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Match Results

 

January 23

Beautiful Southern California day.  Temperatures started around 48 and quickly warmed to around 70. No light breeze today. We had strong gusts throughout the match with wind indicators flying horizontally. Winds were left to right but occasionally shifted right to left. We had a total of ten shooters for the 48 shot, 12 lane course. Targets ranged from 3/8 inches to 1 1/2 inches. Scott Hall, from Morro Bay, came down and brought his (and John Bergquist) prototype self-resetting targets for us to use again and set the course with help from Ron Jobbes, Range Master. Once again the targets operated perfectly, however, one of the targets' hit zone reducers was shot off, unbeknownst to next shooters that benefited from the larger hit zone (lucky shooters). We had the two forced positions (kneeling and standing) today. For both lanes the hit zones were larger than usual (thanks Scott). Two shooters cleaned the standing lane and five cleaned knelling lane. Scott decided to shoot this match since his targets have been performing flawlessly and didn't have to oversee the match. He shot his custom-made Skyhawk. Vince Pacheco also made the trip from Morro Bay to shot with us. He shot his Daystate Wolverine. Tim Edmondson couldn't shoot his Kral Puncher today, so he brought out his HW 77 springer. Dennis Banez shot the match with his USTF again in Open class and is getting more comfortable with it each outing, shooting a 42 for the match and tying with Al Padilla for second overall top scorer, who shot his Air Arms S500 in Hunter class. Overall top shooter was Kelly Hawe shooting in Open class, with his Daystate Redwolf LPR. He came close to cleaning the course with a 47. Great match and thanks to all for coming out. Click on Match History at top of page for today's complete scores and below for Match Photos.     

 

January 8

For today's match we had clear skies with temperatures starting around 48 and reaching a high of 54, with an occasional slight breeze. We had a total of ten shooters for the 48 shot, 12 lane course. Range Master Ron Jobbes, eliminated the two forced positions (kneeling and standing) for this match and we had a course surprise--Scott Hall, from Morro Bay, came down and brought a number of prototype self-resetting targets for us to beta test. The targets were the basic metal targets used in Field Target, but they had an electronic devise that automatically reset the targets, eliminating the need for manually resetting with a string (see Match Photos). Plus, if the targets were hit and knocked down, they would produce short pre-recorded sounds, such as, animal sounds, bells, sirens, and voices. According to Scott, any sound that is downloadable is possible, or you can have them with no sound if you prefer. Scott and John Bergquist collaborated on the design and production. The targets operated perfectly, and everyone enjoyed the targets (more enjoyable if hit). Thanks Scott and John for letting us try out the targets. The cold weather affected a number of shooter's scopes and changed their POI throughout the match, which accounted for some of the low scores, and some shooters opted to shoot the forced positions although not required for this particular match (the targets may have been only half inch on the lane normally used for standing shots). Good to see John Cooke back out with his Air Arms S510 after he had issues with his gun last month. Had a respectable score of 20 for his first match, and Tim Edmondson, shooting a Kral Puncher, continues to improve his score with each outing.  Good shooting gentlemen. Dennis Banez shot the match with his new USTF and shot well with a score of 38. John Knapp was the lone springer (HW 97R) and managed a 35 for the match. Overall top shooter was Al Padilla with a score of 40 with his Air Arms S500, shooting in Hunter class. Great match and thanks to all for coming out. Click on Match History at top of page for today's complete scores and below for Match Photos.