Airgunners of Arizona March FT match report

Airgunners of Arizona March FT match report

Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 2:54 am

March 18th, 2012, 4:42 am #1

Airgunners of Arizona monthly match report
March 17, 2012 Ben Avery FT range, Phoenix, AZ

Happy St. Patricks Day. 18 airgunning leprechauns converged on Ben Avery range today, battling strong winds, but mild temperatures, and all in search of that pot o gold. Well, sorta.

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The sight in line.

It was WINDY. It was even windier than last month with this recent weather front pushing through the area. The NWS called for winds from 8 to 12 mph with gusts above 20 mph. It was every bit of that and with a lots of cloud cover, too. It was so windy that the cactus were swaying, and it takes a bit for them to move. Rain is in the forecast for tonight and Sunday, but once again we were spared. Only one shooter prevailed over the wind today and even he said it was mostly a guess, albeit a pretty damn good guess!

Steve Montgomery had the battery fully charged on his Daystate Panther and almost cleaned the course with the exception of one solitary shot. Although mentally drained when I talked to him afterwards, he did a great job of guessing that wind today. Like everyone else, figuring out where to place your crosshairs was either an educated guess or an exercise in frustration. It just didnt seem logical to hold THAT far out of the kill zone and still drop the target.

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Views along the course

We had 10 lanes of two targets each for a 40 shot match. Set up was a breeze with everyone that showed up early helping with the set up. Sight in (if you can call it that) went quickly and when we determined that no one else was coming, decided to start the match one half hour early.

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Dale scoring while Ray, the Red Baron was sighting his target. All he needs to compliment his goggles is a WWI aviators helmet.

We had two new shooters today. James Stringer brought his buddy Scott Muller, who proceeded to outshoot him by 2 points and take 2nd place in Hunter-PCP class. Steve Montgomery brought his buddy Bill Crain for his very first FT match. Considering what the weather report called for, we had a good turnout and everyone was having a good time regardless of the wind.

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Dave shooting prone in Hunter class. Check out the wind blowing his hair.

Here are the scores:
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After the score cards were turned in we realized we had several ties. Because Dave Cummings had to leave early (something about a dinner date), he and James Stringer decided to flip a coin to determine 3rd place in Hunter-pcp class. James won, but Dave got his quarter back.

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Hunter class participants. Missing from picture is Dave who had to leave early for a "dinner date".

In open-pcp class, we had a 3 way tie. A shoot-off ensued and after the first go-round, Jim Russell emerged victorious. Dale and Scott continued to duel it out until Dale prevailed to claim 2nd place.

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Open-pcp class participants.

After the awards, we had a brief raffle and gave away some pellets to three lucky shooters by randomly drawing from the shuffled score cards. The course was then taken down and put away in record time by all present. Thanks to all that helped.

Next months match will be in Camp Verde. For information or directions, please email me and I will forward the contact information. We will shoot in Camp Verde for April and May, then once again move up to Mormon Lake for June through September.

Until next month, practice, practice, practice.

Respectfully submitted,
Mark Kauffman
Secretary, Airgunners of Arizona
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Joined: October 19th, 2005, 12:48 am

March 18th, 2012, 1:45 pm #2

and some great pictures. DayState seems to be favorite rifle out your way.
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March 18th, 2012, 3:17 pm #3

Airgunners of Arizona monthly match report
March 17, 2012 Ben Avery FT range, Phoenix, AZ

Happy St. Patricks Day. 18 airgunning leprechauns converged on Ben Avery range today, battling strong winds, but mild temperatures, and all in search of that pot o gold. Well, sorta.

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The sight in line.

It was WINDY. It was even windier than last month with this recent weather front pushing through the area. The NWS called for winds from 8 to 12 mph with gusts above 20 mph. It was every bit of that and with a lots of cloud cover, too. It was so windy that the cactus were swaying, and it takes a bit for them to move. Rain is in the forecast for tonight and Sunday, but once again we were spared. Only one shooter prevailed over the wind today and even he said it was mostly a guess, albeit a pretty damn good guess!

Steve Montgomery had the battery fully charged on his Daystate Panther and almost cleaned the course with the exception of one solitary shot. Although mentally drained when I talked to him afterwards, he did a great job of guessing that wind today. Like everyone else, figuring out where to place your crosshairs was either an educated guess or an exercise in frustration. It just didnt seem logical to hold THAT far out of the kill zone and still drop the target.

