Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Weekend Ahead -- Shooters News

Just a short msg this week about a few activities for Minn Shooters.  I have been neglecting my duties as Blog master here this past couple weeks, as I have been working on projects for the new target pits at my Out of Town range here at Rio Salado Sportsman's Club in Mesa, AZ.  We are building a whole new complete set of target pits at the 300 yd line, so all phases of OTC matches can be shot from the regular 500yd line.  200yd standing, Sitting and 300yd reduced rapid will be shot on the new pits 200yds out in front of the 500, and then pullers will move to the old pits for mid range 500 yds slow fire. This arrangement will lessen the need for folks to be down range during OTC matches and subject to possible bullets falling out of the sky from ricochets off the main public range. So Bill Luth and my self have been making all new target frames (4' x 6') and uprights for the 15 new target carriers to be installed in the coming weeks. The pit wall is poured, catwalk is poured, footings for the target carriers are being poured today. Life is good.

Click for more pictures of new pit project

 Now back to business:

This coming Weekend for Minnesota shooters

Elk River Sportsman's Club - High Power
The regular HP season seems to be starting earlier and earlier every year.  This Weekend the Elk River Sportsman's Club will be hosting two days of shooting for Highpower shooters.  Saturday there will be a 4 x 20 600 yd any rifle prone match -- 2 twenty shot matches with irons and 2 with scope (F-class included).  Sunday's match will be at 80 shot OTC match.  The folks at ERSC always put on a good match -- so be prepared to have some fun.
See Program - click here

Ferges Falls Rifle Club -- Small bore
Junior and Open Class Small Bore shooters will be heading to Ferges Falls for the State 4 position Championship. Shooting will start Friday evening and continue through Sunday.The Junior shooters will start off each morning , followed by the Open Class shoot and Team match.
  See program -- click here

Gopher Rifle and Revolver Club -- work days
GRRC will be having its members involved in many work projects this weekend (both days) in order to get the ranges ready for the season and to complete new projects as well as regular maintenance work. Breakfast for all works to be served at the range.

State Service Rifle Team: -- no news

So you see there is no reason to sit home this weekend. Work days, socializing, and trigger pulling are all on the schedule --Winter is over.

Next Weekend:
Matches at Eau Claire Rifle club Both Sat and Sunday.  
Saturday Apr. 24   4 gun Mid range Prone -- shot at 600yds
Sunday   Apr. 25   80 shot  OTC  200yds thru 600yds
See program -- click here 


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