Connecticut Air Gunners Match Report 2017 April 30

Connecticut Air Gunners Match Report 2017 April 30

Joined: October 18th, 2014, 12:45 am

May 2nd, 2017, 3:21 pm #1

Connecticut Air Gunners Match Report – 2017 April 30  
Location: 80 North St, Lebanon, CT 06249 (GPS 41.614582, -72.255081) 
Match Site: Long and narrow flat open field with a pond on one side and trees on the other. Open corn field beyond the trees and marshy swamp land beyond the pond.  
Temperature: 65 degrees Fahrenheit  
Wind: Shifting, variable 3-10 MPH  
Number of Targets: 30 (60 points maximum)  
Average Distance: 35.83 yards (14 targets over 40 yards)  
Average Kill Zone: 1.43” (Mix of 1, 1 ½” & 40mm kill zones)  
Course Difficulty: 27.67T (33.75T with Wind)  
Bonus Target: three shots (points max) at 2 1/16” paddle at 65 yards  
Match Times: Setup 6:45-8:45 AM, Practice 9:00–10:10 AM, Match 10:15 AM-2:00 PM, Course Take Down 2:00 PM-2:30 PM  
 
Results/Attendees:  
PCP WFTF  
45/60 Tom Holland – Steyr LG110FT – H&N Sniper Mediums 8.5 grains - 785 fps – 11.6 FPE - Sightron SIII 10-50x60 LRMD 
42/60 John Eroh - Air Arms EV2 – AADF 8.4 grains – 790 fps – 11.6 FPE - Sightron SIII 10-50x60 FT MH  
 
PCP Open  
52/60 Brian Van Liew - FX400 FT – AADFH 10.3 grains – 875 fps – 17.5 FPE – Nikko Diamond 10-50x60 (Match High Score) 
38/60 Chas Di Capua – RAW TM1000 – JSB Exacts 8.44 grains – 965 fps – 17.45 FPE - Sightron SIII 10-50x60 FT  
 
PCP Hunter 
45/60 Paul Woodell – Benjamin Marauder Gen 2 – AADF 8.4 grains – 860 fps – 13.8 FPE – Hawke 
16/60 Melissa Day – BSA Scorpion – JSB Exact RS 7.33 grains – UTG 4-12x 
 
PCP Unlimited 
37/60 Bill Day – Daystate Wolverine – JSB Exact Heavy 10.3 grains – Sightron 10-50x60 FT 
 
Piston WFTF  
44/60 Leo Gonzales - Walther LGU – AADF 8.4 grains – 770 fps – 11.3 FPE - Sightron SIII 10-50x60 FT MOA   
 
Piston Open  
17/60 Jeffrey Buckridge – Walther LGU – JSB Exact Heavy 10.34 grains – Hawke Sidewinder 8-32x56 
 
Bonus 65 Yard Target Results:  
2/3 Brian Van Liew  
1/3 Chas Di Capua 
1/3 John Eroh  
1/3 Jeffrey Buckridge  
1/3 Leo Gonzales 
 
Remarks:  
John helped setup the course again and was able to add another elevated tree shot (two total) - a Gamo/Quality Target Bat and a Knock Over rotary selectable kill zone target set at a 25mm kill zone. John also replaced the chain and key ring leaders of all of the targets with a rigid, twisted bailing wire lever extension. It made resetting the targets a lot easier. Thank you John for your invaluable help. 
Two 6 foot poles with 3 foot ribbons were placed at 55 yards and 30 yards for assisting the shooters in gauging the wind conditions during practice and during the match. The wind was more manageable this time around.  Variable 3-10 mph wind shifted around at different directions. Typical hold was either side of the kill zone and sometimes ½"-1" outside the killzone. 
 
We had two new shooters to field target – Jeff and Chas. Also we had another local CT shooter (Paul W.) join us for the day of FT shooting. Hope all had a good time at our match.

