Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Northwestern Gun Club

The week ahead offers great matches to participate in.
But first ---the 1000 yd Regional was held last Sat and Sunday---very windy and trying conditions tested the long range shooters skill on Saturday during the Iron Sight matches. Gusty tail winds switching from one side to the other forced patience on the trigger pullers if they wanted to stay in the middle. Scores were down some what, but still some very good scores were posted. Stacey Tamulinas finished on top for the day with a fine 60 shot Iron Sight score of 579 and 17 Xs. Mathew Griffen topped the Master Class and beat all the other High Master shooters for 2nd over all with a 575 and 15 Xs.
Sunday saw pleasant temperatures, and just a nice SW breeze to test the Shooters for the remaining "any sight" matches. Stacey lost points with a cross fire in the first match, but still led Bill Lair by 3 Xs going into the final 20 shot match. Both shooters dropped only one pt, in the first 10 shot string but Bill Lair shot a 4 X-99 to Stacey's 2 X-99. So going into the last 10 shots, only 1X separated the two possible winners. Bill dropped 2 by shooting an 8 on the 15th shot, but Stacey shot two nines in a row, then two more nines while Bill shot only one, and Bill took home the 1000 yd Gold medal, while Stacey got the Silver. Elliot Zunich took home his first medal from a Regional by winning the Bronze. Congratulations to Bill Lair and all the competitors. The favorite caliber---6.5mm x .284 win.
Gary Lavalley, the manufacturer of the fine Phoenix Precision rifle sights, won the F-class award.
Pictures from the 1K Regional are posted ---BELOW

The Week Ahead: -- 5/20/09
Over the Course shooters -- vacation is over. 80 OTC at Elk River Saturday, first shots at 0900. For Service Rifle shooter, this is one of the matches to tune up at for the Leg Matches lined up for June. Prone shooters have a Mid Range Match Sunday -- also at Elk River. 0900 hrs-- one 20 shot match at 300yds and three 20 shot matches at 600 yds-----Any rifle (NRA), Iron sights, and F-Class Program see:,MR.pdf

Small Bore-
This is the weekend Small Bore shooters have been practicing for--- MRC is hosting the Conventional Outdoor Prone Regional 3200. Saturday is the Iron Sight match, and Sunday is the Scope Match (any sight)
Program;-- This is a championship match---Be there!

Thursday -- May 21 -- GRRC High power practice -- 600 yds
Saturday -- May 23 -- 1600 Small Bore Prone Regional at MRC
Saturday -- May 23 -- 80 OTC Elk river
Sunday -- May 24 -- 1600 Small Bore prone Regional at
Sunday -- May 24 -- Mid Range 80 shot at Elk River
Monday -- May 25 -- No GRRC Sm Bore-- Memorial Day
Tuesday -- May 26 -- Elk River High Power league and
North Star High Power league
Thursday -- May 28 -- Possible 1000 yd practice at GRRC

Looking Ahead 2 weeks:
Northwestern Gun Club will be hosting the "Livingston OTC Matches"--- May 30 and 31 will see 2 days of OTC 80 shot matches at my favorite range---NWGC on Hunger Lake. Nice range, and good folks to shoot with--Barbeque after the match Sat--I think so. It's a couple hr. drive North, but it's worth it. Camp at the range. There's even showers.

So, lets all get busy loading ammo and we'll see you at the up coming matches!

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