The Week Ahead for Shooters
The coming weekend is Service Rifle weekend. Elk River Sportsman's Club will be hosting the Service Rifle State Champ. individual Match on Saturday, and then Leg match #2 on Sunday.
But First --- This past weekend, North Star Rifle Club hosted the Prone Mid Range championships. Saturday was the best weather for rifle match shooting yet this season ----sunshine, low humidity, light wind and low 70s made for a perfect day to be contesting the Mid Range title. Saturday was Iron sights and in the first 300 yd match two shooters set the stage with clean 200 scores--Bill Lair, and Stacey Tamulinas. In the 2nd 300 yd match, Stacey, Capt. Bob, and yours truly cleaned the target, but moving back to the 600 yd line, Stacey led Morgan Dietrich, and the group by 2 pts. No 200s were shot in the two 600 yd matches, but Stacey lost only 3 pts to finish the day with a great 797-46x and 4pts ahead of Morgan, Capt. Bob, and Bill Lair, all tied for 2nd at 793s.
On Sunday, another fine weather day at the range, the shooters traded Iron sights for Any sights (scopes) and started again by shooting two 20 shot matches at 300 yds. Again, 2 shooters, Elliot Zunich, and Stacey T., cleaned that first match. Morgan dropped only one pt back with a 199 and then shot a clean 200 in the 2nd 300 yd match, along with Omer Hamer and Stacey to stay within 5 pts going back to the 600 yd line. All 3 had just shot 200s with the same amount of Xs--15Xs. Omer Hamer was the only one to shoot a clean at the 600 and beat all the High Masters in that Match. With solid holding and a pair of 199s, in the two 600 yds matches, Stacey edged away to a 10 pt lead and the Championship for the weekend over 2nd place, Morgan Dietrich, and 3rd place Bill Lair.
F-Class shooter Ben Winget, shot amazingly tight on that very hard F-Class target to post a 1588-85x, including shooting 200s on both 300 yd targets and one 600 yd target Sunday.
Congratulations F-Class Champion Ben Winget, and Prone Mid Range Champ Stacey Tamulinas
Pictures from this match are posted Below
There was a 50yd Small Bore match at Elk River -- No News
300 meter prone Match at MRC -- No News
The week ahead
If you own a Service Rifle, this is your weekend for match shooting. Elk River Sportsman's Club will be hosting the Service Rifle State Champ. individual Match on Saturday, and then Leg match #2 on Sunday. Saturday is the 80 shot OTC individual Champ match, followed by the 600 yd part of the Service Rifle Team match, then Sunday starts with the short range part of the team match -- and about 11:00 am, every service rifle shooters favorite match --the Leg Match-- will start. The qty of Leg points up for grabs is based on how many shooters are entered, so grab that service rifle, 50 rds ammo and come out to enjoy this match.
Service Rifle St Champ Program: http://mrra.org/downloads/elk_river/09SR_Champ.pdf
Thursday June 18 -- GRRC High Power practice
Saturday June 20 -- Elk River Sportsman's Club -- Service Rifle St Champ Individual and LR team.
Sunday June 21-- Elk River sportsman's Club -- Short range Team, and Leg match #2
Monday June 22 -- GRRC Prone Small Bore league and Elk River F-class (check)
Tuesday June 23-- North Star HP league, and Elk River HP league (Check)
Looking ahead Two weekends from now
Saturday June 27, --GRRC will be hosting the Bob Hall 80 OTC
Saturday June 27 -- Small Bore -- Mpls Rifle club -- 1600 prone conventional outdoor
Sunday June 28 -- Leg Match #3 for the last-chance service rifle shooters. GRRC is getting spruced up for these matches, hope we'll see you there.
1. -- 300 meter 3P matches at MRC have been rescheduled from July 12 to Oct 11
2. -- Mid Range Prone Team Champ has been rescheduled from Saturday Sept 19th to Sunday Sept 20th at NorthStar
3. -- NRA Regional OTC maybe rescheduled to Sept 19 at North Star
4. -- As many of you know, iconic service rifle shooter and gun smith, Derrick Martin's Accuracy Speaks Gun Smithing shop was burglarized a couple of months ago and the thieves made off with all of his rifles and work in progress. This was a devastating blow to Derek's business and he has been a strong supporter of all of our programs and shooters over the years. This Saturday, both the Rio Salado Sportsman's Club and the Phoenix Rod & Gun Club are hosting benefit matches to give back to Derek in a small way, to show our appreciation for all of his efforts. All proceeds from both matches will go directly to Derek. So......if you happen to be in Phoenix this weekend ....or want to help...... I think I'll send in an entry, but with a note that I probably wont make it out there.
Accuracy Speaks-- http://accuracyspeaks.com/public_html/index.html