Prone shooters will be in a quandary this weekend with 2 good prone matches going head to head on the same days, due to an accidental scheduling error. We all know the difficulty and hard work it takes to put together area match schedules with 5 different Rifle clubs competing for different dates. So, I think that we are lucky that this doesn't happen more often, and with more and more matches being scheduled, it becomes more difficult. I also see one of the problems as being that less shooters these days are willing travel very far to competitions, and want the local club to schedule more matches close to home.
Are you ready? Oink, Oink! Yes this is the weekend of the Pig Roast Matches at the Eau Claire Rifle Club. Saturday, July 21st, the competition will center on the 600 yd line, and shooters will fire 4 matches of twenty rds for record, with 2 sighters allowed in each match. Then after the shootin' is over - the Pig Roast begins!!! "BBQ MENU: Pig Roast!!! Baked Beans!!! Cole Slaw!!! Potato Salad!!! Rolls!!! (Refreshments will be provided also)."
After a comfortable night's rest in the ERC's nice camp ground-- on Sunday, July 22, there will be an 80 shot OTC match commencing at 0900hrs. Don't be late. RSVP
Click Here for Match info and Entry
Long Range shooters will be heading to Gopher Rifle and Revolver Club this weekend for the Minnesota Long Range, and the Minnesota State Palma Championship. The top notch GRRC long range shooting facility, will host the 1000 yd Championship matches on Saturday, July 21st. Shooters will go to the line and fire 3 strings of 20 shots for record
with unlimited sighters allowed for each match in a 30 min time period.. Shooters must have reasonable Zeros to get on paper.
If you haven't ever shot a Palma match, this is a great way to get into long range shooting. With good 600 yd zeros from Mid Range matches, it's not difficult to get on paper at 800 yd, then 900, and finally 1000 yds. The 800 yd target is not a difficult target score on because it is the same target you use back at the 1000 yd line and the 10 ring is very generous at the shorter distance. Click Here for Match program and entry.
I just knew it would be a "fun" match - and it was. Last Saturday, I headed up to GRRC bright and early, to participate in the CMP Games, that Tom Torborg, and Kurt Borglaug, were putting on. I had heard that they aimed more at having fun than serious competition. This match was also billed as a fund raiser for the "M1 for Vets" program and proceeds were donated to that program. The day started out at the 'Red Shed' with Dave Anderson cooking a hearty breakfast for all, and then a short program and Flag raising by the VFW color guard.
After open festivities, the shooters moved down to the 200 yd line where most of the matches were shot. This was a Service Rifle match, mostly for obsolete service rifles, but you could shoot in the 'modern military' class if you brought a AR-15. Only a couple of us shot 'modern' guns, and most of the guys had brought out the M-1s, Enfields, Springfield '03s, and there was even a Swiss K31 on the line.
|Lunch by Dave A. and GRRC|
While it wasn't serious competition, I did have more fun at this match than I have had in a long time. I'll be back for the next CMP games at Gopher. Besides having some fun, we did raise some money for the M1 for Vets program. Double the pleasure. More pictures of this match to be posted here asap.
Small Bore prone at MRC
Ross Ewert is the Man! Ross shot only 3 nines in 160 shots in the Mpls. Rifle Club's monthly 1600 match, to finish with an awesome score of 1597 out of a possible 1600 pts. 130 of Ross's shots were Xs ! That's 81% Xs !
|Erhard's 100 yd clean|
Ross's 1597 score is top for the day, with Steve K. -1594, 2nd, and Stacey gets the Ex class win with a 1587.
Adults outnumbered the Juniors this match and a good time was had by all.
Next up for Prone SB shooters is the Metric Regional on Aug 4-5 at MRC. Click here for entry info
1. Good shooting to all those headed to Camp Perry for the Nationals
2. Correction: Kevin Bangen won the Sitting Rapid Fire St. Champ not Jim Biles as I erroneously reported last week. I know Jim won something, as he is holding a trophy in the winning photo. Congrats to both.
Two Weeks Out:
July 28-29 Minn State Mid Range Prone Champ at Elk River -- Program Click Here
Aug 4-5 Poor Man's Camp Perry OTC and Mid Range at Duluth - Program Click Here
That's All Folks!