 90 degrees across – hanging on for dear life. The forecast was for gusts up to 45km/hr and I believe we saw that happen. It was definitely challenging to hit those 40+ yard targets with anything below 16 foot pounds of energy!

6 new shooters attended, two of which were juniors. A very special welcome to Art, Ken, Ian, Shane, Francis and Cash. Ian, Cash and Daniel represented the junior class well proving that you don’t need to be a veteran to knock targets down. Great shooting by all three. We hope you had fun and will be back again next season.

Thank-you to the volunteers who showed up early to get the range ready for the day and for everyone who stayed around to help take down the course. These events can only run smoothly/on time with volunteers. Please remember to thank them and consider helping out next year!

Congratulations to our division winners:

Richard S – PCP Open

Mike P – PCP Hunter

James L – Piston WFTF

Tom K – Piston Hunter

After the match concluded, Rob W set up a “know your limits” challenge. There were multiple paper targets set out at 35 yards – each one having progressively smaller dots. The objective was to shoot as many of the dots as possible. If you missed, you were out. Many stopped at three (due to the crazy wind) but both Richard and Mike were able to hit the 4th dot. A shoot off was required to settle the challenge. Congratulations to Richard who prevailed after a second-round tie breaker victory!

Thanks to everyone for making this abbreviated season a successful one. Once the 2022 season dates are confirmed, they will be posted. Stay safe, keep practicing and ensure you don’t get caught sneaking new gear into the house without telling your wife (maybe that advice is just for me)!

PCP Open / 60ScoreGunSightPellet
Richard S54Daystate RedwolfHawkeJSB
Dennis E53USFTLeopoldJSB 
Lanny H49Theoben Rapid 17BSACrossman 10.5
Geoff M45AA S510Hawke AirmaxAA 8.4
Art W **13
Ken B **1
PCP WFTF / 60ScoreGunSightPellet
Brian W44AA FTP 900Sightron 10-50AA 8.4
PCP Hunter / 120ScoreGunSightPellet
Mike P   105Brocock Sniper XRDiscovery 6-24JSB 10.3
Rob G103Daystate RedwolfHawke 6-24JSB 10.3
Chris H101Kral JumboDiscovery 4-14JSB 15.9
Bob W94FX ImpactElement 6-24JSB 8.4
Larry Y91Kral JumboCentrepointJSB 10.4
Ian T ** J75Kral JumboDiscovery 4-14JSB 15.9
Shane R **58FX CrownJSB 14.3
Piston WFTF / 60ScoreGunSightPellet
James L50AA TX 200Hawke 10-50JSB 7.8
Ted G41TX200Bushnell 8-32JSB 8.4
Piston Hunter / 120ScoreGunSightPellet
Tom K95HW97 KTDiscover ED 4-16×50JSB 8.4
Ryan Z94HW97  Discovery 6-24JSB RS
Rob W  93Tx 200Tourex 6-24JSB 8.4
Marc S90AA TX 200Hawke 6-24Crossman 7.9g
Tony L87HW97 KTBSA 4-14×44JSB RS
Tony R83AA TX 200Stoegar 8.5g
Jeff H 82AA TX 200Sighron STACJSB Exact
Francis D **72Browning LeverageDiscovery 3-12JSB RS
Cash L ** J45Crossman StealthOpenCrossman Destroyer
Daniel D  J40Stoeger S4000StoegerH&N 8.5g
Match Results
November 1, 2021

The Fudd

Match Report, Oct.30, 2021 by Bob Wall on behalf of Zack Harde, Port Colborne Match Director.

First the thank yous have to go out to; Port Colborne and District Conservation Club! for the use of their fine Range. To Danny K, our Port Colborne member liaison. He also, opened up the place early that morning and provided the snazzy sight in targets. Thanks Danny!! Zack Harde did a great job as match director. Big thanks Zack! Chris for his big pots of hot tasty chili and the Fudd hats. Thanks Chris! The Fudd counts on all hands to pitch in and help and it was a success due to your help. The work was completed quickly as everyone helped out. Thanks to you all, this was a great event!

This week leading up to the Fudd the weather looked foreboding, with heavy rain and cold windy conditions forecast. This had many thinking hard as to if they would shoot this event. And others concerned about just how many would attend. After all there were huge pots of Chris’s delish belly warming Chile to be eaten. Zach had his second shoot as match director to run and this was the Fudd no less.

But the spirit of the Fudd prevailed. The weather was, while not ideal, a lot better than forecast. The rain held off, the wind was light and temperature was not an issue either. There was a fair bit of water and mud to deal with and some regretted their foot ware choices. Most had no complaints and considered it a stroke of luck that the weather conditions were as favorable as they were.

