Thursday, May 23, 2013

Shooters News for the Minn Area - May 23

The Week Ahead   

Last weekend was all about Prone shooting, with the Highpower wind clinic and Mid Range match at Elk River Sportsmans Club, and the Prone Small bore matches at the same rifle club.

 This weekend is a big chance for the "Over The Course" shooters to finally get in a good weekend of Highpower position shooting.   NorthStar Rifle Club is hosting their first 2 day OTC weekend of the year.  Both Sat and Sun the fun starts at 0900 hrs with the 20 shot standing match from the 200 yd line. Shooters will also fire Rapid fire
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strings from the Sitting and Prone position, and finish up each day with a 20 shot prone match to be shot from the 600 yd line. NorthStar Rifle Club is a few miles north of the Cannon river on Hwy 61 so it's a short trip to shoot a good match.  
           Click Here for Match Program 

Don't forget the big  3 day OTC Weekend in Duluth at Northwestern Gun Club is just around the corner and this weekend's matches at Redwing are just the ticket to get you practiced up before heading North.  

Two Weeks Out - Plan ahead
Sm Bore
June 1-2.
Prone shooters who have a Small Bore match rifle can participate in Two days of tough prone shooting at the MN Sm Bore Outdoor Prone Regional.  Competitors will shoot eight 20 shots targets for a total of 160 shots for record each day (plus lots of sighters). This Regional Match will be held at the Mpls. Rifle Club June 1-2. 
        Click Here for Match program


May 31 -June 2
Head North to Northwestern Gun Club on the shores of beautiful Hunters Lake.  This could be your best shooting weekend of the year.  3 days of OTC competition at top notch rifle range will see competitors fire 4 matches a day for a total of 240 shots for record over the 3 day weekend.  If you can't shoot all three days, come up for one or two days.  Click Here for Match bulletin  

June 2 - Southern Mn shooters will have the oppertunity to contest their service rifle skills at the Iowa State Service Rifle Champ (300yd) at River City Rifle and Pistol Club, just a few miles North of Mason City, Iowa. Steve Hays is the match director.  Click Here for match bulletin.   

From: Capt. Bob   
 "Hello shooters   

You may recall my lens testing reports of fall 2012.  This spring I had 1 more thing I wanted to try.  As we know your zeros may change significantly when you change from one lens to another, even if they are of the same magnification.  My #1 240 NMC Mid Range Prone rifle had a 5” bloop tube which I decided to remove to reduce the sight radius.  The front aperture would not open far enough to get a good sight picture with that long radius.  Upon doing a quick bore sight it looked like the sights were pretty close to the zero with the bloop tube or perhaps a “little” to the right but probably on paper.  Well, I was right! It was a “little” right as seen in the picture.  As you can see an 87 gr. Hornady HPBT at 3200 FPS will penetrate 1/8” soft steel reasonably well!  As you can also see there have been other “penetration” tests on this target frame over the last 35 years.  Once again I have done the testing for you.  

That's All folks

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