Overcast skies, very humid, temps with a high of 81, occasional slight breeze, and rain stopped in time for the match. We had a total of 11 shooters shooting in Hunter, Open, Freestyle and WFTF. Ron Jobbes, Range Master, set the course with help from others. Course consisted of 11 lanes, for a total of 52 shots (usually we have 48 shots). Four lanes (6, 7, 8 and 10) had three targets and offhand was eliminated for this match, all of which allowed for some extra longer distance targets and probably one or two closer small targets as well, and there were two targets placed in newly created locations in the vegetation where proper positioning of the shooter was necessary to ensure a clean shot through the brush. This all made for a challenging course. Two shooters were able to clean kneeling (lane 2): Al Padilla, shooting an Air Arms S500, and Vinnie Silva, shooting a Benjamin Marauder. This is Vinnie's second FT match and he did well overall with a score of 35. His Dad, Rick Silva, shooting a Benjamin Avenger, is also a new shooter, and wanted to improve his past score by at least 1 point. He did. I think he is pacing himself. Welcome to the club gentlemen. John Knapp, shooting his Steyr LG110, was top shooter for the match with a score of 48. Thane Thayer, shooting a FX Impact M3, also shot a great match and was one shot back. His downfall was missing all his kneeling. Great match gentlemen. Thanks to all for coming out. Click on Match History at top of page for today's complete scores and the button below for pics of today's match.
Clear skies, temps were in the mid to high 80's, with a slight swirling breeze. We had a total of 17 shooters shooting in Hunter, Open, Freestyle and WFTF. Ron Jobbes, Range Master, set the course with help from others. Course consisted of 12 lanes, for a total of 48 shots. Challenging course today with some very small kill zones that probably exceeded AAFTA requirements. But seems everyone enjoyed the challenge. We had a downhill target on lane one and a mid-hill target on lane three (target came loose and presented a smaller and angled kill zone causing some unfortunate misses as pellets for some shooters passed through the kill zone without knocking down the paddle. It was eventually fixed). Offhand (standing) was on lane 6 and kneeling was on lane 2. Offhand, we had four shooters that were able to clean the lane: Kelly Hawe, shooting a GC2 in Freestyle, Al Padilla, shooting an Air Arms S500 in Hunter, Rick Rogers, shooting a Steyr LG110FT in Freestyle, and Mark Tsunawaki, shooting a FX Crown in Freestyle (using a bipod). No one was able to clean the kneeling lane nor lane 4. Dennis Banez dusted off his Air Arms TX200 and was the lone springer today In Open Springer, and shot a score of 23. Thane Thayer, shooting a FX M3, was top shooter in Hunter with a score of 39, and was tied for match top shooter with Rick Rogers in Freestyle. Rob Wild, shooting a USFT, was first in Open with a score of 38. Thanks to all for coming out. Click on Match History at top of page for today's complete scores and the button below for pics of today's match.