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.
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.
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:
Mainly cloudy. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunny skies. High 36F. Winds light and variable.
Cloudy skies with periods of rain later in the day. High near 40F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning then continued cloudy and windy in the afternoon. High 43F. Winds WSW at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Winds could occasionally gust over 50 mph.
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High around 25F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.