Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Shooters News -- The Week Ahead for MN area shooters - Aug 31

The Week Ahead
 There are 5 good choices for Rifle matches this coming Weekend. So there is a little something for everyone.  There are 3 days of Highpower shooting at the Eau Claire Rifle Club,  and 2 days of Small Bore shooting at Mpls Rifle Club.   
 The traditional Labor Day Weekend weekend of Highpower matches at Eau Claire starts off on Saturday morning 0900hrs with a Mid Range Prone match to be shot at 600 yds.  This is an 4x20, Any Rifle (NRA)  80 shot match starting with 2 any sight matches, then 2 Iron sight matches. F Class shooters invited, of course.    Sat & Sunday program Click Here
 Sunday's match is an 80 shot OTC, and this will be followed on Monday Sept 6th with a M-1 Garand match. 1903 Springfields and 1917 30.06 Enfields also allowed.         Garand match Program -- Click here   

Small Bore
 From George Minerich:
"Hi All: 
On September 4 & 5 the Minneapolis Rifle Club is hosting a Regional 3-Position Smallbore match.
It would be a good weekend to get your smallbore match rifle out and have some fun!
The match program can be found at mrra.org under the "Smallbore" radio button.
George Minerich MRRA Pres.                  Click Here for Program     

Small Bore Wind Mill  -- Make your own!   
A couple years ago when I started shooting more Small Bore Prone matches out west, (where the wind blows most of the time), my shooting friend, Bill Luth and I looked into buying the little wind mills used by most of the shooters.  After finding out that they cost upwards of $140, we decided make our own, and save $100---(yes, we are cheap skates, and proud of it! ). 
If you want to make your own Sm Bore wind mill,- it's easy enough and saves money for more ammo.   These work as good as the commercial ones, can be adapted to your needs, and are a good craft project for Junior shooters.   Click here for parts list and Pictures

Notes:  From Larry Sawyer
"Friends-I know this is late notice, but... we just put this together. 
 I am running a NRA/USAS Level 1 Rifle Coach Certification Course the weekend of September 25th, in Richfield, MN. (Just south of Mpls.) We will start Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.- 9:00p.m. The class will continue Saturday morning at 09:00 running until 5:00, and then Sunday from 09:00 to about 4:00. 
American Legion Post 435 in Richfield is the sponsoring organization. Cost will be about $125-$140; we'll have a final number in about two weeks as we nail down specifics.
 Registration is being handled by Mr. Linn Laage. Linn's email address is:  l.laage@comcast.net
 This course is ideal for anyone who:
- has expired NRA Rifle Coach credentials, or
- is a Rifle Instructor and wishes to go the next level, or
- wants to run an American Legion based junior shooting program, or
- has no formal credentials but is already coaching rifle shooters in a club, or
- works in a JRTOC environment and needs the credentials, etc., etc.
 In other words, anyone coaching other shooters, especially juniors, or even rifle shooters themselves who want a better understanding of the sport of competitive rifle shooting, will find this class very useful and informative.  It is not required that you have Rifle Instructor credentials first. There are no formal pre-requisites for the course. The NRA, USA Shooting, and the Civilian Marksmanship Program all recognize completion (and passing) of this course as having fulfilled the requirements to become a Certified Rifle Coach.
 Please contact me if you have questions about the course. If you are ready to register, please contact Mr. Linn Laage at the email address above. Please forward this email to anyone whom you think may be interested. I hope to see you at the class!
 Best Regards,--Larry Sawyer 
  NRA/ USAS National Coach Development Staff, Andover, MN  -    763-757-2452   

Corrections:    From Jack Kollmer
Yes it is good to see Gordy shooting again.  But you have your facts wrong as far as the Marksmanship Coordinator for MNARNG, that position was always held at the Adjutant Generals office by an Officer who worked full time for MNARNG.  Our strongest supporter was Col. Clinton G. (Buck) Johnson back in the 60's, and 70's who lived in the Stillwater, Minnesota area and on the private side made a Buck scent that was very popular with deer hunters. Don't take my word for it contact G. W. Johnson from Faribault!!  Remember me I built you an x-ring shooting M-14 Rifle.
Jack R. Kollmer, MNARG retired   

Jack, I remember learning a lot about Service Rifle shooting from you, and that rifle you built me was indeed an X-Ring gun.  I also seem to remember that just a couple years ago, you came out of retirement for the Duluth Championship match and won the 300 yd Rapid trophy with an M1A.  It would be nice if you would grace us with your presence again sometime.
Two Weeks out--
Sept 11-12  --  Hunter Lake 9/11 Mid Range championship -- NWGC Duluth   Program Click Here 
Sept 11 --  Service Rifle 50 shot OTC --  Bald Eagle Sportsman's club -- White Bear Lake     Program click Here
Sept 11-12  --  Wisconsin Long Range 4man Team Champ --  Lodi    Program Click here 
Sept 12  --  300 meter match at MRC  -- no program available     

Don't Forget:
Highpower matches at Eau Clair Sat--Mon, and Small Bore 3P at MRC Sat and Sunday. I might see you all at Eau Claire Sat if I find a ride. 

That's all folks

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