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Views along the course

We had 10 lanes of two targets each for a 40 shot match. Set up was a breeze with everyone that showed up early helping with the set up. Sight in (if you can call it that) went quickly and when we determined that no one else was coming, decided to start the match one half hour early.

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Dale scoring while Ray, the Red Baron was sighting his target. All he needs to compliment his goggles is a WWI aviators helmet.

We had two new shooters today. James Stringer brought his buddy Scott Muller, who proceeded to outshoot him by 2 points and take 2nd place in Hunter-PCP class. Steve Montgomery brought his buddy Bill Crain for his very first FT match. Considering what the weather report called for, we had a good turnout and everyone was having a good time regardless of the wind.

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Dave shooting prone in Hunter class. Check out the wind blowing his hair.

Here are the scores:
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After the score cards were turned in we realized we had several ties. Because Dave Cummings had to leave early (something about a dinner date), he and James Stringer decided to flip a coin to determine 3rd place in Hunter-pcp class. James won, but Dave got his quarter back.

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Hunter class participants. Missing from picture is Dave who had to leave early for a "dinner date".

In open-pcp class, we had a 3 way tie. A shoot-off ensued and after the first go-round, Jim Russell emerged victorious. Dale and Scott continued to duel it out until Dale prevailed to claim 2nd place.

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Open-pcp class participants.

After the awards, we had a brief raffle and gave away some pellets to three lucky shooters by randomly drawing from the shuffled score cards. The course was then taken down and put away in record time by all present. Thanks to all that helped.

Next months match will be in Camp Verde. For information or directions, please email me and I will forward the contact information. We will shoot in Camp Verde for April and May, then once again move up to Mormon Lake for June through September.

Until next month, practice, practice, practice.

Respectfully submitted,
Mark Kauffman
Secretary, Airgunners of Arizona
gang for all your hard work!

Fun day!
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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 2:54 am

March 18th, 2012, 4:10 pm #4

and some great pictures. DayState seems to be favorite rifle out your way.
....our Daystate's. Hard not to when you have Airguns of Arizona so close by.

However, I will be interjecting my TM once I get it broken in and set up properly. Gotta continue cleaning off the fingerprints and drool....LOL

Best regards,
Mark
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March 18th, 2012, 4:17 pm #5

gang for all your hard work!

Fun day!
....you certainly shot well...again. That loooooong range tactical stuff that you shoot certainly helped your performance.

I found I was more consistent when it was blowing hard but constant, instead of the intermittent buffeting and directional shifts. Jeez, that was frustrating.

Also glad to see that you guys made it back home before the snow started. This morning's weather report showed that Flag got over a foot overnight. We only got rain.

Thanks for your help also.

Best regards,
Mark
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March 18th, 2012, 5:23 pm #6

Airgunners of Arizona monthly match report
March 17, 2012 Ben Avery FT range, Phoenix, AZ

Happy St. Patricks Day. 18 airgunning leprechauns converged on Ben Avery range today, battling strong winds, but mild temperatures, and all in search of that pot o gold. Well, sorta.

[/IMG]
The sight in line.

It was WINDY. It was even windier than last month with this recent weather front pushing through the area. The NWS called for winds from 8 to 12 mph with gusts above 20 mph. It was every bit of that and with a lots of cloud cover, too. It was so windy that the cactus were swaying, and it takes a bit for them to move. Rain is in the forecast for tonight and Sunday, but once again we were spared. Only one shooter prevailed over the wind today and even he said it was mostly a guess, albeit a pretty damn good guess!

Steve Montgomery had the battery fully charged on his Daystate Panther and almost cleaned the course with the exception of one solitary shot. Although mentally drained when I talked to him afterwards, he did a great job of guessing that wind today. Like everyone else, figuring out where to place your crosshairs was either an educated guess or an exercise in frustration. It just didnt seem logical to hold THAT far out of the kill zone and still drop the target.

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Views along the course

We had 10 lanes of two targets each for a 40 shot match. Set up was a breeze with everyone that showed up early helping with the set up. Sight in (if you can call it that) went quickly and when we determined that no one else was coming, decided to start the match one half hour early.

