Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Shooters News for the Minn Area - Sept. 29th, 2015

Last chance for Long Range!

Next weekend 
  It's going to be a beautiful fall weekend with temps in the 60s, glorious sunshine, and consistently east breezes of less than 8 mph---in other words the perfect weekend to shoot the last Long Range rifle match of the year here in the Minnesota area. (click here for up to date weather forecast) 
   This will be a great 'end of season' match weekend, so ck your ammo supply, and then come up to Gopher Rifle and Revolver Club Saturday, Oct 3rd. The action begins at 0900 hrs with a good ole' Palma match.  Starting at the 800 yd line, shooters will fire a 15 shot match, including unlimited sighters with a time limit of 22 min.  This is an easy target,-- high scores prevail and you get dialed in for the longer distances to be shot next.  Shooters will then move back to the 900 yd line for another 15 shot match, but only 2 sighters and then finish up doing the same at the 1000 yd line for a total of 45 shots for record and a possible point total of 450 max points for the days aggregate score.  The way the hotshot shooters from this area have been shooting this summer, I would not be suprised to see a 450 score this weekend in either or both the Sling or the F-class division. Watch for it.
  If you are  newer highpower shooter, these Palma matches are a good way to ease into long range shooting. Because they start a the 800 yd line on the big 6' x 6' target  Anyone with solid midrange zeros on their rifle will likely get on target first shot and then have little problem getting on target at the 1000 yd line.  
    So now, there you are -  all zeroed in for the Sunday matches at the 1000yd line.  
   On Sunday, Oct 4th, all shooting will be from the 1000yd line of GRRC's excellent Long Range shooting facility.  This is a well maintained picturesque range with many trees lining the sides to ease those gentle breezes, and plenty of range flags that never lie.   
    The course of fire will be three 20 shot matches for each shooter.  Highpower shooters will fire the first match with "Iron" sights and the last two with "Any" sights. 
   Camping on site is available to those who pre-register. Mark Schoess, match director - markschoess@yahoo.com
   Click here for match bulletin

Note: I wish to purchase an adj. butt stock for an AR-15 match rifle or a complete AR-15 lower receiver, match trigger, and adj. buttstock - contact Jim at ARman772@aol.com   The Adj. buttstock is the part I want the most.

Last Weekend 
  From Capt. Bob 
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 Hello Jim:  
Attached 3 files with pictures of the bulletin board at Eau Claire.  The Saturday F class match  was won by Pat Scully with a dandy 800X52.  

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  The Saturday sling match was won by Randy Gregory with a dandy 797X43.  And the Sunday OTC was won by J.R. Trehane with a dandy 780X28 shooting an AR15 service rifle.  One could not ask for better weather for a 2 day shootin' contest. Blue skies with about 62 deg at kick off and highs in mid 70's both days.  There was just enough wind both days to move a shot into the 9 ring if one were not paying attention. Note the only 200's shot by sling shooters were in match 2.  That's an any sight match and 3 of the 200's were fired with iron sight Palma rifles. That's the match where I had a 198X8 with an 8 at 6 O'Clock...........Huh?  Beats me..
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    As usual James Mellville with son Brian and the wife ran an excellent tournament with both days finishing by about 215PM. 
CAP-N-BOB  

Note:
This is the end of season news letter and Blog post. I have been doing this newsletter now for 6 years. At this time I am not inclined to continue next year.  I hope that it's publication has done something/anything to promote shooting sports here in the Minn area during this time.
    I want to thank those who understood the need for the promotion of our sport and have stepped up to the plate to contribute to this publication over the years--George MinerichErick Rhode for his excellent and timely match reports,  Capt. Bob Peasley for his tech. articles, general info, knowledgeable insite, and match reports,  Mark Havlik for his many contributions, and others. Thank you all for your support!  Your help made my Tuesday mornings much easier.

  Two Weeks Out  
Oct 10 - Small Bore long range match.  That's right, I said "Small Bore Long Range"!  This match will be shot from the 200 yd line of the Mpls Rifle Club with Sm Bore match rifles. I have not shot this match, but I have heard from one of the top Long Range shooters that it is lots of fun and reading the wind for Sb long range is just like shooting a Palma match from the 1000yd line.  Give it a try!
  Click here for match bulletin 

That's All Folks! 
 Hawkeye

2 comments:

Rusty Shanks said...

Hi Jim,
I will miss your informative and entertaining blog. I know it required a considerable amount of time. Thank You! . . . for doing it.
Regards,
Jeff Rivard

Rusty Shanks said...

Hi Jim,
I will miss your informative and entertaining blog. I know it required a considerable amount of time. Thank You! . . . for doing it.
Regards,
Jeff Rivard