Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Shooters News for the MN area -- Apr 25, 2012

The Week Ahead
With temperatures forecast to be in the Mid 50s, mostly sunny sky's, and just a moderate breeze from the East, traveling shooters will be heading to the Eau Claire rifle club for a weekend of historically great matches.  On Saturday, Apr. 28, the shooting contest will be a Mid Range 4X20 prone match to be shot all at 600 yds.  On Sunday, Apr 29, the competition will change to an "Over the Course" style match, with shooting from the Standing, sitting, and prone position, at 200 yds to 600 yds.  With the Eau Claire rifle club, being only a 2 hr drive (in the Corvette) from Mpls., this has always been a popular and well attended match.
   Match Program--- click here         Weather forecast for Eau Claire --  click here

Last Weekend   
Traditionally, in the past, the full-on shooting season in the Minn area has started with a weekend of matches at the Eau Claire Rifle Club on the 4th weekend of April.  This year a couple rifle clubs of winter deprived shooters pushed the season a little and scheduled matches last weekend. Elk River Sportsman's Club held a wind clinic, and Mid Range prone match.  I understand this match was well attended, but no results were forwarded to me for posting. GRRC held their ever popular annual Service Rifle Clinic and "Fun" match.   
    From Kurt Borlaug:  "Gentlemen, We (GRRC)  completed our clinic yesterday with 21 shooters, the last relay getting a bit damp. The Vintage Match had to be canceled due to weather. Our next event will be May 5th and will consist of two 30 shot Games matches, followed by GRRC's first Vintage Sniper Match."
    Maybe the weather will be better next year.

Rear Sight Diopters --  Testing and selection 
 Capt. Bob Peasley has recently finished doing some testing of Rear Sight Diopters and written up two reports for this blog. I have added these two excellent articles to my "Old Eyes and Iron Sights"  series. All 7 articles on this subject are available to be read or downloaded on the blog (right hand column).          
Scroll down here to see both of Capt. Bob's articles on Rear Diopter testing.         

Two Weeks Out
    Make your plans now.

   May 5th --  CMP Military rifle match at GRRC --- Match program:  Click Here 
   May 5th --  Vintage Sniper Rifle Team match at GRRC  --- Match program: Click Here
   May 5th & 6th -- 2 day OTC NorthStar Rifle Club --- Match program: Click Here

That's all Folks !

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