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July 15, 2001

Waterloo Field Target Club Canada July 15, 2001

Shooter Gun Scope Pellet Total /60
Open Class        

A Division

       
1) Lanny Hann CR97 SE Leup 18- 40X Baracuda 58
2) Mike Ferarra NJR 100 Leupold 18-40 Baracuda 55
3) Tim MacSweyn AA s300 Tasco 8-40X Baracuda 54
4) Bert Habicher AA s300 Simmons 6.5-20X Baracuda 54
5) Dennis Eden Anschutz 2025 Leupold 35X Baracuda 49
6) George Harde TX 200 B&L 8-32X H&N Trophy 48
7) Bill Horodecky Pro Target .22 Bushnell 6-18X .22 CP 14.3 47

B Division

       
1) Hans Bormann Pro Target Leuplod 18-40X Baracuda 46
2) Andrew Horodecky Pro Target .22 Bushnell 6-18X .22 CP 14.3 43
3) Danny Reginato AA s300 B&L 6-24X Baracuda 40
4) Doug Diver Anschutz 2025 Leupold 6.5-20X Kodiak Match 10.6 39
5) Noel Sedman PCP Bushnell 4-12X CP 10.5 21
6) Tom Zumpe BSA Leupold 2.5X CP 7.9 10
         

 

It was a great summer day with a breeze that sometimes gusted up to about 15 mph.  The long shots were again the problem, with many of the misses coming at long range.  Lanny, who shot only for the second time in FT, only missed two long ones on the day.  Great shooting, Lanny.  Mike came in at lunch without a miss and continued that way until the last 5 shots.  Since his score ended up a 55/60, I don’t have to tell you what he did on those last five.  I’m not going to say anything!  I managed to place third in the A Division with a 54.

 

Hans placed first in the B Division with a 46, followed closely by our junior shooter, Andrew, with 43.  Danny rounded out the award winners in this division with a 40.

 

The 3/8” kill zones caused some problems, as did a dark coloured duck in the shadows at 50 yards.  The 54-yard target in the tricky wind section of the course humbled most of us, however a few shooters put it down both times.  There was a good range of difficulty at this match and it was a good tune-up for or Canadian Championships on August 18 and 19.

 

Thanks to Hans for doing most of the preparation work and presenting the awards.

 

I hope we get a good turnout for the Championships and I’m sure it will be a great match.  I’m looking forward to seeing George and his wife Virginia again this year.

 

See you on the 18th.

Tim MacSweyn

June 17, 2001

Waterloo Field Target Club Canada June 17, 2001

 

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Shooter

Gun Scope Pellet Total /60
1) Bill Horodecky Pro Target .22 Bushnell 6-18X CP 14.3 53
2) Bert Habicher AA s300 Simmons 6.5 –20X Baracuda 52
3) Dennis Eden Anschutz 2025 Leupold 35X Baracuda 50
4) Hans Bormann Pro Target Leupold 18-40X Baracuda 49

B Division

       
1) Tim MacSweyn Ripley AR5s Bushnell 8-32X CP 10.5 49
2) George Harde AA TX 200 Bushnell 8-32X H&N Trophy 46
3) Greg Stopelli Pro Target Tarco 8-40X CP 10.5 45
4) Doug Diver Ripley AR5 Leupold 6.5-20X CP 10.5 39
5) Danny Reginato AA s300 B&L 6-24X Baracuda 34

Ties broken by longest string of hits

 

It was cloudy and wet on the trip to the match, but it cleared up before we arrived.  The sun came out and the wind rose, which made it a very pleasant day to be outside.  The temperature was in the middle 70s and the mosquitoes were literally blown away.  The 60 shots ranged from 10 to 50 yards.  The wind made it impossible for most shooters to hold on the kill zone for shots outside of about 30 yards.  I recall holding about 2” off the center of the kill zone, ¾” outside the zone to knock a 40 yard target down.  Of course, I missed the first shot to find out how far to hold over.  I was great fun and a valuable experience for doping the wind.