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Dale scoring while Ray, the Red Baron was sighting his target. All he needs to compliment his goggles is a WWI aviators helmet.

We had two new shooters today. James Stringer brought his buddy Scott Muller, who proceeded to outshoot him by 2 points and take 2nd place in Hunter-PCP class. Steve Montgomery brought his buddy Bill Crain for his very first FT match. Considering what the weather report called for, we had a good turnout and everyone was having a good time regardless of the wind.

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Dave shooting prone in Hunter class. Check out the wind blowing his hair.

Here are the scores:
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After the score cards were turned in we realized we had several ties. Because Dave Cummings had to leave early (something about a dinner date), he and James Stringer decided to flip a coin to determine 3rd place in Hunter-pcp class. James won, but Dave got his quarter back.

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Hunter class participants. Missing from picture is Dave who had to leave early for a "dinner date".

In open-pcp class, we had a 3 way tie. A shoot-off ensued and after the first go-round, Jim Russell emerged victorious. Dale and Scott continued to duel it out until Dale prevailed to claim 2nd place.

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Open-pcp class participants.

After the awards, we had a brief raffle and gave away some pellets to three lucky shooters by randomly drawing from the shuffled score cards. The course was then taken down and put away in record time by all present. Thanks to all that helped.

Next months match will be in Camp Verde. For information or directions, please email me and I will forward the contact information. We will shoot in Camp Verde for April and May, then once again move up to Mormon Lake for June through September.

Until next month, practice, practice, practice.

Respectfully submitted,
Mark Kauffman
Secretary, Airgunners of Arizona
and there is no other way to learn to shoot in the wind than by actually shooting in the wind!

Congrats! That was some MIGHTY FINE shooting!



Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
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March 18th, 2012, 6:14 pm #7

Airgunners of Arizona monthly match report
March 17, 2012 Ben Avery FT range, Phoenix, AZ

Happy St. Patricks Day. 18 airgunning leprechauns converged on Ben Avery range today, battling strong winds, but mild temperatures, and all in search of that pot o gold. Well, sorta.

[/IMG]
The sight in line.

It was WINDY. It was even windier than last month with this recent weather front pushing through the area. The NWS called for winds from 8 to 12 mph with gusts above 20 mph. It was every bit of that and with a lots of cloud cover, too. It was so windy that the cactus were swaying, and it takes a bit for them to move. Rain is in the forecast for tonight and Sunday, but once again we were spared. Only one shooter prevailed over the wind today and even he said it was mostly a guess, albeit a pretty damn good guess!

Steve Montgomery had the battery fully charged on his Daystate Panther and almost cleaned the course with the exception of one solitary shot. Although mentally drained when I talked to him afterwards, he did a great job of guessing that wind today. Like everyone else, figuring out where to place your crosshairs was either an educated guess or an exercise in frustration. It just didnt seem logical to hold THAT far out of the kill zone and still drop the target.

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Views along the course

We had 10 lanes of two targets each for a 40 shot match. Set up was a breeze with everyone that showed up early helping with the set up. Sight in (if you can call it that) went quickly and when we determined that no one else was coming, decided to start the match one half hour early.

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Dale scoring while Ray, the Red Baron was sighting his target. All he needs to compliment his goggles is a WWI aviators helmet.

We had two new shooters today. James Stringer brought his buddy Scott Muller, who proceeded to outshoot him by 2 points and take 2nd place in Hunter-PCP class. Steve Montgomery brought his buddy Bill Crain for his very first FT match. Considering what the weather report called for, we had a good turnout and everyone was having a good time regardless of the wind.

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Dave shooting prone in Hunter class. Check out the wind blowing his hair.

Here are the scores:
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After the score cards were turned in we realized we had several ties. Because Dave Cummings had to leave early (something about a dinner date), he and James Stringer decided to flip a coin to determine 3rd place in Hunter-pcp class. James won, but Dave got his quarter back.

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Hunter class participants. Missing from picture is Dave who had to leave early for a "dinner date".

In open-pcp class, we had a 3 way tie. A shoot-off ensued and after the first go-round, Jim Russell emerged victorious. Dale and Scott continued to duel it out until Dale prevailed to claim 2nd place.

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Open-pcp class participants.

After the awards, we had a brief raffle and gave away some pellets to three lucky shooters by randomly drawing from the shuffled score cards. The course was then taken down and put away in record time by all present. Thanks to all that helped.

