Shooters News for the Minn Area - October 23rd, 2014
Next Weekend Last Chance ! Just a reminder, but your last chance to shoot an outdoor prone match is this weekend !
200 yd Sm Bore match
Never one to give up on the shooting season I am
going to run a Smallbore (yes 22 rim-fire) Prone 200 yard match at the Minneapolis Rifle
Club (on Oct 25th). This will probably be the last time to shoot prone outdoors until
spring. It should be a lot of fun! Click Here for match bulletin and entry info
George Minerich MRC X.O.
I wish I could shoot this match, but I'll be at the AZ Long Range
Regional -- then next week the F-class Nationals. The season is just
getting started here in the shooting paradise we call Phoenix, AZ. Here
are a few more matches you might consider attending for a winter
shooting vacation that will be held at Ben Avery Range a few miles north
of the city (PX). Click Here for Video of Berger SW Long Range Nationals Feb 2015)
Well, the weather for our
first Sniper Team matches at the MRC range turned out nice for a late October
match and no Snow or frost was seen! We had 4 teams compete for top bragging
honors and every one came with their game faces on!
Stage one was “The walking
man” named after the fact that you have to fire at a moving IPSC pistol target
at 200yards. Most found it to be a bit of a challenge but Bruce “The Hammer”
nailed it every time!
Stage two was “Bullseye”
where you have to shoot at a 100y three bull target at 200y. The targets pop up
for only 4 seconds and you have to fire at the target with a 1” square orange
spotter in the center,,,, Oh and did I say the previous shot is marked with an
orange golf tee? Hit the wrong target and loose the 10 points and get a 5 point
Stage three was “Call the
Shot”. Nine six inch paper plates with numbers 1-9 spray painted on them with
light gray primmer pant are placed randomly on the target in 3 rows of 3.
Targets again only pop up for 4 seconds and your spotter has to call out the
plate to shoot at,,,, Ooops, did I also forget to tell you that the RSO calls
out what plate is hot as the targets are coming out of the pits?? Bruce “The
Hammer” and Phill “The Philly Dog” both cleaned this stage also!
Stage four was “The Balloon
Race”. On this stage 9 balloons were put in the same 3 rows of 3 just like in
the plate match. This sounds easy but shooting at blowing around balloons at
200 yards is no walk in the park! Each team is allowed 20 rounds total and a 5
second penalty for each miss shot. As cream comes to the top,,, Bruce “The
Hammer” and Phill “The Philly Dog” both did a fantastic job at this stage with
only 1 miss and a target time of only 15 seconds for a score of 20 with the one
At the end of the match it
was Bruce and Phill at the top of the ranks and grinning ear to ear! But when
it came down to it,,,, all the teams were winners and every one had a blast! I
hope to have some match dates set for 2015 set soon and up on the MRRA and MRC
Hope to see you all there
Team Scores :
& Phill 431 Match Winner!
& Mike 381
& Adam 318
& Kathy 294
Thanks Steve for sending in that match
report. Looks like you all had some fun! I'll bet next year there will
be a bunch more folks out there pulling triggers in this match. That's All Folks !