The day started off early for most of us. Danny K was first on site and wasted no time opening both buildings. Then he started setting up the sight in range. While heading out to set up a lane as promises, when Ryan, one of the newer shooters to our gang, showed up looking to help out. So pointed him in Danny’s direction. Another early riser Dennis E who pulled in as I was walking out over the soaked field to put my targets out, pig and Rabbit. Zack, George and Lanny also arrived to set lanes. The Fudd was beginning to take shape and it was barely day light.

Then I saw Craig a gentleman I met at Estonia house, who had come out to check and see what field target was all about. By this time Ryan and Tom K had made their way out to help also. Very short work was made of the set up as more of the regulars pitched in and before you knew it, it was finished. Zack was well pleased with everyone’s efforts and the speed in which the work was finished.

Back to the clubhouse as we were anxious to get ready to shoot the sight in range. Zack had to concern himself with the business of the day. Sign in sheets; score cards, COVID questionnaires, waivers and the shooters meeting and such. Chris had a crew helping and the chili was being set up. Rob G had arrived and was busy helping out. Rob W was here and had his Know Your Limit shooting stuff with him. Larry C was out to shoot for first time in a long while. Ted, whom I met and shot the July match with was here. Art had his CO2 gun and was ready to give her a go. Was good to see James L was here and Tony R again. Mike P and Geoff Mac were here too. Mark and Peter were pulling in to park. I saw Brian W under the canopy and Larry Y, who had his .177 Puncher Jumbo ready to go. Then Tony L showed up as I was back to the car for gun and case. Was a nice turn out for sure. 11 shooting PCP and 12 shooting Piston.

Over to the sight in range and a big thanks to Danny K for the great sight in target sheets that he provided. They all had large distance numbers printed right on the sheets. Looked so Pro! Thanks Danny.

Then we had the shooters meeting. Which was brief and to the point. Everyone paired up and trudged through the socked field to the woods to start. Heard someone comment that it was nice to have a single score card. Think it was Mark that said it. But it was and shooting straight through the 15 lanes was nice too.

Hot line was called and the sweet familiar reports of springer and PCPs rang out through the damp woods. Along with the satisfying sounds of targets dropping and the disappointing tings of face plate hits. The fun had begun! Targets were of the usually sort, but full size hit zones, well for the most part. They were all at far and medium distances. With the over cast skies you had to look hard to see some of the longer distance targets. Ones placed in narrow lanes looked intimidatingly far away. We did have standing and kneeling lanes as well. Two targets per lane with 15 lanes.

First Cold line called, I missed Jeff H, who could not escape from work. Also thought of rest of our comrades who did not make it out today. Boys you missed a good one and sorry you could not make it out.

Then Chris’s voice ripped through the back ground inquiring if I could hit anything with the piece of crap gun I was shooting. Laughing as he cruised by on his track chair. Peter’s prismatic scope was generating a lot of interest among the shooters, all wanting to check it out. Looked great mounted on top of his ,177 MK II FX Impact with the red laminate stock.

The shooting flowed well with just a few cold lines. After the shooting was done everyone stayed to pull the targets and wind up the strings. This took no time as all hands helped out. As we headed back to clubhouse the sight in range was taken down already.

Rob G was setting up to serve the food. And scores were submitted to Zack. Results were announced; First was Tony L with 112 in PCP and George H first in Piston with 110. But second place was tied in both PCP and Piston. Not only tied but get this by the same score of 109. Brian W and James L 109 each in piston. Larry C and Mike P with 109 each in PCP. As was agreed by all, coin tosses, not shootouts, were used to determine second in both divisions. James winning the toss in Piston and Larry winning the toss in PCP. all the winners got Fudd hats and a pick at prize table. The 50/50 draw was held.

Then the eating began, two kinds of chili to choose from. Cookies, Mimi chocolate bars chips, water pop and G Mac’s Fudd carrot cake. Everyone was eating and talking ’til they had their fill. Enjoying one of the best parts of the Fudd – friends, food and camaraderie. This year’s Fudd was a yummy, yummy success!

Full scores below

PCP

First – Tony L 112

Second – Larry C 109

Third – Mike K 109

Fourth – Lanny H 106

Fifth – Rob G 105

Sixth – Bob W 100

Seventh – Chris H 98

Eighth – Larry Y 85

Ninth – Peter E 82

Tenth – Geoff Mac 72

Eleventh – Art W 48

Piston

First – George H 110

Second – James L 109

Third – Brian W 109

Fourth – Mark K and Ted G 102

Fifth – Rob W 101

Sixth – Tom K 98

Seventh – Ryan Z 90

Eighth – Tony R and Zack h 89

Ninth – Dennis E 88

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