Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Week Ahead for shooters 7/22/09

The Week ahead
This weekend is the 3rd of the series of 4 match weekends for Northwestern Gun Club (Duluth) during the summer highpower season. Those that want to shoot a prone match near the cities can shoot the 50 yd Small Bore Prone at Elk River Sportsman's club or the NRA approved 3P Small bore match at Mpls Rifle Club.

But First
This past weekend Over the Course shooters looking for good competition went to the Eau Claire Rifle Club's Pig Roast matches and not only found good shooting, but a good time as well. Besides the great barbeque on Sat Night in the Range Camp ground, there were two good OTC matches, a 50 shot on Saturday and an 80 shot on Sunday. In that 50 shot match Sat, you would have had to have come really prepared, and shoot a 491 to win, and then you would have had to shoot more Xs than Randy Gregory who also shot 491 with 17x and then creedmore Elliot Farro who shot 491-21x like you did. Kevin Bangen did that and got the gold star for the day.
Sunday Elliot F. and RandyG. put a couple pts on Kevin in the Standing match, but let him and Sam Gottlieb catch up in the Sitting rapid match so that Kevin, Randy, and Sam left the 200 tied 11 pts down and Elliot F. back one pt. Kevin B. was not able to hold that point lead in the 300yd Rapid fire match as as he shot 196-10x to Elliot Farro''s 197-9x, and they went back to the 500 yd line tied with Sam Gottlieb all down 15pts, and Sam ahead on Xs. The 500yd line would be where the match was won. Sam's lead in the x count would not matter though as he shot 196 to the 197 fired by both Kevin B. and Elliot F.. They were tied in points but Kevins higher x count wins the match--- 782-27x. Think back. Kevin and Elliot F. tied on Sat for the win also. So the two day aggregate goes to Kevin Bangen on X count.
Congradulations Kevin Bangen
Complete results posted at

Palma Clinic at GRRC--- No News
50m Free Pistol at MRC -- No news
Carbine clinic at ERSC -- No news.

Small Bore --
This news from Larry Sawyer--
Jim-Thought you might like some info on my junior club, the Minnesota Centershots. We just returned from Camp Perry, where the NRA held their annual National 3-Position Junior Air Rifle Championships and Training Summit from July 1-3 at the CMP's 80-firing point electronic air rifle range, right on base, just to the right of Petrarca Range. Then on July 4-6th, USA Shooting and the CMP teamed up to hold their own National Championships at the same range. Here's a short write-up:
The Minnesota Centershots/MRRA team went to Camp Perry, Ohio for the NRA 3-Position Air Rifle Championships and the USA Shooting National Junior Olympic 3-P Air Rifle Championship on June 30, 2009. The team consisted of Emily Quiner, Alex Geisar, Adam McInerney and Patrick Sunderman, who were the Minnesota State 3P Air Rifle Champion Team. Emily Quiner is also the Women’s 2009 USAS Junior National Champion in International Air Rifle, gaining the title in April at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado..........................
Read the rest of Larry's write up at
Larry has also given me a brief description of the 5 main Small Bore Junior teams and I will post this on Thurs or Friday --on the Blog.
Thank You Larry.
If the other team coaches would like to post some news of their juniors Please send it in.

More Small Bore News--Minn. Junior Shooter Emily Quiner signs with Murray State University Rifle program
"Murray State Rifle Head Coach Allan Lollar announced the signing of Emily Quiner of Brooklyn Park, Minn.Quiner will join the MSU Rifle program in the fall as a freshman."
Read More----

The Week Ahead
As I said above, this is the 3rd of 4 Northwestern Gun Club match weekends coming up and the only 3 day match of the year. Take a day off Friday and head up there to be able to shoot 3 days of 80 shot OTC matches in one weekend---all among the Balsam Firs, and Pines at NWGC along the shore of Hunter lake. It does not get any better than this. See you there?
Small bore Shooters have two choices--- the 50yd prone match at Elk River on Sat. and a three position SB match at MRC also on Saturday.

The week ahead
Thusday July 23 -- GRRC Highpower practice 200
Friday July 24 -- 80 OTC at NWGC
Saturday July 25 -- 80 OTC at NWGC
Saturday July 25 -- 3P Small Bore at MRC
Saturday July 25
-- 50 yd SB at ERSC
Sunday July 26 -- 80 OTC at NWGC
Monday July 27 -- SB at GRRC and F-Class at ERSC
Tuesday July 28 -- HP leagues at Northstar and ERSC

TwoWeeks out
Prone shooters mark your calendars for Aug 1 and 2nd. There will be the Mid Range Championship at North star Rifle club those days. This is prone shooting (sling or F-Class) at 300yds, 500 yds, and 600yds.
Get out there and pull some triggers

No comments: