The 2022-2023 Snow Country has started. For far we have scores from Howell and Monroe, with a match at Muskegon on the 26th remaining in November.
Program for additional matches is: 2022-2023 Snow Country English Match Series
As some of you noticed during the past week to ten days semno.org has been up, down, and sometimes simply non-responsive. This was due a hacker attack that caused semno.org and five other related sites to be infected with a Bot.
It required a good deal of effort to first remove the Bot, and secondly to repair the damage that it caused.
However, we are back up, and running. We now have new firewalls that hopefully will prevent another infection.
On a really pleasant day we held the 2022 Halloween BSA Charity Match at the Midland County Sportsman’s Club. We had ten (10) shooters. With the help of donations from Solomon Diving and Pierce Engineering we were able to raise $700 for Venturing Crew 7772.
The winning F-Open Shooter was Nick Nadenoff with a 600-39X. 600s with Any Rifles or F-Class are rare occurrences. Congratulations to Nick on fine performance. Second in F-Open was Mike Ruhlman with a 595-26X, third was Bret Solomon with a 594-26X.
In F-TR William Gravatt was winning shooter with a 582-21X, besting Leo Cebula with a 577-17X, and Jeremy Jahr with a 550-10X.
Roger Franklin was the sole Service Rifle Shooter, so he was high Any Rifle with a 577-13X
We had one new shooter Oliver Barnes, a Junior who fired a 539-3 in his first match. We hope to see him back again.
The next match for 2022 will be the Annual Foul Weather Rifle Match on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. A great opportunity to get away from the in-laws or other relatives that are causing tension over the holidays. Come home refreshed and ready for Christmas….
On a cool, maybe cold day (one shooter’s lady friend was wearing enough winter gear to go skiing), 15 shooters competed in the fifth of the Mid-Range Prone league matches for 2022.
Even with some challenging wind Pete Vansumeren posted a 600-37X besting the seven (7) F-Open competitors. In F-TR sometime F-TR shooter Leo Cebula lead the four (4) F-TR shooters with a 584-17X. Three (3) Any Rifle shooters were bested by Peter Church with a 596-28X. Lastly, Tom Feige lead the service rifle shooters with a 570-15X.
This was the last Suburban Mid-Range Prone League matches for 2022. Our next match is the Annual Halloween BSA Charity Match on October 22, 2022. Program: 2022 Halloween BSA Charity Match
Eleven (11) shooters came out for the fourth installment of the Suburban Mid-Range Prone League for 2022. The weather was close to still, and comfortable, but cool.
The high Any Rifle Shooter was Peter Church with a 598-40, followed by Mike Quillinan with a 593-24. For F-Open the high shooter was Dave Strycharz with a 589-29. High F-TR was Leo Cebula with a 576-12. Lastly, high Service Rifle was Tom Fiege with a 559-15.
The next Suburban Mid-Range Prone Match will be held on October 8, 2022. Program: 2022 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League.
Two updates, the Suburban Mid-Range Prone league match scheduled for October 15, 2022 has been moved to October 8, 2022 (it was conflicting with the MSU Homecoming game, to which I have tickets). The Halloween BSA Charity match is scheduled for October 22, 2022 (which is before I leave for the winter).
Program: 2022 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League
Program: 2022 Halloween BSA Charity Match
Saturday, September 3, 2022 was a calm sunny day, that turned challenging as the morning continued to noon. Twenty-four (24) competitors competed for the Michigan Championships.
For this match, we combined Palma, Service and Any Rifle shooters into a single category. The match winner was Gary Duda using a Palma Rifle with a score of 596-27. He was trailed by John Luitnik with a 593-19 and Peter Church with a 592-33.
Of note, Jason Quayle firing a service rifle briefly had a 200-8 in his first string. Unfortunately, his target was configured for a .30 bullet, however, he was using a 223 Remington. Given the few thousandths difference between the a .308 and a .224 I did not expect to see a change, but one close round converted to a “9” as a result of a change. Jason’s 199-8 was still his highest 600 yard score. Good job, Jason!
In F-Class the F-open winner was Dave Monette with a 599-36, followed by Marcel Bollinger with a 598-35, and Don Hicks with a 597-36. For F-TR Jim Grissom was high in a small turnout with a 591-22.
The next match at Midland will be the 4th of the Suburban Mid-Range prone league on September 17, 2022. Program is: 2022 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League
On a calm, still day we had eleven (11) competitors see two (2) F-Class 600’s fired.
In F-Open, Marcel Bollinger fired a 600-37 to lead the field. In F-TR Charles Hayes fired a 600-41using a 223 Remington with Hornady A-Tip 90 grain bullets. I had to look back to the Halloween Match of 2021 to find another 600 in F-Class. That was Bret Solomon with a 600-53 (which would have been an National Record, except for the fact that the match wasn’t registered).
Along with firing his 600, Charley also shepherded his grand son, Nikhil Datta who produced the third highest F-Class score with a 594-36 in F-TR.
The next match is Saturday, September 3, 2022 and will be the 2022 Michigan Mid-Range Prone Championship-2.
On Saturday, June 4, 2022, nine (9) competitors fired the Suburban Mid-Range Prone match 2.
High F-Open was Dave Strycharz with a 586-22X. High F-TR was Charles Hayes with a 588-26X. High and only Any Rifle was Peter Church with a 593-27X. High Palma Rifle was John Luitnik witha 594-35X.
The next Suburban Mid-Range Prone is on July 16, 2022. Program is: 2022 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League-2
A field of twenty-one (21) competitors came out to the Midland County Sportsman’s Club to contest for the 2022 Michigan Fullbore Rifle Championship. The day was sunny with gentle winds.
Nine (9) shooters competed for the F-Open title. Marisa Tundo posted the best score for the day with a perfect 450-25X, following her were Pete VanSumeren with a 448-33X and Mike Ruhlman 448-17X.
In the F-TR category four (4) competitors vied for High F-TR. Brad Sauve won with a 447-23X.
For Palma rifle five (5) competitors competed for high Palma Rifle. Ray Gross won the event with a 447-22X.
Lastly, for Service Rifle there were three (3) competitors with Jim Mervyn firing a 433-12X for High Service Rifle.
The complete scores are available here: 2022 Michigan Fullbore Rifle Championship
The next match at Midland is June 4, 2022 for the second Suburban Mid-Range Prone League match for 2022. Program is: 2022 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League-2