I shot with Jeff and Brian. Jeff was shooting his first field target match. Brian who shot exceptionally well and I gave him pointers along the way and a lot of encouragement. Chas did really good for his first match. Paul shot a really good score in Hunter as well matching Tom's WFTF score.
 
Bill and Melissa Day drove all the way from Maine to join us. In addition, Brian made it to match from Newark Airport minutes before starting the match at 10:15 am. 
 
Paul Bishop (custom air rifle stock maker) did visit and chatted with us for a short bit before leaving. 
Hope to see Paul get back into shooting FT again especially having a venue less than an hour from his home. 
 
The weather was in the mid 60s. It was comfortable weather with cool breezes but rained briefly for the last 2-3 lanes of the match. It did clear up nicely after the match was done and when the course clean up started. 
 
For the bonus target (a side match), I placed the Paul Porch 2" round paddle only target at 65 yards. Brian got it down twice. I, John, Chas and Jeff got it only once out of three chances. Kudos to Jeff (Novice to field target shooting) who started the match on the bonus target lane and got it on his second shot. 
 
We did have two cold lines for malfunctioning targets on Lanes G and H. Points were given to those targets and scores were adjusted accordingly. 
 
We had one spectator Tony (“tonyl” of Airgunnation). Since Tony had back surgery, he watched and spoke to all of the shooters and got good advice and encouragement. Hope to have him shoot his Marauder rifle on our next match. 
 
Thank you again to all who attended and helped take down the course. 
 
Next match: June 4th Sunday (John Eroh will be designing the course this time) 
 
Leo Gonzales  
CT Air Gunners  
ctairgunners.weebly.com  
 
Link to photos, course planner and match report below.  
https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ausj-Y-SAaOxidVCDaOBpYZBnUlY7A
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May 2nd, 2017, 3:56 pm #2

The link to photos, course planner and match report isn't working.
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May 2nd, 2017, 4:31 pm #3

Modified the link - Try it now - nt
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May 2nd, 2017, 6:21 pm #4

Connecticut Air Gunners Match Report – 2017 April 30  
Location: 80 North St, Lebanon, CT 06249 (GPS 41.614582, -72.255081) 
Match Site: Long and narrow flat open field with a pond on one side and trees on the other. Open corn field beyond the trees and marshy swamp land beyond the pond.  
Temperature: 65 degrees Fahrenheit  
Wind: Shifting, variable 3-10 MPH  
Number of Targets: 30 (60 points maximum)  
Average Distance: 35.83 yards (14 targets over 40 yards)  
Average Kill Zone: 1.43” (Mix of 1, 1 ½” & 40mm kill zones)  
Course Difficulty: 27.67T (33.75T with Wind)  
Bonus Target: three shots (points max) at 2 1/16” paddle at 65 yards  
Match Times: Setup 6:45-8:45 AM, Practice 9:00–10:10 AM, Match 10:15 AM-2:00 PM, Course Take Down 2:00 PM-2:30 PM  
 
Results/Attendees:  
PCP WFTF  
45/60 Tom Holland – Steyr LG110FT – H&N Sniper Mediums 8.5 grains - 785 fps – 11.6 FPE - Sightron SIII 10-50x60 LRMD 
42/60 John Eroh - Air Arms EV2 – AADF 8.4 grains – 790 fps – 11.6 FPE - Sightron SIII 10-50x60 FT MH  
 
PCP Open  
52/60 Brian Van Liew - FX400 FT – AADFH 10.3 grains – 875 fps – 17.5 FPE – Nikko Diamond 10-50x60 (Match High Score) 
38/60 Chas Di Capua – RAW TM1000 – JSB Exacts 8.44 grains – 965 fps – 17.45 FPE - Sightron SIII 10-50x60 FT  
 
PCP Hunter 
45/60 Paul Woodell – Benjamin Marauder Gen 2 – AADF 8.4 grains – 860 fps – 13.8 FPE – Hawke 
16/60 Melissa Day – BSA Scorpion – JSB Exact RS 7.33 grains – UTG 4-12x 
 