Bill, with his .22 Pro Target, fared the best on this windy day, knocking down 53 of 60.  Bert’s came a close second and Dennis rounded out the top 3 shooters.  I was just in the right place in the order to place first in the B division, followed by George shooting his TX 200.  Greg, who was in from British Columbia, placed third in spite of a long layoff since his last match.  It was nice to see Greg again and I was fortunate enough to be squaded with him for the day.

Hans dreamed up another fun match, this time with paintballs.  He glued the balls on targets and place 8 targets out, 2 at 20 yards, 2 at 30, 2 at 40 and 2 at 50.  To finish, a field target at 20 yards had to be knocked down to stop the timer.  A squad of 3 shooters had to splatter the paintballs and take the target down.  With the wind, the 50-yard shots were very challenging.  Bert, Doug and Danny shot first, but a team of Dennis, Greg and myself splattered the paint and took down the target in the fastest time.

Some of the regulars missed this match due to other obligations, but we hope to have them back for the rest of the matches this season.  As with every match I have been to, it was a great day and I look forward to the next one.  Keep shooting field target and spread the word.

Tim MacSweyn

May 6, 2001

Waterloo Field Target Club Canada May 6, 2001

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Shooter Gun Scope Pellet Total /60
Open Class
1) Rick Willaert Pro Target Tasco 8-40X Baracuda 53
2) Doug Diver Ripley AR5 Leupold 6.5-20X CP 10.5 51
3) Andrew Horodecky Pro Target .22 Bushnell 4-12X .22 CP 14.3 50
4) Mike Ferarra NJR 100 Leupold 18-40 Baracuda 49
5) Bert Habicher AA s300 Simmons 6.5-20X Baracuda 49
6) Dennis Eden Anschutz 2025 Leupold 35X Baracuda 48
7) Tim MacSweyn Ripley AR5s B&L 36X CP 10.5 48
8) Hans Bormann Pro Target Leuplod 18-40X Baracuda 44
9) Bill Horodecky Pro Target .22 Bushnell 4-12X .22 CP 14.3 42
10) Danny Reginato AA s300 B&L 6-24X Baracuda 37
Piston Class
1) George Harde TX 200 B&L 8-32X H&N Trophy 48
2) Will Kwan TX 200 HC Burris 8-32X CP 7.9 41
3) Sandro Assogna RWS 46 4X .22 CP 14.3 19
4) Tom Zumpe BSA Leupold 2.5X CP 7.9 13
5) Bob McGillivrae Slavia 631 Iron Sights ? 4

 

The day finally arrived for our first match of the season.  The weather cooperated and 15 shooters arrived to compete, many of them rookies or second time shooters.  There was also an Airgun show that drew people to the venue to witness Field Target first hand; there was a great deal of interest.

The match consisted of 60 shots, from 10 to 54 yards.  There was a fair amount of wind and just to make it more interesting, it had switched and was coming from the opposite direction from what we are use to.  In the afternoon, it switched back and was coming from the Southwest again.  The course was quite challenging, with a target in a wire cage, another behind a hollow log you had to shoot through and the long shots in the wind.  The competition was great as the top 5 were only separated by 5 shots and the top 7 by 6 shots.  Rick Willaert did the best job of figuring out the wind and putting down the “trick” shot targets.  He was followed closely by Doug Diver, who shot very well, and second time shooter, Andrew Horodecky, who is a junior to boot.  Great shooting, Andrew!  The rest of the open shooters were bunched together and not far off.

George Harde won the piston class with a 48 that matched many of the PCP shooters.  He is toying with the idea of a PCP gun; be afraid.  Will Kwan followed George and then three newcomers rounded out the piston class.

It was great to see Bill and Andrew back and also to welcome Sandro, Tom and Bob, who were new to the sport of Field Target.  I think Bob may use a scope next time.

Hans set up a fun shoot after the match, consisting of 15 targets from about 15 to 40+ yards and a team of three shooters had to put them down as quickly as possible.  The last target stopped the timer.  The team of Dennis Eden, Doug Diver and myself cleared the course in 45 seconds to win the quick shooters bragging rights.

It was just great to get out and shoot a match with the crew from Waterloo.

 

Tim MacSweyn

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