Next months match will be in Camp Verde. For information or directions, please email me and I will forward the contact information. We will shoot in Camp Verde for April and May, then once again move up to Mormon Lake for June through September.

Until next month, practice, practice, practice.

Respectfully submitted,
Mark Kauffman
Secretary, Airgunners of Arizona
Thanks as always for sharing Mark.

"Thumper2"
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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 2:54 am

March 18th, 2012, 7:05 pm #8

and there is no other way to learn to shoot in the wind than by actually shooting in the wind!

Congrats! That was some MIGHTY FINE shooting!



Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
....frustrating at times, but fun.

When the wind was constant, it was easier to figure it out, but when it continued to shift, with barrel mounted windicator constantly shifting from one side to the other, you didn't know where to hold.

Those who did not know before certainly got an education in wind shooting.

Best regards,
Mark
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March 18th, 2012, 7:08 pm #9

Thanks as always for sharing Mark.

"Thumper2"
....and I only took a few pictures, but enough to tell the story.

Thanks for the comments and we look forward to you actually coming out to shoot instead of just passing through....unannounced. One of these days....

Do keep me posted on when you are in town next, OK?

Best regards,
Mark
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March 18th, 2012, 9:04 pm #10

Airgunners of Arizona monthly match report
March 17, 2012 Ben Avery FT range, Phoenix, AZ

Happy St. Patricks Day. 18 airgunning leprechauns converged on Ben Avery range today, battling strong winds, but mild temperatures, and all in search of that pot o gold. Well, sorta.

[/IMG]
The sight in line.

It was WINDY. It was even windier than last month with this recent weather front pushing through the area. The NWS called for winds from 8 to 12 mph with gusts above 20 mph. It was every bit of that and with a lots of cloud cover, too. It was so windy that the cactus were swaying, and it takes a bit for them to move. Rain is in the forecast for tonight and Sunday, but once again we were spared. Only one shooter prevailed over the wind today and even he said it was mostly a guess, albeit a pretty damn good guess!

Steve Montgomery had the battery fully charged on his Daystate Panther and almost cleaned the course with the exception of one solitary shot. Although mentally drained when I talked to him afterwards, he did a great job of guessing that wind today. Like everyone else, figuring out where to place your crosshairs was either an educated guess or an exercise in frustration. It just didnt seem logical to hold THAT far out of the kill zone and still drop the target.

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Views along the course

We had 10 lanes of two targets each for a 40 shot match. Set up was a breeze with everyone that showed up early helping with the set up. Sight in (if you can call it that) went quickly and when we determined that no one else was coming, decided to start the match one half hour early.

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Dale scoring while Ray, the Red Baron was sighting his target. All he needs to compliment his goggles is a WWI aviators helmet.

We had two new shooters today. James Stringer brought his buddy Scott Muller, who proceeded to outshoot him by 2 points and take 2nd place in Hunter-PCP class. Steve Montgomery brought his buddy Bill Crain for his very first FT match. Considering what the weather report called for, we had a good turnout and everyone was having a good time regardless of the wind.

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Dave shooting prone in Hunter class. Check out the wind blowing his hair.

Here are the scores:
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After the score cards were turned in we realized we had several ties. Because Dave Cummings had to leave early (something about a dinner date), he and James Stringer decided to flip a coin to determine 3rd place in Hunter-pcp class. James won, but Dave got his quarter back.

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Hunter class participants. Missing from picture is Dave who had to leave early for a "dinner date".

In open-pcp class, we had a 3 way tie. A shoot-off ensued and after the first go-round, Jim Russell emerged victorious. Dale and Scott continued to duel it out until Dale prevailed to claim 2nd place.

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Open-pcp class participants.

After the awards, we had a brief raffle and gave away some pellets to three lucky shooters by randomly drawing from the shuffled score cards. The course was then taken down and put away in record time by all present. Thanks to all that helped.

Next months match will be in Camp Verde. For information or directions, please email me and I will forward the contact information. We will shoot in Camp Verde for April and May, then once again move up to Mormon Lake for June through September.

Until next month, practice, practice, practice.

Respectfully submitted,
Mark Kauffman
Secretary, Airgunners of Arizona
by all considering those conditions. In fact it was good even with normal conditions.
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