PCP Unlimited 
37/60 Bill Day – Daystate Wolverine – JSB Exact Heavy 10.3 grains – Sightron 10-50x60 FT 
 
Piston WFTF  
44/60 Leo Gonzales - Walther LGU – AADF 8.4 grains – 770 fps – 11.3 FPE - Sightron SIII 10-50x60 FT MOA   
 
Piston Open  
17/60 Jeffrey Buckridge – Walther LGU – JSB Exact Heavy 10.34 grains – Hawke Sidewinder 8-32x56 
 
Bonus 65 Yard Target Results:  
2/3 Brian Van Liew  
1/3 Chas Di Capua 
1/3 John Eroh  
1/3 Jeffrey Buckridge  
1/3 Leo Gonzales 
 
Remarks:  
John helped setup the course again and was able to add another elevated tree shot (two total) - a Gamo/Quality Target Bat and a Knock Over rotary selectable kill zone target set at a 25mm kill zone. John also replaced the chain and key ring leaders of all of the targets with a rigid, twisted bailing wire lever extension. It made resetting the targets a lot easier. Thank you John for your invaluable help. 
Two 6 foot poles with 3 foot ribbons were placed at 55 yards and 30 yards for assisting the shooters in gauging the wind conditions during practice and during the match. The wind was more manageable this time around.  Variable 3-10 mph wind shifted around at different directions. Typical hold was either side of the kill zone and sometimes ½"-1" outside the killzone. 
 
We had two new shooters to field target – Jeff and Chas. Also we had another local CT shooter (Paul W.) join us for the day of FT shooting. Hope all had a good time at our match.

I shot with Jeff and Brian. Jeff was shooting his first field target match. Brian who shot exceptionally well and I gave him pointers along the way and a lot of encouragement. Chas did really good for his first match. Paul shot a really good score in Hunter as well matching Tom's WFTF score.
 
Bill and Melissa Day drove all the way from Maine to join us. In addition, Brian made it to match from Newark Airport minutes before starting the match at 10:15 am. 
 
Paul Bishop (custom air rifle stock maker) did visit and chatted with us for a short bit before leaving. 
Hope to see Paul get back into shooting FT again especially having a venue less than an hour from his home. 
 
The weather was in the mid 60s. It was comfortable weather with cool breezes but rained briefly for the last 2-3 lanes of the match. It did clear up nicely after the match was done and when the course clean up started. 
 
For the bonus target (a side match), I placed the Paul Porch 2" round paddle only target at 65 yards. Brian got it down twice. I, John, Chas and Jeff got it only once out of three chances. Kudos to Jeff (Novice to field target shooting) who started the match on the bonus target lane and got it on his second shot. 
 
We did have two cold lines for malfunctioning targets on Lanes G and H. Points were given to those targets and scores were adjusted accordingly. 
 
We had one spectator Tony (“tonyl” of Airgunnation). Since Tony had back surgery, he watched and spoke to all of the shooters and got good advice and encouragement. Hope to have him shoot his Marauder rifle on our next match. 
 
Thank you again to all who attended and helped take down the course. 
 
Next match: June 4th Sunday (John Eroh will be designing the course this time) 
 
Leo Gonzales  
CT Air Gunners  
ctairgunners.weebly.com  
 
Link to photos, course planner and match report below.  
https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ausj-Y-SAaOxidVCDaOBpYZBnUlY7A
Leo Great report and layout I look forward to getting there for your next match
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May 2nd, 2017, 9:53 pm #5

