Diablo Rod and Gun Club Fathers day match report

Diablo Rod and Gun Club Fathers day match report

Joined: November 15th, 2007, 4:52 am

June 18th, 2012, 6:27 am #1

Whew baby... Mother Nature turned out the oven this weekend out here in Northern california today!! Forecast was for 98 degrees. I didn't have a thermometer on hand to confirm, but the suntan through my 45 spf sunscreen is telling me it was close enough to the mark.

To top that off .. We turned up the heat a on our shooters a little more and set up a tougher course this month. To do so, we used some Jedi-FT mind trickery on some of the lanes. Sporting a fat 1 1/2kz up close to draw them into easy street, and then the smaller kz'd target further back for the panic attack. Also had some 1" targets out on our longshot area at 46+. I heard some mild grumblings about it but it didn't stand proud for everyone. I managed to keep both my shots on a 1" group. Unfortunately, they were a midot below the killzone, but hey, it was encouraging to see I could do it. Our "Wiley weasel" and "unpoplular polar bear" targets with their sub-1/2" kz's were back beyond the normal distances as well.

In honor of the tasty cookies on hand, (thanks to "The Rubi") we'll call attendance at a bakers dozen as 13 show up to test themselves at the "Fathers Day Heater". My game puttered at best but most of the shooters rose to the challenge quite well. Scott Hull came up from So-
Cal to join us and shot a great match! He lead Piston-Hunter for the day and folks, this guy did it using "mildot range estimation" for deciding distance to target. I was impressed ...Nice shootin Scott! "Attaboys" go to Rizalde for taking PCP, Son Lu for leading Piston, and Jim Cyran for taking pcp-Hunter.

A sincere thank you to all who were there and helped with set-up and takedown. We appreciate your contribution ever so much!!

Scoreboards are as follows:

PRECHARGE
Rizalde Marquez 45 (Steyer ?? - Sightron 10-50x)
John Lindsay 43 (Steyer LG100 - Tasco CS)
Jim Whittlesey 40 (USFT - Nikko 10-50x)
Chris Merrit 32 (USFT - Accushot)

PISTON
Son Lu 36 (TX200 - Hawke 8-32x)
Paul Booker 25 (HW97 - Bushnell 8-32x)
Eric Ko 33 (Crosman - 8-32x)

PCP HUNTER
Jim Cyran 41 (LD Hunter - Hawke 4.5-14x)
Jim Rubiales 35 (Daystate mk4 - Hawke 4-16x)
Michael Aber 34 (AAS500sl - UTG 3-12x)

PISTON HUNTER
Scott Hull 33 (TF-58 - Leapers 3-12x)
Roger Chan 27 (TX200 - ??)
Lonnie Smith 18 (Beeman R9 - Simmons whitetail)

Following the rifle match:

I didn't think anyone was going to be interested in sticking around. But after a nice lunch, some conversation, and rehydration, there were 5 of 13 who were eager to brave a 20shot PFT course in the 95+ degree heat. It seemed they all wanted to get some PFT practice in before the Western Regionals comming up in 2 weeks. How could I say no.... my own PFT gun has been sorely neglected this year and I just got her tuned and sighted for Waynes 8fpe sporter class.

Scott Hull brought a self-built, side levered, piston-powered-pistol, and shot standard PFT style with Rizalde and his Steyer. Jim Cyran, Jim Rubiales, and myself leap frogged through the course shooting hunter style. There be some pretty good pistoleering going on out there boys!

Rizalde Marquez 19
Scott Hull 6

Jim Rubiales 16
Lonnie Smith 14
Jim Cyran 12



Jim Whittlesey working on the longshot!!






Scott Hull joined us this weekend. He is a very clever guy and has done a great job working his TF-58 to his likings. He shot a great match to!




Found this laying around on the grounds.


Roger Chan taking on the Piston_Hunter challenge!


Son Lu shooting with his TX in the new GinB stock!!


Check out this offhand stability device!!


Lonnie Smith
Associate Match Director DFTC
http://www.diablofieldtarget.org/home.html

"It doesn't get done til someone does it"
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Joined: January 1st, 2012, 11:50 pm

June 18th, 2012, 4:59 pm #2

Lonnie,

I appreciate the hospitality provided by the Diablo club. It was a good day of airgun shooting.

I had seen many of the reports and pictures of your course but appreciate it more after seeing it first hand. I had not realized that there were several corrals of lanes. I'm used to dealing with wind on the open courses that I normally shoot. But the swirling winds on the end of your first couple of corrals (the longer shots) were difficult to read. I got on a good roll in the other corrals and found them very springer friendly.

Thanks again.
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Joined: November 15th, 2007, 4:52 am

June 19th, 2012, 4:25 am #3

I really enjoyed shooting with you during the match to. I can't wait to see how you do with your pistol project once you get it all dialed in. That thing was very cool!

see you in Oregon!



Lonnie Smith
Associate Match Director DFTC
http://www.diablofieldtarget.org/home.html

"It doesn't get done til someone does it"
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Joined: January 1st, 2012, 11:50 pm

June 19th, 2012, 6:21 am #4

It is actually a rifle project. Butt stock is easily removable so it then qualifies as a pistol. I have not shot pistol before or shot off my knee before. The project is not really ready for prime time but I wanted to play with it and the pistol match was a good opportunity.
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June 20th, 2012, 6:25 pm #5

it will be quite nice to bbring one rig and compete in both events.

I went through my R9 issues and figured out what was throwing me off on Sunday. Hopefully I'll be better prepared for Oregon.

Good luck with the project. I definately think your onto something there.

Lonnie Smith
Associate Match Director DFTC
http://www.diablofieldtarget.org/home.html

"It doesn't get done til someone does it"
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