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Welcome to 2020 and the first FT Pistol match of the year. There was a strong turn out with 11 shooters making it out, including some first timers!
A great time was had by all and a big thank to those that helped with the setup and take down. A special thanks to Don I for making it all work and Tony R for wrangling the targets.
Everything went smoothly and we were out by 2:15 PM.
Note, the talk of a February make up match isn’t going to come together. The range is fully booked out. The next match is Sunday, March 1st so mark your calendars.
We’ll also get the get the emails out earlier for this one 😊
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|Open Sights||Score /96|
Shoot Safely, Shoot Often & Share Field Target!
Received word from the WFTF, World Field Target Association, that the USA has announced where they are hosting the 2021 World Field Target Championship – Yankton, South Dakota.
The dates have not been set, thought we have heard that the organizing committee is looking at sometime between August 15th and September 30th. It’s still a good bit in the future and we’ll post updates as we get more info. Interesting bit – they are looking to have a cap of 450 shooters!
Check out the site – WFTC 2021
HAHA Field Target Club
The last outdoor match for the Canadian FT season is in the books! The day dawned grey and windy with the air temp reading -3C. Seventeen hardy shooters showed up at the HAHA range for day worth of fun. Shout out to Hamilton Anglers and Hunters Association (HAHA) for their great facilities!
The day did warm up to about 3C… thought with the wind blowing down the range into the shooting area it certainly didn’t feel like it did! The shooters meeting kicked things off at 10 AM followed by forty-five minutes of sighting time. Very glad to have the time to see how our guns would perform in the conditions. The springers definitely appreciated it with some seeing shifts of 8 clicks and 1.5 mil dots. Once sorted we got to have fun in the HAHA wind.
We shot seven lanes with four targets per lane and two shots per target.
At one point the wind was going left to right, then flowing into the middle and finally settled to coming straight down the range. This made it really interesting for the close shots as we were seeing little mini leaf tornadoes dancing in random directions. Chris H added to the fun by introducing his new “small: read “5/16” – kill zones at this match. Had some of the .22 cal guys using their finest compliments for him (and everyone else for that matter). Good to see you’re making more friends Chris 😊
A few cold fingers and three hours later we wrapped up. Had everything back away in short order too. Everyone was eager to get to some place warm!
Missed those that couldn’t make it. Look forward to seeing you all in the spring.
Thanks to everyone that helped set up and take down. Went super-fast and smooth. Bigger thanks to Chris H and Brian W for organizing
the day – it was a pile o’ fun! And
biggest thanks to everyone for showing up and have a great time. Shout out to Randy, our first-time
shooter. Look forward to seeing you in
November 9, 2019
|WFTF||Piston||56||Jeff Hemming||36||TX200 Mk3|
Another Elmer Fudd, more simply known as the “the Fudd”, is in the books. Big shout out to the Port Colborne & District Conservation Club for letting us use their wonderful facilities.
The day dawned cool, 4C, and misty with a clear sky and bright sunshine. Or, in other words the start to a perfect day to be out on a FT course. By 10:00 AM we had one our biggest turn outs for the Fudd ready and raring to go – 15 PCP shooters and 13 Springers!
For those that are not familiar with the Fudd, it is our end of season gathering and is meant more as a fun shot than serious competition. It is where we bring out the rigs that have sat in the closet or are kept for special shoots just like the Fudd. All the kill zones are full size (thought this year, 1” crept in for some closer ones and the positionals) and Canadian Hunter rules are used. It makes for a pile of fun with a big chili feast at the end.
The course was spectacular – the Fall colours were just settling in, the odd acorn fell from the oak trees, the wind stayed home and dappled sunlight light the forest. The lighting did make for some challenges as the targets blending into the background and the shadows made finding some of them a trick. The woodland course was 17 lanes with two targets each and each target was shot twice. This meant a 68-shot course with a total of 136 points on offer!
Having said this was a fun shoot, things were very competitive. We had three shoots offs!
To make things a bit of fun we first had our chili feast. Big shout out to Chris Holmes and Brian Wernham for cooking up a storm. It was super tasty and definitely some welcome sustenance after being on the course for nearly four hours. Then we had the shoot offs! Kudos to everyone for doing it on such full bellies.