Connecticut Air Gunners Match Report – 2017 April 30  
Location: 80 North St, Lebanon, CT 06249 (GPS 41.614582, -72.255081) 
Match Site: Long and narrow flat open field with a pond on one side and trees on the other. Open corn field beyond the trees and marshy swamp land beyond the pond.  
Temperature: 65 degrees Fahrenheit  
Wind: Shifting, variable 3-10 MPH  
Number of Targets: 30 (60 points maximum)  
Average Distance: 35.83 yards (14 targets over 40 yards)  
Average Kill Zone: 1.43” (Mix of 1, 1 ½” & 40mm kill zones)  
Course Difficulty: 27.67T (33.75T with Wind)  
Bonus Target: three shots (points max) at 2 1/16” paddle at 65 yards  
Match Times: Setup 6:45-8:45 AM, Practice 9:00–10:10 AM, Match 10:15 AM-2:00 PM, Course Take Down 2:00 PM-2:30 PM  
 
Results/Attendees:  
PCP WFTF  
45/60 Tom Holland – Steyr LG110FT – H&N Sniper Mediums 8.5 grains - 785 fps – 11.6 FPE - Sightron SIII 10-50x60 LRMD 
42/60 John Eroh - Air Arms EV2 – AADF 8.4 grains – 790 fps – 11.6 FPE - Sightron SIII 10-50x60 FT MH  
 
PCP Open  
52/60 Brian Van Liew - FX400 FT – AADFH 10.3 grains – 875 fps – 17.5 FPE – Nikko Diamond 10-50x60 (Match High Score) 
38/60 Chas Di Capua – RAW TM1000 – JSB Exacts 8.44 grains – 965 fps – 17.45 FPE - Sightron SIII 10-50x60 FT  
 
PCP Hunter 
45/60 Paul Woodell – Benjamin Marauder Gen 2 – AADF 8.4 grains – 860 fps – 13.8 FPE – Hawke 
16/60 Melissa Day – BSA Scorpion – JSB Exact RS 7.33 grains – UTG 4-12x 
 
PCP Unlimited 
37/60 Bill Day – Daystate Wolverine – JSB Exact Heavy 10.3 grains – Sightron 10-50x60 FT 
 
Piston WFTF  
44/60 Leo Gonzales - Walther LGU – AADF 8.4 grains – 770 fps – 11.3 FPE - Sightron SIII 10-50x60 FT MOA   
 
Piston Open  
17/60 Jeffrey Buckridge – Walther LGU – JSB Exact Heavy 10.34 grains – Hawke Sidewinder 8-32x56 
 
Bonus 65 Yard Target Results:  
2/3 Brian Van Liew  
1/3 Chas Di Capua 
1/3 John Eroh  
1/3 Jeffrey Buckridge  
1/3 Leo Gonzales 
 
Remarks:  
John helped setup the course again and was able to add another elevated tree shot (two total) - a Gamo/Quality Target Bat and a Knock Over rotary selectable kill zone target set at a 25mm kill zone. John also replaced the chain and key ring leaders of all of the targets with a rigid, twisted bailing wire lever extension. It made resetting the targets a lot easier. Thank you John for your invaluable help. 
Two 6 foot poles with 3 foot ribbons were placed at 55 yards and 30 yards for assisting the shooters in gauging the wind conditions during practice and during the match. The wind was more manageable this time around.  Variable 3-10 mph wind shifted around at different directions. Typical hold was either side of the kill zone and sometimes ½"-1" outside the killzone. 
 
We had two new shooters to field target – Jeff and Chas. Also we had another local CT shooter (Paul W.) join us for the day of FT shooting. Hope all had a good time at our match.

I shot with Jeff and Brian. Jeff was shooting his first field target match. Brian who shot exceptionally well and I gave him pointers along the way and a lot of encouragement. Chas did really good for his first match. Paul shot a really good score in Hunter as well matching Tom's WFTF score.
 
Bill and Melissa Day drove all the way from Maine to join us. In addition, Brian made it to match from Newark Airport minutes before starting the match at 10:15 am. 
 
Paul Bishop (custom air rifle stock maker) did visit and chatted with us for a short bit before leaving. 
Hope to see Paul get back into shooting FT again especially having a venue less than an hour from his home. 
 
