On Saturday, May 27, 2017 the Midland County Sportsman's Club ran the 2017 Michigan Fullbore Rifle Championship. We had a beautiful day, and twenty-one (21) competitors enjoyed gentle conditions for the match.
The course of fire included ten (10) shots at 300, 500 and 600 yards, followed by a single fifteen (15) shot string at 600 yards.
Our turn-out was sufficient to provide three (3) State Champions: Target Rifle (the dudes with the slings), F-Open, and F-TR. Target Rifle was won by Peter Church with a 449-35X, Pete was chased by Jake Bondy with a 447-19X. F-Open was won by Marcel Bollinger with a 445-21X. F-TR was won by John Pierce with a 448-28X, who out Xed John Droelle, who posted a 448-21X.
Left to right: Marcel Bollinger, F-Open Champion; John Pierce, F-TR Champion; and Peter Church, Target Rifle Champion.
2017 Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship
The next competition at Midland will be held on June 10, 2017, and will be match two (2) of the Suburban Mid-Range Prone League. Program is here.
After three weekends in a row for the Winter Mid-Range Prone League, we conducted the first of the Suburban Mid-Range Prone League matches. Twelve (12) shooters came out for the first of these for 2017. They enjoyed a brisk, but sunny morning. However, they were challenged by a heavy buffeting wind that rocked scores across the board.
The High Any Rifle (Sling) shooter was Jake Bondy, with a 594-31X. Notably, Jake cleaned the first string with a 200-14X. An absolutely outstanding score in the wind we experienced today.
The High F-TR shooter was John Roethlisberger with a 589-28X. Given the wind another outstanding score.
2017 SMRP - Match 1
Our next match is the May 27, 2017 (the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend), and will be the 2017 Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship.
The first Suburban Mid-Range Prone League Match will be held on May 6, 2017 at the Midland County Sportsman's Club.
It will be a 3x600, and start squadding at around 9:15 AM. The match will be conducted on electronic targets. As such, you will not be required to spend time in the pits. Program is here: 2017 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League
For your interest, the Midland Weather Forecast:
Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 63F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Mostly sunny skies. High 68F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 64F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Mainly sunny. High 59F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High 59F. Winds light and variable.
April 29, 2017 was a cool, but sunny day for the last Winter League match of 2017. We had twelve (12) shooters, ten (10) F-Class and, two (2) sling.
Even with some challenging breezes , John Pierce was high F-TR with a 399-17X, and Peter Church was high Target Rifle (Sling) with a 398-27X.
2017 WMRP - Match 6
This ends the Winter League for 2017. However, the Suburban Mid-Range Prone League starts on May 6, 2017. Note, the Suburban Mid-Range is a 3x600. Moreover, it will start at 9:00 AM.