My apologies for the delay in posting the scores for August and September.
The September match was the last match of the season and it ended with a bang! We had some of the highest scores since the beginning of the series.
Mike Ramella beat his last month’s score by 10 points, moving him up to a 770 and the top scorer of all the matches. Seems he’s pushing some of the others to work a little harder! We had some great scores. Seems Tim Liebel is getting his Zen on with a fine score of 585 in Factory class. Nice shooting, Tim. Our regular shooters, Don Granlie and Doug Kitzan, are putting in some really fine scores of 650 and 500, respectively. Dave Fettig and Adam Weber turned in some fine scores as well: 595 and 440, respectively.
The last two matches really had some excellent weather and participation. I want to thank all the guys that came out to participate and am looking forward to see you all back again next year. I’ll try to be more prompt with posting the scores.
I, also want to thank Doug Kitzan for runing the August match for me. Nice job, Doug! An added thanks to Lonnie Hanson for scoring.
We had one of those rare days when the wind didn’t blow, temp was perfect with cloud cover. Mike Ramella took advantage of the conditions and shot a terrific score of 760 in custom class! Also had some new shooters that will be coming back to try it again. Lonnie Hanson volunteered to help so we had her do the scoring. Thanks for your help, next time bring a gun and shoot with us also. Our next match is scheduled for September 23, bring your friends and come out for another fun day at the range. Thanks to all.
The first match of the season was held on 8 April. Eight competitors came out to find only a little snow remaining under the canopy and a fairly dry range. Seems the snow built up heavily under the canopy during the winter and managed to create enough force to break a 6×6 support for the new windbreak.
We had the usual winds so, rounds were not hitting where expected. Mike Leintz, a first time shooter at our match, earned his cross fire badge.
Scores were running high for the shooters familiar with range conditions. Here are the top shooters and scores:
Colin Weisz, 655
Joe Kramer, 565
Doug Kitzan, 440
Colin Weisz, 450
Doug Kitzan, 425
Mat Heimbuck, 265
Colin Weisz, 385
Doug Kitzan, 270
Eric Miller, 55
Check out the video I shot at the match. Nearly every shot Mike took left a smokin’ hot 200 yard trail from his .22/250. Not the usual atmospheric distortion you usually see through a spotting scope. Nor, is it the bullet coming apart, all hits were a nice, clean hole. Anyone have a clue? I’m thinking it’s condensation, but no one else’s bullets were doing it.
Thanks to all for participating. Hope to see you all next month, on May 13.
The final match of the season was held on September 24. Eight shooters came to test their abilities and the weather was cooperative.
I was a little concerned that the new wind break would increase the noise. But, the concern was unnecessary. Sound didn’t seem to be any different. The wind, however, was pleasantly reduced. It took a little getting used to, being “boxed” in after years of an open canopy.
Scores were running above average. Here are the top shooters and scores:
Don Granlie: 540
Doug Kitzan: 520
Amanda Sager: 300
Don Granlie: 495
Doug Kitzan: 490
Tim Liebel: 305