BCSA June 10th, 2017 Match Report
OK, this wet weather stuff is getting OLD! After having to battle the rain all of last year……this year has started out pretty much the same! Our supposed first match of the year (back in May) was canceled due to the what turned out to be a 40 degree rain filled day….good call! Up until about a day ago, this month’s match was starting to look like it was going to be another wet day! It wasn’t till Friday morning that all the forecasts started to come together and match time was going to be fine! Ok, game on!
In usual fashion, my wife Pat and I went to the range on Friday to setup our canopies and place all the targets. Again there were threats of afternoon showers, but none materialized. Other than the hot weather, we had everything setup in about 3 hours. After a final check to make sure we had everything together, we called it a night. We arrived at the range at 6:30am to pull the strings and get the sight-in targets put out. On the way to the range, we did hit a few rain showers, but that was it for the day! We started pulling strings and shortly after we got started, Art and Issy Deuel arrived and lent us a helping hand. Between all of us, we made short work of it and we were ready for the day.
The competitors for the day started to arrive and a few of them also had a few rain showers to drive through, but overall nothing too heavy. That was a good sign, especially since the radar was showing another small heavy rain storm heading our way! We ended up with 18 individuals, but 19 scores. Superman Brian VanLiew opted to shoot 2 separate classes at once. Thank you all for coming out!
As always, there was a good mix of ages on hand ranging from a new young shooter (Anthony, that Nic brought with him) to our elder statesman, Hans Apelles. This was also the first match of the season for a couple of shooters, and they were definitely glad to be out among friends! The close-nit quarters of our range makes for a relaxed atmosphere where everyone gets to hang out and chat with their fellow shooters!
The weather for the day turned out FANTASTIC! After the clouds lifted, the temperature rose and coats were shed! The temperatures started in the 60’s and rose into the lower 80’s with just a slight breeze. There were a few gusts but not enough throughout the match to cause any issues!
The stats for today’s rifle match was an avg. KZ size of 1.18”, an avg. yardage of 33.54yds and an avg. difficulty of 32.86T. The Course Standard Deviation was 9.75. The course consisted of 10 lanes with 3 targets per lane. There was 1 kneeling lane and 1 standing lane. For some reason the evil match director ran the 2 positional lanes back to back! Unfortunately there were 2 cold lines! Both were string related. 1 was the clasp coming off and the other was for for a string getting caught on on of the target bolts. Other than that, there were no other issues during the rifle match.
After the conclusion of the rifle match, we handed out the awards and reset a few thing in order to get ready for the pistol match. Once all the festivities were complete, everyone jumped in and lent a helping hand in picking things up. Boy does teardown go quick…..Thanks everyone! I also want to thank Issy & Janet for helping Pat out with verifying the scores...........Thanks Ladies!
A few pictures (the rest of the pictures for the day can be found here:http://s153.photobucket.com/user/isledw ... 02017%20FT )
Superman Brian VanLiew:
Tom & Dennis Himes:
Mike Norris and his FrankenDeuel (RAW TM1000/Anschutz Hybrid):
Craig Evans and his Grandson Wyatt:
Rifle Match Results (60 shot match):
Pistol Match Results (40 shot match):
for the effort you and Pat put in to putting on the match. It's always a good day around a bunch of air heads!!