The weather was in the mid 60s. It was comfortable weather with cool breezes but rained briefly for the last 2-3 lanes of the match. It did clear up nicely after the match was done and when the course clean up started. 
 
For the bonus target (a side match), I placed the Paul Porch 2" round paddle only target at 65 yards. Brian got it down twice. I, John, Chas and Jeff got it only once out of three chances. Kudos to Jeff (Novice to field target shooting) who started the match on the bonus target lane and got it on his second shot. 
 
We did have two cold lines for malfunctioning targets on Lanes G and H. Points were given to those targets and scores were adjusted accordingly. 
 
We had one spectator Tony (“tonyl” of Airgunnation). Since Tony had back surgery, he watched and spoke to all of the shooters and got good advice and encouragement. Hope to have him shoot his Marauder rifle on our next match. 
 
Thank you again to all who attended and helped take down the course. 
 
Next match: June 4th Sunday (John Eroh will be designing the course this time) 
 
Leo Gonzales  
CT Air Gunners  
ctairgunners.weebly.com  
 
Link to photos, course planner and match report below.  
https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ausj-Y-SAaOxidVCDaOBpYZBnUlY7A
But maybe not as well j/k. No worries about the help I'm always happy to lend a hand.

As for next months match we could put out wind flags but I don't think they would show much under water.
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Joined: October 18th, 2014, 12:45 am

May 3rd, 2017, 12:27 am #6

Need someone to build floating bases with anchors for field targets :-) -nt
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Joined: July 23rd, 2011, 12:58 pm

May 3rd, 2017, 12:45 am #7

Connecticut Air Gunners Match Report – 2017 April 30  
Location: 80 North St, Lebanon, CT 06249 (GPS 41.614582, -72.255081) 
Match Site: Long and narrow flat open field with a pond on one side and trees on the other. Open corn field beyond the trees and marshy swamp land beyond the pond.  
Temperature: 65 degrees Fahrenheit  
Wind: Shifting, variable 3-10 MPH  
Number of Targets: 30 (60 points maximum)  
Average Distance: 35.83 yards (14 targets over 40 yards)  
Average Kill Zone: 1.43” (Mix of 1, 1 ½” & 40mm kill zones)  
Course Difficulty: 27.67T (33.75T with Wind)  
Bonus Target: three shots (points max) at 2 1/16” paddle at 65 yards  
Match Times: Setup 6:45-8:45 AM, Practice 9:00–10:10 AM, Match 10:15 AM-2:00 PM, Course Take Down 2:00 PM-2:30 PM  
 
Results/Attendees:  
PCP WFTF  
45/60 Tom Holland – Steyr LG110FT – H&N Sniper Mediums 8.5 grains - 785 fps – 11.6 FPE - Sightron SIII 10-50x60 LRMD 
42/60 John Eroh - Air Arms EV2 – AADF 8.4 grains – 790 fps – 11.6 FPE - Sightron SIII 10-50x60 FT MH  
 
PCP Open  
52/60 Brian Van Liew - FX400 FT – AADFH 10.3 grains – 875 fps – 17.5 FPE – Nikko Diamond 10-50x60 (Match High Score) 
38/60 Chas Di Capua – RAW TM1000 – JSB Exacts 8.44 grains – 965 fps – 17.45 FPE - Sightron SIII 10-50x60 FT  
 
PCP Hunter 
45/60 Paul Woodell – Benjamin Marauder Gen 2 – AADF 8.4 grains – 860 fps – 13.8 FPE – Hawke 
16/60 Melissa Day – BSA Scorpion – JSB Exact RS 7.33 grains – UTG 4-12x 
 
PCP Unlimited 
37/60 Bill Day – Daystate Wolverine – JSB Exact Heavy 10.3 grains – Sightron 10-50x60 FT 
 
Piston WFTF  
44/60 Leo Gonzales - Walther LGU – AADF 8.4 grains – 770 fps – 11.3 FPE - Sightron SIII 10-50x60 FT MOA   
 