In the PCP division. The first was for second place and was between Chris Nicolson and Joel Goodwin. These two old hands made short work of it with Joel edging out Chris. The second was for fifth and sixth. This was an exciting one! It was both Heather’s and Tony’s first shoot off! They kept their nerves in check and handled it like seasoned competitors. After a couple of rounds Heather got the upper hand and clinched fifth.
In the Piston division we had a three-way tie for first between Brian Wernham, Ted Gibson and Tim MacSweyn. Each shot a score of 124. A bias here and shout out to the springers – these totals would have meant a three-way tie for fifth in PC and only five points out of first! Great shooting! After an entertaining series of rounds it was sorted, and Tim took the top honours.
Thanks to Tom Peretti for the being the Match Director, Dennis Eden and the other lane setters for getting the course ready. Biggest thanks are to everyone that came out and shot. It was great to see everyone and appreciate the effort to travel from near and far (e.g., Ottawa and Windsor)
See everyone in the spring!
|1||Larry Carroll||129||AA S400 MPR FT||JSB 8.4|
|*||2||Joel Goodwin||127||AA S510 Ltd Edition||JSB 13.4|
|*||3||Chris Nicolson||127||FX Royal 400||JSB 10.2|
|4||Lanny Hann||125||Theoben Rapid||CP 10.5|
|*||5||Heather Blain||119||AA S400 Xtra FAC||JSB 10.3|
|*||6||Tony Lau||119||Walther Rotak||JSB 8.4|
|7||Geoff MacGregor||116||AA S510||CPH 10.5|
|8||Larry Young||116||Benjamin Marauder||Crosman 14.3|
|9||Travis Cuppy||115||AA S510 XS||AA 10.3|
|10||Chris Holmes||113||Airforce Talon||JSB 14.3|
|11||Ashley Cuppy||112||AA S510 XS||AA 10.3|
|12||Peter Elsby||104||FX Streamline .22||Daystate Sovereign|
|13||Bob Wall||100||CZ Gauntlet||JSB 14.35|
|14||Tony Moosie||97||Marauder .22||JSB 14.3|
|15||James Sullivan||68||QB 78 Custom||JSB 8.4|
|*||1||Tim MacSweyn||124||AA TX200 SR||JSB 10.3|
|*||2||Brian Wernham||124||HW97||H&N FTT|
|*||3||Ted Gibson||124||AA TX200||JSB 8.4|
|4||George Harde||122||AA Pro Sport||JSB 8.4|
|5||Jeff Hemming||119||AA TX200||JSB 8.4|
|6||James Liu||118||HW97K||JSB RS 7.9|
|7||Marc Schelleau||114||AA TX200||CPL 7.9|
|8||Tom Peretti||111||Diana 52||H&N FTT|
|9||Dennis Eden||110||Theoben Imperator||JSB 8.4|
|10||Ryan Landry||97||Dianna 56||BM 10.6|
|11||Tony Raposo||97||AA TX200||JS 8.63|
|12||Danny Krautschek||63||Benjamin Classic .22||JSB 14.3|
|13||Reg Landry||57||HW 50||JSB 8.4|
October 19th, 2019
* Final position determined by shoot off
This past Sunday, October 6th was the last Field Target Match of the 2019 season.
Here’s a quick run-down of the day.
Under the threat of rain and cooler temperature a few hearty souls ventured to the FT course on the archery range at the Grenville Fish & Game Club.
To all our pleasant surprise the day turned out rather well. There was a brief smattering or rain about halfway through the course. Otherwise the overcast conditions kept the light nice and flat which greatly aided range finding. There was definitely some wind high up in the trees though little of it filtered down to the shooting level.
Competition was close with the PCP guys keeping a close eye on how each other were doing. John Birch pulled it out at the end Denis edging Denis by a single point. Dave continue his solid progress this season with a respectable 43. Great to see the hard work paying off! Tim took the hard road for the day, using is 8 ft/lb FWB300 to challenge the course. Great result Tim! Highlight light of the day was Dave Nix joining us in Hunter Piston. Great result and even better to see you out on the course!
Now for a bit of down time and prepping for next season. Look forward to seeing everyone in 2020.