Last weekend's annual Pig Roast matches in Eau Claire are in the books for another year. A good time was had by all and more later on that. The July Small Bore 1600 at MRC had a surprise winner on beautiful day with almost perfect conditions-- more later.
I am looking forward to this next weekends Mid Range Prone State Championship matches at RedWing's NorthStar Rifle club. It will be two days of comfortable prone shooting, outdoors, on the nice grass firing lines in what looks to be good weather for shooting. Saturdays shooting will be four 20 shot matches from 300 to 600 yds, --all prone, then on Sunday, it will be a little easier for us old guys as it will be an Any sight match and I can shoot a scope for a change. There will be an F-class, for the scope and bipod crowd, both days.
There will be good competition in all the classes from marksman to High Master. I think we will have the opportunity to meet one of our up and coming Sub-Junior shooters, Erick Haszelton, who I think is coming to shoot a .223 bolt gun.
See you all there ! Remember: These prone matches may be easy to shoot, but they are hard to win. Match entry and program: Mid Range Prone St. Championship
Note from Capt Bob:
"MRP shooters: North Star president Mike May just advised me he will be available to act as chef Saturday afternoon to cook brats & burgers after the match. I think we will be done by about 1500 and Mike will try to time the food so it's ready PDQ when we finish so not to much waiting.
PUH-LEESE let me know if you would be interested in staying so we can decide if it's worth the effort. Mike will show up Sat. about 1230-1300 to get a head count and go get the stuff." - Capt Bob
As one of the most popular match weekends of the summer, Eau Claire's Pig Roast matches were well attended as usual. Minn's Kevin Bangen seems to be running the table this summer. His consistent hard holding has won him many 1st places this summer and Eau Claire's Pig matches were no exception.
2010 Pig Roast Results
Next Sm Bore prone matches Aug. 7-8 at MRC -- Program click here
As many of you know there are some local long range shooters that are now involved at the top levels of that sport. We have had a Palma Development Team training session here at GRRC this summer and some shooters are going to be involved with the teams going to Australia this year and next year for the International Palma matches. Minn's Stacey Tamulinas has been selected to be Adjutant this year for the US Palma Team and is now working on the arrangements for the team to travel to travel to Australia later this summer and shoot matches. I asked him for a short run down on what is happening---
"Hi Jim:: There are 14 people going to AU. Bryan Litz, Bob Mead and I are the only guys going from the Mid-West. The rest of the guys and gals are from the east coast or the west coast. Bill Lair will be going with the Veterans Team This is going to be a trial run for the World Championships next year.
There are numerous forms, permits and licenses to acquire. The housing and and the range are new to this team. The team captain, coaches and shooters are learning as we go. The competition from the Brits and Aussies is going to be intense.
Best regards, Stacey "
No news from the Bald Eagle Service Rifle match.
Sat and Sunday July 24-25 --Mid Range Prone St. Championships -- NorthStar Rifle club match Program
Two Weeks out
Sat and Sunday July 31-Aug 1 -- long range St Championships -- GRRC Entry program
I hope to see you all at this weekends Mid Range Prone matches.
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