Piston Open  
17/60 Jeffrey Buckridge – Walther LGU – JSB Exact Heavy 10.34 grains – Hawke Sidewinder 8-32x56 
 
Bonus 65 Yard Target Results:  
2/3 Brian Van Liew  
1/3 Chas Di Capua 
1/3 John Eroh  
1/3 Jeffrey Buckridge  
1/3 Leo Gonzales 
 
Remarks:  
John helped setup the course again and was able to add another elevated tree shot (two total) - a Gamo/Quality Target Bat and a Knock Over rotary selectable kill zone target set at a 25mm kill zone. John also replaced the chain and key ring leaders of all of the targets with a rigid, twisted bailing wire lever extension. It made resetting the targets a lot easier. Thank you John for your invaluable help. 
Two 6 foot poles with 3 foot ribbons were placed at 55 yards and 30 yards for assisting the shooters in gauging the wind conditions during practice and during the match. The wind was more manageable this time around.  Variable 3-10 mph wind shifted around at different directions. Typical hold was either side of the kill zone and sometimes ½"-1" outside the killzone. 
 
We had two new shooters to field target – Jeff and Chas. Also we had another local CT shooter (Paul W.) join us for the day of FT shooting. Hope all had a good time at our match.

I shot with Jeff and Brian. Jeff was shooting his first field target match. Brian who shot exceptionally well and I gave him pointers along the way and a lot of encouragement. Chas did really good for his first match. Paul shot a really good score in Hunter as well matching Tom's WFTF score.
 
Bill and Melissa Day drove all the way from Maine to join us. In addition, Brian made it to match from Newark Airport minutes before starting the match at 10:15 am. 
 
Paul Bishop (custom air rifle stock maker) did visit and chatted with us for a short bit before leaving. 
Hope to see Paul get back into shooting FT again especially having a venue less than an hour from his home. 
 
The weather was in the mid 60s. It was comfortable weather with cool breezes but rained briefly for the last 2-3 lanes of the match. It did clear up nicely after the match was done and when the course clean up started. 
 
For the bonus target (a side match), I placed the Paul Porch 2" round paddle only target at 65 yards. Brian got it down twice. I, John, Chas and Jeff got it only once out of three chances. Kudos to Jeff (Novice to field target shooting) who started the match on the bonus target lane and got it on his second shot. 
 
We did have two cold lines for malfunctioning targets on Lanes G and H. Points were given to those targets and scores were adjusted accordingly. 
 
We had one spectator Tony (“tonyl” of Airgunnation). Since Tony had back surgery, he watched and spoke to all of the shooters and got good advice and encouragement. Hope to have him shoot his Marauder rifle on our next match. 
 
Thank you again to all who attended and helped take down the course. 
 
Next match: June 4th Sunday (John Eroh will be designing the course this time) 
 
Leo Gonzales  
CT Air Gunners  
ctairgunners.weebly.com  
 
Link to photos, course planner and match report below.  
https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ausj-Y-SAaOxidVCDaOBpYZBnUlY7A
That was a nice read, I miss shooting with you guys. Also I'm looking forward to the Mass Bay Colony Challenge. I hope most of you guys can make it. I'm gonna be up there a week ahead so I can have an easier setting up the match, as well as time to go through and clear out some of the woods so we don't bake in the sun. Lol
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Joined: October 18th, 2014, 12:45 am

May 3rd, 2017, 12:50 am #8

I am going to send the check tomorrow morning.
I will be shooting two classes piston and pcp wftf.
Hope we get enough shooters for a GP.
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Joined: June 8th, 2014, 9:45 pm

May 4th, 2017, 12:48 am #9

Very cozy with many opportunities for wind practice. Brian V you shot a excellent score for those conditions. Nice seeing a few familiar faces after a long winter.
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Joined: February 14th, 2016, 11:27 pm

May 4th, 2017, 2:17 pm #10

Duck decoys, no need to reinvent anything. Just take head shots.
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